Schools’ resumption worsens gridlock on Abule-Egba, Agege roads — Motorists

Motorists in Lagos State on Monday lamented the gridlock across the state as schools resumed after long vacation worsening chaotic traffic situations along the routes. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that motorists in the early hour of the day lamented the gridlock along tollgate, Mosalasi, Kollington axis towards Abule-Egba, Agege routes. Mr Adeniyi Popoola, a commercial driver plying tollgate-Iyana-Ipaja-Oshodi corridor, said that the early hours traffic was so bad to start with on Monday. Popoola said that drivers had been facing a lot traffic challenge along the route…

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2,500 shanties for demolition at Oko-Oba, Agege

Lagos States government has given a seven-day removal notice to over 2,500 owners and occupiers of illegal structures, shanties and containerized shops at Abattoir and Oko-Oba, Agege areas of the metropolis.   The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement team of the agency, said the structures, shanties and containerized shops were served ‘Removal Order’ within Abattoir and Fagba by Railway side, Agege. Egbeyemi said that these illegal shanties were occupied by miscreants and hoodlums who terrorised citizens around Agege area by dispossessing…

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Stop jungle justice, Lagos Police warns residents

Worried by the spate of jungle justice on suspected persons being recorded in recent time, the Lagos State Police Command on Friday, warned residents to desist from engaging in such act, as it not only violates the laws of the land but also dents the image of the State. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni who gave the warning in a statement, said that as much as there was no legal justification for jungle justice, in most cases, vital evidences that could aid the Police in the course of…

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Moonluck FC ready for FA Cup challenge

After eliminating Yobo FC in this year’s Lagos State FA Cup, amateur side Moonluck FC, has declared their intention to get to the final of the competition. Head coach of the team, Tony Onuoha, has charged his players to demolish all oppositions that stand on their way to winning the Lagos FA Cup this season. Onuoha further disclosed to the media that he was optimistic that his lads would go places as the tournament progresses. Moonluck are making their third appearance at the prestigious football competition and defeated Yobo FC…

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House prices fall 28% in Lagos, 58% in Abuja

House prices have continued to nosedive in some locations in Lagos and Abuja despite efforts to revamp the economy by the Federal Government. According to findings by New Telegraph, house prices in Agege, Ajah, Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos have fallen by 8.6 per cent, 28.6 per cent and nine per cent respectively due to low purchasing power of home seekers and general recession in the economy. Also, five-bedroom houses in Jabi, Abuja, have nose-dived by 58 per cent in first quarter of 2017. Besides, rental values in these locations also fell…

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Surveyors review guidelines, raise survey fee by 300%

Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS), Lagos State branch, has announced a 300 per cent increase in the cost of land survey, New Telegraph has learnt. The new fee, according to a newly-reviewed guideline released by the group, cut across different zones of the state. Survey plan for a plot of land in Lagos Island, Eti- Osa, and Ikeja, which was formerly N300,000 now costs N1 million. Also, Somolu, Alimoso, Mushin, Agege, Ibeju Lekki, Kosofe, Lagos Mainland, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, which the fee was formerly fixed at N180,000 now goes…

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Fire outbreak at FAAN’s headquarters

A major fire at the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is currently crippling activities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport and causing massive traffic build-up along the Ikeja –Agege Motorway. Airport users are presently facing difficulty assessing the area as traffic snarl has built up around the area and adjoining roads. FAAN Fire Service were battling to put out the inferno as at press time. As at the time of filing this report, no one knew the cause of the fire, where it started from or the…

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NPFL: Kano Pillars suffer home defeat, MFM win big

  MFM FC are back at the top of the Nigeria Professional Football League following their 3-0 win over El-Kanemi Warriors on Sunday at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. A dominant first half performance saw the Olukoya Boys scoring all their goals in the first period over the visiting team. Austine Ogunye got the curtain raiser in a 19th minute strike before Sikiru Olatunbosun doubled the lead in the 27th minute. MFM gave themselves a breather when they scored their third goal late in the first half through Stephen Odey…

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Accord Party vows to sweep Lagos LG polls

The Chairman, Board of Trustee (BOT) of Accord Party (AP), Rev. Dr. Isaac Adeniyi, has vowed that the party will not merge with other parties even as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the national level is craving to have AP, while All Progressives Congress (APC) in Anambra State is knocking at the Party’s door. Speaking with Sunday Telegraph at the party’s inauguration in Orile Agege, Lagos, in preparation of the upcoming council election, Adeniyi said his party would not consider merging with any political party as AP is the third…

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