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Is Lagos Govt also targeting Uber drivers? check this out

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Barely a week after the shocking ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles, including bike hailing rides. Lagos State is reportedly gearing up to clampdown on taxi-hailing companies while implementing laws for commercial drivers.

Drivers of the various ride-hailing platforms are currently being targeted by the state as their vehicles are being impounded.

Some commercial drivers of these ride-hailing companies have also been reportedly arrested as the Lagos government is said to be enforcing ‘necessary’ laws against them.

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According to a Guardian report, one of these laws requests that commercial vehicle drivers, including those on the ride-hailing platforms, must be certified by the Lagos Drivers’ Institute (LASDRI) before they can operate in the state.

This certification by LASDRI is mandatory for all professional drivers in Lagos and is to be re-certified once every year, an official of the Lagos Vehicle Inspection Services said. The official added that they are to have what’s called a “hackney permit.”

A driver whose car was impounded shared:

“My car was impounded last week and I was asked to pay N60,000 into the government’s account before it could be released to me.”

Another official from the VIS said Uber is yet to pay an operator license fee to the state government.

“You need to have what we call operator license, which Uber was supposed to pay to the government. Uber has no operator license.”

Also, drivers on ride-hailing platforms are required to change their vehicle registration to commercial.

At this point, we can only keep our fingers crossed and see how things pan out in the following weeks.

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Baby factory exposed in Osun, Undergraduate, 47 babies rescued

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A FACILITY in Ile-Ife, Osun State, where women are apparently impregnated and their babies sold off by operators has been sealed by the state government.

An undergraduate was among women rescued at the facility, which is said to be operating under the guise of an orphanage.

Also, 47 children were evacuated from building, The Nation gathered.

Women, Children and Social Affairs Commissioner, Olubukola Olaboopo and other officials of the ministry and police sealed off the facility identified as Oroyemi Elizabeth Covenant Home and Care Centre.

Olaboopo told The Nation on the phone on Saturday that government received reports on the goings-on in the building over a period of three to four years suggesting that there were some illegal activities there.

She said despite warnings by the government, the owner persisted, thus breaching the Child Right Laws, and resulting in the closure of the building.

“We have gotten several reports over a period of 3-4 years, reporting how the children in Oroyemi Elizabeth Covenant Home and Care Centre are malnourished and the environment have been very dirty and how some illegal activities have been going on more or less like a baby factory and many more allegations,” she said.

“We rescued 47 children; 10-15 adults girls are there. Those with physical disabilities,among whom is an undergraduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, were among those that were rescued. Most of them were crying, they refused to follow us but we were able to take three of them.

“As at this (yesterday) morning, the matron who is taking care of those adults just told me that it seems two of them are breastfeeding. When we interrogated them, they said they have never given birth to a child. So it means that we want to know who got them pregnant when they are not married.

“How come they are pregnant? So there are so many things underneath and the state government is still investigating.”

The Nation

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Just In: Fire engulfs warehouses belonging to Guinness PLC in lagos

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Two warehouses belonging to Guinness PLC caught fire in Ogba, Lagos, on Thursday morning, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said.

According to a press statement put out by the Service, the fire started at about 3 am.

“A distress call was received at about 0330hrs to Wemco Road, Ogba where it was discovered on arrival that twin warehouses belonging to Guinness PLC was on fire,” the Service’s Acting Head, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye confirmed in the statement.

She said that immediately the call was received firefighters, from Alausa and Ilupeju Stations, were deployed to the scene of the incident.

Adeseye added that the cause of the inferno that gutted the warehouses, which are used for storing plastic containers and bottles, is yet to be ascertained at the moment.

While saying that the rescue operations by the firefighters to put off the fire is already at the conclusion stage, she confirmed no deaths or injuries have been recorded as a result of the incident.

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8-month pregnant woman chops off her husband’s penis (PHOTO)

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An 8 month pregnant wife has reportedly chops off her husband’s penis during a little quarrel.

A Twitter user, @Dr. Penking revealed that this happened on Wednesday morning the woman engaged with her husband in physical fight.

It was gathered that the woman grabbed a kitchen knife and amputated the man’s penis.

The Twitter user added: “When next you want to advocate against domestic violence, remember that it can be both ways”.

See original pictures and tweet here

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