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COVID-19 Second Wave: 566 Arrested, 502 Convicted, 32 Clubs Shut In Lagos
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COVID-19 Second Wave: 566 Arrested, 502 Convicted, 32 Clubs Shut In Lagos

No fewer than 566 persons have been arrested and 502 convicted for breaching COVID-19 Regulations in Lagos, since the advent of the pandemic’s second wave. The Nation learnt that 32 clubs and event centres have also been shut by the Lagos State Safety Commission including the Event Hall of Eko Club, which was closed down last Tuesday. It was gathered that Lagos prosecutors have also begun requesting presiding magistrates to ensure that anyone apprehended for breaching COVID-19 Regulations is made to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test. These and more were the contents of a January 14 letter from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, seen by The Nation Saturday. In it, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, addressed the concerns of a lawyer ...
Arrested Lagos Clubber Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Police Cell
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Arrested Lagos Clubber Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Police Cell

A man who was arrested at Eclipse nightclub in Victoria Island, Lagos State says he has tested positive for COVID-19 in police cell. Ipadeola Oriyomi, a social media influencer, said on Instagram he spent the night at Maroko Police Station after the arrest before being moved to Oshodi task force. “I have been in Oshodi Taskforce since Monday. They tested us yesterday for COVID-19. The test came out today (Thursday) and it shows I’m positive,” he said. Mr Oriyomi said he was thrown right back into the cell instead of being isolated or taken to an isolation centre for COVID-19 infected persons. The social media influencer who pleaded with authorities concerning his case said the decision to throw him back into the cell endangers his health and that of the people inside the cell wit...
Lagos police arrests owner of Club Victoria, to arraign him in court
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Lagos police arrests owner of Club Victoria, to arraign him in court

The police in Lagos state have arrested the owner of Club Victoria located in Victoria Island Lagos. Recall that over the weekend, the state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, led a team of officers to raid the club and arrested the clubgoers. They were arrested for violating the COVID19 protocols. The state government in December announced a ban on all clubbing activities in the state as part of measures to contain the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic. According to the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the owner of the Victoria club will be arraigned at the Magistrate court Yaba this morning, January 12. He said the idea is to use the club owner as a scapegoat to serve as a deterrent to other defaulting club owners.
Police To Impound Vehicles With Escort, Pilot, Spy As Plate Numbers
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Police To Impound Vehicles With Escort, Pilot, Spy As Plate Numbers

Henceforth, any vehicle in Lagos State which has PILOT or ESCORT as plate number will be impounded and the policemen attached to it arrested. This warning was handed down by the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, over the weekend, at the command’s headquarters, Ikeja. Enforcement of this order according to him, would begin in high brow areas like Victoria Island, Ikoyi, among others. In addition, the command boss said the use of SPY plate numbers by some eminent persons in the state would no longer be tolerated, describing the action as illegal and unconstitutional. Odumosu who had earlier banned the use of covered plate number by Lagosians frowned at the brazen disregard by some Lagosians. Warning all car owners in the state, irrespectiv...
COVID-19: Lagos State Builds Oxygen Plant At IDH, Yaba
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COVID-19: Lagos State Builds Oxygen Plant At IDH, Yaba

In furtherance of the commitment of @followlasg to deploy effective response to #COVID19 pandemic, a brand new oxygen plant situated at Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Yaba, was activated yesterday, January 8, 2021 The oxygen plant was built in collaboration with @gatesfoundation in response to the second wave of #COVID19 in Lagos State. Oxygen plants are industrial device designed for regular supply into healthcare facilities. The plants separate oxygen from other air components by using pressure swing adsorption or membrane separation techniques. High purity oxygen is needed in healthcare facilities and essential for patients undergoing COVID treatments. The increased demand for oxygen for treatment of patients in the second wave of the #COVID19 pandemic necessitate activ...
Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs Stun In First Sunday Photo
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Joke Silva, Olu Jacobs Stun In First Sunday Photo

