City Transport Metro Top Story

Lagos Red Line Rail System gets set with the delivery of 2 trains

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Two trains – TALGO SERIES 8 – for the Red Line Rail System have been delivered, the Lagos State Government announced on Tuesday. In a statement, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said that the arrival of the trains was another major milestone in the determination to deliver the operation of the Read More…

Crime Drug Possession Ikorodu Metro Top Story

‘Skuchies’ drug peddlers nabbed by police in Ikorodu

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Three persons, including a woman, have been arrested by the Police in Lagos State for allegedly being in possession of 150 bottles of “Skuchies’’ ready for sale. “Skuchies’’ is a zobo-like drink laced with hard drugs like Tramadol. Police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest on Tuesday He stated that a timely intervention by Read More…

Business Economy Top Story

Lagos to unveil 30-year dev plan for rising population at Ehingbeti Summit

Reading Time: 3 minutes A 30-year development plan will be unveiled by the Lagos State Government for the Lagos population expected to hit 40 million by 2050 at this year’s Ehingbeti Summit. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this at a Private-Public Partnership pre-Ehingbeti stakeholders’ engagement in Lagos on Tuesday. Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Deputy Governor, Lagos, Mr Obafemi Hamzat, said Read More…

Crime Kidnapping Metro Perjury Top Story

Dethroned Lagos ‘Baale’, 1 other slammed 15 years jail term each for faking own kidnap

Reading Time: 2 minutes A dethroned ‘Baale’ (Chief) in Shangisha in Magodo area of Lagos State, Mutiu Ogundare and his brother, Opeyemi Mohammed were sentenced by an Ikeja High Court on Tuesday to 15 years imprisonment each for faking an own kidnap. The court had on June 15 discharged and acquitted the third defendant, Ogundare’s wife, Abolanle. Justice Hakeem Read More…

Crime Drug Trafficking Metro Top Story

NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tons of crack cocaine seized from Ikorodu warehouse

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 1.8 tons of cocaine recovered from a warehouse in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Sept 19 by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been torched. The anti-narcotic agency had, on Sept. 19, stormed a warehouse in a well-coordinated and intelligence-led operation that lasted two days and seized the hard drugs from Read More…

Nigeria Power Top Story

Nigeria blacks out after national power grid fails

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The national grid collapsed on Monday leaving many parts of the country without power, according to electricity distribution companies. This would be the fourth time this year that the grid is collapsing for what the authorities blame on technical problems. Last month workers from the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) went on strike and temporarily Read More…

Legal Metro Top Story

Lagos CJ appeals for rebuilding of destroyed Igbosere high court

Reading Time: 2 minutes Two years after the Igbosere High Court courthouse was vandalised and burnt down by hoodlums taking advantage of the #EndSARS crisis, the Lagos State Chief Judge, the Honourable Kazeem Alogba, has asked that the buildings be rebuilt. Justice Kazeem Alogba on Monday appealed to the State Government to urgently reconstruct the Igbosere High Court that Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa World

Funerals of royalty and disloyalty, songs of defeat and victory

Reading Time: 5 minutes Funerals, official and unofficial, were held in parts of the world this Monday, September 19 to eternally send off Queen Elizabeth II. The pre-funeral ceremonies had included the Queen’s coffin which some mischievous people claimed was empty, lying in state in Scotland and London with some mourners spending a whole day queuing to view it. Read More…

Family & Kids Featured Life Notes Ugoma Johnson

About parents who rent out their children to beggars for payment

Reading Time: 5 minutes Yesterday, Facebook brought up a memory of a post I made back in 2019 about parents who rent out their teenage kids for begging while they (the parents) get paid after the day’s business. The post did generate a couple of comments and as usual, I decided to read through them. While some of the Read More…