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89 men reportedly battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence in Lagos
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89 men reportedly battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has said 89 men reported that they were battered by their wives in cases of domestic violence between 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Cecilia Bolaji Dada, stated this on Tuesday at a ministerial news conference to mark the second year of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office, held in Ikeja, Lagos. The commissioner said, in 2020, a total of 46 men reported at the ministry that their wives violated them. She added that in the first quarter of 2021, a total of 43 men reported battering by their wives, making it a total of 89 in less than two years.   She said the figure captured only cases reported to WAPA and that some cases had been reported directly to the Ministry of J...
Lagos Detects Lies In Amputee Hawker, Mary Daniel’s Claims, Seizes N25m Donation
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Lagos Detects Lies In Amputee Hawker, Mary Daniel’s Claims, Seizes N25m Donation

Claims by Mary Daniel, the Oshodi amputee hawker that she lost a leg in an accident that killed all passengers, including her parents when she was a teenager, have been discovered as false, The Nation learnt on Wednesday evening. Daniel became a sensation weeks ago after pictures of her selling water at Oshodi emerged on social media and attracted sympathy from Nigerians across the world. Daniel, in an interview, claimed she was an orphan with a baby and an aged grandmother to fend for. She narrated how life dealt her several blows and she had to drop out of school and hit the streets to make ends meet. Following her harrowing tales, Nigerians started donating money through her bank account made public with about N25m raised. This prompted the state government to immedia...
Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos
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Sanwo-Olu Unveils Five-Year Food Sufficiency Road Map For Lagos

An audacious agricultural growth plan that will enhance food sufficiency in Lagos State has been unveiled by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The five-year food security road map will see a  sustained public and private sectors’ investment in agricultural value chains to give Lagos comparative advantages in the sector and enhance the State’s self-sufficiency in food production from the current 18 per cent up to 40 per cent over the next 60 months. Sanwo-Olu on Thursday at a ceremony organised by the Ministry of Agriculture at the Intercontinental Hotels, Victoria Island, rolled out the agric road map which will be achieved through a three-pronged approach. The adverse impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on food security in Lagos, the Governor said, necessitated an immediate ...
PDP Backs Sanwo-Olu, Blasts Sagay Over Opposition To Lagos Rail Red Line Project
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PDP Backs Sanwo-Olu, Blasts Sagay Over Opposition To Lagos Rail Red Line Project

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos state chapter on Friday said Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) lacks the moral justification to dictate to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on which project to embark on for Lagosians. Sagay had said it makes no sense for Governor Sanwo-Olu to embark on the rail ‘red line’ project when the Blue Line started almost 10 years ago is yet to be completed. However the PDP, speaking through Taofik Gani, its Publicity Secretary said Sagay should concentrate on his job as PACAC chairman and leave the governor to decide what is best for his people. According to the party, Sagay who had a cordial relationship with Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing failed to speak out when ...
Nigeria Vs Lesotho: Sanwo-Olu’s Convoy Wasn’t Booed – Gboyega Akosile
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Nigeria Vs Lesotho: Sanwo-Olu’s Convoy Wasn’t Booed – Gboyega Akosile

Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Lagos State, on Wednesday, described as false a video claiming to show people booing the convoy of his principal, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday evening at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. The 23 seconds video, which a Twitter user, @absuxxess shared, showed some cars leaving the premises of the Teslim Balogun Stadium after the Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Lesotho 3-0 in an African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifier tie on Tuesday evening. Some youths at the Stadium gate booed the occupants of the cars with a chant of ‘Ole,’ which means ‘thief’ in the Yoruba language. The Twitter user wrote, “Immediately Governor Sanwo-Olu departed Teslim Balogun stadium after the match. Hear the response from supporte...
Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
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Teaching Will Not Be A Thankless Job In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

It was a defining moment for teachers in the Lagos State Education family on Tuesday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented handsome rewards to teachers adjudged to have made quality impacts in the State’s teaching service. Thirteen teachers and school administrators got a brand new car each from the Governor at the Year 2020 Teachers’ Merit Award organised by the Ministry of Education. The awardees were part of the finalists nominated for the grand prize by the Screening Committee led by the chairperson of Association of Private Educators in Nigeria, Mrs. Lai Koiki. The merit award is an initiative of the Sanwo-Olu administration to reward teachers’ commitment and excellent service to boost delivery of quality education in the State. Over 3,700 applications were reviewed by t...
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Gifts Veteran Actress, Iya Awero, a three-bedroom apartment
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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Gifts Veteran Actress, Iya Awero, a three-bedroom apartment