Nollywood actors Joke Silva and Olu Jacobs have posed in a picture looking stunning on the first Sunday of the year. Joke, 59, shared the picture in an Instagram post on Sunday. She said they are rededicating themselves to God. “God of awesome wonders…….we celebrate you this first Sunday of the year……rededicate ourselves to you. “Opening the gift of 2021 with gratitude and giving You oh lord total control,” she wrote. Their picture was taken at the National Theatre Iganmu Surulere, Lagos State. Olu and Joke met in 1981 at the National Theatre, Lagos during Nigeria’s 21st Independence anniversary. They have gone on to become the most recognised and respected couple in Nollywood. Their marriage is blessed with two children. They celebrated their 35th wedding annivers...
Lagos Police Vows To Stop New #EndSARS Protest
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Lagos Police Vows To Stop New #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Police Command has again warned against any gathering, procession or protest in Lagos State as some unpatriotic individuals and groups are planning to embark on the replica of the recent destructive and violent EndSARS protest that left pains and agonies in Lagos State The Command has reliably gathered intelligence that certain individuals/groups have concluded plans to lure unsuspecting Lagosians, especially youths, into their planned protest which is proposed to commence tomorrow monday 7th December, 2020 at designated locations in the state. The Lagos State Police command wishes to re-echo and remind the general public that the Government of Lagos State, businesses, individuals and security families still groan in losses and pains that the last violent Endsars ...
Lagos Bye-Elections: Police Declare Restriction Order, Sue For Peaceful Conduct
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Lagos Bye-Elections: Police Declare Restriction Order, Sue For Peaceful Conduct

LAGOS EAST SENATORIAL AND KOSOFE 11 CONSTITUENCY BYE ELECTIONS: POLICE DECLARE RESTRICTION ORDER, SUE FOR PEACEFUL CONDUCT. #LagosEastElection #KosofeII In a bid to have free, fair and credible bye elections into the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe 11 Constituency, Lagos State House of Assembly seats, the Lagos State Police Command has declared restriction of movement between 6am and 6pm on Saturday, 5th December, 2020. The Commissioner of Police , Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration today Thursday 3rd December, 2020 while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State. The election monitoring team, which comprises two Commiss...
Lagos state compensates families of slain cops’ with N10million each
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Lagos state compensates families of slain cops’ with N10million each

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented a cheque of N10 million each to families of the six police officers killed in Lagos State in the violence that followed the End SARS protests. Sanwo-Olu presented the cheques on Thursday, Dec 3, in fulfilment of his administration’s pledge made during an earlier meeting with police officers. The cheques were presented to the wives and children of the slain officers at the 14th Town Hall meeting on security, held at Civic Centre by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), with the theme: "Lagos security: Resilience in the face of adversity."     The late police officers are Yaro Edward, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP); Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami; Inspector Aderibigbe Adegbenro; Inspector Samson ...
Seven suspected cultists arrested in Lagos
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Seven suspected cultists arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven suspected members of Eiye Confraternity at Agura area, Ikorodu, Lagos state.   A statement released by the command's spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, says police operatives attached to Imota Division arrested the suspects on Saturday 28th November 2020 at 2pm.   Adejobi gave the names of the suspected cultists as Abolaji Arbayo, Josiah Offem, Oluwapelumi Oyeyinka, Limidi Taofeeq, Ahmed Shittu who drives their operational vehicle, Zainab Nurudeen who serves as the armourer who sources for the guns to operate, and Rabiu Ganiyu.   He mentioned that the suspected cultists attacked members of the vigilante in their area, inflicting degrees of injury on them just to avenge t...
”Rise up to the security challenges in Lagos” CP Hakeem Odumosu tells police officers
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”Rise up to the security challenges in Lagos” CP Hakeem Odumosu tells police officers

The Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has challenged officers in the command to rise up to the security challenges being faced in the state.   The level of insecurity in Lagos has risen astronomically since the crisis that erupted after the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums who maimed people including security personnel and destroyed so many properties. Police presence in communities has dropped due to the alleged drop in the morale of the police after the unfortunate incident.   The state Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, with a view to improving security in  Lagos, on Wednesday, November 25, parleyed the Inspectors and rank and file cadres of the command on improved service delivery   At the conference which held at the ...
Those In Government Are The Real Hoodlums, Not Palliative Looters – Odumakin
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Those In Government Are The Real Hoodlums, Not Palliative Looters – Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI, speaks on the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests and other sundry issues. Excerpts: South-West governors, traditional rulers and Ministers met in Lagos state last week to proffer solution to the #EndSARS crisis last and Afenifere was not invited. What do you think was responsible for that? The thing is very clear. Like we said, the Kaduna meeting is an afterthought on our unity as a country. They had a sectional meeting of the North where you have all the key appointees of the President, Chief of Staff, IGP, Chief of Army Staff, Lai Mohammed and others. Even in their communiqué, they were so insensitive. There are places they said nomination from Federal Executive Council (FEC)...
Huge Pension Of Ex-Governors Of Lagos State (Full List)
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Huge Pension Of Ex-Governors Of Lagos State (Full List)

