Showing posts with label Lagos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lagos. Show all posts

Monday, 6 July 2020

FG to close 3rd mainland bridge for six months beginning from July 24

The Federal Ministry of Works says it will be closing the ever-busy 3rd mainland bridge in Lagos for a period of six months beginning from July 24.
Disclosing this to newsmen today July 6, the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, said consultations are currently ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8 km bridge. According to Popoola, the repair works would start on the outward mainland section of the bridge. He said the Ministry is already working with relevant agencies to ensure the free flow of traffic during the period.

The bridge has gone through a series of repair works and was last shut in August 2018 for a three-day investigative maintenance check.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Six dead, two missing as boat going to Ikorodu capsizes in Lagos(photos)

Six persons were confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday, while two passengers were declared missing after a commercial boat enroute Ikorodu, Lagos, capsized in the wee hours of Friday, 3rd of July, 2020 at Ipakodo ferry terminal.

The six adult females that lost their lives to the incident were later recovered by local divers. The boat captain and his assistant could not be found as search and rescue effort is ongoing to recover the victims. All efforts by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Team to get the manifest of the boat proved abortive as the LASWA Officials at Ikorodu jetty could not establish the number of passengers on board from Ebute – Ero. The 20 capacity passenger boat with the name LALEK MARINE, is suspected to have left Ebute Ero jetty around 8 p.m, which is two hours after approved sailing time of 6 p.m.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Lagos state government to impose new lockdown over increasing COVID-19 cases

With the increasing number of Coronavirus cases in Lagos state, the government has warned about another lockdown to avoid further escalation.

Speaking to journalists at a media briefing, Prof Akin Abayomi, said the government would not hesitate to impose another lockdown if the COVID-19 cases continue to sky rocket. “We believe we are managing a delicate balance between the public health crisis and the economic livelihood of Lagosians. If things are getting out of hand, we will certainly consider another lockdown,” he said. “We are in the middle of the outbreak and we have not even peaked yet, and so the cases are still rising. We still expect to see a lot more cases in the next one month or two. I would use this platform to remind Lagosians that we have not yet peaked and Lagos is still going through the active community transmission of COVID-19. “I think what may be giving you a false sense of security or confidence is that we say most people have mild to moderate disease. While that may be so, between three and five per cent of Lagosians that catch this infection have an extremely severe to critical form of COVID-19 and the risk of dying in that percentage is extremely high. “Two to five per cent may seem like a small percentage, but even one per cent of 25 million people is a lot of Lagosians. We are not prepared to lose 250,000 Lagosians and we certainly will not even like to contemplate that number. “So I appeal to Lagosians, particularly people who we believe are in the vulnerable category; anybody over the age of 50 or 55 with underlying medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity or any other medical condition that interferes with their immune system, they are extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. “And the young people may be going out there with mild to moderate disease but they certainly go home in the evening and expose their parents and grandparents to the vulnerabilities. “So I appeal to Lagosians, keep practising the social distancing measures and I hope these practices will help to flatten the curve and protect certain vulnerable members of the community.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Lagos state government suspends the reopening of churches and mosques

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the planned reopening of religious centers in the state.
Recall that on June 4, the state governor announced that religious centers will be allowed to open for worship provided they follow the COVID-19 guidelines. He said Mosques will be allowed to resume worship on June 19 while churches in the state will be allowed to conduct services from Sunday, June 21.
However at a press briefing this afternoon, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the reopening of worship centers has been suspended. He said the decision is based on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
With 7319 confirmed cases, Lagos state has remained the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu Lifts Ban On Event Centres

The ban imposed on event centres in the Hospitality and Tourism industry by the Lagos state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, due to the spread of COVID-19 in the state has been lifted.

Lagos State Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, made this known during a live Instagram session on Sunday.

She explained that event centres are free to re-open for business provided they have registered with the state government through its newly introduced Register-to-Open initiative.

Responding to speculations relating to whether the number of persons allowed would exceed 20 persons, Akinbile-Yusuf, explained that at-most one-fifth of the capacity of the centre should house not more than 500 persons.

She said: “This depends on the size of the event hall, if it is going to one-fifth of the normal occupancy level of each venue, then that is fine but no matter how big the event hall, it cannot occupy more than 500 people at a time, that is what the guideline says. “This is not about 20 individuals in a building now, what we are saying is that one can have at-most one-fifth of the capacity of the hall. If you have a large event hall that can accommodate as many as 5,000, the maximum one cannot exceed is more than 500 at a time.”

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Popular American Singer Akon Visits Idumota Market In Lagos State

The American singer known as Akon who is currently in Nigeria, was spotted yesterday in Idumota market in Lagos having fun with market people.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Woman Stabs Husband’s Lover With Broken Bottle In Lagos (photos)

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A housewife, Amudat Shosanya, was yesterday arraigned before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stabbing her husband’s lover with a broken bottle.

