US Consulate Trains 50 Lagos Teachers In STEM Methods

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 1,425 total views,  429 views today Fifty teachers from the Lagos State Education District One have completed a five-day STEM training workshop tagged “Global Air Drone Challenge for Teachers.” The teacher capacity building workshop led by instructors from U.S.-headquartered Global Air Drone Academy was sponsored by the U.S. Consulate General in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Education. Throughout the five-day training, the teachers drawn from public schools in underserved communities of Agege, Alimosho and Ifako-Ijaiye were introduced to basics of building and flying drones, computer coding, solar panel assembly, as…

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ENDSARS: We’ll Use Legitimate Means Within Constitutional Powers To Suppress Planned Protest – CP Odumosu

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 191 total views,  2 views today The Commissioner of police Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday announced that the police will use all legitimate means within their constitutional powers to suppress any planned protest. Odumosu said that credible intelligence at the disposal of the Command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals or groups to embark on protest today in commemoration of one year anniversary of ENDSARS. According to Odumosu, “Lagosians and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year protest which caused pain, anguish, needless…

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Appeal Court Grants Lagos Request To Join Rivers’ Suit On VAT

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 38 total views The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has granted an application Lagos State filed to be joined as an interested party in the suit that stripped the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, of the right to collect Value Added Tax, VAT. The Appellate Court, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel of Justices, on Thursday, held that Lagos State had through its Attorney-General, established that it “has a direct and substantial interest” in the matter. It, therefore, made an order, joining Lagos State as the 3rd…

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Gotv Boxing Night 23: Baby Face Will Lose Again, Boasts Samson

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 67 total views Top Beninois boxer, Naimou Aziz Samson, has vowed to inflict a second professional defeat of Nigeria’s Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde when they clash at GOtv Boxing Night 23 on 11 September. The clash between Samson and Baby Face, World Boxing Federation (WBF) International welterweight champion, is one of the two international duels scheduled for the event, which will be held at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of Lagos’ Teslim Balogun Stadium. Speaking through an interpreter from his base in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, Samson said he is…

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Live: Osimhen, Iheanacho Start, Musa On Bench As Nigeria Battle Liberia In Lagos

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 92 total views Kelechi Iheanacho and Victor Oshimen lead Nigeria’s attack against Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos on Friday (today) in their opening Group C World Cup qualifier. The Super Eagles starting XI released by the team – Maduka Okoye, Ola Aina, Jamilu Collins, William Troost-Ekong Leon Balogun, Wilfred Ndidi, Joe Aribo, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon,. Kelechi Iheanacho, Victor Oshimen. Nigeria have only missed one World Cup – Germany 2006 – since making their debut at the World Cup in the United States in 1994, where they got to…

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Full List: EFCC Names Nine Hotbeds For Internet Fraud In Lagos

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 214 total views Data from a recent investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has listed nine areas in Lagos State as hotbeds for suspected internet fraudsters. Most of the areas are in Lekki, according to the data released by the anti-graft agency on Friday. While seven of the areas are on the Island, two are on Mainland. The Areas The data showed that no fewer than 159 suspects were arrested in the areas in three months, from which 13 convictions were made. The areas listed are – Ajah, Badore,…

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Policemen Beat Me Till I Peed On Myself –Lady Tells Lagos #EndSARS Panel

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 609 total views Felicia Okpara, an #EndSARS protester who appeared before the Lagos judicial panel on November 27, has narrated how she was allegedly assaulted by policemen for recording the violence that took place during one of the protests in the Surulere area of Lagos State. Recounting how she joined the protest after concluding an interview in the area, the lady disclosed that she heard gunshots and saw people scampering for safety. After running towards a police station, she said she decided to record the incident but was accosted by a…

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#Endsars: Lagos Chamber Reschedules International Trade Fair

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 1,891 total views The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) says that it has rescheduled the 2020 edition of the Lagos International Trade Fair. Dr Muda Yusuf, Director-General of LCCI, said that the fair which was scheduled to hold from Nov.5 to Nov. 15, 2020 has been rescheduled for between Dec. 4 to Dec. 13, 2020 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos; both physically and virtually simultaneously. Yusuf in a statement on Thursday also said that the postponement was occasioned by the economic disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Police Arrest 520 ‘Hoodlums’ In Lagos

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 223 total views The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday said that 520 suspects had been arrested for various offences ranging from arson, robbery, murder to unlawful possession of firearms during the #EndSARS protests. Odumosu told journalists at the Command’s Headquarters, Ikeja, that the suspects were arrested in relation to crimes committed as a result of breakdown of law and order resulting from the #EndSARS protests. “The protests which started peacefully turned violent on Monday, Oct.12, when some criminally-minded hoodlums at the Surulere protest venue cashed-in on the…

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Lagos Catholic Archdiocese Condemns Use Of Ethnic, Religious Sentiments To Derail Protest

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 340 total views The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, has condemned the hijacking of the peaceful protests across the country, saying that those who have brought in ethnic and religious sentiments are only aiming to derail the march to a new Nigeria. In a statement on Tuesday, the Archbishop of Lagos condemned the fact that the protests which started off peacefully, have degenerated into uncontrollable violence across the country and multiple divisions. “We have witnessed an unimaginable level of vandalism and looting of both public and private properties and…

