Tag Archives: Lagos State

Lagos Announces Closure Of Private And Public Schools Over Coronavirus

Lagos State Government has announced that it will be closing down all public and private schools from Monday, 23rd March 2020 as part of the preventive measures against the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, the state government said the move became necessary to prevent children and their…

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Announces N2 Billion Relief Fund For The Victims Of Abule Ado Explosion

On Monday, March 17, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced the setting up of N2 billion relief fund for victims of the fatal gas explosion at Abule Ado area of Lagos during his visit to the incident’s scene. Recall that Massive explosion rocked Abule Ado area on Sunday, with 15 people reportedly dead and over…

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Soldiers Beat Up SARs Operatives For Attempting To Raid Hotel Reportedly Owned By A Colonel

Some SARS officials reportedly met their waterloo today after they supposedly tried to raid an hotel owned by a Colonel. According to Twitter user, @IJesumbo, the incident happened in Bar Star Hotel reportedly situated at Baba Egbe bus Stop in Abule Egba, Lagos State. The SARS officers were reported to have crossed their bounds in…

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Fani Kayode Expresses His Support Towards Sanwo Olu’s Okada And Keke Ban

Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has backed the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on his decision to restrict the operation of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) in some areas of the state. Fani-Kayode who took to Twitter, reacting to the ongoing chaos caused by the enforcement of the restriction, said Lagos had been…

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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Pledges to Decongest Healthcare Service In Lagos

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the priority agenda of his administration is to decongest the state healthcare sector within the next four years. Sanwo-Olu made the assertion at the Scientific Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) Lagos Chapter, in Lagos. The News Agency of…

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Task Force Arrests 43 At Afrika Shrine Over Illegal Activities

The Lagos State Task Force has arrested 28 miscreants and 15 illegal street traders at various locations around Alausa and the Afrika Shrine vicinity. The chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a statement by the agency’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, on Sunday in Lagos. Egbeyemi said the…

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Journalist, Eight Others Arrested In #RevolutionNow Protest In Lagos

The police on Monday arrested Victor Ogungbenro, a video editor and cameraman with SaharaReporters and eight others at the RevolutionNow protest in Lagos State. According to SaharaReporters, the journalist and eight others were taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State. A colleague of Ogungbenro, who witnessed the arrest had told SaharaReporters that the video editor was not…

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Truckload of Toxic Ponmo Seized by Lagos Government

The Lagos State Government has on Monday, said it impounded a truckload of lethal cowhide (well known as ponmo) at Ijegun, Lagos state. Dr. Olayiwole Onasanya, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, said the “Ebola ponmo” was imported into the country by some dishonest individuals. In a statement released by the Assistant Director of Lagos…

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Ijegun Pipeline Explosion: Buhari Empathizes With Bereaved Families, Warns Against Vandalism

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Buhari Muhammadu, has empathized with the bereaved families of all who died in the pipeline explosion that happened in the Ijegun area of Lagos state on Thursday. The presidential aide on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed this on Friday. “President Buhari condoles with people and government of…

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