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Governor Sanwo-Olu Commissions Yaba Overpass

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In fulfillment of his recent pledge the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday, November 2, cut the tape to open the Yaba Overpass Bridge for use.

The Yaba Overpass is one of the four that the state government has lined up for commissioning.

The remaining overpasses waiting to be commissioned are at Oyingbo, Mushin, and Ikeja Overpass.

These overpasses are to be complemented by four others to be constructed by the Federal Ministry of Transportation.

The state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu arrived at about 12.20 p.m. and he was received by the deputy governor, Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat and the APC chairman, Cornelius Ojelabi, who was represented by the deputy chairman.

The governor walked into the warm embrace of Lagosians who swarmed all over him, as he moved around to greet the many dignitaries on the ground.

 

Dignitaries on the ground are Speaker Mudashiru Obasa, represented by Hon. Ademola Kasumu, Transportation Commissioner Oluwaseun Osiyemi, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation Sola Giwa, royal fathers led by representatives of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, represented by Opeluwa Onido, Oba Bashiru Oloto, Oloto of Oyo, the Onisabe of Igbobi-Sabe, in Yaba, the Chairman of Yaba, LCDA Hon. Kayode Oniyale, who led other a league of council chairmen.

Also on the ground are the Former High Commissioner to Ghana, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, the Managing Directors of LAMATA, Engr Abimbola Akinajo and the Managing Director of Craneburg Construction, the contractor for the Yaba Overpass Bridge Gilbert Sassine as well as top functionaries of the government, as well as representatives of the University of Lagos and Yabatech.

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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Channelstv Reporter In Port-harcourt

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Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Joshua Rogers, the ChannelsTV reporter in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Politics Nigeria learnt that Rogers was picked up close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt and to an unknown destination by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11.

The reporter was driving his official ChannelsTV branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.

 

Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for bis release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

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Lassa Fever Kills 150 In Nigeria — NCDC

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According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), 150 people died from Lassa virus in 125 local government areas throughout 27 states in the federation between January and March 2024.

The NCDC reported that the deaths were recorded with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 18.6% overall from week one to week thirteen, 2024. This is higher than the CFR for the same time in 2023 (17.5%).

In its Lassa Fever Situation Report Epi Week 13, which was released on March 25–31, 2024, the agency revealed that 806 of the 5,295 suspected cases that were recorded were confirmed. Eyes Of Lagos reports,

According to the report, in week 13, the number of new confirmed cases decreased from 25 in Epi week 12, 2024 to 15. These cases were reported in Ondo, Bauchi, Plateau and Edo states.

 

In total for 2024, 27 states have recorded at least one confirmed case across 125 LGAs, even as 62 percent of all confirmed Lassa fever cases were reported from Ondo, Edo, and Bauchi states, while 38 percent of cases were reported from 24 states with confirmed Lassa fever cases.

Of the 62 percent confirmed cases, the NCDC said Ondo reported 24 percent, Edo 22 percent, and Bauchi 16 percent. The predominant age group affected is 31-40 years (Range: 1 to 98 years, Median Age: 32years), with a male-to-female ratio for confirmed cases of 1:1.

From the report, the number of suspected cases (5,295) increased compared to that reported for the same period in 2023 (4,338).

The agency confirmed that the National Lassa fever multi-partner, multi-sectoral Incident Management System has been activated to coordinate response at all levels at the Emergency Operations Centre, EOC.

No new healthcare worker was affected in the reporting week 13, the report noted.

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