The world inside Kirikiri Medium Prison

December 3, 2016 David

CHIMA NWOKOJI isn’t your everyday swashbuckling journalist but the passion to do the incredible is always obvious. He got into the heart of the Kirikiri Medium Prison where Awaiting Trial inMates (ATMs) are seen as […]

Revealed! New Lagos drug routes

November 26, 2016

SHOLA ADEKOLA and TOLA ADENUBI got investigative in tracking drug routes in Lagos. Their findings should interest all genuine stakeholders. DRUG traffickers are drawn to some new routes through which they now bring drugs into […]

Chief security officer’s sedative

November 26, 2016

It is generally assumed that as a chief security officer of a metropolitan state, he would not be falling asleep easily like other mortals, but the man has confessed that he does but only on […]

Ode to Eko

November 19, 2016

LAGOS has been given many appellations, some of which are downright controversial and others just fitting. A popular politician, a former governor of a state in the eastern part of the country once described Lagos […]

Inside the world of fake journalists

November 19, 2016

A rapidly growing world within the journalism profession with its dangerous inhabitants has made a scrutiny compelling. BOLA BADMUS, AKIN ADEWAKUN, CHUKWUMA OKPARAOCHA and SYLVESTER OKORUWA explored the world of fake journalists. Their findings should […]

Oshodi: The return of ‘the bad boys’

November 19, 2016

OLALEKAN OLABULO has a good grip on “Oshodi inside”. He writes on the return of a certain special species to their hitherto hunting ground. The popular Oshodi in Lagos State means different things to different […]

Blood banks as gold mines

November 12, 2016

Lagos is the proverbial land of milk and honey for countless greener pasture seekers. Diggers look for gold everywhere. Nothing, even blood, is commercially sacred any longer as revealed in this expose by TOLA ADENUBI […]

A klepto in the Assembly?

November 12, 2016

It was like a dream during the daytime. A few days ago, there was an unusual sight in the premises of the Assembly that prides itself as the number one state Assembly in Nigeria. At […]

Arrest of a ‘journalist’

November 5, 2016 Akin Adewakun

Journalism, no doubt, belongs to that class of noble professions. The reason, perhaps, is that the men with the midget tapes, microphones and pens are seen to be powerful and of the fourth estate of […]

Painful prices of patriotism

October 29, 2016 Shola Adekola

The job of a reporter, ordinarily, looks glamorous basically for one thing: having the audacity to walk up to the movers and shakers of this world and demand explanations on sundry issues. In most cases, […]

‘Homes’ away from homes

October 29, 2016

The common belief in Lagos is that it is only the mentally-challenged people and area boys that inhabit uncompleted buildings and abandoned government properties. But sadly, the norm is changing, as checks by Eko Akete […]

Dangerous shipwrecks dot Lagos coastline

October 22, 2016

In Nigeria’s coastal region, various wrecks have constituted a hindrance to free movement of vessels on the waterways. In this report, TOLA ADENUBI looks at the incidence of these shipwrecks.   THE United Nations (UN) […]

When OBJ spoke on IBB, Abdulsalami

October 22, 2016 Shola Adekola

To fulfill all righteousness on this very day, I set out for the day’s normal duty by getting to the Murtala Muhammed Local Airport precisely, the Presidential Lounge, the ‘almighty’ VIP Lounge where notable citizens, […]

How fortune of Lagos, other seaports dipped

October 15, 2016 David

In 2006, Nigerian seaports were concessioned to private investors, an action that lifted the fortune of the ports. However, numerous factors within and outside the country have seen a decline in the fortune of the […]

Ambode’s lost battle

October 15, 2016

THE administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos State seems to have lost the war against street trading, despite the numerous threats against street traders. Investigations by Eko Akete revealed that street traders are now […]

Lawmaker’s town hall meeting of trouble

October 8, 2016

During the week, all 40 lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly held town hall meetings in their respective constituencies where issues relating to their constituents were discussed. The forums were also expected to […]

‘This isn’t the Lagos of our dreams’

October 8, 2016

In this report, TOLA ADENUBI, TUNDE DODONDAWA, AYOMIDE ODEKANYIN and NEWTON-RAY UKWUOMA bring the plights of people living with disabilities in Lagos to the fore, questioning the friendliness of the Lagos environment and its infrastructure […]

An unusual LASTMA officer

September 24, 2016

Usually, there is a general air of animosity drivers have towards LASTMA officers, as many of them are often considered too dubious and unforgiving to be loved. It is even believed in some quarters that […]

