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Outrage As Police Detain Six Protesters In Lagos
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Outrage As Police Detain Six Protesters In Lagos

Condemnations have trailed the detention of six protesters who held a procession to mark the 120th day that soldiers fired live ammunition at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate. During the shooting, some protesters reportedly died while others secured varying degrees of injuries. The PUNCH gathered that those arrested on Saturday are Victoria Oniru, Tokunbo, Tunde Abass, Leon, Omolara Alagbala, and Adekunle. It was learnt that the protesters had converged on Victoria Island when police officers from Maroko Police Station arrested them. It was also learnt that the protesters were later transferred to Adeniji Adele Police Station before being detained at Panti. In a statement, Eti-Osa Bar Forum Legal Aid Clinic and Situation Room for #OccupyLekki demanded the immediate ...
EFCC Arrests 14 For Internet Fraud In Lagos
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EFCC Arrests 14 For Internet Fraud In Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested 14 persons following series of intelligence on their alleged fraudulent activities. They were arrested at 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, February 4, 2021. The suspects are: Akin Abiola Daramola, Stephen Augustine Terungwa, Oluwateru Abiodun Samson, Jeffrey Imariagbe Ehis, Uwajiala Odion Henry, Solomon Abidiran Pelumi, Adebayo Oluwatobi Isaac Olamide and Odunifa Joseph Opomulero. Others are: Adulkarim Samad Olalekan, Anne Davidson, Ibrahim Enakere Emmanuel, Abayomi Oluwagbenga Olowoake, Israel Jigah Sokoamtu, Oluwaseun Olajuwon Ibrahim and Isaiah Effiong They have been interrogated and will soon be arraigned in court.
Arrested Lagos Clubber Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Police Cell
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Arrested Lagos Clubber Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Police Cell

A man who was arrested at Eclipse nightclub in Victoria Island, Lagos State says he has tested positive for COVID-19 in police cell. Ipadeola Oriyomi, a social media influencer, said on Instagram he spent the night at Maroko Police Station after the arrest before being moved to Oshodi task force. “I have been in Oshodi Taskforce since Monday. They tested us yesterday for COVID-19. The test came out today (Thursday) and it shows I’m positive,” he said. Mr Oriyomi said he was thrown right back into the cell instead of being isolated or taken to an isolation centre for COVID-19 infected persons. The social media influencer who pleaded with authorities concerning his case said the decision to throw him back into the cell endangers his health and that of the people inside the cell wit...
Lagos police arrests owner of Club Victoria, to arraign him in court
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Lagos police arrests owner of Club Victoria, to arraign him in court

The police in Lagos state have arrested the owner of Club Victoria located in Victoria Island Lagos. Recall that over the weekend, the state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, led a team of officers to raid the club and arrested the clubgoers. They were arrested for violating the COVID19 protocols. The state government in December announced a ban on all clubbing activities in the state as part of measures to contain the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic. According to the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the owner of the Victoria club will be arraigned at the Magistrate court Yaba this morning, January 12. He said the idea is to use the club owner as a scapegoat to serve as a deterrent to other defaulting club owners.
Royal Family Rejects New Oniru Of Iruland, Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal
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Royal Family Rejects New Oniru Of Iruland, Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal

One of the ruling houses in Iruland, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Omowumi Abisogun Oniru Ruling House, has rejected the installation of Oba Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal, as the new Oniru of Iruland, on the ground that he is not a member of their family. Consequently, they called on the Federal Government to prevail on the Lagos State Governments to reverse the installation of Lawal and chose one of them as the new king of Iruland. The family made the appeal during a protest at the Igbosere High Court of Lagos, yesterday. The newly installed king, Lawal, former Commissioner of Agriculture in Lagos State was installed on Sunday by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Head of the Omowunmi Abisogun Oniru ruling house, 88-year-old, Alhaji Surajudeen Durosinmi, said they rejected Lawal becau...
Former Tinubu’s Aide, Gbolahan Lawal, Set To Become The New Oniru
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Former Tinubu’s Aide, Gbolahan Lawal, Set To Become The New Oniru

The stage is set for Gbolahan Lawal, Lagos commissioner for agriculture and former aide-de-camp (ADC) to Bola Tinubu, to be announced as the new oniru of Iru, We has learnt. He resigned his appointment as commissioner on Thursday, preparatory to taking over as the first class monarch of Iruland, which covers Victoria Island, Lagos state. The affluent Victoria Island encompasses Lagos Island, Ikoyi and the Lekki Peninsula. There have been controversies over who occupies the seat since September 2019 when Idowu Abiodun, the former oniru, died aged 82. The tussle had been between Adesegun, a former commissioner and son of the late ruler whom some chiefs had reportedly endorsed, and Hakeem Ajasa, a retired police officer also endorsed by a part of the royal family. Sources, ...
John Legend Performs in Lagos, At THISDAY Awards 2020
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John Legend Performs in Lagos, At THISDAY Awards 2020

