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The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos government begins ‘deep refurbishment’ of general hospitals

The Lagos State Government has commenced phased refurbishment and renovation of all general hospitals in the State in line with the current administration’s medical infrastructure blueprint strategy which is aimed at revamping health facilities and make them fit for purpose.
The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lagos Urban Forest Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) and Saint Marks Animal Rescue Foundation (SMARF) have stressed the need to protect, preserve mammals like pangolins from extinction.

Conservationists makes case for preservation of pangolins

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Lagos Urban Forest Animal Sanctuary Initiative (LUFASI) and Saint Marks Animal Rescue Foundation (SMARF) have stressed the need to protect, preserve mammals like pangolins from extinction.
A man detained by the police speaks to the media during a protest against the reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, February 13, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Lagos PDP slams governor over arrest, ‘humiliation’ of Lekki tollgate protesters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the arrest, humiliation and trial of #OccupyLekki protesters yesterday, as a sad reminder of what Nigerians went through in the hands of military dictators.
The Speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, on Friday, said the potentials embedded in sports have been highly underestimated in Nigeria.

Lagos Assembly moves to stop unwholesome sales of coronavirus drugs

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday frowned at what it called the unwholesome and illegal sales of supposed drugs for COVID-19.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has said that certain politicians are frustrating the war against insecurity by President Muhammadu Buhari.

PTF: Kogi doesn’t even acknowledge that coronavirus exists

Kogi State and its Governor Yahaya Bello have become serious cause for worry for the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Coronavirus: PTF declares Kogi high risk state, warns Nigerians not to visit

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has declared Kogi a high-risk state for refusing to acknowledge the existence of the disease.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos government builds 216 homes in communities

In line with his administration’s effort to close the deficit in provision of comfortable housing scheme in Lagos State, the state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday formally opened two housing projects in Surulere and Eti Osa axes, which were revived and completed by his administration.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Coronavirus: Over 4,000 Lagosians undergoing home treatment

He wrote, “Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities — 22,789; cases currently under isolation — 115; active cases under home-based care — 4,176; new #COVID19 related death — 3; total deaths — 240.”
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Official: Lagos coronavirus cases surpasses 30,000

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says that the state’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased to 30,221.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos government commissions Etiosa triage, oxygen therapy centre

The Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo Olu yesterday commissioned a permanent Triage and Oxygen Therapy Centre in Eti-Osa Local Government Area to provide swift emergency oxygen therapy to critical COVID-19 cases in the area.

Lagos PDP suspends secretary, others for anti-party activities

The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended three members of its executive committee for alleged anti-party activities.

Lagos Assembly confirms commission nominees, passes lottery authority bill into law

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for the state’s Local Government Service Commission.
The transportation commissioner, Frederick Oladeinde, made this known at the 2020 ministerial press briefing held in Lagos.

Lagos government orders total clampdown on traffic offenders

Lagos State has ordered full enforcement and clampdown on belligerent okada riders, including tricycle operators, who have continued to defy traffic laws and attack Task Force officials on enforcement duties.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: How we conducted 2019 general elections in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has elucidated how it conducted the 2019 elections in Lagos State.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Olusegun Odumosu

Lagos police chief alleges conspiracy in Ajah bullion van attack

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has alleged that the attack on a bullion van last week Thursday at Ajah in Eti-Osa Local Government Area could be a case of conspiracy considering the fact that they were moving without escort.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
The lawmaker representing Eti-Osa II Constituency in Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, has urged the citizens to support the government by performing their civic duties.

Lagos assemblyman urges citizens to perform civic duties to government

The lawmaker representing Eti-Osa II Constituency in Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Gbolahan Yishawu, has urged the citizens to support the government by performing their civic duties.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has warned residents to stop building structures on waterways.

Woman delivers baby under bridge in Lagos

Director General, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the “Ambulance team of the agency’s response unit at Eti-osa delivered Ms Blessing Emmanuel, a 35 year-old woman of a live male neonate this afternoon at about 4:30pm under the Ajah Bridge. The lady who has no home nor family in Lagos is from Cross River. Mother and baby are fine and have been taken to Island Maternity where they will get expert care.”
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi, Lagos State governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) says it is obvious the people of Osun voted massively for Sen. Ademola Adeleke in the 2018 governorship poll.

Lagos by-elections: Babatunde Gbadamosi, Alebiosu Adekoya win PDP tickets

Babatunde Gbadamosi emerged candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, for the Lagos East senatoral district, on Saturday after defeating three other candidates.

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Marketers warn against hoarding of petrol, assure adequate supply

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has assured motorists that there is enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in the country, urging them to stop panic buying.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.

APC demands apology from Senator Abaribe over ‘attack’ on Kogi governor

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.
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Victor Oladipo shuns Houston Rockets $45.2 million contract extension

Victor Oladipo reportedly turned down a two-year, $45.2 million contract offer from the Houston Rockets.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to supply healthcare materials with drones

Cross River Health Insurance Agency plans to use drones to deliver health materials to rural areas, the Director-General, Mr Godwin Iyala, said in Calabar on Monday.

Seven Benue schoolgirls sent home over ‘spiritual attack’

At least, seven female pupils of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Junior Secondary School in Nyiman layout of Makurdi in Benue State have been sent home to their parents after they suffered a spiritual attack popular referred to in Tiv parlance as ‘Iyor genen.’

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President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday offered automatic employment to 110 ex-corps members in the Federal Civil Service and scholarships for the pursuit of post-graduate studies up to doctoral level in any university in Nigeria.

President Buhari rules out amnesty for bandits, terrorists

Buhari stated this on Thursday while declaring open a joint security meeting of Northern State Governors’ Forum, Northern Traditional Rulers Council and delegation from the federal government in Kaduna State.
A Lagos High Court has barred Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of the former State Governor, Bola Tinubu, from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos.

Lagos Iyaloja-General barred from levying computer village traders

A Lagos High Court has barred Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, daughter of the former State Governor, Bola Tinubu, from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos.
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Russian deputy premier orders study of coronavirus vaccination efficacy for HIV patients

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova has tasked the health ministry and the health protection watchdog with studying Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination efficacy for HIV-positive people.
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes admits he would be interested in managerial posts with Celtic and Scotland if they became available.

West Ham boss urges Premier League not to allow fans back

David Moyes for the integrity of the competition the Premier League must not allow fans back on the last day of the season – even though it could benefit West Ham.
FILE PHOTO: Pope Francis wearing a face mask attends an inter-religious prayer service for peace along with other religious representatives in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, a church on top of Rome's Capitoline Hill, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 20, 2020. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane/File Photo

Pope Francis condemns kidnapping of Zamfara schoolgirls

Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has condemned the abduction of 317 schoolgirls in Zamfara by terrorists, in what is the latest in a wave of kidnappings targeting school children in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation.