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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.

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.
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.
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.
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 Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the reopening of markets on selected days in the state.

Lagos schools commence partial resumption in August

Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu said schools in the state will now resume come August 3, 2020, but quickly stated that the resumption order is only for those in SSS 3 and Tech III.

Court orders Lagos public defender to take over ‘kidnap kingpin’ Evans’ case

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Friday ordered the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender to take over the defence for alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans due to his inability to afford legal fees.
Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Alausa, Ikeja, explained that the initiative was introduced to encourage all children, within the primary school age bracket in the state to imbibe the culture of reading, as well as increase their knowledge and improve comprehension.

Lagos seals 10 erring schools for coronavirus directives infraction

The Lagos State Government has sealed 10 private schools found to have flouted the closure directives of the Federal and State governments occasioned by the outbreak of ravaging COVID-19 pandemic and aimed to ensure the safety of students

Okada riders protest incessant extortion, arrest by police in Lagos

Hundreds of commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as ‘Okada,’ on Thursday marched through the streets of Ikorodu, Lagos State, protesting against incessant arrest, extortion and seizure of their motorcycles by the police.
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.
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.7

Lagos discharges 40 more coronavirus patients

Lagos State Government on Thursday announced the recovery and discharge of 40 more Coronavirus patients, after they tested negative to the disease twice.
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.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Lagos coronavirus cases surpass 10,500

The number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos State now stands at 10, 510, according to data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday.
The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Nigeria records 15,839 new coronavirus cases, 317 deaths in 30 days

Nigeria has recorded a cumulative total of 15,839 new confirmed COVID-19 cases which is a 160 per cent increase between 30th of May and 30th of June, 2020, according to the latest situation update released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC.
Gbenga Omotoso

Lagos: Coronavirus test remains free for residents

The Lagos State Government has reiterated that COVID-19 testing for residents of the state was free of charge.
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Lagos lawmakers demand renaming of buildings, streets named after colonial masters

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture to liaise with the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice to look at the Listed Sites (Prevention) Law, 2015, with a view to removing all vestiges of slave trade and colonialism.

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