International music icon, john legend, has just made an electrifying performance at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos john legend is one of America’s music exports, known for sweet ballads that often leave one in a musical ecstasy. He is married to model, Chrissy Teigen, with children. The Grammy award-winning artiste performed at the high-octane event to mark the 25th anniversary of THISDAY, which has continuously elevated the status of journalism in Nigeria. Watch The Video
Naira Marley’s Many Troubles
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Naira Marley’s Many Troubles

Music artiste, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley’s name is practically synonymous with trouble. Ever since he attracted mainstream attention last year, the Soapy singer has constantly been in bed with controversies. Though his case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is still pending, the singer had another run in with the law some weeks ago when he was said to have stolen a Toyota Camry car. The driver of the car had hit a vehicle in Marley’s motorcade around the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, and one of the singer’s brothers was said to have got into the car and driven it off. The case was eventually charged to court and when Fashola refused to make an appearance, the presiding judge ordered the police to present Marley at the next court hearing or the si...
Marlians in tears as police arrest them during Marlian Fest 2019
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Marlians in tears as police arrest them during Marlian Fest 2019

The Nigerian Police yesterday, arrested some Marlians who attended the ‘Marlian fest’ 2019 at the Eko Convention center, Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The reason behind the arrest has not yet been ascertained, but from the video which went viral, some of the victims were heard crying and pleading to be released. One of them was heard crying and saying “Sir Sir”. According to Victor who shared the news on Twitter, the Nigerian Police harrassed Marlians who came for the Marlian Fest and locked them up inside a black vehicle. He tagged Naira Marley to his tweet and begged him to intervene and save his Marlians.   View this post on Instagram   Chaos at Eko Hotel as #marlians try to gain entrance to Naira M...
Nightlife Awards 2019: List of Winners
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Nightlife Awards 2019: List of Winners

Sequel to the list of nominees we released for the just concluded maiden edition of Nightlife Awards 2019 which held in all it’s glitz and glamour at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island on the 8th of December 2019, here’s the list of winners.   Nightlife Personality of the Year – Shina Peller Nightlife Brand of the Year – Quilox Lounge of the Year – Zenbah Nightclub of the Year – Pablo Cubana Hype Man of the Year – Jerry Shaffer Club/Event Promoter of the Year – PrettyMike Dj of the Year – Paranormal DJ Club Manager of the Year – Cubana Chiefpriest South East Club of the Year – Opium Cubana, Owerri South South Club of the Year- Club Joker, Benin South West Club of the Year – Royale Deluxe North Central – Moscow Underground Restaurant of the Ye...
Cardi B Gushes About Lagos, Says ‘It’s Like Disneyland’
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Cardi B Gushes About Lagos, Says ‘It’s Like Disneyland’

American rapper Cardi B is currently in Lagos, Nigeria for a concert. The Bodak Yellow crooner shared a couple of videos on her social media, showing off the beauty of Victoria Island.   View this post on Instagram   #cardib gushes about #lagos , says ‘it’s like #disneyland’ A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Dec 7, 2019 at 12:10am PST
Mompha’s Lebanese Business Partner Arrested By EFCC
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Mompha’s Lebanese Business Partner Arrested By EFCC

EFCC has arrested a Lebanese, Hamza Koudeih, alleged to be a collaborator of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha, who was recently arrested by the commission. Head of the EFCC’s Lagos zonal office, Mr. Mohammed Rabo, said Koudeih was arrested alongside two others whose nationalities are yet to be established following their alleged involvement in internet fraud and money laundering. “Hamza Koudeih was arrested over the weekend at the Eko Atlantic Pearl Tower, Victoria Island, Lagos, where he occupied one of the luxury suites. It cost about $5 million annually as rent to maintain the luxury suite. EFCC operatives had a fierce battle arresting him because his apartment was fortified with triple reinforced fire proof door and close circuit television cameras,” said Rabo. According to Rabo...
No Money Osun State Can Make In 40 Years That My Dad Hasn’t Made – Davido
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No Money Osun State Can Make In 40 Years That My Dad Hasn’t Made – Davido

