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Lagos Opens 88 COVID-19 Vaccination Centres

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The vaccination is expected to be held in 88 health facilities, including military and police hospitals across 20 LGAs.

In a statement, Akin Abayomi, commissioner of health, outlined the approach that will be utilised for the registration of persons that qualify for the vaccination.

“Vaccination outside of these locations in Lagos State is highly prohibited and will attract heavy sanctions through our regulatory agencies,” he said.

The commissioner said the vaccination plan will be conducted in four phases.

He said phase 1 is for healthcare workers, COVID-19 response team (RRT), ports of entry staff (air, land, and seaports), laboratory network, judiciary, military, police and other security agencies, petrol station workers, teachers, press and other frontline workers.

Phase 2 is for people aged 50 years and above as well as those living with co-morbidities who are between 18-49 years of age.

Phase 3 is for people in the LGAs with the highest burden of disease and those who missed phases 1 and 2 while phase 4 is for other eligible persons.

“Although the registration portal is open to the public, ONLY eligible participants within phase 1 should register for the vaccination now. More information on the vaccination of other participants in phases 2 to 4 will be communicated subsequently,” he added.

See the full list of the vaccination centres below.

S/N LGAs Wards Facility

1 Agege KEKE Sango PHC

2 Agege ORILE Powerline phc

3 Ajeromi/Ifelodun OLUWA/AKERE Akere PHC

4 Ajeromi/Ifelodun OWOYEMI LAYENI PHC

5 Ajeromi OWOYEMI Signals Operation Command Clinic

6 Ajeromi ALAYABIAGBA Obisesan Naval Medical Centre

7 Ajeromi/Ifelodun Awodiora Ajeromi GH

8 Alimosho Alabata Akowonjo PHC

9 Alimosho ALAGBADO/ALAKUKO AGBADO PHC

10 Alimosho IDIMU Helen Aderonke PHC

11 Alimosho IPAJA Ipaja phc

12 Alimosho ISHERI-OLOFIN Isheri Olofin PHC

13 Alimosho OKUNOLA Rauf Aregbesola phc

14 Alimosho OMITUNTUN-OLORI Ipinlerere PHC

15 Alimosho IGANDO Alimosho GH

16 Alimosho GowonEstate NIGERIAN NAVY SICKBAY

17 Alimosho Oguntade/Bameke NAF Medical Centre Shasha

18 Amuwo Odofin ADO SOBA BAT PHC

19 Amuwo Odofin AGBOJU &ENVIRON Agboju phc

20 Amuwo Odofin ORIRE Festac PHC

21 Amuwo KIRIKIRI & ENVIRON NIGERIAN NAVY REFERENCE HOSPITAL

22 Apapa GASKIYA Olojowon Primary Health Centre

23 Apapa IJORA Ijora oloye phc

24 APAPA APAPA CFO MRS MILITARY HOSPITAL

25 Badagry APA APA PHC

26 Badagry IWORO-GBANKO Ilado phc

27 BADAGRY APA NAF Mother & Child Hosp

28 Epe AGBOWA I Agbowa PHC

29 Epe BADO/EBOLE/ETITA/IBERIKODO Epe phc

30 Epe AGBOWA Agbowa GH

31 Eti Osa 1004/ABOYADE Oriyanrin PHC

32 Eti Osa BADORE/LANGBASA Badore phc

33 Eti Osa IGBO-EFON/MAIYEGUN Igbo efon phc

34 Eti Osa IJEH/DOLPHIN ESTATE Ikoyi PHC

35 Eti Osa IKATE/LEKKI IKATE PHC

36 Eti Osa SANGOTEDO SANGOTEDO PHC

37 Eti Osa OKUNMOPO/OGOMBO MCC

38 Eti-Osa Falomo Police Hospital

39 Eti-Osa VI2 65 Batallion MRS Hospital

40 Ibeju Lekki IBEJU I IBEJU PHC

41 Ibeju Lekki ORIMEDU I Akodo GH

42 Ifako/Ijaye ALAGBADO/KOLLINTON Agbado Kola PHC

43 Ifako/Ijaye IFAKO/COKER Ifako Primary Health Centre

44 Ifako/Ijaye IFAKO/COKER Ifako GH

