Death toll in Lagos high-rise collapse rises to 42

The death toll in a high-rise collapse in Nigeria’s Lagos has risen to 42 while the number of survivors increased to 15, state authorities have announced. The cause of Monday’s disaster is still unknown but building collapses are common in…

Sanwo-Olu unveils 2021 Greater Lagos Fiesta, says will help reflate state’s economy

From left: Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Tourism, Arts & Culture, Solomon Bonu; Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture, Pharm. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf; Deputy Governor, Lagos State, Dr Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, and Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly…

Sanwo-Olu signs VAT Bill into law

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed into law the State VAT Bill as passed by the House of Assembly. According to a statement by Gbenga Omotoso,Commissioner for Information & Strategy, the Governor signed the “bill for a law to…

*Court sentences trader to 25 years imprisonment for raping tailor (Nation)*Police arraign dispatch rider for allegedly bolting with $10,000 (Guardian)

Court sentences trader to 25 years imprisonment for raping tailor (Nation) An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Friday sentenced a 43-year-old trader, Adelaja Oloyede, to 25-years imprisonment for raping a tailor. Justice Abiola Soladoye found Oloyede guilty…

LASU VC’s appointment, Sanwo-Olu has no anointed candidate- Aide

The Lagos State Government has assured all stakeholders that the appointment of the next Vice-Chancellor for Lagos State University (LASU), will be based on due process and merit, stressing that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has no anointed candidate for the post.…

Sanwo-Olu leads delegation to summit on Apapa traffic

Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, will lead a delegation to the national Maritime Summit on Apapa traffic gridlock. The summit, slated for Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15, in Apapa, Lagos, is being organised by The Powerful Pen Media.…

*Police launch manhunt for Lagos driver’s killers (Punch)*Lagos PDP warns Sanwo-Olu against plan to shelve council polls (Guardian)

Police launch manhunt for Lagos driver’s killers (Punch) The Lagos State Police Command has launched a manhunt for the fleeing gunmen, who allegedly shot a driver, identified simply as Sunday, to death in the Lawanson area of the state. PUNCH…

*1 killed, others injured as NURTW members clash in Ondo (ThisDay)*CP redeploys DPO, others for aiding COVID-19 violators, 113 arrested (Punch)

1 killed, others injured as NURTW members clash in Ondo (ThisDay) One person was killed and several others injured on Tuesday morning, when members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), engaged in free for all Akure. The…

*COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu okays Ivermectin trial in Lagos (Punch)*Man docked for alleged threat on wife’s life (Guardian)

COVID-19: Sanwo-Olu okays Ivermectin trial in Lagos (Punch) Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the clinical trial of Ivermectin drug for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 infection in the state, Sanwo-Olu made this known in a statement on…

Lagos finalises vaccine strategy, hopeful of fair deal from FG

The Lagos State government is finalising its own COVID-19 vaccine strategy, even as it expects fair distribution of the Pfizer therapy from the Covax Facility being expected this month by the federal government. In an update yesterday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu…

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