News - Lagos State Government

20 Years After, FG Hands Over Marina Presidential Lodge To Lagos

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the final handing over of the Presidential Lodge, Marina to the Lagos State Government about 20 years after the journey to actualise it commenced. Speaking at the handing over ceremony, held at the Conference Room of Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing in Abuja...

Lagos Seals Five Major Transport Companies

4 days ago /
Transport  

The Lagos State Government On Tuesday sealed off the premises of five major commercial transport companies, at Jibowu, on Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway as a follow-up enforcement to the relocation directive  earlier given by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode,  earlier in the year.  The seal off exercise was ordered by the permanent secretary in the...

Freedom Of Information Act Applicable To Lagos, Court Rules

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

A Lagos High Court sitting in the Ikeja Judicial Division has ruled that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 is applicable to the Lagos State government. A statement issued on Wednesday by the Programme Manager (Legal), Media Rights Agenda (MRA), Mrs Mosunmola Olanrewaju, said the court also ruled that the...

Amnesty International’s Claims On Forced Evictions Inaccurate – Lagos Govt

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government has rejected Amnesty International’s report on forced evictions in the state, saying it is biased and contains inaccuracies and exaggerations. In a report entitled ‘The Human Cost of a Megacity: Forced Evictions of the Urban Poor In Lagos, Nigeria’, Amnesty said over 30,000 people had been forcibly...

Arraignment Of Evans On Fresh Charges Stalled

1 month ago /
Nation 

The arraignment of suspected kidnap Kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, on fresh charges before Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere, has been stalled. Justice Akintoye is the third judge before whom the high profile suspect has been dragged by the Lagos State Government. The other...

Ambode Appoints Secretaries Of Local Councils

1 month ago /
Nation 

As part of its efforts to develop the government at the grassroots, the Lagos State Government has appointed to assist the Chairmen in running the affairs of the local councils. Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello in a statement released on Thursday, the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi...

Traffic Congestion: Lagos To Construct Multi-Layer Car Parks

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to construct multilayer car parks in strategic locations across the State within the next 12 months. This construction is part of the traffic management reforms of the state government aimed at ensuring seamless connectivity and decongesting traffic in the state. Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development,...

Lagos Government To Tackle Security, Other Challenges In UNILAG, LASU

2 months ago /
Nation 

Lagos State Government says it will tackle the security and other challenges facing students and members of staff of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the Lagos State University (LASU). The State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, said this on Wednesday when he received the National President of UNILAG Alumni Association and other...

Saraki Declares Open IPU Summit

2 months ago /
Nation 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said giving young persons the opportunity to partake in leadership is crucial to good governance and economic development. Saraki states this when he officially declared open the African regional conference of the inter-parliamentary union Young Parliamentarians Forum, YPF, at the national assembly in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. The...

Security: Lagos Govt Inaugurates DNA Forensic Centre

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday inaugurated “the first state-owned DNA Forensic Centre in West Africa”. Governor Ambode expects the facility to go a long way in resolving all forms of crimes, paternity issues, and others through technology which is the modern trend across the world. He said the...

Ambode Donates 120 Generators To Lagos Police

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government on Monday donated120 power generating sets to the state police command for its 107 divisions and 13 areas commands to enhance security operations. Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode was represented at the event by Mr Oye Hassan-Odukale, Chairman, Lagos Sate Security Trust Fund (LSSTF). The governor said at the presentation...

Homosexuality: Lagos Arraigns 28 Adults, 12 Minors

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government on Thursday arraigned 28 adults and 12 minors before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly engaging in homosexuality contrary to the laws of the state. The minors were arraigned before Ebute-Metta Magistrate Court, while the adults were arraigned before Yaba Magistrate Court. The defendants, who are all males,...

Lagos Govt Insists On Relocation Of Computer Village

5 months ago /

The Lagos State Government has said it is committed to the relocation of Computer Village from Ikeja and denied approving the construction of an ICT mall in its place. In a statement on Tuesday, the Commissioner For Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Wasiu Anifowose, said the government was not involved...

Flooding: Lagos Allays Fears Of Residents

5 months ago /
Environment 

Lagos State government on Sunday urged residents to remain calm and vigilant in the wake of the rain experienced in the state in the last few days. The state commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, who spoke after inspecting areas affected by the flood in the State, allayed fears of residents,...

Lagos Reforms Land Bureau, Insists on Prosecuting Land Grabbers

5 months ago /
Environment 

The Lagos State Government yesterday disclosed its resolve to prosecute any identified land grabber while assuring all investors of the safety of their landed property in the state. The state government also disclosed that 4,602 Certificates of Occupancy (C of Os); 6,118 governor’s consent and 314 deemed grant consent had been issued...

100 Suspected ‘Badoo’ Cult Members Arrested In Lagos

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government says it has arrested 100 suspected members of the dreaded cult group, Badoo, who have been terrorising residents in the Ikorodu axis of the state. This is just as the government cautioned residents to desist from carrying out jungle justice on suspected members of the gang, saying...

Lagos Govt To Erect Bigger Fawehinmi, Abiola Statutes At Ojota Parks

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday denied reports that it was planning to replace the statues of late Chief M.K.O Abiola and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the Ojota parks with another monument. Acting Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Hon. Adebimpe Akinshola, while reacting to a media report that the...

Lagos State Govt To Use Environmental Plan For Job Creation

6 months ago /
Business and Economy  

The Lagos State Government has announced that its desire to ensure a cleaner environment will also be an avenue of job creation for unemployed youths. The Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Babatunde Adejare, stated this during an interactive meeting organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs for Community...

Title Documents: Lagos Gives House Owners 30-Day Ultimatum

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State Government has announced a 30-day ultimatum to owners of buildings situated in Lagos state to obtain their title documents or lose their property. The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde revealed that the government has wielded a big stick, by sealing up the ‘This Present House...

Court Sentences Cynthia Osokogu’s Murderers To Death

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos Island has convicted and sentenced two men to death by hanging for the murder of late Cynthia Osokogu. Trial judge, Justice Olabisi Akinlade, held that the prosecution proved the case against them beyond reasonable doubt. Justice Akinlade sentenced Okwumo Nwabufo and Olisaeloka Ezike...


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