Davido has stated that there is no money Osun State can make in the next 30 to 40 years that his dad has not made. The singer made this known during a private listening party at Landmark Events, Victoria Island, for his ‘A Good Time’ scheduled to drop in October. Davido also revealed the real reason why he was away from Nigeria during the Osun State election. Speaking in an interview with MTV Base TV host, Ehiz, Davido said: “With the whole politics thing it was first about family. Honestly, it was first about family. I was in Osun with my guys. We saw everything in plain sight. Let me tell you a story about my uncle. My uncle is the last born of the family. The original politician of the family is Serubawon, my father’s elder brother. “He was the first governor of Osun state;...
Police Finally Arrested Bobrisky Over Indecency
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Police Finally Arrested Bobrisky Over Indecency

Instagram famed cross dresser Idris Okuneye alias Bobrisky has been arrested by the Police for breach of public peace and indecency and is currently in police custody. Bobrisky who escaped to evade arrest following the deployment of policemen to scuttle his planned birthday celebrations. Bobrisky who turned 28 on Saturday had planned a birthday bash at the Pearls Gardens in Lekki Phase 1 on Saturday and another slated for Paradise Boat Club, Victoria Island on Sunday. But Police Commissioner Zubairu Muazu ordered the deployment of water-tight security to ensure the party did not hold and also arrest Bobrisky, other cross dressers found. According to the police, the government was not ready to allow the continuous breach of existing laws, noting that allowing the public disp...
Senator Buruji Kashamu Mourns Death Of Loved One
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Senator Buruji Kashamu Mourns Death Of Loved One

Senator Buruji Kashamu, a former lawmaker representing Ogun East Senatorial District has lost his mother, Alhaja Wulemotu Kashamu. Alhaja Kashamu died at the ripe old age of 96. In a statement released Wednesday by Mr Austin Oniyokor, Media Adviser to Senator Kashamu, the deceased died Wednesday, at a highbrow hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos. The remains of the late Alhaja Kashamu will be committed to mother earth by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, 8th August 2019, in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, according to Islamic rites. Until her death, the late Alhaja Kashamu was a prominent businesswoman, community and religious leader. Senator Kashamu is the second son and third child of the late Alhaja Kashamu. Meanwhile, as a mark of respect to the memory of his late mother, the bereaved politici...
Burial Rites For Funke Olakunrin Set To Begin In Lagos
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Burial Rites For Funke Olakunrin Set To Begin In Lagos

PM News reports that the burial rites for Olufunke Olakunrin, daughter of the leader of Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, will begin in Lagos tomorrow. According to a programme of the funeral arrangements, a commendation and night of tributes will be held in her honour on Friday at Harbour Point Wilmot Road, Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria lsland, Lagos by 5 pm. She will be buried on July 22 in Akure. The burial ceremony will take place at the Saito David’s Anglican Cathedral Ijomu, Akure, Ondo State by 11 am, while interment follows at the church cemetery. Olakunrin was killed last Friday by an armed gang along Ore-Sagamu road. Her death by bandits has triggered widespread concerns about the insecurity pervading the country.
Ex-Super Eagles’ Striker, Nwankwo Kanu Cries Out Over Seized Property
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Ex-Super Eagles’ Striker, Nwankwo Kanu Cries Out Over Seized Property

Super Eagles’ Ambassador and former Nigerian international, Nwankwo Kanu, has expressed sadness over the take-over of his Hardley Apartments on Waziri Ibrahim Crescent at Victoria Island, Lagos. Despite a Federal High Court order locking up the hotel after an unresolved issue with AMCON dating 2015, strangers have since taken over the hotel and latest findings indicate that normal business has since resumed there. “I got news of this with utmost sadness, especially after all the emotional stress I endured in recent months at ensuring that I got the court injunction for the trespassers to vacate the property,” Kanu said on Friday evening from Cairo, Egypt where he is on a national duty to motivate the Eagles to AFCON 2019 success. “I honestly do not understand this act of lawlessne...
Covenant University Wins The Enactus Nigeria National Competition 2019
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Covenant University Wins The Enactus Nigeria National Competition 2019

Leapfrogging Human Capital Development was the theme for the 2019 ENACTUS Nigeria National competition which took place on Wednesday 10th July and Thursday 11th July at The Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. With active participants of over 1000 individuals comprising students and academic leaders from over 25 Nigerian tertiary institutions, business leaders and observers from various organizations. The 2 days event did not fall short of expectations as the participants were thrilled and amazed at the turn out of the event. As with the tradition of the ENACTUS Nigeria annual competition,18 Enactus teams were split across four Leagues in the opening round of competition with each league having an average of 4 teams having 25 minutes each to make an Audio-Visual presentation ...
Abuja, Lagos area offices shine as ITF rewards excellence
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Abuja, Lagos area offices shine as ITF rewards excellence

