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Lagos State Government To Upgrade Massey Children’s Hospital, 56 Roads On The Island
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Lagos State Government To Upgrade Massey Children’s Hospital, 56 Roads On The Island

The Lagos State government said it would upgrade 56 roads and reconstruct drains, street lightings, Massey Children Hospital as part of the ongoing Action Area Plan to reconstruct/upgrade roads and other infrastructure in the state. Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, said this at a stakeholders’ meeting on reconstruction/upgrading of Adeniji Adele Road, Oke Polo/Tata streets on Lagos Island. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure. Adeyoye said the infrastructure renewal/upgrade in the state began about 20 months ago, but that the Lagos Island Area North Action Plan, to upgrade infrastructure and tame flooding on the axis, started six months ...
Lagos To Empower Amputee Single Parent, Relocates Her To Temporary Shelter
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Lagos To Empower Amputee Single Parent, Relocates Her To Temporary Shelter

Lagos State Government, on Monday, said that it has taken over the welfare of Mary Daniel, the 26-year-old homeless amputee and single mother, whose tragic story trended on social media platforms over the weekend. Speaking on the intervention of the State Government, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, stated that the move became necessary in order to protect the physically challenged woman from abuse and risk. According to the Special Adviser, Daniel, an indigene of Ayingba, Kogi State, who just moved to Lagos two weeks ago, hawked table water in traffic in Oshodi to earn a living, is now in temporary protective custody pending when further plans would be concluded by the government to get her an apartment and also empower h...
Lagos Calls For Private Sector Collaboration In Meat, Fish Value Chains
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Lagos Calls For Private Sector Collaboration In Meat, Fish Value Chains

The Lagos State Government has called for private sector investment and collaboration in its agriculture sector, particularly in the Red Meat Value Chain, Artisanal Fisheries and Livestock Feed Mills. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya, who made the call in Lagos over the weekend, explained that this is in line with the State Government’s five-year strategic agriculture roadmap. She noted that the State Government has identified many areas of investment opportunities for the private sector participants, particularly in the three value chains, hence the need for collaboration. According to her, this partnership would increase production in the value chains, stimulate jobs across the value chains, standardise operations in the value chains as well as en...
Lagos To Divert Traffic In Ikeja Due To Red Line Rail Project
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Lagos To Divert Traffic In Ikeja Due To Red Line Rail Project

The Lagos State Government is set to divert the traffic on Adegbola Street, Ikeja for 15 months, commencing from Sunday 11th April, 2021, in readiness for the construction of Ikeja Overpass, Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red Line Project. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, @dr_oladeinde, said the diversion is in continuation of the construction of an Overpass Rail Line Bridge and necessary to ensure the safety of road users and contractors against accident during the construction period. @dr_oladeinde disclosed that motorists from Computer Village and Simbiat Abiola Way heading towards Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway will be diverted to Akinremi Street to link Oshifila Street and make their way through the Rail Level Crossing to their desired destinations. The Tran...
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...
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 ...
LASG Raises Team To Meet FG Towards Rehabilitation Of Badagry Expresway
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LASG Raises Team To Meet FG Towards Rehabilitation Of Badagry Expresway

At the end of the yearly Executive-Legislative Parley of Lagos State Government on continued Reconstruction of Lagos Badagry Expressway; 1. Lagos CONFAB raises 7 - Man Team to meet Federal Government headed by Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat. 2. The Committee is expected to give feedback to the State Government within weeks for further action. 3. A resolution was reached to engage the Federal Government on the Long-Drawn-Out rehabilitation work on Lagos Badagry Expressway. 4. FERMA currently announced 88% completion on the ongoing rehabilitation works of a section of the Lagos Badagry Expressway. 5. The Project Contractors (Wizchino Engineering Ltd) are fast-tracking the implementation of the the project from Igboelerin to Agbara according to Mr Rufus Onimisi, FERMA Sou...
Lagos State Government Shuts 16 Illegal Pharmacies
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Lagos State Government Shuts 16 Illegal Pharmacies

