Covid-19: Anti-malaria drug trials underway in Lagos

Posted by - May 22, 2020

The Nigerian authorities say trials are due to begin to see whether an anti-malarial drug is effective against coronavirus. The commissioner for health in Lagos state said healthcare workers as well as people in close contact with someone with the virus would be either given chloroquine or a placebo. A second trial is to be

Nigeria records over 1000 cases of coronavirus

Posted by - April 25, 2020

Nigeria on Friday recorded 114 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded in the country to 1095. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a tweet Friday night said the new cases were recorded in nine states. These are Lagos, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Ogun, Gombe, Zamfara, Edo, Oyo, Kaduna and Sokoto states. As of the

Nigeria: The fake gangster attacks that caused pandemonium in Lagos, Ogun

Posted by - April 15, 2020

Hundreds of gang members, mostly teenagers, fleeing police in two Nigerian states under a coronavirus lockdown hoaxed residents into believing that coordinated armed robbery attacks were underway. Police say the gangsters achieved their intention of creating panic. Residents set up makeshift checkpoints with burning tyres in border communities between Lagos and Ogun states after forming

Nigeria Extends Lockdown

Posted by - April 14, 2020

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has announced an extension of the lockdown in the capital Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states in order to sustain the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The initial 14-day lockdown was due to end Monday night but has now been extended by 14 days. Essential workers, food shops and pharmacies will, however,

Nigerian Teenagers Drown in Lagos Beach Amid Lockdown

Posted by - April 13, 2020

Tragedy befell the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos state, Nigeria at the weekend when two teenagers reportedly drowned in a community beach. The spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said some members of the community reported the matter at the Ibeju-Lekki Divisional Police Station

Nigeria Records 16 New Cases of COVID-19

Posted by - April 8, 2020

Nigeria has confirmed 16 more cases of the coronavirus, the country’s centre for disease control has said. This takes the total number of confirmed cases in the West African country to 254. 44 persons have been discharged and six dead. Ten of the latest cases were reported in the commercial hub of Lagos, which has been

Lagos Restricts Social Gatherings to 50, Shuts Schools

Posted by - March 19, 2020

The authorities in Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos have announced a ban on public gatherings of more than 50 people in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. “We are limiting gatherings and events to no more than 50 people and appropriate social distancing must be observed,” Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Twitter.

Popular Nigerian Church, The Elevation Church Creates More Branches

Posted by - September 13, 2019

In line with its vision to ‘make greatness common’, non- denominational Christian ministry, The Elevation Church (TEC) has expanded its church expressions to include one in the Ikorodu mainland area of Lagos State, Nigeria. The church, since its launch in October 2010, has grown from a community church with services holding at the Muson Centre,

Retired Lagos teachers lament hardship

Posted by - May 2, 2019

Some retired workers from the Lagos State Ministry of Education have lamented the delay in the payment of their pensions. The former teachers said more than two years after retirement, they had yet to receive any communication from the government over their entitlements. They said while some of their colleagues had died without getting any