PHOTOS: Lion Discovered At Residential Building In Lagos

A picture of the lion found at a residential building in Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

 

A two-year-old lion has been discovered in a residential building in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State.

The lion said to be owned by a yet to be named Indian national, is caged at Number 229, Muri Okunola Street in Victoria Island.

The Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences, Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed this to Channels Television on Sunday.

According to him, men of the Nigeria Police Force have been deployed in the area.

Egbeyemi also disclosed that efforts were ongoing by the state government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment to evacuate the animal from the building.

He added that the Indian national who owns the lion has been invited for questioning.

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PHOTOS: Flood Takes Over Victoria Island, Lekki

Some communities in Lagos state are experiencing flooding as a result of heavy downpour which lasted for several hours.

One of the worst hit is the Lekki area, along Lekki- Aja highway, Lagos.

 

Other places affected include Victoria Island, Victoria Garden City and Ajah.

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In March this year, NIMEIslanddicted heavy rains around the coastal areas and warned residents to relocate to avoid flooding of the area.

French Naval Ship Visits Nigeria

French Naval Ship Visits NigeriaThe military cooperation between Nigeria and France remains intact, according to the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral Ferguson Bobai.

He made the affirmation while receiving a 90- man crew on board French ship Commandant L’ hermimier on a diplomatic mission to the country.

The ship berthed at the Naval Dockyard in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The 2-day visit would afford the French Navy a platform for exchange of strategic sessions with the Nigerian counterparts.

The visit is expected to also include training sessions in safety exercises, diving, as well as running of different techniques for boarding.

Rear Admiral Ferguson Bobai said: “We are going to take the opportunity of their visit to engage them in training some of our personnel in some agreed areas where they have the capacity to do so.

“So, in essence, the visit is a welcome development and it only goes to show you that there is bilateral cooperation between France and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Nigeria Beat Morocco 6-1 To Reach AFCON Beach Soccer Final

Nigeria Beat Morocco 6-1 To Reach AFCON Beach Soccer FinalNigeria’s Super Sand Eagles have qualified for the World Beach Soccer Championship to be held in Bahamas in 2017 after beating Morocco 6-1 in the semifinal of the African Beach Soccer Cup of Nations in Lagos

Goals from Abu Azeez, Suleiman Ogodo, Emeka Ogbona, Emmanuel Owhoferia gave Nigeria victory in what was seen by many as a one-sided game.

Coach Adamu Ejo’s boys will now face Senegal in the final of the tournament later today.

Senegal defeated Egypt 5-2 in the first semifinal and have also qualified for the World Beach Soccer Championship.

AFCON Beach Soccer: CAF Officials, Teams Arrive Nigeria

AFCON Beach Soccer: CAF Officials, Teams Arrive NigeriaThe stage is set for the second edition of the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations to be hosted by Nigeria as officials of the Confederation of African Football arrived in Lagos on Thursday.

CAF Secretariat staff will set up a desk inside the Eko Hotel and Suites on Friday, just as thenff.com learnt on Thursday that all participating teams are to take up their accommodation on Saturday.

The delegations of Ghana, Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Libya, Senegal and Morocco will fly into Lagos on Saturday, as host team, the Supersand Eagles, also make the short trip from their Aivoji Beach camp in Badagry to Victoria Island the same day.

Meanwhile, the Ivorian beach soccer national team on Thursday traded tackles with their Moroccan counterparts in an international friendly by both countries ahead of the second edition of Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations.

Cote d’Ivoire will face hosts Nigeria, Ghana and Egypt in Group A of the 6–day championship scheduled for the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, from December 13 to 18, 2016.

Morocco will confront Cup holders Madagascar, Libya and Senegal in Group B.

The Moroccans have been in camp since September, and arrived in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan on Monday.

Egypt, who have been in camp since August, participated in the Samsung Invitational Tournament in Dubai before flying to Lebanon, and will play the Lebanese team in a three–match series.

Ghana’s beach soccer team, which sent packing Kenya in the qualifying series, has also been in camp since August.

As part of its preparation for the championship, two–time African champions Nigeria will take on Switzerland in the Copa Lagos Invitational at the Eko Atlantic City on Sunday.

