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26 Feb 2015
AS part of the campaign for Nigerians to stay healthy, Rotary International District 9110, comprising Lagos and Ogun states, has stressed the importance of hand washing in spite of the country’s feat of defeating the dreaded Ebola scourge.    This was made known while marking the 110 years of Rotary International service to humanity at…
26 Feb 2015
THE Senator representing Kogi Central in the Red Chamber and candidate of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) for Kogi Central Senatorial election, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has condemned the abduction of an American missionary, Rev. Mrs. Phyllis Sortor in Kogi State.  The 80-year-old missionary worker with Methodist Church resident in Emi-Woro community along Ajaokuta/Okene Road was…
26 Feb 2015
THE Ohinoyi of Ebiralane, Dr. Ado Ibrahim has blamed politicians for the incessant kidnapping and assassination that has posed serious threat to peace in his Kingdom.   The royal father, who spoke against the backdrop that the Kogi State Police Command fingered Kogi Central as the district that was giving its men serious security challenge,…
26 Feb 2015
FOR  allegedly obtaining goods worth N394,400 from three persons at Computer Village, Lagos, without paying back, a 28-year-old man, Chukwu Jekwu, has been charged before a Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja.    Jekwu was arraigned by the police on a five-count charge of fraudulently obtaining goods and stealing.     He pleaded not guilty to all…
Thugs
26 Feb 2015
• 340 stolen PVCs allegedly  found in their possession KANO State Police command has arrested 23 suspected political thugs and one Hajia Aisha Maijama, a purported sponsor, while planning to launch mayhem on their political opponents in the state.    According to the police, the political thugs were apprehended at Tudun Wada Local Council, a…
AGWU
25 Feb 2015
• Presents pension benefits, seal of state govt bills for amendment LAGOS State House of Assembly has invited Josephine Agwu for commendation and honour on account of exhibiting a rare act of honesty.    Agwu, a cleaner working with a concessionaire cleaning service company at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, recently returned to the security…
25 Feb 2015
THE Lagos State government has denied reports published in a newspaper (not The Guardian) that it deliberately demolished the Catholic Church’s fence in Ajao Estate.      A statement from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure stated that the demolition has not in any way violated the church’s property.    A part of it reads:…
Protest-INEC
25 Feb 2015
GOVERNOR Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has promised to investigate claims that some Lagos residents were refused Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVC) because they are non-indigenes.     Fashola said though he would not dismiss the claims but available fact does not lend itself to substantiate those allegations.    It would be recalled that thousands of non-indigenes,…
25 Feb 2015
FIVE persons were Wednesday feared killed while several others were injured during a fierce fighting between two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Mosafejo, Oshodi.    The hoodlums, who used lethal weapons freely, also torched dozens of vehicles.    Already, seven suspects have been arrested by the police in connection with…
Okada-Allowed
25 Feb 2015
• Ambode support group launches OKADALLOWED sticker campaign FOR most parts of the second term tenure of Governor Babatunde Fashola, which will expire on May 29, 2015, motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, were harassed and hounded on Lagos roads by policemen and all other law enforcement officers, including local council officials.       …
25 Feb 2015
GRAND Product Limited, in collaboration with Sawafuji Electric Co, has unveiled the new made –in-Japan Elemax Value Series, SV 2800, SV 3300 and SV 6500, to cater for the need of the yearning populace.   According to the Executive Director, Sylvester Nwaeze, the move was to discourage and combat the challenge of counterfeiting popular products,…
25 Feb 2015
A TWENTY-SIX-YEAR-OLD rapist, Mr. Chukwu Ebuka Sunday, has been sentenced to 35 years in jail for participating in the gang raping of a 17-year-old schoolgirl at Akwuebulu on November 23, 2012 by an Asaba High Court on Tuesday.    The trial judge (name withheld) sentenced Sunday, the leader of a six-man gang that specialised in…

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