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Sanwo-Olu hosts Ikorodu Bois, says ”we are proud of you”
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Sanwo-Olu hosts Ikorodu Bois, says ”we are proud of you”

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally hosted and recognized the Ikorodu Bois.   The group tagged ‘Ikorodu Bois have garnered worldwide recognition for their talent in remaking creative videos of top music videos and movies. The online comedy group had creatively mimicked scenes from Hollywood movies which was recently showcases on billboards in Times Square, New York and on Netflix. Sanwo-Olu, hosting the group commended them for putting Lagos on the global map with their creativity. “Today, I welcomed generational filmmaking talent @IkoroduB, whose creativity has put them and Ikorodu on the global map of international platforms like Netflix, earned them a nomination at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and put their faces on billboards in Times Squar...
Lagos Not Trying To Protect Tinubu With Anti-Graft Law – Gbenga Omotoso
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Lagos Not Trying To Protect Tinubu With Anti-Graft Law – Gbenga Omotoso

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement that the palliative entailed the cutting and removal of asphalt as well as the placement of a steel plate on the affected parts of the bridge. Lagos commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotosho, says the Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration is not seeking to protect any personality with the anti-graft law it recently signed. On Sunday, newsmen reported that the governor signed a law establishing an anti-corruption agency with “exclusive” rights to probe cases of corruption that have to do with the state. This nascent agency will take over cases relating to Lagos from agencies like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Rela...
Lawyers Disagree Over Sanwo-Olu’s Attempt To Takeover Corruption Cases From EFCC
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Lawyers Disagree Over Sanwo-Olu’s Attempt To Takeover Corruption Cases From EFCC

Legal experts have expressed divergent views over a new law signed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State which mandates agencies like the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), and other anti-graft agencies to hand over corruption cases to the state government. According to the legislation titled ‘Lagos State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission Law’ signed by Sanwo-Olu last week, a new anti-corruption agency will have the exclusive rights to investigate financial crimes and corruption cases involving the finances of the Lagos State Government. Section 13(3) of the law reads, “The commission shall upon the commencement of this law take over the investigation of all anti-c...
Lagos Has Implemented, In Compliance With Judicial Financial Autonomy – Sanwo-Olu
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Lagos Has Implemented, In Compliance With Judicial Financial Autonomy – Sanwo-Olu

I met with the representatives of the NBA branches in Lagos State today who came to dialogue with us on the ongoing strike action by judicial workers over financial autonomy for the Judiciary. Our administration fully supports financial autonomy and it is important to state that Lagos State has implemented and is in compliance with this. Lagos has always been at the forefront in Nigeria on matters of welfare and remuneration of judicial officers, reforms and working conditions. Our commitment to full financial autonomy to the judiciary is strong and I assured the NBA leadership that I will work with other Governors to resolve the issues that led to the strike.
Iyabo Ojo Questions Sanwo-Olu Over COVID-19 Curfew
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Iyabo Ojo Questions Sanwo-Olu Over COVID-19 Curfew

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has challenged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State over the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19. The mother of two expressed her displeasure at the discomfort caused by the curfew in a video posted on Instagram on Saturday, arguing that the restriction on movement was negatively affecting businesses and families. She tagged Governor Sanwo-Olu and Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, asking them to address the issue urgently. “Is there still curfew in Lagos & why? Is it that coronavirus moves between 12am – 4am or is there another reason why? Please I’m asking on behalf of all lounge, bar and club owners in Lagos, we are running into serious debt & loss, alot of us are closing down & it’s affe...
Insurance Didn’t Cover Lagos Buses Burnt During #EndSARS – Sanwo-Olu
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Insurance Didn’t Cover Lagos Buses Burnt During #EndSARS – Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says state government cannot file for insurance claims on the mass transit buses burnt during the #EndSARS protests in 2020. He, however, said the government would replace the vehicles. According to him, the premium paid on the vehicles did not cover what eventually happened to them. Several government properties especially buses were burnt during the protests. Sanwo-Olu stated these in an interview on Channels Television which was aired on Sunday and monitored by our correspondent. The governor said, “In fact, we have started the conversation. The interesting thing is that we are working with a local bus manufacturing company and it is going to come with almost the same specification as the ones that were unfortunately de...
Danfo buses will not be scrapped – Governor Sanwo-Olu says
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Danfo buses will not be scrapped – Governor Sanwo-Olu says

