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10 escape death as boat capsizes in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes No fewer than 10 passengers escaped death on Tuesday’s evening, when their boat capsized on Lagos Waterways, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said. Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued live when their boat capsized. According to him, the Read More…

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Lagos to establish N10bn aquaculture centre, empowers 2,743 farmers

Reading Time: 4 minutes 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. The state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the assurance on Tuesday at the distribution of agricultural inputs and productive assets to 2,743 farmers under the 2020 Agricultural Value Chains Empowerment Programme. Read More…

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Domestic gas explosion claims 1 life, injures 3 in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said that a man lost his life while three adults were injured in a gas explosion which took place at Palmgrove Estate, Lagos. LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the accident on Monday, said that the three injured people had been hospitalised. Oke-Osanyintolu said that LASEMA Read More…

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Third Mainland Bridge repairs: LASWA deploys safety systems on waterways

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) says it has deployed  measures to ensure maximum safety for commuters who choose waterways, following the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge for repairs. LASWA’s General Manager, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, disclosed in a statement on Sunday that the authority had prepared adequately for commuters. Emmanuel said: “LASWA is Read More…

Osigold Hotels & Bar sealed up by the COVID-19 Task Force
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Lagos COVID-19 Task Force attacked, shot at by Ipaja hotel guards

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Safety Commission COVID-19 Enforcement Taskforce team, was on Sunday attacked and shot at during an enforcement exercise at Osigold Hotels & Bar in Baruwa Ipaja, Lagos. In a statement from the task force on Wednesday, the Director-General of the Commission, Mr. Lanre Mojola, disclosed that the Hotel had over 100 people clubbing Read More…

A general view of a food market in Lagos after Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari called for a lockdown starting tonight to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), March 30, 2020.
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Active COVID-19 cases in Lagos communities, not admitted, come down to 2,036

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: A general view of a food market in Lagos after Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari called for a lockdown starting tonight to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), March 30, 2020. Photograph by Temilade Adelaja/REUTERS The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says that  the active cases of COVID-19 in Read More…

Despite the 60% limited operating capacity forced by COVID-19, LAGFERRY recorded highest passengers' ridership on a single day of ferry operation, commuting a total of 1175 passengers.
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LAGFERRY to increase daily trips, routes as 3rd Mainland Bridge closes

Reading Time: 3 minutes Picture above credit: Despite the 60% limited operating capacity forced by COVID-19, LAGFERRY recorded highest passengers’ ridership on a single day of ferry operation on Wednesday, 10th June 2020, commuting a total of 1175 passengers. Photograph: LagFerry The Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY) says it will increase daily operations on most of the routes and add Read More…

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Media report on Apapa congestion misleading – Taskforce

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: Gridlock in Apapa Photo: Stears Business Kayode Opeifa, the Executive Vice Chairman, Presidential Task Team(PTT) on Restoration of Law and Order in Apapa,  has debunked a media report that there is traffic congestion in Apapa axis. Opeifa, in a statement on Monday, described the entire report as unfounded and misleading. He said Read More…

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Lagos Bus Service announces fare hike, gets approval to ply BRT corridor

Reading Time: 3 minutes Picture above credit: Lagos Bus Service announces fare hike, gets approval to ply BRT corridor Source: LBSL The Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL), operator of Marcopolo high-capacity buses, says it has secured approval of the state government for upward review of fares and right to ply Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) dedicated lane. The Chief Executive Read More…

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Wana Udobang, Nigerian poet selected for U.S. Writing Programme

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: Wana Udobang/NAN A Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist, Wana Udobang, has been selected by the United States Department of State to participate in the 54th International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency. The U.S. Consulate in Lagos disclosed this in a statement issued by Temitayo Famutimi, the Consulate’s information specialist. The Read More…