Masari empowers 255 youths with training and business capital The Abuja Area office came tops in revenue generation, while Victoria Island office in Lagos was voted the best in the area of training and volume of income. Kano area office emerged the best in industrial skills training. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Joseph Ari, the Director-General of ITF, said that the staff of the organisation were critical to its successes and deserved every encouragement to put in their best. He said that ITF disbursed N229 million to staff as part of welfare to motivate them to discharge their duties diligently. ”The Fund disbursed a total of N229 million to 266 staff as housing and car loans in 2018, to enable them own houses and ease transportation to work. ”In the year under review, 1...
FIFA Scribe, Samoura Arrives as Lagos Set for 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards
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FIFA Scribe, Samoura Arrives as Lagos Set for 2nd AITEO-NFF Awards

Secretary General of world football –ruling body, FIFA, Ms Fatma Samoura arrived in Nigeria on Saturday, ahead of more than 20 Presidents of FIFA’s Member Associations across the African continent for tonight’s 2nd AITEO-NFF Football Awards taking place at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. At lunch yesterday with the bigwigs of the NFF and a number of stakeholders of the Nigeria game, the Senegalese –born former UN top official expressed her delight with being invited to Nigeria for the Awards and also for being considered worthy of a special award on the night. She will receive the NFF Order of Merit award. At a press briefing on Friday, NFF 1st President and Chairman of the Awards Organizing Committee, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi lauded sponsors AITEO for contin...
Man Attempting To Steal Uber Car Arrested in Lagos
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Man Attempting To Steal Uber Car Arrested in Lagos

A man who was attempting to steal the car of an Uber driver, has been arrested by the police in the Maroko axis of Lagos state. The robber was identified as Ogundoju Olalekan.   A statement from the state police command’s spokesperson, Chike Oti, says the Anti crime patrol team of Maroko Police Station in Lagos state led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Isah Abdulmajid, were on crime prevention patrol when they came across one Ogadinma Ikeagu, crying for help. He narrated that his Toyota Corolla saloon car, had just been snatched by two passengers he picked at the African Shrine. The DPO took the driver in his patrol vehicle and they drove in the same direction taken by the thieves while escaping with the car. Fortunately for the distressed Uber Driver, the Police tea...
Thieves Invade Kanu Nwankwo’s Hotel in Lagos, Steal all His Medals
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Thieves Invade Kanu Nwankwo’s Hotel in Lagos, Steal all His Medals

Thieves reportedly invaded Kanu Nwankwo’s Hotel, The Hardley Apartments located at Waziri Ibrahim Crescent on Victoria Island, Lagos and reportedly stole all his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items.Kanu Nwankwo who learnt that his hotel which has been sealed up since 2015 sequel due to an alleged default in transaction between it and Skye Bank (now Polaris Bank) was being occupied by some authorized persons who had also commenced renovation of the facility in disregard of the seal order and litigation, was forced to arrive in Nigeria over the weekend to verify the claims. The hotel has been through series of litigation which is still pending at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, and it was gathered that the last hearing came up in November last year af...
2 Men Fight Violently at Burna Boy’s Concert in Lagos
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2 Men Fight Violently at Burna Boy’s Concert in Lagos

A chaotic scene was recorded at a live concert in Lagos when two men decided to slug it out publicly yesterday at Burna Boy’s concert in Lagos, leaving other guests shocked and terrified. The unfortunate incident happened at the Eko Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The concert which was undoubtedly one of the most discussed musical occasions of the year – saw the two grown up men fight each other with free flow of punches and slaps after a disagreement at the event. It was not certain what led to the fist exchange between the duo, but their fight was embarrassingly captured on video and it has since gone viral across social media as one of the highlights of Burna Boy’s concert.
Future Awards Africa 2018 Winners List
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Future Awards Africa 2018 Winners List

The Future Awards Africa 2018 was held last night at The Balmoral, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, and we've got the complete list of winners The event had 100 nominees selected for inspiring works and initiatives. The nominees which includes innovators, philanthropists, activists, technocrats and creators, were also selected for making an impact through social enterprise and creativity. Here is a complete list of winners at the Future Awards Africa 2018 below; Young Person of the Year: Samson Itodo Professional Service: Temi Marcella Awogboro Public Service: Daniel Philemon Saradau Fashion: Tosin Ogundadegbe Creativity: Ayobola Kekere Ekun Comedy: Mark Angel Photography: Emmanuel Oyeleke Business: Chidi Ajaere New ...
Ayeni Adekunle writes a moving poem to mourn Tosyn Bucknor as her funeral rites begins today
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Ayeni Adekunle writes a moving poem to mourn Tosyn Bucknor as her funeral rites begins today

