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Again 3-Storey Building Collapses in Lagos

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Monday confirmed the partial collapse of a three-storey building situated at No.6 Olonode Str., Ebute Metta in Lagos. Oke-Osanyintolu said after evacuating all the residents, preliminary report on the collapsed building showed that it had been “severely distressed with the reinforcement’’. […]

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Eid-El-Fitri: Sanwo-Olu Urges Muslims to Continue Peaceful Coexistence in Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has urged Muslims to continue on the path of spirituality and peaceful co-existence among every Lagos resident. Sanwo-Olu in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Saturday, congratulated Muslims in the state on the successful completion of this year’s Ramadan fasting […]

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Lagos Slashes 2020 budget by 21% Due to Coronavirus

By Emmanuel Adigwe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus outbreak, the Lagos State Executive Council has approved review of the state’s 2020 Budget by 21 per cent. Sam Egube, the state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, disclosed this at a press briefing on Thursday in Lagos. Egube emphasized that this […]

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Covid-19: IGP Exempts Medical, Emergency Workers, Journalists from Movement Restrictions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Mohammed Adamu has exempted all essential workers from the restriction of movements, associated with the gradual easing of COVID -19 lockdown across the Federation.  The exemption, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Frank Mba include: the Medical Personnel, Firefighters, Ambulance Services  journalists, among […]

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Alleged N544m Contract Fraud: Judge Scolds EFCC’s Counsel In Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Jude Okeke of an FCT High Court on Thursday urged the EFCC to put its house in order in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The EFCC charged Lawal alongside six others with alleged N544.1 million contract fraud. Also charged are the former SGF, his brother, […]

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NAFDAC Berates Alleged Fake Claims Over Cure For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has berated claims by some individuals to have cure for the ravaging COVID-19. The agency in a statement signed by its Director-General Prof. Moji Adeyeye, challenged that so many claims have been made on social and conventional media, yet, virtually none has […]

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COVID-19: Lagos Traders Reject Fresh Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some traders at the Balogun Lagos Trade Fair Complex market on Monday expressed misgivings on the planned fresh lockdown by the Lagos State government to check the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The traders, who expressed relief for the subsisting three days a week trading period instead of total lockdown that was the […]

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First Batch of Stranded Nigerians In UK Arrive Lagos –Dabiri-Erewa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Nigerians who were stranded in the United Kingdom (UK) due to COVID-19 pandemic have arrived the country. The citizens who were evacuated by the Federal Government (FG) arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos Friday around 01.43 pm Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed the development. Dabiri-Erewa […]

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BREAKING: Orji Kalu Regains Freedom As Supreme Quashes His Conviction, Orders Retrial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has quashed the conviction of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu and ordered retrial of the case. In a unanimous judgement on Friday by a seven-man panel, led by Justice Amina Augie, the Supreme Court held that the Federal High Court in Lagos, convicted  Kalu, his firm […]

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Sad As Lagos Records 2 New Deaths; 82 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is a case of double tragedy in Lagos as the State just recorded two new deaths as well as 82 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known Thursday. Apart from the latest cases, the Commissioner announced that two other patients have died of COVID-19 […]

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Lagos Assembly Tackles Sanwo-Olu; Wants Governor to Account for All COVID-19 Donations, Grants

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday asked Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to account for expenses incurred from donations received in support of the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state. At the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, the House asked Sanwo-Olu to introduce a co-chairman from the executive […]

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BREAKING: Another Petrol Tanker Crashes In Lagos; Residents Rush to Scoop Fuel

By Tajudeen Balogun, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Another fully loaded petrol tanker early Tuesday morning fell on the popular Otedola bridge – inward Isheri/Kara areas, along Lagos – Ibadan express way. The sudden incident made many residents and passers-by to be gripped by fear as nobody knows what follows after, especially those who were attempting […]

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Relaxed Lockdown: Economic Activities Return to Lagos Amid Poor Compliance to Social Distancing

By Niyi Adeyi, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the gradual and phased relaxation of the lockdown take full effect Monday, Lagos state, the commercial center of Nigeria, witnessed a large turnout of people. AFRICAN EXAMINER observed that the economic activities Monday morning started on a low scale at different bus stops in the metropolis, but as time […]

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Lagos Denies Report On Third Term School Resumption

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Saturday debunked a social media report on the resumption of schools for third term activities. Mr Kayode Abayomi, the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education said in a statement that the report alleged that a decision had been purportedly reached with an unnamed ”Honourable Commissioner for Basic […]

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Ibeju Lekki Youths Protest Against Lockdown, Sets Trucks, Vehicles Ablaze

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There were serious protests in Ibeju-Lekki axis of Lagos State on Monday as irate youths and other residents of the area trooped out to protest the continuous lockdown, ordered by the Federal Government in the state. While some of the youths carried placards pleading that the lockdown be stopped, others shouted at […]

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Lagos Announces COVID-19 Test Centers In 20 LGAs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has announced COVID-19 designated test centres in the 20 Local Government Areas of the state. This was made public Sunday via the State Government’s Twitter handle. The tweet clarified that visits to the centres was “strictly” by appointment and not by emergency. For residents to benefit from the service, they have […]

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Impounded Vehicles To Be Released After Lockdown, Lagos Clarifies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government says it will release impounded vehicles to the owners after the lockdown is over. The Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso made the clarification in a statement on Wednesday. Omotosho said that the attention of the state government had been drawn to visits by motorists to […]

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IGP Directs FCT, Lagos, Ogun CPs To Sustain Lockdown Enforcement

…As Sanwo-Olu Describes Relaxing Order Report As Fake By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioners of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun States to sustain the enforcement of the lockdown order given by President Muhammadu Buhari to combat dreaded Coronavirus. […]

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Lagos Records Third Death From COVID-19 Infection

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State has recorded the third death from the dreaded coronavirus. The State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirmed this Wednesday while giving daily update via a post on Twitter. According to the Commissioner, the latest casuality was a 66-year-old Briton who arrived Nigeria March 17, 2020. The tweet read: “Lagos recorded […]

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GOOD NEWS: Lagos Discharges 11 More COVID-19 Patients

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has confirmed the discharge of 11 patients who previously tested positive to COVID-19 from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, said that the patients included two females and nine males, making 18 patients that had been discharged in Lagos […]

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