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the yellow buses popularly known as ‘danfo’ will not be scrapped as earlier reported, but would rather be remodeled to meet modern standards. Recall that in February this year, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, said the yellow buses do not have a place in the transportation master plan of the state, suggesting that they would soon be scrapped by the Sanwo-Olu administration. However, during an interview with Channels TV over the weekend, Governor Sanwo-Olu said it will be unfair to scrap ‘danfos’ as they have served Lagos residents for a long time. “It will be unfair for us. These are important stakeholders. They served our citizens. They served Lagosians for a long time. It became the print of...
Over 1 Million Jobs Will Be Provided From Digital Switch-Over – FG
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Over 1 Million Jobs Will Be Provided From Digital Switch-Over – FG

The Federal Government announced, on Saturday, that it will commence the Digital Switch-Over (DSO) in Lagos, on April 29, as the country gradually transitions from analogue to digital broadcasting. It also said over one million jobs are expected to be provided from the scheme. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this when he led the Ministerial Taskforce of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Digital Switch Over (DSO) on a courtesy visit to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina. Mr Mohammed said that the decision to transit to digital television followed an agreement signed at the Regional Radio Communication Conference (RRC-06) in Geneva, Switzerland, on June 16, 2006, to usher in ‘all-digital’ terrestr...
Lagos Special Status: Ahmad Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, Sanwo-Olu Meet
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Lagos Special Status: Ahmad Lawan, Femi Gbajabiamila, Sanwo-Olu Meet

Today, I met with the Senate President @DrAhmadLawan at his residence. Also present was the Speaker of House of Representatives @femigbaja. I commended the stability of @nassnigeria and the necessary cooperation with the FG on important issues of governance. I also used the opportunity to discuss issues of fundamental interest to the progress of Lagos State. I implored @nassnigeria to support our demand for a special status and funding for our state due to the burden we carry as the commercial centre and melting pot of the country.  
Nigeria’s Democracy not complete without Tinubu – Sanwo-Olu
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Nigeria’s Democracy not complete without Tinubu – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lauded the contributions of Bola Tinubu to the development of Nigeria, saying the country’s democracy cannot be complete without him. Sanwo-Olu made this known on Sunday via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, while felicitating with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his 69th birthday. While describing Tinubu as a visionary leader and a rare mentor with exceptional abilities in various areas of human endeavours, he said the APC leader is a political pathfinder, nationalist and detribalised Nigerian, who has contributed in no small measure to the socio-political and economic growth of the state and Nigeria as a whole. “The story of...
Dangote Fertiliser Plant To Commence Operations Next Week
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Dangote Fertiliser Plant To Commence Operations Next Week

Aliko Dangote, chairman Dangote Group, says the $2 billion granulated urea fertiliser plant located at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, will begin operations next week. He announced this in Lagos on Saturday, during a tour of facilities by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, at the Lekki Free Trade Zone and Dangote petrochemical refinery facilities. The billionaire businessman also disclosed that the refinery plant will be completed later this year and production will commence first quarter 2022. The fertiliser plant has a name-plate annual capacity of three million tons of urea and ammonia — largest in the world. It is also being constructed in the Lekki Free Trade Zone area which houses other plants and factories including the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Refinery and Lekki ...
Sanwo-Olu Visits Dangote Refinery Complex And LFTZ
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Sanwo-Olu Visits Dangote Refinery Complex And LFTZ

Babajide Sanwo-Olu @jidesanwoolu Today, we concluded our 2-day tour of the Lekki FT Zone with a visit to the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant. With the level of economic activity along the axis, I am happy to announce that construction of the Magbon Alade Road leading into the LFTZ will begin in May.  
COVID-19: Our Vaccine Experience, By Sanwo-Olu, Hamza
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COVID-19: Our Vaccine Experience, By Sanwo-Olu, Hamza

