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Lagos state

Lekki Massacre: Judicial panel begins review of shooting video

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for victims of SARS related abuses and other matters has begun a review of alleged shooting videos at Lekki, during the #EndSARS protest in Lagos.

SARS officials turned me to paraplegic, Lagos trader tells Judicial Panel

A trader, Ndukwe Ekekwe, has recounted to the Lagos State Judicial Panel Investigating cases of alleged police brutality, how he was made a paraplegic by officers of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.

PHOTOS: Hoodlums ‘loot’ Obafemi Awolowo’s eyeglasses on his statue

Some hoodlums have reportedly defaced the statue of late Obafemi Awolowo located in Ikeja area of Lagos State.

Sanwo-Olu approves reopening of Lagos markets

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday approved full resumption of trading at all markets in the state.

#EndSARS: PDP faults Sanwo-Olu’s N1trn worth of destruction claim

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Lagos State, on Monday faulted Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s alleged claim that it will take N1 trillion to restore all properties and facilities destroyed by hoodlums during the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests in the state.

I ignored attack on TVC, The Nation to avert bloodshed – Tinubu

A former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, says he didn’t request security operatives to stop “attackers” that razed The Nation Newspaper and Television Continental to avoid bloodshed.

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu extends Lagos curfew by 72 hours

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stretched the initial 24-hour curfew in the city by 72 hours.

#EndSARS: NGO condemns killings of protesters, innocent Nigerians

Concerned Nation Builders Initiative, CNI, an NGO, has condemned the killing of protesters and innocent citizens across the country.

Police condemn burning of Orile station by hoodlums

The Police Command in Lagos State has condemned the burning of its station at Orile by suspected hoodlums.

#EndSARS: Thugs burn down Police station in Lagos

Suspected thugs have set ablaze the Apapa-Iganmu Police Station in Lagos State.

Senate to investigate gas explosions in Lagos

The Senate has directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream and Gas Resources to investigate the remote, immediate causes of recent gas explosions in Lagos-West Senatorial District.

#EndSARS: Lagos govt sets up N200m compensation fund for victims

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the setting up of a N200 million fund to compensate families of victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, killings.

Nigerian teachers hail Buhari’s approval of new salary structure

The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Lagos State Branch, Adedoyin Adesina on Monday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of new salary structure for teachers nationwide.

COVID-19: Lagos govt cancels Independence Day Parade

The Lagos State Government has cancelled the planned Nigeria 60th Independence Day Parade due to COVID-19 pandemic.

438 COVID-19 positive cases yet to turn up for treatment in Lagos – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 438 active cases of COVID-19 in Lagos communities were yet to turn up for treatment in the state’s COVID-19 care centres.

Sanwo-Olu increases pension for Lagos retirees

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it has approved a 33 percent increase for all state pensioners under the Defined Benefits Scheme.

Disregard school resumption timetable, Lagos govt warns

The Lagos State Ministry of Education, Office of Education Quality Assurance, OEQA, has warned residents to disregard a purported resumption timetable circulating on the social media.

We don’t have operational vehicles, logistics, NSCDC cries out

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Lagos State Command on Monday appealed to the Federal Government to provide vehicles and logistics to the command to enhance their performance.

MURIC lauds Lagos govt for rekindling Arabic teaching in public schools

 An Islamic human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has commended the Lagos State Government for boosting the teaching of Arabic Language, following a workshop organised by the state Ministry of Education for Arabic Teachers across the six education districts of the state.

Tinubu under fire over ‘I don’t believe in one Nigeria’ comment

A former Lagos State governor and All progressives Congress, APC chieftain, Bola Tinubu, is under fire over an old newspaper comment in which he said ‘I don’t believe in one Nigeria’.

NDLEA intercepts over 11million Tramadol tablets in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it has intercepted another 607 cartons containing 11, 785, 800 tablets loaded with Tramadol in Lagos.

COVID-19: Lagos health commissioner Abayomi tests positive

The Lagos State Commissioner of Health and state Deputy Incident Commander for COVID-19 responses, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus.

National Theatre to be revamped in 22 months – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says, the National Art Theatre in Lagos will be revamped with creative hubs of four clusters – film, music, fashion and IT in 22 months.

Sanwo-Olu to establish N10bn aquaculture centre in Lagos

The Lagos State Government is to establish N10 billion Lagos Aquaculture Centre of Excellence, LACE, in Igbonla, Epe, under a Public\Private Partnership, PPP, arrangement.

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