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Supreme Court weakens federalism, strengthens unitary system

THE Supreme Court on Thursday, July 11, 2024 made landmark judgements on local government areas, LGAs, in the country. First, it gave the salutary order that they must be run by elected persons. Its second order that LGAs be paid directly by the centre, seeks more or less, to de-link them from the states they are located. In other words, it Read More…

Health Metro Top Story

Cholera outbreak strikes Lagos State: Urgent response underway

Lagos State is grappling with a cholera outbreak, as announced by the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. The recent tweet revealed that 350 suspected cases have emerged across 29 wards in various Local Government Areas (LGAs), with 17 confirmed cases and a concerning death toll of 15. The outbreak has prompted an immediate Read More…

Climate Finance Environment Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu calls for increased climate financing at Lagos summit

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State emphasised the urgent need for continuous and enhanced financing to combat climate change challenges during the closing ceremony of the 10th Lagos International Climate Change Summit on Thursday. Represented by his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, the governor stressed the importance of collaborative efforts among governments, financial institutions, and international Read More…

Crime Metro Stealing

Four suspected cable vandals arrested in Lagos

In a significant development, the Lagos State Police Command has apprehended four individuals suspected of vandalising and stealing armoured cables that belong to the Lagos State Government. Here are the details: According to Police spokesperson SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspects—Oseni Yusuf, Richard Solomon, Emmanuel Ezeobi, and Isaac Shedrach—were taken into custody by a Police patrol Read More…

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Metro Religion Top Story

Sanwo-Olu calls for unity and patriotism amid economic challenges

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has urged citizens to unite and seek solutions rather than engage in a blame game over the nation’s current economic difficulties. Speaking at the 25th State House Ramadan Tafseer Anniversary Prayer, Sanwo-Olu, represented by Deputy Governor Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, emphasised the need for collective action and patriotism. “The challenges Read More…

Emergency Relief Metro Top Story

Dangote Foundation’s food donation eases hardship for Lagosians

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commended the Dangote Foundation for its substantial donation aimed at alleviating the economic struggles faced by Lagos residents. The foundation’s contribution of 80,000 10kg bags of rice and 4,500,000 loaves of bread is part of a broader national food intervention programme. During the programme’s launch at Lagos House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu highlighted Read More…

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Emergency Relief Metro Top Story

Lagos launches multi-pronged attack on economic hardship, unveils relief package for residents

As the grip of economic hardship tightens on Nigerians, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has emerged as a beacon of hope, unveiling a comprehensive relief package designed to shield residents from the harshest blows. Recognising the multifaceted nature of the challenges, the governor’s plan tackles issues ranging from transportation costs and food insecurity to education Read More…

Infrastructure Metro

Federal Government to continue Third Mainland Bridge rehabilitation

The Federal Government has confirmed the continuation of rehabilitation works on the Third Mainland Bridge starting Thursday, as announced by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, in a statement released on Wednesday in Lagos. Expressing understanding for the inconvenience caused by traffic diversions, Kesha appealed for patience and cooperation from Read More…

City Transport Metro Top Story

Governor Sanwo-Olu inaugurates Lagos rail mass transit Red Line Feb 29

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed plans to inaugurate the long-awaited Lagos rail mass transit Red Line on February 29, aiming to significantly enhance transportation infrastructure in Lagos. Sanwo-Olu made the announcement during the Lagos State Parking Authority (LASPA) Stakeholders Forum 2024, held in Ikeja. The event, themed “Parking in Lagos, The Journey Read More…

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Housing Metro Top Story

Federal Government launches 20,000 affordable housing project in Lagos

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to kick-start the construction of 20,000 affordable mass housing units under the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates project in Lagos State, marking a significant stride in President Bola Tinubu’s housing initiative. Dr. Markus Ogunbiyi, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, confirmed the development Read More…