Lagos State Taskforce on Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods has shut 16 illegal, substandard and unregistered pharmacies, patent medicine stores and premises at Ajegunle and Alaba-Suru axis of Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State. The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, who disclosed this on Tuesday while reviewing reports of the monitoring, inspection and enforcement exercise carried out by the Task Force, through the Pharmaceutical Inspectorate Unit (PIU) of the Pharmaceutical Services Directorate of the Ministry of Health, stated that sealing of the affected pharmacies and patent medicine stores was in accordance with the provisions of Section C34 of the Counterfeit, Fake Drugs and Unwholesome Processed Foods Miscellaneous Provisio...
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...
Lagos Must Prove Seyi Tinubu Doesn’t Control Tollgates — Bode George
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Lagos Must Prove Seyi Tinubu Doesn’t Control Tollgates — Bode George

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has called on the Lagos State Government to prove that the son of an All Progressives Congress leader, Seyi Tinubu, does not own or control the Lekki tollgate. George called on the Lagos State Government to do this by honouring Freedom of Information requests and revealing the terms of agreement between the Lekki Concession Company and the state government. The PDP chieftain said this in a statement on Friday titled, “We Must Withdraw from the Brink”. He said the state government must address allegations that Tinubu’s son and his former Chief of Staff, Sunday Dare, who is now the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, control the tollgate. The PDP chieftain recalled that the state gover...
Lagos Auctions Forfeited Vehicles, Sells Toyota Corolla For ₦6.5 Million
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Lagos Auctions Forfeited Vehicles, Sells Toyota Corolla For ₦6.5 Million

Describing it as corrective, the Lagos State government, last week, auctioned vehicles impounded by the state’s task force for flouting traffic regulations, especially driving against traffic. The offenders were earlier charged to a mobile court and their vehicles forfeited to the government. On Wednesday, the state’s Ministry of Justice and the Lagos State Task Force offered the over 100 vehicles to highest bidders. One of the exotic cars up for auction, a red Toyota Corolla car, went for N6.5 million as the stake kept rising against the determined car owner’s decision to have his prized vehicle back, which The Guardian learnt belonged to a company. From an opening bid of N750,000, the bid kept jerking up as the crowd of auctioneers, agents, buyers and the car owner tried to ...
Lagos State Govt Demolish Some Properties In Banana Island For Flouting Building Laws
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Lagos State Govt Demolish Some Properties In Banana Island For Flouting Building Laws

The Lagos State Enforcement Team has demolished some structures in Banana Island in Lagos state over the non-compliance to the state building laws and regulations. The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako, who supervised the demolition, said the enforcement became necessary because the State Government felt there was a need to do something to halt the growing illegality. Salako said the State Government has noticed that many residents are building without due recourse to state agencies for approval. The five places visited by the Lagos State Enforcement Team led by Salako had earlier been served stop-work notice by the Lagos State Building Control Agency. Despite the stop-work notice, construction works were still ongoing in two while the oth...
LASG Stops Approval Of Land Extension Into The Lagoon At Banana Island, Osborne
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LASG Stops Approval Of Land Extension Into The Lagoon At Banana Island, Osborne

The Lagos State Government has issued a suspension order on all approvals in respect of land extensions into the Lagoon at Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore, Ikoyi. A statement jointly signed by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. @idreezsalako and his counterpart in the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development,  Arc. Kabiru Ahmed Abdullahi, noted that there has been increasing and continuing degradation of the Lagos shoreline as a result of indiscriminate illegal dredging, reclamation and land extensions into the Lagos Lagoon. The statement said, “Of particular concern to the State Government are the extensions being illegally carried out at Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore, Ikoyi”, pointing out that such land reclamation and extension a...
Lagos Bans Trucks, Trailers On Roads In Day Time
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Lagos Bans Trucks, Trailers On Roads In Day Time

Lagos State government has banned trucks and trailers from plying roads in the state during day time, saying that trucks and trailers are now restricted to night operations on dedicated routes between the hours of 9 pm to 6 am daily in order to avert rising massacre on roads during the daytime. The State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, made this known during a meeting with stakeholders in Ikeja, on Wednesday, appealing to stakeholders to cooperate with the state government to remedy the situation. Oladeinde said the move was necessary as the Apapa area of the state has been rendered less profitable for investors due to the gridlock and activities of truck drivers along the axis. “This move was taken for the betterment of all Lagosians and also to avoid the...
Third Mainland Bridge To Be Closed For 3 Days, From January 30 – February 1
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Third Mainland Bridge To Be Closed For 3 Days, From January 30 – February 1

