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Fire Engulfs Ijesha Market, Surulere In Lagos
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Fire Engulfs Ijesha Market, Surulere In Lagos

A huge fire resulting from a suspected power surge, on Saturday, January 16, destroyed 12 shops at Ijesha area of Surulere in Lagos. The Ag. Head, Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, made the disclosure while responding to inquiries about the incident, which occurred around 6.30pm. “A distress call was received from 1, Market Road, Ijesha Street, Surulere, at about 18:31hrs today. Isolo and Bolade Fire Stations were promptly detailed to rescue the situation and they completely put out the fire at the incident scene,” Adeseye said. She further explained that on arrival at the location, the firefighters discovered that the 12 shops, which were attached to a residential building, had been severely burnt. While disclosing that investigations are ongoing to est...
Smart City: LASG To Light Up Lagos With LED Street Lights
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Smart City: LASG To Light Up Lagos With LED Street Lights

As part of its commitments in transforming the Lagos business terrain into smart city, Lagos state government has concluded arrangements towards replacing the existing street lighting system into a smarter and more efficient LED street light. The Streetlight Retrofit Project was unanimously approved by the Executive Council as part of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of Mr. Babajide Sanwo Olu led-administration, which will make the state a 21st century economy as it leverages on private sector partnerships to accelerate infrastructure interventions. The Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources, Engr. Olalere Odusote, who represented Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo Olu noted that the state has executed a streetlight Infrastructure agreement with LEDCO Limited for the retrofi...
COVID-19: Lagos Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home Till Feb 1
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COVID-19: Lagos Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home Till Feb 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021 as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease amid the second wave of the pandemic. This was contained in a statement signed on Saturday by the Head of Service in the state, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. Muri-Okunola, however, noted that the directive excludes staff on essential duty as well as first responders. He said, “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a further extension of the work-from-home order to all State Public Servants on Grade Levels 14 and below from Monday, 18th January 2021, to Monday, 1st February 2021, to curtail the spread of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “He urged all public servants to stay ...
COVID-19: TVC Does Documentary On Patients Being Treated At IDH, Yaba, Lagos
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COVID-19: TVC Does Documentary On Patients Being Treated At IDH, Yaba, Lagos

The commissioner of health Akin Abayomi has also moved his office from Alausa to the IDH to effectively fight the pandemic Our brave @AdedojaTVC visited the Yaba IDH to see the Covid19 Patients affected by the 2nd Wave of the virus ... Many of them commended the State Govt on treatment of patients. #Covid19Lagos Oxygen : More Patients require oxygen on daily basis ..... @AdedojaTVC saw used cylinders, about 70 used cylinders from just one ward was used overnight and replaced immediately in the morning THE WARD : A lot of Patients here require Oxygen and are critically ill.... Some patients use as much as 6 cylinders per day (per patient) as noted by @AdedojaTVC. Commissioner for Health, @ProfAkinAbayomi says Mr Governor, Mr @jidesanwoolu has instructed that we should i...
‘How Police Robbed Me Of 100k For Having 2 Laptops In Lagos’ – Man Shares Story
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‘How Police Robbed Me Of 100k For Having 2 Laptops In Lagos’ – Man Shares Story

Nigerian Twitter user, Femi @3eyedpixel, who is based in Netherlands recounts how police extorted N100k from him in Lagos just because he was with his laptops. Read his story below: Earlier today, officers of @PoliceNG robbed me of 100k in the presence of my wife. My only crime was having my official laptop with me. They couldn’t pin any crime on me so they insisted I follow them to station or pay 500k. I was running late for my flight, so I had to be diplomatic with them. We had a lot of back and forth and I finally had to settle for 100k (payment for being a Nigerian). I know nothing will be done, but I’m just putting my story out here for people to know our fight is far from over. I tweeted this just before my flight took off, so I didn’t see the replies until now that I’m h...
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...
COVID-19: Many Lagos Civil Servants Test Positive, Govt Orders Work Rotation
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COVID-19: Many Lagos Civil Servants Test Positive, Govt Orders Work Rotation