Below are the mouth watering benefits, anyone who served as governor of Lagos State will enjoy after office. It was gathered that, the pension scheme for Lagos governors, was designed by the former Attorney General of Lagos State, under Tinubu, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, who is now the vice president of the country. Lagos is ranked as one of the most dangerous cities to live in the world, due to the prevalent security threats, ranging from police brutality, harassment from street urchins, government officials, task forces and armed robbers. Lagos also named as one of the most stressful state to live and conduct business activities due to traffic jam. The state also have one of the world's worst inner city developments. If you go into the interior parts of Lagos, the level of the u...
Breakdown Of The 2021 Lagos State Budget
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Breakdown Of The 2021 Lagos State Budget

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu (@jidesanwoolu) presented the Year 2021 Budget Estimates titled: BUDGET OF REKINDLED HOPE at the Lagos State House of Assembly (@lshaofficial) Chambers, Alausa Ikeja on the 10th November 2020. Education - N143.6 Billion Health - N118.3 Billion Agriculture - N18.3 Billion Infrastructure (Works) - N172.2 Billion Transportation - N98.9 Billion Waterfront - N11.7 Billion Environment - N50.9 Billion Drainage - N11.9 Billion Tourism, Arts & culture - N6 Billion Commerce - N41.9 Billion Energy - N32.5 Billion Recreation and Culture - N5.1 Billion Housing and Community Sector - N40.2 Billion The human development MDAs comprising the Ministries of Education, Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Wealth...
Delta Has No Plans To Stop Pensions To Past Governors And Their Deputies – Okowa
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Delta Has No Plans To Stop Pensions To Past Governors And Their Deputies – Okowa

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, says his administration has no plan to stop pensions of past governors and their deputies. Okowa, who stated this on Wednesday in Asaba, stressed that his counterpart in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, may have reasons to repeal theirs. He said, “There is an existing law in Delta State on what accrued to the governors and their deputies, that I don’t want to touch. We are not thinking in that direction, my counterpart in Lagos may have reasons why he wants the law repealed but we in Delta don’t want to go into that. “I don’t want to comment on the decision of Lagos State Governor. Each state has the power to make a decision concerning its governance.” On the approval given to Zamfara State Government to manage their resources b...
Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals
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Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals

In preparation for the proposed Endsars protest to be staged by some individuals and hired groups to cause mayhem and security threats in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered the commanders of the Mobile Police Squadrons and Special Protection Unit in Lagos State to withdraw their men from  individuals who are not entitled to police aides and escorts in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, to augment its strength. The Command has deemed it necessary to mop up more mobile men to be deployed across the length and breadth of the state for any eventualities as the police is no longer ready to condone any act of lawlessness, brouhaha and state of anarchy in Lagos State. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has put all po...
Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction
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Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction

Governor @jidesanwoolu today, presented the report of the recent coordinated arson in Lagos State to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the report were the images of public and private assets destroyed in the violence sparked by the hijack of #EndSARS protest.
“We Won’t Allow Any Protest In Lagos”, Police Warn Residents
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“We Won’t Allow Any Protest In Lagos”, Police Warn Residents

REF NO CZ: 5650/LA/PPRO/VOL.3/48 POLICE PRESS RELEASE,  LAGOS STATE COMMAND,  DATED 5TH NOVEMBER, 2020 WE WILL RESIST ANY PLANNED PROTEST IN LAGOS- POLICE The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to resist any form of planned protest, procession or gathering under any guise or nomenclature in Lagos State  as the government and people of Lagos still nurture the wounds of the recent EndSARS violence that wrecked havocs across the state. The command wishes to inform the general public that based on intelligence gathering from relevant intelligence agencies, some unpatrioric elements or group of people have concluded plans to orchestrate another set of violence in the state in furtherance to the recent  Endsars violence, which has been analysed as dangerous and counterproductiv...
Lagos state government lifts curfew
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Lagos state government lifts curfew

