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    Lagos seals off ‘unauthorised’ COVID-19 test centre

Lagos seals off ‘unauthorised’ COVID-19 test centre

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    Coronavirus deaths top 700 as NCDC confirms 575 new cases

Coronavirus deaths top 700 as NCDC confirms 575 new cases

Fifteen weeks after Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 death, the number of fatalities has now exceeded 700. The first coronavirus-related death was confirmed on March 23, 2020. The daily death toll from COVID-19 turned sharply upwards over the past 24 hours, moving from five deaths on Thursday to 20 more fatalities on Friday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) also confirmed 575 [...]

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    Tunde Braimoh, Lagos lawmaker, ‘dies of COVID-19’

Tunde Braimoh, Lagos lawmaker, ‘dies of COVID-19’

Tunde Braimoh, lawmaker representing Kosofe constituency II at the Lagos state house of assembly, is dead. The deceased, until his death, was the chairman, house committee on information, security and strategy. Hakeem Sokunle, chairman, house committee on health, confirmed his demise to NAN on Friday in Lagos. According to Sokunle, the late Braimoh might have contracted COVID-19 from Bayo Osinowo, lawmaker representing Lagos [...]

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    FG to shut Third Mainland Bridge for repairs

FG to shut Third Mainland Bridge for repairs

The Third Mainland Bridge will be shut for repair works, Olukayode Popoola, the federal controller of works in Lagos, has said. He did not say if the closure will be partial or total, but he gave July 24 as the likely date another phase of works will begin. Popoola did not also disclose how long the closure will last. Speaking to NAN on [...]

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    Oniru suspends palace officials who slapped son of late king over ‘property’

Oniru suspends palace officials who slapped son of late king over ‘property’

Gbolahan Lawal, Oniru of IruLand, has ordered the suspension of palace officials who slapped Tijani Oniru, son of the late king. Lawal was crowned the king of IruLand in Lagos state in June after the demise of Abiodun Idowu Oniru, his predecessor, in 2019. In a viral video, Tijani was allegedly attacked by palace security officials over landed property owned by the [...]

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    Stray bullets hit two children as customs, petrol smugglers clash at Seme border

Stray bullets hit two children as customs, petrol smugglers clash at Seme border

Two children have been hit by stray bullets during a clash between customs officers and petrol smugglers at Seme border in Lagos. The border links Nigeria with some neighbouring West African countries. According to NAN, the two children were identified as 12-year-old Hunsu Taiwo and 10-year-old Ganjo Henry. The boys were reportedly playing in Sokenu compound of Seme when they were hit by [...]

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    Abayomi: Over 2,000 COVID-19 patients in Lagos avoiding isolation centres

Abayomi: Over 2,000 COVID-19 patients in Lagos avoiding isolation centres

Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos, says more than 2,000 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 have not turned up at the isolation centres. He stated this while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the state. Abayomi provided details of how the state has fared so far, adding that the state's COVID-19 response team is monitoring more than 6,000 [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigeria records lowest daily death toll in one week

COVID-19: Nigeria records lowest daily death toll in one week

Nigeria recorded its lowest daily fatality toll in one week with six persons confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday. A total of 634 deaths have now been recorded in the country, with 76 lives lost to COVID-19 in the past seven days. The daily count of new infections recorded another increase on Saturday with 603 new cases confirmed by [...]

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    Five dead as boat capsizes in Lagos

Five dead as boat capsizes in Lagos

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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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    Report: Hushpuppi once sold ‘okrika’ in Lagos

Report: Hushpuppi once sold ‘okrika’ in Lagos

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    Shops destroyed as fire guts Ajao market in Lagos

Shops destroyed as fire guts Ajao market in Lagos

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed on Wednesday when fire razed Ajao market in Lagos. The fire, which reportedly started around 1am, was said to have started from a shopping mall and extended to the main market, affecting some adjoining buildings. Nosa Okunbor, LASEMA spokesperson, who confirmed the incident, said no casualty has been recorded. “There is a fire outbreak there. It [...]

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    Lagos to give 10,000 radio sets to pupils for homeschooling, says commissioner

Lagos to give 10,000 radio sets to pupils for homeschooling, says commissioner

Folasade Adefisayo, the commissioner for education in Lagos state, says the state is giving out 10,000 radio sets to pupils in underserved communities to continue their schooling. Speaking with TheCable via a live interview with Ogechi Ekeanyanwu on Sunday evening, Adefisayo said the state government has been in conversations with telecommunications companies to give free or subsidised data to private schools [...]

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    COVID-19: Lagos CJ frees 18 awaiting-trial inmates

COVID-19: Lagos CJ frees 18 awaiting-trial inmates

Kazeem Alogba, chief judge of Lagos state, has released 18 prisoners awaiting trial in Kirikiri medium security custodial centre. In line with the efforts of the federal government to decongest prisons so as to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), directed all heads of courts to visit prisons and release those with pardonable [...]

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    Lagos: We approved N25k for street sweepers but contractors paid N5k

Lagos: We approved N25k for street sweepers but contractors paid N5k

Ibrahim Odumboni, acting managing director of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), has alleged that some contractors were involved in sharp practices. According to the Nigerian Tribune, Odumboni said the government approved N25,000 for each sweeper in the state, but the contractors shortchanged them and paid as low as N5,000. He said an audit embarked upon by the state showed [...]

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    Police commence investigation into murder-suicide case in Lekki

Police commence investigation into murder-suicide case in Lekki

The Lagos state police command says it has commenced investigation into the murder of a woman killed by her husband who later committed suicide. TheCable had reported how a Nigerian man who resides at Victory Park Estate in Lekki area of the state committed suicide after stabbing his wife to death. The corpses which were retrieved after the incident transpired on Sunday, [...]

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