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Breaking! Jakande, the First Civilian Governor of Lagos State Has Died at 91

The Lagos State Government has announced the death of the first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande at the age of 91. This disclosure was made by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, through a series of tweet posts on his official Twitter handle on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Sanwo-Olu’s tweets read:…

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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 State Government Confirms Curfew Will Now Start From 10pm To 6am

The curfew in Lagos state has been further relaxed from 6am to 10 pm, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso announced in a statement on Friday. The commissioner said with immediate effect people can now go about their business between 6am and 10pm from Friday (today). “The curfew will now be from 10 pm till 6…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Visits Lekki Toll, Military Hospital Over Lekki Shooting

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry constituted by the Lagos State Government for the restitution of victims of SARS, other related abuses and Lekki shootings on Friday visited the Lekki toll gate. This is coming almost two weeks after unarmed #EndSARS protesters were shot at the toll booth located in the Lekki area of Lagos state by men of the…

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Lagos State Government Grants Re-opening Of Schools From Monday November 2

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools beginning from Monday, November 2, while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month. Disclosing this on Thursday, Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo said that this has been an unprecedented year…

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Lagos Approves Police Life Insurance & Scholarship To Children Of Slain Officers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved scholarships to children of the policemen who were victims of the violence that erupted in Lagos state a week ago. The Lagos state government on Wednesday October 28, directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level. It was also learnt that…

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President Buhari Condemns Nationwide Looting & Vandalism After Days Of Unrest

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the widespread destruction and looting of public and private assets that ensued following a rather abrupt halt to the #EndSARS protests across the country. In a statement released on Sunday, he pledged his support and optimism to seeking justice for peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered, and…

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Lagos’ Curfew Now Between 6am And 8pm, Public Schools To Remain Shut Down

The Lagos State Government has further eased the statewide curfew which was earlier imposed on Tuesday, October 20. The curfew will now run from 8 pm to 6 am while movement will be allowed between 6 am and 8 pm. This was disclosed by Gbenga Omotoso, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on Sunday, October 25,…

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#EndSARS Protests Enter Third Day In Lagos As Push For Change Sweeps Nigeria

Many cities and towns across Nigeria filled with demonstrators again on Friday October 9 as largely peaceful protests over the abolishment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and police brutality, sparked by the recent shooting of a young man in Delta state, headed towards its third day. Some protesters in Lagos led by many social media influencers, decided to shift the…

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Good News As Lagos Promises To Pay Tertiary Institutions Minimum Wage In October

Following the staged protests by academic/non-staff unions on Monday, the Lagos state government has promised to pay the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions with effect from October. According to Punch, all the executive of the unions met with the Lagos State Government Tuesday while resulted in Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu pledging to commence payment of the new…

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