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Man Fights Lady, Tears Her Clothe, Undies Over N200 Debt In Lagos

LAGOS – A 27-year old man, Kevin Williams, has landed in trouble in Lagos after he publicly disgraced a lady by engaging her in public fight, tearing her clothes, bra and stripping her completely Unclad over N200 debt. According to PM Express, the incident happened at Federal Bus Stop Gate in Ipaja area of Lagos, where Williams accosted the victim, Arike Olaogun. It was gathered that Williams owed the victim N200 for an undisclosed transaction and she demanded the money from him. Williams was said to have been angered by the demand; he reportedly grabbed her, rained blows on her and she became confused. He then tore her clothes including [Read]

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trn 2020 budget to Lagos Assembly

  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday presented the year 2020 proposed budget of N1.168 trillion to the State House of Assembly. Sanwo-Olu said the proposed budget had been christened: “The Budget of Awakening to a Greater Lagos”, and would give priority to the completion of ongoing projects. He said that the budget would be funded by a projected total revenue of N1.071 trillion, and a deficit amounting to N97.53 billion. According to him, the budget size is higher than the 2019 budget by 34 per cent. “The capital expenditure amounts to N723.75 billion while the recurrent expenditure is N444.81 billion, giving a 62:38 capital to recurrent ratio. [Read]

Killer disease hits Lagos, over 100 hundred victims recorded [SEE HOW TO STAY ALIVE]

  A stomach or intestinal disease is plaguing Lagos, and according to Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, some 117 persons have been infected by the disease in five local government areas of the state. A health worker in Ebute-metta discloses that some 168 patients have been diagnosed with the ailment so far; and that the figure could be higher because not all cases are reported. The ailment is called gastroenteritis and it is the name for the inflammation of the stomach and intestines. Gastroenteritis is a bacterial or viral infection which causes vomiting and diarrhea. Its symptoms may include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Symptoms may also include feverishness, [Read]

JUST IN: Lagos Suffers Another Fire Accident As Burning Building Collapses, Policeman Killed

  LAGOS – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a policeman have been confirmed dead as the six-storey building that gutted by fire on Tuesday, November 5th in Lagos Island has collapsed. The six-storey building located at 43 Martins Street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday as firemen continued spirited efforts at extinguishing the inferno. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Popular Balogun Market in Lagos Up in Flames, Several Properties Destroyed [SEE VIDEOS] A section of the burning building collapsed on the policeman, severely injuring him while trying to control the surging crowd. Confirming the death of the officer, Mr Olanrewaju Elegushi, Special Adviser to [Read]

BREAKING: Popular Balogun Market in Lagos Up in Flames, Several Properties Destroyed [SEE VIDEOS + PHOTOS]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a section of the popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island is on fire. In videos shared on social media, the fire was seen billowing from a building in the crowded market. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that the burning building is a shopping plaza located at 43, Martins Street, Lagos Island. Men of the Lagos State fire service and other security agents are on the ground as of the time of filing this report. Also, occupants of the building were seen making efforts to salvage their goods from the multi-storey building. See videos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES [Read]

Army Stops Boko Haram Attempt To Attack Lagos, Arrests Eight

  LAGOS – Eight Boko Haram suspects arrested in connection with plans to attack facilities in Lagos are being held by the military, the army said at the weekend. The Nation gathered on Sunday that the insurgents made attempts about two weeks ago to attack one of the universities in the state, but operatives of the 81 Division beat them to their game. Four persons directly involved in the botched plan were arrested and immediately whisked to the Army Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation. It was gathered that four other suspected members of the terrorist group were arrested within that period. They allegedly confessed their membership of Boko Haram. [Read]

First military gov of Lagos, Mobolaji Johnson dies at 83

  The first military governor of Lagos State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson, is dead.who was born on February 9, 1936, died on Wednesday (today), aged 83. As Military Governor of Lagos State, he was in office between May 28, 1967 and July 1975, under the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that the father of four died in a Lagos hospital on Wednesday. The son of the late army brigadier, Deji, who confirmed the death, said he fought a long battle. He said, “I am afraid to break the news to you that we have lost our dad. He fought a long and hard battle; unfortunately he [Read]

Commercial Sex Worker ‘Olosho’ Steals Client’s Jeep, Wristwatch, Phones Worth N1m