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to totally close the Third Mainland Bridge to all traffic for three days, from Saturday, January 30 - February 1, 2021, to enable completion of repair works on the double-sized expansion joints without any interruptions. #LASG. In a statement issued today, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, assured that the bridge repair works are being done assiduously to ensure that the set deadline for reopening the entire bridge to motorists is met. Oladeinde advised motorists driving from Ogudu, Alapere and Gbagada to use Ikorodu Road, Jibowu and Yaba as alternative routes. While Iyana-Oworonsoki bound traffic from the Lagos Island, Iddo, Oyingbo, Adekunle and Yaba should use Herbert Macaulay Way, Jibowu...
Man Found Dead In His Car In Lagos
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Man Found Dead In His Car In Lagos

A yet-to-be-identified man was found dead in his car along the CMD Magodo road in Lagos state on Friday, January 22. A statement from the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the agency received an emergency call and when the staff arrived at the scene, they found a lone driver who had apparently "slumped at the wheel." The vital signs of the man was checked and he was confirmed dead. Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Gboyega Akosile, wrote on Twitter; "The @followlasema paramedic team responded to a distress call and upon arrival met a lone driver who had apparently slumped at the wheel. The patient’s vital signs were checked, pulse was absent, pupils were fixed and dilated, patient was dead a...
Panic As Lagos Landlords Put Houses For Sale Over Red Rail Demolition
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Panic As Lagos Landlords Put Houses For Sale Over Red Rail Demolition

The 37km North-South rail project tagged the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line is expected to cut through Ebute-Meta to Agbado in Ogun State, moving more than one million passengers on a daily trip. TOLA ADENUBI reports that with the impeding demolition of buildings just a month away, some affected property owners have started putting up their houses for sale, among other panicky decisions. The first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) popularly called the Red Line is expected to run through Oyingbo to Agbado in Ogun State, cutting through residential and office buildings in Mushin, Yaba, Ikeja and other densely-populated locations in Lagos State. In a bid to reduce the impact of the demolition (which is just a month away) of structures along the right of way of the...
You Are A Thief – DJ Switch Slams Lagos State Government
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You Are A Thief – DJ Switch Slams Lagos State Government

Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has slammed the Lagos state government over the order it recently secured from a mobile court to auction 88 cars seized from traffic offenders in the state. On Monday, January 18, the Chairman of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, CSP Shola Jejeloye, announced that the unit had secured a Court Order from the state mobile court authorising it to publicly auction the vehicles from residents found guilty of contravening the One-Way Traffic Law. He disclosed that the public auction would hold in line with COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, 20th of January, 2021, at the Agency's Car Park (Behind Shoprite), Alausa, Ikeja. Read here. Reacting to this development, DJ Switch who gained international attention when ...
Smart City: LASG To Light Up Lagos With LED Street Lights
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Smart City: LASG To Light Up Lagos With LED Street Lights

As part of its commitments in transforming the Lagos business terrain into smart city, Lagos state government has concluded arrangements towards replacing the existing street lighting system into a smarter and more efficient LED street light. The Streetlight Retrofit Project was unanimously approved by the Executive Council as part of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of Mr. Babajide Sanwo Olu led-administration, which will make the state a 21st century economy as it leverages on private sector partnerships to accelerate infrastructure interventions. The Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources, Engr. Olalere Odusote, who represented Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo Olu noted that the state has executed a streetlight Infrastructure agreement with LEDCO Limited for the retrofi...
Lagos To Give Ndubuisi Kanu A Befitting Burial – Sanwo-Olu
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Lagos To Give Ndubuisi Kanu A Befitting Burial – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday said the State Government would participate fully in all the programmes leading to the final burial of the former Military Governor of the State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (rtd). He said the State has set up a four-man committee led by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, to work with the deceased family and other stakeholders to immortalise and give late Ndubuisi Kanu a befitting passage of exit. Ndubuisi Kanu, an elder statesman and leader of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) died on Wednesday at 77. Speaking during a condolence visit to the family of Ndubuisi Kanu at the deceased residence in Victoria Island, Lagos, Governor Sanwo-Olu who was accompanied by his deputy, Dr. Obafemi H...
COVID-19: Many Lagos Civil Servants Test Positive, Govt Orders Work Rotation
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COVID-19: Many Lagos Civil Servants Test Positive, Govt Orders Work Rotation