The funeral rites for late broadcaster, Tosyn Bucknor who died on Monday 19th November will begin today with a special service of songs and tribute night at Harbour Point, Victoria Island. She will be laid to rest on Thursday 29th November 2018 shortly after her funeral service which will be held at the Harvesters International Christian Center. In a glowing tribute to her, media personality Ayeni Adekunle wrote a touching poem about life and death... Read below.... Life. It’s beautiful. Yet so damn ugly. It goes on forever. Yet it goes off. For ever. We live. We leave. Then we live and leave again. We know everyone. Yet we know no one. We live everyday, yet we live not. We go everywhere, yet we go nowhere. We have everything, yet we have not a thing. We...
Akhator Dedicates NSA Gongs To Mom
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Akhator Dedicates NSA Gongs To Mom

Captain of the women’s national basketball team, Evelyn Akhator has described her double awards at this year’s Nigerian Sports Awards as amazing. The professional basketball athlete, who plays for the Turkish side Besiktas, stole the show by winning both the Basketball Player of the Year and Sportswoman of the Year categories at the 2018 Nigerian Sports Award held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island in Lagos on Friday. The 2017 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) 3rd overall pick by Dallas Wings warded off opposition from Odunayo Adekuoroye and Simidele Adeagbo to win the Sportswoman of the Year category. She also beat male basketball player, Ike Diogu and fellow teammate, Adora Elonu to clinch the Basketball Player of the Year award. The Lagos-born basketball star...
Legendary Hip-hop Photographer Modu to Exhibit Work in Lagos
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Legendary Hip-hop Photographer Modu to Exhibit Work in Lagos

Chi Modu Chi Modu, the powerhouse behind some of hip-hop’s most iconic images, will be exhibiting his works for the first time in Lagos at Budweiser’s music platform BUDX. The music series are ways the brand is shaping music in the country. For the two days, the event will hold, attendees will have the lifetime opportunity to mingle with the renowned photographer. Modu first picked up a camera while a student at Rutgers. After honing his skills at the International Centre of Photography, he landed a job at The Source, which was the definitive magazine of hip hop culture. It was here that Modu developed relationships with the biggest icons of the hip hop movement like, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Mary J. Blige, and LL Cool J, most of whom were not yet famous at the time. ...
Ajibade Battles Musa, Omeruo For Nigeria Footballer Of The Year Award
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Ajibade Battles Musa, Omeruo For Nigeria Footballer Of The Year Award

Super Eagles stand-in-captain, Ahmed Musa, defender Kenneth Omeruo and Rasheedat Ajibade will battle for this year’s Nigeria Footballer of the Year award. This would be known on November 16 at the  ceremony of the prestigious Nigerian Sports Award billed for Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Organisers explained that the male and female footballer of the year award were collapsed into one to make it unique. According to Unmissable Incentives, organizers of the Nigerian Sports Award, NSA that announced the shortlist of nominees for the 2018 edition of the awards ceremony in Lagos yesterday, the three footballers scored highest among the nominees in that category. Nigeria’s Rasheedat Ajibade vies for the ball with Haiti’s Melchie Dumonay during the Women World Cup U20 football mat...
NDLEA Arrests Lebanese Chef For Running A Drug Ring In Victoria Island, Lagos
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NDLEA Arrests Lebanese Chef For Running A Drug Ring In Victoria Island, Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday arrested a Lebanese Chef, Charbel Chalouhi, for allegedly using and dealing in drugs at his residence on number 18, Wahab Ogunbambo Street, off Simeon Akinlonu Crescent, Victoria Island. According to The Nation, Chalouhi was arrested following an intelligence report that he was involved in hard drugs. He was trailed by NDLEA officers at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Lagos Command, Ikeja. Thereafter, he was taken to his home where 1kg of cocaine from recovered. “I was just walking on the street and I saw the NDLEA officials when they came in. I saw the event. When they came, they invaded his house, not even his house alone, they went to other houses too. But when they got to know that he was the one, they c...
Tanker Explosion Causes Fire Outbreak Around Ecobank Head Office In Victoria Island
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Tanker Explosion Causes Fire Outbreak Around Ecobank Head Office In Victoria Island

It has been reported that a fire outbreak has caused some commotion around the Ecobank head office in Victoria Island, Lagos. The fire incident reportedly occurred today at about 8:40 a.m. when a diesel tanker was offloading diesel close to a generator that was turned on. Some witnesses report hearing a loud explosion three times. Luckily, fire service arrived the scene promptly and have now put the situation under control.
Singer Korra Obidi Receive Dirty Slap By A Policeman In Lagos
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Singer Korra Obidi Receive Dirty Slap By A Policeman In Lagos

