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We will not repeal pension law for ex-governors- Lagos state House of Assembly

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Lagos State House of Assembly says it will not repeal the state’s pension law permitting former governors and other public office holders to receive juicy pensions from state coffers.

Tunde Braimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, had a chat with NAN where he said the Lagos State Assembly would not go the way of the Zamfara Assembly which recently repealed pension law for its former governors. 

A Federal High Court in Lagos last week ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.

Speaking during the interview, Braimoh said no court has the jurisdiction to repeal a state’s law.

“The Supreme Court had made it clear several times that no arm of government can repeal the constitutional provisions of another arm of government. Therefore, legislators make laws that are in tune with the yearnings and dynamics of their society. Until another legislature comes to alter, review or amend the law, the law is meant to be obeyed. The judiciary cannot pronounce that a law by the state is unconstitutional unless such state law is contradictory to the constitution” the lawmaker said

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Fela’s statue at Allen Avenue pulled down by Lagos State Government

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Two years after former Governor of Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode commissioned a statue of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti at Allen Avenue in Ikeja, the monument has been pulled by the state’s government. 

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, Gboyega Akosile who confirmed that the statue has been pulled down, said the roundabout where the statue was situated made the list of four roundabouts identified by the current administration as the major cause of gridlock in the state.

Other roundabouts that causes gridlock in the state were said to be located at Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway and Maryland. Akosile also told newsmen that the artwork will be relocated to a spot where it won’t cause traffic jam. 

Here are before and after photos of the spot the statue was placed at;

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BREAKING: Police detain House of Reps member, Shina Peller, in Lagos

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The police in Lagos State have reportedly arrested and detained a member of the House of Representatives, Shina Peller, at the Moroko Police Station.

Peller, who is representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Kajola/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Oyo State, was allegedly arrested while trying to take the bail of some clubbers.

The lawmaker is the owner of a popular Lagos club, Quilox.

A statement by Peller’s Press Secretary, Kola Popoola, claimed that the lawmaker’s offence was not disclosed to him as his phones were seized.

He said, “Peller was at Moroko Police Station to bail some of Club Quilox’s customers who had allegedly parked on the road during a show at the club.

“Prior to the kickoff of the 36 hours non-stop show which usually holds every year at Quilox, Peller had informed the concerned Lagos traffic authorities to avoid unnecessary traffic gridlock.

“On getting to Moroko Police Station, the police started harassing Peller and even went as far as seizing all his phones for no reason.

“The continuous harassment and unjust detaining of a member of House of Representatives,Peller, by the police calls for urgent attention of the media, and the Commissioner of Police.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, did not take his calls and had yet to respond to a text message on the incident.

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Security Guard drilled over death of Chartered Accountant killed in Ikorodu

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The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered an in depth investigation into the death of Mutiu Agbosasa, the chartered accountant who was murdered in Ikorodu few months after returning to Nigeria from the United States where he lived for 45 years. 

The deceased’s security guard identified as Rohis Adamu Dana, has been placed in custody for questioning after reporting the incident to Ijede Police Station. 

44-year-old Adamu who disclosed that it did not occur to him to call neighbouring security guards for help, said he was sent to alert the police about the attack by his boss. 

A statement released by Lagos Police spokesperson, Elkana Bala reads; 

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc has ordered an in depth investigation into the death of one Mutiu Agbosasa ‘m’ of Ginti Estate, Ijede, Ikorodu. On 15/12/2019 at about 2.30am one Rohis Adamu Dana ‘m’ a security man working with the said Mutiu Agbosasa reported at Ijede Police Station that his boss send him to call the Police. A team of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer rushed to the scene. Police found the corpse of the victim in his vehicle burnt beyond recognition.

The crime scene was cordoned off for forensic examination. Homicide detectives and forensic experts from the State Criminal Investigation Department were deployed to the scene for analysis. The corpse of the deceased person was evacuated to hospital for autopsy. The security guard who is 44 days old in the employment, was placed into custody for questioning.

In his statement, he stated that, on 14/12/2019 at about 10.30pm, he opened the gate for his boss to drive into the house and while closing the gate, four strange men entered the house through the pedestrian gate. That he heard his boss shouting that he should run and call the Police. That it did not occurred to him to call neighbouring security guards for help. Investigation is ongoing with a view to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death and to identify those behind the gruesome murder. Meanwhile, security is beefed up in the Estate.

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