Coronavirus: Nigeria toll now 42 as Lagos, Ogun record new cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The NCDC made this known via its Twitter handle @NCDCgov, on Tuesday. NCDC tweeted, “Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Nigeria.…

Nigeria records first coronavirus death

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed the first coronavirus death in Nigeria. The NCDC via its Twitter handle, @NCDCgov, on Monday, said, “The first #COVID19 death in Nigeria has been recorded. The case was a 67-year-old male who…

Coronavirus: Police free suspects, crackdown on social gatherings

Respite may have come the way of some suspects in police stations across Lagos State as the state police command ordered their immediate release as part of the measure to curtail the spread of coronavirus pandemic. The Commissioner of Police…

#Coronavirus – Lagos state directs schools to shut down

In an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the Lagos state government has directed that all schools in the state be shut from Monday March 23, 2020. The directive noted that the move has become “necessary to prevent…

One dies in Lagos cultists’ clash

There was tension on Monday when suspected members of the Eiye Confraternity invaded Agiliti area of Mile 12, Lagos State, and allegedly stabbed a member of the Aiye Confraternity to death. PUNCH Metro gathered that the clash was a reprisal…

Beggars in Lagos urged to pick up a vocation, get skilled

Beggars in Lagos State have been advised to drop begging as a vocation and rather take advantage of the Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Act signed into law last year by President Muhammadu Buhari, which among other items mandates…

Sanwo-Olu appoints five new permanent secretaries

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the appointment of five new Permanent Secretaries. A statement by his spokesman, Gboyega Akosile, said the circular released on Monday by the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, confirmed the appointments…

Suspected mentally-deranged man sets another man ablaze in Lagos (Tribune)

Police in Lagos State has begun investigations surrounding the setting ablaze of a man by a suspected mentally- deranged man. The state police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident and added that the suspect was on admission at the Yaba…

‘Stop discriminating against physically-challenged’ (Nation)

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appealed to residents of the state to stop discriminating against people living with disabilities. The governor spoke at an event marking the 2019 International Day of Disability (IDD) for Persons Living with Disabilities, organised…

*Lagos will invest heavily in transportation in 2020 – Sanwo-Olu (DailyTrust) *Lagos to pay three months minimum wage arrears (Punch)

  Lagos will invest heavily in transportation in 2020 – Sanwo-Olu (DailyTrust) The Lagos State government has stated it would be prioritising investment in critical infrastructure this year with a new vigour. The governor of the state, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu,…

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