The Lagos State Government has raised the alarm over the increasing rate at which civil servants test positive for COVID-19. The Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in a memo addressed to all accounting officers, said they should come up with duty rosters to stem the outbreak of COVID-19 in their respective ministries, departments and agencies. He said the rosters should be prepared with an officer having to report for duty at most twice a month. The memo read, “I wish to note with deep concern the spate at which officers are testing positive for COVID 19 and hereby enjoins all accounting officers to come up with duty rosters to stem the outbreak in your respective MDAs. “The roster should be prepared with an officer having to report for duty at most (one week) twice a mo...
DSS Uncovers Plots To Incite Religious Violence In Selected States In Nigeria
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DSS Uncovers Plots To Incite Religious Violence In Selected States In Nigeria

The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to alert the public about plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country. Targeted States include Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateaued, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and those in the South East. Part of the plans is to cause inter-religious conflicts as well as use their foot soldiers to attack some worship centres, religious leaders, personalities, key and vulnerable points. Consequently, Nigerians are advised to be wary of these antics and shun all divisive tendencies aimed at inciting or setting them against one another. While the Service pledges to collaborate with sister agencies to ensure that public order is maintained, those hatching these plots are warned to desist from such in the interes...
#EndSars: Lagos Lost N2.5billion To Lekki Tollgate Closure In 95 Days
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#EndSars: Lagos Lost N2.5billion To Lekki Tollgate Closure In 95 Days

The Lagos State Government has lost at least N2.5bn in projected revenue due to the closure of the Lekki toll plaza and the Ikoyi Link Bridge toll plaza in the last 95 days, The PUNCH has learnt. The figure was obtained from the daily and monthly targets set for the tollgates by the Lagos State Government, which owns the tollgates but is being managed by the Lekki Concession Company. The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge is expected to generate about N10m daily, while the Lekki toll plaza is not expected to generate less than N16.6m a day. This implies that the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge has lost N950m, while the Lekki toll plaza has lost N1.5bn. This newspaper reported on October 19, 2020 that N234m was lost during the closure of the tollgates in the first nine days of the #EndSARS pro...
Lagos Orders Removal Of Unapproved Street Gates To Ease Traffic
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Lagos Orders Removal Of Unapproved Street Gates To Ease Traffic

The Lagos State Government has ordered the removal of unapproved street gates in communities to ease traffic. This was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, titled ‘LASG issues 7-day removal notice to communities with unapproved street gates’. The commissioner explained that the gates and structures installed without prior approval from the Ministry of Transportation contravened the provisions of the State Traffic Laws and Regulations. Oladeinde stressed that the ministry, in conjunction with Local Government and Community Affairs, has the regulatory authority on the installation of gates towards enhancing traffic management on the inner roads while protecting the lives and property of the affected communities. The statemen...
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 ...
Trader Stabs Wife To Death, Cuts Both Hands Over Money In Lagos
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Trader Stabs Wife To Death, Cuts Both Hands Over Money In Lagos

There was shock on Adekunle Street in the Oshodi area of Lagos after a middle-aged man, Ifeanyi Nwagboroga, stabbed his wife, Faith Ebubeeze, several times on her body until she died over an argument bordering on money for the family. SaharaReporters learnt from a police report that after the argument ensued, Nwagboroga, a trader, tied his wife’s mouth, cut off her two hands and started stabbing her. The police at the Ire-Akari division later arrested Nwagboroga after his wife’s younger brother, Emmanuel Onyeka, who lived on a neighbouring street, brought the matter to the attention of the operatives. A witness told SaharaReporters that trouble started on November 24, after the woman came back from Arena Market in the Oshodi area, where she had gone to sell some items. “Nob...
Obafemi Martins Donates ₦200,000, Wheelchair To Traffic Warden In Lagos
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Obafemi Martins Donates ₦200,000, Wheelchair To Traffic Warden In Lagos

