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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…

Metro Technology

Lagos digital guru calls on youths to leverage digital opportunities

Reading Time: 3 minutes Digital marketing expert, Celestine Mmaduabuchi Mmadueke has called on young business owners and students affected by the ASUU strike to maximise the many chances that the digital space offers to build a desirable future for themselves. He said that with the right digital marketing skills, young people can benefit enormously from the abundant opportunities that 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…

Badagry Crime Cultism Metro Police

Badagry Police Community Relations Committee fights youth restiveness, cultism

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in the Badagry community of Lagos State on Monday has said that it is prepared to intercept youth restiveness, cultism and other social vices in the area. Mr. Jogbe Emmanuel, the committee’s Chairman mentioned that plans to hold a one-day summit aimed at curbing the unease had been concluded by Read More…

Crime Ikeja Metro Theft

Police charge 3 employees for theft of N6m from Sweet Sensation Ikeja

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Three saleswomen, from Sweet Sensation restaurant, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday for allegedly stealing six million Naira from the restaurant. The defendants, Oluwatosin Owa, cashier; Esther Ogoke, frontline officer; and Juliet Madueke, also a frontline officer are aged 26, 35 and 25 respectively, and reside in Magodo, Alagbado and Berger areas of Lagos Read More…

Badagry Crime Metro Robbery

Police arraigns 28-year-old man for theft of generator, TV set

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Oluwafemi Ogunleye, a 28-year-old man, has been arraigned by the police in Lagos State on Monday at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court for theft. Oluwafemi, whose address is unknown, is facing a one-count charge of stealing. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty. ASP Clement Okuoimose, the prosecutor, informed the court that the defendant had committed the Read More…

Legal Metro

Legal year: Retired Justice Taiwo Taiwo tasks judges on courage

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Justice Taiwo Taiwo, a retired Justice of the Federal High Court, has advised the judiciary to remain firm and fearless in justice delivery as the Nigerian judiciary begins a new legal year. Taiwo, who recently retired said that a fearless judiciary would remain the key to effective justice administration. The Lagos Judiciary on Monday began activities 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…