The Lagos state government have lifted the curfew imposed in the state following the outbreak of violence days ago.   Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril who made the announcement however stated that the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID19 remains.   The statement read;     The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS  protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID19 remains. Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-oper...
Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos State
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Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests. The curfew will now be from 10pm till 6am (meaning you can move till 10pm) Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities. He urges all Lagosians to go about their businesses in peace, even as they shun ‘actions that can threaten our unity’. The Governor advises purveyors of fake news to stop causing disaffection among Lagosians, who are well known for being peace-loving and friendly. Gbenga Omotoso HC, Information & Strategy
Lagos State To Engage 4,000 Graduates In Internship, To Pay 40,000 Monthly
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Lagos State To Engage 4,000 Graduates In Internship, To Pay 40,000 Monthly

As part of efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved Internship Programme for 4,000 unemployed graduates in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration and the Youth Development Programme of the State. Speaking recently on the programme with newsmen, the Honourable Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, said the Graduate Internship Placement Programme (GIPP) is designed to give candidates the opportunity to develop employability and work-ready skills that are needed in securing gainful employment. She added that the Internship Programme will be addressing the third and fourth pillars of the present administration's T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, which are Education and Technology an...
Probe Panel Will Get Lekki Shootings CCTV Footage – Sanwo-olu
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Probe Panel Will Get Lekki Shootings CCTV Footage – Sanwo-olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has promised that the Closed Circuit television footage obtained from the Lekki toll plaza will be handed over to the panel of inquiry looking into the shootings. Sanwo-Olu made the promise while featuring on the ‘Connect the World with Becky Anderson programme’ on CNN on Monday, while responding to questions on the shootings at the Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The governor said no blood stains were seen at the Lekki toll plaza when it was inspected, but added that two persons had been reported dead. He said, “Two dead bodies, that is what we have seen from all the morgues, that’s what we have seen going to hospitals, that’s what we have seen as record. "What has happened is that there have been so many footages t...
Lagos State Review Curfew Time, Now 8pm To 6am
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Lagos State Review Curfew Time, Now 8pm To 6am

The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8pm to 6am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses. Public schools remain shut till further notice. Signed: Gbenga omotoso HC, Information
I was planning to share the looted COVID-19 palliatives on my birthday – Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade
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I was planning to share the looted COVID-19 palliatives on my birthday – Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade

The majority leader in the Lagos State House of Assembly Majority Leader, Sanai (SOB) Agunbiade has said that he was planning to distribute the palliatives looted from his home in Ikorodu on Friday, October 23.   A mob stormed his apartment and looted food items and other properties they could lay their hands on.   In a statement released on social media, Agunbiade who represents Ikorodu Constituency 1, said he got intelligence of the planned attack, but thought it was a rumour. He said he received the palliatives as well as many other items from well-meaning Nigerians and had planned to distribute them to members of his constituency today October 25.   His statement reads The violent attack on my house: Thank you Ikorodu. To God be the glory that the v...
#EndSARS: Goodluck Jonathan Condemns The “Use Of Deadly Force” On Protesters
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#EndSARS: Goodluck Jonathan Condemns The “Use Of Deadly Force” On Protesters

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the “use of deadly force” on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos state. In a statement on Thursday, Jonathan said such actions will only worsen the situation, calling on all parties to embrace dialogue. Nationwide protests against the now-dissolved police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) metamorphosed into agitation for improved governance in addition to justice for victims of police brutality. On Tuesday, soldiers shot at the young protesters while they converged on the Lekki tollgate. Twelve people died in the shooting and in a related development in Ikeja, according to Amnesty International. In the statement shared with TheCable, the former president said the event of recent days “has been a difficult time to me as well”. ...
Oke Obi-Enadhuze Was Killed By Thugs, Not Police – Brother Speaks
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Oke Obi-Enadhuze Was Killed By Thugs, Not Police – Brother Speaks

Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State. Today at about 11 o'clock in the morning... . ... the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house, The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing.. ...this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom's 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door... ... they then proceeded to rans...
I Have Never Earned A Dime From Lekki Toll Gate – Tinubu
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I Have Never Earned A Dime From Lekki Toll Gate – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says he will never be part of any carnage. Tinubu was reacting to Tuesday night attack which saw security forces open fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos State. The former Lagos State governor spoke on Wednesday morning in a telephone interview with Channels Television monitored by The PUNCH. He condemned the action allegedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Army, saying, “Why will they use live bullets? “I will never, never be part of any carnage. I will never be part of that.” Tinubu also denied having any investment in the Lekki Concession Company, the firm which manages the tollgate. “I have no dime, no kobo investment in the tollgate,” he said. Continuing, the APC chieftain said, “We are ...
Mob set ablaze Nation Newspaper head office in Lagos (video)
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Mob set ablaze Nation Newspaper head office in Lagos (video)

