25
Mar2017

Fashola visits Ambode, pledges to refund debt owed Lagos state

Fashola visits Ambode, pledges to refund debt owed Lagos state

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday lauded his predecessor in office and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola for his achievements during the eight years he spent as Governor of the State. Governor Ambode, who spoke when he received Fashola and some top officials of...

25
Mar2017

Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour

Lights go out around the world for 10th Earth Hour

The lights are being switched off around the world at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, to mark the 10th annual Earth Hour, and to draw attention to climate change. The initiative began in Australia in 2007 as a grass roots gesture by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Australia against man-made...

25
Mar2017

Soldiers allegedly brutalise man to death in Ikorodu over rent

Soldiers allegedly brutalise man to death in Ikorodu over rent

Barely a week after a woman was assaulted by personnel of the Nigerian Army in Ikorodu Area of Lagos, another picture has emerged of a man alleged brutalised to death by the military. According to a Twitter user, Kenny Abel Adesanya, the corpse of the victim was dumped by members...

25
Mar2017

Stephanie Otobo’s mother breaks silence, says ‘I’ve never met Apostle Suleman’

Stephanie Otobo’s mother breaks silence, says ‘I’ve never met Apostle Suleman’

Mother of Canada-based stripper and musician, Stephanie Otobo, in Sapele, Delta State, opened a fresh controversy and revealed that she has not seen her daughter in the last three years. She was reacting to allegations by her daughter that the general overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman,...

25
Mar2017

Lady Momoh: Why I wanted to commit suicide

Lady Momoh: Why I wanted to commit suicide

Taiwo Momoh, the woman police in Lagos stopped from committing suicide yesterday said a debt burden of N18.7million was the main reason she wanted to do it. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen in Lagos that Momoh was in a taxi heading toward Oworonshoki on Third...

25
Mar2017

National Arts Theatre’ll be ready for AMAA 2017 — Lagos govt

National Arts Theatre’ll be ready for AMAA 2017 — Lagos govt

Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said his administration has concluded plans to begin a total revamping of the National Arts Theatre in Iganmu, Lagos by next month to prepare for the 2017 Africa Movies Academic Awards (AMAA) ceremony holding in the state later in the year. The...

25
Mar2017

Geologist for Shell says company hid oil spill dangers in Niger Delta

Geologist for Shell says company hid oil spill dangers in Niger Delta

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary "fiercely opposed" environmental testing and is concealing data showing thousands of Nigerians are exposed to health hazards from a stalled cleanup of the worst oil spills in the West African nation's history, according to a German geologist contracted by the Dutch-British multinational. An environmental study...

25
Mar2017

Ile-Ife crisis: IG justifies arrest of only Yoruba

Ile-Ife crisis: IG justifies arrest of only Yoruba

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has justified the arrest of 20 suspects allegedly behind the March 8 crisis that led to the clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders in the Sabo area of Ile-Ife in Osun State. The crisis left about 40 people dead, many injured and...

24
Mar2017

Suicide: Two women stopped from jumping into Lagos Lagoon

Suicide: Two women stopped from jumping into Lagos Lagoon

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos state Police Command on Friday morning prevented yet another woman from committing suicide by leaping into the Lagoon. One Mrs. Abigael Ogunyinka had also been rescued earlier by fishermen in Lagos Lagoon Friday morning, The second lady, Taiwo Momoh, 58, a...

24
Mar2017

Tanzania's president warns journalists that press freedom has limits

Tanzania's president warns journalists that press freedom has limits

President John Magufuli of Tanzania warned the country’s journalists on Friday that there were limits to their press freedom and comments. Magufuli made the remarks during the swearing in of new Information Minister Harrison Mwakyembe, who was appointed in a reshuffle. Critics said Mwakyembe's predecessor Nape Nnauye was sacked as...

24
Mar2017

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: 10 things you need to know about TB

World Tuberculosis Day 2017: 10 things you need to know about TB

World Tuberculosis Day is observed on March 24 every year to help spread awareness about the disease, communicate prevention measures and precautions as well as to commemorate efforts undertaken against the disease. The date was earmarked due to the discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterium due to which TB...

24
Mar2017

Sanusi advises Buhari to beware of praise singers

Sanusi advises Buhari to beware of praise singers

Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II yesterday warned President Muhammadu Buhari against praise singers and sycophants. He said they were the real “enemies” of the government who could “destroy” his efforts. Urging the President not to resist criticisms, Sanusi said: “I feel sorry for the people in government because they...

24
Mar2017

Chimamanda makes list of 50 world leaders

Chimamanda makes list of 50 world leaders

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie has been named amongst the 50 greatest world leaders in the 2017 Fortune magazine ranking. The ‘Half of a yellow sun’ writer was ranked at number 42 on the list with Chicago Cubs baseball team president Theo Epstein at number one. http://fortune.com/worlds-greatest-leaders/chimamanda-adichie-42/ Business mogul Jack Ma...

24
Mar2017

Don’t consume Shark and Whale—Doctor warns

Don’t consume Shark and Whale—Doctor warns

A medical practitioner, Dr Arikawe Adeolu, on Friday warned the public against consumption of fishes, such as shark and whale, with high mercury content, saying it can cause neurological damage to the body. Adeolu, who works with the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, gave the warning in an interview with...

24
Mar2017

Buhari to visit Sambisa Forest

Buhari to visit Sambisa Forest

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Sambisa Forest, the former enclave of Boko Haram on Monday to declare open the Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship, NASAC 2017. The insurgency group, Boko Haram, who at the peak of it’s siege on the nation occupied towns in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states, made...

24
Mar2017

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh's rule

Gambia to set up truth commission to probe Jammeh's rule

The Gambia will set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate abuses committed during ex-President Yahya Jammeh's rule, the justice minister has said. The finances of Mr Jammeh would also be investigated, Abubacarr Tambadou added. People would be encouraged to confess to crimes, and victims would be offered compensation,...

24
Mar2017

Egypt’s Mubarak set free

Egypt’s Mubarak set free

Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak returned home, Friday, a freeman following his release from custody. Mubarak who had been in detention since his ouster in 2011 was slammed with corruption and murder charges. He left the Armed Forces hospital in Cairo’s southern suburb of Maadi earlier in the morning. From...

24
Mar2017

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Twitter explores subscription-based option for first time

Twitter Inc is considering whether to build a premium version of its popular Tweetdeck interface aimed at professionals, the company said on Thursday, raising the possibility that it could collect subscription fees from some users for the first time. Like most other social media companies, Twitter since its founding 11...

24
Mar2017

Ile-Ife clash: More Yoruba lawyers move to Abuja

Ile-Ife clash: More Yoruba lawyers move to Abuja

Following arrest and parade of 20 indigenes of Ile-Ife, who are being held for their alleged involvement in the recent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa communities in the town, more lawyers have moved to Abuja to beef up the legal team for the accused persons. National Publicity Secretary of...

24
Mar2017

Buhari nominates 27 INEC Electoral Commissioners: Here's the full list

Buhari nominates 27 INEC Electoral Commissioners: Here's the full list

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated 27 persons as Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday read a letter from the presidency requesting the confirmation of the 27 nominees in compliance with the provision of the section 14(3)(a) of the Third...

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