SANWO-OLU EASES CURFEW IN LAGOS

Sodiq Oyeleke The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced the easing of the curfew imposed on the state. The governor said people are allowed to go out between 8am and 6pm from Saturday. He said, “We have decided that we are going to be easing the curfew from tomorrow (Saturday) morning; and what that easing means is that people will be allowed to go out from 8am to 6pm. “For emphasis, from 8am tomorrow morning, you will be allowed to go out, to go wherever you wish till 6pm…

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TWICE I HAVE TRIED TO SPEAK WITH BUHARI OVER THE LAGOS SITUATION, TWICE I HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL, SANWO-OLU REVEALS HIS FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE PRESIDENCY

The Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his efforts to speak with President Muhammadu Buhari over Tuesday’s killings of EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate have been in vain. Buhari has maintained a radio silence despite global outrage that greeted the attack on EndSARS protesters by security operatives and hoodlums who are believed to be perpetrating the onslaught on the peaceful protesters at the instigation of the authorities. Most parts of Lagos have been on fire as hoodlums torched and looted public assets including businesses with links to former…

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NOT ALL INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES WOULD BE ALLOWED TO OPERATE WHEN BAN IS LIFTED SAYS SANWO-OLU

With the planned resumption of international flights barely days away, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the activities of airlines operating international flights will be closely monitored to prevent the importation of coronavirus cases in the state. The governor, who made this known on Saturday while briefing the press at the State House, Marina, stressed that not all airlines would be allowed to operate come September 5. He said the state government was working with the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 as well as the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria…

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CORONAVIRUS: LAGOS CLOSES ETIOSA ISOLATION CENTRE

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the Eti-Osa Isolation Centre has been closed down, with effect from Friday night. Sanwo-Olu announced the closure at Lagos House, Marina, during the 17th update on the management of coronavirus in the state. The governor said the Agidingbi Isolation Centre would also be closed and the patients relocated to a large capacity centre – Indo-Centre in Anthony area, which would be soon be inaugurated. “Over the last four, five months, we have built excess capacity centre, but that is only the way to…

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MANY LAGOSIANS MISTAKE CORONAVIRUS FOR MALARIA FEVER SAYS HEALTH COMMISSIONER

‌ Lara Adejoro The Lagos Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says the state is recording cases of people treating themselves for malaria only for them to realise after testing that it is COVID-19. Medical experts however say the best way to distinguish malaria from COVID-19 is to get tested. “We are seeing too many cases of people treating themselves for malaria multiple times and only realise it’s COVID-19.” The commissioner said sometimes, such people realised the error “too late” and sometimes “show up too sick.” “The symptoms are similar,…

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MAN SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DEFILING AND TORTURING HIS 12-YR OLD DAUGHTER

An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Tuesday sentenced one Emmanuel Idoko, a 37-year-old commercial motorcyclist, to 20 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter. NAN reports that Justice, Sybil Nwaka, while delivering judgment on the charge of sexual assault by penetration against Idoko, said the prosecution provided ingredients necessary to prove its case. “The defendant is found guilty of the charge of sexual assault by penetration contrary to Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. “He is hereby sentenced to 20 years imprisonment,”…

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CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY SPREAD IN LAGOS REDUCING SAYS COMMISSIONER

The active cases of COVID-19 in Lagos communities yet to be admitted into the state’s care centres for treatment have reduced to 2,036, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has said. Mr Abayomi disclosed this through his Twitter account on Wednesday while giving the state’s COVID-19 update for July 20. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Abayomi had, on June 27, said that 2,683 active cases in the communities were yet to turn up for admission at the various care centres. He attributed the absence of…

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LASG DOCTORS EMBARK ON WARNING STRIKE FROM TODAY OVER COVID-19 HAZARD ALLOWANCE

Doctors employed by the Lagos State Government will on Monday begin a three-day warning strike, The PUNCH has learnt. The Chairman of the Medical Guild, Lagos, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, at a briefing on Sunday, said the doctors were embarking on the strike after the ultimatum given to the Lagos State Government had expired. He said, “Following the emergency congress of the Medical Guild held on June 27, we resolved that the previous 21 days ultimatum given to the state government be extended by a further two weeks during which representative…

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LAGOS DOCTORS TO EMBARK ON STRIKE FROM 13TH JULY

Martins Ifijeh Medical doctors under the employ of the Lagos State Government said they will embark on a three-day warning strike from July 13, after a two-week ultimatum which commenced Monday, June 29. In a statement made available to THISDAY Monday, the doctors, under the auspices of the Medical Guild, said it hoped within the two weeks window, government will address its concerns. According to the Chairman of the Guild, Dr. Oluwajimi Sodipo, the issues include; salary disparity, shortage of doctors, COVID-19 response and Medical Residency Training Act, among others.…

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LAGOS APPROVES 7 PRIVATE LABORATORIES FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, on Friday, said the state government had authorised the use of seven private laboratories as COVID-19 testing centres. Abayomi, at a briefing in Alausa, said the decision was taken to ramp up COVID-19 testing in the state, adding that seven local government areas including Eti-Osa, Alimosho, Kosofe, Ikeja, Oshodi, Surulere and Lagos Mainland had the highest number of infections in the state. He said, “As Lagos continuously attempts to open up various aspects of its economy, it is imperative that COVID-19…

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