Former Super Eagles striker, Obafemi Martins, has donated a wheelchair and N200,000 to a physically challenged voluntary traffic warden, Abiola Olu, who had chosen not to be held-back by his predicament in Lagos State The gesture, which was handed over to Olu by a representative from the national team former striker foundation, Obafemi Martins Foundation, was said to be in line with the footballer’s commitment towards giving back to the society, particularly the less privileged. The 36-year-old forward who recently joined a Chinese club side, Wuhan Hall, said that his donation followed a short documentary of the voluntary warden he viewed online that chronicles his journey in life and day-to-day activities to ensure Lagos economy thrive. He disclosed that the short documentary...
Train Ride From Lagos To Ibadan To Cost Between ₦3000 – ₦6000
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Train Ride From Lagos To Ibadan To Cost Between ₦3000 – ₦6000

  Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced the fares on the the new Lagos-Ibadan train service, which would begin operations by January, 2021. Amaechi made the announcement disclosure during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) in Abuja on Friday. Amaechi said: “I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project by January 2021 which will make Nigerians see the way the standard gauge railway looked like. “Today I approved the charges on passengers from Lagos to Ibadan. We just transfer how we charged from Abuja to Kaduna. “We charge N3,000 per Economy seat, N5,000 for Business class and N6,000 for First class, the same ...
Boy Accidentally Kills Himself in Lagos While Trying To Confirm If Death By Hanging Is Possible (Graphic Photos)
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Boy Accidentally Kills Himself in Lagos While Trying To Confirm If Death By Hanging Is Possible (Graphic Photos)

A business woman has been arrested in Lagos after her young nephew allegedly killed himself by hanging himself from a ceiling fan on Monday, November 30. According to Vera, the woman's neighbour, who is based in Lagos, the incident happened on Monday, November 30, when the boy's aunt went to the market to buy goods. She claimed that boy identified as Kelvin, hung himself from the ceiling while reportedly trying to confirm if is possible for one to die by hanging. She wrote: "Life is highly unpredictable, this little boy here helps the aunt in her food stuff shop, like every other business woman, she went to the market to buy goods, not knowing that tragedy awaits her yesterday. This little boy, decided to do some rehearsals, trying to find out if truly hanging himself will take...
Hoodlums attack Lagos State firefighters, destroy engine
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Hoodlums attack Lagos State firefighters, destroy engine

Three firemen of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service were reportedly injured and a fire engine of the Agency damaged by hoodlums, who attacked the officials in the course of duty on Sunday, November 29.   Acting Head of the Agency, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident,  expressed displeasure over the incessant attacks on firefighters in recent times for yet to be identified reasons.   She recalled that the attack on the firefighters and the engine occurred after officials the agency were prevented from attending to a fire incident at Nmani Street, Dopemu Agege, in Orile Agege LCDA, Lagos.   Adeseye informed that three firemen from a crew of four were injured and the Agency's vehicle, Agege Fire Eagle C07, damaged by the hoodlums after preve...
19-Year-Old Boy Dies On Top Of A Sex Worker In Lagos During Intercourse
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19-Year-Old Boy Dies On Top Of A Sex Worker In Lagos During Intercourse

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the death of a 19-year-old boy, Maduabuchi Okeke, who died during a sex romp at a hotel in the Surulere area of the state. According to the police report, Okeke "died on top of one Sandra," a commercial sex worker at the Exclusive Mansion Hotel on Ayilara Street in the area. In the report obtained by SaharaReporters, the police said its personnel had arrested and detained the sex worker and two security guards in the hotel for allegedly smuggling Okeke's corpse out of the hotel. It was gathered that on the evening of last Friday, the deceased had reportedly brought the sex worker into a room in the hotel for the night. When Sandra, however, discovered that Okeke had died during the sex romp, she sneaked out. She contacted two sec...
Soldiers Flogged Me For Not Greeting Them In Lagos – Lady
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Soldiers Flogged Me For Not Greeting Them In Lagos – Lady