The Lagos State Government has raised the alarm over the increasing rate at which civil servants test positive for COVID-19. The Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, in a memo addressed to all accounting officers, said they should come up with duty rosters to stem the outbreak of COVID-19 in their respective ministries, departments and agencies. He said the rosters should be prepared with an officer having to report for duty at most twice a month. The memo read, “I wish to note with deep concern the spate at which officers are testing positive for COVID 19 and hereby enjoins all accounting officers to come up with duty rosters to stem the outbreak in your respective MDAs. “The roster should be prepared with an officer having to report for duty at most (one week) twice a mo...
#EndSars: Lagos Lost N2.5billion To Lekki Tollgate Closure In 95 Days
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#EndSars: Lagos Lost N2.5billion To Lekki Tollgate Closure In 95 Days

The Lagos State Government has lost at least N2.5bn in projected revenue due to the closure of the Lekki toll plaza and the Ikoyi Link Bridge toll plaza in the last 95 days, The PUNCH has learnt. The figure was obtained from the daily and monthly targets set for the tollgates by the Lagos State Government, which owns the tollgates but is being managed by the Lekki Concession Company. The Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge is expected to generate about N10m daily, while the Lekki toll plaza is not expected to generate less than N16.6m a day. This implies that the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge has lost N950m, while the Lekki toll plaza has lost N1.5bn. This newspaper reported on October 19, 2020 that N234m was lost during the closure of the tollgates in the first nine days of the #EndSARS pro...
#EndSARS: Lagos State Government Pays For Forensic Examination Of Lekki Toll Gate
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#EndSARS: Lagos State Government Pays For Forensic Examination Of Lekki Toll Gate

Lagos State Government has paid forensic experts to unearth the truth of what happened at the Lekki toll gate on October 20, 2020. Chairman of the Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims police brutality, Justice Doris Okuwobi, disclosed this on Tuesday while ruling on an application filed by the Lekki Concession Company. The LCC is seeking permission to have access to the toll plaza for the purpose of evaluating the damage done at the toll gate in order to commence the necessary repairs. Speaking further, Justice Okuwobi also disclosed that the forensic experts would have commenced its work earlier but for the holidays which made it difficult for the experts to get access to relevant documents and exhibits which have previously been tendered before the panel. ...
Lagos Orders Removal Of Unapproved Street Gates To Ease Traffic
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Lagos Orders Removal Of Unapproved Street Gates To Ease Traffic

The Lagos State Government has ordered the removal of unapproved street gates in communities to ease traffic. This was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, titled ‘LASG issues 7-day removal notice to communities with unapproved street gates’. The commissioner explained that the gates and structures installed without prior approval from the Ministry of Transportation contravened the provisions of the State Traffic Laws and Regulations. Oladeinde stressed that the ministry, in conjunction with Local Government and Community Affairs, has the regulatory authority on the installation of gates towards enhancing traffic management on the inner roads while protecting the lives and property of the affected communities. The statemen...
Ibrahim Taiwo, Officer Representing Army At Lagos Judicial Panel, Promoted To Major-General
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Ibrahim Taiwo, Officer Representing Army At Lagos Judicial Panel, Promoted To Major-General

Ibrahim Taiwo, the officer representing the Nigerian army at the panel the Lagos state government set up to probe the Lekki shooting has been promoted from brigadier-general to a major-general. Soldiers had, on October 20, forcefully dispersed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate and this led to an outcry. Following the protest to end police brutality, the Lagos government set up the panel to look into allegations of rights abuses by the police special anti-robbery squad (SARS). But the shooting of protesters at Lekki has been on the forefront at the panel, and Taiwo, commander of the army 81 division intelligence brigade, has been the one making a defence for the soldiers’ action. According to military sources, Taiwo was elevated to the rank of a major-general after ...
From Denial To Blame Game — Army And Lagos State Government Spat On Lekki Shooting
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From Denial To Blame Game — Army And Lagos State Government Spat On Lekki Shooting