The headquarters of the Nation Newspaper located on Fatai Atere street in Mushin, Lagos state, has been set on fire by a mob.   Watch a video from the scene below   View this post on Instagram   The Nation Newspaper headquarters on Fatai Atere street in Mushin, Lagos state set on fire A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on Oct 21, 2020 at 10:51am PDT  
Another victim allegedly succumbs to his injuries after ambulance sent to pick him up was stopped at Adekunle, End SARS protest frontliner reveals
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Another victim allegedly succumbs to his injuries after ambulance sent to pick him up was stopped at Adekunle, End SARS protest frontliner reveals

Another person has allegedly died as a result of the violence in Lagos State, Modupe "Moe" Odele, one of the frontliners of the End SARS protest has revealed.   Moe, who is the founder of Scale My Hustle, said the boy died after the ambulance sent to pick him up was stopped at Adekunle in Yaba.   She wrote: "I’m heartbroken. We just got a report that the boy our ambulance was going to get (when they were stopped at Adekunle) just died. Now the arrangement has moved to getting his body.   "This people have failed us."     More people are reporting fatalities despite the state governor stating there were no fatalities.   Another Twitter user just shared a post, tagging Moe and other members of the feminist coalition and askin...
EndSARS: US Embassy Shuts Down Operations In Nigeria
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EndSARS: US Embassy Shuts Down Operations In Nigeria

THE United States Government, yesterday said it is shutting down it’s embassy in Lagos State for two days owing to the ongoing nationwide protest in the country. It also warned its citizens in Nigeria to be wary of the protest in the country by being vigilante and avoid areas affected by the ongoing protests. Though the U.S Mission Nigeria in the statement posted on its twitter handle, @USinNigeria failed shed light on its position on the protest, it stated that it will be shutting down the US Consulate in Lagos for two days starting from Tuesday. The statement reads: “Multiple demonstrations are ongoing across Nigeria – to include areas within the consular districts of Abuja and Lagos. “Although most demonstrations are peaceful, some have become violent and have shut down ...
Police Bans Protests, Gatherings & Processions In Lagos State
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Police Bans Protests, Gatherings & Processions In Lagos State

PRESS STATEMENT, LAGOS STATE COMMAND. DATED 20TH OCTOBER, 2020. Due to the new development of violent attacks on police officers and men and formations including innocent Nigerians in Lagos State, and the 24 hour curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government with effect from 4pm of today 20th October, 2020, the Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that henceforth no protest or gathering or procession, under whatever guise, is permitted within Lagos State. In the light of the above, all security agencies have deployed adequate personnel to take charge and enforce the curfew across the state. In the same vein, the command regrets to confirm the setting ablaze of Orile Police State today at about 10am, where some of our policemen were critically injured ...
Lagos, Rivers, FCT, Ogun Earned More Than Other 33 States combined 2020 – NBS
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Lagos, Rivers, FCT, Ogun Earned More Than Other 33 States combined 2020 – NBS

The index in Tuesday's report revealed that the IGR of Lagos State, put at N204 billion, is higher than that of at least 29 states put together. The quartet of Lagos, Rivers, the FCT and Ogun State raked in a total internally generated revenue more than all other 33 states of the federation combined in the first half of 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said. The NBS said the 36 states of the federation and federal capital territory generated N612.87 billion in the first half of 2020. Of the total amount, the aforementioned states and the capital city earned N335 billion, equivalent to 54 per cent. Other states made a total of N277 billion (46 per cent). The index in Tuesday’s report revealed that the IGR of Lagos State, put at N204 billion, is higher than that of...
SARS Operatives Can No Longer Unilaterally Detain Suspects – Lagos CP, Hakeen Odumosu
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SARS Operatives Can No Longer Unilaterally Detain Suspects – Lagos CP, Hakeen Odumosu