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat said they felt no side effects whatsoever three days after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. This came as Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma, his wife Chioma, deputy governor Prof. Placid Njoku and Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong on Monday took their own shots. Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat and Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi took the vaccine on March 12. Sanwo-Olu, who addressed reporters at his office on Monday, said he felt no side effects contrary to widespread speculation that the vaccine comes with side effects. He said: “It has been three days since I got the AstraZeneca vaccine. I can confirm to you that I felt no after-effects....
Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines
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Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines

The Lagos state government has received its share of the COVID19 vaccines. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the arrival of the vaccines on Twitter. He however did not disclose how many doses the state received. ''Arrival of #COVID19 vaccines. We're making progress. The world will see the end of the pandemic. Good morning Lagos.''he tweeted Lagos state remains the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria since the first case was discovered in February 2020.
Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge Commissioned By Sanwo-Olu And Tinubu
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Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge Commissioned By Sanwo-Olu And Tinubu

Ex-Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, was conspicuously absent as his successor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu; and other prominent politicians inaugurated the Agege-Pen Cinema Bridge on Friday. Also at the event include Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat; Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa; monarchs, market leaders, and members of the Agege community. The 1.7 kilometre-long bridge was started by the Ambode administration in 2017 but could not be completed by the administration as the former governor lost his re-election bid in 2019 due to intra-party wrangling in the APC within the state. Ambode, though still a member of the APC as he was seen revalidating his membership of the party recently, has not been seen at any ...
Sanwo-Olu To Commission Agege Pen Cinema Bridge Today
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Sanwo-Olu To Commission Agege Pen Cinema Bridge Today

In line with the current Lagos State Government’s stand on improving transportation, road infrastructure and traffic management (which are entrenched in his THEMES agenda), Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu will tomorrow commission the very pivotal and important Agege Pen Cinema bridge which was initiated by the last administration. Work on the bridge started in 2017 and upon assumption of office, Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu visited the site in May 2019 promising to complete the project. This was cheered by all and helped in pacifying residents of Agege and commuters who were unsure about the Governor taking up the project, let alone completing it. As at the time of Mr Governor’s visit, the project was about 40 percent completed. With a population of over 1million residents made ...
Sanwo-Olu To Name And Shame Beneficiaries Of Apapa Rot
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Sanwo-Olu To Name And Shame Beneficiaries Of Apapa Rot

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has threatened to name those benefitting from the perennial traffic gridlock and disorderliness experienced along the Apapa corridor in the state. Sanwo-Olu stated this on Wednesday in Lagos while commending the Nigerian Ports Authority for the new E-Call Up system for trucks going to the ports. The Apapa area of the state is notorious for chaos over the haphazard operations of container-laden trucks around the seaports. At an event in Lagos today, the governor said, “We will name and shame them. We will bring out their names, be it a corporate organisation, be it a company, be it a Lagos State officer, be it a police officer, whoever it is, be it a union that will say that the solution that we have brought about will not work. “The...
Tinubu, Five Governors At Akeredolu’s Second Term Inauguration
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Tinubu, Five Governors At Akeredolu’s Second Term Inauguration

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu led other progressive politicians on Wednesday to the second term inauguration of Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu. Five Governors also attended the inauguration. They include: Godwin Obaseki (Edo); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Gboyega Oyetola (Osun); Dapo Abiodun(Ogun) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos). Also at the inauguration were former Interim National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande; former Ogun Governor Sen. Ibikunle Amosun; former Senate President Ken Nnamani; new APC chieftain in Osun Sen. Iyiola Omisore and former National Vice Chairman (Southwest), APC Chief Pius Akinyelure. Guests applauded the presence of Obaseki at the International Culture and Event Centre, Akure, venue of the inauguration. ...
Sanwo-Olu Cautions Religious Leaders Against Incendiary Comments
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Sanwo-Olu Cautions Religious Leaders Against Incendiary Comments