Mrs Shosanya, who hails from Kwara State, was said to have stabbed Remilekun Adeshina on the head, neck, hand and fingers.

The accused, it was learnt, has been married to her husband, Wasiu for eight years without a child.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Three Lagos Pilgrims Abscond In Jerusalem

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Three pilgrims from Lagos State who went for this year’s pilgrimage in Jerusalem, Israel have absconded, PM News investigation reveals. The absconded pilgrims include one female and two male.

Sources in Jerusalem confided in their reporter that the female pilgrim was the first to abscond few days after arriving the holy land for the 10 days spiritual exercise.

One other male pilgrim also absconded few days after the female pilgrim was declared missing, while the last one ran away shortly after the thanksgiving service to mark the departure of the pilgrims from Jerusalem back to Nigeria two days ago.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Bus Burning At Technoil Filling Station, Ojodu, Lagos (Photos)

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According to Nelson Ogandje who shared the news,a commercial bus parked over two hours at Technoil Filling Station,Ojodu suddenly caught fire.He wrote....

Friday, 2 December 2016

Vehicle Skips Off Bridge, Falls Into Lagoon In Lagos

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This incident happened at Alagbole bridge located on the outskirts of Lagos this morning. According to @Official_bolu, the vehicle was driven by a woman.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

"Runaway Bride Found In A Lagos Hotel With Her Ex Boyfriend On Her Wedding Day"

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A bride failed to show up at her wedding last Saturday at Ikeja, Lagos, which led to the cancellation of the ceremony, leaving both families and devastated groom reeling in shock. According to twitter user, Fofo, who narrated the incident, the runaway bride was later found in a hotel room with her ex boyfriend, same hotel the whole family lodged in.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

FAAN Launches Lagos Airport Automated Car Park

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has launched the Lagos Airport automated car park. This modern car park is located at the Domestic Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. According to Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu who is FAAN’s Acting General Manager, Corporate Affairs, the newly acquired facility would generate more revenue for the country.

The Managing Director of FAAN, Mr. Saleh Dunoma, also said; “This modern facility is uniquely designed to ensure that parking fees are paid at the payment booths by its end-users before they exit the car park unlike in the past when they were paying at the entry point. This facility also has a special billing system which is programmed to give the end-users the exact amount for time spent at the parking lots. The inauguration of this facility is in line with FAAN’s desire to give passengers and airport users improved air travel experience in line with global best practices.”

New Look Of Lekki Roundabouts (photos,video)

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 To Governor Ambode of Lagos state is the 'only and best' governor in Nigeria.Despite all his numerous standard capital projects,I don't think he is owing civil servants.You can not tell me a governor is doing well while his workers/pensioners are owed.Below are photos of the new face of Lekki Roundabouts under Gov Ambode.Isn't this great?Oga Ambo you too much!

Secondary school teacher thrown into prison for flogging student till she bled in Lagos [PHOTO]

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A secondary school teacher, Sunday Adeshina, has been thrown into Kirikiri prison in Lagos State after he reportedly flogged a female student until she started bleeding.

Adeshina was said to have flogged a 14-year-old SS3 student identified as Onyinye Nwakaeme, on the head when she could not give a correct answer to questions he asked her during a class.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Burial Parade For DSP Mayowa Ojerinde At Iyana Ipaja, Lagos

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 Burial Parade For Late DSP Mayowa Ojerinde at Iyana Ipaja, Lagos

Monday, 21 November 2016

Dangote Truck Drives Into Pole In Mushin, Lagos.

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LRU to the rescue of a Dangote truck on Agege Motor Road, by challenge bus stop opposite Mobil filling station, Mushin.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Militants Kidnap 13 Farmers In Lagos

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SUSPECTED Kidnappers, who are militants, have abducted 13 farmers in Lagos State.

 The militants, who were dressed in military uniforms, abducted the farmers around Igbodu-Isiwo Road, a farm settlement in Epe.

Those abducted were made up of seven farmers and six labourers.

Why The "7-Year-Old Boy" Was Killed In Lagos

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First of all the boy in question is not 7 years old as broadcasted by everyone on the Internet but a small man who is in his mid twenties. I wondered how such a person can be 7 years old because I watched so many of his pictures and videos where he was being lynched by the mob, I was sure he wasnt less than 20 years from what I observed and saw...

Thursday, 17 November 2016

17-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide In Lagos After Lover Dumped Her For Another

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A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday granted N300,000 bail to Emeka Ajezu for allegedly causing the death of his lover who drank sniper insecticide.

Chief Magistrate Ipaye Nwachukwu also ordered the accused to produce two sureties in like sum.

Ajezu, 33, a resident of Monkey Village, Maza-Maza, Lagos, had pleaded not guilty to a charge of “causing death by negligence.”

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande, told the court that Ajezu was dating 17-year-old Chisome Ekwere, and got her pregnant.

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