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Breaking: Oworonshoki, Ebute Metta lane of Third Mainland Bridge closes weekend – Report.

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Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.

The Oworonshoki-bound lane of the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed totally to vehicular movement by midnight on Saturday, February 6, 2021, till 7. p.m. on Sunday, February 7, for removal of the last expansion joints on the lane.

A statement by the Ministry of Transportation explained that the closure is vital to enable the contractors to move their equipment to the lane within the given period without any interruption by vehicular movement on the bridge.

Explaining the planned closure, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, stated that the rehabilitation process is being enhanced to ensure that set deadlines are met.

Motorists from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada are advised to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes, while Iyana Oworonsoki-bound traffic from Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu and Ikorodu Road as alternative routes.

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The transport commissioner assured that traffic management personnel had been deployed to the affected routes to minimise and address any traffic impediments during the closure.

The state government appealed for cooperation by residents as the ongoing repair work on the bridge is for the safety of all and sundry, noting that the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration would not relent in ensuring safety on Lagos roads.

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38-year-old teacher charged over 4-year-old rape

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A 38-year-old teacher, Ifeanyichukwu Nwasike, yesterday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defiling a four-year-old pupil.

Nwasike, who resides at No. 13, Mofowoku Street, Akoka, Lagos, was charged with defilement. The prosecution counsel, ASP Nurudeen Thomas, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in March at his residence.

Thomas said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.

Ruling, Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwakpa admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until August 17 for hearing.

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Meanwhile, a traditional ruler in Awara community, Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Andrew Okwuegbunwa, and a pastor, Caleb Agu of Umuoni Agwa in Oguta LGA, have been paraded by the state police command for alleged involvement in kidnap and armed robbery activities.

The police also paraded a pastor of the Winners Chapel in Okwudor, Njaba LGA, Joseph Anthony, for alleged defilement of 11-year-old daughter of a fellow pastor.

The monarch’s gang had kidnapped Louis Obodo at Mgbala Agwa and Inspector Oscar Mbaeri in Agwa in Oguta Local Government; Chigozirim Nnaji in Egwedu Atta, Njaba Local Government; Desmond Okonkwo in Oru West Local Government Area; and Anyanwu Amarachi on July 19, 2020 after which the police gave them a hot chase.

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Okwuegbunwa, who hails from Obor village in Awara, confessed to providing his Lexus 330 SUV for kidnap activities of the syndicate.

The state Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, said the syndicate had abandoned the vehicle during an exchange of gunfire with operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and Anti-kidnapping units of the command.

The monarch said the syndicate paid him N3 million in lieu of his abandoned Lexus 330 with registration number URM 404 EL Edo State, which turned out to be fake.

The traditional ruler said: “My Nephew took my vehicle to do kidnapping. I am not one of them. Though they have used my vehicle about four times, and they gave me money.”

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On his part, head of the syndicate, Pastor Caleb Agu, said he only provided spiritual guide for the gang.

The gang had Ikechukwu Njoku as protocol officer; Ebenezer Obioha as operational commander and executor of the gang; Fabian Obioha as the gang armourer; while Bernard Uzoma as the native doctor provided protection from operational hazards and arrests.

The police boss disclosed that the gang had ambushed and attacked a team of the NDLEA, during which they killed one operative instantly and left two operatives seriously wounded and absconded with their rifles on May 15, 2020.

On the rape allegation, Pastor Joseph Anthony denied complicity, but admitted that he was tempted to commit the act.


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Shocker: Yaba Chief Medical Director Test Positive For COVID-19. [Nigeria]

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The Chief Medical Director of Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos, Dr Bowale Abimbola, has reportedly tested positive for Coronavirus.

According to information on NobleReporters, Dr Abimbola is presently being treated in one of the wards in the hospital.

“Yes, he is positive, that’s why you haven’t seen him in public unlike before. It was even Dr Nifemi Bella Oloniniyi that received honourable members of Lagos State House of Assembly during their visit to our facility. I was told he had a meeting with someone who later showed symptoms of COVID-19, so his samples were immediately taken for test and his results returned positive last week,” N.Rs learnt

Dr Abimbola was actively involved in managing the Italian man who was the Index case of COVID19 in Lagos state.


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Drug stealer gets jail sentence from Yaba magistrate court


A Yaba Magistrates Court in Lagos State on Thursday sentenced a 31-year-old sales representative, Etop Iboro, to two years’ imprisonment for stealing drugs worth N398,000 from his employer, Yaba Psychiatric Hospital.

The Magistrate, Mrs. S.O. Obasa, held that the prosecution proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt. She said that the prosecution was able to prove both counts of breaking-in and stealing through the four witnesses it called and the exhibits it tendered.

Earlier, the police had arraigned Iboro on July 4, 2019, on a two-count charge of a break-in and stealing from an employer. The defendant, Iboro, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences and was granted bail.


The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure submitted that Iboro broke into the hospital’s pharmacy through a window at 2 a.m., on June 13, 2019, and stole the drugs. He added that when the hospital noticed that the drugs were missing, it conducted a search and the stolen drugs were found in Iboro’s cupboard.

He noted that the offences contravene Sections 309 and 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The magistrate did not give the sales representative an option of fine.

“I hereby pronounce you, Etop Iboro, guilty, and sentence you to two years’ imprisonment on count one and count two,” she held.


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Check out N2m gold chain speed darlington bragged he bought from yaba market, Lagos


Speed Darlington has claimed he bought a set of gold chain in Yaba market, Lagos, for a whooping sum of two million naira.

In a video he posted showing off the chains, the singer said he had to purchase the items in Nigeria to support the economy, and not ”just blessing call girls” since his return home.

Speed Darlington shows off

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Palava in Yaba as customs and army invade okirika market.


A joint team of Customs and Army officers have been accused of allegedly breaking into shops at Popo Street in Yaba, Lagos to allegedly confiscate second-hand clothings popularly known as Okirika.

According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred on Sunday December 29 while most owners of the shops are away for the Christmas holiday.

Facebook user, Onyekachi Titus who shared the story wrote;

See wot is happing in my street right now at yaba Lagos popo street custom and army come to our street were dey are selling okirika dey break all d shop and parking store and parks d hole bell of okirika and move dem away dis morning been 29-12-2019

Joint team of Customs and Army officers allegedly break into shops in Yaba to allegedly confiscate okirika

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