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Immediate past General Manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency, LASIMRA, Chief Jide Odekunle, during the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos State is dead.

Former LASIMRA chief dies of coronavirus in Lagos

Immediate past General Manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure Maintenance and Regulatory Agency, LASIMRA, Chief Jide Odekunle, during the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos State is dead. He was said to have died at age 53 of COVID-19 complications.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, disclosed this during an inter-ministerial media update on COVID-19 on Thursday in Ikeja.

Lagos conducts over 42, 000 coronavirus tests as 177 die

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Sunday said that the state tested a total of 42,348 samples for COVID-19 as at July 3.

CACOVID donates N1.4 billion virus testing equipment to NCDC

As part of its commitment to complement the Federal Government efforts in combatting coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the private sector-led Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID), yesterday donated testing equipment worth N1.4 billion to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.

Arik Airline resumes domestic flights July 8

Arik Airline has announced domestic flights from Wednesday, July 8, 2020, following the Federal Government’s decision to re-open Lagos and Abuja airports for flight operations.

Stray bullets hit two as Customs, petrol smugglers clash

Two youngsters have been hit by stray bullets during a confrontation between operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service and petrol smugglers at Seme border in Lagos 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.

Nigerian Army distributes palliatives to Lagos community

The Nigerian Army on Saturday distributed palliatives to Onigbongbo community in Maryland area of Lagos as part of activities marking the 2020 Army Day celebration.
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 announces 603 new coronavirus cases, total now 28,167

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 603 confirmed new coronavirus cases in the country on Saturday.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

109 Nigerians nationals evacuated from India, 335 from United States

One hundred and nine of these Nigerians stranded in India as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have returned to the country while 335 people returned to the country from the United States on Saturday.
Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away.

Ebenezer Obey: I’m hale and hearty

Fans of juju music icon, Ebenezer Obey, were gripped with apprehension on Saturday, July 4, 2020, as news spread on the Internet that he had passed away.
The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers in the North East to get a first hand information on the ambush by terrorists on troops on March 22.

Army Day: General Buratai inaugurates projects nationwide

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has inaugurated several projects across the eight divisions of Nigerian Army nationwide in commemoration of the Nigerian Army Day Celebration (NADCEL) 2020.

FRSC Board approves appointment of two deputy corps marshals

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on May 3, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of two Assistant Corps Marshals from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
Sympathisers thronged the Warri headquarters of Father’s House Bible Church in Effurun, Delta State, on Saturday, mourning following the death of the church’s founder, Pastor Richmond Leigh.

Popular Delta cleric Richmond Leigh passes on

Sympathisers thronged the Warri headquarters of Father’s House Bible Church in Effurun, Delta State, on Saturday, mourning following the death of the church’s founder, Pastor Richmond Leigh.
At least four bodies have been recovered after a boat capsized in Lagos on Friday, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said.

Five dead, two missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday, while two passengers were declared missing after a commercial boat enroute Ikorodu area of Lagos capsized.

FRSC board approves appointment of 2 deputy corps marshal from North Central

The Federal Road Safety Commission Board has during its meeting on 3 May, 2020 after due consideration of the report submitted by the Establishment Committee in respect to the 2019 promotion, approved the promotion of 2 Assistant Corps Marshals (ACM) from the North Central geopolitical zone to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshal with immediate effect.
Taiwo Awoniyi has thanked Mainz 05 medical team for helping to save his life after a close shave with death during Sunday’s German Bundesliga matchday 31 tie between Mainz and Augsburg at Opel Arena.

Taiwo Awoniyi: I will forever be grateful to referee Marco Fritz

SV Mainz 05 of Germany striker, Taiwo Awoniyi, has stated that he will forever be grateful to Referee Marco Fritz of Germany for quickly attending to him after a clash of heads with Augsburg’s Nigerian-born defender, Felix Uduokahi, left him unconscious after only 23 minutes of action in the Germany Bundesliga encounter at Opel Arena on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest Ebonyi NUJ chairman

The police have arrested the chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi State chapter, Tony Nwizi.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court jails three oil thieves in Lagos

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State, has convicted and sentenced three men Edward Alade, Emmanuel Amqawei and Kennedy Segbenu to one year imprisonment each for illegally dealing in petroleum products.
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).

322 Nigerians return home from United States

The minister added that they all tested negative for the virus and would be subjected to mandatory repatriation protocols outlined by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 upon arrival in the country.

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