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Life In The Slum Of Isale Eko, The Downtown Of Lagos

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 173 total views Peterclaver Egbochue Lagos state is widely believed to be a land of abundant opportunities and as such the state receives a deluge of migrants daily, ranging from business men and women who come to ply their trade, artisans and young university graduates who are job-hunting among others. The ‘women of easy virtue’ are not left out too. Everyone wants to benefit from the opportunities in Lagos. Why not; after all, life is about taking chances. For these and other reasons, pressure has been mounting on both the government…

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Lagos Condemns Loot Of COVID-19 Palliatives At Amuwo-Odofin Warehouse

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 666 total views The Lagos State Government has condemned the plunder of a warehouse housing COVID-19 palliatives in the Mazamaza community of Amuwo Odofin Local Government. The loot of the warehouse, located on Benster Crescent, popularly called Monkey Village, started as early as 8am, according to eyewitnesses. The government, in a statement, said the supplies were donated by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 also known as the CACOVID group. The statement titled, ‘Lagos Regrets Vandalisation Of Warehouse For CACOVID Food Palliatives’, was signed by the Acting Commissioner of Agriculture, Abisola…

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Lagos Chiefs Condemn Attack On Akiolu’s Palace

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 249 total views Lagos titled chiefs have condemned the attack on the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, and stealing of his traditional staff. They made this known in a statement titled, ‘Lagos titled chiefs frown at the desecration of the Lagos traditional institution’, on Thursday. The statement was signed by Chief Olawumi Gasper, Aare Onimo of Lagos, and the General Secretary of the Association of Lagos Titled Chiefs, a non-political association of honorary chiefs and prominent members of the Lagos Community. The PUNCH had reported that thugs on…

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Lagos Policemen Torture PUNCH Journalists For Covering #Endsars Protests

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 250 total views,  2 views today No fewer than 20 policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in the Alausa area of the state brutalised two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, while covering the #EndSARS activities in the area on Wednesday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday declared a 24-hour curfew to stem the tide of the growing violence in the state but allowed those on essential services such as health workers, security operatives, and pressmen to carry out their legitimate duties. Dawodu and Odunayo had gone to cover events…

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US Closes Lagos Consulate For Tuesday, Wednesday

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 473 total views The United States of America has warned its citizens to avoid protest areas in Nigeria and exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests. The US Mission in Nigeria also said it had closed its consulate in Lagos for Tuesday and Wednesday, following the 24-hour curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government. The US Embassy in a travel warning published on its website, on Tuesday, observed that most demonstrations had been peaceful, but added that some had become violent, leading to the shutdown of…

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#EndSARS: Protesters Hold Candlelight Vigil In Lagos

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 472 total views Protesters calling for an end to the brutality suffered at the hands of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are holding a candlelight vigil in honour of all those who have been killed by operatives of the unit and the police in general. Following a protest which has lasted for a week and three days, the protesters gathered around various areas of the Lagos metropolis to mourn the death of friends, loved ones, and family members who met their cruel end at the hands of SARS officials. At the…

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#Endsars: Lagos CP Addresses Officers Of Disbanded Tactical Units

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 383 total views In compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police dissolving SARS, the Lagos State commissioner of police has ordered officers of the defunct police unit in Lagos to handover all case files in their possession. All the files being handled by officers of the all tactical teams in Lagos have now been officially handed over to the DC Panti for further investigation. Addressing officers of Special Anti robbery squad, Anti-Cultism and Anti kidnapping, the Commissioner of police, Lagos command, Hakeem Odumosu asked the team to desist…

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No Single Protester Was Killed In Lagos – CP

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 309 total views,  2 views today The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has said that no single protester was killed during the protest in Lagos on Monday. The CP said this on Tuesday, while addressing a group of protesting lawyers who marched to the Lagos State Police command, bearing various placards. Contrary to reports that several persons were shot dead by the police, the CP explained that the police have instead been protecting all those involved in the protest since it started. When the lawyers countered this claim, he explained…

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Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu Cancels Independence Day Parade

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 252 total views The Lagos State Government has opted for a low key celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary due to the ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed that the planned parade and other activities that involve the gathering of more than 50 people should be cancelled. According to a communiqué by the Commissioner for Information, and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the governor congratulates Lagosians on “this auspicious occasion and strongly advises that they should celebrate quietly at home and pray for the country. “They should…

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LP Gas Tanker Explodes At Iju Ishaga Lagos, 32 People Seriously Injured

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 345 total views Thirty two people have been seriously injured following a liquefied Petroleum Gas tanker explosion which occurred at Iju Ishaga area of Lagos on Thursday. The incident involved a 30 ton LPG Tanker operated by Mana Gas Ltd which destroyed several vehicles, X and Y Event Center and a Plank Market. Responders at the scene said they discovered that a compromised seal device by the truck driver had led to gradual leakages which then ignited when the tyres burst. The Responders at the scene include the Lagos State Emergency…

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