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state today March 24 gifted veteran Nollywood actress, Lanre Hassan popularly known as Iya Awero, a three-bedroom apartment. Disclosing this on Twitter, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, said the governor handed over the keys of the apartment to the actress as he commissioned, delivered, and renamed the LagosHoms, Igbogbo as Prince Abiodun Ogunleye Housing Estate, Igbogbo. Handing over the keys to her, Governor Sanwo-Olu said ''You don't need to celebrate them when they die. You can celebrate them when they are still alive. You can celebrate them when they are still alive. This our Nollywood star who has worked for over 30-to 40 years. She needs to be celebrated. Congratulations''
Block Leakage In Lagos State Treasury, Bode George Tells Sanwo-Olu
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Block Leakage In Lagos State Treasury, Bode George Tells Sanwo-Olu

Chief Olabode George, a former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to take urgent steps towards blocking the humongous amount that is leaking from the treasury of the Lagos state government into the account of an individual. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, George who is the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland said it saddens him when he realises that the amount being pocketed by the said individual can pay the school fees as well as provide meals for millions of poor children in the state. He said it took public outcry from concerned Lagosians before Governor Sanwo-Olu took bold steps to repeal the outrageous pensions being paid to ex-governors and deputies in the state. Speaking further, he also warned th...
Lekki Deep Seaport Begins Operations In 2023, Investor Assures Lagos Governor
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Lekki Deep Seaport Begins Operations In 2023, Investor Assures Lagos Governor

Commercial operations at the Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos Free Zone (LFZ) will begin in the first quarter of 2023, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, got the assurance from Tolaram Group - the frontline investor handling the project. The Governor and members of the State’s cabinet are currently on a two-day working tour of the three free trade zones established in Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos. The port, which is being constructed by China Habour Engineering firm, is occupying 90 hectares in the entire 830 hectares of land carved out for the Lagos Free Zone, created in 2012 to enhance economic position of Lagos as manufacturing and logistics hub in West Africa. The first phase of the seaport project, which is being financed by $629 million facility from China Development Bank ...
For Ambode, No Respite Yet In Lagos APC
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For Ambode, No Respite Yet In Lagos APC

When immediate past governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode gleefully posed for the camera after revalidating his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last month, many had thought the lingering crisis between him and the top hierarchy in the Lagos state chapter of the party which was a fall-out of the 2019 governorship primary and which cut short Ambode’s desire to secure reelection had been resolved behind the scene. Some even predicted that having failed to secure any appointment at the federal level, especially in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, Ambode’s time may come in 2023 as he may be considered for a senatorial seat or plum job in Abuja if the party secures victory again. Events last week, however showed that the battle between Ambode and his...
Sanwo-Olu Launches Free Academy For Youths In The Creative Industry
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Sanwo-Olu Launches Free Academy For Youths In The Creative Industry

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, launched EbonyLife Creative Academy, a world-class film and television production institute, established by EbonyLife Media in conjunction with Lagos State Creative Industry Initiative (LACI) – a parastatal under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. The Academy, whose campus is located at Engineering Close on Victoria Island, kicked off with an intensive training for 120 creative young people, admitted for free, practical courses designed by industry experts across all aspects of filmmaking and media content production. The Academy offers state-of-the-art lecture rooms, projection and sound facilities, as well as practical studio workshop spaces and post-production facilities fitted with latest technology to ensure cohorts have a condu...
“Ship Of Lagos State Was Heading In The Wrong Direction” – Tinubu Slams Ambode
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“Ship Of Lagos State Was Heading In The Wrong Direction” – Tinubu Slams Ambode