“FAKE NEWS” – That was the Nigerian Army’s first response to reports that its personnel opened fire at the #EndSARS protest ground in Lekki, Lagos state. The army shared a picture of a post claiming that soldiers were directed “to shoot at peaceful, unarmed #EndSARS protesters” at the tollgate, stamping it with “FAKE NEWS”, its usual signature to debunk whatever it considers unfavourable. But with time, it became clear that the army might have a different definition of “fake news” from the common reference to misinformation and disinformation. Between the time it shared the first post and Saturday, when it appeared before the Lagos panel of enquiry, the army has debunked 18 social media posts relating to the incident – but it has also gone ahead to admit most of them. Likew...
Lagos State Government To Establish Butchers’ Academy
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Lagos State Government To Establish Butchers’ Academy

The Lagos State Government says it will establish a butchers’ academy in order to train new and existing butchers in global best practices on slaughtering in the red meat value chain in the State. The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya stated this today during the test run of a new semi-mechanised abattoir under the Public-Private Partnership at Bariga area of the State. Olusanya said that the academy would attract youths into the sector through the adoption of technology and in an effort to make them the next generation of butchers. In her words: “We have what we call the butchers’ academy coming up where we want to train our existing butchers for them to see the best global practices around slaughtering. We want to start bringing in graduates and the youth to ...
Governors, Traditional Rulers Demand Special Protection For SW’s Economy
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Governors, Traditional Rulers Demand Special Protection For SW’s Economy

The threat posed by the recent destruction of key public assets to the economy of the Southwest has brought up a Peace Dialogue in which political leaders, traditional rulers and leaders of thought across the region came together to discuss the way forward. Lagos State Government hosted the dialogue, which was at the instance of all the six Governors of the Southwest states, to forge a common front with traditional institutions in addressing the issues that led to the recent nationwide youth demonstration, which ended in violence that shook the region to its foundation. President Muhammadu Buhari was represented at the event by his Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. Also, all serving members of the Federal Executive Council (FE) C) from the region and Inspector General of Pol...
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EndSARS: Youth Reps Pull Out Of Lagos Judicial Panel After CBN Freeze Accounts

The youth representatives at the Lagos Judicial Panel refused to sit during Saturday’s session. The Judicial Panel of Inquiry was set up by the Lagos State Government, to probe the Lekki toll gate shootings and several complaints of human rights abuses against members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). However, after Central Bank obtained a court order to freeze the bank accounts of Adegoke Pamilerin and Bolatito Oduala, popularly known as Rinu alongside 17 others linked to the EndSARS protests, the youth reps boycotted today’s sitting. Anakle CEO, Editi Effiong, who was present at the venue tweeted the updates. “The youth panel members are NOT here. They’re pulling out in protest as one of the members’ (@SavvyRinu) bank account was frozen by @cenbank. “...
COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Students Test Positive
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COVID-19 Hits Queen’s College Lagos As Students Test Positive

Lagos State Government has confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in a secondary boarding school on the mainland. A member of the school's staff was confirmed positive for COVID-19 on the 2' of November. Contact tracing has revealed that a student and four contacts of the staff member are positive for COVID-19. The staff member fell ill for a few days and received first aid at the school clinic. She subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday 2nd of November at the Lagos State Biobank. The Lagos State COVID-19 Incident Command System through the Emergency Operation Center is investigating the incident, and we would like to assure members of the public and stakeholders of the school that the situation is completely under control. Steps are being taken to contain the spread ...
#EndSARS Protesters Not Recognised By Law – LASG’s Counsel Tells Judicial Panel
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#EndSARS Protesters Not Recognised By Law – LASG’s Counsel Tells Judicial Panel

Counsel to the Lagos State government, Mr Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), on Friday, told the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the Lekki Tollgate shootings that #EndSARS protesters were a body not recognised by law. Owonikoko made the submission after Mr Adesina Ogunlana announced his appearance to the panel as the counsel representing the EndSARS protesters. Ogunlana had informed the panel that he would be cross-examining Mr Abayomi Omomuwasan, the Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company (LCC). Omomuwasan was appearing before the panel to testify on the Oct. 20 shooting of #EndSARS protesters by members of the Nigerian military at the Lekki tollgate. “To the best of my knowledge, there is no body called #EndSARS protesters and we know that a lawyer must adjudicate based on in...
Lagos State Government Urges Calm, Warns Against Fresh Protests
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Lagos State Government Urges Calm, Warns Against Fresh Protests

