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APC Committee Says No Issue Between Sanwo-Olu And Opponent, Mustapha

APC Committee Says No Issue Between Sanwo-Olu And Opponent, Mustapha
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Lagos4Lagos Visioner Jandor Wins PDP Guber Primary Election

Lagos4Lagos Visioner Jandor Wins PDP Guber Primary Election

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Campaign Group Says Abode Will Defeat Sanwo-olu In 2023

Akinwunmi Ambode Campaign Organisation has vowed that the former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, would send the incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, out of office in 2023.

The chairman of AMCO and former Commissioner for Energy and Mineral resources, Wale Oluwo, who made this known on Sunday, said plans had been concluded to return Ambode to the governorship position in the state.

This is coming about a week after the Governor’s Advisory Council reportedly endorsed Sanwo-Olu for the second term in office.

The former governor’s group leader faulted GAC for endorsing Sanwo-Olu, saying the stance of GAC is not a total reflection of APC members.

Oluwo said “Ambode is seriously interested in what happens in Lagos”, noting that the former governor had indicated readiness to stand by his ideals.

He claimed that feasibility studies have been conducted and that their outcome showed Lagosians were not getting dividends of democracy under the present administration compared to what was obtainable during the previous administration in the state.

“Performance for performance, the administration of Sanwo-Olu cannot be compared to what Ambode achieved. You have to start with security and infrastructure, we can show a lot of things now. But for this government, well this is not the time to start tearing ourselves apart,” he said.

“The way that the GAC sponsored its candidate is the same way that we will do that for our own candidate too. And members of the party will have the option of determining which of the candidates, either AMCO or GAC, they will like to vote for.

We acknowledge that Sanwo-Olu has picked his nomination form, the AMCO candidate will also do his own. And the primary will happen.

“For AMCO, we are participating at all levels of the election. From Governorship to the House of Assembly. We will field candidates for all positions. Our candidate will not be Akinwunmi Ambode. That is not where we are going. We will present our own aspirant and he would challenge the governor for the seat in Lagos.

“The process of presenting our own candidate is almost concluded and I can assure you that by early next week, that candidate will be announced. The GAC is only promoting their own interest by announcing Sanwo-Olu’s as their candidate.”

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Finally, Tinubu Picks 100m APC Presidential Form

Finally, Tinubu Picks 100m APC Presidential Form

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PDP Lagos4lagos Sacks Chairman Over Alleged N100m Gift

PDP Lagos4lagos Sacks Chairman Over Alleged N100m Gift

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu’s Second Term Bid Gathers Momentum After GAC Endorsement

BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu’s Second Term Bid Gathers Momentum After GAC Endorsement

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Former Lawmaker Endorses Lagos Speaker, Obasa For 6th Term

Former Lawmaker Endorses Lagos Speaker, Obasa For 6th Term

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BREAKING: Former Deputy Speaker Lasun Yussuff Dumps APC

BREAKING: Former Deputy Speaker Lasun Yussuff Dumps APC

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Lagos APC Reveals Plans To Adopt Consensus Candidates

Lagos APC Reveals Plans To Adopt Consensus Candidates 

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LAGOS LG POLLS: Sanwo-Olu Casts Vote, Says LG Remains Closest To The People

LAGOS LG POLLS: Sanwo-Olu Casts Vote, Says LG Remains Closest To The People

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Court Rejects Request To Cancel Lagos LGA Elections Today

Court Rejects Request To Cancel Lagos LGA Elections Today

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Lagos LG Elections: No PDP Chairmanship Aspirant Will Be Declared Winner – Primate Ayodele

Lagos LG Elections: No PDP Chairmanship Aspirant Will Be Declared Winner – Primate Ayodele

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NURTW Vice-Chairman, Samuel Kayode Shot Dead In Lagos

NURTW Vice-Chairman, Samuel Kayode Shot Dead In Lagos

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BREAKING: Chairman of Eti-Osa East Confirmed Dead

BREAKING: Chairman of Eti-Osa East Confirmed Dead

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Primary Election : Lagos APC Yet To Officially Release Results Of LG Polls

Primary Election : Lagos APC Yet To Officially Release Results Of LG Polls

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BREAKING: APC Disqualifies Chairmanship Aspirant In Mushin

BREAKING: APC Disqualifies Chairmanship Aspirant In Mushin

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COVID-19 Update by Incident Commander, Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu

COVID-19 Update by the Incident Commander, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, reiterates that Lagos state continues to be the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. as of the 29th of January 2021, Lagos State had recorded a total of 47,871 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

34,094 have recovered in community, while 9,856 are currently active in community. Over the last 12 months, about 3,988 COVID-related patients have been admitted into the various care centres across the State; with a registered fatality rate of approximately0.63% (301 deaths).

TESTING

Currently, Lagos State has 21 private and 4 public health laboratories accredited for Covid-19 testing. So far, a total of 316,801 samples have been tested, with 47,871 diagnosed as Positive.

