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Mechanic stabs man for ‘pinging’ while driving (PICTURED)

by Anike Jacobs For the records, never ping while driving with your mechanic by your side. A 34 year old Lagosian, Julius Joseph, recently got stabbed by his mechanic, Olajide Olaniran for pinging on the road while driving in the Ijaiye area of Lagos State. Punch newspaper reports that Joseph...

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No lights: What’s going on with the long power cuts in Lagos?

by Adedayo Ademuwagun Electricity supply has dwindled in Lagos lately, and as a result, residents in some parts of the city have been experiencing severe power cuts over the last one month. “We’ve been experiencing frequent power outage in my neighbourhood for some time now,” says Antonia who lives in...

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Earth tremor felt in Lagos

by Anike Jacobs Lagosians who reside around the Obafemi Awolowo Road in the Ikeja area of the city experienced an involuntary quivering movement in the ground this morning. Some eye witnesses who took to social media platform, Twitter, to narrate their experience, claimed the tremor occurred around 1130. One of...

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Is 2face building third ‘Rumors’ nightclub on the Island?

by Kolapo Olapoju Unconfirmed reports say that pop icon, 2face Idibia is working on the third franchise of his nightclub, ‘Rumors’. The new project, which is being built on the Island is believed to be worth over N400m naira and could be opened sometime between the end of this year and early...

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Okada riders are making a gradual return to the roads of Lagos

by Isi Esene The ban on the movement of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, seems to have been relaxed by the Lagos State Government, going by the sheer number of motorcyclists on major highways. In areas like Ikeja, Surulere, Ketu, and some parts of Lagos Island, commercial motorcycles can...

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Female arms dealer nabbed by SARS operatives (PICTURED)

by Azubuike Azikiwe A 34-year-old female gun-runner has been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for selling guns to armed robbers. A SARS team from Ikeja, Lagos, apprehended Sarah Emmanuel, the wife of a deceased notorious armed robber, who used to hawk wares before venturing into the illegal supply...

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Ebola: Panic in LUTH as patient dies mysteriously

by Isi Esene There was panic among patients and medical personnel working at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) as a yet to be identified patient suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus died in the early hours of today. The patient was brought to the hospital by medical...

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Mayowa Ogundele: What the taxi driver called ‘Ashewo Syndrome’

by Mayowa Ogundele Of all the incurable diseases… this one may never, ever, EVER find a cure. Probability of finding an end… is err, ZERO. Technology, which has helped in solving the mysteries behind so many diseases has unfortunately also become the platform on which some dangerous ones thrive. One...

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We are not killers: Human parts dealers arrested in Sagamu

by Damilola Jagun Three people have been arrested by the operatives of  the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, for dealing in human parts. Two human skulls were also recovered from them after being apprehended. The suspects are two herbalists, Mustapha Muritala, Sunday Oluyeba, who are said to be popular...

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Family affair! Chief Judge of Lagos hands-over to younger sibling (READ)

by Jewel Stephen For the first time in the history of Nigeria, a female state chief judge hands over to a sibling. The daughters of Justice James Williams, recorded the feat on Wednesday, 20 August, when Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola, swore in Justice Funmilayo Atilade as the new chief...

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The fear of Ebola – Nigerians flee strip clubs and swimming pools

by Simon Ateba The fear of contracting the Ebola virus has spread in Nigeria, including in strip bars and swimming pools in the country’s most populous city, Lagos, patrons and club workers said on Friday. ‎On the Allen-Opebi axis in the Ikeja area of Lagos, where there are about seven...

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Police say these 2 men rob cab passengers in Lagos (PHOTO)

by Isi Esene Two armed robbery suspects were recently arrested and paraded by operatives of the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeji, Lagos. The two suspects simply identified as Afeez and Wasiu confessed that have both participated in five robberies each but have never raped or killed any...

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Fashola says 5 Ebola infected persons are responding to treatment

by Kolapo Olapoju   The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that five out of the ten Nigerians infected by the deadly Ebola Virus Disease are responding to treatment. Fashola shared these figures during a meeting with traditional rulers and religious leaders on Monday, 11 August, at the State...

How do you solve a problem like Kris Okotie? (YNaija Long Read)

by Eromo Egbejule with additional reports by Emmanuel Osanedum     It is certainly difficult for a new generation to grasp – growing to see him only as a man of the bible – but the conversion of Kris Okotie in the ‘80s really, really shocked the nation. Here was...

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Chris Okotie is simply ignorant – Archbishop of Lagos fires back

by Adeola Balogun Recent statements about Catholicism credited to the pastor of the Household of God Church, Chris Okotie, have continued to draw reactions. Okotie said last year that all adherrents of the catholic faith were going to hell and that the pope was a friend of the devil. A...