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Friday slammed the governorship era of Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos. At a ceremony to commission a flyover bridge at Pen Cinema, which was begun by Ambode’s administration, Tinubu said the ship of state, under Ambode was heading in the wrong direction. He said the drift became noticeable between 2017-2018. The ship had to be steadied, he said, leading to the decision by political leaders to bring Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Obafemi Hamzat, on board. According to the APC leader, though there was skepticism about the Sanwo-olu and Hamzat, they have not disappointed. And this was despite the setbacks of COVID-19, with the accompanying lockdown and the EndSARS protest last October. In the ...
Lagos To Acquire 24% Stake In TBS, Lagos International Trade Fair
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Lagos To Acquire 24% Stake In TBS, Lagos International Trade Fair

Lagos State Government plans to acquire 24% stake in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) and Lagos International Trade Fair Complex. This was disclosed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu during a virtual Investors’ Forum on Tuesday. How it works? Lagos is expected to take 24% of the total investment in exchange for the corresponding amount of shares. Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Alex Okoh, explained that the concession will be for a period of 30 years, as it is renewable by the Federal Government for another 30-year period. What you should know A few weeks back, the Federal Government had revealed plans to concession the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, and the Calabar and Kano Special Economic Zones. According to the Head of Public...
Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU). The Lagos state Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the process was cancelled after investigations and stakeholders engagement which were initiated after some petitions were received. Sanwo-Olu directed that a fresh process that would terminate in forty five days should commence immediately. Asides directed the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as Acting Vice Chancellor from Monday Jan...
The Sacrifices Of Ex-Servicemen Won’t Be Forgotten – Sanwo-Olu
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The Sacrifices Of Ex-Servicemen Won’t Be Forgotten – Sanwo-Olu

All sacrifices made by members of the Nigerian armed forces in keeping the nation united will continue to be recognised and honoured by the Government of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged. The Governor said the State would always identify with the heroism and gallantry of servicemen who gave their all to the service of the country, promising that the State Government won’t relent in supporting family members of ex-service personnel who died fighting for Nigeria unity. Sanwo-Olu spoke at the launch of the emblem for 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day and Appeal Fund held on Tuesday at the State House, Marina. The event was jointly organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the State chapter of Nigerian Legion. The main event for Armed Forces Remembrance is he...
Attacks In Lagos Is An Injury To All – Okezie Ikpeazu
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Attacks In Lagos Is An Injury To All – Okezie Ikpeazu

Abia State State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has said criminals who carried out the last month coordinated attacks on public assets and private businesses in Lagos State orchestrated the violence to hurt the whole country. The Governor condemned the arson, stressing that Lagos remains a home for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, language or religion. Ikpeazu spoke on Wednesday during his visit to Lagos to commiserate with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu over the attacks. The Abia Governor particularly thanked his Lagos State counterpart for protecting the businesses and properties owned by Igbo during the violence. Ikpeazu said: “I am here to commiserate and show my concern to my brother, Governor of Lagos, over the event that happened some two weeks ago. I’m particularly to...
Tinubu Reacts To Sanwo-Olu’s Move To Cancel Pension For Ex Governors & Deputies
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Tinubu Reacts To Sanwo-Olu’s Move To Cancel Pension For Ex Governors & Deputies

Former Lagos State governor Bola Tinubu has described the move by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007) as “bold and courageous”. The law provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former governors and their deputies. Mr Sanwo-Olu told the State House of Assembly of his intention on Tuesday during his presentation of the proposed N1.155 trillion 2021 budget. Tweeting on Wednesday, Tinubu expressed his support for the governor’s plan and congratulated him on the budget proposal. “Congratulations to Governor Sanwo-Olu over the Y2021 budget which he appropriately christened ‘Budget of Rekindled Hope’. This audacious and enterprising budget will empower our people and begin to rebuild Lagos State,” the APC leader...
Lekki Shootings: LASG Rejects  FOI Request For CCTV Footage
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Lekki Shootings: LASG Rejects FOI Request For CCTV Footage

The Lagos State Government has rejected a Freedom of Information request for the CCTV footage of the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020. This is contained in a letter written by Deyemi Bamgbose on behalf of the Attorney-General of Lagos State. A human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, had written a letter to the state government last week invoking the Freedom of Information Act 2011. Effiong had in the letter addressed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, requested for the CCTV footage in the interest of the public. However, in a response dated November 3, 2020 titled, ‘Re: Urgent Request Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2011’, the state government said it could not make the CCTV footage available because the FoI Act is a federal l...
I Haven’t Bought An Official Car So I Can Reduce Cost Of Governance -Sanwo-Olu
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I Haven’t Bought An Official Car So I Can Reduce Cost Of Governance -Sanwo-Olu

