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COVID-19: FGN Approves Immediate Release Of N15bn to Lagos State, NCDC


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate release of N15 billion to the Lagos State government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to tackle the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country. In a series of tweets on Thursday, the President explained that the approval followed the extensive briefings he received recently on the state of the nation, …

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Why there’s power blackout in Lagos – Eko DISCO


The management of EKo Electricity Distribution Plc. (EKEDP) said that the power supply instability within its network was due to inadequate bulk electricity load allocated to the company from the national grid.

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We’ll transform national museum to world standard – Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday vowed to transform the National Museum in Lagos to a modern-day cultural edifice which would be of international standard, just as he pledged to partner with the Federal Government to give facelift to federal infrastructures in the state.

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Lagos charges residents to assist police flush out criminals


The Lagos State Government has charged residents of the state to assist the police in flushing out bad eggs and criminal elements from their domains.

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Nollywood actress, Cossy Orjiakor, has shocked many of her fans as she has just relocated to the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja. The actress, who has been busy for a while now disclosed that she decided to relocate to Abuja due to the bad road in her area.

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FG, Lagos move to enforce occupational safety compliance


The Federal and Lagos State governments have vowed to enforce occupational safety and health compliance at work places across the nation and the state.

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30 ships laden with petroleum products, food items, to arrive Lagos


Thirty ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos from Feb. 15 to Feb. 24.

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3 feared dead, 4 rescued as another boat capsizes in Lagos


Three people have been feared dead and four others rescued alive as another boat capsized in Badagry area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria. Last week, a boat capsized in Ikorodu killing seven people with few rescued.

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Lagos: Son stabs mother to death

IGP Solomon Arase

The police at Oko oba Police Station Lagos, South west, Nigeria are trying to unravel what led a middle-aged man identified as Oluyinde Ibrahim to stab his mother to death.

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Lagos commissions mobile courts

mobile court

The Lagos State government Friday inaugurated five mobile court buses for road traffic offenders with a pledge to end impunity on the roads.

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Lagos partners Finland on security, energy


The Lagos State Government has struck a bilateral agreement to partner with Finland in key areas of security, energy and education. Delegates from the Finland Government, led by its Ambassador to Nigeria, Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhum held a closed-door meeting with Lagos State Government delegates led by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, on Friday.

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Lagos And The Menace Of ‘Danfo’ Drivers

Commercial bus ,popularly known as Danfo Bus  in operation along Agidingbi road this morning. Photo; IYOHA HARRISON

For me, it was like a scene from a blockbuster movie. It was such a horrendous scene that I couldn’t get over the shock for some time. I left home for work that fateful day, looking forward, as usual, to an eventful working day. But alas, the whole of the day was messed up by the wayward action of a …

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International Marathon: Lagos restricts movement on major highways


The Lagos State Government on Wednesday announced restriction of movement in some of the major highways to be used for the February 6, 2016 International Marathon scheduled to start by 7am at National Stadium Surulere and terminate at Eko Atlantic City.

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How traffic warden removed motorist’s teeth over N50 in Lagos


A mild drama played out on Tuesday at the Omole bus stop on Oba Ogunnusi Road in the Ojodu area of Lagos State after a traffic warden went physical with a motorist, identified only as Kingsley.

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Lassa fever claims first casualty in Lagos


The Lagos State Government yesterday confirmed two more cases of Lassa fever in the state with one of the victims already dead. The development brought the number of Lassa fever cases in the state to three, including the index case at Ahmaddiya Hospital in Ojokoro part of the state.

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Pastor, 35 suspects paraded in Lagos


The police in Lagos State Command have paraded 36 suspects over their alleged involvement in various criminal activities in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

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Private school owners in Lagos groan over multiple taxation


Owners of private schools in Lagos on Thursday said they have been frustrated by multiple taxation in the state. The proprietors, under the aegis of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, led by its Deputy National President, Chief Yomi Otubela, made a courtesy call on members of the Education Committee of the Lagos State House of Assembly during …

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Lassa Fever hits Lagos, patient quarantined in LUTH


The dreaded Lassa Fever that has killed over 40 people in the country has hit Lagos, with the patient being currently quarantined at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH.

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Lagos to spend N17.5b on 114 Inner roads


The Local Governments (LGs) and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs in Lagos State will spend about N17.5 billion on the 114 inner roads to be constructed in their domains across the state within the state in the next six months.

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Weird: Nanny absconds with three kids a day after employment

Kidnapped Orekoya Children have been found

The Orekoya family on Lawanson Road, Surulere, Lagos State says, presently, it has no reason to be happy. This is because a nanny employed on March 7 by the household disappeared with three children a day after she was employed. The names of the missing children are Aderomola, (11 months), Adedamola (4 years) and Demola (6 years). The nanny, Mary …

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2015: I’m most qualified for Lagos – Ikuforiji


Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sabit Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has claimed he is the most quali­fied of all the aspirants, jostling to govewrn Lagos on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) to gov­ern Lagos. He spoke with journalists in Lagos. Excerpts:

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Councillors Impeach Council Chairman In Lagos


The battle for supremacy between the Chairman of Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, western Nigeria, Engineer Fatai Oyesanya and the councillors in the local government got to a head as the councillors sacked the chairman. The councillors also sent a letter to the state House of Assembly to announce the impeachment of the council chairman.

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States strategise to confine Ebola to Lagos

Ebola Health Workers

Following the death of some infected health workers in Lagos, other states in the federation have adopted measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus to their regions.

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US warns: Terrorists may attack Lagos hotel

Us consulgeneral

US diplomats in Nigeria, at the weekend, claimed that “groups associated with terrorism” could be planning to attack a hotel in  Lagos, in a travel note to citizens warning of security risks. “As of late April, groups associated with terrorism allegedly planned to mount an unspecified attack against the Sheraton Hotel, in Nigeria, near the city of Lagos,” the US …

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PHOTONEWS : President Jonathan Tours Traditional Palaces In APC Controlled States

President Jonathan visits Alaafin Oyo

President Goodluck Jonathan today visited four traditional rulers in Kano, Osun and Lagos. The president visited the traditional palaces of the Emir of Kano, Ooni of Ife, Alaafin of Oyo and the Oba of Lagos in what he described as a “private visit”. The President is reportedly mobilized the traditional rulers for the National Conference, but opposition politicians see Mr. …

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Biometric registration of bank customers starts in Lagos

CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The $50 million Biometric Solution project instituted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee kicked off yesterday in Lagos. The exercise, which would provide central database for all bank customers across the country, was launched by the CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

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I miss television; it’s the best job in the world–Abike Dabiri

Abike Dabiri

Former TV girl, Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa was quite popular in Nigeria before she joined politics. She was a journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Lagos and she became famous with her innovative reportage on News line every Sunday, especially during the ‘MARY saga’ in 2008.Today, she is a legislator in the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu constituency in …

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Fire guts St. Nicholas hospital in Lagos


There was pandemonium at the St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos Island, on Sunday when fire broke out in a room on the 9th floor of the health institution. It was learnt that the fire, which lasted for over an hour, was caused by an electrical fault.

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