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Bobrisky faces EFCC investigation for allegedly spraying Naira notes

Operatives from the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have launched an investigation into the activities of Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky. The controversial social media personality is accused of spraying Naira notes at a high-profile event. The EFCC’s interest in Bobrisky was sparked by a video report showing Read More…

Assault Crime Metro

Woman arrested for assaulting LAGESC official over expressway crossing

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC), commonly known as KAI, has confirmed the apprehension of a woman accused of assaulting one of its officials for enforcing regulations regarding expressway crossings. According to the Agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Lukman Ajayi, the arrest occurred on Tuesday around 12:45 p.m. at Ile-Epo along the Ikeja/Iyana-Ipaja expressway, where the Read More…

Kidnapping Metro Top Story

Lagos Police bust kidnapping syndicate, rescue victims

The police in Lagos have apprehended three suspected kidnappers in a daring raid on their hideout in the Ijanikin area, confirming the swift operation that led to their arrest. According to the Zonal Public Relations Officer (ZPRO), SP. Umma Ayuba, the suspects identified as Samuel Kwasi, 64, Monday Unachukwu, 24, and Freeman Ekpebo, 23, were Read More…

Crime Metro Suicide

Tragedy strikes: Deputy Commissioner of Police commits suicide in Oyo

In a heartbreaking turn of events, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Gbolahan Oyedemi, a dedicated officer serving with the Force Criminal and Investigation Department (FCID) in Alagbon, Lagos State, has allegedly taken his own life. The incident occurred in his private house in his hometown of Ogbomoso, Oyo State, during the Easter break. DCP Oyedemi, Read More…

Metro Motor Accident Traffic

Fatal collision in Lagos claims pedestrian’s life, triggers rescue operation

Tragedy struck in Lagos on Tuesday when a collision involving three commercial vehicles resulted in the death of a male pedestrian. The accident, which occurred at Ketu by Demurin Junction inward Kosofe, Lagos, at approximately 6:45 a.m., involved a Toyota Hiace Bus and two Volkswagen commercial buses. Confirming the incident, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, Director of Read More…

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Legal Metro

Lagos State Judiciary introduces N30k fee for virtual court proceedings

In a significant move, the Lagos State Judiciary has announced that effective from April 1, 2024, all remote court or virtual proceedings will now attract a fee of N30,000 per session. This directive was issued by the Honorable Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba, and communicated through a circular from the Office Read More…

Crime Metro Stealing

Four suspected cable vandals arrested in Lagos

In a significant development, the Lagos State Police Command has apprehended four individuals suspected of vandalising and stealing armoured cables that belong to the Lagos State Government. Here are the details: According to Police spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspects—Oseni Yusuf, Richard Solomon, Emmanuel Ezeobi, and Isaac Shedrach—were taken into custody by a Police patrol Read More…

Disaster Metro Security Top Story

Minor Explosion at Ikeja Cantonment: Nigerian Army Responds

In a recent incident, a minor explosion occurred in a farmland near the Mammy Market within the Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos. The Nigerian Army swiftly addressed the situation, and here’s what we know: According to Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, the explosion was likely triggered by the burning of refuse and other inflammable debris by a farmer who cultivated the Read More…

Health Mental Health Metro Sports Swimming Top Story

Nigerian Swimmer Akinrodoye Dare triumphs: Conquering the Third Mainland Bridge

A Remarkable Feat for Mental Health Awareness Akinrodoye Dare, known as Coach Dreh, etched his name in history by completing an extraordinary swim across the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos. In a daring feat that lasted two hours and 33 minutes, he covered the entire 11.8-kilometre length of the bridge, defying all odds and raising awareness about mental health, suicide, Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story

Third Mainland Bridge nears completion: Lane markings and lights on the horizon

Lagos residents can breathe a sigh of relief as the rehabilitation of the vital Third Mainland Bridge nears completion. Minister of Works, Sen. Dave Umahi, announced during a recent infrastructure project tour that only minor work remains before the bridge reopens to the public. “The main construction work is finished,” declared Umahi. “We’re just focusing Read More…