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Prof Akin Abayomi

Coronavirus: Lagos can’t cope with 5,000 cases in four weeks, commissioner warns residents

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, says the state cannot cope with the spread of coronavirus if an exponential increase is recorded in one or two weeks. He said this during a presentation on Monday on the trend of coronavirus in the state for the past two weeks,…

R-L: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, during a press briefing on the first case of Coronavirus in the State at Lagos House, Marina, on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Coronavirus: Lagos emergency lines receiving 80% hoax calls –Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, said on Monday that 80 per cent of the calls received on the CORONA emergency lines are hoax calls and are very distracting in the management of coronavirus outbreak in the state and nationwide. Mr Abayomi, during a presentation at the Lagos…

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (middle); Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu (left) and Commander, Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Beecroft, Apapa, Commodore Ibrahim Aliyu Shettima (right), during a media address after the State Security Council meeting at Lagos House, Marina, on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Lagos records second death from COVID-19

Nigeria has now recorded five deaths from coronavirus infection after Lagos State recorded another death on Saturday. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, gave the update of the second death in the state on Sunday. "We lost a COVID19 patient; a 36 year old Nigerian male who died…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Five more patients recover in Lagos

Five more patients have recovered from COVID-19 infection in Lagos State, after testing negative to the infection twice, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said. Mr Sanwo-Olu,who is also the state's Covid-19 Incident Commander, made the announcement on Sunday. He said the patients, comprising two males and three females, have been discharged…

Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH]). [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Coronavirus: LUTH introduces telemedicine to cater for outpatients

Following the increase in the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has introduced telemedicine to provide medical care for outpatients during the lockdown period. This development was contained in a notice circulated by the hospital management. Outpatients who have already been attending or are…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Coronavirus: Infected 8-week-old baby, three others recover, discharged in Lagos

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has discharged four patients from the Infectious Disease Facility, Yaba, after their full recovery from Coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the number of discharged patients in the state to 24, including a patient that was evacuated to the United States. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner…

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)

One dead in multiple-vehicle crash in Lagos

A man has lost his life in an accident involving multiple vehicles in Lagos, an official has said. The accident occurred along Apapa-Oshodi Express Road, on Thursday. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the accident involved a truck carrying two 20-feet containers, a private tow truck and a…

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

COVID-19: Lagos governor Sanwo-Olu tests negative

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested negative to coronavirus infection, an official has said. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, gave the update on Friday on Twitter. Mr Abayomi said the governor, his wife, and their immediate family as well as aides all tested negative to…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: 11 more patients recover in Lagos, discharged

The Lagos State Ministry of Health discharged 11 patients from the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba, on Thursday, following their recovery from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor and Incident Commander for COVID-19 in the state, gave the update via Twitter. Mr Sanwo-Olu said the discharged patients are two…

Worshippers at Agege Central Mosque

Coronavirus: Lagos govt shuts mosque over attack on task force officials

The Lagos State Government on Thursday shut Agege Central Mosque over an attack on officers of the state joint task force monitoring compliance with the social distancing directive of the government. The central mosque was shut down indefinitely by the officials of the Agege Local Government Council, PREMIUM TIMES was…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

U.S. evacuates citizen who tested positive to COVID-19 in Nigeria

The U.S. has evacuated its citizen who tested positive for COVID-19 in Nigeria and was being treated at the Infectious Disease Centre in Lagos, an official has said. Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, provided the information on his Twitter handle on Wednesday. Mr Abayomi said eight patients…

Prof Akin Abayomi

Coronavirus: No patient needs ventilator in Lagos- Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Akin Abayomi, said on Tuesday that none of the active cases of coronavirus infection in the state needs a ventilator, as none of the patients has severe symptoms of the infection. The Commissioner, during an update on COVID-19 in the state, said the patients…

Electricity Pole

Coronavirus: Debtors will not be disconnected throughout lockdown period – Ikeja Electric

Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), an electricity distribution company based in Lagos, says customers who fail to pay their bills will not be disconnected during the two-week stay-at-home period enforced to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by Olusola Ayeni, the…

