VIDEO: Police Evacuate Lion From Lagos Home

 

 

 

The police, officials of the Lagos State government, and vet doctors have evacuated the two-year-old lion discovered in a residential building in Lagos State to a zoo.

The big cat which became agitated at the sight of many people was later tranquilised and carried out of its cage.

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After the operation, Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environment and special offences, Olayinka Egbeyemi, explained that the suspected owner of the animal is yet to honour the invitation served on him.

The lion said to be owned by a yet to be named Indian national, was caged at Number 229, Muri Okunola Street in Victoria Island.

PHOTOS: Lion Discovered At Residential Building In Lagos

A picture of the lion found at a residential building in Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

 

A two-year-old lion has been discovered in a residential building in the Victoria Island area of Lagos State.

The lion said to be owned by a yet to be named Indian national, is caged at Number 229, Muri Okunola Street in Victoria Island.

The Chairman of Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences, Yinka Egbeyemi, confirmed this to Channels Television on Sunday.

According to him, men of the Nigeria Police Force have been deployed in the area.

Egbeyemi also disclosed that efforts were ongoing by the state government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment to evacuate the animal from the building.

He added that the Indian national who owns the lion has been invited for questioning.

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Lagos, Ogun, Others Get New Commissioners Of Police

 

The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) M.A. Adamu,( NPM, mni) has ordered the immediate posting/redeployment of the following Commissioners of Police to states as follows:

Cross River State – CP Nkereuwem A. Akpan
Akwa Ibom State – CP Kenneth Ebrimson
Ogun State – CP Imohimi D. Edgal
Kano State – CP Habu Sani Ahmadu
Edo State – CP Lawal Jimeta
Bauchi State – CP Philip Sule Maku
Lagos State – Ag/CP Odumosu H. Olusegun

The Inspector-General of Police charges the newly posted officers to ensure the consolidation and improvement on the gains of their predecessors in the areas of public safety and crime-fighting.

He also directs the new Commissioners of Police to work with relevant stakeholders in adopting aggressive, proactive and community-based crime prevention strategies to combat crime in their Areas of Responsibility.

In addition, the IGP enjoins the citizens of the affected states to accord the Commissioners of Police maximum cooperation to ensure they succeed in the realization of their mandate.

Police Discover Illegal Hospital In Lagos

 

The Police have discovered an illegal hospital operated by a Ghanaian in Mafoluku area of Lagos State.

The man who claimed he came into Nigeria as a nursing tutor in 1982, established the hospital 14 years after.

Upon interrogation, the consultant and operator Hayfore Adu – Peprah, who says he is suffering from hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease could not provide the certificate he claimed to have obtained before operating the private home.

A family member of a victim who lost her baby in this hospital narrates his ordeal, he explained that in September his relative came to the nursing home due to swollen legs, she met one of the nurses on ground as the doctor was not available.

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“The nurse asked her to go for another scan which she did when she came back one of the nurses directed her to go to a general hospital when she got there she spent two days there before they transferred her to Ayinke House Ikeja.

“Two weeks later I came back here to ask the doctor what happened, he said that he knew the baby (of his relative) had died in her womb for 2 weeks but didn’t know how to tell her”.

The operator, however, denied his alleged title as a medical doctor for the nursing home.

Vehicles Burnt As Petrol Tanker Goes Ablaze In Lagos

 

Danger was averted on Monday in the Baruwa, Ipaja area of Lagos state after a petrol tanker went up in flames following activities of suspected vandals.

The fire which was put out by men of the fire service was said to have been caused by the activities of pipeline vandals.

According to eyewitness report, the suspected oil thieves came with eight petrol tankers, seven successfully escaped with the product but the last one caught fire when it cut an electricity supply cable which led to the burning of two other vehicles.

Though no lives were lost, the vandals are said to have taken to their heels on sighting security personnel.

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Two Fuel Tankers Fall, Truck Crashes In Lagos

 

A tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) fell and spilled its contents at the Airport Road axis in Oshodi, Lagos State.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed this in a statement on Saturday by its Public Affairs Officer, Nosa Okunbor.

It added that no loss of life or injury was recorded at the incident scene while heavy-duty equipment have already been deployed for a quick recovery to prevent secondary incidents.

