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Third Mainland Bridge to be Shut Down for Repairs

Third Mainland Bridge to be Shut Down for Repairs

THE Federal Government had said that it will shut the Third Mainland Bridge for six months for maintenance starting from Friday, July 24. The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Kayode Popoola, who said this in Lagos, noted that consultations are ongoing for another phase of repair works to begin on the 11.8km bridge.

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Lagos State Government Threaten Fresh Lockdown as Cases Hit 23,298

The Lagos state governments have threatened fresh lockdowns amid increasing COVID-19 cases in the states and the country. Fresh 684 COVID-19 cases were recorded in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory on Friday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, bringing the total number of cases to 23,298. While 8,253 discharged patients had recovered,

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Ex-Oyo Governor Abiola Ajimobi is Dead

Former Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi is dead. He died today at age 70 after battling with COVID-19 and underlying symptoms. He was said to have tested negative for COVID-19 but the illness had caused his health to deteriorate. The former governor was hospitalised at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on June 2,

Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari

Buhari Appoints Gambari as Chief of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new chief of staff. He is Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, CFR. A respected scholar and diplomat. He replaces Mallam Abba Kyari, who died last month of COVID-19. According to report, Gambari, who was Buhari’s foreign Minister and confidant as military Head of State in the 1980s met with the

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COVID-19 Test is Free, Says Lagos State Government

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has  said that  COVID-19 tests in all approved testing centres in Lagos State are carried out  free of charge.Reacting to alleged reports of patients paying N30,000 for COVID-19 tests at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, approved centres in Lagos; Abayomi said no designated testing centre

Supreme Court Nullifies Election of Bayelsa APC Candidate

Less than 24 hours to the inauguration of a new administration in Bayelsa state the Supreme Court, on Thursday, gave a ruling that dashed the hope of the governor-elect of the State, David Lyon and his Deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo. The stood for the election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.  The court

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