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    Lagos records first Lassa Fever case

Lagos records first Lassa Fever case

One case of ravaging hemorrhagic disease, Lassa fever, has been recorded at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba.Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, confirmed on Friday that the case involves a 25-year-old student of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.He said that the patient in question was responding to treatment.This extends the presence of the disease to 11 states and [...]

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    FG approves $200 million loan for Lagos

FG approves $200 million loan for Lagos

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved $200 million World Bank loan for Lagos state.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, and Babatunde Fashola, his power, works and housing counterpart, disclosed at a press briefing at the end of the FEC meeting.They explained that the facility was part of a $600 million loan granted by World Bank for roads and other [...]

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    Lagos terminates agreement with BRT operator

Lagos terminates agreement with BRT operator

The Lagos state government has terminated operations of the first BRT cooperative run by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) from the Mile12 to CMS BRT corridor.Dayo Mobereola, commissioner for transportation, disclosed this on Thursday, saying the development takes immediate effect."The termination of the franchise agreement with the operator is sequel to breaches of the BRT operations Service [...]

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    We lost 295 officers in 2015, says Lagos police commissioner

We lost 295 officers in 2015, says Lagos police commissioner

Fatai Owoseni, police commissioner in Lagos, hs revealed that about 295 police officers and men died in 2015 under his command.Owoseni disclosed this while reviewing activities of the command in 2015.He said some of the men died through different illnesses, while others died from accident related incidents, exchange of gunfire with robbers, among others.Owoseni paid tributes to the fallen officers [...]

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    Ambode appoints Fagbohun as LASU VC

Ambode appoints Fagbohun as LASU VC

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Olanrewaju Fagbohun, a professor of environmental law, as the new vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).Steve Ayorinde, commissioner for information and strategy, announced the appointment in a statement issued on Wednesday.Until his appointment, Fagbohun was the director of research at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University [...]

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    Lagos population ‘rises by 85 people per hour’

Lagos population ‘rises by 85 people per hour’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) says Lagos is the fastest-growing city in the world, with a growth of 85 people per hour.The population growth of Lagos is faster than that of London and New York put together, with the two cities growing at a rate of 9 and 10 people per hour.Earlier in 2015, London reached a record 8.6 million [...]

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    Petrol tanker catches fire on Lekki-Epe expressway

Petrol tanker catches fire on Lekki-Epe expressway

A tanker carrying petroleum products caught fire along the Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos, causing traffic jam as road users sought passage through the Oniru alternative route.But the fire, which started around 2pm, was eventually quenched by men of the state fire service.Tuesday's incident is likely to reignite conversations between the Lagos state government and truck drivers on the movement of articulated vehicles in [...]

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    Drunken policeman kills four and self in Lagos

Drunken policeman kills four and self in Lagos

A policeman killed three people and himself at a hotel in Ketu, Lagos state, on Saturday, apparently under the influence of alcohol.The policeman, who was said to be “providing security" for the hotel on Anibaba street, Ketu, Lagos was said to have engaged his victims with his rifle out of “malignant heart”.A resident who confirmed the incident to TheCable said [...]

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    DPR begins 24-hour surveillance on filling stations

DPR begins 24-hour surveillance on filling stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has set up a 24-hour special task force to supervise and monitor petrol sales at depots and stations.It said the task force would sanction depots and stations selling above the recommended price.Dorothy Bassey, assistant director, public affairs in DPR, disclosed this in telephone interview with NAN in Lagos on Thursday.Bassey said the [...]

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    Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Ambode: A-meal-a-day for pupils begins in 2016

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state on Thursday said the government’s ‘A-Meal-a-Day’ programme in the state's public primary schools would commence in 2016.Ambode said this while presenting the year 2016 budget proposal to the state house of assembly.The governor presented a budget proposal of N662.58 billion.Ambode explained that the programme would be done in collaboration with the federal government, which [...]

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    Pro-Biafra protesters storm Lagos

Pro-Biafra protesters storm Lagos

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are currently protesting at Alaba International market in the Ojo local government area of Lagos state.The protesters are chanting anti-government songs, demanding the release of Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra.They defied the warning of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which asked them to steer clear of the state.Mark Oweregbulem, [...]

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    Award-winning journalist, Akinremi, launches crime control App

Award-winning journalist, Akinremi, launches crime control App

Adeola Akinremi, a multi-award winning journalist and columnist, has launched a mobile-friendly web application located at www.crimeonthego.ng as one solution to crime wave in the country.According to Akinremi, who is celebrated for his prolific writing, the web application will use crowdsourcing technique to solve and prevent crimes.“Crimeonthego.ng is a web platform for people to report their daily encounters with crime [...]

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    I have lost my certificates… everything I own, says victim of Ojuelegba inferno

I have lost my certificates… everything I own, says victim of Ojuelegba inferno

“I ran out of my room to help my brother, who is asthmatic. My parents were also unconscious, so I called for help and the neighbourhood came to our rescue but I have lost everything, including my credentials, to that fire. I am so confused right now.”These were the words of Jinadu Oluwashina, a biochemistry graduate of the Bells University of [...]

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    TB Joshua fails to appear in court

TB Joshua fails to appear in court

TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), was absent at the Lagos state high court on Monday to face trial over the death of 116 persons during the collapse of a building in his church.The engineers of the building also failed to appear in court, forcing the judge to adjourn the trial to December 11.On Sunday, [...]

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    Joshua to be arraigned over Synagogue tragedy

Joshua to be arraigned over Synagogue tragedy

TB Joshua, general overseer of ‎the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), will be arraigned before a Lagos state high court in Ikeja on Monday, over the deaths of 116 persons during the collapse of a building in the church.Bola Akingbade, deputy director, public affairs of the Lagos state ministry of justice, confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday, [...]

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    Ambode vows to tackle traffic gridlock

Ambode vows to tackle traffic gridlock

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Thursday assured the people of the state of his determination to work out an effective traffic management policy.According to a statement released on his website, Ambode said this at the traffic management and transportation summit organised by the state government.The governor observed that with the realities on ground, there is the need for [...]

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July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
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