A Nigerian lady, Olaide Oluwo is demanding justice after she was allegedly assaulted by Nigerian Army personnel in Sangotedo, Lagos on Wednesday, November 25. According to a video shared online, Olaide said she was assaulted by the military personnel because she did not greet them ''This happened to me around 5pm. I did nothing to these people ..I didn’t even look at them until one of them flogged me ! I was walking and this guy insulted me ran after me and then flogged me with koboko! When people confronted them they said it’s cuz I didn’t greet them'' Watch The Video Below: https://youtu.be/1_sZq5KCTn8
We Are Determined To Stamp Out Gender-Based Violence In Lagos – Joke Sanwo-Olu
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We Are Determined To Stamp Out Gender-Based Violence In Lagos – Joke Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State First Lady, Dr @JokeSanwoolu on Tuesday vowed that the State Government will continue to implement various initiatives aimed at stamping out the heinous crime of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the State, especially against women and children. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke during a press briefing held at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja to unveil activities lined up to mark this year’s Lagos GBV Week and the global 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women and girls, said the commitment of the present administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu remains the same which is zero tolerance to all forms of sexual and gender-based violence. According to her, “Today is another great day in the annals of Lagos State as we jointly march forward in our quest to frontally stamp out all f...
We Won’t Allow Fifth Columnists Undermine Security In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
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We Won’t Allow Fifth Columnists Undermine Security In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

The wanton destruction of public assets in the violence that trailed the recent nationwide protests by the youth against police brutality has bolstered the Federal Government-led initiatives geared towards engendering peace and security in the Country Ministry of Interior, on Tuesday, held Stakeholders’ Engagement on Internal Security and Conflict Resolution in Lagos State, with the purpose to strengthening peace and security in the aftermath of the destruction. The Ministry engaged in consultations with the State Government, traditional rulers, civil society groups, religious institutions and youth groups on the need to adopt dialogue as key approach in channeling grievances and resolving conflicts. The consultative forum, held at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium in the Secretariat, A...
Police Raid Black Spots In Lagos, Arrest 720 Suspects
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Police Raid Black Spots In Lagos, Arrest 720 Suspects

The Lagos State Police Command, on Sunday, carried out simultaneous raids on areas believed to be harbouring criminals and hoodlums, across the 14 area commands in the state. The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued in Lagos, said that 720 suspects were arrested, with various weapons and substances suspected to be Indian hemp and cocaine. “In its bid to solidify the security architecture of the state, the Lagos Command re-launched its anti crime strategies to curb crimes and criminality across the state. “In the swift operations, police operatives arrested 720 suspects with incriminating items, including locally-made guns, cartridges, charms and substances suspected to be Indian hemp and cocaine. “Also, some items suspected to have...
#EndSARS: Most Businesses Looted & Destroyed In Lagos Were Owned By Igbos – Army
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#EndSARS: Most Businesses Looted & Destroyed In Lagos Were Owned By Igbos – Army

The Nigerian Army has said that most of the businesses looted or destroyed in Lekki, Ajah, Sangotedo and nearby places were owned by people of Igbo extraction. Brigadier-General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo stated this in his testimony at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters. The Army is testifying following its invitation by the panel in the wake of the October 20 shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate. The Army has denied accusations that it shot and killed unarmed protesters.
Lagos Pension Package: Fashola Turned It Down, Never Accepted It – Hakeem Bello
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Lagos Pension Package: Fashola Turned It Down, Never Accepted It – Hakeem Bello

