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Properties destroyed as fire guts foam market in Lagos

Properties worth millions of Naira have been lost after fire gutted a section of the popular foam market in Mushin, Lagos state today August 1. Men of the Lagos state fire service are on ground to put out the fire. Watch the video below

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Lagos state government reopens worship centers August 7, restaurants to open for in-dining services from August 14

The Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the reopening of worship centers in the state beginning from Friday, August 7.

Governor Sanwo-Olu announced this at a press briefing today August 1. 

While mosques will be reopened next week Friday August 7, the governor said churches will follow suit on Sunday, August 9. He said religious leaders must make available hand sanitizers, thermometer guns, adding that the state government will ensure that social distancing is maintained.

 “Places of worship in Lagos will now be opened from Friday, the 7th of August for our Muslim worshippers, and on Sunday, the 9th of August for our Christian worshippers. We will only be allowing a maximum of 50% of their capacity” he said

He said night vigils and other services are still suspended. Citizens above 65 years old are to stay at home. He said handshakes, hugs and ”hi-fives” are banned during services. The Governor has also increased public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people.

The governor also announced that restaurants will resume eat-in services in the state beginning from August 14.  Social clubs and recreational centers would be allowed to reopen beginning from August 14.

He said along with the Federal government directive, schools in the state will reopen for exiting classes beginning from August 3. 

The governor said Night clubs, cinemas, game houses, and spas in the state are to remain shut.

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Lagos state government suspends the reopening of churches and mosques

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the planned reopening of religious centers in the state.

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Recall that on June 4, the state governor announced that religious centers will be allowed to open for worship provided they follow the COVID-19 guidelines. He said Mosques will be allowed to resume worship on June 19 while churches in the state will be allowed to conduct services from Sunday, June 21.

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However at a press briefing this afternoon, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the reopening of worship centers has been suspended. He said the decision is based on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.

With 7319 confirmed cases, Lagos state has remained the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.

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Pastor’s wife and mother of three hangs herself in Lagos

Pastor?s wife and mother of three?hangs herself in Lagos

A mother of three, identified simply as Mummy Pelumi, has reportedly committed suicide at Mangoro area of Lagos State.

The woman, who is also a pastor’s wife, took her life when her husband was on evangelism. Witnesses said the deceased and her children were sleeping in their one-room apartment at Sule Street, Mangoro area of the metropolis, when she hanged herself to a ceiling fan in their room.

It was learnt that it was when the woman’s children woke up that they saw their mother dangling on their ceiling fan. They then raised the alarm which attracted neighbours and some mechanics.

Mummy Pelumi’s mother-in-law, who gave her name as Madam Modupe, said the death of her son’s wife came to her as a surprise. Madam Modupe said that on Friday, before she left for vigil, the deceased was the one who cooked the food everyone ate.

She said: “When we were eating, she told me she just stocked her shop, because of the social activities in our area on Saturday, so that she would not disappoint her customers who might want to buy drinks from her.

“After the vigil, I was still at the church resting when someone came to call me that my son’s wife had killed herself. By the time I rushed down, a crowd had gathered at our house. My son is a pastor and he had gone on evangelism, we decided to leave the deceased till Sunday believing she was going to come back to life.

“I was with her in the room throughout the period monitoring her closely believing that she was going to stand up. But when I noticed she had gone, it was then I called the pastors from our church who came to perform the funeral and she was buried on Sunday.”

Madam Modupe said they were about to bury her when the husband arrived from his evangelism trip. She added: “It was painful, because she was a nice woman to me and everyone that came across her. It is the neighbours who helped me to pacify the husband because he was just crying.    

One of the neighbours, who gave her name as Blessing, said Mummy Pelumi’s death was painful to everyone in the house. Blessing said they were all sleeping when suddenly the first daughter of the deceased rushed out of their apartment and called neighbours to come and look at her mother.

She said: “When we got to their apartment, her tongue had come out of her mouth. The children were asked to leave and the door was locked. Policemen from Isokoko were informed.”

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One arrested as police foil bank robbery in Lagos

One arrested as police foil bank robbery in Lagos

A suspect has been arrested by the Lagos state police command following a failed robbery attack on a bank in Olorunshogo area of Mushin.