45 Ikeja OJODU OJODU PHC

46 Ikeja ONILEKERE ONILEKERE PHC

47 Ikeja OREGUN Oregun PHC

48 Ikeja G.R.A. LASUTH

49 Ikeja Onigbongbo 9BMC Army Cantonment Ikeja

50 Ikorodu ATERE Imota phc

51 Ikorodu IPAKODO Ipakodo PHC

52 Ikorodu ISELE Ikorodu Phc

53 Ikorodu ITUMOKUN Igbogbo Phc

54 Ikorodu OKE-ELETU/ABULE-EKO OKE ELETU PHC

55 Ikorodu ODONGUNYAN 174 Batallion Child Health Care

56 Kosofe OGUDU Ogudu PHC

57 Kosofe BAMGBE/ELEBIJU KETU PHC

58 Kosofe IKOSI-OKE Ikosi phc

59 Kosofe Araromi Ifako Gbagada GH

60 Lagos Island EPETEDO EAST Sura PHC

61 Lagos Island OKE-OLOWOGBOWO Olowogbowo Phc

62 Lagos Island ODAN LIMH

63 Lagos Mainland ALOBA/DESALU Abule nla phc

64 Lagos Mainland FREEMAN/GLOVER Simpson PHC

65 Lagos Mainland SALAMI/ BAIYEWUNMI IWAYA PHC

66 Lagos Mainland IPONRI olaleye Federal Medical Centre Ebute Metta

67 Lagos Mainland ABULE IJESHA Infectious Disease Hospital

68 Lagos Mainland ONIKE OYADIRAN Nig. Sec. Printing & Mint Corp. Hospital

69 Lagos Mainland Abule Oja Yaba 68 Nig Army Reference Hospital

70 MUSHIN ALAKARA Kajola phc

71 MUSHIN PAPA AJAO Palm Avenue PHC

72 MUSHIN Idi Araba LUTH

73 OJO EGAN Ishagira phc

74 OJO ETEGBIN Imude phc

75 OJO IBA Iba phc

76 OJO IJANIKIN Otto/Ijanikin PHC

77 OJO OJO TOWN OJO PHC

78 OJO IRA 149 Battalion MRS

79 OJO Okokomaiko Navy Hospital

80 OSHODI IFOSHIN Iyana-Ejigbo PHC

81 OSHODI IGBEHINADUN Oshodi phc

82 OSHODI ILASAMAJA Ilasa phc

83 OSHODI Shogunle Shogunle Ikeja NAF

84 OSHODI OLUYEYE Port Health

85 SHOMOLU IGBARI AKOKA PHC

86 SHOMOLU OWODE /ORILE BARIGA CMS PHC

87 SURULERE BABATUNDE AYILARA Akerele phc

88 SURULERE OSHO

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Airline Stocks Tumble as Ryanair Cuts Summer Fare Forecast

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Ryanair’s announcement of a significant cut in summer fare expectations has sent ripples through the airline industry, causing stocks to fall sharply.

The no-frills airline reported a nearly 50% drop in profits for the quarter ending June 30, attributing the decline to lower passenger fares and frugal consumer behavior.

Ryanair’s profit before tax fell to €401 million, a stark contrast to the same period last year. This slump is primarily due to a 15% decrease in average passenger fares, as travelers continue to tighten their budgets amid ongoing economic uncertainties.

Chief Executive Michael O’Leary highlighted the shift in consumer behavior, noting that “fares are now moving materially lower than the prior year and pricing continues to deteriorate.”

The company’s previous forecast of stable fares has been revised, with expectations now set for a “materially lower” fare structure between July and September.

The announcement triggered a sell-off in airline stocks, with Ryanair’s share price plummeting by 17%.

Other airlines, including EasyJet and Wizz Air, also experienced declines, reflecting broader concerns about the industry’s financial health as customer spending contracts.

Experts are questioning whether the entire sector is facing a downturn, especially as consumers delay booking trips and opt for more budget-friendly options.

Despite the profit drop, Ryanair reported a slight increase in passenger numbers, which helped mitigate a more significant fall in overall revenue.