Armed with the belief that the cost of governance can be reduced if frivolities are cut, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed that neither he nor anyone in his cabinet had purchase personal or official vehicles with taxpayers’ money since they assumed office. He made this revelation on Thursday, in his address at the 22nd Annual Tax Conference, on the theme ‘Taxation and Economic Competitiveness: Imperatives for National Development’. While harping on the need to reduce the cost of governance, Sanwo-Olu said: “We need to look at the expenditure of our state. “As the Chief Executive of our state, I ask myself where can I cut the excesses from? “What can I do away with in order to increase the revenue of our state, and make available a lot of money for my s...
Sanwo-Olu Lifts Curfew Due To EndSARS Riots In Lagos
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Sanwo-Olu Lifts Curfew Due To EndSARS Riots In Lagos

The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19 remains. Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-operate with them to maintain the status of our state as one of the most peaceful. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu thanks security agencies for their efforts in restoring peace to our troubled communities. He commends Lagosians for observing the curfew and ensuring the return of normalcy. The Governor urges the citizenry not to do or encourage any action that may turn back the clock, but to keep living in har...
Lagos state government lifts curfew
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Lagos state government lifts curfew

The Lagos state government have lifted the curfew imposed in the state following the outbreak of violence days ago.   Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Gawat Jubril who made the announcement however stated that the 12am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID19 remains.   The statement read;     The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS  protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID19 remains. Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-oper...
Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos State
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Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos State

The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests. The curfew will now be from 10pm till 6am (meaning you can move till 10pm) Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities. He urges all Lagosians to go about their businesses in peace, even as they shun ‘actions that can threaten our unity’. The Governor advises purveyors of fake news to stop causing disaffection among Lagosians, who are well known for being peace-loving and friendly. Gbenga Omotoso HC, Information & Strategy
Lagos State To Engage 4,000 Graduates In Internship, To Pay 40,000 Monthly
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Lagos State To Engage 4,000 Graduates In Internship, To Pay 40,000 Monthly

As part of efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved Internship Programme for 4,000 unemployed graduates in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration and the Youth Development Programme of the State. Speaking recently on the programme with newsmen, the Honourable Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, said the Graduate Internship Placement Programme (GIPP) is designed to give candidates the opportunity to develop employability and work-ready skills that are needed in securing gainful employment. She added that the Internship Programme will be addressing the third and fourth pillars of the present administration's T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, which are Education and Technology an...
Lekki: Lagos Government Invited Us To Intervene In #EndSARS Crisis – Army
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Lekki: Lagos Government Invited Us To Intervene In #EndSARS Crisis – Army

The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) has denied allegation soldiers opened fire on #ENDSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza last Tuesday. In a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations (ADPR), Major Osoba Olaniyi, the Division however confirmed the involvement of soldiers in restoring order in Lagos following the declaration of curfew by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The Nation reports this is the first time the division is speaking about the incident that occurred last week. It said: “The attention of Headquarters 81 Division Nigerian Army has been drawn to a viral video on social media in which it was alleged that civilian protesters were massacred by soldiers at Lekki Toll Plaza. This allegation is untrue, unfounded and aimed at causing anarchy in the co...
Probe Panel Will Get Lekki Shootings CCTV Footage – Sanwo-olu
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Probe Panel Will Get Lekki Shootings CCTV Footage – Sanwo-olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has promised that the Closed Circuit television footage obtained from the Lekki toll plaza will be handed over to the panel of inquiry looking into the shootings. Sanwo-Olu made the promise while featuring on the ‘Connect the World with Becky Anderson programme’ on CNN on Monday, while responding to questions on the shootings at the Lekki toll plaza on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The governor said no blood stains were seen at the Lekki toll plaza when it was inspected, but added that two persons had been reported dead. He said, “Two dead bodies, that is what we have seen from all the morgues, that’s what we have seen going to hospitals, that’s what we have seen as record. "What has happened is that there have been so many footages t...
Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting
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Sanwo-olu Receives Request To Release CCTV Footage Of Lekki Shooting