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Saturday cautioned religious leaders and opinion moulders against reckless utterances that could further aggravate the security crises in the country. Sanwo-Olu gave the admonition at the 2021 Lagos State Interdenominational Divine Service organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the Apostolic Church, Ketu. The governor said the nature of the crises required all religious leaders to refrain from making incendiary comments that could stoke divisions and violence. According to him, a crisis in Nigeria will be catastrophic for Africa. He said the nation had faced a difficult period in the past year following economic downturn occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 and accentuated by youth restiveness. Sanwo-Olu, wh...
Lagos Has Been Fortunate To Have Visionary Governors – El-Rufai
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Lagos Has Been Fortunate To Have Visionary Governors – El-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says Lagos is the most fortunate Nigerian state governed by visonary men. Since the return of democracy in 1999, Lagos has been governed by four men — Bola Tinubu, Babatunde Fashola, Akinwunmi Ambode, and incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Speaking at the closing session of the 2021 Lagos ‘Ehingbeti’ Economic Summit, on Thursday, el-Rufai said Lagos has remains fortunate in terms of leadership. He said if Lagos were a country, it would have a higher gross domestic product (GDP) than many African countries. El-Rufai added that the south-west state is a role model for Kaduna, saying he looks to Lagos becoming a top state on the ease of doing business. “If Lagos were a country, it would have a bigger GDP than many African countries. F...
Sanwo-Olu Shows Off Table Tennis Skills With Chief Of Staff
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Sanwo-Olu Shows Off Table Tennis Skills With Chief Of Staff

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday commissioned the remodelled Abesan Youth Centre in Mosan Okun-Ola LCDA, Alimosho Local Government Area. The centre is strategically located within the Abesan Housing Estate to serve its host community and teeming youth. Social media aide to the governor Jubril Gawat shared a photo of the governor and his chief of staff Tayo Ayinde testing their skills on table tennis at the centre. “Governor @jidesanwoolu and his Chief of Staff today testing their skills at the newly commissioned Abesan Youth Center in Alimosho LGA this afternoon,” Mr Gawat said. The centre is equipped with a skill acquisition/multi-purpose building, children play area, multi-purpose court, football pitch, spectators pavilion, ICT room, gymnastic hall, lawn tennis...
Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu, Fayemi, Others Attend Jakande’s 8th-Day Fidau Prayer
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Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu, Fayemi, Others Attend Jakande’s 8th-Day Fidau Prayer

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led state officials on Friday to the Ilupeju residence of the late ex-governor of Lagos Lateef Jakande for his eighth-day fidau prayer. Jakande died on February 11 at the age of 91. He was buried the following day at the Vaults and Gardens private cemetery Ikoyi, Lagos. Also present at the fidau prayer was former governor of Lagos Bola Tinubu, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, former Ogun State governor Olusegun Osoba, former inspector-general of police Musliliu Smith among others. Commissioner of police in Lagos Hakeem Odumosu led security presence at the Jakande’s residence. Fondly called Baba Kekere, Jakande was the first civilian governor of Lagos between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1983. https://youtu.be/BPj7PYUJamg
Those Who Brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate Protesters Won’t Go Free – Sanwo-Olu
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Those Who Brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate Protesters Won’t Go Free – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said policemen who allegedly brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters at the Lekki tollgate last Saturday won’t go free. Information and Strategy Commissioner Gbenga Omotoso stated this on Monday at a media briefing organised by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). He said Sanwo-Olu never directed the police to assault anyone and would not stand by and watch Lagosians being brutalised. Omotoso and LCC Managing Director Yomi Omomuwasan were responding to the controversy surrounding the firm’s repossession of the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza, called Lekki Tollgate Plaza. The firm regained possession of the facility following a February 6 ruling of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS-related ...
Pictures Of Governor Sanwo-Olu Buying Roasted Plantain
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Pictures Of Governor Sanwo-Olu Buying Roasted Plantain

Some pictures of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State buying roasted plantain are trending on social media. With one of his security aides standing at a distance, the governor pointed at his choice among the plantain popularly referred to as “boli”. The seller gladly selected his choice and handed over to Sanwo-Olu whose facial expression was covered by the mask he wore. Here are the pictures.
President Buhari, Ex-VP Atiku, Sanwo-olu, Others Mourn Lateef Jakande
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President Buhari, Ex-VP Atiku, Sanwo-olu, Others Mourn Lateef Jakande

