7 feared dead, others injured as another building collapses in Lagos

No fewer than seven persons have reportedly died and many trapped in rubbles after a three-story building collapsed in the Obalende area of Lagos State yesterday. Although the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed four persons dead, sources said…

Lagos unveils regional master plan, targets rounded development

The Lagos State government has said that its recent regional master plan is aimed at unlocking the socio-economic potential of the state to reap the benefits of planning and effective land use. The state’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban…

MfB, Lagos provide N5bn intervention fund to schools

EdFin Microfinance Bank has said it is partnering with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund to provide a single-digit interest rate loan worth N5bn to over 2,000 private schools and individuals looking to fund their education in Lagos State. It…

Sanwo-Olu opens N60m holding bay at LASUTH for COVID-19 cases

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, commissioned a N60 million self-contained 20-bed holding bay and high care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) to isolate suspected COVID-19 patients/cases from other patients before their test results come out.…

Nigeria at 60: Towards the land of our dreams – Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Nigeria is 60 – despite all that she has been through as a nation. For some, it is a time to hit the street in colourful dresses for a carnival to exhibit what many a critic has described as our…

Lagos cancels independence day parade

The Lagos State Government has decided to step down the celebrations for the 60th Independence Anniversary due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still in the state. Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, said in a statement that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu…

Lagos refutes BudgIT report, says state is financially, economically stable

The Lagos State government, yesterday debunked a misrepresentation of its finances, saying the state is economically and financially solid, in reaction to a publication by BudgIT, titled ‘Ability of States to Meet Monthly Recurrent Expenditure and Loan Repayment Obligations, 2019’.…

Local govt brokers peace as residents seek evacuation of gas operators in Oshodi

Residents of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos State have been, for weeks, at loggerheads with some operators of retail gas stations since the explosion of a gas shop in Ajao Estate that killed four persons on July 28. Their…

Residents, motorists bemoan lack of drainage, bad roads in Ijagemo

Residents and motorists in Ijagemo community in Ojo Council of Lagos State have lamented the deplorable state of roads in the area and its attendant hardship on the people. When The Guardian visited the area recently, from Ijegun Bus Stop…

Fire destroys six shops, goods in Lagos

Properties worth millions of naira were, on Thursday, destroyed by fire, which razed six shops around the Ogudu Police Barracks in the Ogudu area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the fire, which started from one of the 17…

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