A legal practitioner, Inibehe Effiong, has formally asked the Lagos State Government to release the CCTV footage of the Lekki shooting. On October 20, soldiers fired live bullets at unarmed protestors at the toll gate. The action, heavily criticized across the world, caused an unspecified number of deaths and several injuries. The Defence Headquarters claimed that videos about the incident on social media were photoshopped. On Monday, Effiong announced that he had made requests to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The fiery lawyer wants: “Authenticated Copies of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) records showing the attack on #EndSARS Protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on October 20, 2020; “Certified True Copy (CTC) of the Instrument setting up the Judicial Panel of In...
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#EndSARS Protests: Lagos Will Need N1trn For Reconstruction — Gbajabiamila

Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 Trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis. This happened as South West Governors have alleged that there were some elements keenly anxious to annihilate the South West and destroy it common heritage. Also, the Ministers from South West condemned the violence, saying proper investigation would be conducted to determine the cause of the violence and prevent future occurrence. They spoke during a commiseration and solidarity visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at Lagos House, Marina, after an the spot assessment of some structures burnt by...
Lekki Shootings: We Hid Behind Barricades To Escape, Say Eyewitnesses
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Lekki Shootings: We Hid Behind Barricades To Escape, Say Eyewitnesses

With an emotion-laden voice, Philip Chukwu initially refused to relive his experience on Tuesday at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos. He said he was still in shock and unwilling to grant any interview. But after much persuasion, the 29-year-old teacher at one of the private schools on Lagos Island obliged, on condition that neither his audio nor picture would be published. He said scores of youths had gathered at the Toll Gate area, playing music and eating, in continuation of the #EndSARS protests that had lasted about two weeks in the country. Earlier in the day, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had declared a 24-hour curfew which was to start by 4pm but later postponed to 9pm. The governor declared the movement restriction due to reports of killings by the police and reprisals by ...
EndSARS: Police Arrests 229 Arsonists, Hoodlums In Lagos
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EndSARS: Police Arrests 229 Arsonists, Hoodlums In Lagos

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice will be prosecuting suspects who allegedly took advantage of the #EndSARS protests to destroy and loot public and private property in different parts of the State. Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, who disclosed this today, called on Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities, pledging the commitment of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration to uphold the rule of law at all times. He revealed that the State Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi has gone round relevant Police formations with a team of Prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determining those that have prima facie case made against t...
Lagos Government Orders Investigation Into The Shooting At Lekki Toll Gate
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Lagos Government Orders Investigation Into The Shooting At Lekki Toll Gate

There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens. @jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat @gbenga_omo @gboyegaakosile #LASG https:///wP0dsQ3sBDThe State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has advised the security agents not to arrest anyone on account of the curfew, which he urges residents to observe for the peaceful atmosphere we all cherish. #LASG #ForAGreaterLagosHe advises Lagosians to remain calm and not allow criminals, who have hijacked the noble protest of our gallant youths, to succeed in their evil plan of turning our dear state upside down. @jidesanwoolu @drobafemih...
Governor Sanwo-Olu presents demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari and IGP
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Governor Sanwo-Olu presents demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari and IGP

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has presented the demands of Lagos #EndSARS protesters to President Buhari at the Presidential villa.   Sharing photos from the meeting on Instagram, the Lagos state Governor said President Buhari restated his commitment to embark on a total reform of the entire Police Force with immediate effect.   Sanwo-Olu also revealed that the President has approved constitution of a panel made up of Civil Society leaders to look at all the cases of abuse and intimidation by the police, with a view to finding a lasting solution to it.   He wrote;    I met with His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari after my meeting with the IGP, to present the demands of the Lagos #SARSMUSTEND protesters. The President restated his commit...
APC Denies Plans To Replace Sanwo-olu With Abiru In 2023
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APC Denies Plans To Replace Sanwo-olu With Abiru In 2023

