Experts task Lagos on proper disposal of facemasks

January 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Buoyed by reports that about 1.5 billion face marks found their way into the planet’s oceans in 2020, environmentalists have urged the Lagos State government to initiate campaigns against the indiscriminate disposal of face masks. They noted that despite the vital roles played by facemasks and other protective items in the fight against COVID-19, the materials have detrimental impacts on Read More

Celebrating an academic icon

January 11, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The importance of education in the society has been brought to the fore. This time around, members of family, friends, former colleagues, students and well-wishers have showered encomiums and rejoiced with Prof. Steve Afolami of the Department of Crop Protection, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT); Pioneer Chairman, Farm Practical Year (FPY) Programme of the Federal University of Read More

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu cancels ongoing appointment of LASU VC, orders fresh process

January 8, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor and visitor to Lagos State University (LASU), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor (VC) of the institution. The governor further directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days should commence immediately. According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Read More

Tinubu denies testing positive to COVID-19

January 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former governor of Lagos state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has denied a report trending on social media that he is battling with COVID-19. Tinubu’s spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, said his principal has done COVID-19 test 15 times and all results came negative. There were speculations on Sunday morning about the health status of the national Read More

Sarkin Hausawa: Arewa united urges Sanwo-Olu, others to sanction Shettima

January 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

National president, Arewa United Consultative Forum, Alhaji Shuaib Ado Dansudu has appealed to the Lagos state government and well meaning Nigerians to sanction Yerima Shettima for allegedly claiming to be the national president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum. “It is a fraud. And we all know that Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) does not have a youth wing,” he said. Dansudu Read More

Sanwo-Olu, stop this madness

December 24, 2020 Blueprint 0

I was assailed by the gory sight that confronted me as I drove from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Sunday. As I descended from the international wing of the airport on my way to Isolo, the newly constructed now 10-lane expressway was a delight until I approached the Ajao Estate gate to connect Osolo Way opposite the popular 7/8 Read More

Lagos Assembly to pass a bill to regulate real estate

December 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

Lagos State House of Assembly is set to pass a new bill that will regulate real estate operations in the state. The bill entitled; “Lagos Stats Real Estate Regulatory Authority” went through public hearing on Thursday 17th December, 2020 at the Assembly pavilion. Chairman of the Committee on Housing, Hon. Bisi Yusuff, Alimosho 1, said during the event that the Read More

What else does Falana want?

December 16, 2020 Mohammed Jega 0

Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana lives in a cage. He has like the character, Malone, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction, The Lost World, who realising he had lost his fiancee to another man, gave up on trying to make meaning out of civilisation and chose to go back to the jungle. Like Malone, Falana, who delude in the deception of Read More

Breaking: Day after going into isolation, Sanwo-Olu contracts Coronavirus

December 12, 2020 Editor 0

Lagos state Commissioner for Health Akin Abayomi has just diclosed that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has tested positive for Coronavus A statement, Saturday night, Sanwo-Olu is receiving treatment and is being closely monitored at home by a clinical team from the Infectious Disease Hospital in Yaba. “The governor is showing mild symptoms and fatigue typical of a mild case of COVID. Read More

#EndSARS: Don’t subvert truth before Lagos panel, group tells Lagos govt, Amnesty Int’l

November 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Lagos state government and Amnesty International (A), have been told to allow the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to probe the allegation of brutality against the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos state to work without any form of interference. A civil society organisation, Advocates For Social Justice, at a press conference in Abuja, warned the Lagos Read More

Shadows behind the #EndSARS mask

November 26, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

These days, every Nigerian has noticed the loud silence of the usually garrulous human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana and his clan of minions over preachments on the propriety of the #EndSARS protests in Nigerian. Or even, the inappropriateness of Government actions on the protestors to tame the tide of the destructive violence. The silence has become very pronounced in Read More

Lekki shooting: Int’l Journalists accuse CNN of targeting Nigerian Army

November 26, 2020 Editor 0

The report by Cable News Network (CNN) on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos was a “poor” hatchet job targeted at the Nigerian Army, the International Institute for Investigative Journalism (IIIJ) has alleged.  In an electronic statement signed by special rapporteur, Francois Deburoiche, on Wednesday, the IIIJ said it came to this conclusion following a careful investigation on the events that Read More

