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Lagos Assembly urges governor to probe highway workers protests

The Lagos House of Assembly has urged Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to investigate the recent protest by street sweepers engaged by Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) over non-payment of their salaries.
The Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned residents of Bauchi state to adhere strictly to protocols of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Coronavirus, saying that the pandemic is not yet over.

NMA: Nigerian government shifting coronavirus testing responsibility to citizens

As Nigeria ramps up COVID-19 testing, medical professionals have faulted the government’s privatisation of COVID-19 testing describing it as an act of ‘shifting responsibility to the citizens.”
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Lagos assembly calls for strict implementation of rape laws

Lagos State House of Assembly has called for strict implementation of rape laws and the acceleration of rape cases in the courts.

Lagos begins enforcement of laws on distressed buildings

The Lagos State Government on Sunday has begun stiff enforcement of laws against distressed buildings and called on property owners to carry out immediate integrity tests or risk demolition.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos approves seven private labs for coronavirus testing

The Lagos State Government has authorised seven private laboratories as Covid-19 testing centres, said the state Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.
The transportation commissioner, Frederick Oladeinde, made this known at the 2020 ministerial press briefing held in Lagos.

Lagos announces plan to replace okada, tricycle by July

Lagos State government has announced plans to replace banned Okada and tricycle with First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solution.
Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, says his administration will make the Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge a reality.

Lagos to deliver Pen Cinema Bridge November

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said it will complete and deliver the Pen Cinema Bridge by November, 2020.

Fear of ‘One million boys’ turn landlords to night guard

Perplexed after the order by President Muhammadu Buhari on a total lockdown of Lagos and Abuja amid the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, residents of Egan-Igando area of Lagos state, who had always maintained their crowd in major meeting points, had to come to skepticism on movements and trading system.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that there are 3,000 samples collected and awaiting testing.

Lagos to introduce community management of coronavirus cases

Lagos State Government says it will introduce the management of COVID-19 patients at community levels, so as to enhance the management of cases in the state.
As the coronavirus cases in Lagos State near 1000, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, opens a new 118-bed Isolation Center in the Gbagada area of the state.8

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Success of easing lockdown depends on residents’ compliance

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has decried the non-compliance to measures to contain the Coronavirus pandemic by some residents of the state.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos searching for coronavirus patients who escaped after tests

“There is also a situation that we experience; when we test people, sometimes they find it difficult to find them. The ambulances will go into communities, people will flee their homes, and they make it difficult for us to find them.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Official: Some coronavirus patients in Lagos on the run

“There is also a situation that we experience, when we test people, sometimes they find it difficult to find them. The ambulances will go into community, people will flee their homes, and they make it difficult for us to find them.”
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that the use of hydroxycholoquine neither lessened the need for patients requiring breathing assistance nor the risk of death.

Lagos to commence chloroquine clinical trial

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Friday, said that plans have been concluded to commence hydroxychloroquine (chloroquine) clinical trial next week for treatment of COVID-19 patients in the state.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Official: Lagos may record 120, 000 coronavirus positive cases in July

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Friday said Lagos may record between 90,000 and 120,000 positive cases of Coronavirus by July or August when the state reaches its peak.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Lagos assembly seeks account of coronavirus spending

The Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday asked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to account for expenses incurred from donations received in support of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Kingsley Chinda, a member of the House of Representatives from Obio-Akpor Federal Constituency of Rivers State, has expressed disappointment over the tardy and insincere response of the government to the current state of insecurity in the land.

PDP caucus leader calls for rejig of infectious diseases bill

The Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, Hon. Kingsley Chinda, has called for a rejig of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila’s controversial infectious diseases Bill, saying that the contents of the Bill are draconian in nature, with various sections grossly abusing the constitution and rights of citizens.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

CACOVID to distribute 70,000 loaves of bread to Lagos residents

The Private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has commenced the distribution of 5000 loaves of bread per day for the next 14 days to individuals and families in different locations in Lagos State.

NBA advises lawyers to count cost before going out

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu Branch, Lagos, has advised lawyers to count the cost before hitting the streets, as the Federal Government gets set to ease lockdown.

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Reps member urges government to equate Quranic education with WAEC certificate

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