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Gov Sanwo-Olu claims Lagos needs $15bn in five years for infrastructure

“It is such strategic partnerships that account for Lagos being by far the leading recipient of local and foreign direct investments in Nigeria.
“It is estimated that, in the last few years, about 80 percent of the investments into Nigeria, has come into Lagos.

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has disclosed that the state will require about $15 billion over the next five years for infrastructure due to its rising population and limited geographical space.

“We believe that given the rising population and limited geography space that we have, Lagos will indeed require about $15 billion over the next five years on infrastructure alone. $15 billion is about five times the budget that we currently have. Lagos’ budget is about $3 billion today,” the statement quoted Sanwo-Olu as saying.

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Police arrest 12 suspects in murder of CSP Kazeem Abonde killed on raid criminal hideout in Lagos

Police arrest 12 suspects in murder of CSP Kazeem Abonde killed on raid criminal hideouts in Lagos. Lagos police has arrested 12 suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of police officer Kazeem Abonde, a Chief Superintendent of Police.

A statement signed and issued on Tuesday in Lagos by the Command’s Spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said the suspects were arrested after diligent investigation was carried out.
“Arrest of one Ismaila Abdullahi Haruna, aged 23 years, and 11 other suspects was made possible as a result of a four-week intensive but diligent investigation carried out by crack detectives of the Command.

The late Kazeem a former Operations Officer of the Command, was killed on September 23 during a raid on criminal hideout at Ajao Estate, Lagos.

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Lagos Govt seeks expansion of drainage network on highway

Lagos State Government has called for the prompt completion of the expansion of the drainage culvert across Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ahmadiyyah/ Ijaiye axis. This followed a flash flood that ravaged the section of the road a few days ago.
In a statement, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said that the ongoing road rehabilitation works by a Federal Government contractor was inadequate to contain storm water runoff from the catchments.

Speaking about the need for expansion, he said it would ensure that rain water flowed freely and easily into the collector drain at the downstream of the culvert.
The commissioner said: “If this singular measure is undertaken, it will take all the rain water such as the one that flooded the expressway on Sunday into the 2.0 metres by 1.5 metres collector that eventually discharges into the Akinola River.”

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#EndSARS: I don’t have enough curses for ‘Lai-liar’ – OAP Toolz reacts to Lagos judicial panel’s report on Lekki Toll Gate shooting

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OAP Tolu “Toolz” Oniru-Demuren has reacted to Lagos judicial panel’s report backing claims that people were killed at Lekki toll gate. AMB had reported earlier that the panel indicted the Nigerian Army and the Police of complicity in the death and disappearance of protesters at the Lekki Toll gate on October 20, 2020.

It will be recalled the Federal Government had insisted that the military did not shoot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this known during a press conference on the first anniversary of EndSARS which he described as ‘phantom massacre’

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Report shows Nigerian Army, Police shot #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

Report reveals Nigerian Army, Police shots #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate Governor Sanwo-Olu, who received the report from the panel at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, pledged to treat the report appropriately, saying history will judge the state government well or otherwise.

Governor Sanwo-Olu constituted a four-man committee, led by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, to prepare a White Paper.

Sanwo-Olu, who promised to release the White Paper within two weeks for public knowledge, said: “The committee will very quickly, look through and bring forward a white paper within the next two weeks that will be considered at the Lagos State Executive Council and would be gazetted as a white paper coming from the panel of enquiry.

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Floods overwhelm Lagos communities, wreck 25 vehicles

The Ijaiye section of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Lagos, after the rain…on Sunday. Photo: Propainter Abiola Adesina on facebook

Residents and commuters around the Oko Oba, Ekoro, Akowonjo, and Egbeda areas of Lagos State, were on Sunday grounded for hours after floods took over the communities.

It was gathered that the floods, which resulted from a downpour around 1.20pm on Sunday, led to gridlock in the communities.

Our correspondent learnt that the floods stopped residents from going about their daily activities as many stayed indoors. Over 25 vehicles were damaged by the floods.

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How medical doctor, others allegedly murdered billionaire businessman – Court

The prosecution witnesses to the trial of a medical doctor, Daniel Ibeaji and two others suspected over the killing of a billionaire businessman, the late Ignatius Odunukwe, yesterday, told a Lagos State High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), how the suspects allegedly killed the deceased.