Three former governors currently serving as ministers in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet have said that they are not receiving pensions from their state governments. The ministers are Babatunde Fashola (Power, Works and Housing); Chris Ngige (Labour and Employment) and Kayode Fayemi (Mines and Steel Development). Fashola, a former governor of Lagos State, said he did not receive any pension from Lagos State. According to his Special Adviser on Communications, Mr. Hakeem Bello, the minister recently made it clear that he (Fashola) had no reason to ask the Lagos State Government to stop paying him a pension when from the outset he never accepted it. Bello said, “The minister spoke on Hard Copy, a programme on Channels TV on Friday. In that programme, he said you don’...
Attacks In Lagos Is An Injury To All – Okezie Ikpeazu
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Attacks In Lagos Is An Injury To All – Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has said criminals who carried out the last month coordinated attacks on public assets and private businesses in Lagos State orchestrated the violence to hurt the whole country. The Governor condemned the arson, stressing that Lagos remains a home for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, language or religion. Ikpeazu spoke on Wednesday during his visit to Lagos to commiserate with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the attacks. The Abia Governor particularly thanked his Lagos State counterpart for protecting the businesses and properties owned by Igbo during the violence. Ikpeazu said: “I am here to commiserate and show my concern to my brother, Governor of Lagos, over the event that happened some two weeks ago. I’m particularly to...
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EndSARS: Lagos To Release 253 People Arrested In Connection To Lagos Protests

253 persons arrested by the Police for criminal offences in connection to the #EndSARS protests in Lagos State are to be released immediately for non-disclosure of a prima facie case against them by the Police. In a Lagos Ministry of Justice statement released earlier today by the Office of Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, explained that the Nigeria Police forwarded 40 case files in respect of the 361 persons arrested for criminal offences in connection with the #EndSARS protests to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for Legal Advice, between 4th and 5th of November, 2020.According to the statement; "Legal Advice has been issued in respect of all the 40 case files received, and as at 6th November 2020, the Directorate had been able ...
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...
COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Students Test Positive
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COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Students Test Positive

Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland. A member of the school's staff was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on the 2' of November. Contact tracing has revealed that a student and four contacts of the staff member are positive for COVID-19. The staff member fell ill for a few days and received first aid at the school clinic. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday 2nd of November at the Lagos State Biobank. The Lagos State COVID-19 Incident Command System through the Emergency Operation Center is investigating the incident, and we would like to assure members of the public and stakeholders of the school that the situation is completely under control. Steps are being taken to contain the spread ...
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.
₦6.26 Trillion Is Needed To Complete Ongoing Road Projects – Fashola
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₦6.26 Trillion Is Needed To Complete Ongoing Road Projects – Fashola

Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola said on Wednesday that the Ministry need about N6.26 trillion to complete the about 711 federal high road projects across the country. The Minister who spoke while defending the 2021 budget estimate of the Ministry before the House Committee on Works headed by Hon. Abubakar Kabir Bichi however said that inadequate funding has slowed down the pace of work on the road projects. Fashola said it was difficult for the Ministry to accomplish all its objectives due to paucity of funds, but said that rather than expanding the projects being financed through Sukuk, efforts should be channeled toward the completion of the entire green network covering the four major ports, Lagos, Warri, Port Harcourt and Calabar.
“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...
Sanwo-olu Signs Executive Order To Rebuild Lagos
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Sanwo-olu Signs Executive Order To Rebuild Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday signed an executive order for the rebuilding of the state as a result of the massive destruction inflicted by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests. Sanwo-Olu also constituted the Lagos State Rebuilding Trust Fund to oversee the rebuilding of every aspect of the state and also look at the future and healing of wounds.
Sanwo-Olu Lifts Curfew Due To EndSARS Riots In Lagos
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Sanwo-Olu Lifts Curfew Due To EndSARS Riots In Lagos

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 COVID-19 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-operate with them to maintain the status of our state as one of the most peaceful. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu thanks security agencies for their efforts in restoring peace to our troubled communities. He commends Lagosians for observing the curfew and ensuring the return of normalcy. The Governor urges the citizenry not to do or encourage any action that may turn back the clock, but to keep living in har...
Army Secretly Moved 20 Lekki Massacre Victims To IDH Mortuary – Sahara Reporters
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Army Secretly Moved 20 Lekki Massacre Victims To IDH Mortuary – Sahara Reporters