President Muhammadu Buhari believes former Governor of Lagos State, Chief Lateef Jakande, lived for the good of others, state and country, and his legacy of standing for all that was right for humanity would be long remembered. The President, while condoling with family, friends and associates of the elder statesman, affirms that his imprint on the commercial nerve centre of the country, Lagos State, which was the former National capital, will continue to awe and inspire, reminding everyone of the strength of character and sacrifices of the visionary leader. President Buhari notes contributions of the first civilian Governor of Lagos State and former Minister of Works to the growth of democracy and good governance in the country, describing him as a patriot, whose wisdom will run t...
Former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead
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Former Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead

The first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, is dead. Announcing Lateef Jakande's death on Twitter, the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu wrote: With gratitude to God for a worthy life well spent in the service of Lagos State, Nigeria and humanity, I announce the death of a venerable statesman, outstanding politician, public administrator and the first Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande. He reportedly died on Thursday at the age of 91. Jakande, aka Baba Kekere, brought a lot of development to Lagos as governor between October 1, 1979 and December 31, 1983, in line with the five cardinal programmes of the Unity Party of Nigeria founded by a former Premier of the Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Governor Sanwo-Olu is yet to turn in the camcorder Fashola found at Lekki tollgate to #EndSARS panel – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa
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Governor Sanwo-Olu is yet to turn in the camcorder Fashola found at Lekki tollgate to #EndSARS panel – Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa

Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the representative of civil society on the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has disclosed that the camera found by Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola at Lekki tollgate is yet to be handed over to the panel by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The member of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at Lekki Tollgate, disclosed this in a dissenting opinion he delivered on an application by Lekki Concession Company to take over toll plazas one and two for insurance claims and to maintain security threat. Adegboruwa who kicked against reopening of Lekki tollgate, revealed that the Lagos State Government and the Chief Pathologist of the state are also yet to appear ...
COVID19: Lagos State Government bans Indoor Gatherings of More than 50 Persons
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COVID19: Lagos State Government bans Indoor Gatherings of More than 50 Persons

As part of measures to contain the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic in the state, the Lagos state government has banned indoor gatherings of more than 50 persons. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this during a press briefing on Sunday, January 31. He said places of worship are exempted from this rule because religious gatherings are not to exceed 50 percent capacity of the space. “The state government has observed with dismay the widespread flagrant disregard and non-adherence to guidelines and protocols aimed at stemming and curbing the tide of infection. We particularly note that some event centres have been operating their premises outside the acceptable parameters for operation/usage and continue to be recalcitrant in this regard. This is to sound a ve...
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Gives An Update On COVID-19 In Lagos
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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Gives An Update On COVID-19 In Lagos

Lagos State continues to be the epicentre of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria . As of the 29th of January 2021, Lagos State had recorded a total of 47,871 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 34,094 have recovered in community, while 9,856 are currently active in community. Over the last 12 months, about 3,988 COVID-related patients have been admitted into the various care centres across the State; with a registered fatality rate of approximately0.63% (301 deaths). TESTING Currently, Lagos State has 21 private and 4 public health laboratories accredited for Covid-19 testing. So far, a total of 316,801 samples have been tested, with 47,871 diagnosed as Positive. The test positivity ratio for January 2021 is 24%, which means that one out of every four tests returns positi...
Lagos In Talks With COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers – Sanwo-Olu
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Lagos In Talks With COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturers – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo -Olu , says his administration has started making contacts with Covid vaccine manufacturers including Pfizer, Oxford– AstraZeneca , Moderna, amongst others . He said the government planned to vaccinate up to 50 per cent of the population of Lagos to develop ‘ herd immunity’ to the virus . The governor spoke on Channels Television ’s Sunday Politics programme monitored by The PUNCH. Sanwo- Olu said the organised private sector have expressed interest to support the funding of the purchase of the vaccines asides from the ones planned by the Federal Government . He said, “ We actually want the Federal Government to take the lead and rightful so . As a sovereign, they have all of the contacts and protocols to make that happen . And we are gi...
Any Malaria-Like Symptoms Should Be Considered To Be COVID-19 – Sanwo-Olu
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Any Malaria-Like Symptoms Should Be Considered To Be COVID-19 – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said any malaria-like symptom should now be considered and treated as COVID-19 until proven otherwise. The governor, who briefed newsmen at the State House, Ikeja on COVID-19 update in the state said such symptoms should be considered COVID-19 virus infections unless proven otherwise. “In this second wave of the current pandemic, any malaria-like symptoms should be considered as COVID-19 virus infection unless and until otherwise proven. Any affected individual with COVID-like symptoms should proceed to any of our public health facilities and/or laboratories to get tested for free,” he said. The governor also said it was important that people did not stigmatise or discriminate against anyone affected by the virus, as it is no...
COVID-19: Lagos Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home Till Feb 1
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COVID-19: Lagos Orders Civil Servants To Work From Home Till Feb 1