Officials of Kinetic Sports, organizers of the COPA Lagos Invitational that is being reduced to a one-day show this year as a result of the Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations, confirmed to thenff.com that the Swiss contingent is expected in Nigeria on Friday.

Enyimba FC of Aba will take on Pepsi Academy in a curtain raiser for the Nigeria/Switzerland match on Sunday, which kicks off at 4PM.

It is an opportunity for Coach Audu Adamu Ejo to see the level of fitness and tactical awareness of his players, who have been perfecting strategies at the Aivoji Beach, Badagry for several weeks.

Players in Supersand Eagles’ camp: Goalkeepers Godwin Anyalogu (Rivers United FC), Godwin Tale (FC Lokoja), Nurudeen Mudashiru (Kada Stars) and Majid Danladi Mohammed (Kwande Academy; defenders Lukman Ibrahim (Kada Stars), Ogbonnaya Okemiri (Abia Warriors), Taiwo Adams (Owibeseb FC), Godspower Igudia (Akwa United), Victor Tale (Bassa United) and Emmanuel Owheferia (Owibeseb FC) and; forwards Bartholomew Ibenegbu (Enyimba FC), Emeka Ogbonna (Leads United), Suleiman Ogodo (FC IfeanyiUbah), Abu Azeez (Enyimba FC), Kunle Olukotun (Shooting Stars), Sunday Alasco (Kada Stars), Abubakar Isah (Anambra BS), Badmus Babatunde (Owibeseb FC) and Clement Fayowole (Leads United)

Friends Raise Funds For Ondo APC Gov’ship Candidate, Akeredolu

Ondo elections, Akeredolu Warns Supporters Against External InfluenceEfforts by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to emerge victorious in the Ondo state governorship election got a boost as committee of friends converged to give him financial support.

A fundraising event held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos and was attended by Akeredolu’s friends and associates across the country.

Chairman of the occasion, Akin Aruwajoye, who declared the event open, described Akeredolu as the best man for the job.

Aruwajoye said that even with no godfather, Akeredolu’s project was a divine work which has been completed by God.

One after the other, notable personalities at the event mounted the podium to give endorsement speech for Akeredolu.

Fund, rolling into millions of naira was raised for the APC candidate to help in his quest to become the governor of Ondo state.

The Ondo state governorship election hold on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Lagos Govt. Begins Clean Up Of Ikoyi, VI And Lekki

Lagos, Ikoyi, Lekki, Victoria Island, Akinwunmi AmbodeThe Lagos State government has begun a move to extend its urban clean-up project to the Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki areas of the state in southwest Nigeria.

To achieve its plan, government has set up a committee to commence the elimination of illegal structures and shanties, street hawkers, as well as those who have converted walkways to trading points and food courts on the island.

Inaugurating the committee at the State House, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, expressed worry over the abuse of urban planning and environmental laws.

He said this necessitated the decision to embark on a major clean-up of the environment to restore it to its desired form.

Governor Ambode explained that his administration was passionately determined to rescue the fragile environment in the state from avoidable impediments.

The newly inaugurated 16-man committee, headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tunji Bello, is saddled with the responsibility to commence the implementation of the approved action plan and execute the clean-up exercise among other terms of reference.

The government has given a 14-day ultimatum to those who might be affected by the exercise to vacate the premises.

Obiano, John Momoh, Dogara, Others Bag 2015 Zik Prize Award

obianoThe Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano; CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh and others have bagged the 2015 Zik Prize award.

Governor Obiano bagged an award for Good Governance under the auspices of Public Policy Research and Analysis Center (PPRAC).

He said that the award would be an inspiration to him towards realizing the vision and mission of the state in being the first choice investment destination, and a hub for industrialization and commercial activities.

This, he said, would be achieved through the four pillars and 12 enablers of his administrative policy.

He gave the assurance that he would continue in the leadership ideals of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, both in decision making and in implementation.

The Chairman/CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh, picked up the award in the Professional Leadership Category.

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Chairman and CEO of Channels Media Group, Mr John Momoh

He was represented by the Assistant General Manager, International Operations and other members of staff of Channels Television.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honorable Yakubu Dogara, also got the Public Service Prize.