SaharaReporters gathered that the Lekki massacre victims were moved to the IDH mortuary after a postmortem examinations was conducted on their bodies at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. At least 20 bodies of EndSARS protesters massacred at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos by operatives of the Nigerian Army on October 20, 2020, were on Friday secretly moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) mortuary in Yaba. SaharaReporters gathered that the Lekki massacre victims were moved to the IDH mortuary after a postmortem examinations was conducted on their bodies at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. The IDH mortuary is beside the 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hos...
Seyi Tinubu Controls All The Signage For Lagos – Bode George
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Seyi Tinubu Controls All The Signage For Lagos – Bode George

Former PDP National Chairman, Chief Bode George has come out to criticize the system and structure in Lagos state. Speaking to Arise Tv, the former army general said that the system was not working and needs to be looked into, he also criticized Alpha-Beta, the Company of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu. He said the company is in charge of collecting the internally generated revenue in Lagos and grosses around 40-50 billion a month, taking 15% of that every 30 days, describing it as sacrilegious. He added that the money collected from the TollGate is enough to have since paid off the loan money for the Tollgate. The former Ondo state Military Governor said that Chief Bola Tinubu has 3 executive private Jets, with one able to ...
Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday
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Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month. Disclosing this today, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo said that this has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children. “We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the State Government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.” She stressed. “We recommend that when schools r...
#EndSARS: Massive Destruction Too Heavy For Lagos – South-West Senators
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#EndSARS: Massive Destruction Too Heavy For Lagos – South-West Senators

The South-West caucus of the Senate on Tuesday lamented the destruction of public and private properties in Lagos after the #EndSARS protest turned violent. The lawmakers described the attacks as ‘orchestrated tragedy’ and called for a thorough investigation. The senators, who noted that the burden of rebuilding would be too much for Lagos alone, promised to get the support of the National Assembly and the Federal Government to assist the state in recovering. They spoke during a visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to commiserate with him on the loss of lives and properties in the state. The delegation was led by Senator Ajayi Boroffice, who represents Ondo North senatorial district. Boroffice expressed worry that many youths working in the businesses that were destroyed...
Agwu Abunike: “SARS Detained Me For 48 Days” – Victim Narrates Ordeal To Lagos Panel Of Inquiry
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Agwu Abunike: “SARS Detained Me For 48 Days” – Victim Narrates Ordeal To Lagos Panel Of Inquiry

OKOLI Agwu Abunike, a resident of Okokomaiko and father of five has narrated to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses in Lagos State that he was detained for 48 days by two officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor had on October 19 inaugurated an 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality in Lagos. While having the first sitting on Tuesday, four cases of police brutality were mentioned before the panel led by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi but only that of Abunike was heard by the panel. Abunike in the first hearing with petition number LASG/JPI/01/2020 said Inspector Sunday and ASP Haruna allegedly arrested him, detain...
Meet The Members Of The Lagos Judicial Panel On SARS
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Meet The Members Of The Lagos Judicial Panel On SARS

The Honourable Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd). (Chairman) Justice Okuwobi served as a judge in the Lagos State Judiciary from 1988 - January 2020. She serves as the chairman of the panel. DIG Taiwo Lakanu (rtd). (Member) DIG Lakanu is a former policeman and a lawyer. He studied philosophy and law at the University of Lagos and bagged a masters degree in law from the Leeds Metropolitan University. He retired from the police force in 2019 after attaining the rank of deputy inspector general of police. He had previously served as commissioner of police in Imo and Ekiti States. Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN) (@adegboruwalaw). (Representing civil society) Mr Adegboruwa is a lawyer and human rights activist. He has been a very vocal critic of the Lagos State Government. He once ...
Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Resumption Of All Markets In Lagos
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Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Resumption Of All Markets In Lagos