Police officers from Olosan Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Ayodele Arogbo stopped by the bank robbery which was carried out by the arrested suspect identified as Mahmoud Mohammed and his gang members on September 24 around 3.50pm. 

The robbers who retreated with bullet wounds, came on two motorcycles to rob the bank. Four locally-made short guns and 45 pieces of live ammunition were recovered from Mohammed who confessed to being a member of a gang that specialised in robbing banks and their customers in Lagos and other states. 

“Once a customer withdraws money from the bank, we will monitor and confirm if it is a huge withdrawal. We will then trail such a person to their house and rob him or her. We have successfully done that on several occasions. Recently, we robbed a woman in Ijegun through the same method, but we didn’t hurt her,” the arrested suspect said. 

Confirming the arrest, Lagos State Police spokesperson, Bala Elkana said the Commissioner of Police Zubairu Muazu, has ordered that the case be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation as effort to arrest other members of the gang has been intensified. 

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Photo: Notorious car snatchers arrested in Lagos

Photo: Notorious car snatchers arrested in Lagos

Men of the Lagos state police command have arrested two suspects,  Gideon Amuzie, 25, and God’spower Imafidion, 25, of Satellite town Lagos and recovered one black Honda accord 2007 which they hid at jemilugba street ilogbo Lagos.

According to police sources, the suspects specialize in snatching vehicles from the owners or stealing the vehicles from where they are parked.

They confessed that they stole the vehicle at a car wash in satellite town Lagos. 

Investigation is ongoing and the suspects will be charged to Court. 

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Xenophobia: Lady shares photos of injuries she sustained and damages done to her car after being attacked in Lagos protest

Xenophobia: Lady shares photos of injuries she sustained and damages done to her car after being attacked in Lagos protest

A distraught Nigerian lady has narrated her ordeal in the hands of some hoodlums who attacked her during the anti-xenophobic protest which went sour in Lagos. 

According to the lady, her car was not tinted and those that attacked them could clearly see they were everyday people like them. She further revealed that the first person to wield a stick in her direction was a woman, which was followed up with a vicious attack by the men. 

She disclosed that blood trickling was trickling from her face, arms and leg after her car’s front and rear screen was shattered by stones thrown at her by her attackers. 

She wrote “Nigeria is sick.
This happened to me yesterday. Less than 5 minutes from my house. You claim you are protesting the killing of Nigerians in South Africa so what do you do? You try to kill Nigerians in Nigeria too.

“I wasn’t in the wrong place at the wrong time. I was exactly where I was meant to be – on my way home after a long day at work. My car wasn’t tinted, so they could clearly see the occupants were everyday people like them. The first person to wield the long stick in my direction was a woman. Then the men joined in. My driver kept shouting ‘e bend, e bend’ so I adopted a brace position. Just as I did, rocks flew into the car, right where I sat, one of them with such force that it crashed through the window and ripped off the seat fabric.

“They surrounded my car and broke both the front and rear glasses and all the windows. And did they leave us? No, they kept chasing, as though telling themselves the havoc they had wreaked wasn’t nearly enough. How my driver managed to get us out remains a mystery (remind me to never complain about him again, lol)

“With glass pieces all over me and blood trickling from my face, arms and legs, we kept driving. Chevron Drive was the only relatively sane place around so I called my friend, Nkem who went above and beyond to take care of us, not minding glass pieces all over her house.
I’ve been checked and I’m fine. My head hurts cos there are still splinters all over my hair. But my heart hurts more because I live in a sick country. This country is starting to devour its own but we will not be afraid of the arrows that fly by day…”

Xenophobia: Lady shares photos of injuries she sustained and damages done to her car after being attacked in Lagos protest
Xenophobia: Lady shares photos of injuries she sustained and damages done to her car after being attacked in Lagos protest
Xenophobia: Lady shares photos of injuries she sustained and damages done to her car after being attacked in Lagos protest
Xenophobia: Lady shares photos of injuries she sustained and damages done to her car after being attacked in Lagos protest
Xenophobia: Lady shares photos of injuries she sustained and damages done to her car after being attacked in Lagos protest
Xenophobia: Lady shares photos of injuries she sustained and damages done to her car after being attacked in Lagos protest
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Woman arrested after burning her young ward’s private part with hot water (graphic photos)

Woman arrested after burning her young ward

A middle-aged woman who poured hot water on the private part of a little girl living with her in the Ishasi area of Lagos state has been arrested by the police command for assault.