LASG URGES LAGOSIANS TO REMAIN PEACEFUL The @followlasg has urged all Lagosians to shun any act that may threaten the peace of our dear state, which is battling to recover from the shock of the carnage unleashed by hoodlums who hid under the #EndSARS protests. Even as we are still counting our painful losses in lives and property, there are hints of a new protest. The police have warned that no protest will be tolerated. Any protest under any guise will be disrespectful to the memory of those who died in the violence and unfair to ordinary Lagosians, who have remained peaceful, despite the hardship that the original protests sparked. It is clear that the original protests, despite their good intentions, have caused more havoc than they were planned to resolve. The Govern...
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...
Sanwo-Olu To Flag Off 18.74km Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway Project
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Sanwo-Olu To Flag Off 18.74km Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway Project

A new motoring experience is on the way on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway with the Lagos State Government’s plan to rebuild the major road. The flag-off of the reconstruction and upgrade of the important road is Sunday, November 1, 2020. Speaking during an inspection of the road earlier today, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engineer Aramide Adeyoye, said that despite the economic recession, dwindling financial resources occasioned by the COVID 19 pandemic and the most recent unwarranted violence unleashed on government infrastructure, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu remains focused on promoting economic prosperity through the provision of sustainable road infrastructure throughout the State. Mrs. Adeyoye said Governor Sanwo-Olu will fla...
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 Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday
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Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month. Disclosing this today, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo said that this has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children. “We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the State Government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.” She stressed. “We recommend that when schools r...
Get Your Facts Right On Amotekun – Sanwo-Olu Tells Gani Adams
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Get Your Facts Right On Amotekun – Sanwo-Olu Tells Gani Adams

The Lagos State Government on Monday said Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo did not get his facts right when claimed that the state government has refused to sign the Amotekun bill into law. Adams during an interview at the weekend had said while the other five states in the South-West had signed the Amotekun bill into law, only Lagos state has refused to do so for inexplicable reasons. “The process of Amotekun started in July 2019 and the South-West governors agreed to establish Amotekun. Five governors in the South-West have signed the bill of Amotekun into law but Lagos State has not signed its bill into law” Adams had said. But speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Gbenga Omotosho, the Commissioner for Information said the state government passed the bill into Law ...
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...
‘Turn Back Your Children And Husband If They Bring Back Unaccounted Goods –  Buhari To Wives, Families On Looting
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‘Turn Back Your Children And Husband If They Bring Back Unaccounted Goods – Buhari To Wives, Families On Looting

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked parents and guardians not to encourage their children and wards to partake in the nationwide looting, destruction of property. “Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way, wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home,” the President said. This statement is coming just as the judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government and other states start sitting on Monday to look into the pillage that ensued following a rather abrupt halt to the #EndSARS protests across the country. President Buhari in a statement on Sunday expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were mu...
Buhari Avoiding The Lekki Incident Until The Facts Are Established – Garba Shehu
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Buhari Avoiding The Lekki Incident Until The Facts Are Established – Garba Shehu

As the Judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government, one of the more dozen states to do so, starts sitting on Monday, President @MBuhari has expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered and property owners whose assets were vandalized and looted. The President, who said he had all along avoided going into a debate about the Lekki Toll Gate incidents until all the facts are established, appealed to the people all over the country to maintain peace and brotherhood as the machinery of the government and the wheel of justice turn against the perpetrators of murder, arson, stealing, rape, assault and malicious damage to public and private property. Th...
Lagos Government Condemns The Vandalization Of The Palliatives Warehouse At Maza Maza
Crime

Lagos Government Condemns The Vandalization Of The Palliatives Warehouse At Maza Maza

Lagos State Government has today condemned the vandalization of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages donated to the State government by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) group. The State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on September 22nd 2020 formally taken receipt of the food palliatives from the CACOVID team meant for distribution to the indigent. The Government notes that the warehouse in question is not State owned and its usage was made available to the CaCOVID group. The State Government had been allowed to commence rebagging of food items allotted to it from the quantities meant for South West States. The rebagging was being done to account for each beneficiary receipt, as was required and monitored by the CACOVID team. ...
Lagos Shuts Down All State Owned Broadcast Stations
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Lagos Shuts Down All State Owned Broadcast Stations

