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A body recovered after the boat accident at Ikorodu [PHOTO CREDIT: Lagos State government]

Boat Mishap: Two Lagos agencies issue conflicting casualty figures

In the wake of the boat mishap that occurred at Ikorodu on Friday night, two Lagos State agencies involved in the rescue operations, the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), issued conflicting casualty figures, PREMIUM TIMES can report. While LASWA's figures said five…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Recoveries from COVID-19 exceed 1,700 in Lagos – Official

A total number of 1,771 patients have recovered from coronavirus infection in Lagos, following the discharge of 31 more patients, the state governor announced on Monday. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the patients, comprising 16 females and 19 males, were discharged after testing negative to the infection. "31 more COVID-19 Lagos patients;…

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LASTMA officer stabs lover, commits suicide

An officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) has allegedly stabbed his lover at his Lagos residence and killed himself. This was contained in a statement released by Bala Elkana, the spokesperson of the police in Lagos State, on Sunday. The 47-year-old officer identified as Emmanuel Mekuri allegedly…

Five dead, two missing as boat capsizes in Lagos

Five persons were confirmed dead in the early hours of Saturday, while two passengers were declared missing after a commercial boat enroute Ikorodu area of Lagos capsized. This was contained in a release by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), signed by the General Manager. The official, Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, told…

UPDATED: Lagos announces reopening of schools for graduating students

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced August 3 for the resumption of students in transitional classes in the state. Mr Sanwo-Olu said the resumption applies to only students in Senior Secondary 3 (SS3) and Technical College 3 (TEC), while dates for JSS3 and other classes will be announced…

Lagos State House of Assembly

Lawyers, activists react to Lagos lawmakers’ demand to rename buildings, streets named after colonial masters

Several lawyers and activists have reacted to the demand by the Lagos State House of Assembly for streets, buildings, monuments and other public properties named after colonial masters to be renamed. The lawyers and activists, who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, differed in their opinions to the move by…

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COVID-19: Interstate transport firm resumes operations without fare increase

Peace Mass Transit (PMT), one of the transportation companies in Nigeria, says it will resume interstate travels nationwide on July 1, with only 50 per cent carriage but without any extra cost to passengers. This is following the relaxation of interstate travel restriction by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.…

Faith Osamaye, a Youth Corps member is one of the young scientists working at the NCDC’s National Reference Laboratory as Nigeria responds for the outbreak of COVID-19. Photo: Nigeria Health Watch

Lagos govt approves seven private laboratories for COVID-19 testing

Seven private laboratories in Lagos have been approved by the state government to commence COVID-19 testing to ramp up the state's testing capacity. During the official signing of agreement between the state and private laboratories, Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, said the selection and approval followed a…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Recoveries at Lagos isolation centres exceed 1500

The number of patients successfully managed and discharged from coronavirus isolation centres in Lagos rose above 1,500 as more people were discharged on Sunday. The Lagos State Ministry of Health announced on Sunday that 93 more patients have been discharged following their recovery. The patients, including 11 foreign nationals tested…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos govt commissions 150-bed isolation centre

The Lagos State Government on Sunday commissioned a newly-equipped 150-bed isolation centre at the Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. The facility was donated by the private sector coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to help in combating the spread of the virus. With the newly donated isolation centre, the bed-capacity in Lagos…

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Police arrest two fathers for allegedly raping own daughters

The police have arrested two men in Lagos for allegedly raping their teenage daughters, with one of the victims becoming pregnant. One of the accused, Eke Kanu, a 61-year-old man, allegedly raped and impregnated his 19-year-old daughter at Ebute Road, Igbogbo, Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Bala Elkana, the Lagos…

Sample coronavirus test [PHOTO: Euronews] hospital COVID-19

Coronavirus: Lagos discharges 55 more patients

The Lagos State Ministry of Health said an additional 55 patients have recovered from coronavirus infection and have been discharged from the Isolation centres. The discharged patients include 16 foreign nationals, while others are Nigerians. Giving the update on its Twitter handle on Saturday, the ministry disclosed that the patients…

Stephen Ojatunwashe, the deceased.