Nigerian musician, professional dancer, model and actress, Korra Obidi, has taken to her Instagram page to narrate how she was physically assaulted by operatives of the Nigerian Police Force in Lagos. The Delta State-born Princess from Oshimili North area of the state, who had a very conservative childhood, revealed further that she was given a dirty slap by the police officials who also smashed her phone. She shared a video clip from the scene and wrote; "Phone smashed and physically assaulted by a police officer OLORUNISOLA ISMAIL on Etim Nyang, Victoria island.   "He gained access into my car gave me a dirty slap and grabbed my wrist and my phone. Smashes my phone and keeps shouting. This was after I attempted to record him sitting on my Bonnet.  I forgot I was in Lagos, not A...
Any Actor That Owns A House In Lekki, VI, Is Into Something Else – Aremu Afolayan Alleges
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Any Actor That Owns A House In Lekki, VI, Is Into Something Else – Aremu Afolayan Alleges

At a time when many actors are opting to own choice houses in posh parts of Lagos, popular actor Aremu Afolayan is not convinced that they made their money through the craft. The actor told Saturday Beats that Nigerians are quick to believe anything especially once it is on the internet but the truth is that most actors driving big cars most likely got their money from influential people. He said, “By the way, I live my life, people tend to think that I am the richest Yoruba actor, but that is a lie. Nigerians assume a lot. I live in a rented apartment because I cannot afford to build one. When they see me buy a new car, they don’t know if I paid for the car in instalments; instead they call me a big boy. What type of big boy lives on N50,000 or N100,000 income per film as an actor? I c...
President Buhari Meets British Supermodel, Naomi Campbell In Lagos
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President Buhari Meets British Supermodel, Naomi Campbell In Lagos

President Buhari who has been in Lagos since yesterday, for his 2-days visit to the city, was pictured with British born model, actress, Naomi Campbell. Naomi Campbell caught up with President Buhari at the private commissioning of Eko Atlantic city project. Eko Atlantic is planned to be situated over an artificial 10 square kilometre plot of land off of Victoria Island. The idea behind this project was to establish a city that will become the new economic capital of Africa. The Eko Atlantic City Project is an ambitious planned city being constructed on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean. It is projected to accommodate at least 250,000 residents and a daily flow of 150,000 commuters when completed.
President Buhari, VP Osinbajo, Gov Ambode And Others Attend Bola Tinubu 66th Birthday
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President Buhari, VP Osinbajo, Gov Ambode And Others Attend Bola Tinubu 66th Birthday

Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday March 29th celebrated his 66th Birthday at the Eko hotel and Suites, Victoria island, Lagos President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday took turns to eulogise the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he clocked 66. Speaking at the 10th Bola Ahmed Tinubu Colloquium, organised to commemorate the former Lagos Governor’s birthday, President Buhari described Tinubu as a political patriot who has over the years invested in building people and creating future leaders of tomorrow.
See Photos Of Lagosians That Came Out Enmass To Welcome President Buhari
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See Photos Of Lagosians That Came Out Enmass To Welcome President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari this morning arrived Lagos and was received by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the presidential wing of the Ikeja Airport. Lagosians also came out in large numbers to welcome the president even though movement was restricted on some roads as a result of the 2-day visit. See photos below Shortly after his arrival, President Buhari inaugurated the Ikeja Bus Terminal which is expected to commute more than 100,000 residents across 23 bus routes in the state. He later proceeded to the venue of the colloquium organised to mark the 66th Birthday of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, in Victoria Island axis of the state. During his two-day visit to Lagos, the President is expected to inspec...
German Military Pledges Support For Nigerian Army To Combat Insurgency
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German Military Pledges Support For Nigerian Army To Combat Insurgency

German Armed Forces has pledged their support for the Nigerian Army in the fight against insurgency. The German Armed Forces General Staff College who paid a courtesy visit to the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division of the Nigerian Army in Victoria Island, Lagos expressed concerns over the recent challenges in the country, especially in the area of insurgency, pipeline vandalism, and kidnapping. The leader of the delegation, Col. Thorsten Schutz, while speaking with journalists, said the visit to the GOC, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh, was also to learn how Nigeria coped with its crisis in the North East. Schutz also told journalists that media portrayal of the country was one dominated by both economic struggles and crisis especially in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. He...
Meet The Nigerian Man Who Holds Four Guinness World Records
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Meet The Nigerian Man Who Holds Four Guinness World Records