‘DPO dey come’

September 24, 2016 Chukwuma Okparaocha

The traffic gridlock in Lagos has been horrifying for some days, especially since the resumption of school activities and the state government has been trying to manage the situation to the best of its abilities. […]

Lagos witnesses the rise of female keke riders

September 17, 2016

Women are increasingly venturing into transport business. Their interest, which is mainly in the tricycles, locally known as KekeMarwa, may be rooted in its cheap access. NEWTON-RAY UKWUOMA, SHOLA ADEKOLA, OLALEKAN OLABULO and TUNDE DODONDAWA […]

How not to start an interview

September 17, 2016 Chukwuma Okparaocha

I remember my editor once unveiling his disdain for the conduct of interviews that start with the question, “Can we meet you?” According to him, apart from being jejune and parochial, the expression could be […]

The fearful, fatal road of Ogudu

September 10, 2016

Word has reached Ek0 Akete that the people of Ogudu, particularly residents of  Ori-Oke, are crying desperately to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for a pedestrian bridge at the Ogudu bus stop. Sadly, findings by Eko Akete […]

How Lagos gamblers use lunatics to hit the jackpot

September 3, 2016

Pool betters in Lagos are breaking new grounds in getting what they call “winning formular” . LANRE ADEWOLE traces their new route to overnight success to the mentally-challenged. Yellow (identity hidden and skin colour adopted […]

Of street trading and abandoned trucks

August 27, 2016 David

Lagos, the commercial capital city of Nigeria, no doubt is a place with its own challenges, which government tackles through one form of legislation or the other. Following the recent fiasco at Maryland area where […]

Millionaire, beauty queen’s love nest drama

August 20, 2016

Eko Akete was more than startled when it got the information that two private properties located in Ikoyi, Lagos had become love nests where some of the very rich, affluent and influential personalities in the […]

The big escape

August 13, 2016 OPEYEMI Owoaseye

TUESDAY last week, this reporter went on a news hunt of Ogijo area of Ogun state. There were reports of a tragic incident in the area and I felt the urge to talk with relevant, […]

Between pastors and Area Boys

August 13, 2016

Both should naturally never be grouped together for any reasons whatsoever. They should be worlds apart. At least, one is seen to be on the side of God and the other, offsprings of mammon. But […]

At Apapa Wharf, safety is still an issue

July 23, 2016

TOLA ADENUBI examines the hazards involved in dock–working   Working inside the ports and terminals located in Apapa, Lagos State requires guts and prayers due to the level of safety concerns amongst the different port […]

Eko Akete: Beggars on the loose

July 23, 2016

The Lagos House has become a haven for beggars. Every morning, scores of women and old people, in their numbers throng the assembly complex at Alausa, with copious lists of request. They often sit around […]

Lagosians and Senate palava

July 16, 2016

Trust Lagosians to always put their mouths everywhere, including where there money is not. You can now imagine what they think they own. Since the senatorial imbroglio involving one of their own and another brother […]

With love from Lagos passport office

July 16, 2016 Chima Nwokoji

Yours truly encountered “change” recently at the Lagos passport office. At the entrance, this reporter was accosted by one of the Immigration officers manning the gate. Taking the reporter into a business centre within the […]

Re-creation of historical monuments

July 9, 2016

Some have become ordinary spots where daily trading activities take place, while others have turned into beautiful fun spots. Yet, others have become the place for the homeless.  In this report, Chukwuma Okparaocha looks at […]

Eko Akete: Lesson in obeying hawking ban

July 9, 2016

Indeed mixed reactions have trailed the ban of road hawking in Lagos. While only few have repudiated the idea of road hawking in a state that is fast ascending the mega city ladder, a large […]

Still, a weapon of obstruction?

July 2, 2016 Elliot Ovadje

Sometimes, you just want to forget that you are in Nigeria, and that you are free to do whatever you want. But photojournalists are an endangered species. Nobody remembers them. In fact, one of the […]

Lagos courts and ‘justice in darkness’

July 2, 2016

It is not because of the unavailability of court cases to preside over. Lagos courts have stream of cases every day. But judges of the Ikeja High Court now vacate the court premises not later […]

Legislators, constituents and Ramadan

July 2, 2016

Every season brings a certain novelty to the atmosphere. However, this year’s Ramadan season has been somewhat affected by the general financial crunch. But Lagos always takes care of its own. During the week Eko […]