Keystone Bank donates sanitary kits to over 2000 marginalised girls

February 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In furtherance of its commitment to empower, enhance and promote healthy living amongst Nigerian women and young girls, Keystone Bank Limited, through its ‘Pink Network’ initiative, in partnership with Giveback Nigeria and Hayat Holdings (Molped pads), has donated menstrual period kits to over 2000 marginalised girls in secondary schools in Abuja, Lagos and Nasarawa states. A statement by the lender Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety mounts as death toll rises in Nigeria, 27 dead in 24 hours

January 30, 2021 NAN 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday reported 27 coronavirus-related deaths in the country, bringing the total number of those who had succumbed to the deadly virus to 1,577. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday. The public agency also announced 1,114 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the past 24 hours and these have taken the Read More

FG receives certificate for 12 Federal roads’ concession

January 29, 2021 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Agency (ICRC), Friday, presented the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for 12 federal roads to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola. Fashola received the document from the ICRC acting Director-General, Mr Micheal Ohiari, during the formal handover ceremony in Abuja. The minister said the concession option is another way of financing the Read More

Fresh registration: You can’t dictate to us, APC replies Faleke

January 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to an open letter by a House of Representatives member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency of Lagos state, James Faleke, asking the party to postpone its scheduled fresh registration and revalidation exexercise. The party said the exercise will go on as planned. Faleke, in an open letter on Monday in Abuja to the Chairman Read More

Out order: Group petitions IGP against Tinubu, calls for probe

January 25, 2021 Editor 0

The Northern Patriot Assembly (NPA) has submitted a petition to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, to demand an immediate investigation of APC Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu over the lingering security breach in the South Western part of the country. The group also called on the IGP to withdraw policemen attached to the Ondo state Governor to Rotimi Akeredolu Read More

Allow Nigerian armed forces to remain focused, human rights groups beg ICC, AI

January 25, 2021 Editor 0

Congress for Human Rights in Nigeria (CHRN) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Amnesty International (AI) to steer clear of the Armed Forces of Nigeria for allegedly taking side with Boko Haram terrorists.  The human rights group, which made this known at a world press conference on Monday in Lagos, noted that the groups aim to destroy the country Read More

APC chairmanship aspirant promises to revive sports in Ifelodun LCDA

January 25, 2021 Akeem Busari 0

All Progressive Congress (APC) local government chairmanship aspirants, Hon. Nurudeen Olatubosun Koleosho, has promised to revive sports in Ifelodun LCDA of Lagos state. Speaking with journalists, Koleosho , who is presently the vice-chairman of Ifelodun LCDA, said that there are urgent needs to revive sports in the LCDA. While restating the powers of sports as a socio-economic reegineering tool, Koleosho Read More

Fulani eviction: Northern group heaps blame on Tinubu

January 24, 2021 Editor 0

The National Coordinator of Northern Patriots Assembly Alhaji Salihu Mohammed has called out Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National leader of the All Progressives Party (APC) over the crisis between Yoruba youths and Fulani herdsmen in the Southwest. Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo Igboho, had issued a quit notice to the Hausa-Fulani in Igangan, Oke Ogun area of Oyo state. The incident Read More

COVID-19: With over 2314, Nigeria records highest cases ever

January 23, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria on Friday recorded 2314 COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. Out ot the numbers, Lagos, Kaduna and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) registered highest infection within 24 hours. Here is the breakdown Lagos-831 Kaduna-545 FCT-235 Plateau-127 Nasarawa-80 Oyo-72 Delta-65 Rivers-64 Kano-46 Ogun-46 Bayelsa-30 Gombe-30 Abia-28 Osun-27 Edo-25 Ondo-14 Sokoto-12 Zamfara-10 Bauchi-8 Imo-5 Jigawa-4 Ekiti-4 Borno-4 Read More

Scrap or restructure NIDCOM now, Oduduwa group beckons FG

January 19, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition of Oduduwa Descendants (COD) has urged the Federal Government to totally scrap or restructure the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) over threats to national security by some Nigerians in the Diaspora.  According to the Oduduwa group, this has become paramount following hate campaigns by some disgruntled elements abroad, endorsing negative publicity about Nigeria. The COD made these known at a Read More

Experts task Lagos on proper disposal of facemasks

January 18, 2021 Administrator 0

Buoyed by reports that about 1.5 billion face marks found their way into the planet’s oceans in 2020, environmentalists have urged the Lagos State government to initiate campaigns against the indiscriminate disposal of face masks. They noted that despite the vital roles played by facemasks and other protective items in the fight against COVID-19, the materials have detrimental impacts on Read More