“Part of the deployment is an empty tanker and pumping machine for trans-loading with super metro in waiting for recovery of the vehicle after trans-loading is completed,” the agency said.

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It noted that its officials and the Lagos State Fire Service officers were involved in blanketing of the entire area while the police and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) provided security, crowd and traffic control.

Meanwhile, LASEMA said it recovered another fallen oil tanker along the Old Abeokuta Motor Road in the Agege area of the state.

“The Agege fallen tanker is laden with 33,000 litter of Automatic Gas Oil, AGO, (Diesel) which fell off its truck head sideways while driving along the Nigeria Postal Service Agege.

“The impact of the fallen tanker resulted in the spillage of its contents with the resultant blanketing at incident scene ongoing while the trans-loading process is also ongoing,” it said.

The agency explained that the trans-loading commenced after carefully identifying the risks involved in order to ensure there was no loss of lives and valuables in the ongoing operation.

The entire incident area was, however, cordoned off to ensure safety and adequate operational space in compliance with international best practices.

Elsewhere, a related incident occurred involving a truck conveying a 40-feet fully loaded container at Alapere inwards Ketu.

The truck with an unknown registration number was said to have lost control on motion as a result of mechanical failure.

It, thereafter, crossed the other lane due to momentum which made it attempt crossing to the other side of the road and got stuck on the culvert, resulting in the obstruction of free vehicular movement.

“However, no loss of life or injury sustained at the scene of the incident where LASEMA and LASTMA are responders with the early arrival of deployed heavy-duty equipment for a quick recovery to prevent secondary incidents in the ongoing recovery operation,” it said.

Lagos To Tackle Floods With N9bn, Proposes N1.168trn 2020 Budget

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, presents the 2020 Budget estimate at the Lagos House of Assembly in Alausa, Ikeja, on November 8, 2019.

 

 

The Lagos State government has revealed plans to aggressively tackle the floods that hit parts of the state recently.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu gave the indication while presenting a budget proposal of N1.168 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year to members of the State House of Assembly on Friday.

He explained that his administration has tripled the funds earmarked to address the recurrent challenges of flooding in the state.

“In response to the perennial challenges of flooding in the metropolis, we have to triple the capital budget provision to tackle these observed problems from N3 billion in 2019 to N9 billion in 2020.

“We are embarking on massive desilting of major drain systems across the state next year,” the governor was quoted as saying in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

He also unveiled the plan to accelerate the growth of the state’s economy by proposing aggressive investments in critical areas of priorities – physical infrastructure, environment, human capital, and security.

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According to Governor Sanwo-Olu, the 2020 budget will be funded from a projected Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N1.071 trillion while a budget deficit of N97.53 billion will be financed through internal and external loans.

Besides, he disclosed that the fiscal proposal also included a provision for the new minimum wage.

A breakdown of the budget tagged “Awakening to a Greater Lagos”, revealed that 62 per cent, representing N723.75 billion of total spending was earmarked for capital expenditure while recurrent expenditure will take N444.81 billion, representing 38 per cent.

Further analysis shows that about N167.81 billion of the recurrent expenditure will go for personnel costs and other staff-related expenses, representing 22.02 per cent of the total revenue.

The governor noted that this was within the acceptable wage policy which benchmarked 25 per cent staff overheads in the budget.

He was hopeful that the proposed budget would help the state achieve a sustainable social investment and scale up private sector-led economic growth through investment in infrastructure and security.

Governor Sanwo-Olu added that the budget would improve civic engagement in governance and foster partnership with the Federal Government and the civil society.

He noted that Lagos had been facing combined threats from population explosion and climate change, stressing that his administration would earmark huge funds to the environment and public infrastructure.

“Lagos faces an existential threat, arising from the interplay of demographic and climate change. Lagos will continue to be a magnet for multitudes within and outside Nigeria, in search of jobs and economic prosperity.

“These levels of migration put a phenomenal strain on the physical and fiscal resources of the state,” the governor said.

He added, “This budget seeks to aggressively invest in and develop our education, health, and other physical infrastructure sectors.

“As of September 2019, our capital expenditure on works and infrastructure was just N31 billion, which is less compared with N78 billion proposed in the current year. It is our intention to spend N115 billion on physical infrastructure in 2020.”

In his remarks, the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, praised the governor for accepting the responsibility to tackle the challenges in the state.

