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Oduduwa Republic: Everywhere Vibrating as Sunday Igboho sets to shut down Lagos - Soon

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Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho has vowed to proceed with the planned Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos. Igboho to storm Lagos on Saturday July 3 alongside other agitators for the Yoruba Nation rally. Hinged on the heels of similar rallies held across southwest States including Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, and Ondo, the pro-Yoruba nation protesters vowed not to back down or get intimated by any threats. Igboho, who spoke through his spokesperson, Olayomi Koiki during a live video chat, stated that there is no going back on the Yoruba Nation peaceful rally slated for Ojota Park, Lagos. He said: “We are sending a peaceful message to Governor Sanwo-Olu. We do not mind any other person who is saying we should not come to Lagos. “Sanwo-Olu is the chief security officer of the land and we are coming to Lagos. “July 3rd is the most important date; nobody cannot say we should not come to Lagos. It is a peaceful rally. “We have gone to Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti and we had peaceful rallie

JUNE 12: U.S. Issues Strong Warning Against Tomorrow's Protest

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The United States Mission in Nigeria has warned its citizens in Nigeria to exercise caution during the June 12 protests. This was contained in a demonstration alert posted on the Embassy's website on Friday. It was titled, “Demonstration Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria (June 11, 2021) – Nationwide Protests on Democracy Day.” It read, “Several groups have announced their intentions to protest nationwide on June 12, Democracy Day.  “Police presence and response can be expected nationwide, including in Abuja where government events are scheduled to celebrate the national holiday and in Lagos where simultaneous protests are planned.   “The likely locations for the protests in Abuja will be at Unity Fountain (Hilton Hotel area), Wuse, Berger Roundabout, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Airport Road, and British Circle. In Lagos, the likely locations for protests will be Lekki Toll Gate and Gani Fawehinmi Park. Calls for the protests suggest they may begin as early as 07:00 a.m.  “Actions to Take: Avoid t

JUST IN: Lagos police Command dismisses reports that police station was Burnt

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  The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed reports that a provincial police station was set on fire by criminals on Monday, May 24. A statement from state police spokesman CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said some of the robbers tried to burn Oke Odo's unit but were fired, but 12 people were arrested. Adejobi, while dismissing reports of the attack, said no lives had been lost during the failed attack on the police station.   Adejobi added that the order restored normalcy in Elemoro where another group of hoodlums tried to burn down a new police station set up by Area J Command, Ajah, and the Elemoro Division of the Command in connection with a fatal crash case recorded in the area on Monday.   The Commissioner of Police, Lagos Region, has deployed adequate staff to the areas. He also ordered a thorough investigation into the incidents in Oke Odo, Ile Epo and Elemoro. Details of the events will be revealed very soon. The Commissioner of Police has urged the general public to remain calm

End SARS: DJ Switch to speak to Int'l Criminal Court today

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A Nigerian female disc jockey,  DJ Switch, says  she'll be addressing the International Criminal Court (ICC) today, 17th December, 2020 over the #EnSARS protests that greeted the country in October. Her words; “Tomorrow 17th of December 2020, I will be speaking at the 19th assembly of states parties to the International Criminal Court. "I know we are all experiencing hardship one way or the other, I know it seems like no one cares enough for Nigeria and Africa to help us fight our oppressors. but this is the generation that does not take NO for an answer! So let me tell you straight up, it will take time... Maybe a long time." "So what do we have to lose that we already did not have? Security? Jobs? A working health system? What do we have to lose? Don't give up! I told you... I'm not great at social media and updates but we are fighting seriously behind the scenes, something will definitely give," she wrote.

BREAKING!!! Angry Youths Set MTN Office On Fire

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Following xenophobic attack in South Africa, angry youths have set MTN Office on fire in the Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital. According to report, the office had earlier been shut over widespread attacks on South African companies in the country.  The irate protesters had attempted to vandalise the office during the day but security operatives resisted the attack. Meanwhile, some hoodlums regrouped at night and set the office on fire. Our correspondent currently monitoring the development.

Arrest of 123 okada riders in Lagos: Jigawa govt breaks silence, sends signal

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Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State has reacted to the arrest of 123 motorcyclists, otherwise known as okada riders by Lagos State Government. The Governor in a statement by his Personal Secretary, Auwalu D. Sankara, on Saturday, said state government had already contacted the Lagos State Government over the unlawful arrest of 123 okada riders who are indigenes of Jigawa State. “After getting in touch with the officials of the Lagos state government, Governor Badaru, who was not in the country also spoke to the All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who assured of their unconditional release,” he noted. Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Task Force had on Friday intercepted a truck with registration number HDJ 680 XA loaded with 48 motorcycles and arrested 123 persons coming from Jigawa State. They were accused of illegal mass movement to Lagos state.

Policemen collecting money for bail are the same as Kidnappers - Lagos CP

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The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu, on Tuesday inaugurated a statement-taking room for the CID Panti, Yaba,  warning that policemen collecting money for bail were not different from kidnappers and would not be spared. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the facility was  provided by the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (RoLAC) Programme  managed by the British Council and funded by European Union. At the inauguration on Tuesday,  Muazu commended RoLAC for the initiative,  noting that statement-taking was important in police investigation The commissioner said that statement-taking was the foundation of police investigation. He said the facility was important to  police operations, assuring the British Council that it would be put to effective use. The Lagos police boss warned officers men of the command against corrupt activities, saying that anyone caught would  be decisively  dealt with. “I advise that we stay far away from c

Biafra: See What Ojukwu did when he was invited to commission Lagos trade fair market many years back

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Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu came to the international trade fair market for the opening ceremony. After the microphone was handed over to him, ‘he looked around and saw mighty works the Igbo businessmen did in Lagos. He took the microphone and he shouted ‘EWU KWENU...goat..Igbo word to describe unintelligent person)’, the crowd responded yea, he repeated for the second time, ‘EWU KWENU’, they responded again and he said to them, "You abandoned Oba, Nnewi, Onitsha and the rest, only for you to come here and build one of the biggest markets in West Africa," Therefore, I decided to congratulate your stupidity. Dim Ojukwu droped the microphone and left immediately.

