Lagos LG Election: APC Loses Top Seats To PDP, YPP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost two key positions out of its 377 councillorship seats in last Saturday’s Lagos LGA elections to opposition parties.
Naija News reports that this was made known by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

According to the electoral body, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won Ward G, Yaba LCDA, while the Young Progressive Party (YPP) became victorious in Ward D of Orile-Agege LCDA.

While the ruling party won the chairmanship seats in all the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDAs in the state.

LASIEC presented Adeshola Thomas, the PDP Councillor-elect and Omotunde Abdul-Kareem, the YPP Councillor-elect with their Certificates of Return at its headquarters in Sabo, Yaba, on Tuesday.
Credit: Naija News


UN journalists banned for questioning Amina Mohammed on Buhari regime’s attack on Sunday Igboho

Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, has banned Inner City Press from covering United Nations briefings for questioning President Mohammadu Buhari regime’s attack on Sunday Igboho.

Inner City Press in a tweet on Tuesday disclosed that it was served a three weeks’ ban after its reporter inquired into the human rights violation of Sunday Igboho amongst other developing rights issues.

“In UN briefing Inner City Press is banned from, by still (3 week) vacationing @StephDujarric , this is Deputy @UN_Spokesperson Farhan Haq – he has received its Qs by email, incl on #Nigeria / Igboho, #Qatar Al Marri, UNOPS, #Haiti #Cameroon, UN rapes,” Inner City Press tweeted.

“Inner City Press has asked: what are the comments and actions if any of SG Guterres and DSG @AminaJMohammed on that a court in #Benin has ordered that a #Nigeria leader being held in the country be moved to prison: Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho,” it added.

Gunmen kidnap seven Naval officers in Edo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted seven officers of the Nigerian Navy in Edo State, DAILY POST has gathered.

The officers were ambushed and kidnapped along Sapele-Warri road while travelling to Delta from Kaduna State.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Kotongs Bello who confirmed the incident to DAILY POST said the command has rescued five of the officers.

The PPRO who was unable to give details of the incident, said the command is working hard to ensure the remaining officers are also rescued unhurt.

Criminal elements have been on rampage across the country, killing and kidnapping citizens despite efforts by the Nigerian Army and other security agencies.

Several school children and travellers are currently in kidnappers dens, particularly in the North where banditry is relatively a business.
Credit: Daily Post


Lagos-Ibadan expressway: FG diverts traffic for 72hrs to fix flyover beam

AGAINST the backdrop of speculation in some quarters that the Lagos-Ibadan expressway would be closed for three months at Makun-Shagamu, following the installation of cross beams on the flyover being constructed at the spot, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, yesterday, said there was no iota of truth in the rumour.

Debunking the speculation during inspection at the site of the flyover, which the Controller said has attained about 70 per cent completion, Popoola stated that there will be a diversion from the expressway 400 metres inward and outward Lagos, and not a closure, as being rumoured.

He said: “The purpose of this inspection is to check the extent of the flyover bridges being constructed on this Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

“The contractor will launch this beam you are seeing on the ground here at Makun and that will take us about 72 hours to complete.