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on Level 14 and below to work from home till February 1, 2021 as part of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease amid the second wave of the pandemic. This was contained in a statement signed on Saturday by the Head of Service in the state, Hakeem Muri-Okunola. Muri-Okunola, however, noted that the directive excludes staff on essential duty as well as first responders. He said, “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved a further extension of the work-from-home order to all State Public Servants on Grade Levels 14 and below from Monday, 18th January 2021, to Monday, 1st February 2021, to curtail the spread of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “He urged all public servants to stay ...
We Don’t Want Another Lockdown – Sanwo-Olu Warns Lagos Residents
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We Don’t Want Another Lockdown – Sanwo-Olu Warns Lagos Residents

Following the second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has warned residents of the state to take the COVID-19 protocols seriously as the state government is not interested in going on another lockdown. Sanwo-Olu made the appeal on his social media handles on Tuesday night, January 5. He wrote on his Instagram handle: "Dear Lagosians, There is urgent need for us to be more circumspect in the way we live, interact and socialize with our friends and family. Many people are ignoring #COVID-19 warnings and guidelines, thereby exposing themselves and others to the virus. We are well into the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which came between November and December 2020. Yesterday, Lagos scarily recorded its highest number of infecti...
Lagos state compensates families of slain cops’ with N10million each
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Lagos state compensates families of slain cops’ with N10million each

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented a cheque of N10 million each to families of the six police officers killed in Lagos State in the violence that followed the End SARS protests. Sanwo-Olu presented the cheques on Thursday, Dec 3, in fulfilment of his administration’s pledge made during an earlier meeting with police officers. The cheques were presented to the wives and children of the slain officers at the 14th Town Hall meeting on security, held at Civic Centre by the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), with the theme: "Lagos security: Resilience in the face of adversity."     The late police officers are Yaro Edward, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP); Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami; Inspector Aderibigbe Adegbenro; Inspector Samson ...
No Pardon For Rapists – Sanwo-Olu
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No Pardon For Rapists – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said no offender indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence will go scot-free under his watch. The governor spoke on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by this wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, to give recommendations on how the fight against the crime can be won. Sanwo-Olu, who is the incident commander for gender-based violence in Lagos, reiterated his administration’s commitment to protecting the vulnerable demographics and getting justice for victims violated. The governor said, “I am delighted by the work done by the Stakeholders’ Committee to bring attention to the problems facing voiceless adults and children in our...
Lagos state governor unveils first electric car assembled in the state
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Lagos state governor unveils first electric car assembled in the state

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday unveiled the first electric car to be assembled in Nigeria. The car was assembled in Nigeria by the Stallion Group Automobile Factory in Ojo area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Gbenga Akosile, Chief Press Secretary on Media to Sanwo-Olu, displayed a video of the unveiling on his twitter handle on Friday. He said with the unveiling, Nigeria could now drive electric cars, as Lagos remains the hub for the nation’s economy and a pacesetter in industrialisation. The governor had earlier arrived the Stallion Group Automobile Factory in Ojo for the launch of a wide range of the group’s products.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mci (@...
Delta Has No Plans To Stop Pensions To Past Governors And Their Deputies – Okowa
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Delta Has No Plans To Stop Pensions To Past Governors And Their Deputies – Okowa

The Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, says his administration has no plan to stop pensions of past governors and their deputies. Okowa, who stated this on Wednesday in Asaba, stressed that his counterpart in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, may have reasons to repeal theirs. He said, “There is an existing law in Delta State on what accrued to the governors and their deputies, that I don’t want to touch. We are not thinking in that direction, my counterpart in Lagos may have reasons why he wants the law repealed but we in Delta don’t want to go into that. “I don’t want to comment on the decision of Lagos State Governor. Each state has the power to make a decision concerning its governance.” On the approval given to Zamfara State Government to manage their resources b...
El-Rufai Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says He Nearly Shed Tears Seeing Burnt Sites
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El-Rufai Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says He Nearly Shed Tears Seeing Burnt Sites

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, visited his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to sympathise with him over the recent loss of lives and properties in Nigeria’s economic capital. Rampaging hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality to wreak havoc in Lagos last month. El-Rufai said Sanwo-Olu did all that needed to be done to prevent the demonstrations from degenerating to violence but those who thrive in violence infiltrated the protests to achieve their agenda. According to a statement by Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the Kaduna State governor said he nearly shed tears seeing photos of burnt and looted sites in Lagos. The statement was titled, ‘El-Rufai: Youths Who Destroyed Public Assets In Lagos ...
Sanwo-olu Signs Executive Order To Rebuild Lagos
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Sanwo-olu Signs Executive Order To Rebuild Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday signed an executive order for the rebuilding of the state as a result of the massive destruction inflicted by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protests. Sanwo-Olu also constituted the Lagos State Rebuilding Trust Fund to oversee the rebuilding of every aspect of the state and also look at the future and healing of wounds.
Hoodlums Wearing Army Uniform Behind Lekki Shooting – Malami
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Hoodlums Wearing Army Uniform Behind Lekki Shooting – Malami

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says it is likely that hoodlums wearing military fatigues — and not soldiers — shot #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos state. About two weeks ago, protests calling for the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) took flight across the country. The police unit was disbanded but the protests persisted as citizens demanded reforms in the force. Protesters converged on the tollgate for 13 days before they were forcefully dispersed by soldiers. There are reports that some of the protesters were killed by the soldiers who stormed the tollgate on October 20, 2020, but there are disparities in the number of casualties and no clear evidence has been produced. Speaking with journalists on Monda...
Tinubu Denied Me Oniru Stool To Protect His Business Interests – Prince Of Iruland, Hakeem Ajasa
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Tinubu Denied Me Oniru Stool To Protect His Business Interests – Prince Of Iruland, Hakeem Ajasa

A Prince in Iruland, Hakeem Ajasa, who is a member of the Abisogun ruling house, has written a pre-litigation letter to All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, accusing them of manipulating the process of selecting the Oniru, Oba Omogbolahan Lawal. The letter was also addressed to the local government chairman, Eti Osa local government area, Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, the Attorney-General of the state, the current Oniru and the Elegushi of Ikate Land In a letter dated October 27, 2020, Ajasa claimed he had been selected as the next Oniru but Tinubu called him to a meeting and informed him that he would have to give up his ambition because his business partners were not happy with his emergence. Ajasa said ...
Sanwo-Olu Meets With Shop Owners And Tenants Of Circle Mall
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Sanwo-Olu Meets With Shop Owners And Tenants Of Circle Mall

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has addressed shop owners whose goods and shops were damaged following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests by hoodlums. Mr. Babajide reiterated his desire to help the business owners restore their businesses. Listen to him below as he addressed business owners: https://www.instagram.com/p/CHE4clYJ9s7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Sanwo-Olu Directs Level 12 Civil Servants, Others To Resume
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Sanwo-Olu Directs Level 12 Civil Servants, Others To Resume