He believes Governor Sanwo-Olu’s activities since his assumption of office have re-assured residents of his zeal to fix the inherited problems.

Obasa promised that the Assembly would ensure the speedy passage of the budget and make it a “New Year” gift for the people.

Fire Guts Building In Ebute Metta, Lagos

Image grab from a video sent from an eyewitness on November 8, 2019.

 

A building along Jebba Street in the Okobaba area of Ebutte Meta area of Lagos is currently on fire.

It is unclear what the cause of the fire is and according to an eyewitness, but residents are currently making efforts to put it out.

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The incident comes just days after a building was also gutted by fire in Balogun Market of Lagos Island, destroying goods and property worth millions.

Twitter CEO Meets Tech Entrepreneurs In Lagos

Jack with tech enterpreneurs in Lagos. Photo Credit: Jack Dorsey/Twitter

 

Twitter boss, Jack Dorsey, is in Nigeria and he is making new friends.

CEO of the popular social media application on Friday met with tech entrepreneurs at Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos State.

Sharing pictures from the meeting on his verified handle, Jack posted “Talking with the entrepreneurs of  @Cc_HUB!”

Jack had earlier announced his arrival in Nigeria on Thursday evening with the post, “So grateful to finally be in Nigeria 🇳🇬

He was earlier hosted to a welcome dinner on Thursday, where he met with media personality, Tolu Oniru-Demuren, popularly called Toolz, former government official, Dr. Joe Abah among others.

 

See photos of Jack’s meeting with tech entrepreneurs below…

First Lagos Governor, Mobolaji Johnson, Dies At 83

A file photo of the first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson (rtd). Photo: Facebook: @followlasg

 

 

The first military governor of Lagos State, Brigadier-General Mobolaji Johnson (rtd), is dead.

The state government announced this in a Facebook post on Thursday.

According to the post, the former governor died on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 83.

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The government prayed that the soul of late General Johnson rests in peace.

Born on February 9, 1936, Johnson became governor of Lagos State in May 1967 until he retired from the Nigerian Army in July 1975 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon (rtd).

Read the post below:

The first Military Governor of Lagos State, Brig. Gen. Mobolaji Olufunso Johnson (rtd) has passed on at the age of 83.

May his gallant soul rest in peace.

He was Governor from May 1967 to July 1975 during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon.

He died on Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at about 4.15pm.

Lagos Govt Shuts 14 Health Facilities For Non-Compliance

Lagos Adds 740,146 Jobs In 12 Months
A file photo of vehicles trapped in traffic in Lagos.

 

 

The Lagos State Government says it has shut down 14 health facilities for non-compliance with regulatory standards in the state.

A statement from the government on Wednesday revealed that the enforcement exercise was conducted by the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) in the month of September.

The Executive Secretary of HEFAMAA, Dr Abiola Idowu, stressed that the government remained committed to putting a halt to the ugly trend of having unqualified personnel work in health facilities.

She stated that the government would continue to insist that the environment for the dispensation of medical care was suitable for the promotion and maintenance of good health.

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Dr Idowu warned that any form of illegal health practices would not be tolerated in the state as health security was an integral part of public security, which was the primary duty of the government.

She gave assurance that the government would ensure that all health facilities conform to best practices and urged operators to abide strictly by the standards of HEFAMAA to avoid sanctions.

The executive secretary also called on residents to continue to cooperate and support the government in the fight against quackery and illegal operation of facilities by reporting those behind such acts to relevant agencies.

She, therefore, advised owners and operators of health facilities to complete their registration with HEFAMAA and go through the normal procedures.

Dr Idowu asked residents to desist from patronising any healthcare provider that has not been certified and also report any suspicious facility.

Five Rescued As Building Collapses In Lagos

The scene of the building collapse in Lagos.

 

At least five persons have been rescued from the scene of a building collapse in Surulere area of Lagos State.

The Director General of the State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Femi Osanyintolu told Channels Television that the incident occurred on Thursday evening on Rufai street, off Makinde street, in Ojuelegba.

 

He said LASEMA has activated the Emergency Response Plan for all first responders to move to the site of the collapsed building.

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Osanyitolu also asked residents within the vicinity of the collapsed structure to stay calm and allow emergency responders do their job.