Lekki, Lagos now headquarters of Internet fraud – EFCC

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has said that Lekki, the fast-developing upper middle-class area of the Lagos metropolis, is emerging as the new hub of Internet scammers. This was contained in an statement, on Friday, by the EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, titled, ‘Lekki, now a hotbed of cybercrime.’ The Commission said it arrested 402 suspected Internet fraudsters in Lekki between April and June 2021, noting that 64% of the suspects benefitted from dating scams to the tune of N8, 310,000; $349,290; £900; €10 and Cryptocurrency,…

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Covid-19 third wave: Lagos records 500 deaths

…Blames in-bound passengers for spread of virus Amidst a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lagos State government has disclosed that over 500 death cases have been recorded so far at various isolation centres across the State. It added that the third wave that the State and other parts of Nigeria are experiencing was as a direct result of the importation of cases from other countries tagged: ‘Red listed countries’, where the pandemic is very active, like South Africa, India, Brazil and Turkey. The State Commissioner for Health, Prof.…

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“Use a child to beg in Lagos, go to jail for 10 yrs” – State govt.

Lagos State government yeaterday said begging with a child will henceforth attract 10 years jail term in the State. The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Segun Dawodu, stated this, during a press briefing yesterday. He said a special team will raid the nooks and crannies of the state daily for street beggars, miscreants, and street hawkers. He said the task would be executed in conjunction with the Nigeria Police. Dawodu accused some of the beggars of armed robbery, saying they only use begging as camouflage. The commissioner revealed that…

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Lagos Assembly stops houses for ex-governors

…slashes pension by 50 percent Lagos State House of Assembly, yesterday, approved the reduction of pension to former governors, deputies and certain officials by 50 percent. The Committee on Establishment also expunged the provision of houses in Abuja and Lagos for former governors. Also to be reduced are the number of vehicles to be made available to them and their second in command. Former Governors Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode and their deputies benefited from the retiring law. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, suggested that former governors should get two…

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Low turnout of voters mark LG election in Lagos

Low turnout of voters was recorded over the Local Government election in Lagos State yesterday. According to reports, there was a low turnout of voters in many polling units visited in Badagry, Alimosho, Epe, Mushin and Odi-Olowo Local Government Councils. A voter in Awhajigoh Ward, Monday Avoseh, said the low turnout was due to the voter apathy in the Badagry Area. According to him, voters should come out before 3 p.m to cast their votes. At Ajara-topa Ward-C, the lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Babatunde…

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Lagos amputee hawker acquires N17.5m house

…To establish water factory Lagos amputee water hawker, Mary Daniel, whose story came to national limelight earlier last April has acquired a 17.5 million building in Igando area of Lagos State. Recall that Mary’s dream of becoming a lawyer was cut short after her leg was amputated due to an accident she had in 2006. She was the only surviving passenger on the bus. The single mother, who used to sell bottled water on highways in the Oshodi area of Lagos, said she bought the house, cash down, for N17.5m…

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Lagos passes Bill stopping parade of suspects by Police, others

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday passed a Bill to henceforth stop the media parade of suspects by the Police. The Bill, which was passed under the leadership of the House Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa (representing Agege-1), is an amendment of the Lagos State Criminal Justice Law. According to section 9(a) of the newly passed Bill, “as from the commencement of this law, the Police shall refrain from parading any suspect before the media”. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Wasiu Eshilokun-Sanni (Lagos Island-1),  presided over yesterday’s sitting that saw…

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State of the nation: 17 Southern governors to reconvene in Lagos today

The 17 Southern governors are billed to converge in Lagos State today, Monday, for a follow-up meeting to the one held in Asaba, Delta State. According to sources privy to the meeting, it was called to review the state of the nation as it affects the three geo-political zones, with the welfare of the people of Southern Nigeria taking the central stage. The meeting, being hosted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, sources further revealed, is to further articulate the collective interest and reiterate commitment to a united Nigeria capable of guaranteeing…

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Yoruba nation rally: “We didn’t fire live bullets” – Police

…Deny killing girl The Lagos State Police Command says its officers should not be held responsible for the death of a sales lady in the Ojota area of the State. Recall that there were earlier reports of how the Police shot into the air and fired tear gas as they dispersed ‘Yoruba nation’ agitators at Gani Fawehinmi Park.After the showdown, a saleslady, identified as Jumoke, was found dead in a pool of blood. Some residents had alleged that the lady, who was selling yoghurt drinks, allegedly died after she was…

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Lagos: Police embarks on ‘show-of-force’ ahead of proposed Yoruba nation mega rally

The Lagos State Police Command and other security agencies yesterday embarked on what they called ‘Show of Force’ around Lagos State to confirm their preparedness and commitment to continuous protection of lives and properties of the people of the State. The self-styled Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho had on Thursday announced the cancellation of the mega rally slated for today, Saturday, in Lagos, following the raid on his Ibadan, Oyo State, residence by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), whereby 13 supporters of the activist…

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