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Another Building Collapses In Lagos

A three-storey building has collapsed on Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, in the Mushin area of Lagos. This is coming barely two weeks after a seven-storey building collapsed in the Oniru area of the state, killing six persons. The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the latest incident said it occurred around 12 noon. “A …

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LASTMA cannot impose fines, tow vehicles without court order – Judge rules

A Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has ruled that the imposition of fines and forceful towing of vehicles belonging to alleged traffic offenders, by officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA without a court order is illegal. Justice Olalekan Oresanya made the declaration while delivering judgment in a suit filed by a legal practitioner, Lawal Aliyu against LASTMA, …

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Prof that assaulted Police Orderly sent to Prison

A magistrate’s court sitting in  Wuse, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, has remanded Prof Zainab Duke Abiola in Suleja Prison over the assault of Inspector Teju Moses, a police orderly attached to her. The professor was arraigned alongside her domestic aide, Rebecca Enechido, on Friday. In a video clip that went viral on Wednesday, the officer was seen seated on …

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2023: Why I rejected Tinubu Senatorial Ticket Offer – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), offered him a senatorial slot. As widely reported, Tinubu and Wike met in London last month, amid the crisis rocking the opposition party. After the meeting with Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had flown to …

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Cristiano Ronaldo charged for knocking down a fan’s phone

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged by the Football Association over footage which appeared to show him knocking a phone out of a fan’s hand. A video was shared on social media alongside comments claiming he smashed the device as he left the pitch after a 1-0 loss at Everton in April. Ronaldo, 37, later apologised on social media. He …

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Ukraine war: Russians flee to border after military call-up

Queues have sprung up along Russia’s border as men attempt to leave the country to avoid a military call-up for the war in Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilisation on Wednesday, which could see 300,000 people summoned to serve in the war. The Kremlin says reports of fighting-age men fleeing are exaggerated. But on the border with …

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Abuja-based Lawyer Arrested For Beating Police Orderly ‘Who Refused To Do House Chores’

The police have arrested an Abuja-based lawyer and human rights activist, Professor Zainab Duke Abiola, for allegedly assaulting her female police orderly, Inspector Teju Moses. The professor, who was arrested alongside her housemaid, Rebecca Enechido, reportedly assaulted the orderly for refusing to do some domestic chores she assigned to her. In a video clip that went viral on Wednesday, the …

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Chelsea sack recently-hired director Damian Willoughby over “inappropriate messages”

Chelsea have sacked their recently-hired commercial director Damian Willoughby after finding he had sent “inappropriate messages” prior to his appointment. Willoughby only began working at Stamford Bridge earlier this month following Todd Boehly’s takeover of the Premier League giants. But he has now seen his contract terminated with immediate effect by the Blues. He had previously held posts at Manchester City and gaming company …

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I Can’t Force Ayu To Resign, Atiku Replies Wike’s Camp

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has said Senator Iyioricha Ayu cannot be forced to resign as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman. The PDP Presidential Candidate said this while reacting to the decision of the camp of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to pull out of his campaign council. Governor Wike and his allies reportedly held a marathon meeting …

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