The test positivity ratio for January 2021 is 24%, which means that one out of every four tests returns positive. This is the highest monthly average recorded in the last six months.

Testing is free at all Lagos State public health laboratories, for all persons who have symptoms such as fever, cough, cold, inability to smell or taste, headaches or general body weakness—or those who have come into close contact with anyone with any of these symptoms.

Testing at our public health facilities cannot be used for travel purposes. Anyone wishing to test as a requirement for travel or other work-related requirements must do so at any of the 21 private laboratories accredited by Lagos State for COVID testing.

HOME-BASED CARE

The Lagos State Government established a telemedicine service, EKOTELEMED, for patients who are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms that do not require admission, and can therefore be managed in the comfort of their homes.

EKOTELEMED is manned by well-trained medical personnel and is available on a toll-free line, 08000EKOMED (08000356633). The State Government would like to encourage people whose cases fall in the asymptomatic or mild category, to take advantage of this service.

So far about 5,000 patients have been reached through EKOTELEMED, and more than a thousand care packs delivered to patients in the Home-based care program.

OXYGEN

The Government wishes to reiterate that Oxygen is free at all Lagos State-owned Covid-19 Treatment Centers. The Lagos State Government does not charge for the use of Oxygen in its Centers.

Considering that oxygen demand has spiked to between 300 and 400 cylinders per day across state-owned treatment facilities, the Government is working hard to ensure that availability and supply are very easily able to meet and even surpass this demand.

To this end, a second oxygen plant is under construction at the Gbagada General Hospital and will come on-stream within the next seven days. It is expected that this will boost the in-house capacity and availability of oxygen across all State Government managed treatment centres.

FG TREATMENT CENTERS GRANT

In view of the rising profile of the coronavirus disease due to the mutating variants now being discovered globally; and to shore up our containment and management capacity, I have approved the sum of Two Hundred Million Naira (N200,000,000) to support the ongoing patient management and treatment efforts of two Federal Government Treatment Centers in our State.

To this end, LUTH will be receiving the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira and the Federal Medical Center, Ebute Metta will be receiving Fifty Million Naira. These sums will be disbursed on Monday, February 1.

IVERMECTIN

The State Government is aware of numerous international claims that the broad spectrum anti-parasitic agent/medication Ivermectin has shown some efficacy in acting as a sustained prophylaxis in containing/inhibiting the causative virus in SARS CoV-2.

While this medication has not yet been approved for the broad treatment of the Coronavirus disease, the State Government has however taken the bold step of ensuring we have adequate stocks of Ivermectin, which will be initially deployed in a short clinical trial to ascertain its efficiency in our population to prevent and treat COVID-19 infection.

VACCINES

Lagos State Government is aware that the Federal Government is expecting its first batch of vaccines (Pfizer) from the Covax Facility in February, and that Lagos State’s status as the epicenter of the pandemic in Nigeria will be duly considered in the distribution plan.

At the moment the State Government is finalizing its own vaccine strategy; while at the same time keeping a close eye on ongoing vaccine research, development and clinical trials.

As the vaccines become available in Lagos State they will be prioritized to the people who need them the most frontline health workers, people with co-morbidities, the elderly (aged 65 and above, and subsequently, those aged between 50 and 65), and essential workers.

While aligning with the national strategy for deployment of the vaccines, in these early days, Lagos State will also continue to scale up the capacity to flatten the infection curve, and to minimize the fatality rate, through testing and treatment.

The Government also acknowledges its responsibility to ensure that:

1. Lagosians are protected from price-gouging and other forms of exploitation.

2. The integrity of the vaccines is kept intact along the entire supply and distribution chain.

3. Approved dosages are complied with.

4. That a post-vaccination adverse event monitoring strategy is followed diligently and according to normal protocols of pharmaceutical public safety.

NEW TREATMENT OPTION (GBAGADA CENTER)

In keeping with governments responsibility as a public protector and in response to the growing clamour by patients who are willing to pay for Covid-19 treatment at a cost that is lower than is currently obtainable at private facilities.

Lagos State Government is making efforts to transform the State-owned Isolation Center in Gbagada into a fee-paying facility that people can elect to be treated at.

While the Treatment Facility in Yaba will continue to offer free and high-quality treatment to all persons, Gbagada will offer treatments at a moderated cost to those who wish to take advantage of extra offerings like private treatment rooms and more personalized levels of care.

