Tag Archives: Lagos

Lagos Community Seeks Justice Over House Demolition

 Folake Sokoya Residents of Agodongbon village, a community near Lucky Fiber Industries in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, have cried out for help after some individuals claiming to be Lagos State officials demolished their homes. According to the Baale of the community, Otunba Oluwole Sanni, the same set of people that knocked down their houses on July 6 had stormed …

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Open Defecation A National Emergency—WaterAid Nigeria

‘A Gram Of Human Waste Contains Over 10 Million Viruses, Parasites’ Nanbam Michael is the Project Manager on the Kimberly Clark Corporation project being facilitated by WaterAid, Nigeria. The project, titled ‘Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Project,’ is being piloted in two local councils of Ikorodu North and Ojodu Local Council Development Areas, representing rural and peri-urban communities. Michael, who facilitated at a three-day …

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Alimosho-Lagos Communities Urged To Engage With Duty Bearers For Development

International Press Centre

Community leaders have been asked to engage with duty bearers and monitor activities to ensure development in their various localities. The call was made yesterday in Alimosho, Lagos State by Mr. Ayo Aluko-Olokun who was a facilitator at the workshop titled ‘Rights based approach Advocacy Training For Community Stakeholders’ Engagement with duty bears on priority development issues’. The program supported …

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Lagos to introduce ‘Register-To-Open Initiative’, Plans To Open More Businesses

Sanwo-Olu Babajide

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured that the state would soon re-open for businesses and other activities as it plans to introduce a ‘Register-To-Open Initiative.’ Recently, some religious organisations expressed worry about re-opening of worship centres since markets which are said to be more rowdy have been operating skeletal services. Meanwhile, to fully reopen businesses and other …

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COVID-19: Group Donates Food Items To Mile 12, Lagos Communities

Omo Adugbo

A humanitarian group under the aegis of Egbe Omo Adugbo Home and Abroad has donated relief and welfare packages to communities in Kosofe Local government Area of Lagos State. The communities are Maidan, Agiliti and Orile all in Mile 12 International Market. The donation according to the group was part of palliative measures to cushion the effect of the lockdown …

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Funke Akindele, Husband Plead Guilty, Sentenced, For Quarantine

Funke Akindele

Popular actress, Funke Akindele-Bello and her husband, AbdulRasheed Bello, have been penalised for disobeying the Lagos State rules on restriction of movement in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The duo had organised a party in their Lekki, Lagos home which attracted their workers and friends totalling above 20 persons despite the state government’s announcement that any gathering above 20 persons …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records Second Death


Nigeria has recorded the  second coronavirus death, Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire said on Monday. The Minister made the announcement during the Presidential Task Force Briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja the nation’s capital. At present recorded cases in the country is still at 111 and just yesterday the President, Muhammadu Buhari in a broadcast announced the lock-down of Abuja, …

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Aisha Saleh: How Lagos Crushes Its Promising Young


The recent decision by the Lagos State Government to ban rather than regulate okada (commercial motorcyclers) and keke Marwa (tricycles), sounds posh, innit? Big city! Oho! But beyond the urbanisation rhetoric is sprawling, gnawing poverty and misery left unaddressed: millions of people across Lagos whose survival depend on these sources of livelihood now have their basic existence threatened. And this …

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Lagos And The Prospect Of A Waste Free Future 

Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin Just recently, we introduced the Blue Box initiative – a waste collection programme designed to help residents sort recyclable waste from the source, that is, at the point where an item or material is considered waste. This eliminates the landfill process for recyclables, and we see this as a long term step by step and collaborative approach, …

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Sanwo-Olu Wants 60,000 HIV/AIDS Victims Traced


The Lagos State Government wants about 60,000 people who tested positive to HIV/AIDS in the state but failed to return for treatment to be tracked for immediate anti-retroviral therapy. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known on Wednesday at the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA) inauguration of the State’s HIV Consortium Group, featuring the formal dissemination of dis-aggregated Nigeria HIV/AIDS …

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