 

The Zik Leadership Award was set up in 1994 in honour of Nigeria’s first civilian president, Nnamdi Azikwe. It honours those in positions of authority who display exemplary leadership in Africa.

The 2015 edition honoured seven eminent personalities in different categories, including Public Service, Political Leadership, Good Governance, Professional and Business Leadership.

The Chairman of the occasion, Retired General Ike Nwachukwu drew the attention of all and sundry to the leadership ideals of the founding fathers of Nigeria.

The award ceremony took place at the Civic Center, Victoria Island Lagos.

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, and several other dignitaries graced the occasion.

Lagos To Host President Buhari On Two-Day Working Visit

Muhammadu Buhari, LagosThe Lagos State Government will formally welcome President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, May 23, on a two-day working visit to the state.

It will be President Buhari’s first official visit to the state since he assumed office about a year ago.

A statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, stated that this is the first time in about 15 years, a sitting President would be visiting the state on a working visit.

Mr Ayorinde said that was a testimony to the landmark achievements of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in the last one year and the good working relationship between Lagos State and the Federal Government.

He added that the President during the visit, would formally commission the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Rescue Unit in Cappa Oshodi, built by the state government to ensure prompt and swift response to emergency situations in the state.

The Commissioner said President Buhari would thereafter, commission the newly constructed Ago Palace Way in Okota, Isolo after which he would pay homage to the Oba of Lagos, Oba Babatunde Rilwanu Aremu Akiolu.

He stated further that the President would later in the day be hosted to a reception rally by the state government at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) in Lagos, where he would also commission and hand over security equipment and vehicles contributed by the Governor Ambode led administration to securities agencies to beef up security in the state.

The statement added that activities for the first day of the President’s visit would be rounded up with a State Banquet in his honour at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island.

The President would on Tuesday, participate as the Special Guest of Honour at a breakfast session with Corporate Lagos to be hosted by Governor Ambode at the Lagos State House in Marina after which he would have a short session with the public service at the State House in Alausa-Ikeja.

The Commissioner quoted Governor Ambode as being joyous over this landmark presidential visit to Lagos State that contributed so much to his emergence as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He added that Lagosians (the state residents) were looking forward with excitement to receiving the President, just as he urged them to bear with law enforcement agents and traffic control authorities, who would effect road diversions in some of the routes that the President motorcade would pass through during the visit.

Tunji Braithwaite Dies At 82

Tunji BraithwaiteFounder and former presidential candidate of the Nigerian Advance Party, NAP, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has died. He was aged 82.

Dr Braithwaite is said to have died in Lagos after a brief illness. The lawyer, politician and human rights activist was at the forefront of the struggle for Nigeria’s democracy during the harsh and long years of military regimes.

Relatives, friends and associates have paid condolence visits to his family at his home in Victoria Island, Lagos State.

He had his law training at the Council of Legal Education, London and was later admitted into Lincoln’s Inn where he became a barrister in 1960.

Review: Social Media Week Held In Lagos

social mediaThe Social Media Week is an event that brings together top leaders, key stakeholders and the public to explore different pertinent issues with social, cultural and economic impact on social media.

The event is held every February and September in more than 20 cities in the world.

More than 25,000 people over the course of five days were hosted at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island Lagos.

The African continent is now seen synonymous to a mobile continent as a result of the rapid increase in the use of mobile devices and mobile phones have been key to economic development in the last five years.

However, according to research African mobile phone internet is set to increase to 20 folds in the next five years.

Tech Trends looks at some of the sessions that were held at the Social Media Week in Lagos.

LASEPA Seals Hotels, Religious Houses

LASEPAThe Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, appears set to tackle the challenge of pollution head on.

A hotel said to be owned by one of Nigeria’s ex-footballers has been sealed up, as the hotel authorities are accused of emitting carbon monoxide through its power generating set and causing air pollution.

Some churches, mosques, and clubhouses in different parts of the state have also been sealed on account of noise pollution.

Facilities in areas like Ketu, Ikorodu, Ibeju-Lekki, Victoria Island and Surulere were affected by the exercise.

There were reports that the owners had been contacted by LASEPA but they refused to address the issues raised by the agency.