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Court summons Ooni’s brother, Tunji Ogunwusi over housing fraud

Tunji Ogunwusi

A Lagos High Court, sitting at Igbosere, Lagos State, has summoned a brother of the Ooni of Ife, Prince Tunji Ogunwusi, and his company, PrimeWaterview Holdings, over a housing scheme, which payments made by over 800 Nigerians remain unaccounted for. Also expected to appear before Justice K. O. Dawodu, on April 10, are the incumbent President of the Nigeria Association ...

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28-year-old man docked for allegedly breaking into an office, stealing N1.6m


Lagos – A 28-year-old unemployed man, Taiwo Ogunmodede, who allegedly broke into a real estate firm and stole N1.6 million, on Monday appeared in a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ court in Lagos. Ogunmodede, whose address was not provided, is charged with two counts of burglary and stealing. The prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye told the court that the defendant on Oct. 24, ...

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Affordable housing: FMBN launches rent-to-own scheme for workers


Amidst growing concern that the efforts of government agencies to tackling housing deficit in the country is grossly insignificant, the recent launch of the rent-to-own housing scheme by the board of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, (FMBN) may make housing more affordable for Nigerian workers who cannot build or buy homes from their meagre income. The scheme is seen ...

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Businessman docked over alleged damage of building materials

building materials

A 54-year-old businessman, Tunde Fisayo, who allegedly broke into a neighbour’s property and destroyed his building materials, was on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Fisayo, who resides in Lekki area of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, willful damage and criminal damage to property. The Prosecutor, Cyril Ejiofor, told the court that the ...

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New Lagos-Abeokuta rail to move 5,000 containers daily


Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun State governor, has said Nigeria may have succeeded in solving Lagos traffic jam, as the newly constructed standard gauge rail track has the capacity to move up to 5000 containers just by one train in one day. Amosun stated that the new infrastructure project would take many people and goods off Lagos, as many business activities would ...

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NRC people living in Abeokuta, Ibadan can now work in Lagos


The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said that it was now possible for residents of Abeokuta in Ogun State, and Ibadan in Oyo State to work in Lagos with the new standard gauge rail line. The Lagos Railway District Manager, Mr. Jerry Oche, made the assertion in an interview on Tuesday in Lagos. Oche said that the nearly completed Lagos-Ibadan ...

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NRC collaborates with Lagos State to reopen Ashade level crossing


The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it is collaborating with the Lagos State Government to reopen Ashade level crossing which was closed to motorists following a recent train derailment. The Railway District Manager, Lagos State, Mr. Jerry Oche, told newsmen on Sunday in Lagos that the corporation was working with the state government to raise the road level to meet ...

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Ajah community decries abandoned BRT terminal, bad roads

BRT terminal

Residents, including investors and commuters of Ajah community in Lagos State, have expressed displeasure over the abandoned BRT terminal and Ambode Flyover bridge in the area. The community members lamented that the present status of the construction has paralysed businesses and other activities in the area and therefore called on the state government to expedite project completion. According to them, ...

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PHOTOS: Train derails along Mangoro/Agege area

derailed train

On Thursday, a train coming from Ijoko, Ogun State, and heading to Ebute Metta, Lagos, derailed at Mangoro/ Agege area. A statement by Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, revealed that several persons were injured in the accident. The accident was reportedly caused by faulty train tracks. See photos as shared by both LASEMA and the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency ...

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history of Ikeja

The history of Ikeja which is the capital of Lagos state is not known by many. The origin comprises of two major components which are Ipodo Quarters and Isale-Awori Quarters. Ipodo Quarters were founded by an Awori called Ikudehinbu while Isale-Awori Ipodo Quarters were founded by Amore who came from Otta. Ikudehinbu was the progenitor of the present day Odu ...

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