The Lagos State Government has shut down all its broadcast stations, which include Lagos Television, Eko FM, Radio Lagos and Traffic Radio. It was gathered that the decision was taken as a safety measure since irate youths had started to attack public and private facilities in reaction to the shooting of unarmed End SARS protesters at Lekki by soldiers on Tuesday night. It was learnt that hoodlums were around the compound accommodating the state-owned broadcast stations. Earlier, youths had invaded Television Continental at Ikosi, Ketu and set vehicles ablaze. The attack forced the station to go off air.
Police Bans Protests, Gatherings & Processions In Lagos State
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Police Bans Protests, Gatherings & Processions In Lagos State

PRESS STATEMENT, LAGOS STATE COMMAND. DATED 20TH OCTOBER, 2020. Due to the new development of violent attacks on police officers and men and formations including innocent Nigerians in Lagos State, and the 24 hour curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government with effect from 4pm of today 20th October, 2020, the Lagos State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that henceforth no protest or gathering or procession, under whatever guise, is permitted within Lagos State. In the light of the above, all security agencies have deployed adequate personnel to take charge and enforce the curfew across the state. In the same vein, the command regrets to confirm the setting ablaze of Orile Police State today at about 10am, where some of our policemen were critically injured ...
EndSARS: Lagos Closes All Schools Indefinitely
Education

EndSARS: Lagos Closes All Schools Indefinitely

The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti- SARS protests. Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who issued the directive today, said the safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period. She however advised parents to keep an eye on their wards and not allow them to be used as willing tools in the hands of those who might want to hijack the protests to unleash mayhem on the society. The Commissioner also encouraged schools to utilize other means of distance teaching and learning i.e radio, television and online media as they have been doing during and post the recent COVID-19 lockdown.According to Ade...
Lagos loses N234m to tollgates’ closure
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Lagos loses N234m to tollgates’ closure

The Lagos State Government has lost at least N234m to the closure of tollgates as the #EndSARS protests on the Island enters its 9th day, The PUNCH has learnt. However, the state has continued to generate money from adverts at the toll plazas. The figure was obtained from the daily and monthly targets set for the tollgates by the government, which owns the tollgates, which are being managed by the Lekki Concession Company. A Lagos State commissioner, who wished to remain anonymous, told our correspondent that the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge was expected to generate about N10m daily, while the Admiralty Circle Plaza along the Lekki-Epe Expressway was not expected to generate less than N16.6m a day.
EndSARS: Lagos Sets Up ₦200m Compensation Fund For Police Brutality Victims
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EndSARS: Lagos Sets Up ₦200m Compensation Fund For Police Brutality Victims

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the setting up of a N200 million fund to compensate families of victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killings. Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this while addressing the EndSARS protesters at the Lagos House of Assembly gate, Alausa, Ikeja. The compensation fund will be completely supervised by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) appointed by members of the public. Sanwo-Olu called on the protesers to send the list of everyone that had fatal encounters with SARS in Lagos. He said that government would identify the families and ensure that they were compensated. The governor said that he fully identified with the EndSARS struggle, knowing that many youth had been battered, and he felt their pain. He said tha...
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...
LASG Reassures Boat Passengers Of Safety
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LASG Reassures Boat Passengers Of Safety

The Lagos State Government has reassured boat passengers of their safety on the waterways, urging residents and business owners to embrace alternative means of transportation which LAGFERRY is providing. The Managing Director, Director, Mr. AbdoulBaq Ladi Balogun, Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), gave the assurance today during the celebration of the company's 100,000th passenger at the Ipakodo Terminal, Ikorodu, saying "Today we are very happy reaching another milestone of commuting our 100,000th passenger on the 124th day of our operations, since the commissioning of our boats by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in February 2020". He expressed his appreciation to Governor Sanwo-Olu for his unflinching support and the passengers for their continuous patronage and loyalty, stressing that ...
“What is this joke” – Falz reacts to Lagos state government implementation of 5 percent levy on all audio and visual content
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“What is this joke” – Falz reacts to Lagos state government implementation of 5 percent levy on all audio and visual content

Nigerian rapper and actor, Falz has reacted to the Lagos state government's implementation of 5 percent levy on all audio and visual content on all physical and digital platforms. In the notice addressed to the Managing Director of Iroko TV, the Lagos State Government requested for the "immediate payment of 5% levy on all audio and visual content produced, sold, distributed, marketed, exhibited, streamed, downloaded and shared across all physical and digital platform situate, lying and being within the state." Reacting to this, Falz described it as a joke. He wrote "What is this joke?".

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