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Police intercept cannabis worth N3m in Lagos

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have intercepted 10 bags of illicit drugs worth N3 million and suspected to be Indian Hemp. Lagos Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. Hundeyin said that the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives on a routine patrol intercepted the vehicle Read More…

Family & Kids Life Metro Society Top Story

Lagos residents differ on mental evaluation in marriage counselling

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Poverty Action Lab/Shutterstock. Lagos residents are divided on how mental evaluation should be included in pre-marital and post-wedding counselling to prevent the rising spate of domestic violence in homes. In a study carried out by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Lagosians in separate interviews on Friday, however, agreed that mental and psychological Read More…

Business Enterprise Metro Top Story Women

Grooming Centre launches inspiring photobook on 30 tenacious women

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Grooming Centre. Grooming Centre CEO, Dr Godwin Nwabunka with some of the women profiled in the book STORIES OF IMPACT: Real Women, Real Lives, Real Growth launched on Thursday, 28 April 2022 at the Grooming Centre Hall, Ejigbo, Lagos. CREDIT: Grooming Centre Grooming Centre, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on enabling financial Read More…

Featured Metro Notes

Chrisland scandal and other child sex scandals: An appeal to our TV channels, music producers, TV personalities, Nigeria Censors Board

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: The Statesman. By Prof. Remi Sonaiya, Abiodun Olowo-Ake, Betty Abah, Chido Nwakanma, Emmanuel Emeh and Ier Jonathan-Ichaver Our hearts are heavy and go out to the young children and families involved in this Chrisland VGC scandal. We pray that healing will come to them and that all involved will learn whatever lessons we Read More…

Metro Politics Top Story

Oluremi Tinubu calls on Christians to uphold justice and fairness and help arrest Nigeria’s socio-economic slide

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Senator Oluremi Tinubu has called on Christians to help arrest the socio-economic slide currently being experienced in Nigeria. In a message addressed to Christians to mark the Easter, the ascension of the Living Christ, the senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, said: “It may seem like there is not much to celebrate because the world, Read More…

Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu reinstates General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has approved the immediate reinstatement of Gbolahan Oki, the suspended General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). The suspension took effect from 1 November 2021, following the collapse of a 21-storey high-rise building along Gerrard Road in Ikoyi. A statement signed by the Head Read More…

Metro Technology Top Story

Lagos leading technology start-up hub in West Africa – Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state has the highest number of technology start-ups in West Africa and is the leader in e-commerce. Sanwo-Olu made this known during the inauguration of Mainone/MDXI Data Centre on Wednesday at Lekki, Lagos Mainone/MDXI, a subsidiary of Equinox Technology, is a cable and communication services company. Sanwo-Olu alongside Read More…

Environment Metro Top Story Waste

Govt, stakeholders harp on synergising in recycling for maximum impact in Lagos

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government and stakeholders in the recycling industry have emphasised the need for synergy in plastic recycling for maximum impact. They made this known during a Stakeholders Forum on Plastic Recycling organised by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on Wednesday in Lagos. Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Executive Director, Lagos Waste Management Authority Read More…

Metro Top Story Traffic

MC Oluomo heads new Lagos Parks Mgt Committee

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: AutoJosh. The Lagos State Government has set up a 25-member Parks Management Committee to oversee the affairs of all motor parks and garages in the state. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement on Thursday that the committee was in fulfilment of the government’s promise to ensure Read More…

Metro Rape Top Story

Man bags life imprisonment for raping, robbing student at UNILAG

Reading Time: 2 minutes An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Tuesday sentenced a man, Collins Okechukwu, to life imprisonment for raping and robbing a 25-year-old student (name withheld) at the University of Lagos. Delivering judgement, Justice Abiola Soladoye, who described Okechukwu as a “pathological liar,” held that the prosecution proved the charges of rape and robbery Read More…