A Port Harcourt High Court Jails Shell MD, Shell Appeals

By Uche Mbah A Port Harcourt High Court presided over by Justice George Omeriji has sentenced Shell MD, Osagie Osunbor, Head, Legal, Nike Oyinola; and Deputy Country head, Legal and Managing Counsel, Litigation, Keibe Atemie, to three months imprisonment with hard labour. He has directed law enforcement agents to arrest them and send them to prison for contempt of court. But Shell Petroleum Development Company, (SPDC), immediately challenged the order while insisting that they have tremendous respect for the Nigerian legal system. As far as they are concerned, there is…

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Otedola Tanker Fire: Senate Probes NNPC, FRSC

The Senate has called on the Nigeria Police and the Federal Road Safety Corps to investigate the circumstances surrounding the explosion of a tanker laden with premium motor spirit (petrol) in Lagos last Thursday. The Senate also plans to meet with the FRSC and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to seek amendment of extant laws needed to check accidents involving articulated vehicles. This was based on a motion at the plenary on Wednesday by Senator Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos-East), in conjunction with senators Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos-Central) and Solomon Adeola (Lagos-West). A…

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Visionscape: Overpowered By Lagos “Peculiar Mess”

By Oji Odu In most parts of the Lagos metropolis, dirt has taken over. From Alimosho, Shomolu, Badore, Mushin, Ajegunle, Ikorodu et cetera, the situation is same, prompting the belief by Lagosians that Visionscape, the waste disposal company in the state cannot deal with about 13,000 metric tons of waste generated in the state daily, about the highest in sub-Sahara Africa. This is also posing a huge challenge to the state, and with grave health implications for its citizens. The situation has also raised fears that the company will likely…

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Lagos: From Fire to Quit Notice

  By Oji Odu Another perculiar mess (penkelemess) according to the late First Republic politician, Papa Adelabu may be in the offing in Lagos state. The state government has ordered residents living close to the Olusosun, Ojota refuse dump site to quit the area. The order which followed the shutdown of the site due to the inferno that engulfed the site for some days has cut short the joy that greeted the state’s earlier decision to shut the refuse dump, especially from the residents living within that axis. Their joy…

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Shutting Down Lagos Eyesore

  By Oji Odu Although many sympathised with those that accrued loses during last Wednesday, March 18, 2018 inferno that left vehicles, goods et cetera destroyed, however, another good number are not happy for yet another reason. Lagos state government now wants to remove the dumpsite following the loss of about 10 of its transportation buses (LAGBUS) in the fire that put that axis of the state at standstill. Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, reacting, said that the state government has decided to shut down the Olusosun dump site in…

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Lagos State Vision of Dirt

By Oji Odu “Visionscape, the new operators of Lagos state waste management cannot solve the problems of really managing waste in the state. Like other political appointments, they are just speaking English to confuse Lagosians of their ability and preparedness to manage over 15 metric million tonnes of waste generated daily in Nigeria’s ‘Centre of Excellence’. “From the way they are operating, it shows that that they don’t have any vision. They are like the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) who are just there to collect revenue as they lack the…

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Teacher Flogs Student To Death

There was pandemonium at Government Day Secondary School Sankalawa in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State as a teacher was alleged to have flogged a student to death. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident was revealed on Wednesday by Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar-Gummi, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly. The deputy speaker, who spoke under matters of urgent public importance during the assembly’s sitting in Gusau, said that the house had received several reports on the issue. According to him, another incident at Government Female…

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