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said reports that Tokunbo Abiru, the party’s candidate for Lagos East senatorial  district bye-election is scheming to replace Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in 2023 is the handiwork of  the opposition in the state. Seye Oladejo, the party’s Publicity Secretary  who said the APC is focused on the bye election scheduled for October 31, added that the aim of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to cause disaffection in the APC and distract Governor Sanwo-Olu from delivering the dividends of democracy to Lagosians who overwhelmingly for him in the 2019 general elections. “The report that Abiru is being prepped to replace Governor Sanwo-Olu in 2023 came from the camp of opposition because we won't have a governorship ...
LASG Guarantees New Minimum Wage Next Month
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LASG Guarantees New Minimum Wage Next Month

The Lagos State Government has promised to pay the new minimum wage to all tertiary institutions in the state with effect from October. Some unions in the tertiary institutions had staged protests on Monday. All the executive of the unions met with the Lagos State Government Tuesday. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu had pledged to commence payment of the new minimum wage/consequential adjustments to the tertiary institution workers. “Following a meeting of relevant stakeholders on the agitations for the implementation of the new minimum wage held on Tuesday 15, 2020, it is hereby notified that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has affirmed the state government’s commitment to paying the ne...
Tertiary, Primary & Secondary Schools To Reopen In Lagos From September 14 & 21
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Tertiary, Primary & Secondary Schools To Reopen In Lagos From September 14 & 21

After months of being shutdown, schools in Lagos are set to re-open in September, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu revealed on Saturday.The Governor, in a regular briefing on the state’s COVID-19 status, said tertiary institutions in the state will re-open from September 14.Primary and secondary schools are also tentatively scheduled to re-open from September 21.“This decision is not cast in stone and is subject to review of our ongoing modelling and what procedure comes out from the Ministry of Health,” Sanwo-Olu said. All tertiary institutions in Lagos to reopen on September 14th. Primary and secondary schools may tentatively be reopened by 21st of Sept.Bars, lounges, Spas, night clubs remain closed for now! Gov @jidesanwoolu
Lagos State Government Explains why There was a Foamy Substance in Anthony Village
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Lagos State Government Explains why There was a Foamy Substance in Anthony Village

The Lagos State Government has reacted to tweets which raised an alarm of a foamy substance surging through Anthony Village on Wednesday July 8. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state said the foamy substance came from blanketing of an entire scene of an accident. He said the Lagos State Fire service carried out the blanketing process as a result of content leakage (Black oil) from a container which fell around the area. It was carried out to prevent a secondary incident. The tweets read;   Situation Report: Vehicular incident around Anthony Village, Lagos. The attention of the agency has been drawn to videos circulating concerning some streets in Anthony Village. Earlier today, there was a vehicular incident involv...
Lagosians Groan As VIOs Violate Sanwo-Olu’s Directives On Morning Operations
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Lagosians Groan As VIOs Violate Sanwo-Olu’s Directives On Morning Operations

Some residents in Lagos State weekend expressed dissatis­faction over the violation of the directives of Governor Ba­bajide Sanwo-Olu by officials of the Vehicle Inspection Ser­vices (VIS) in the state. VIS is a state traffic reg­ulating agency that ensures presence of sound vehicles on the road. The agency is a directorate of the Ministry of Transportation. The governor, in Novem­ber 2019, ordered the state’s Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs) to desist from oper­ating during the morning. According to the governor, the move is to curb traffic gridlock experienced during the peak periods as it is per­ceived that VIOs contribute to the gridlock as they normally stop vehicles during peak pe­riods to demand for vehicle documents. According to him, the of­ficers would now opera...
Royal Family Rejects New Oniru Of Iruland, Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal
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Royal Family Rejects New Oniru Of Iruland, Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal

One of the ruling houses in Iruland, Victoria Island, Lagos, the Omowumi Abisogun Oniru Ruling House, has rejected the installation of Oba Abdulwasiu Gbolahan Lawal, as the new Oniru of Iruland, on the ground that he is not a member of their family. Consequently, they called on the Federal Government to prevail on the Lagos State Governments to reverse the installation of Lawal and chose one of them as the new king of Iruland. The family made the appeal during a protest at the Igbosere High Court of Lagos, yesterday. The newly installed king, Lawal, former Commissioner of Agriculture in Lagos State was installed on Sunday by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Head of the Omowunmi Abisogun Oniru ruling house, 88-year-old, Alhaji Surajudeen Durosinmi, said they rejected Lawal becau...
Lagos To Conclude 4th Mainland Bridge Financial Foreclosure Next Year
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Lagos To Conclude 4th Mainland Bridge Financial Foreclosure Next Year