The Commissioner for Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has said that operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state no longer have the authority to unilaterally detain suspects. Speaking on Channels TV on Tuesday morning October 6, Odumosu said the recent directive by the IGP banning some of the actions of SARS officers, will be more effective than earlier directives issued to curtail the excesses of SARS operatives. He said henceforth, SARS officers will not go for an investigation without an express permission from his office or from the office of the Area commander where they intend to carry out an investigation. He also mentioned that henceforth, SARS officers can no longer detain anyone in their cells. “It is going to be different because there will be mor...
Traders In Computer Village Prevent SARS Officers From Arresting A Man (Video)
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Traders In Computer Village Prevent SARS Officers From Arresting A Man (Video)

An officer of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has been chased out of Computer village in Ikeja, Lagos State, by angry mobs for coming to arrest a shop owner illegally. However, the crowd seemed so furious as they were all fed up with constantly being harassed by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The SARS officer in the video shot just once in the air as he tried to disperse the crowd but that did not work too well for him as it even spurred the morale of the crowds as they began dragging him and throwing things on him. The SARS officer then proceeded to enter his car in an attempt to move away from the scene but the angry crowd followed him as they constantly kept on hitting his vehicle. Nigerians have had enough of SARS officers harassing them which led to them ...
Lagos Is Ripe For Takeover By PDP – Fayose
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Lagos Is Ripe For Takeover By PDP – Fayose

A former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said that Lagos State is ripe for the Peoples Democratic Party to take over in subsequent elections. Fayose was quoted by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, as saying, “Lagos is ripe for the PDP to take and we will take the state if we work hard and put our house in order.” This was contained in a statement titled, “Lagos PDP must retire Bode George to make progress, urges support for BOG to win senatorial bye-election – Fayose,” in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday. Olayinka said his principal said this during the inauguration of the PDP Campaign Committee for the Lagos East Senatorial bye-election. Fayose was quoted as saying, “This senate election is for the PDP to take if we are ready to take it. You have done it before by producin...
Trader Crushed To Death In Lagos By 16-year-old Trying To Move His Mum’s Car
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Trader Crushed To Death In Lagos By 16-year-old Trying To Move His Mum’s Car

A 50-year-old trader, Mrs. Tuale Iwejim, has died after she was hit by a 16-year-old boy who was using his mother’s SUV to test his driving skills at the Arena Shopping Mall, Oshodi, Lagos State. According to a report by Punch, Tuale was in the shopping complex to purchase some items for her shop when she was knocked down by the SUV. The teenager and his mum were in the shopping complex to pick up some times. His mum went back to pick their remaining items and asked him to wait in their vehicle. While waiting, some persons began to complain that the SUV was obstructing the free flow of traffic in the complex. Instead of informing them that he couldn't drive, the teenager took the keys from his mother's bag and hopped on the driver's seat. He was said to have put it in reverse and hi...
Liz John Black survives ghastly accident in Lagos
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Liz John Black survives ghastly accident in Lagos

Liz John Black is fortunate to be alive after getting involved in a ghastly car accident in Lagos on Tuesday, September 8.   The event planner was going from Chevron back home to Ikoyi when the accident occured at Elegushi junction last night.   She said the accident was caused by a driver who ran the red light.     She explained that she thought she would die. Fortunately, she survived, though she sustained bruises.     Comedian AY and some other people came to her rescue and took her to the hospital then stayed with her till 5 this morning.     Her husband, Yomi Black also arrived from Ikoyi after he heard the news.     Liz took to Instagram to thank those who came to her res...
“They Waited for Police Report until he died”- Lady Mourns Pilot of Ill-fated helicopter that Crashed in Lagos
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“They Waited for Police Report until he died”- Lady Mourns Pilot of Ill-fated helicopter that Crashed in Lagos

There were three crew members in the helicopter belonging to Quorom aviation, that flew into Lagos from Rivers state. While two of the crew members died at the scene, one of them who happens to be the pilot, Chika Ernest, was found alive and was rushed to the hospital.  Taking to her page to mourn him, Gloria said the pilot died as the hospital waited for a police report. She also revealed that late Chika emptied his fuel tank before crashing into the wall so as to avoid an explosion. ''Captain Chika Ernest,pilot of the plane crash in opebi Lagos this afternoon. He emptied the fuel tank to avoid explosion on impact,he crashed on a fence avoiding the roofs and house. Always looking out for others. My brother and friend since primary school, said he was in pH just this week,...
Cee-C Reveals What ‘Messes Her Up Every-time’
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Cee-C Reveals What ‘Messes Her Up Every-time’

