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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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19: Lagos Begins Advocacy On Face Mask Usage

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government, through its Ministry of Information, says it has embarked on advocacy to different locations across the metropolis to sensitise residents on the importance of face mask usage. Mr Bode Lawal, Assistant Director, Ministry of Information, said in a statement that the exercise, tagged ”Mask-Up-Lagos”, was part of […]

Chinese, 2 Indians, 64 Other COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Ministry of Health has announced the recovery and discharge of 67 COVID-19 patients, including two Indians and a Chinese national. The ministry, through its verified Twitter handle, on Saturday said the patients –  22 females and 45 males – were discharged from the state’s isolation facilities. “Twenty-four are from […]

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 […]

Lagos Discharges 42 More COVID-19 Patients

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Friday announced the recovery and discharge of 42 Coronavirus patients who tested negative twice to the disease. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated in a statement that those who had recovered and discharged in Lagos were now 448. ”Good people of Lagos, 42 more persons; 22 males and 20 […]

Lagos Gas Explosion: Dangote Donates N100m Cement to Victims For Reconstruction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dangote Cement Plc yesterday donated N100 million worth of cement to the Lagos State government, to support the ongoing reconstruction process at the Abule-Ado area of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government of the state, which was affected by a pipeline explosion last weekend. The donation was made by the Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, […]

Lagos Orders Civil Servants to Stay at Home Over COVID19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has ordered the state’s civil servants from Grade Levels 01-12 to stay at home for 14 days, beginning from Monday. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the order while briefing newsmen on the update of Corona Virus Disease on Sunday at Lagos House, Marina. ”In addition to […]

Lagos State Government Confirms First Lassa Fever Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has confirmed the first case in the city of the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever, generally called Lassa Fever. The State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirmed this early hours of Wednesday (today), in a statement. Prof. Abayomi affirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. […]

Activist Drags Lagos State Govt To Court Over Ban On Okada, Tricycles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Activist and a lawyer, Mr. Tope Akinyode, has sued Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for banning commercial motorcycles also called Okada, and commercial tricycles in six Local Government Areas and nine Local Council Development Areas of the State. Akinyode joined the Lagos State Government, the state Attorney-General, the State’s Speaker and its […]

Again, Fire Razes Popular Balogun Market In Lagos

 By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After a week of devastating fire which torched a popular building material – Amu market, in Mushin, a Lagos suburb, a section of prominent Balogun market in Lagos Island Wednesday was also razed down by fire.    Reports said the inferno which started in the morning, actually originated from a […]

Lagos Assembly Passes N1.16 Trillion 2020 Appropriation Bill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed N1.169 trillion 2020 Appropriation Bill for the state. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Nov. 8 presented a budget of N1.168 trillion with the theme “Budget of Reawakening”. The passage followed the report by the joint Committee of the House on Appropriation and Finance, […]

Taskforce To Remove Illegal Structures, Kiosks in Lekki From Dec. 21

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) says from Dec. 21, it will embark on a clean-up exercise by removing illegal structures in Lekki, Lagos. The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, made this known in a statement signed by the agency’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofik. […]

Lagos Seals 24 Pharmacies, Patent Medicine Stores Over Illegal Operation

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government says it has sealed 24 pharmacies and patent medicine stores in various parts of the state for illegal operation and operating beyond scope of pharmaceutical practice. Prof. Akin Abayomi, the state Commissioner for Health, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos. Abayomi said that the enforcement […]

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