The Lagos State government yesterday said that it would conclude financial foreclosure for the 38-kilometre 4th Mainland Bridge project before the end of first quarter of 2021. The financial foreclosure is the last stage of the bidding process before construction works commence on the bridge, which is expected to be completed in three years. Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye, who disclosed this during a press briefing at Alausa, Ikeja, stressed that 14 Chinese, three Spanish and seven Nigerian firms and a Mexican firm had been shortlisted from the 52 firms that showed Expression of Interest (EoI) on the project. Adeyoye said the 4th Mainland Bridge, which had been in the pipework for about 20 years, was intended to...
COVID-19: Prof. Akin Abayomi Tells Lagos Residents Above 65 To Avoid Worship Centres
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COVID-19: Prof. Akin Abayomi Tells Lagos Residents Above 65 To Avoid Worship Centres

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi speaks on measures taking by the state government to contain COVID-19 in the state on June 5, 2020. Lagos State Government has advised residents of the state above 65 years to avoid visiting worship centres in order to curb COVID-19 in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi gave the advice during a press conference in Alausa, Ikeja, the state capital. The Commissioner who noted that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the reopening of religious centres in the next two weeks as the state entered the second phase of the ease of lockdown, in line with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and NCDC protocols on ease of lockdown. Abayomi reiterated the commitment of the state government to mana...
Community Policing Takes Off In Lagos As Sanwo-olu Inaugurates Operation Teams
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Community Policing Takes Off In Lagos As Sanwo-olu Inaugurates Operation Teams

Lagos State has taken an audacious step towards improving security in all communities across the State, with the inauguration of State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) and its operations arm, State Community Policing Committee (SCPC). Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, inaugurated members of the two committees at a ceremony held at the State House in Alausa, pointing out that the event marked a turning point in the Government’s deliberate effort to re-strategise and rethink the security architecture using Community Policing Initiative as proposed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Muhammed Abubakar Adamu. @ElkanaBala @PoliceNG The security initiative, the Governor said, is long overdue, adding that the reform is being implemented with the objective ...
Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness
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Lagos Considers Full Re-opening Of Economy, Embarks On Assessment Of Readiness

Lagos State is considering full re-opening of the critical sectors of its economy, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, revealed on Sunday. But, the move will not be pushed in a hurry. In the coming days, Sanwo-Olu said the State Government would be rolling out Register-to-Open initiative as part of the plans that would enable it to assess the level of readiness of the players in the identified sectors for supervised operations. The Governor spoke at a briefing after the State’s Security Council meeting held at the State House in Marina. Sanwo-Olu said officials from the Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) and Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) will be visiting restaurants, companies, religious houses to assess their level of readiness. With the size of the State...
Governor Sanwo-Olu and Wife Test Negative for Coronavirus for the Third Time
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Governor Sanwo-Olu and Wife Test Negative for Coronavirus for the Third Time

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, and his wife, Ibijoke, have tested negative for Coronavirus for the third time. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. ''I am glad to announce that #COVID19 Incident Commander Governor of Lagos State @jidesanwoolu and the First Lady of Lagos @jokesanwoolu have consistently tested negative to #COVID19 following three consecutive tests conducted on them recently'' he tweeted The Commissioner also disclosed that 10 persons associated with the Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive for the novel virus. ''However, 10 persons associated with Lagos State House in Marina have tested positive to #COVID19. On behalf of @followlasg, I therefore implore you...
3,000 Samples Yet to be Tested in Lagos Over Shortage of Reagents – Governor Sanwo-Olu
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3,000 Samples Yet to be Tested in Lagos Over Shortage of Reagents – Governor Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that 3,000 samples are yet to be tested in Lagos state. The Governor blamed the development on global shortage of reagent for molecular testing of the samples. He said the state is hoping to get the reagent soon to test the samples collected. The statement  shared on the Lagos State Government website reads; “We have 3,000 samples collected but we have not been able to carry the test because of the global shortage of reagent for molecular testing. “We are hoping that some of the reagents will be supplied tomorrow and Tuesday. "It would not be out of place to see positive cases in the range of 20 percent out of the 3,000 samples collected. “We are improving the capacity of our isolation facilities in preparation to take care of ...
Lagos State To Activate E-Portals For Tertiary Institutions
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Lagos State To Activate E-Portals For Tertiary Institutions

