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LAGOS HOLDS FIRE PREVENTION CONFERENCE

The Lagos State Safety Commission has again demonstrated its resolve of ensuring the safety of lives and property by organizing a Three-Day Fire Safety Conference with the theme: “The Economic Effects of Active and Passive Fire Prevention in Lagos State”.   According to the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr. Hakeem Dickson, the Fire Safety conference became necessary and expedient …

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WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY: LASUTH URGES PATIENTS TO STOP SELF MEDICATION

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) joined the rest of the world to mark the World Arthritis Day as declared by the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO) and urged patients to desist from self-medication, saying that the practice is capable of causing further damage to their health. Speaking at a workshop organised by the Hospital at Rheumatology …

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LAGOS SET TO HONOUR FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI  

  …reiterates commitment to promoting public monuments The Lagos State Government has announced plans to honour the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, as the weeklong activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw to a close.   In a statement issued on Thursday by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, the Government …

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LASPARK DECLARES RECREATIONAL PARKS AND GARDENS FREE FOR FAMILIES, FRIENDS

In its bid to make all State-owned parks and gardens more accessible to fun seekers across the State, the Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), has declared that all parks and gardens owned by the State Government are now opened to all Lagosians ‘free of charge’. The General Manager of the Agency, Mrs. Bilikis Adebiyi-Abiola, who made this known …

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LAGOS COMMISSIONS KETU LAYBY

Lagos State Government today commissioned the completed Ketu Layby, just as it declared that the project is one of many across the State for commercial buses as part of efforts to prevent passenger vehicles from impeding the free flow of traffic on main roads.   Speaking at the event, the Acting Commissioner of Transportation, Prince Anofi Olanrewaju Elegushi stated that …

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LASG URGES CITIZENS TO EMBRACE ICT AS TOOL FOR SELF DEVELOPMENT

Lagos State Government has urged the people of the State to embrace Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a tool to being financially independent and self-reliant as against seeking for employment or scarce white collar jobs. Speaking at the 6th EU-Nigeria Business forum tagged: “Youth as an Engine of Broad-Based Economic Transformation”, held recently at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, the …

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LAGOS PRISON WATCH OFFERS FREE LEGAL SERVICES TO INDIGENT INMATES

… SEEKS COMMUNITY SERVICE OPTION FOR MINOR OFFENDERS   The Lagos State Prison Watch has offered free legal services to awaiting-trial inmates in the Badagry prisons to facilitate their release as well as aid decongestion of the facility which is presently overstretched and overcrowded.   The Prison Watch team, comprising of State counsels from Lagos State Citizens’ Right, Office of The Public …

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LAGOS RESCUES 19 PERSONS AS BOAT CAPSIZE IN OWORONSHOKI

…Records One Death The Lagos State Government has confirmed the rescue of 19 persons in the boat mishap which occurred in Oworonshoki end of Third Mainland Bridge area of the State on Tuesday. Managing Director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, who confirmed the mishap in a statement, said the 19 persons were rescued alive by the …

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COURT REAFFIRMS LASG’S AUTHORITY OVER INLAND WATERWAYS

…SAYS NIWA LACKS CONSTITUTIONAL POWER TO REGULATE STATE WATERWAYS A Federal High Court in Lagos has reaffirmed the power of the Lagos State Government to legislate and control the inland waterways within the territory of the State. Delivering judgment in a suit filed by fishermen operating in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of the State with reference number FHC/L/CS/1098/07, Justice Saliu …

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LAGOS POLICE, TASKFORCE ARREST SUSPECTED CRIMINALS IN MUSHIN

… CONFISCATE BAGS OF ILLICIT DRUGS   The Lagos Police and operatives of the State Task Force in a joint operation over the weekend arrested about 50 suspected criminals and confiscated 48 bags of illicit drugs in the Akala area of Mushin as part of the State’s policy to eradicate criminal hideouts in Lagos.   The mid-night joint enforcement operation …

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