It is worrisome that the anti-graft body has failed to make public its findings over a year now after confirming that
investigation was ongoing, with the promise that many more arrests were likely to be made then. It smacks of a cover-up that
nothing has been heard since the EFCC extended invitations to three serving commissioners in Lagos State, namely Rotimi
Agunsoye of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs; Rotimi Oyekan of Finance and Jide Idris of Health. Also invited by the
EFCC in connection with the corruption allegations filed by the True Face of Lagos is the Special Assistant to Fashola on Works and Infrastructure, Ganiu Johnson. Read the rest of this entry
14. Several other buyers of Federal Government properties and developers of properties in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and
Government Reservation Area Ikeja were forced to succumb to the outrageous demands of Tinubu, Fashola, Commissioner
Abosede and other officials of the Lagos State Physical Planning Ministry and were made to pay ridiculous amounts to private
accounts before their redevelopments were approved. Those who refused or were unable to pay could not develop their
properties. This is a major economic strangulation of property developers and has contributed largely to the skyrocketing rent in Ikoyi, VI and Lekki axis.
15. Tinubu converted all the plots of land where Lagos Polytechnic was located at Ikosi near the old toll gate. He chased away
the Polytechnic in 2006 and went ahead to locate the choice plots to himself, his cronies and political associates. The
headquarters of Television Continental (TVC), which is owned by him, is located there. He deprived the youths of Lagos of decent education because of his greed.
SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, (THEWILL) – A contractor (name withheld) needed to collect his payment for a contract he
executed for the Lagos State Government. Having met a brick wall everywhere he went in the pursuit of his payment, his boon
came up with a quick-fix. “Let’s go and see the ‘Lion of Bourdillon,’” he suggested to his contractor-friend.
The contractor and his friend eventually managed to arrange a meeting with the ‘Lion’ at his Bourdillon Road, Ikoyi residence in
the wee hours of the day. And as the ‘Lion’ listened to the contractor as he narrated his story, it was apparent that he was
tired as all he could do in response was to yawn as he dragged himself from his chair.
“Lagos is tired,” the ‘Lion’ muttered, walking towards his bedroom, adding, “Eko wants to rest,” without minding his guests.
The bewildered contractor and his friend were confused as to what to do next as the ‘Lion’ banged the door behind them and
went off to sleep. Some aides of the ‘Lion’ however advised the early-morning visitors to come back later that day and preferably at midnight.
The Lagos State government has revealed that at least, 388,864 Nigerians were infected with the HIV disease in 2011.
Quoting the National AIDS Control Agency statistics at a one-day HIV Prevention and HTC Workshop organised by his office in conjunction with Lagos State AIDS Control Agency, LSACA, in Surulere, Lagos on Thursday, Special Adviser to the Governor on Youth and Social Development, Dr. Dolapo Badru said there were 388,864 fresh cases of HIV reported as at the end of 2011.
The Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola has vowed to enforce the new traffic law and the existing environmental laws of the state to ensure the state remains environmentally-friendly.
The governor, who disclosed this on Tuesday [Nov. 6] after visiting some on-going projects sites, however warned visitors and those interested in coming to live in Lagos to keep abreast with the details of these laws so as not to break them.
The accused who resides at Carol market, Oshodi, is facing a two-court charge of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.
OK, so what’s going on? Why are policemen now shooting indiscriminately while enforcing Lagos traffic laws? Last week they beat and stripped an Okada man at Unilag Junction, yesterday they killed another Okada man at Ilupeju Byepass, today another shooting, another death recorded.
Commercial motorcycle riders aka okada on Tuesday protested the alleged killing of one of the colleagues by a policeman in Ilupeju area of Lagos.
The protest led to confusion in the area as policemen fired bullets and teargas to disperse the protesters.
A witness wrote on Facebook that the policeman shot the okada rider dead after failing to stop the biker on Coker Road in Ilupeju.
The cyclist had successfully evaded the policeman’s attempt to arrest him when he was surprisingly shot dead around 10.52a.m.
Witnesses said the killer policeman came from the nearby Ilupeju Police Station while some others said they were members of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Task Force.
A former councillor of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, Onimole Babatunde, is currently being detained at the Area E Police Command, Festac, Lagos for allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old girl in the neck after she refused his advances at a night club.
PUNCH Metro learnt that on October 26, Mariam Abubakar went to Pearl Habour Night Club in Rochester Garden Hotel, Festac to “catch weekend fun.” Read the rest of this entry
The Commissioner for Waterfront Development and Infrastructure, Mr. Adesegun Oniru, said the government was projecting that within seven to 14 days, the state would experience the ripple effect of the hurricane in its coast lines.
He explained that the government based its projection on, “experience, records and study of past happenings” and had started taking precautionary measures. Read the rest of this entry