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L-R: Medical Directors in State Hospitals, Ibeju Lekki General Hospital, Dr. Adebayo Bamisebi; Ebute-Metta Health Centre, Dr. Mustapha Quadri; Massey Street Children Hospital, Dr. Aina Olugbemiga; Orile-Agege General Hospital, Dr. Olawale Adegbite; First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; General Hospital Lagos, Dr. Ismail Ganikale; Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital, Dr. Olusola Amure and Alimosho General Hospital, Dr. Madewa Adebajo during a courtesy visit to the First Lady, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, recently.

…Seeks Collaboration Of Stakeholders To Deliver Quality Healthcare

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has assured residents of the State of the unwavering commitment of the present administration to invest massively in the provision of quality healthcare services to the people, saying that no effort would be spared to improve on the situation in the sector.

Dr. Sanwo-Olu, who is a Medical Practitioner that served the State Government in different capacities within the health sector for 25 years, said the safety of residents was of paramount importance to the Governor, and that every necessary action would be taken to protect the people.

Speaking at the 5th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of Critical Care Society of Nigeria held on Thursday at White House Hotel, Ikeja, Dr Sanwo-Olu said it was gratifying to note that the Critical Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) had so far successfully carried out about 15 Open Heart surgeries among others this year, while an Intensive Care Unit has also been established at the newly unveiled Ayinke House, all in efforts geared toward improving healthcare delivery.  

According to her, “The surgeries were possible through the investment of government in the health sector, and efforts of our medical personnel, and I must assure that there will be a huge improvement in funding of the health sector in the current administration.”

Dr. Sanwo-Olu said she was very much aware of the fact that professionals in the sector were looking to her to make a positive impact, just as she urged them to collaborate with government to scale up healthcare delivery.

“Lagos State Government is interested in the health sector especially knowing that you have one of your persons positioned there. I know the Critical Care Society of Nigeria, as well as the other groups within the health sector, will always continuously pull and depend on me to talk to the Governor when you have recommendations.

“We would try our best to do as much as we can in our capacity to improve the health sector. We know the standard that we have at the moment, and we pray God helping us, to improve more than what it was before. We would work as a team both at the PHC level, the secondary healthcare level, and the tertiary level so that there is no disconnect and we also have a seamless approach to patient care.

“For us, the safety of our people in Lagos State is very important, and we would do everything possible to improve the health sector,” Dr. Sanwo-Olu said.

Speaking separately at the 2019 Healthcare Nigeria Conference of Hygeia HMO with the theme: “Healthcare In Nigeria: Transformative Solutions,” held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Dr. Sanwo-Olu said the task of delivering an efficient and effective healthcare could only be accomplished through a collaborative effort of individuals, organizations, government, NGOs and development partners.

Also speaking, one of the discussants at the conference, Mr. Akinwande Ademosu said for Nigeria to rise, the people must be healthy and have access to affordable and quality healthcare.

“We have to start thinking new; we have to start thinking innovatively to do the right thing even if again the convention. We must start to use genetics, lifestyle and the environment to promote the health of our people.

“For us to achieve healthcare inclusion in Nigeria, we must be willing to do the right thing; we must deliver convenience, adopt technology and make healthcare available and affordable to the people,” he said.


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Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds Judgement On Bayelsa State***Slams N10 Million Cost On Lyon’s Legal Team





The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment on the application for review of an earlier judgment which sacked David Lyon, as governor-elect of Bayelsa State.


Delivering its judgment, the Supreme Court upheld its sacking of  Lyon who represented the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the gubernatorial election.


It also sacked the deputy governor-elect of the state, Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, while dismissing the application for review of the judgment.


Justice Amina Augie who read the judgment stated that the application lacks merit, adding that the decisions of the court are final.

She added that the applicants failed to point out errors, stating that the judgment is final for all ages.

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The apex court judge said the judgment is final in the ‘real sense’ and no court on earth can review the judgment.

“There must be an end to litigation even if we review this judgment, every disaffected litigant will bring similar applications and the finality of Supreme Court judgments will be lost.”

She added that the applications are frivolous and vexatious, and awarded the cost of N10 million against the applicants to be personally paid by their counsel.

Recall that Lyon was sacked by the apex court on February 13, barely 24 hours to his inauguration.

A five-member panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Odili nullified Lyon’s election on the grounds that his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) to aid his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in State.

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Subsequently, the court ordered INEC to declare the party with the highest number of lawful votes and geographical spread the winner of the election. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Douye Diri, was later sworn in as governor.

This was sequel to a suit filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Douye Diri, against the APC candidates and INEC, seeking the disqualification of the APC deputy governorship candidate.


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Kano State Government Bans Street Begging By Almajiris




Street begging by Almajiri has been banned by the Kano State government.

This is as the Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje-led government tries to sanitise its education system.

The ban was contained in a statement sent to journalists by the governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar.

According to Anwar, the move was to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education in the state.

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Governor Ganduje says defaulters of the new ban will face the full wrath of the law, adding that henceforth, Almajiri teachers must accept the new approach put in place by the state government.

“If almajiri teacher thinks he cannot accept the new policy he has to leave the state,” the statement noted.


“When Almajiri are caught begging, it is not only that beggar is caught, but his parents or guardians. Such parents or guardians would be taken to court to face the wrath of the law,” Governor Ganduje stated.


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Judgement Review: Supreme Court To Deliver Judgment On Bayelsa State Today




Judgement in the applications for a review of an earlier judgement declared in the Bayelsa State gubernatorial election will be given today.

The Supreme Court had earlier received two applications requesting its review of its judgement of February 13.

Recall that the judgment led to the sack of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, David Lyon and saw the appointment of Senator Duoye Diri as governor-elect.

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Led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, a seven-man panel of the apex court disclosed its readiness to give judgement shortly after hearing the two applications for review of the poll filed by the APC and its governorship candidate at the poll, David Lyon.

Lyon was represented by Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), while the APC was represented by Wole Olanipekun (SAN).



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