Dangote Truck

Amidst lockdown, truck crushes six to death in Lagos

An unregistered Dangote Cement truck has crushed six people in a taxi to death, an official has said. The accident occurred at Epe Long-bridge, Epe Expressway of Lagos State. The taxi and the truck were operating despite a lockdown imposed on Lagos by the federal government to prevent the spread…

The 110-bed Isolation Center at Mobolaji Johnoson, Stadium, Onikan, Lagos Island, constructed by the Lagos State Government and Guaranty Trust Bank, unveiled on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Coronavirus: Lagos has excess testing capacity – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, says the state has excess testing capacity for coronavirus infection and is not under pressure in terms of testing. The commissioner, at a press briefing at the state secretariat on Tuesday, said the state is escalating the molecular testing capacity to be…

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Five patients discharged in Lagos

The Lagos State Government on Monday discharged five coronavirus patients treated at the Infectious Disease Centre, Yaba Mainland Hospital. The discharged patients are five of the 65 patients at the centre. The recovered patients were treated at the isolation centre for two weeks. This brings the total number of survivors…

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LASTMA chief, Chris Olakpe, is dead

Chris Olakpe, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA died in the early hours of Monday. Isaac Adetimiro, the Director of Research and Statistics told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr Olakpe "died in his sleep". "There was nothing like illness, he just slept and did not…

Peace Mass Transit (PMT),

Coronavirus: Peace Mass Transit stops operations nationwide

Peace Mass Transit (PMT), an indigenous transportation company in Nigeria, has commenced nationwide winding down of operations as a response towards curtailing the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria. In a statement released by the management on Saturday, PMT said it would first suspend operations in Enugu and Ebonyi states on…

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Coronavirus: In Lagos, Traders Close Shops But Loiter in Markets

Following the directive of the Lagos state government on the closure of all markets and stores selling non-essential products, business owners and traders across markets in the state have largely complied, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Although their shops were closed, the traders loitered around the markets in apparent anticipation of…

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu

Coronavirus Shutdown: Police arrest officers seen in video destroying drinks

The police in Lagos State said they have arrested officers involved in unprofessional conduct while enforcing the closure order by the state government on Thursday. Bala Elkana, the Lagos police spokesperson, said in a statement on Friday that the officers in a viral video have been identified, apprehended and subjected…

Sellers and buyers at Wuse market

Coronavirus: Panic buying begins in Abuja, Lagos markets

Markets in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and environs have closed in response to the government's stay-at-home order while panic buying is intensifying. Although the stay-at-home orders differ from state to state, PREMIUM TIMES' visits to some markets and supermarkets in Abuja and Lagos on Wednesday showed some…

Lagos market [Photo Credit: naija247news.com]

Lagos orders closure of all ‘non-essential’ markets, stores

The Lagos State government has directed that all markets selling non-essential products or life-saving items should close for seven days, effective Thursday. The governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the directive on Tuesday as part of new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state. “All markets and stores except markets…

AMVCA Trophy used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Official AMVCA site]

Coronavirus: AMVCA attendees advised to self-isolate after participant tested positive

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday said all participants at the African Magic Viewers' Choice Award should embark on self-isolation due to the high risk of coronavirus infection. Mr Abayomi said via his Twitter handle that all participants may have been exposed to coronavirus infection as one…

Coronavirus [PHOTO CREDIT: FDA]

Coronavirus: Nigeria confirms three new cases, total rises to 30

The federal government on Sunday said the confirmed cases of coronavirus in Nigeria now stands at 30, with three fresh cases discovered in Lagos. The new cases were confirmed by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Sunday evening. "Three new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Lagos,…

Jide Sanwo-Olu

Coronavirus: Lagos tells 70% of its civil servants to stay at home

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed civil servants on graded 1 to 12 to stay at home for two weeks. The governor gave this order on Sunday following an increase in the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria. Lagos is the most hit state with 19 of Nigeria's 27…