An IG user, with the handle @_ejembi, reached out to police officer @Opetodolapo and the official handle of Lagos state domestic and Violence team

The lady popularly called mummy Onyi who leaves at Iyana Ishashi, Lagos poured the hot water on the little girl’s private part and kept her inside her house for days, attempting to treat the wound and cover up her evil act.

The little girl was rescued and is currently receiving treatment at the state general hospital.

The eagle eye of the neighbour caught up with the woman’s activity which made them anonymously report to @opetodolapo and @DSVRT.

The woman, who has been on the run, was arrested this morning.

Woman arrested after burning her young ward
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Reconstruction work to commence on portions of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from September 2nd.- FG

Reconstruction work?to commence on portions of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway from September 2nd.- FG

Traffic gridlock is imminent as the Federal Government is set to shutdown a portion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for reconstruction starting from Monday, September 2nd, 2019.

Motorists commuting the area should begin to plan their route in order to avoid being trapped in traffic. A portion of the road would have been shut earlier this month, but it was postponed because of the Redeemed Christian Church of God’s convention.  

The failed portion of about 600 metres stretching from the Kara Cattle Market end inward Berger Bus Stop would be completed by the second week of December.  Director of Highways, South West Federal Ministry of Works, Mr Funso Adebiyi, said on Thursday that the target was to complete that critical portion of the road before Christmas when more people would be travelling.    

According to him, by December 15, the road would be opened substantially for the Yuletide season to avoid traffic jam.  He assured that the reconstruction would not suffer any financial hiccup as funds for the project was already domiciled with the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Agency (NSIA), adding that approval for release of such funds, rests with the President.  

The Lagos-Shagamu interchange section is estimated to cost N113 billion. Adebiyi, while conducting journalists on tour of the road, revealed that plans have been concluded to ensure smooth operation, indicating that traffic diversion on that portion would begin by September 2.  According to him, palliative work had been done on some portions around the area of diversion to ease traffic for commuters.

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10 exciting ways to have fun in Lagos with N5,000


Do something extraordinary but within a budget of N5,000.

10 exciting ways to have fun in Lagos with N5,000  [Travelstart]
10 exciting ways to have fun in Lagos with N5,000 [Travelstart]
Have a date and have just N5,000? Or just bored and need to escape to Lagos?

Not to worry! Wow that companion of yours (and yourself) by doing something extraordinary but within a budget of N5,000.

1. Kart Racing

Go Kart racing for just N3,000 at Lekki. Visit promo sites for great discounts too. You might be lucky enough to get a ticket of N1,500 for 10 amazing laps.

2. Kayaking

Go kayaking in Ikoyi for N2,500 for one hour! If you’re two, you get to spend just N5,000.

3. Picnic at the beach

Grab a picnic basket, blanket, mats and go to a quiet little beach in Lekki called Marwa. Gate fee is just N300!

4. Ziplining

Go on a Zipline in Lekki for just N2,500. Enjoy the ocean breeze and amazing views while dangling down a rope.

5. Picnic and a movie

With just N1,000 you can catch a great movie and bring lunch with you too!

So snatch your blanket and lunch and go out there with your dates.

6. Afrika Shrine

Escape the sophistication of Lagos and go drink with all sorts of people at the New Afrika Shrine.

You spend close to nothing there!

7. Terrakulture

Go watch a live play, concert, performances for little or nothing at Terrakulture.

Thank me later!

8. Lekki Conservation Centre

With just N3,000 you get to go on the canopy walk and have a nice little picnic when you are done.

9. Go on a night out with friends

With 5k each, you all can have the times of your life at a club or bar in Lagos.

Order for their cheapest wines or soda and take a go on the dance floor.

10. Salsa classes

Go Salsa dancing in Lekki, VI and Ikeja for little or nothing. Gate fee: N1,000 and you don’t have to buy stuff.