NON-PHARMACEUTICAL INTERVENTIONS

The importance of non-pharmaceutical interventions cannot be overemphasized. All residents of Lagos State must continue to abide by the public health and safety regulations that have been issued by the health authorities including the following:

1. Wear a mask everywhere.

2. Ensure that you wash your re-usable mask regularly, and also properly dispose of used disposable masks.

3. If you operate an office or business, insist on the wearing of masks before customers or clients can be granted access or rendered service

4. Follow social distancing guidelines.

5. Avoid mass gatherings or adhere to published guidelines for congregations.

6. Practice regular hand and respiratory hygiene.

7. If you feel any symptoms that correspond to the outlined symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.

8. If positive, self-isolate or report to any Isolation Centre and follow-up clinics.

The State Government has observed with dismay the widespread flagrant disregard and non-adherence to guidelines and protocols aimed at stemming and curbing the tide of infection.

We particularly note that some event centres have been operating their premises outside the acceptable parameters for operation/usage and continue to be recalcitrant in this regard.

This is to sound a very serious note of warning that henceforth all those found culpable and in breach of the existing regulations and guidelines would be swiftly and decisively dealt with in full accordance with the provisions of the law.

In line with the COVID-19 Health Protection Regulations 2021 signed by President @MBuhari, it is hereby directed that no gathering of more than 50 persons shall hold in an enclosed space, except for religious purposes, in which case the gathering shall not exceed 50% capacity.

A breach of the provisions of the Presidential Regulations attracts upon summary conviction, a fine or six months imprisonment and or both. Our enforcement agencies have been appropriately tasked to ensure maximum compliance.

All Lagosians are enjoined to continue to observe all laid down guidelines and protocols issued by both the State and Federal governments for the effective containment and treatment of the novel coronavirus disease.

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LASG Suspend All Existing and Pending Land Extension into the Lagoon at Banana Island, Osborne Foreshore Ikoyi

LASG Suspend All Existing and Pending Land Extension into the Lagoon at Banana Island, Osborne Foreshore Ikoyi

 

The Lagos State Government has issued a suspension order on all approvals in respect of land extensions into the Lagoon at Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore, Ikoyi.

A statement was jointly signed by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako and his counterpart in the Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Arc. Kabiru Ahmed Abdullahi.

The statement noted that there has been increasing and continuing degradation of the Lagos shoreline as a result of indiscriminate illegal dredging, reclamation and land extensions into the Lagos Lagoon.

It said, “Of particular concern to the State Government are the extensions being illegally carried out at Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore, Ikoyi”.

It pointed out that such land reclamation and extension activities had resulted in gross violation of the Physical Planning Laws of the State and impinged on the ecosystem of the entire area.

The Commissioners maintained that the illegal proliferation of dredging and reclamation practices had occasioned serious distortion in the aesthetics of the shoreline with high potential for causing environmental degradation capable of producing dire consequences if unchecked.

“Government hereby suspends all existing, pending and subsequent approvals in respect of all Land Extensions into the Lagoon at Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore, Ikoyi”, the statement said.

The Lagos State Government also ordered the immediate cessation of all ongoing works, construction, reclamation and other similar activities in respect of extension approvals granted or being processed at Banana Island and Osborne Foreshore, Ikoyi.

Members of the public have been advised to comply forthwith with the Stop Work/Suspension Orders or risk facing criminal charges and the confiscation of their dredging equipment by the government.

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Breaking: Lagos Deputy Governor, Hamzat Brother Died of COVID-19 Complications

The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, lost one of his relatives, Haroun, on Tuesday, 06, January 2021.

Haroun, is a a medical doctor practitioner and reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 before his death, his colleagues brief Newsmen today, Wednesday.

He was 37 years old.

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State chapter confirmed Haroun’s death in a statement made available to our correspondent on Wednesday.

The statement titled, ‘NMA Lagos mourns’, read in part, “It’s a dark moment in the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State, as we announce with deep regret the death of our very young colleague, Dr Haroun Hamzat. Its “sunset at dawn” as he was just 37 years old.

“He worked as a medical officer at one of the PHCs under Orile Agege LCDA until his demise.

“We commiserate with his immediate family, friends, associates, colleagues, and staff of Lagos State PHC Board and indeed the medical fraternity of Lagos State. We pray against such premature deaths in our fold.

“May the Almighty God grant his family and all of us, the fortitude to bear this irreplaceable loss, Amen. Adieu to our Hippocratic Brother, Dr Haroun Hamzat. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace.”

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had announced 1,354 new cases of COVID-19 in the country on Tuesday.

The agency said 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory recorded the new infections with Lagos State having more cases with 712 and the FCT, 145 cases.

Plateau recorded 117 new cases, Kwara 81; Kaduna State 54; Sokoto 39; Oyo 38 and Rivers had 36.

Gombe had 21 newly infected people; Enugu 20; Akwa Ibom 16; Bauchi and Delta 14 each and Ebonyi reported 13.

Anambra registered nine newly infected residents; Taraba and Edo, eight each; Kano State, three; Osun and Ekiti two each and Ogun had one.

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LAGOS BY-ELECTIONS: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Hails Abiru Saheed Over Victory

LAGOS BY-ELECTIONS: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Hails Abiru Saheed Over Victory

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