All over the world, every second and every minute, someone somewhere is attempting to set a new record or break an existing one and these records don’t come cheap. No matter what act it is, be it singing or dancing non-stop, it takes one with a creative mind, zeal and energy to achieve such. For one to break a record, what it takes is one to do the extraordinary and once this happens, the individual is on his way to international recognition. While many all over the world choose to focus on negative stories coming out from this part of the world, somebody somewhere in Nigeria is breaking positive records and making the country proud. Adetunwase Adenle is that citizen, he is the only Nigeria citizen who has four Guinness world records to his name. The class room teacher and artist hold...
Ivorian Actress Eudoxie Yao Puts Her Massive Ass On Display
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Ivorian Actress Eudoxie Yao Puts Her Massive Ass On Display

Eudoxie Yao, the Ivorian actress who boasts of having the biggest natural bum in West Africa, shared a bikini photo of herself taken while in Lagos, Nigeria. In the throwback photo, the curvy model is seen wearing a skimpy two-piece bikini while flaunting her famous bum for the camera. She captioned it: "Tbt victoria island Nigeria Lagos ?♥?bain de nuit"
IG Model, Symba, Flaunts Her Curvy Body In New Racy Bikini Photos
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IG Model, Symba, Flaunts Her Curvy Body In New Racy Bikini Photos

Instagram model, Symba took to Insta-live to flaunt her curves while wearing a two piece bikini. The model, a dark-skinned buxom beauty, is seen in a stringy bikini that put her massive behind on display. See another photo below. Recall that sometime last year, the model shut down the internet after she and her team caused light traffic on Victoria Island in Lagos, just for a rare kind of photo shoot. She struts across the road, in front of parked cars, while her photographer snapped away at his camera. Also, the model poses on the pavement, besides a palm tree, before crossing the road again, seemingly uncaring of the massive attention she is getting.
Dangote, Otedola, Kate Henshaw, Toke Makinwa, Dakore Akande & More Step Out For The Premiere Of ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’
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Dangote, Otedola, Kate Henshaw, Toke Makinwa, Dakore Akande & More Step Out For The Premiere Of ‘The Royal Hibiscus Hotel’

The 'Valentine Red' themed movie premiere of 'The Royal Hibiscus Hotel' took place at at Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Sunday. Mo Abudu, Jide Kosoko, Rachel Oniga, Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Zainab Balogun, Kenneth Okolie, Idia Aisien, Kate Henshaw, Cobhams Asuquo, OC Ukeje, Ali Baba and his wife, Ibunkun Ukeje, Waje, Omawunmi, DJ Cuppy, Chigul, Mai Atafo, Toke Makinwa and more stepped out in style on the red carpet. Click to view more pictures Photo Credit: Bella Naija
Man Impregnates Wife’s Sister Thrice, Forces Her To Do Abortion
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Man Impregnates Wife’s Sister Thrice, Forces Her To Do Abortion

An orphan, Basirat, has been taken into protective custody by the Lagos State Government after she was allegedly abused by people who should have protected her. First was her teacher, then her sister’s husband.PUNCH Metro learnt that Basirat had been put in the care of her sister who lived in the Ajah area of Lagos State, after her parents died in 2014 when she was barely 15. She was enrolled in a private school in Ikota, where a teacher, Folorunsho Joseph, 34, allegedly drugged and deflowered her. Her sister’s husband, 37-year-old Mukaila Bello, allegedly took advantage of the incident and defiled her repeatedly until she became pregnant. Bello, an indigene of Kwara State, has four children and works with a charity organization on Victoria Island, Lagos State. After forcing...
Wizkid Hangs Out With Banky W, Tunde Demuren And Paul Okoye
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Wizkid Hangs Out With Banky W, Tunde Demuren And Paul Okoye

Multi-award winning Nigerian musician, Wizkid has taken out time to enjoy himself while hanging out with fellow musicians. Nigerian musician Wizkid has been spotted enjoying life with Captain Tunde Demuren and the CEO of One Africa Fest, Paul Okoye in Victoria Island, last night. In the new photos, Wizkid could also be seen with Banky W after missing his wedding to Adesua which took place in South Africa. Star boy, Wizkid disclosed the reason why he did not attend Banky W’s white wedding in Cape Town, South Africa. According to the popular Nigerian musician, his passport was withheld and so he could not travel to South Africa for the white wedding like he promised after missing the traditional wedding at Victoria Island, Lagos. To explain his absence in South Africa, Wiz...
Tinubu To Be Buried January 30 In Lagos
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Tinubu To Be Buried January 30 In Lagos