Ex-big brother Naija housemate and lawyer and entrepreneur and model, Cee C share sultry photos of herself and used the opportunity to also reveal what ‘messes her up everytime’. According to Cynthia Nwadiora, there are somethings one cannot outgrow and few days ago when she was about to leave her home (Enugu) or Lagos, she stared wailing at the thought that she was not going to be with her family for a while. In her words, I guess there are somethings we don’t outgrow. Lemme tell you a short story.. Few days before I left home for Lagos, I started teasing Olivia, my baby sister who is just 5 years old, how she was gonna cry so much when I’m leaving, ladies and gentlemen when my father dropped me off to start my journey, at the mention of “safe travels”, this woman started wailing...
Businessman Being Investigated For N75M Fraud Dies During COVID-19 Test
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Businessman Being Investigated For N75M Fraud Dies During COVID-19 Test

A businessman, Godwin Julius, who was being investigated for alleged involvement in a N75m fraud, has died while being tested for COVID-19 at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba, Lagos State. Godwin and one Obinale Osunwoke were arrested in the Ejigbo area of the state and were detained after the police reportedly traced some of the money to an account belonging to the late businessman. PUNCH Metro gathered that the policemen acted on a petition by the representative of a United States of America-based company, Terraroad’s International Incorporation, Wisdom Chris, that the firm had been swindled out of N75m. Wisdom told PUNCH Metro that the suspects and others currently at large impersonated the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, and defrauded the firm of $200,000 ...
Event Centers Remain Shut for now- Lagos State Govt
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Event Centers Remain Shut for now- Lagos State Govt

The Lagos State Government has clarified its position on reopening of event centres in the state, explaining that owners of such places must register their facilities pending issuance of further directives by Governor Sanwo-Olu in respect of their operations. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat AkinbiIe-Yusuf, who made the clarification following media reports that owners of event centres could now open for operations, maintained that all event centres and cinemas are to remain shut for now. In a statement released this afternoon, the Commissioner explained that the State government is yet to make any declaration on the date for reopening the event centres, adding that the Governor will make a pronouncement provided that the event centres have met all laid...
“We Should Pull Down The Statue Of Madame Tinubu, The Slave Owner” – FFK
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“We Should Pull Down The Statue Of Madame Tinubu, The Slave Owner” – FFK

A Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has said the statue of Late Madam Efunporoye Tinubu should be removed from Lagos State. The statue of the late Madam is standing at the popular Tinubu Square in Lagos. Fani-Kayode's comments came after #BlackLivesMatter protesters in the United States of America and other parts of the world pulled down statues of known slave masters. The protesters were on the street to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis policemen knelt on his neck as he screamed, “I can't breathe." As a way of putting an end to racism and the agelong discrimination between the whites and blacks, the protesters pulled down statues of Edward Colston and others. In his reaction on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode said it was time for Nigerians to pu...
Abiola Ajimobi Hospitalized In Lagos After Testing Positive For Covid-19
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Abiola Ajimobi Hospitalized In Lagos After Testing Positive For Covid-19

Former Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi is currently receiving medical attention at a Cardiology hospital in Lagos State, over what has been diagnosed as corona virus infection. We have gathered that Ajimobi was rushed to hospital in the early hours of last week Tuesday after his health Conditions deteriorated in the middle of the night, causing panic in the family. Ajimobi and his wife have been in their Lagos residence for couple of weeks, with the former governor only dashing in and out of Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to hold court with his lieutenants and political associates. It was learnt from a source close to his friends in Lagos that the former Governor had woken up early on the fateful day to urinate and upon his return from the bathroom, fell on his bed a...
Former Tinubu’s Aide, Gbolahan Lawal, Set To Become The New Oniru
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Former Tinubu’s Aide, Gbolahan Lawal, Set To Become The New Oniru

The stage is set for Gbolahan Lawal, Lagos commissioner for agriculture and former aide-de-camp (ADC) to Bola Tinubu, to be announced as the new oniru of Iru, We has learnt. He resigned his appointment as commissioner on Thursday, preparatory to taking over as the first class monarch of Iruland, which covers Victoria Island, Lagos state. The affluent Victoria Island encompasses Lagos Island, Ikoyi and the Lekki Peninsula. There have been controversies over who occupies the seat since September 2019 when Idowu Abiodun, the former oniru, died aged 82. The tussle had been between Adesegun, a former commissioner and son of the late ruler whom some chiefs had reportedly endorsed, and Hakeem Ajasa, a retired police officer also endorsed by a part of the royal family. Sources, ...
Lagos Government Launches Register-to-open Initiative of the economy amid Coronavirus pandemic
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Lagos Government Launches Register-to-open Initiative of the economy amid Coronavirus pandemic

