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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 386 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria has recorded 386 new COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Saturday.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos shuts down coronavirus isolation centres in Eti-Osa, Agidingbi

The Lagos State government has decided to shut down isolation centres in Eti Osa and Agidingbi, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced on Saturday, August 1, 2020.
Addressing a news conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Setonji David, the lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency II in Lagos House of Assembly, said that the road had become a “national embarrassment.”

Lagos assemblyman raises alarm as 14 drown on Badagry waterways

A Lagos Lawmaker, Mr David Setonji, has raised alarm over the total collapse of Lagos-Badagry expressway following the drowning of 14 persons en route to the coastal city last Wednesday.
It was a lucky escape on Tuesday for 10 passengers onboard a boat to Lagos Island when it suddenly capsized.

10 dead in Lagos boat mishap

Ten people were killed, five rescued and four others went missing when a passenger boat capsized in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, a government agency said on Saturday.
Addressing a news conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Setonji David, the lawmaker representing Badagry Constituency II in Lagos House of Assembly, said that the road had become a “national embarrassment.”

Lagos-Badagry expressway a ‘national embarrassment’ – assemblyman

A Lagos lawmaker and some concerned residents have lamented over the deplorable condition of Badagry Expressway, describing the road as a death trap.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has warned residents to stop building structures on waterways.

Two dead as 20-ft container falls on bus in Lagos

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said two persons died while three were injured when a 20-feet container fell on a commercial bus at Ilasamaja on the Oshodi-Badagry Expressway.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NIDCOM lists achievements since inception

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, CEO/Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says Nigerians commended the efforts of the diasporas worldwide and establishment of the Commission to engage and utilise nation’s human, capital resources.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly holds valedictory session for deceased member

Lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday eulogised one of their deceased colleagues, Tunde Braimoh, as they held a valedictory session in his honour.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Lagos decentralises farmers’ markets for Ileya festival

The Lagos State Government on Sunday said the Eko City Farmers’ Market, Ileya edition, would hold in 26 public schools in the state.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Major shake-up in Nigerian Army as 37 Generals redeployed

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved new postings/deployment and appointments of 37 Generals and five Colonels to different formations and units in his effort to rekindle the spirit of professionalism in Nigerian Army (NA).

Badagry monarch demands N10 million compensation from Customs for assault

A Badagry monarch, Alapa of Apa, Oba Adekanmi Oyekan, has petitioned the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hammed Alli (rtd) over assault.
The State Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, asked all traders under Bridge including those not affected by the fire incident of last Sunday to move from the present location

Lagos issues flood-alert to residents of four council areas

The Lagos State Government has warned residents of four local government areas, namely Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu, with high flood risks, to be on the alert.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, appointed Justice Kazeem Alogba as the acting Chief Judge of Lagos State.

Lagos CJ frees 38 prisoners, orders repatriation of five alien ex-convicts

Lagos State Chief Judge, CJ, Justice Kazeem Alogba, on Wednesday, freed 38 inmates of the Ikoyi and Badagry Custodial Centres.

Nigerian government completes plan to start work on Lagos-Badagry expressway

The lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rep. Babatunde Hunpe, on Sunday assured residents of the town that palliative work would soon start on the bad section of Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
The State Acting Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms Abisola Olusanya, in a statement on Sunday said that planting of fruit trees in schools was also to encourage students to become healthy, productive and maintain a sound environment.

Lagos to establish orchards in 20 schools

The Lagos State Government (LASG) says it will establish fruit orchards in 20 secondary schools across the state.
Badagry (Lagos State) – The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom, Oba Olatunji Ogabi, has called on politicians in Nigeria to fulfill their campaign promises to the electorate.

Badagry monarch urges politicians to fulfill campaign promises

The Onimeke of Imeke Kingdom, Oba Olatunji Ogabi, has called on politicians in Nigeria to fulfill their campaign promises to the electorate.
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.

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Giuseppe Marotta: Inter set to announce Alexis Sanchez signing shortly

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Borussia Dortmund deny Jadon Sancho transfer talks with Manchester United

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Benue governor denies leaving PDP

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