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LASG gives reasons for withdrawing case against Gbadamosi, Naira Marley

by Francis Nkem The Lagos State Government has revealed the conditions for withdrawing the charges brought against hip-hop star, Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley, former Lagos governorship aspirant, Babatunde Gbadamosi and his wife Folashade for defying the state Coronavirus social distancing directive. Naira Marley was represented in court by Damilola Ayinde-Marshall,

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COVID-19: 51 violators sentenced, to undergo 14-day quarantine

by Winifred Okafor A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos Wednesday sentenced 51 persons to one-month community service for violating the social distancing directives of the Lagos State Government. Chief Magistrate Peter Ojo convicted the defendants following their plea of guilty to twin one-count charges of unlawful gathering. The violators include the 34 out of 37 persons arrested by the

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Lagos opens improvised food markets across major schools

by Winifred Okafor The State Commissioner for Agriculture, Prince Gbolahan Lawal has announced that the state government has inaugurated food markets across major schools in the state in the wake of the lockdown across the state to contain the spread of Covid-19. He made this disclosure during an assessment visit to a portion of the business sectors at

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80% of calls to Corona crisis lines are deception calls – LASG

by Winifred Okafor The Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Professor Akin Abayomi, has said that 80 percent of the calls got on the Corona crisis lines are deception calls from fickle individuals from the general public. Speaking during a session yesterday, Monday, April 6, 2020, the Commissioner said a great number of people call for

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Covid-19: LUTH approves life insurance for health workers

by Winifred Okafor The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Lagos Mainland, has announced a disaster protection for each staff functioning in the frontline to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the country. Commenting on the development, the Chief Medical Director of LUTH, Prof Chris Bode said; "We expect to record by zero paces of patient-to-staff

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Ikorodu residents react to stay-at-home directive

by Francis Nkem Residents of Ikorodu community, Lagos Mainland, have confessed that staying at home because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic across the world has made life boring and frustrating, but admit it is something everyone has to live with. Lamenting against the backdrop of social distancing, self-isolation and lock­down regulations that have been imposed by the federal

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Covid-19: Funke Akindele and husband fined NN100,000 each after pleading guilty

by Francis Nkem Nollywood actress Funke Akindele and her husband AbdulRasheed Bello have been convicted and fined N100,000 each by an Ogba Magistrate Court for flouting the Lagos State Infectious Disease (Emergency Prevention) Regulation 2020. Delivering judgment after the couple pleaded guilty, Magistrate Y.O. Aje-Afunwa ordered the defendants to pay N100,000 naira each as fine. The magistrate also

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