Tag: Lagos

Why we don’t use Lagos footbridges — Pedestrians

Some pedestrians in Lagos have said that they continued risking their lives crossing highways on foot because many of the footbridges had become safe haven for thieves, beggars and traders. In separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the pedestrians said they alsoavoided using footbridges as most either[Read More…]

COVID-19: Lagos total cases 76,201; tests 737,141 — Commissioner

Professor Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, says the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state stands at 76,201. Abayomi made the disclosure through his Facebook account, @ProfAkinolaAbayomi, on Saturday while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 status, for Sept. 20 and 21. He said that 4,644[Read More…]

Lagos govt to divert traffic at Yaba for 3 months

The Lagos State Government has announced  diversion of traffic from Yaba for the first phase of the construction of the Red line railway project. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos that the diversion would last for three months from midnight of[Read More…]

Lagos: 4 victims trapped under fallen container rescued

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Sector Command, says four people who were trapped by a fallen container have been rescued alive. FRSC, LASEMA rescue 4 victims trapped under fallen container The Corps Commander, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, signed by the Route Commander,[Read More…]

Lagos mandates Model School students to pay N35,000 ‘experimental fees’ in each of 2 terms

Boarding house students of Lagos State Model Colleges and Upgraded Schools will pay N35,000 in each of the next two terms. Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, made the clarification in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by Mr Ganiu Lawal, an assistant director in the ministry. Adefisayo said[Read More…]

VAT: Lagos, Rivers are nothing without the rest of Nigeria — Masari

The governor of Katsina state, Aminu Bello Masari, has knocked state governments demanding autonomy to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) in their states. NewsWireNGR recalls Lagos and Rivers at recent times have been at loggerhead with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to dissuade the latter from collecting VAT in[Read More…]

Police dismiss trigger-happy officer who killed 18-yr-old girl in Lagos

The Lagos state police command has identified, dismissed and arrested a trigger-happy officer who fired the shot that killed an 18-year-old girl in Lagos state. Monsurat Ojuade, the victim was said to have been hit by a stray bullet fired by the erring officer during a raid to arrest a[Read More…]

VAT Collection: ‘We have to support one another’ – Kogi opposes move by Lagos, Rivers 

Kogi State government says it will not be drawn into the value-added tax collection row sparked by Lagos and Rivers states.  Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers had on August 20 signed into law the VAT bill that empowers the state to collect VAT of businesses operating within its geography.   Lagos[Read More…]

Like Rivers, Lagos gets set for showdown with FIRS, as Assembly passes VAT Bill

Lagos State has joined the war against Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as its House of Assembly on Thursday passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT). Recall Rivers state government who passed a similar bill is currently at loggerheads with the FIRS despite court ruling that the state has the[Read More…]

Lagos releases resumption schedule for 2021/2022 academic session

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced resumption guidelines for 2021 to 2022 academic session for public and private schools across the State. This resumption schedule was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo. According to the statement, schools are expected to resume on[Read More…]