Breaking: Ex-Finance, Commerce Minister is dead, burial day announced

January 17, 2021 Editor 0

A former Minister Jubril Martins-Kuye has passed on. Martins-Kuye who served twice as a minister died on Sunday morning in his hometown of Ago-Iwoye at 78 years, according to one of his sons. The Ago-Iwoye born politician was appointed as Minister of Commerce and Industry on April 6, 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his cabinet. He was trained Read More

Celebrating an academic icon

January 11, 2021 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

The importance of education in the society has been brought to the fore. This time around, members of family, friends, former colleagues, students and well-wishers have showered encomiums and rejoiced with Prof. Steve Afolami of the Department of Crop Protection, College of Plant Science and Crop Production (COLPLANT); Pioneer Chairman, Farm Practical Year (FPY) Programme of the Federal University of Read More

Billionaire Bitcoin CEO weds heartthrob

January 11, 2021 Editor 0

It was the gathering of crémé de la crémé in the society when billionaire Chief Executive Officer (CEO) a multi million dollar bitcoin corporation, Orhosere Okeoghene of “SenexPAY” got hooked to his long time hearthrob, Innocent Isioma, who who is also the CEO, Omani luxury nail salon in Lagos. Okeoghene who couldn’t hide his joy before and during the wedding Read More

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu cancels ongoing appointment of LASU VC, orders fresh process

January 8, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor and visitor to Lagos State University (LASU), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor (VC) of the institution. The governor further directed that a fresh process that would terminate in 45 days should commence immediately. According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Read More

Tinubu denies testing positive to COVID-19

January 4, 2021 Administrator 0

A former governor of Lagos state and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has denied a report trending on social media that he is battling with COVID-19. Tinubu’s spokesperson, Tunde Rahman, said his principal has done COVID-19 test 15 times and all results came negative. There were speculations on Sunday morning about the health status of the national Read More

Sarkin Hausawa: Arewa united urges Sanwo-Olu, others to sanction Shettima

January 4, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

National president, Arewa United Consultative Forum, Alhaji Shuaib Ado Dansudu has appealed to the Lagos state government and well meaning Nigerians to sanction Yerima Shettima for allegedly claiming to be the national president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum. “It is a fraud. And we all know that Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) does not have a youth wing,” he said. Dansudu Read More

WAFU tourney: Golden Eaglets head to Togo

January 2, 2021 Editor 0

Five-time world champions Nigeria and three-time world champions Ghana headline the seven-team West African Football Union (WAFU B) U17 Tournament taking place in Lome, Togo 5th  – 20th January 2021. Nigeria’s U17 Boys, Golden Eaglets will fly into Lome on Sunday morning from Lagos, with a squad of 25 players who are expected to pick the ticket from the WAFU tournament to Read More

Sanwo-Olu, stop this madness

December 24, 2020 Administrator 0

I was assailed by the gory sight that confronted me as I drove from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport on Sunday. As I descended from the international wing of the airport on my way to Isolo, the newly constructed now 10-lane expressway was a delight until I approached the Ajao Estate gate to connect Osolo Way opposite the popular 7/8 Read More

#EndSARS protest taught me to focus on youth devt- Desmond Elliot

December 22, 2020 Temitope Musowo, 0

The lawmaker representing Surulere constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Desmond Olusola Elliot, has said he has leant to be more committed to youth development through the #EndSARS protest. Hon. Desmond who was speaking at the Teslim Balogun Stadium on Saturday during the Surulere Farmfare organised by Coalition of Youths in conjunction with African Farmer said youth Read More

Lagos Assembly to pass a bill to regulate real estate

December 17, 2020 Administrator 0

Lagos State House of Assembly is set to pass a new bill that will regulate real estate operations in the state. The bill entitled; “Lagos Stats Real Estate Regulatory Authority” went through public hearing on Thursday 17th December, 2020 at the Assembly pavilion. Chairman of the Committee on Housing, Hon. Bisi Yusuff, Alimosho 1, said during the event that the Read More

What else does Falana want?

December 16, 2020 Mohammed Jega 0

Lagos based lawyer, Femi Falana lives in a cage. He has like the character, Malone, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction, The Lost World, who realising he had lost his fiancee to another man, gave up on trying to make meaning out of civilisation and chose to go back to the jungle. Like Malone, Falana, who delude in the deception of Read More