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all civil servants on salary grade one to 12. This was contained in a circular by the by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, on Saturday. In the circular with Ref. No: CIR/HOS/20/Vol.1/115, the civil servants were asked to resume on Monday, November 2, 2020. The PUNCH reports that civil servants on grade level 12 and below had been asked to work from home since March in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The circular read, “Sequel to the informed recommendation of the Presidential task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 and the state ministry of health advisory on same, it is hereby notified for general information that Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved that all public serva...
Agwu Abunike: “SARS Detained Me For 48 Days” – Victim Narrates Ordeal To Lagos Panel Of Inquiry
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Agwu Abunike: “SARS Detained Me For 48 Days” – Victim Narrates Ordeal To Lagos Panel Of Inquiry

OKOLI Agwu Abunike, a resident of Okokomaiko and father of five has narrated to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses in Lagos State that he was detained for 48 days by two officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor had on October 19 inaugurated an 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to receive and investigate complaints of police brutality in Lagos. While having the first sitting on Tuesday, four cases of police brutality were mentioned before the panel led by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi but only that of Abunike was heard by the panel. Abunike in the first hearing with petition number LASG/JPI/01/2020 said Inspector Sunday and ASP Haruna allegedly arrested him, detain...
Nigerian Military Officers Ordered Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki – Sanwo-Olu
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Nigerian Military Officers Ordered Shooting Of Protesters In Lekki – Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-olu has admitted that Nigerian Military officers ordered the shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate last week Tuesday. Sanwoolu, during a live interview on CNN, disclosed that according to CCTV footage gotten from the scene of the shooting, officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the attack. POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that the Lekki shooting generated a massive outcry from human rights organisations and the international community, with many calling for a thorough investigation into the incident. When asked about who ordered the shooting and which security branch carried out the order, Sanwoolu said; "From the footage that we can see, there are cameras at that facility. It seems to me that...
Fashola Discovers Mystery Camera At Lekki Toll Gate During Inspection
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Fashola Discovers Mystery Camera At Lekki Toll Gate During Inspection

The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola on Sunday, discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle, in Lagos. Fashola, led a Federal Government delegation on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari to commiserate with the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the loss of lives and destruction of properties in the violence that rocked the state last week. Fashola who discovered the camera during an on the spot assessment at the Lekki Toll Gate, subsequently, handed it over to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu for forensic analysis and further investigation. Fashola said the camera must have been planted by some subversive elements priory to the reported shootings for ulterior motives. The minister, who picked up the camera with ...
Survivors Of Awkuzu SARS Said Squad Sold Body Parts Of Executed Victims
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Survivors Of Awkuzu SARS Said Squad Sold Body Parts Of Executed Victims

Okechukwu Nwanguma is the Executive Director, Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre, an organisation that promotes justice for victims of human rights violation and has handled several cases of human rights violation by the Nigeria Police. He tells ALEXANDER OKERE how the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the security agency became an organised ‘criminal entity’ How would you assess the government’s reactions to #EndSARS protests, especially with the replacement of Special Anti-Robbery Squad with the Special Weapons and Tactics unit? I am happy that after many years of apparent docility and passivity, Nigerian youths eventually experienced a reawakening, found their voices, picked up the gauntlet and rose to the occasion. I never thought that this day of renewed co...
“You Can Now Write Petition Against SARS, Lekki Shooting”- Sanwo-Olu To Lagosians
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“You Can Now Write Petition Against SARS, Lekki Shooting”- Sanwo-Olu To Lagosians

Lagos state residents who have been abused by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) can now write petition against the police unit. Also, Lagosions can now claim compensation from the government if their complaints warrant it. To achieve this, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has set up Judicial Panel to investigate brutality and rights violation by the officers. IgbereTV reports that the governor has mandated the panel headed by Justice Doris Okuwobi to invetigate all of the issues that happened at the Toll Plaza. Going further, he revealed that the panel will start sitting on Monday, October 26, at the Lagos Court of Arbitration International Centre in Lekki. Sanwo-Olu wrote on Twitter: "We have expanded the terms of reference for the Judicial Panel of Inqui...

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