The six-member technical panel of inquiry inaugurated up by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to investigate the cause of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos, has sighted lack of quality control, quality assurance, among others as reasons the building collapsed.
The Nigerian Army fired live rounds at peaceful protesters at a toll gate in Lagos in October 2020, according to a leaked report into the incident seen by Reuters and verified by three sources close to the panel that drafted it. The report described the incident as a "massacre", said most of the army officers deployed to the Lekki Toll Gate were "not fit and proper to serve" and recommended prosecuting certain policemen for their actions.
Nigeria has secured a new set of military gear and they are massive. The Nigerian Army recently unveiled 60 new VP1 Type Tracked Armoured Personnel Carriers to expand it armory.
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On Monday, a 21-storey building collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos, trapping an estimated 50 people. Over 20 people have so far been confirmed dead and brought out of the rubble but there have also been survivors. As emergency workers continue their quest to hopefully get more people out alive, here's what we know so far about the November 1 disaster.
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A high-rise collapses in Lagos, Nigeria with dozens feared trapped inside. Rescue efforts are underway, in a search for construction workers caught in the wreckage. And African leaders say Time's Up when it comes to fighting climate change at the Cop26 Summit in Glasgow. The leader of the Seychelles said his country was 'already gasping for survival' and was 'scared of rising sea levels'.
Every day, thousands of people move to the Nigerian city of Lagos. Many of them come from rural areas in the hope of finding work and a better life. But the swelling population is putting the city under intense pressure.
Nigerian protesters Legend, Solomon and Samuel were all injured on the night of October 20, 2020 - a night they "can never forget" - when the Nigerian army used live ammunition to disperse a peaceful demonstration at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Between anger, deception, and hope, the 'Soro Soke' ('Speak Up' in Yoruba) demonstrators still want their voices to be heard a year later.
Street begging is illegal in Lagos and carries a fine of around ₦15,000 and up to three months’ imprisonment. With authorities linking crime to the growing number of beggars, the Lagos state government set up a special team to stop panhandling in Nigeria’s most populous state. But these measures have not deterred beggars from thronging the streets of Lagos.
The head of Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mohammed Buba Marwa, is proposing a mandatory drug test for persons intending to get married. In the opinion of the retired army general, compulsory drug tests for intending couples will reduce the prevalence of drug abuse in Nigeria. GuardianTV went to the Federal Marriage Registry, in Ikoyi, Lagos, to sample the opinion of Nigerians – including a few recently wed – on how they feel about Marwa’s proposal.
Nigeria’s economy has not been all rosy for a few years and people’s purchasing power has taken a massive hit as unemployment rates are spiking. The COVID-19 pandemic worsened the situation, plunging the economy into the second recession in less than five years. GuardianTV spoke with these women whose main income comes from driving commercial minibus 'Korope' and tricycle 'Maruwa' through the chaotic road of Lagos, Nigeria to make ends meet.