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    UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from Lagos to Abuja despite interstate ban

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: For N16,500, security agents will allow you travel from Lagos to Abuja despite interstate ban

Twenty-four hours to the trip, Otos, a worker at one of the bus terminals in the Jibowu area of Yaba, Lagos, had given all the assurances that there is commercial transportation to Abuja, and, in fact, to any part of the south-east. With a giggle, and then a long hiss, he dismissed the directive banning interstate travel. As soon as we [...]

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    COVID-19 cases in Nigeria double almost every week — but there is good news

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria double almost every week — but there is good news

Cases of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, have at least doubled almost every week since the outbreak of the disease in Nigeria back in February, TheCable can report. In 13 weeks, Nigeria has gone from one case to 7,526 cases -- one of the best performers on case jump among its peers across the world. Brazil has gone from one to [...]

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    31 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

31 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

Thirty-one more COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos after testing negative for the coronavirus. The state ministry of health made the announcement via a series of tweets on Sunday. The patients, 12 females and 19 males, were discharged from the state's isolation centres. Giving a breakdown of the recoveries, the ministry said 13 persons were discharged from Onikan, 11 from Gbagada, five [...]

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    EXTRA: FRSC assists pregnant woman struggling to drive while in labour

EXTRA: FRSC assists pregnant woman struggling to drive while in labour

Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Saturday, assisted a pregnant woman struggling to drive herself to the hospital while experiencing labour pains. Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC public education officer, in a statement on Sunday, said the incident occurred in Lagos at about 2:34 pm. A patrol team belonging to the airport unit command of the FRSC was said to [...]

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    No death recorded but Nigeria confirms 265 new COVID-19 cases

No death recorded but Nigeria confirms 265 new COVID-19 cases

For the first time in the month of May 2020, Nigeria recorded no fatality arising from COVID-19 complications. This is just as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 265 new cases in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The announcement was made on the Twitter handle of the agency on Saturday night. According to the breakdown given, Lagos [...]

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    45 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

45 COVID-19 patients discharged in Lagos

Forty-five COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Lagos after they tested negative for the disease. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, made this known in a statement on Saturday. “I bring you great news from our isolation facilities. Today, 45 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients, 22 females and 23 males, all Nigerians, were discharged to join the society," he said. “The patients — 19 [...]

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    Abayomi: Lagos has spent at least N640m on COVID-19 tests

Abayomi: Lagos has spent at least N640m on COVID-19 tests

Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health in Lagos, says the state has spent N640 million on COVID-19 tests. He disclosed this  on Thursday, while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in Lagos. According to the commissioner, the state spends between N40,000 and N50,000 per test, and has tested 16,000 people so far. TheCable multiplied N40,000 by 16,000 and arrived at N640,000,000. The actual [...]

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    Lagos records four more COVID-19 deaths

Lagos records four more COVID-19 deaths

Lagos state has recorded four more COVID-19 deaths. In a series of Twitter posts on Thursday, the ministry of health said the total number of cases has increased to 2,970. The ministry added that 649 patients have been discharged from treatment facilities. "COVID-19 Lagos Update as at 20th May, 2020. 199 new cases of COVID-19 Infection confirmed," the ministry tweeted. "Total confirmed cases in [...]

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    Lagos doctors suspend sit-at-home protest

Lagos doctors suspend sit-at-home protest

The Lagos state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has suspended its sit-at-home directive to its members. On Wednesday, the NMA issued the directive to protest against the “incessant harassment” of doctors and other health workers by security agents enforcing the directive on restriction of movement in Lagos. More than 50 essential workers, including doctors, were said to have been arrested by the [...]

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    ‘One dead’ as tanker collides with bus in Lagos

‘One dead’ as tanker collides with bus in Lagos

A fatal accident has occurred on Otedola bridge, around Berger area of Lagos state. The incident which occurred about 8:25am on Thursday reportedly left many injured and some dead. In a tweet, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said the accident involved a tanker and a fully-loaded Mazda bus. The bus was said to have the capacity to contain 18 passengers. A witness [...]

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    Lagos records highest daily toll as NCDC confirms 284 new COVID-19 cases

Lagos records highest daily toll as NCDC confirms 284 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 284 new COVID-19 cases in 12 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). The agency made the announcement at 11:20 pm on Wednesday via its Twitter handle. A total of 6,677 cases have now been recorded in 34 states and the FCT. Eight death were recorded, bringing the total number of fatalities to 200, [...]

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    Lagos NMA asks doctors to stay home over ‘harassment’ by security agents

Lagos NMA asks doctors to stay home over ‘harassment’ by security agents

The Lagos state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has issued a sit-at-home directive to its members. According to a statement on Wednesday, signed by Saliu Oseni, chairman Lagos NMA, the directive takes effect from 6pm today. More than 50 essential workers, including doctors were said to have been arrested by the police in Lagos on Tuesday following the directive of Mohammed [...]

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    FG targets 37,000 people as school feeding programme commences in Lagos

FG targets 37,000 people as school feeding programme commences in Lagos

The federal government says it will commence the home-grown school feeding programme in Lagos state on Thursday, with at least 37,000 beneficiaries targeted. In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, said each of the beneficiaries would take home food rations worth N4,200. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the government modified the feeding programme -- which [...]

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    NCDC: Only one COVID-19 test done in Kogi

NCDC: Only one COVID-19 test done in Kogi

Out of 35,983 samples tested in 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) so far, Kogi and Cross River states have the lowest figures of samples tested. The two states are yet to record any positive COVID-19 case. While Kogi has only tested one sample, Cross River has tested seven samples, all of which returned negative for COVID-19. This was contained in [...]

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    Police arrest man ‘who started raping daughter since she was 11’

Police arrest man ‘who started raping daughter since she was 11’

The Lagos state police command says it arrested Ede Tyndale, a 50-year-old man, for allegedly raping his 19-year-old daughter on a number of occasions. In a statement on Sunday, Bala Elkana, spokesman of Lagos police command, said Tyndale was arrested after his wife filed a complaint against him. Elkana said the mother told the police that her husband started having sexual [...]

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    Lagos COVID-19 cases exceed 2,500

Lagos COVID-19 cases exceed 2,500

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Lagos exceeded 2,500 on Sunday, as the state confirmed 177 new cases. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed this when it published the COVID-19 case update for May 17 on its Twitter handle on Sunday night. Although the state recorded a significant percentage of Nigeria's daily toll over time, with a major [...]

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