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the full resumption of operations of both food markets and non food markets. They are now to open daily. #ForAGreaterLagos In a statement announcing this, the commissioner for local government and community affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, said Mr Governor took the decision to further enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times and ensure that Lagosians can recover fast. Dr Ahmed pointed out that Mr Governor also advised the continued observance of all safety protocols. He noted that traders and their customers mu st adhere strictly to the covid 19 protocols for their safety and the citizenry at large.
520 Suspects Arrested In Lagos For Arson, Vandalism, Burgling
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520 Suspects Arrested In Lagos For Arson, Vandalism, Burgling

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, said 520 suspects have been arrested in connection with the series of arson, vandalism, burgling and robbing of unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables during the unrest occasioned by the #EndSARS protest in the state. Odumosu, who disclosed this during a press briefing at the command headquarters in the Ikeja area of the state, said the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums, adding that the arrested suspects would be charged. While stating the facilities affected in the state, the CP said, “A lot of public and private facilities were set ablaze, our police stations were also burnt and vandalised. “Based on the incidences, the command swung into action realising that this is no more #EndSARS,...
Youths Elect Representatives On Lagos SARS Panel, See How To Follow Proceedings
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Youths Elect Representatives On Lagos SARS Panel, See How To Follow Proceedings

Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu Well done to the youths in Lagos for coming together to select Rinu Oduala & Majekodunmi Temitope to join the Lagos Judicial Panel On SARS as part of our commitment to justice and compensation for victims of Police brutality. Proceedings are public, follow @LagosSarsPanel The scope of the panel has been expanded to cover the Lekki toll incident. Memoranda can be submitted through the panel's email: judicialpanelonsars@lagosstate.gov.ng and you can call 0901 051 3203 , 0901 051 3204 , 0901 051 3205 for enquiries. For Lagos based businesses who had their stores looted/vandalized, please fill this form by @LSETF http:///LASGMSMERECOVERY .Lets do what we can to support you.
Panic As Police, LASTMA Abandon Lagos Roads
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Panic As Police, LASTMA Abandon Lagos Roads

Lagosians are living in palpable fear as policemen, officials of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) have deserted Lagos roads and neighbourhoods. Pockets of military personnel are now sighted around areas where there are public assets like the International Airport, the state secretariat, multinationals, foreign embassies, among others. Lagos residents now feel unsecure with the absence of policemen within the metropolis. The fear is heightened due to the recent looting and burning of police stations where arms and ammunition were carted away. Joshua Oladipo said: “I left home today (Monday) for the office and I couldn’t find a single law enforcement officer at the duty post in Lagos. This is a grave risk if hoodlums still see th...
Criminals Are Threatening Us With Travel Ban – Buratai
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Criminals Are Threatening Us With Travel Ban – Buratai

After Initial denial by the Nigerian Army that its officers were not at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, where peaceful protesters were shot and killed last Tuesday, the military has come out to say its officers were only ensuring compliance with a curfew put in place by Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, earlier that day. Soldiers killed over 10 peaceful demonstrators and left scores more injured. The Nigerian Army has now said its officers were simply ensuring compliance with the curfew put in place in Lagos State. In a statement credited to the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sagir Musa, said some people were trying to discredit the military and Nigerian Government. Though Musa did not make direct reference to Tuesday killi...
Lagos To Prosecute Suspects Who Destroyed And Looted Public/Private Properties
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Lagos To Prosecute Suspects Who Destroyed And Looted Public/Private Properties

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice will be prosecuting suspects who allegedly took advantage of the #EndSARS protests to destroy and loot public and private property in different parts of the State Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, who disclosed this today, called on Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities, pledging the commitment of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration to uphold the rule of law at all times. He revealed that the State Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi has gone round relevant Police formations with a team of Prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determining those that have prima facie case made against ...