The Lagos state government has launched a Register-to-Open Initiative for religious and social centres, social clubs, event centres, restaurants, bars, night clubs, spas, cinemas and gyms ahead of the gradual re-opening of the state economy. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on May 17 debunked claims of absolute reopening of the state's economy. The Governor said;   “In the coming days, we will be starting what we call Register-to-Open, which means all players in the restaurant business, event centres, entertainment, malls and cinemas will go through a form of re-registration and space management. “There is a regulation that will be introduced to supervise this move. We will be coming to their facilities to assess their level of readiness for a future opening. “I d...
Community Policing Takes Off In Lagos As Sanwo-olu Inaugurates Operation Teams
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Community Policing Takes Off In Lagos As Sanwo-olu Inaugurates Operation Teams

Lagos State has taken an audacious step towards improving security in all communities across the State, with the inauguration of State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) and its operations arm, State Community Policing Committee (SCPC). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, inaugurated members of the two committees at a ceremony held at the State House in Alausa, pointing out that the event marked a turning point in the Government’s deliberate effort to re-strategise and rethink the security architecture using Community Policing Initiative as proposed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Muhammed Abubakar Adamu. @ElkanaBala @PoliceNG The security initiative, the Governor said, is long overdue, adding that the reform is being implemented with the objective ...
Lagos Test Runs Post-pandemic Showbiz With Drive-in Concert
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Lagos Test Runs Post-pandemic Showbiz With Drive-in Concert

Lagos State Government, at the weekend, did a test run of a drive-in concert in preparation for the re-opening of the entertainment sector, as it commences gradual easing of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in the state. The innovative concert was organised by Lapazio Lifestyles and Entertainment Group at the Bay Lounge, Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos. Speaking at the event, Environmental Protection Agency, LASEPA, General Manager, Dr. Dolapo Fasawe, explained that the exercise was to safely reinvigorate Lagos’s entertainment landscape after a long break, occasioned by COVID-19 lockdown. According to Fasawe, “society benefits from entertainment. It adds structure to our social lives. Our goal is to ensure that the entertainment world can operate in a safe and healthy environment to c...
CEHEJ demands end to age limitation in assisted reproduction technologies
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CEHEJ demands end to age limitation in assisted reproduction technologies

Centre for Health, Equity and Justice (CEHEJ) has asked the government to urgently end the 54-year-age limit for women seeking Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART) solutions, especially as contained in the “Lagos State Regulations and Guidelines for ART Practice”. In a statement by its Executive Director; Timothy Adewale, the group noted that ART clinics in Lagos State with the expertise often deny women the opportunity to receive care because of the limiting age for women that could seek ART in Lagos State. He said while oversight and regulations were needed to govern the practice of ART, it should not lead to rejection of women who desire to have a child in their lifetime. CEHEJ believed that once individuals or couples seeking ART are provided with sufficient information re...
Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo, Lagos Top List Of Presidential Aides
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Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo, Lagos Top List Of Presidential Aides

Ogun, Adamawa, Oyo and Lagos states are currently topping the list of states with the highest number of presidential aides in an updated list prepared by the Presidency. The 142 aides on the list are attached to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); his wife, Aisha; Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo; his wife, Dolapo; Chief of Staff to the President; and a few ministers. An analysis of the list showed that Ogun, Osinbajo’s home state, topped the chart with 16, Adamawa, the home state of the President’s wife, Aisha, came second with 12, while Oyo State came third with 11 aides. Lagos came fourth with 10 aides while Kano followed closely with nine presidential aides to occupy the fifth position. Buhari’s home state, Katsina as well as Ondo state are tied in the s...
Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola
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Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola

The minister for interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that president Muhammadu Buhari has always been a major inspiration to him long before he even joined politics. Speaking via hiss official Twitter handle on Saturday, he revealed that the former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu made him become a good public administrator. He said: “Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopardizing interest of the minority. “I can never forget the role of @AsiwajuTinubu in making me into a good public administrator.” Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopar...