I almost got killed by a train – Gbubemi Atimomo

…reflections on the lack of safety precautions along our train tracks I was confronted by my mortality a couple of days ago. It was a regular day: nothing unusual had happened to make me suspect I would experience a potentially…

No social distancing as traders, beggars, others resume activities in Lagos

Just as the ease of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) lockdown directive by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, became effective in Lagos State on Monday, Lagosians were seen trooping out to resume their daily activities. Some of these Lagosians were seen…

OMG! Food sellers in Lagos want to kill us all – Lucia Edafioka

I saw this news headline recently, Traders arrested for selling expired biscuits, I did not need to open the story to know that it must have happened in Lagos. In the story, a special unit of the Lagos State Task…

*Alfa accused of leaking nude pictures of businesswoman, bags 2 years for N37.6m fraud (NewTelegraph)*Lagos serves 7-day abatement ultimatum to traders, transporters to clear gridlock (Guardian)

Alfa accused of leaking nude pictures of businesswoman, bags 2 years for N37.6m fraud (NewTelegraph) An Alfa (Islamic Cleric), Awojobi Ganiu, was on Thursday sentenced to two years in prison for defrauding a United States-based businesswoman, Mrs Oluwatoyin Akinwole of…

1000 Kwara traders, artisans to get N1bn soft loans

At least 1000 traders, marketers and artisans will benefit from a N1billion soft loan to run their businesses under the Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) under consideration by the State House of Assembly, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Thursday.…

Why we can’t stop talking about MTN ASAP

You see, February was the undisputed month of MTN Anti Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP)! It was the month the state activities kicked off in Lagos and there was a lot to see, learn from and even pass on. We’ll give…

Huge crowds greet Obi, others during PDP’s road show in Anambra

A massive crowd made up of traders, students, artisans and people from various walks of life on Tuesday greeted the road show organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in all the parts of the state to create awareness among…

‘Leave the Igbo, face the electorate,’ Agbaje tells Sanwo-Olu

Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the governorship election to leave the Igbo and face the electorate. The candidate who spoke recently…

Traders protest in Festac as government aims to demolish Agboju market (Guardian)

Traders in one of the main Festac markets, Agboju market, Monday, protested what they called an “illegal demolition order” of the market. A few of the traders, who spoke to The Guardian, accused the local government of being behind the…

Court jails four Anambra traders for selling fake drugs (Punch)

A Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, presided over by Justice A. Abubakar, has sentenced   four traders to six years in prison for dealing in fake drugs. The convicts, Anayo Okoye, Ifeanyi Onuoha, Chukwudozie Eze and Okechukwu Nwafor, will…

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