LAGOS RECORDS 5 COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday announced five COVID-19 related deaths for Lagos State, increasing the state’s COVID-19 death toll to 72. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that  NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for June 8. According to NCDC, seven COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the…

COVID-19: LAGOS CHURCHES, MOSQUES TO REOPEN WITH ‘AT MOST 500 WORSHIPPERS’

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said on Thursday that religious centres in the state will reopen from June 19 and have in attendance not more than 500 persons.  The governor made the announcement on Thursday during a press briefing at the Lagos State House, Marina.  Mr Sanwo-Olu said children below the age of 15…

LAGOS TO PROSECUTE FUNKE AKINDELE OVER HOUSE PARTY

Nollywood star, Funke Akindele may be prosecuted today. She will be charged before Ogba Magistrate Court 1 at about 11 a.m. The prosecuting team will be from the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Akindele on Saturday organised a house party to celebrate her husband JJC’s birthday at her residence in Amen Estate Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos…

CORONAVIRUS : LAGOS TO SHUT DOWN SCHOOLS FROM MONDAY

The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of public and private schools, effective Monday, next week. A statement by the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, said the measure is to check the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the state.This came hours after the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu, banned religious…

ABULE-ADO EXPLOSION: NO STUDENT OF BETHLEHEM GIRLS COLLEGE DIED

No student of Bethlehem Girls College died in the explosion that rocked the Abule-Ado area of FESTAC in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos on Sunday, the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos confirms. Earlier reports have it that some students of the school were among the victims that lost their lives in the explosion. But…

28 PEOPLE QUARANTINED AS OGUN GOVT SHUTS DOWN CEMENT PLANT OVER CORONAVIRUS INCIDENT

Governor Abiodun explained to journalists that Lafarge was shut down to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. Following the first case of Coronavirus in Nigeria, Ogun State government says 28 people, who had contact with the Italian who's the first patient of the virus in the country have been identified and quarantined.  Earlier, Lafarge Africa Plc,…

CONDUCTOR STEALS PASSENGER’S ATM CARD, WITHDRAWS N82,000

A 34-year-old bus conductor, Dolapo Pine, who allegedly stole a passenger’s Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card and withdrew N82,000 with it, on Monday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. The police charged Pine who resides on Jakande Estate, Isolo, Lagos, with conspiracy and stealing. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count…

OKADA BAN: MASSIVE REDUCTION IN FATAL ACCIDENTS

The Lagos State Government has affirmed that there has been a massive drop in the rate of fatal accidents involving commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada’, since the restriction of their movements in six Local Governments comprising of 475 routes including major roads, highways and bridges across the State. A statement issued by the Commissioner…

TRAFFIKING OF GIRLS IN NIGERIA

IMMIGRATION ARRESTS NINE GIRLS AT LAGOS AIRPORT

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) said on Saturday that it had arrested nine girls who were to be trafficked through the Murtala Muhammed Airport to Lebanon, Cairo, Dubai and India. According to a statement released and signed by the NIS’ spokesman, Sunday James, the girls were set to board Ethiopian, Peace, Egypt and East Airlines.…

Cardi B confirms live show in Lagos and Accra

Cardi B has released an official video confirming her trip to Lagos for the maiden edition of the Livespot X Festival billed for December 7, 2019, in Lagos. She is set to perform live on stage in Lagos on December 7, and Accra on December 8, alongside some top African acts including Burna Boy, Tiwa…

Sanwo-Olu’s wife launches free surgeries for 150 residents

Lagos State governor’s wife Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday launched a free surgical intervention programme for residents as part of activities to commemorate the 100 days in office of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. The free health mission, which is being organised by the government, in partnership with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Benjamin Olowojebutu Foundation,…

We didn’t raid Ambode’s Residence – EFCC

The EFCC, in a statement said since early hours of today, it had been inundated with calls that operatives of the Commission raided the residence of the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode. “We need to state for the records that the EFCC did not raid Ambode’s house. It is instructive that his administration,…

Tension as Yoruba, Hausa clash in Lagos market

Two persons were feared killed and many others injured on Sunday as Yoruba and Hausa traders clashed at the Ilepo Market in the Oke Odo area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that a Hausa porter, popularly known as Alabo or Bolar boy, mistakenly hit a Yoruba man with the tray he was using to convey goods for traders. The…