SERAP urges Ambode to reverse ‘unfair Lekki toll charges’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode “to take steps to immediately reverse the unfair and discriminatory toll charges at the Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge toll gates by the Lekki Concession Company, if the Lagos State government is not to run the risk of undermining the public interests, democratic values and accountability, and opportunities for participation.”

SERAP urges Ambode to reverse ‘unfair Lekki toll charges’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode “to take steps to immediately reverse the unfair and discriminatory toll charges at the Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge toll gates by the Lekki Concession Company, if the Lagos State government is not to run the risk of undermining the public interests, democratic […]

Ambode Sets Up Special Court For Sexual Offences and Corruption

Ambode Sets Up Special Court For Sexual Offences and Corruption

In a bid to ensure speedy dispensation of justice, Lagos State Government on Thursday inaugurated four special courts solely for the prosecution of sexual offences and corruption cases. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that two courts will adjudicate on special offences (economic and financial crimes), while the two others will try sexual offences. […]

Airport security operatives seize 17 Davido’s luggage, detain aide

Airport security operatives seize 17 Davido’s luggage, detain aide

There was a scuffle at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos when security agencies attached to the airport impounded 17 pieces of checked in luggage belonging to popular hip-hop artist, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido. This followed the alleged unruly behaviour of one of his aides who arrived with him from a trip […]

59 victims of herdsmen attack in Benue for burial Thursday

59 victims of herdsmen attack in Benue for burial Thursday

John Charles, Makurdi Benue State Government has concluded arrangement to give mass burial to the victims of the New Year attack next Thursday. Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Terver Akase, disclosed this on Sunday through a telephone conversation. He explained that there would be a memorial service for them by 10am at the […]

Lagos Police sacks Nine officers, demotes 25

Lagos Police sacks Nine officers, demotes 25

Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it has dismissed nine policemen found culpable of various offences. Twenty-five other cops were reportedly demoted for offences bordering on gross insubordination, incivility and drunkenness, among others. According to a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, 60 rank and files […]

We don’t want religious rancor, Lagos Deputy Governor, Commissioner beg

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, has urged religious leaders in the state to shun activities that may result to religious crisis among faithful of different religions. She said this at the formal opening of the 104th Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit […]

Jimi Agbaje withdraws from PDP National Chairmanship race

Jimi Agbaje withdraws from PDP National Chairmanship race

A former governorship candidate in Lagos State who is one of the aspirants for the office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Jimi Agbaje has withdrawn from the race. Agbaje announced his withdrawal from his twitter handle. He said he stepped down in order to give space to the number of aspirants from […]

Incest: Father rapes 12-year-old daughter in Lagos

Incest: Father rapes 12-year-old daughter in Lagos

A 35-year-old father, Emmanuel Idoko, appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday for alleged defilement of his 12-year-old daughter. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihehie, said Idoko slept with his daughter in his home at 35, Akinwonsola St., Oworonshoki, Kosofe Area of Lagos. The accused is facing three counts bordering on defilement of […]

Ikoyi whistle-blower now a millionaire, says Magu

Ikoyi whistle-blower now a millionaire, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the “young man” who blew the whistle on the massive stash of money recovered from an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, is now a millionaire. In April, operatives of the anti-graft agency broke into a four-bedroom apartment on Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, and pulled […]

Women Arise, CEE-HOPE seek justice for Engineer murdered by wife

Leading women’s rights campaign organization, Women Arise, and Child’s right NGO, CEEHOPE have led a team of campaigners Ebute-Metta magistrate court to seek justice to Lagos-based engineer, Lawrence Idoko who was murdered by wife Mrs Folashade Idoko. 33 year-old Lawrence Idoko was stabbed to death by his wife at their residence at 20, Kosoko Street, Ayetoro […]

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