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70% of noise pollution in Lagos caused by Churches, Mosques

Dr Dolapo Fasawe, General Manager, Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency, in an interview with with newsmen talks about pollution in Lagos and measures being taken by the state government to address it.

According to the GM, churches and mosques contributes to the larger factors of noise pollution in the state.

Speaking, Dr Dolapo said : ‘Of the 4,700 complaints we received last year, 50 per cent were from neighbours of religious houses. Another 20 per cent was due to religious activities in places that were not religious houses, making it 70 per cent…’

Lagos to build 10 oxygen tents to battle rising COVID-19 cases

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, 7 January 2021 met behind closed doors with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

At the end of the meeting, Sanwo-Olu told State House correspondents that more patients in the state were in need of oxygen, hence the decision of his government to build 10 oxygen tents. The governor stated his concerns that the state remained the epicentre of the COVID-19 in the country while noting that the second wave appeared more infectious than the first.

World Bank projects 5% growth for Nigeria in 2021

The World Bank has projected a 5% growth for emerging market and developing economies in 2021.

Nigeria being part of the countries projected for growth is a developing economy and the financial institution’s projection was contained in its January 2021 Global Economic Prospects report.

“Growth in emerging market and developing economies is envisioned to firm to five per cent in 2021, but EMDE output is also expected to remain well below its pre-pandemic projection,” the bank said.

Anambra governor, Obiano considers fresh lockdown over COVID-19 surge

Anambra Governor, Willie Obiano, has stated his concerns for the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state.

A governor’s aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the governor was no longer comfortable with the number of cases

Speaking, the aide said, “The governor is just being considerate; otherwise he would have announced lockdown in the state before Christmas. Our people are abusing the privileges given them. The governor is thinking of a lockdown to save the lives of the people.”

Police arrest carpenter for abducting, slitting throat of 12-year-old

The Delta Police Command has launched a manhunt for the abductors of a 12-year-old girl, Blessing Imeh. Blessing was found with a slit throat in Abraka, in the Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.

Blessing was reported missing on January 1, 2021, while running an errand for her parents. However, efforts to find her proved abortive till she was found in a cesspit at the back of their house on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Blessing was later rescued and claimed that one of their neighbours identified as General (a carpenter), was among the three men that abducted her.

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