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[Full copy] There was no massacre at Lekki Toll Plaza – Lagos Govt White Paper

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos State has rejected findings by a judicial panel that security forces carried out a “massacre” of unarmed protesters last year, maintaining that only one person suffered a gunshot wound, according to a paper issued by the government this week. The judicial panel, which submitted its full report last month, was tasked with investigating October Read More…

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Ahead White Paper: Sanwo-Olu defends integrity of #EndSARS panel, says it carried out its task to best of ability

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: LASG. Plans peace walk The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commended the work of the #EndSARS judicial panel of enquiry into acts of police brutality by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying they acted to the best of their ability. He, however, expressed regret about the heightened tension arising from the Read More…

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Makoko slum community gets water facility from UK Charity after school video outrage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Settlers in the Makoko slum of Yaba, Lagos have been gifted a water facility by a UK charity, IA Foundation. The community is said to have attracted the attention of the UK charity after a video exposing the harrowing conditions of school kids at the slum settlement went viral. The London-based charity, IA-Foundation, has decided Read More…

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#EndSARS: Protesters plan motorised procession at Toll Gate for Wednesday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP. On 20th October 2021, organisers of the #EndSARS protests are planning a motorised memorial procession from the Lekki Toll Gate to commemorate last year’s bloody finale to agitations by youths against police brutality. According to one of the organisers, Folarin Falana, otherwise known as Falz the Bad Guy, in an Read More…

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#EndSARS: Lagos CP warns against planned protest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Al Jazeera. Lagos, Oct. 11, 2021 (NAN) The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday warned against any planned protest in the state. A statement signed by the State Police Command’s Spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, revealed that the command had received information of a planned protest to mark one year Read More…

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Stop the use of Azo-dyes in Palm Oil and ‘Sniper’ as food preservative, says NAFDAC

Reading Time: 3 minutes The use of Azo-Dyes for the enhancement of palm oil and pesticides like Sniper for food preservation is dangerous and could be fatal and needs to stop. This is the assertion of Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director-General, National Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), at the flag-off of the agency’s Sensitisation Campaigns in Lagos on Read More…

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Open grazing by cattle rearers in Lagos is now criminal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: LASG. Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team now an agency In picture above: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu signing the Anti-Open grazing bill into law at the EXCO Chamber, Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday, September 20, 2021. With him is the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Read More…

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One million Nigerian children to miss school due to mass kidnappings, UNICEF says

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. In picture above: A view shows an empty classroom at the Government Science school where gunmen abducted students, in Kankara, in northwestern Katsina state, Nigeria December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde ABUJA, Sept 15 (Reuters) – At least one million Nigerian children could miss school this year as the new term begins Read More…

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10-year-old marriage comes to a crashing halt over man’s infidelity at Igando court

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 10-year old marriage of a couple, Stephanie and Geoffrey Ode, came to a crashing halt on Friday when an Igando Customary Court in Lagos dissolved the marriage on grounds of infidelity and abandonment. The death knell was sounded on the marriage when the President of the Court, Mr Adeniyi Koledoye, in his judgement on Read More…