BREAKING!! Again, Serious Tension Erupts Lagos As Yorubas Declares War On Igbo Traders

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Reports reaching our newsdesk just now says that the Lagos State government has sealed Trade Fair International market owned by Igbos based in Lagos state. According to reports obtained by our newsmen, the traders in the multi-billion naira market built by Igbos were asked to go home as Lagos State government has taken over the market earlier today. Recall, Yoruba groups have once threatened Igbo traders living in Lagos which unfortunately resulted to speech clash between these tribes. More details soon….

Breaking: Aisha Buhari visits victims of Lagos collapsed building

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Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday paid a visit to victims of the recent collapsed building in Itafaaji, Lagos. Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmaad disclosed this on his Twitter page. He wrote: “Wife of the President, Hajiya Dr. Aisha Buhari today in Lagos Island, paid a visit to the victims of the Lagos Building Collapse.” Aisha had earlier commiserated with the families of victims of the recent tragedy in Itafaaji, Lagos. Mrs. Buhari, in a condolence message sent through her Twitter handle on Friday, prayed to God to grant the families the fortitude to bear the loss. ‘‘My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, especially innocent children who died and some who are still trapped in the rubble of the collapsed building in Itafaji, Lagos. ‘‘I pray the state government and the rescue agencies are able to save more children,” she said.

JUST IN: LABSCA Begins Demolition of Buildings in Lagos Island - Report

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The Last State building control agency (LABSCA) this morning began the demolition of defective buildings on the Lagos Island. Presently, men of the agency’s task force are pulling down a four- storey building on 60A Freeman Street, Epetedo, area. Today’s demolition exercise is not unconnected with the Tuesday incident around the same area, where a four floor building collapsed, killing over 10 pupils and leaving scores injured. LABSCA sources told The Nation that the property owner had been served several notices dating back to 2013 before the demolition. -Cnnaija

BREAKING!! Tears In Lagos As Many School Children, Others Feared dead in Lagos over the Collapse of 3-storey Building - Report

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Pathetic Information reaching ECO CITY REPORTERS news room from a reliable source that  School children, many others feared killed as 3-storey building collapses in Lagos state. Now in Details: Many pupils are feared dead as a school building collapsed in at Itafaji, Lagos Island. It was also alleged that over 100 people are trapped, as the school building collapsed.  While many rescued and injured pupils were rushed to the General hospital, Marina, parents are turning up to search for their children. Operators of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are said to be mobilised to the scene. The agency’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Kehinde Adebayo, is however yet to provide a clear detail of the incident. Here is a video from the scene where the school building collapsed in Lagos;

Lagos 2019: Ambode Finally dumped

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s dream of securing a second term ticket on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have been finally dashed. Yesterday, one of the aspirants, Dr Femi Hamzat, who is from the Justice Forum, one of the prominent tendencies that influence the direction of things within the party in Lagos, withdrew from the race and endorsed Ambode’s main challenger, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is from the Mandate Group, another influential group within the Lagos APC. With the coming together of the two main groups, Ambode’s chances became slimmer as at press time yesterday. This is even as his woes were also compounded after 36 out of the 40 members of the state House of Assembly yesterday rejected his candidature and endorsed Sanwo-Olu. The lawmakers took the decision at an emergency session held at the Lateef Jakande Hall in the Lagos State House of Assembly complex, presided over by the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa. According to a statement by t

Lagos govt announce restriction of movement for the construction of Pen cinema flyover

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In its efforts to deliver the Pen Cinema Flyover on schedule, The Lagos State Government on Friday announced that there would be further restriction of vehicular movement at the Agege Intersection between Railway crossing and Church Street along Agunbiade Street in Agege. In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the Government said that due to the restriction, vehicles coming from Ipaja road towards Ogba would no longer be able to turn left at Oke- Koto, but will be required to straight towards Agege Motor road and take left turn to connect the alternative route beside Agege Post Office to link Moshalashi Alhaji and further their journey. The statement also advised motorists coming from Old Abeokuta Motor Road (Abule Egba) towards Oke-Koto/Alfa Nla roads to turn right at Abattoir into Oko-Oba road to link Orile Road and further their journey to NITEL into Orile road and then turn into Fagbola/Adejobi Street to navigat

Must Read : YABATECH graduate abused for damaging car commits suicide

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Oluwagbemileke Source: Facebook Afeez Hanafi Barely two weeks to the commencement of his one year National Youth Service Scheme, a graduate of the Yaba College of Technology, Oluwamuyiwa Oluwagbemileke, aka Spartacus , has ended his life. The 27-year-old graduate of electrical engineering reportedly took a poison on Wednesday after he was blamed for damaging a car in a sachet water factory in Ojodu Berger, Lagos, where he worked. PUNCH Metro learnt that he had hit the vehicle on another one on the factory premises while trying to help the owner re-park it. The Osogbo, Osun State indigene, was said to have become desperate to raise N50,000 to repair the damaged car. In a suicide note he posted on Facebook , a few hours before the incident, he hinted that he was depressed. He wrote, “When a man’s life is unstable, worried, downcast and destabilised, things he does right before will become wrong no matter the best he puts in. He loses focus and strengt