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

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Ignore Lagos govt’s directive, don’t reopen – Pastor Tunde Bakare warns churches

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC) has advised churches to ignore the Lagos State Government’s directive to reopen on Sunday, August 9.

Bakare, during an online sermon on Sunday, queried the decision to reopen the worship centres when the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said that the COVID-19 pandemic would peak in Nigeria in August.

The cleric advised worshippers not to allow any religious leader or government official to lead them like sheep to the slaughter house.

Saturday, 1 August 2020


Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the re-opening of places of worship in Lagos, starting from Aug 7.The Governor also increases public gatherings capacity from 20 to 50 people.

The Governor disclosed this during a briefing on COVID-19 at the Lagos House in Marina area of the state.
While mosques will be reopened next week Friday, the governor said churches will follow suit on Sunday, August 9.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Police arrest officer who allegedly shot couple’s car in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has arrested the police officer who allegedly fired a gunshot at a moving vehicle of a couple with their children inside at the Central Business District, Dr Nurudeen Olowopopo Way, in front of Japaul House, Ikeja, Lagos state on Sunday, July 26.

earlier a shared viral video of the damaged car of the couple after the police officer allegedly shot at it circulated online.

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Lagos Govt gives reasons why Shina Pellar’s Quilox, Farm City, Others were shut

The Lagos state government on Monday locked up popular Quillox pool and bar, Ajar, and three other facilities owned by Honorable Shina Pellar representing Iseyin constituency.

Quilox was shut down for violating COVID-19 guidelines and contravening different sections of the State Environmental Law.

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) officials led by Special Assistant to the General Manager, Dr. Adebola Odunsi and the Director, Enforcement, Compliance, and Monitoring, Kayode Bello, visited the facilities on Monday.

Saturday, 11 July 2020

One person confirmed dead, six others rescued after a three storey building collapsed in Lagos (photos)

One person was confirmed dead and six others were rescued after a three-storey building collapsed at number 20 Freeman street in Lagos Island in the early hours of Saturday, July 11.

According to reports, occupants were fast asleep when the building collapsed.

At the time of reporting this, Men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, National Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning, Lagos State Ambulance Services (LASSMBUS) and many others had arrived the scene of the incident. Six persons have been rescued from the rubbles and are currently receiving medical attention while the body of a young boy has been recovered from the rumbles and deposited in a morgue.

“Nine to 10 people are suggested to be living in the building. Efforts are on to rescue the remaining people,” said Ibrahim Farinloye, the Southwest Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

”We don’t want the bridge to collapse”- Ministry of Works speaks on why 3rd mainland bridge is being shut for a period of six months

The Ministry of Works and Housing, says the announced repairs on the third mainland bridge are necessary so as to avert a collapse of the bridge. According to the Ministry, there is no going back in the proposed plan to shut the third mainland bridge for a period of six months beginning from July 24. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, July 8, the Controller of Works, Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, said the bridge was last rehabilitated in 2012 and that it is important repairs are carried out now to avert a collapse of the ever-busy bridge. His words ;

“We don’t want the bridge to collapse. We want to replace worn out components and joints. The bridge will be partially closed and there will be diversion of traffic from midnight to 1pm every morning for movement from Oworonsoki to Lagos Island only on the Lagos Island bound lane while from 1pm to midnight, it will be Lagos Island to Oworonsoki traffic only on the Lagos Island bound lane.

This will be in place for three months for the repairs of the Oworonsoki bound lane.”

“Motorists are advised to also ply the alternative routes of Carter Bridge through Iddo to Oyingbo to join Adekunle ramp inward Oworonsoki, or from Ijora through Western Avenue to Ikorodu Road.”

In total, the repairs on the bridge is expected to run for six months.

Police to begin massive arrest of face mask violators in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has warned residents to ensure proper use of face masks or face arrest.

The command said it has noticed that most residents have either jettisoned the directive or now place the masks beneath their chins as decoration.

Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu, in a chat with The Nation on Tuesday, urged Lagosians to own the battle against further spread of COVID-19 in the state.

According to Odumosu, the police and other law enforcement agencies have the mandate of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to arrest and prosecute violators of COVID-19 prevention protocols, adding that there will be no sacred cows in safeguarding public safety.

Already, Odumosu said the command arrested 3,802 persons between April and June for not wearing face masks, adding that all the suspects were charged to court and sentenced accordingly.

He said: “We have been enforcing the law. We have arrested 3,802 people for not using face masks and 12,900 suspects were held for flouting various COVID-19 guidelines since the commencement of the lockdown in April. They were all charged to court.

“But we are going to be stricter now because we have noticed that some people do not wear at all while others hang it on their chins. That is not the purpose for the directive.

“The face mask must be properly worn to cover the mouth and nose. That is how it will serve its purpose. Our people must know that the policy is for their safety and that of society.

“As soon as you step out of your house into public space, you should have your face mask on, worn properly. It should be that way until you return to your private space. Wearing a face mask is compulsory just as social distancing is compulsory. You cannot do one and leave the other.

“For emphasis, we will arrest those who put the face mask on their chins and also arrest those not wearing it.”

Checks across Amuwo Odofin, Isolo, Egbe Idimu and Oshodi areas of the state showed that most residents were nonchalant about the use of face mask and social distancing.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Two children die as building collapses in Lagos .

