LASG Introduces ‘Read Aloud, Lagos’ To Promotes Reading Among Pry Pupils

Wale Jagun In a bid to promote reading culture among primary school pupils in the state, the Lagos State Office of Education Quality Assurance has introduced an initiative, tagged “Read-Aloud, Lagos”, to create and stimulate their interests in reading books. The Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, who disclosed this at a media briefing in Alausa, Ikeja on Friday, explained that the initiative was introduced to encourage all children, within the primary school age bracket in the State, to imbibe the culture of reading in order to…

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COVID – 19: Lagos Set To Restart Economy

Lagos State Government has set the process of re-opening its economy in motion, with the rollout of Register-to-Open guidelines. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a release said that the State Government daily battles the reality of balancing reactivation of economic activities and the continuation of the State’s response to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. He said the battle to stop the ravaging virus in Lagos had subjected the State to a delicate situation of having to manage hunger resulting from weeks of slowdown in economic activities and also the movement of…

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Lagos Inaugurates COVID-19 Review Committee for Tourism, Entertainment Industry

The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has inaugurated members of the Lagos State COVID-19 Pandemic Review Committee. The six-man committee chaired by Mrs. Joke Silva, MFR, is expected to draw out suggestions and recommendations on how to re-activate the State creative industry, which has remained dormant as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic currently ravaging the world. The Honourable Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Pharm. (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, while inaugurating the Committee at Alausa, on Thursday, explained that the members are expected to make recommendations to…

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Lagos Reduces 2020 Budget Figures by 21 Percent

The Lagos State Government has embarked on a downward review of the year 2020 budget, precipitated by the negative economic and social effects of the Coronavirus disease on the global economy. Making the disclosure, the Honourable Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Sam Egube said the process, which was approved by the State Executive Council, aims to reduce the N1,168.6billion budget approved by the Lagos State House of Assembly to N920.5billion. Egube recalled that the N1.169trn for Y2020 contained a capital expenditure of N711billion and N457billion recurrent budget, showing…

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Lockdown Extension: Imota LCDA Chairman Distributes Food Items, Facemasks To Residents

Kunle Adelabu The Chairman of Imota Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Wasiu Adekunle Agoro, has again distributed relief items to about 3,000 residents in the second phase of the council’s intervention programme to cushion the effects of the COVIID – 19 lockdown in the council area. Also at the programme held at the Imota LCDA Secretariat, 5,000 facemasks were distributed to beneficiaries of the food relief, council officials and residents, while relief materials and cash were also presented to some elderly residents at their various homes. Some of the…

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Oriwu College Land Encroachment: We Are On Top Of The Matter – Physical Planning Commissioner

Kunle Adelabu Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, Dr Idris Salako, has assured that government is looking into the issue regarding the encroachment on the property of the Oriwu College, Ikorodu. The State government has intervened in the matter, which has attracted condemnation from the old students’ association of the school and the general public, by issuing two notices on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, through the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA). The notices, ‘Contravention notice’ and ‘Stop –Work Order’, were served on Oriwu College and those…

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COVID – 19: 13 More Patients Discharged From Four Centres In Lagos

Kunle Adelabu Thirteen more patients have recovered from coronavirus in Lagos and have been discharged. Mr Babajide Sanw-Olu, Governor of the State and the incident commander announced in a statement on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The recovered patients were discharged from Onikan, Eti-Osa (LandMark), Lekki and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation facilities. He said in his statement: “Today, 13 more COVID19Lagos patients; 9 males and 4 females, all Nigerians have been discharged from the Onikan, Eti-Osa (LandMark), Lekki and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Isolation facilities to reunite with…

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Suspected Cult Leader, ‘Dada Kettle’, Others Arrested In Ikorodu

Kunle Adelabu A suspected leader of Axe cult group, Anuoluwa Mogaji, popularly known and called ‘Dada Kettle’ that has been terrorizing various parts of Ikorodu Division of Lagos, has been arrested. Dada Kettle was arrested on Thursday in Igbogbo township in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Ikorodu Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria. Many suspected members of Eiye and Axe cult groups were also arrested by the combined team of Police, Onyabo Vigilance Group, Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) and…

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Nigeria Coronavirus Cases Now 6, 677 With 284 New Infections

Wale Jagun Cases of COVID – 19 infections in Nigeria late evening on Wednesday reached 6, 677 with 284 new infection recorded in 12 states. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the announcement on its twitter handle. NCDC also announced that no fewer than 200 patients have died in the country with 1, 840 recovered patients discharged so far. Breakdown of the latest figures: 284 new cases of #COVID19; 199-Lagos 26-Rivers 19-Oyo 8-FCT 8-Borno 7-Plateau 6-Jigawa 5-Kano 2-Abia 1-Ekiti 1-Delta 1-Kwara 1-Taraba 6677 cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria…

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Lagos Discharges 17 More COVID – 19 Patients After Recovery

Kunle Adelabu Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, announced that another set of Coronavirus patients were discharged from three Isolation Centres in Lagos. The Governor stated in his update on the ravaging Coronavirus that they were discharged after they were tested negative to COVID-19 twice and achieved full recovery. Recovered victims were discharged from Yaba, Gbagada and LUTH Isolation facilities in the state. The State Ministry of Heath also confirmed the development on its twitter handle. Today’s discharge brings the total number of recoveries from the virus in…

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