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Motorists, residents decry deplorable condition of Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Motorists plying Lagos–Abeokuta Expressway and some residents along that corridor have expressed concern over the deplorable state of the road.
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.

Dana Air introduces WhatsApp booking

Ezenwa states that the WhatsApp booking, payment platform which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, will serve as an additional platform for booking, inquiries, reservation and payment, apart from the airline’s website – www.flydanaair.com, the Dana Air Mobile App and the self - service kiosk at MMA2 Ikeja, Lagos.

NERC begins review of Discos’ responses to queries on capping order

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said Tuesday that it is reviewing the responses of some power distribution companies (Discos) to its queries on the flouting of capping order issued by the commission.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself), before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.

EFCC docks ‘Adeherself’ for alleged possession of fraudulent documents

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a self-acclaimed social media influencer, Adedamola Adewale Rukayat (a.k.a Adeherself), before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on one-count charge of possession of fraudulent documents.
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.”

Bank shuts branch for disinfections over suspected coronavirus case

Heritage Bank Plc said it has closed down an Experience Centre- EC (branch) at Allen Avenue; Ikeja over “unconfirmed case” of Coronavirus for deep hygiene clean up after an employee took ill last week.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Churches, mosques remain closed in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has said worship centres would remain closed in the state.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Stephen Oshinowo, a former Executive Secretary, Lagos State Scholarship Board, for alleged N127m fraud before Justice O.A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos.

EFCC docks Lagos ex-scholarship board chair over N127 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Stephen Oshinowo, a former Executive Secretary, Lagos State Scholarship Board, for alleged N127m fraud before Justice O.A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos 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.

Private labs take over coronavirus testing in Lagos

Lagos State Government has announced the take over of COVID-19 testing by a consortium of health professionals and private laboratories.
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.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man defiles 14-year-old daughter

Chibuike Kalu, a 33-year-old father, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for defiling his 14-year-old daughter at 33, Amodu Street, Bariga, Lagos.
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 highly elated Nigerians were flown into the country on board Air Peace airline.

Nigeria evacuates 167 nationals from South Africa

The federal government has evacuated 167 Nigerians from South Africa and are now en route to Nigeria, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said.
Music artiste Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj has demanded N100m from Miss Seyitan Babatayo who accused him of raping her in a hotel room on December 30, 2018.

Seyitan Babatayo: D’Banj wants me to claim rape accusations were publicity stunt

Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused Musician, Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj of rape, says the musician met with her in person and asked her to tell Nigerians that the accusations were a mere publicity stunt.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

315 Nigerians return home from UAE, Senegal

No fewer than 315 Nigerians stranded in the United Arab Emirates and Senegal due to the coronavirus pandemic have been evacuated.
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.
The National Coalition Against Plastic Pollution (NCAPP) has called for drastic action against indiscriminate disposal of wastes, particularly plastic materials in Lagos and other parts of the country.

Coalition urges drastic action against plastic wastes

The National Coalition Against Plastic Pollution (NCAPP) has called for drastic action against indiscriminate disposal of wastes, particularly plastic materials in Lagos and other parts of the country.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate approves N168.8 billion 2020 budget for FIRS

The Senate on Wednesday at plenary, approved the sum of N168,809,476,220 to fund the proposed 2020 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Suspended EFCC chief not detained by Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the police are not involved in the detention and investigation of the embattled former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.
Mohammed Sani-Omolori

Senate president approves retirementNational Assembly clerk

The National Assembly Service Commission has approved the retirement of all its staff who have reached 60 years or put in thirty-five years of service in accordance with the civil service rule.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate passes bills to establish City University, Auchi, Maritime University, others

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Rape now a pandemic in Nigeria

Gender activists under the auspices of the Movement Against Rape and Sexual Violence visited the House of Representatives on Wednesday to seek action against rape and other sexual crimes.