Two yet-to-be-identified children lost their lives on Wednesday after being trapped beneath the rubble of a storey-building which collapsed in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu, Lagos State .
Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the building collapsed due to mudslide resulting from a downpour .

He stated that the victims were children, adding that their corpses had been recovered .

He said, “The LASEMA Response Team received a distress call at 12.40 pm about the collapse of a one-storey building at the Gafari Balogun Street in Ogudu. . . “On arrival at the scene, the agency’s responders observed that the building collapsed as a result of a mudslide at the rear of the building which was caused by heavy rainfall. .
. “The agents were informed that two children, one male, and one female were trapped and immediately commenced a search and rescue operation .

Unfortunately, they were found dead and their remains had been transported to the mortuary. “Integrity testing will be carried out on the remainder of the building which has now been cordoned off.”

Monday, 15 June 2020

BREAKING NEWS; senator Osinowo is Dead

Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial district, Adebayo Osinowo, popularly known as "Pepperito" is dead.

Details late

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Event centers remain shut for now- Lagos state govt

The Lagos State Government has clarified its position on reopening of event centres in the state, explaining that owners of such places must register their facilities pending issuance of further directives by Governor Sanwo-Olu in respect of their operations.
The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat AkinbiIe-Yusuf, who made the clarification following media reports that owners of event centres could now open for operations, maintained that all event centres and cinemas are to remain shut for now.
In a statement released this afternoon, the Commissioner explained that the State government is yet to make any declaration on the date for reopening the event centres, adding that the Governor will make a pronouncement provided that the event centres have met all laid down procedures, including registering under the ‘Register-To-Open’ initiative of the State Government.
The Commissioner noted that the initiative was designed to certify the safety preparedness of various business outfits, including event centres, before they are allowed to re-open for business activities.
Speaking on the limited number of persons that would be allowed to gather at the various event centres, Akinbile-Yusuf projected that a maximum capacity of one-fifth the capacity of each event centre, subject to a limit of 500 persons regardless of the size of the Centre, would be allowed when such businesses are finally allowed to reopen.
“The numbers of persons that would be allowed at any event centre will depend on the size of the event hall and this must not exceed one-fifth of the normal occupancy level of each venue. In other words, no matter the size of an event hall, it cannot accommodate more than 500 persons at a time, that is what the guideline says. We have global guidelines that deal with both social and religious centres but we have specific ones for certain categories", Akinbile-Yusuf said
She said that the status quo of only take-away for restaurants and eateries remains, stressing that their operations must not contradict stipulated operational guidelines issued during the Statewide lockdown period.

Monday, 14 November 2016

State-ordered Demolitions Leave 30,000 People Homeless In Lagos

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Some 30,000 residents of the Nigerian megacity Lagos have become homeless because of state-ordered demolitions and fighting between rival communities, residents and a rights group said on Thursday.

The violence highlights the challenges of a rapidly rising population unable to provide enough jobs and housing for its 180 million people. Many end up trying to migrate to Europe by boat from lawless Libya.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Lagos State To Employ 1000 Graduates As Bus Conductors

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National President of the Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria, BCAN, Comrade Israel Ade Adeshola through the Lagos State ministry of transportation said it would employ 1000 graduates from different Universities as Bus Conductors.
Comrade Adeshola in an interview with Vanguard also disclosed that the new policy of the Lagos state government under the leadership of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode is collaborating with the association to give Bus Conducting profession a new look.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Boy drowns in water drum, police arrest grandma, father (Photo)

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A two-year-old boy, Eniola Ajakaye, has drowned inside a drum of water while holidaying with his grandmother in Aboru, in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the police arrested the victim’s father, Sunday Ajakaye, a mechanic, and Sunday’s 65-year-old mother, after the boy’s mother, Mary, accused them of complicity in the death.They were reportedly detained at the Oke Odo Police Division for alleged murder.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

RRS nabs 22 suspected kid robbers in Agege

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The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of Lagos State Police Command have arrested 22 teenagers for robbery, stealing and cultism.

The 22 teenagers, amongst whom are four female, were arrested for allegedly involved in separate incidences of robbery, stealing and cultism around Agege and its environs.

The two leaders of the first gang, which consist of eight members, Babatunde, 15 and Tayo, 15, were arrested on last Thursday, at about 11:30 p.m. in Mulero, Agege for assaulting and robbing one Aladegbo Abidemi with an axe, and snatching her Blackberry Z10.

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Meet 28-Year-Old Gbenga Abiola, Youngest Council Boss In Lagos (Photos)

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He looks calm but he exudes confidence and he belies his young age. He speaks so fluently and eloquently. For him, service comes naturally.
But he is only 28 years old. On Monday, June 13, 2016, he stood out among his peers. He had just been sworn-in as the Sole Administrator of Agege Local Government by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Lagos State Grants New Fathers Paternity Leave and 6 months maternity leave for mothers

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As a way to encourage good parenting among its workforce, the Lagos State government, on Thursday, for the first time in the country, has granted a 10-working days paternity leave to male employees.
It also extended the maternity leave of its female employees by three months, bringing it to a total of six months.
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