Tag Archives: Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Sanwo-Olu Has Directed the Police to Investigate Assault on Mr. Macaroni & Other Protesters at Saturday’s #OccupyLekkiTollgate

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said policemen who allegedly brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters at the Lekki tollgate last Saturday won’t go free. According to a report by The Nation, Information and Strategy Commissioner Gbenga Omotoso stated this on Monday at a media briefing organised by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) surrounding the firm’s repossession of…

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Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu Out Of Isolation After Testing Negative For COVID-19

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested negative for coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Sanwo-Olu’s health status was disclosed on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Jubril Gawat, via Twitter. “EXCLUSIVE FLASH: Governor of Lagos State, Mr @jidesanwoolu Hours after he was certified COVID-19 FREE, stepped out, this afternoon, to perform his first public official function in…

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Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu Responding Well To Treatment After Contracting COVID-19

The Commissioner for Health in Lagos state, Professor Akin Abayomi, said on Sunday that Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, is responding well to home-based care and treatment for COVID-19. Disclosing this information via his verified Twitter account, he said the governor is in high spirit and very appreciative of the prayers and well wishes he has received from the…

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Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu Self-Isolates After Close Aide Tests Positive For COVID-19

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday went into self-isolation immediately after one of his close aides tested positive for the novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. According to Guardian Nigeria, the governor and other members of his team would be tested by the Lagos State Biobank today, but would remain in isolation until the results of…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Pays N60m Compensation To Families Of Slain Police Officers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday presented a cheque of N10 million each to families of the six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the nationwide #EndSARS protests, in fulfillment of his administration’s pledge made during an earlier meeting with police officers. The governor made the presentation to the…

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Lekki Shooting: Investigation By CNN Show Soldiers Directly Attacking #EndSARS Protesters

An independent CNN investigation has shed a new light on the violent military clampdown on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos state. On October 20, Nigeria drew global attention when armed soldiers stormed the popular Lekki toll plaza where anti-police brutality protesters gathered peacefully and fired gunshots. Shortly after the incident, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a press…

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#EndSARS: Lagos State Government, Judicial Panel Sued Over Lekki Shooting Probe

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Chairman of the state’s Judicial Panel of Enquiry and two others have been slammed with lawsuits over likelihood of bias in setting up the panel. The plaintiffs, Adekunle Augustine and Simeon A. Akogwu, are praying the Federal High Court, Lagos Division to disband the panel on the ground that Sanwo-Olu,…

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Lagos To Abolish Pension Payment, Other Entitlements To Ex-Governors & Their Deputies

Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed plans to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former governors and their deputies. According to Guardian Nigeria, Sanwo-Olu made this known during the 2021 budget presentation to the Lagos State House of Assembly at the Governor’s…

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#EndSARS: Nigerian Army Insists Lagos Requested Intervention In Lekki Toll Gate Protest

The Nigerian Army has broken its silence on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lagos which triggered a global outrage and condemnation. In a statement released by Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division Army Public Relations, Major Osoba Olaniyi, the military denied that it fired at the peaceful demonstrators and also disputed the claim by Lagos…

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Lekki Shooting: Sanwo-Olu Admits Army’s Involvement, Says ‘People Would Be Held Accountable’

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally admitted that officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the violent crackdown on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos state. Recall that a military spokesman had earlier denied claims of soldiers being present at the toll gate during the Tuesday incident, stating that viral videos of the…

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