Giving graphic description of the events that led to the killing, brothers to the deceased, Afam and Eugene Odunukwe, told the court that police findings, showed that Ibeaji, the first defendant, was the last person to call the deceased (the late Chief Odunukwe), before his line was switched off.

Ibeaji is standing trial alongside Uzor Igwe Arinze and Cletus Solomon for alleged kidnapping and killing the businessman, while pretending to buy a property from him on December 1, 2019, at Atican Beach Hotel, Ajah, Lagos. The trio was charged before Justice Yetunde Adesanya by the Lagos State Government for conspiracy, kidnapping and killing of Odunukwe

They were arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, contrary to Section 2, 3 of Kidnapping Prohibition Law of Lagos State 2017.

The offence is contrary to Section 223 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. They denied the allegation, and pleaded not guilty to all counts.
Led-in-evidence by the state prosecution counsel, Mr. Olayemi Shofolu, the first prosecution witness, Odunukwe Afam told the court that the deceased (Chief Odunukwe) who was his uncle informed him in November 2019 that one Godwin Okereke based in Enugu State had expressed interest in his 10 Terrace Duplex with an adjoining plot of land located in Abuja to be sold at N900 million.

Adam, who is a lawyer, told the court that he prepared a deed of assignment on the transaction.

He said that the deceased told him not to conduct an investigation of the buyer as the said Pa Okereke had requested privacy.

He stated that on November 30, himself and Chief Odunukwe met that night in Ikoyi and he was informed that the businessman would conclude the transaction with the purchaser the following day. Afam said that was the last time he saw him. He explained that he, thereafter, wrote a petition to the police and DSS.

“The deceased’s car was tracked to where it was dumped at Lekki. Shortly after, the three defendants were arrested.
“The deed of assignment and the original title documents on the same property was found in the possession of the first defendant, (Daniel Ibeaji),” he said.

The witness said he was present when the defendants led the police and journalists to where they had dumped the decapitated body of the deceased at a canal in Ogombo.

However, when he was cross- examined by defence counsel, the witness told the court that the land documents don’t bear the names of the defendants and that he didn’t witness the killing.
Also, the second prosecution witness, Odunukwe Eugene, a brother to the deceased, told court that police findings showed that the first defendant was the last person to call the deceased (the late Chief Odunukwe) , before the line was switched off.

He said the defendants later confessed in police custody and in his presence that they killed his brother in a hotel room at Ajah by hitting him on the head with an iron rod, despite pleadings by the deceased for his life to be spared.

He added that the first defendant, who claimed to be a medical doctor, allegedly injected him with a deadly dose of diazepam. He then dismembered him and his remains were dumped at nightfall.

Eugene was equally cross-examined by Mr. Jiakponna and Mr. Olajide Odusanya, the third defendant counsel, the witness said he was not there when the police arrested the defendants and that he didn’t know what transpired between the police and the defendants during investigation.
After listening to the testimony of the witnesses, Justice Adesanya subsequently adjourned further hearing to December 6, 2021.

Ikoyi Collapsed Building: Pastor Ashimolowo claims he advised Femi Osibona, to invest in Nigeria

Pastor Ashimolowo claims he advised Femi Osibona, to invest in Nigeria. A 21-storey building, situated along Gerard Road, in Ikoyi, collapsed on Monday afternoon, while many workers were trapped and some feared dead in the collapsed building, which is still under construction.

Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, the Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, said he advised the Ikoyi collapsed building developer, Femi Osibona, to invest in Nigeria. Asimolowo said this in a video clip that has gone viral on Internet since the collapse of the 21-storey building on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, on 1 November.

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NEMA Asks Ikeja Residents To Avoid Open Fire After Gas Leakage In Lagos

NEMA asks residents to avoid open fire as Major gas leak in Lagos. It was reported that Major gas leak in Ikeja areas of Lagos State.

NEMA Acting Coordinator, Lagos State Territory, Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the incident on Wednesday. The Acting Coordinator advised shops and business centers to be under lock and key pending when normalcy will return.

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