Two dead in Lagos train crash – NEMA

March 9, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Lagos has confirmed that two bodies have been recovered following the collision of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus with a passenger train in Lagos state on Thursday morning The spokesperson for Lagos state NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed in a live appearance with Channels Television. He said, “The state government staff bus was Read More

Breaking: Traders troop out as Labour Party candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour visits burnt Lagos market [PICTURES]

March 8, 2023 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, on Wednesday cut short his campaign to visit the Akere spare parts market in Olodi Apapa, Whirlwindnews is reporting. His visit according to report is to sympathise with the traders, who lost goods worth hundreds of millions of naira, in the early morning fire, believed to have been ignited by Read More

Labour Party’s Rhodes-Vivour speaks on burnt popular Lagos market

March 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Lagos state Labour Party governorship candidate, Rhodes-Vivour, has condemned the burning of the spare parts market at Kirikiri road Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun in Lagos. Blueprint had reported that the Igbo dominated spare part market was set ablaze on Wednesday morning by unknown thugs. In a tweet on Wednesday, the governorship candidate condemned the attack while urging the security operatives to Read More

Exposed! Youth plot for Desmond Elliot as Lagos residents vote on 2023 governorship, state assembly elections

March 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Nigerian youths across social media have vowed to retire veteran actor Desmond Elliot in the upcoming governorship and state house of assembly elections in Lagos state. In their torrents of tweets, youths are now clamoring for fellow Nollywood star, Olumide Oworu, of The Johnsons Fame to replace Elliot. The younger Owuru wants to unseat his senior colleague, Desmond Elliot as the member Read More

Tinubu promises not to disappoint Nigerians at homecoming in Lagos

March 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

President-elect Asíwájú Bola Tinubu has visited Lagos Sunday in an homecoming of sort, during which he told Nigerians he would not disappoint them. In a statement signed by Tinubu Media Office, the President-elect arrived to a tumultuous welcome at the Presidential wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. He was received among others by Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, Chief Read More

Pictures: NDLEA arrest businessman with 9.40kg Heroin at Lagos airport

March 5, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has arrested a 49-year-old businessman, Kingsley Celestino, at the Murtala Muhammed International airport, Ikeja, Lagos state with 9.40 kilograms of heroin concealed in his two travelling bags. The was disclosed in a statement released on their social media handles on Sunday. The statement reads, “Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Read More

Chrisland schools: Lagos state government speaks on exhuming late student’s corpse

March 4, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Lagos state government has reacted to an alleged dialogue to exhume the corpse of the 12-year-old student of Chrisland Schools, Miss Whitney Adeniran Opebi, who died during the school’s inter-house sports, on February 9, 2023. Reacting on Saturday, in a statement signed by the director of public affairs, ministry of justice, Lagos state, Mrs. Grace Alo, noted that the state Read More

Again, Chrisland school late student’s mother speaks

March 2, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The mother of the 12-year-old Chrisland pupil, Whitney Adeniran, who died during the school’s inter-house sports, has revealed what led to the death of her daughter. She disclosed during a live video on Instagram, that autopsy carried out on her daughter showed that she died of electrocution. She said, “I want to thank everyone for your support, your calls and Read More

Police expose those responsible for Lagos Island violence

February 28, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Lagos state Police command Monday gave the reasons for the violence that erupted in Lagos Island in the early hours of Monday.The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benjamin Hundeyin said the violence was caused by traders who reneged on an earlier agreement not to open shops on Sundays and Mondays.Hundeyin, in response to a message shared by a Read More

Election violence: Banks shut down operations in parts of Lagos

February 28, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Following activities of some hoodlums in some parts of Lagos, banks and other financial houses shut down operations on Monday to avoid being cut in the violence that erupted over the 2023 presidential election in the state. Blueprint gathered that immediately the results were officially announced, some hoodlums allegedly took to the streets, especially Broad Street and Mandilas Market on Read More

[Breaking] 2023 presidential election: Peter Obi shocks Tinubu, clinches Lagos

February 27, 2023 Editor 0

Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has been declared winner of the 2023 presidential election in Lagos state. According to final result released by INEC, Obi polled 582,454, while his closest All Progressives Party (APC) challenger and former governor of Lagos state Bola Ahmed Tinubu got 572,606, while Atiku Abubakar of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) came distant third with 75,750. Read More

Lagos community laments late arrival of INEC officials

February 25, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Voters in Ikotun, a densely populated neighborhood in Lagos have expressed their frustration over the late arrival of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  to polling booths in their area. The voters, who have been patiently waiting since early morning, looked frustrated as no INEC officials were in sight. It was learnt that some voters got to the designated Read More

2023 general elections: EFCC intercepts ‘vote-buying’ huge cash in Lagos

February 24, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has seized N32.4 million, which was allegedly kept for vote buying in the presidential and national assembly election on Saturday, February 25, 2023. This was disclosed in a statement on the commission’s verified Twitter handle on Friday. The statement reads, “The massive operation by the EFCC to deter vote trading and other financial Read More

Court orders forfeiture of multi-million naira Dubai, Abuja, Lagos properties linked to Kogi government

February 22, 2023 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Wednesday granted an order of interim forfeiture of 14 properties linked to the Kogi State government in Lagos, Abuja, and Dubai in United Arab Emirates. The order was granted by Justice Nicholas Oweibo following an ex parte application filed and argued by counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Senior Advocate Read More

[Breaking] 2023 general elections: Court terminates INEC’s contract with Oluomo

February 20, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has terminated Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) contract with the leader of Lagos State Parks Management Committee, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo. INEC had sought the services of MC Oluomo in distributing election materials in Lagos state. But, the presiding judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke, Monday, terminated the contract pending the hearing Read More

Breaking: Still in Lagos Reps contest, Faleke joins governorship race in Kogi

February 18, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Secretary, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, has joined Kogi state gubernatorial race. Faleke was the running mate of the late Prince Abubakar Audu in 2015 before the result was declared inconclusive after Audu’s death which brought the emergence of governor Yahaya Bello after a long legal battle. Blueprint learnt that Faleke’s close friend, Alhaji Read More

Breaking: Heavy security as youth invade Lagos banks [PICTURES]

February 17, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Men of Lagos state police command stormed various branches of commercial banks in the state to prevent attacks from angry residents over scarcity of new naira notes. Some angry residents had earlier stormed the Gowon Estate and Shasha Banks in an attempt to attack banks in the area on Friday. The banks in the area are currently surrounded by the Read More

Weak online banking mars cargo clearance at ports

February 17, 2023 Fred Omotara 0

Clearing agents operating at the nations busiest ports of Apapa and Tin-Can have lamented the delays experienced in clearing cargoes when conducting payment transactions online. Speaking with kadecommunicationng exclusively, Spokesperson for the Tin-Can Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Joy Onome Monije lamented that online payment has become very difficult to conduct seamlessly since the Central Read More