How Okada, Keke riders’ clash claimed life of Lagos contractor

The police in Lagos have arrested the chairman of motorcycle riders association in Ajah, Idowu Yusuf, over the murder of Stephen Ojatunwashe, a 37-year old contractor. Mr Ojatunwashe was killed on May 30 at General Paint, Ajah, following a tussle between motorcycle and tricycle riders in the area. Mukaila Arowolo,…

Isolation centre at Landmark, Oniru, Lagos State [PHOTO CREDIT: @jidesanwoolu]

COVID-19: Over 5,000 recovered outside Lagos isolation centres

The permanent secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Olusegun Ogboye, has said 5,064 patients of the 9,497 confirmed cases of coronavirus as at Friday have recovered in the community. This is different from those who recovered at the state's isolation centres, which Mr Ogboye said was 1470. It…

Lagos state commissioner of health, Prof Akin Abayomi

Coronavirus: Lagos discharges 36 more patients

The Lagos State Ministry of Health on Thursday discharged additional 36 patients following their recovery from coronavirus infection. The patients, who were discharged from different isolation centres in the state, tested negative to COVID-19 and were reunited with the society. Giving the update on Thursday, the ministry wrote on its…

Lagos State Street Sweepers [PHOTO CREDIT: lawma.gov.ng/]

Lagos govt yet to pay us May salary – Street Sweepers

Several street sweepers who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday said the Lagos State government is yet to pay them their May salaries. The sweepers said they are not hopeful of getting their June salary since they had not received the one for the month before. A video had gone…

Lagos flooding caused as a result of changes in climate

Another person drowns in Lagos flood

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), on Tuesday, said a 17-year-old girl, identified as Ayisat, drowned in a flood after Monday's downpour at Alapafuja Close, Surulere Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the agency, said a search and rescue operation for the teenager is ongoing and her body is yet…

Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu

Couple found dead in Lagos apartment

The police in Lagos have recovered the bodies of a couple at their residence in the Ilasan area of the state. The man was suspected to have killed himself and his partner. The couple, identified as Olamide Alli, 25, and Chris Ndukwe, 39, were found dead in the man's residence…

Isolation centre at Landmark, Oniru, Lagos State [PHOTO CREDIT: @jidesanwoolu]

Coronavirus: Lagos discharges 45 more patients

Forty five patients were discharged from Lagos State isolation facilities on Sunday, following their full recovery from coronavirus. The Lagos State Ministry of Health gave the update via its Twitter handle. Total recoveries in the state stands at 1,328 as of Monday. "Today, 45 fully recovered COVID-19 Lagos patients; 18…

Flood displaces 20 families in Lagos community – Official

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said 20 families have been displaced at Orile-Agege area of the metropolis, as a result of flooding that occurred on Thursday. According to a statement by Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the agency, the flood destroyed not fewer than three compounds in the…

Ikeja Along: Lagos residents battle flood after heavy downpour [PHOTO CREDIT: Premium Times]

Flood sweeps away four-year old in Lagos

A four-year old girl identified as Azeezat was swept away by flood in the early hours of Thursday, an official source confirmed. The incident happened at 33, Fashola Street, Orile Agege, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said. The little girl alongside her family was trying to escape flood…

Marina: Lagos residents battle flood after heavy downpour [PHOTO CREDIT: Premium Times]

Lagos residents battle flood after downpour

Lagos residents battled heavy flood after a Thursday morning rainfall submerged various parts of the city. There were traffic gridlocks on major highways and destruction of properties, including a building collapse at Iyana Ipaja, a Lagos suburb. The rain also forced many residents to stay indoors. Some of the worst…

The collapsed building pictured from a few meters

Two children killed as building collapses in Lagos

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Wednesday recovered the bodies of two children who died in a collapsed building at Ogudu area of state. The incident occurred around 12:40 p.m. at No 46 Gafari Balogun street, Ogudu area during a heavy rainfall. The Director-General of LASEMA, Femi Oke-Osanyintolu,…

A photo of First Cardiology Consultants, a private hospital located in Ikoyi, Lagos. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official website of First Cardiology Consultants, https://firstcardiology.org]

Lagos hospital clears air on death of senator

The First Cardiology Consultant (FCC) Hospital, Ikoyi on Tuesday debunked the rumour that a Nigerian senator, Adebayo Osinowo, died at its facility on Monday. The late Mr Osinowo, popularly called 'Pepperito' was a Nigerian Senator who represented the Lagos East Senatorial District. He died on Monday from complications from an…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Why Lagos govt suspended plans to reopen churches, mosques

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it cannot proceed with the planned reopening of churches and mosques in the state given the current evaluation of coronavirus infections in the state. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State governor, said this on Tuesday during a press briefing at the state house, describing…