Noise pollution: Lagos goes tough, seals 21 facilities

• Laments attacks on officials Muritala Ayinla Irked by the rising petitions on noise pollution, the Lagos State Government has shut down over 21 facilities for various environmental related issues, especially noise pollution The government also warned residents to desist from attacking its officials while discharging their duties, especially on noise pollution enforcement or face the full wrath of the law. Some of the shut facilities were: Water Parks at Ikeja, Westgate Lounge, Omole, Magodo Phase 1, Skylounge Bar, Oko Oba, Mallam Garba Mosque, Iloro, Dick Jockey outlets, Dopemu, Agege,…

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Lagos to auction 53 vehicles arrested for driving against traffic

. . . As Taskforce awaits directives on 7,350 lmpounded motorcycles Muritala Ayinla The Lagos State Taskfforce on Environmental and Special Offences has concluded arrangements to auction vehicles of 31 traffic offenders already convicted by the court for driving against oncoming traffic as well as 22 automobiles that were abandoned for over six months after their arrest. Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that owners of the impounded vehicles who abandoned their cars have contravened the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, stating that public notice has…

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Lagos threatens demolition of 200 distressed buildings

Muritala Ayinla Concerned by the impact of continued heavy downpour on weak structures, the Lagos State Government Sunday warned owners and developers of over 200 identified distressed buildings across the state to act as directed or lose the properties completely. The General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Abiola Kosegbe, an engineer, who gave the warning, said that the details of some of the identified distressed buildings which the Agency had hitherto captured will soon be published in national newspapers. Hence, she appealed to occupants of the…

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Lagos threatens demolition of 200 distressed buildings

Muritala Ayinla Concerned by the impact of continued heavy downpour on weak structures, the Lagos State Government Sunday warned owners and developers of over 200 identified distressed buildings across the state to act as directed or lose the properties completely. The General Manager of the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Abiola Kosegbe, an engineer, who gave the warning, said that the details of some of the identified distressed buildings which the Agency had hitherto captured will soon be published in national newspapers. Hence, she appealed to occupants of the…

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Lagos, Abuja airports get Cat 3 aviation safety tools

…To begin installation soon Wole Shadare The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has taken delivery of some consignments of equipment for category 3 Instrument Landing Systems/Distance Measuring Equipment (ILS/DME) for Lagos and Abuja airports. The consignments, which were cleared over the weekend from Apapa Wharf, are already at the premises of the agency in Lagos. Speaking on this development, the Managing Director of NAMA, Capt. Fola Akinkuotu said installation of these landing aids, which will commence soon, is part of the agency’s effort to ensure that aircraft are able to…

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Early morning fire at Unity Bank head office, Lagos

Unity Bank Plc on Monday said there was an early morning fire incident at its head office in Lagos. Mr Matthew Obiazikwor, Head, Corporate Communications, said in a statement in Lagos that the incident occurred on one of the floors of the building. “The cause of the fire incident is yet to be ascertained, but the fire service has intervened and has brought the situation under control. “While the extent of damage is being assessed, we are happy to note that there was no casualty or loss of life as…

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71 suspects arrested as Lagosians lament increasing cultism, robbery cases

Muritala Ayinla There is growing tension and anxiety in Lagos over increasing daylight robberies and other crimes perpetrated by cultists and robbers in the metropolis. This was even as the Lagos State Task Force said that it has arrested another 71 miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi as part of efforts to rid the state of all criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious black spots across the metropolis. While some residents are raising concerns over increasing robberies during traffic and in some streets, other expressed worry over heavy presence of…

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71 suspects arrested as Lagosians lament increasing cultism, robbery cases

Muritala Ayinla There is growing tension and anxiety in Lagos over increasing daylight robberies and other crimes perpetrated by cultists and robbers in the metropolis. This was even as the Lagos State Task Force said that it has arrested another 71 miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi as part of efforts to rid the state of all criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious black spots across the metropolis. While some residents are raising concerns over increasing robberies during traffic and in some streets, other expressed worry over heavy presence of…

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Lagos: Two dead, many injured as container falls on car, motorcycles

It was another tragic day at the popular Agric Bus Stop in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State as a container fell off an articulated vehicle and landed on car and three motorcycles on crushing two people to death and injuring a number of others. Although, as at the time of filing this report, the exact cause of the accident was still sketchy, investigations at the scene of the accident revealed that a truck, with a 20ft container fully loaded with unknown items with registration number LSD-611XU, was on top…

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