However, the airline emphasized that its summer performance heavily relies on last-minute bookings, particularly in August and September.

The trend of delayed bookings is partly due to the cost-of-living crisis, which continues to influence consumer spending habits.

This trend aligns with observations from other airlines like Jet2, which noted only modest price increases amid late bookings.

Ryanair’s struggles are compounded by external challenges such as air traffic control strikes and a global IT meltdown, which have led to delays and cancellations.

These issues have further dampened consumer confidence, potentially impacting last-minute booking numbers.

Moreover, Ryanair faces operational hurdles with aircraft deliveries. Boeing has warned that some 737 Max planes expected by next spring will be delayed until summer 2025, posing a threat to Ryanair’s capacity during peak travel periods.

The airline industry is grappling with the end of a post-pandemic boom in pricing, as evident from warnings by other carriers like Lufthansa and Air France-KLM.

As economic pressures mount, the sector must navigate a landscape of cautious consumer spending and logistical challenges.

Ryanair’s latest figures underscore the fragile nature of the current travel market, prompting airlines to reassess strategies to attract budget-conscious travelers while maintaining profitability.

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Max Air Flight Suffers Multiple Tyre Bursts, Passengers Safe

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A Max Air flight carrying 119 passengers and six crew members from Yola to Abuja experienced a rare tyre malfunction during takeoff.

The Boeing 737, flight NGL1649, encountered an issue when four of its tyres burst, leading to an emergency halt on the runway.

The Director of Public Affairs and Consumer Protection at the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Bimbo Olawumi Oladeji, confirmed the incident.

She stated that as the aircraft began its takeoff roll, a loud bang was heard, identified as the bursting of the rear gear tyres.

Initially, two tyres burst, and while attempting to taxi off the runway, the remaining two tyres also burst, leaving the aircraft disabled.

Glory be to God, no injuries were reported among the passengers or crew, thanks to the quick response and professionalism of the flight team.

A go-team, led by NSIB Director General Alex Badeh, is set to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident to determine the cause of the malfunction.

This investigation aims to ensure the continued safety and reliability of air travel in the region.

Max Air has expressed gratitude for the cooperation and calmness of all passengers during the incident and assured the public of their commitment to maintaining high safety standards.

The airline is working closely with authorities to address any potential issues and prevent future occurrences.

As investigations proceed, the aviation community remains focused on learning from the event to enhance safety protocols and maintain passenger confidence in air travel across Nigeria.

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Nigerians Increasingly Reject Bribe Demands, Reports NBS

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70% of Nigerians reportedly refused to pay bribes on at least one occasion in 2023, according to a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

The report, titled “Corruption in Nigeria: Patterns and Trends,” highlights the growing resistance to bribery among citizens.

The study found that 42% of Nigerians cited moral objections as their primary reason for refusing bribes.

Also, 23% were motivated by the pressures of the rising cost of living, while 21% had alternative ways to achieve their goals without resorting to corruption.

The report noted the highest bribery refusal rate in the North-West, where 76% of individuals resisted paying bribes.

All regions across the country recorded refusal rates exceeding 60%, indicating a nationwide trend towards rejecting corruption.

Public tolerance for bribery has also diminished, with only 23% of Nigerians considering bribery acceptable for expediting administrative processes, down from 29% in 2019.

Furthermore, fewer citizens reported facing negative consequences for refusing bribes, with figures dropping from 49% in 2019 to 38% in 2023.

This suggests a growing empowerment among Nigerians to challenge corrupt officials without fear of retaliation.

Despite these positive trends, the NBS report highlighted that over N700 billion was still paid in cash bribes to public officials in 2023.

Corruption remains the fourth most pressing issue in the country, following the cost of living, insecurity, and unemployment.

The report also underscored a decline in public confidence in the government’s anti-corruption efforts.

In 2019, more than half of Nigerians believed the government was effective in combating corruption, but by 2023, this confidence had fallen to less than a third.

The NBS findings offer a glimmer of hope for Nigeria’s fight against corruption, showcasing a public increasingly willing to stand up against bribery and demand accountability from their leaders.

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