Lagos guber aspirant alleges intimidation by state govt

November 26, 2020 Suleiman Idris 0

A governorship aspirant in Lagos state for the 2023 election and chairman of Jandor Foundation, Mr. Olajide Adeniran, has accused the Lagos state government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of deliberately frustrating his programmes and intimidating his followers. Adeniran, who is the Vision Leader of the Lagos4Lagos Movement and a Chieftain of the APC said he and his team Read More

CNN report organised falsehood against Nigeria – Professionals

November 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) has knocked Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting, describing it as “an organised falsehood against Nigeria.” In a communique released at the end of an emergency general meeting, ANPE said it discovered that CNN’s report was not only misleading but riddled with no fewer than nine errors.  The Read More

Lagos begins crackdown on illegal tank farms

November 22, 2020 David Agba 0

The Lagos State Government on Friday declared that it would, from his week, begin physical planning enforcement on all tank farms illegally operating in the state. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, said this during a meeting in his office in Alausa. The commissioner expressed displeasure at the unapproved and illegal operations of many tank Read More

Lekki shooting: Nigerians in Diaspora fault CNN’s documentary, demand apology

November 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG) has faulted Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos state, alleging that the American television station is desperate to restore its already lost credibility.  According to the Nigerians in Diaspora, “CNN is under pressure to salvage whatever is left of its diminishing image and perceives the EndSARS protest in Read More

CNN and the soul of Nigeria

November 20, 2020 David Onmeje 0

The recent video released by the Cable News Network (CNN) got me thinking about what we are up against in Nigeria. As I patiently listened to the narrative in the video and the accompanying pictures I was speechless for two reasons; one is the fact that the videos used by the CNN were not any different from what has been Read More

Lekki shooting: Activists chide CNN over ‘unprofessional, biased documentary’

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition Against Fake News (CAFN) has lashed out at Cable News Network (CNN) over its report on the Lekki shooting in Lagos state. According to the CAFN, the American television channel was unprofessional and biased with its reportage that alleged that troops of the Nigerian Army used live bullets during the EndSARS protests. Comrade Finba Edmond, its Executive Converner, speaking at Read More

Breaking: Court frees #EndSARS promoter, turns down Police request

November 17, 2020 Editor 0

After 10 days in detention, #EndSARS protester, Peter Eromosele, has been granted bail on Tuesday by the Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos state. The court granted Eromosele bail to the tune of N1 million and two sureties who must be family members. The magistrate later ruled against an application filed by the policemen attached to the State Criminal Investigation Department seeking Read More

Lagos promises to reduce housing deficit

November 17, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Lagos state Government has promised to increase private sector partnership to reduce housing deficit and deliver its mandate of affordable, decent mass housing to residents of the state. A statement issued over the weekend by the Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Housing, Ms Adeola Salako, quoted the Commissioner for Housing, Mr Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, as making the assertion Read More

Sanwo-Olu unveils Nigeria´s first electric car

November 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

Lagos state governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday unveiled Nigeria’s first locally-assembled full electric car, aimed at reducing pressure on use of petroleum. The Hyundai Kona car, manufactured by Stallion Group, is 100 per cent electric and comes with zero emission, 482km driving range, and can be charged both at home and work place. Sanwo-Olu said at the unveiling in Read More

#EndSARS Relief Fund: Lagos council unveils list of 99 applicants

November 10, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Area in Lagos state Tuesday unveiled a list of 99 applicants for its N10 million Relief Fund for victims of the violence of last month’s #EndSARS protest. Also, the council will today conduct a face-to-face interview and screening November 11 and Thursday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The chairman of the Read More

Don’t be used to destabilise Nigeria, inter-faith group tells youths

November 10, 2020 Editor 0

The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organization for Peace (NIPROF) has advised youths in the country not to allow themselves to be used as agents of destruction by politicians and other groupings working against the interest of Nigeria. This was stated by the National Coordinator of NIPROF, Bishop Sunday Garuba, during an interactive session with Journalists recently in the aftermath of Read More