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved special e-portals that for online lectures, as part of measures put in place to minimize the impact of coronavirus on education. This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, saying that seven schools have been shortlisted to benefit from the initiative. The seven schools are Lagos state university (LASU), Lagos state polytechnic, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Micheal Otedola College of Primary Education, Lagos College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Lagos College of Health Technology and Lagos State College of Nursing and Midwifery. He stressed that this was done to ensure the safety of students and lecturers during this coronavirus by ensuring social distancing and also to assist in maintaining ...
COVID-19: Patients who lie about travel history will be prosecuted – Sanwo-Olu
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COVID-19: Patients who lie about travel history will be prosecuted – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has said patients who lie about their travel history will be prosecuted. He disclosed this during a press briefing at the State House Marina on Monday. He said “These patients do not only endanger their lives but the lives of our front line medical personnel, we already have some names and they will be prosecuted duly”. “We would, therefore, like to appeal to our health workers to raise alarm as soon as they notice anything of sort,” he stated. Sanwo-Olu also announced that from next week Lagos will begin the enforcement of wearing of face mask in public places. The governor said one million of locally made face masks have been contracted to tailors and will be distributed during the week.
FG Begins N20,000 Cash Transfer In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
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FG Begins N20,000 Cash Transfer In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

The Federal Government has begun the conditional transfer of N20,000 to residents of Lagos State as part of efforts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus lockdown. This was revealed on Friday night by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who said he received the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, in his office. Over 160 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Lagos State out of the over 300 infections reported in Nigeria. Sanwo-Olu said the minister’s team was in Lagos to flag-off the conditional cash transfer and supply of relief food materials for the poor and vulnerable including the elderly, internally displaced persons, persons living with disabilities, petty traders, hawkers, labourers, amongst others. The governo...
Lagos State Denies Relaxing Lockdown For Easter Celebrations
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Lagos State Denies Relaxing Lockdown For Easter Celebrations

The Lagos State government has reacted to the news in some quarters that it has relaxed the lockdown in the state for the sake of the Easter celebration. The reaction was conveyed in a Twitter message by the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Mr Gboyega Akosile. Tweeting via @gboyegaakosile, the chief press secretary described as false, a news report in some quarters of the online media, claiming that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has relaxed the state’s lockdown order for Easter celebrations. Akosile, in a short statement, urged Lagosians to disregard the report and treat as another fake news, being spread by some persons to undermine the good work of the Governor in his fight against the novel coronavirus. Akosile said: “the lockdown order was made by the Federa...
Sanwo-Olu Won’t Escape Probe After COVID-19 Pandemic – PDP
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Sanwo-Olu Won’t Escape Probe After COVID-19 Pandemic – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos state chapter has said Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu will be made to account for monies spent during the Coronavirus pandemic. The party also said it has raised almost N500m in cash and materials as part measures aimed at cushioning the lockdown in the state due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The party in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani also described as a ruse the relief packages provided by the Lagos state government to the people of the state. We agree that having physical contacts be eliminated or greatly minimised to stop the pandemic, COVID-19. Unfortunately, this style of lockdown was copied from Europe with a better welfare system for citizens and residents, whereas the Lagos state government has rather ...
Coronavirus: Concerns As Tinubu Fails To Self-isolate After UK Trip
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Coronavirus: Concerns As Tinubu Fails To Self-isolate After UK Trip

There are concerns in Lagos on Wednesday over the health status of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who was seen in public gathering on Tuesday. Many had criticised the former Lagos State governor for failing to self-isolate after returning from a trip to the United Kingdom (UK). Tinubu, who returned to the country last weekend, attended a closed door meeting with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, party leaders and state Assembly lawmakers at the State House, Marina, on Tuesday where he drummed support for the call for the lockdown of Lagos and the country at large over the pandemic. Aside taking pictures with party leaders present, Tinubu’s picture greeting Governor Sanwo-Olu with elbow bump also went viral. Addressing newsmen ...

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