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    Lagos seals off ‘unauthorised’ COVID-19 test centre

Lagos seals off ‘unauthorised’ COVID-19 test centre

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    Lagos fixes Aug 3 for partial resumption of schools

Lagos fixes Aug 3 for partial resumption of schools

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has announced August 3 for resumption of schools in the state. Announcing the date at a media briefing on Friday, Sanwo-Olu said the resumption is for those in SSS 3 and Tech III. According to the governor, the decision was taken after a meeting with stakeholders in the education sector. "We just finished a very long meeting with [...]

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    Lagos: We’ll deploy buses to replace okada, tricycles in July

Lagos: We’ll deploy buses to replace okada, tricycles in July

The Lagos state government says buses with certain specifications will be deployed to replace okada, tricycles in some areas in the state. On February 1, the state government enforced the restriction on commercial tricycles and motorcycles in 15 local councils. Despite criticism against the government's action, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, said the decision will be sustained for safety reasons. Speaking at a media briefing [...]

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    COVID-19: Pasuma, Owen Gee back Sanwo-Olu’s Maskup Lagos initiative

COVID-19: Pasuma, Owen Gee back Sanwo-Olu’s Maskup Lagos initiative

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    Sanwo-Olu: State house workers who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered

Sanwo-Olu: State house workers who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the workers at the state house in Marina who tested positive for COVID-19, are back to their duty posts. He said this at a media briefing on Sunday. The development comes 10 days after they were confirmed positive for the disease. On May 7, Akin Abayomi, the commissioner for health, announced that 10 persons at the state [...]

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    98-year-old COVID-19 patient recovers in Lagos

98-year-old COVID-19 patient recovers in Lagos

A 98-year-old female, the oldest COVID-19 patient in Lagos, has been discharged from one of the isolation centres in the state. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, made the announcement via a tweet on Wednesday night. She was one of the 26 patients discharged in Lagos on Wednesday, after testing negative twice for COVID-19. "Today, we discharged a 98 year old woman, our oldest [...]

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    COVID-19: We are yet to test 3,000 samples over shortage of kits, says Sanwo-Olu

COVID-19: We are yet to test 3,000 samples over shortage of kits, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says there are about 3, 000 samples in the state yet to be tested for COVID-19.  The governor, in a statement on Monday, blamed this on the global lack of reagent for molecular testing of the samples. “We have 3,000 samples collected but we have not been able to carry the test because of the global shortage [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: We’ll feed 100,000 youths daily to cushion effect of lockdown

Sanwo-Olu: We’ll feed 100,000 youths daily to cushion effect of lockdown

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the state government will feed 100,000 youths daily to cushion the effects of the lockdown on residents. The governor made the announcement during a media briefing on Tuesday. He said the exercise tagged, "Daily Food Kitchen Programme" will help to reduce hunger among youths who are unable to work as a result of the lockdown. Sanwo-Olu said [...]

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    Party during lockdown: Naira Marley, Gbadamosi apologise to Sanwo-Olu

Party during lockdown: Naira Marley, Gbadamosi apologise to Sanwo-Olu

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    Sanwo-Olu receives N1bn donation from UBA to fight coronavirus

Sanwo-Olu receives N1bn donation from UBA to fight coronavirus

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has received a cheque of N1billion from the United Bank for Africa as part of the bank's commitment to help curb the effects of the coronavirus in the state. This was disclosed in a statement by Gboyega Akosile, chief press secretary to the governor, Presenting the cheque to Sanwo-Olu at the statehouse, Marina on Sunday, Kenneth Uzoka, [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu imposes, then scraps curfew in Lagos

Sanwo-Olu imposes, then scraps curfew in Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has made a U-turn after initially announcing the imposition of a dusk-to-dawn curfew on the state. The governor had made the announcement while giving an update on coronavirus in the state on Friday. He said it was for the fumigation of the streets and busstops. However, on Saturday, he said he had been advised otherwise. The state tweeted: "[email protected]  dropped [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lagos provides food for residents affected by COVID-19 lockdown

PHOTOS: Lagos provides food for residents affected by COVID-19 lockdown

The Lagos state government has launched an emergency food response programme for its residents. This is to cushion the effects of the stay-at-home directive issued by the state government to contain coronavirus (COVID-19) on residents. Lagos has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country -- with 44 patients of the disease. "I am happy to announce an economic stimulus package to [...]

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    Death toll from Lagos explosion now 21 as another corpse is discovered

Death toll from Lagos explosion now 21 as another corpse is discovered

Another body has been discovered at the scene of the explosion which rocked Abule Ado in Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state. The explosion which occured on March 15 led to the loss of lives and the destruction of several cars and houses. In a statement on Thursday, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, director-general of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said another [...]

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    Lagos explosion: How elderly woman lost UK-based son and daughter who was to wed in six days

Lagos explosion: How elderly woman lost UK-based son and daughter who was to wed in six days

The cry of Amaka Okonkwo, an elderly woman, caught the attention of the crowd from several parts of Lagos who were at the scene of the explosion which occurred at Soba, a community at Abule Ado, Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos state on Sunday. "Oh, Lord!!! This is unbearable. It's too much for me!" She cried aloud as the [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu sets up N2bn relief fund for victims of Lagos explosion

Sanwo-Olu sets up N2bn relief fund for victims of Lagos explosion

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has set up a N2 billion relief fund for victims of the recent explosion in the state. He made the announcement while addressing journalists at the scene of the explosion on Monday. ''I have set up Abule-Ado Soba emergency relief fund. It is a N2billion fund and the state government will immediately be putting N250 million in [...]

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    PHOTOS: Gowon, two governors in Aso Rock as Osinbajo marks 63rd birthday

PHOTOS: Gowon, two governors in Aso Rock as Osinbajo marks 63rd birthday

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, and Udom Emmanuel, his Akwa Ibom counterpart; were at the presidential villa in Abuja as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo marked his 63rd birthday on Sunday. Family members of the vice-president also attended the brief ceremony. Below are photos: [...]

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