The late former Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Deji Tinubu, will be buried on January 30.   Tinubu, the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperative to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, slumped and died on Thursday in the Epe area of Lagos State.     It was gathered that a service of songs will be held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Victoria Island on January 29 by 5pm.   The lying-in-state and burial ceremony will also be held at the same venue on Tuesday ,30 January. The interment follows afterwards at Vaults and Gardens, Ikoyi, Lagos.   The late Deji Tinubu is survived by an aged mother, Bintu Tinubu, and wife, Yemisi.
EFCC Arrests Patience Jonathan’s Sister At Airport
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EFCC Arrests Patience Jonathan’s Sister At Airport

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the younger sister to Patience Jonathan, the wife of the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, over suspicious payments of N3bn made into her many accounts   Meanwhile the accounts, with a combined balance of N3bn, are in Skye Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Diamond Bank and Ecobank.   It was learnt that the suspect, Esther Oba, was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday shortly after returning from Dubai with her husband and three children.   Mrs. Oba first came under the EFCC radar in 2016 when the commission was investigating Mrs. Jonathan and discovered that an account with Oba’s Bank Verification Number bearing Mrs. Jonathan signature had a balance of $429,381.87 an...
2018 Will Be Successful Year For APC – Ambode
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2018 Will Be Successful Year For APC – Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday said that 2018 would be another successful political year for the All Progressives Congress in fulfilling it’s promises of developing the state. Ambode made the promise in Lagos at the One Lagos Fiesta which started on Dec. 24 and ended on Jan. 1 at Eko Atlantic, Victoria Island. “Congratulations Lagosians as I welcome you into 2018. “We have every reason to believe that this will be a remarkable and special year for every Lagosian and for our dear state. “Without a doubt, 2018 will be a unique year in our political trajectory. The Lagos State Government shall not relent in fulfilling it’s promises to you. “I urge you to expect the very best this New Year, a year that holds such a great promise for all of us,” the governor said....
Empowering Rape Victims My Priority – Miss Nigeria, Ehiguese
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Empowering Rape Victims My Priority – Miss Nigeria, Ehiguese

The newly crowned Miss Nigeria, Mildred Ehiguese, said that her main priority would be to cater for victims of rape and other survivors of child abuse in the country through empowerment. Ehiguese, 24, said this after she emerged the overall winner out of the 41finalists that contested for the coveted position in the early hours of Friday. She also told newsmen that “her victory is the Lord’s doing’’. Newsmen report that the 41st Miss Nigeria was until her emergence Miss Adamawa and a graduate of Psychology from the Redeemers’ University in Ede, Osun. The event took place at the Eko Hotels and Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos State, and was graced by several dignitaries. Ehiguese , who hailed from Edo, said that  she would show her appreciation by living up to expectations during her ...
Debie Rise Set To Unveil Debut EP
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Debie Rise Set To Unveil Debut EP

Debie Rise is proud to announce the release of her first EP this December. To celebrate the release, the former Big Brother Naija housemate released new photos. She will also be having an EP Launch Party on Wednesday, 20th of December alongside her Birthday Bash at AVE Café, New Wing, Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The 11-track project and includes previously released singles like “Here To Stay“, “Joy & Pain” featuring Bassey, “Gagabu” and a refix of her hit single “Cunny Cunny”
Senate Rejects DPR’s N355 Million Budget For Foreign Trips
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Senate Rejects DPR’s N355 Million Budget For Foreign Trips

The Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream) on Thursday rejected Department of Petroleum Resources’ (DPR) proposal of N355 million for foreign trips in the 2018 fiscal year. The committee rejected the proposal when the officials of DPR appeared before it to defend the department’s 2018 budget. The chairman of the committee, Tayo Alasoadura, vowed that the committee would reduce the estimates when sending it to plenary for approval. He said, “your proposed figure for foreign trips in the 2018 fiscal year is too high and must be drastically reduced before it is presented to the senate for approval. “Even the N60.2 million proposed for local trips in terms of monitoring is also on the high side and may also be reviewed downward.” Also, the committee chairman observed that the ...
Tomi Odunsi Unveils ‘Santa Cruise’ EP Artwork / Tracklist
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Tomi Odunsi Unveils ‘Santa Cruise’ EP Artwork / Tracklist

Nigerian actor, singer and songwriter, Tomi Odunsi Fadina proves herself yet again as a brilliant package of talent, versatility, fun and all round entertainer as she’s set to release her debut EP in anticipation to a Broadway Musical production that brings together all her abilities and skills. She describes her new EP ‘Santa Cruise’ as a lifestyle for greatness; greatness being a journey not a destination and embracing the process. The actress who is popularly known for her role as Salewa on Tinsel will publicly present her debut six-track EP, entitled “Santa Cruise” in a collaboration featuring the New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport to an audience that will include celebrities, fans and the corporate players on Sunday, December 17th at the Mitsubishi Showroom, Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. ...