  A 23-year old lady is currently cooling her head in correctional custody for allegedly stealing a Jeep and other valuables from a man she met at Shoprite. It was however not clear the relationship between the duo as the complainant claimed he invited the lady for a house cleaning work for N20,000 but the suspect claimed otherwise saying it was a sexual invitation. Whichever way, she admitted that she stole the jeep, two Samsung Phones, perfumes and some cash. She was arrested by officers from Ikeja Police Station following a complaint that one Deborah Nwachukwu 23 years old residing at 19 Irewale Street, Ipade area, Lagos stole a Toyota [Read]

Amidst corruption allegations, Ambode spotted leaving the country

  IKEJA – The immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode was spotted at the international departure section of Muritala Muhammed International Airport Lagos on Thursday. According to a man who posted the picture online, the former Governor looked set to depart the country. Ambode has been battling corruption allegations levelled against him by the state assembly and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. [Read]

Six killed as flood submerges Lagos communities

  LAGOS – The recent release of water from the Oyan Dam in Abeokuta has plunged residents of some communities in Lagos into untold hardship as their houses, shops and places of worship have been submerged. Residents of the God First, Ajegunle and Itowolo communities in the Ikosi-Isheri and Agboyi-Ketu Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State, alleged that some persons had drowned in the flood water. Punch metro gathered during a tour of the affected areas on Monday that the victims were a man identified simply as Baba Ibeji; one Baba Michael; a yet-to-be-identified Egun man; a woman who was bitten by a snake; and a mother and her [Read]

BREAKING: Many Trapped As Multiple Accidents Cause Gridlock On Otedola Bridge

  LAGOS – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that a multiple auto accident involving 10 vehicles occurred Wednesday morning on Otedola Bridge inward Berger, with many people trapped, causing traffic build up along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Reacting to the incident, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LATSMA), said the “accident involved a containerized truck, a pickup and a high capacity bus as well as several cars.” According to LATSMA, “the accident is said to involve up to 10 vehicles,” while it advised motorists to “use CMD road from Secretariat towards Otedola for now as we await more updates on this situation.” The Lagos State-owned [Read]

Man dies while jogging in Lagos

  LAGOS – A yet-to-be-identified man collapsed and died while jogging on Sunday morning on the WEMCO Road, in the Ogba area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the man collapsed due to suspected cardiac arrest and efforts by the people around, who rushed to his rescue, proved abortive as he died on the spot. In the footage of the incident made available to our correspondent by an eyewitness, the lifeless body of the man, who wore a Chelsea jersey and a white pair of trainers, was seen lying on the pavement as rain fell on it. [READ ALSO] Shocking! Young man dies a day after taking selfie inside coffin [Read]

29 passengers cheat death as bus plunges into canal

  Passengers on board a commercial bus, popularly called Danfo, yesterday escaped death after the bus plunged into a canal in front of the National Theatre complex, Iganmu, Lagos. They were all rescued unhurt. It was gathered that the vehicle, with registration number MUS 68 XH, suddenly developed technical problem and plunged into the canal opposite National Theatre entrance. The bus driver, Mr. Augustine Okorie, said the number of passengers in the vehicle was 29. He described the survival of the passengers as a ‘miracle.’ “I was bringing in 29 passengers from Shinbiri area in Okokomaiko, Badagry expressway and on getting to the front of the National Art Theatre, I [Read]

Flood sweeps 11-year-old boy, rescuer to death, destroys property in Lagos

LAGOS – Tragedy struck in Aboru and Iyana-Ipaja in Alimosho area of Lagos on Saturday as flood swept away an 11-year-old boy and his rescuer, one Wasiu into a canal linking Aboru and Iyana-Ipaja on Ige Road. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited the scene of the accident observed huge crowd wearing long faces due to the unfortunate incident that occurred following the overflow of the canal. It was gathered that two young boys sent by their parents to buy cooking gas at a gas station unknowingly fell into the drain through which water passed into the canal. “Three young men attempted rescuing the boys and succeeded [Read]

Nigerian Mother, Three Kids Die As Building Collapses in Lagos

LAGOS – A woman Mrs. Jumiah Utache and her children Faith, nine, Domino, two and one-year-old Daniel were on Saturday killed after a hilltop structure collapsed on their house in Magodo, Lagos. The incident occurred at 48, Orisa Street, Magodo Phase One, Isheri Waterfront during the heavy downpour. According to sources, a building from a top  hill on Otun Araromi Street collapsed and fell on the family’s residence, crushing the woman and her children who were sleeping. It was gathered that the woman’s husband identified as Emmanuel Utache sustained injuries as a result of the incident. The Nation reports that another building collapsed at Rademo Street, behind recreation centre, Ita [Read]