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Controversy dogs now-postponed LP substitution primaries in Lagos

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Labour Party (LP) Governorship Substitution Primary Election for Lagos State has been postponed to Wednesday. This followed controversies on the delegates list raised by one of the aspirants, Mr Moshood Salvador. The process had started at Excel-Oriental Hotel, in Oshodi on Monday, when Salvador complained that 26 of his delegates were omitted from the Read More…

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Badagry Seaport gets $2.59bn FEC vote for take-off

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Badagry Deep Seaport project in Lagos State received a boost on Wednesday when the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja approved 2.59 billion dollars for its development. The Minister of Transport, Muazu Sambo made this known while addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the council meeting with his counterparts from the Read More…

Brume powers Nigeria to historic 12th gold medal win at CWG

Nigeria’s 12th gold medal came in a historic fashion on Sunday as long jump sensation, Ese Brume, not only won a gold medal and a podium finish for Nigeria but broke the game's record twice. In emphatic fashion, Brume broke the Commonwealth Games record twice with her first jump of 6.99m before she bettered the record with an astonishing 7:00m jump The 26-year-old had also on the last day of the just-concluded World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA, leapt 7:02m to win silver. Also, Elizabeth Oshoba won silver for Nigeria in the Women’s 54Kg- 57Kg boxing event. Nigeria is now seventh on

Nigerian-British Solanke signs contract extension at Bournemouth until 2026

Nigerian-British Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke will stay at the club until the summer of 2026. The 24-year-old who has just signed a contract extension, hit 29 goals last season to help the Cherries win promotion to the English Premier League (EPL) as Championship runners-up. Solanke, who was capped by England in 2017, joined the south coast club from Liverpool for a reported 19 million pounds in January 2019, having begun his career with Chelsea. Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told the club website: “Dom was pivotal to our success last year and to secure his future with us is a significant signal of

2022 Commonwealth Games: Nigerian Rafiatu Lawal breaks three weightlifting records

Nigeria's Rafiatu Lawal powered to Birmingham 2022 glory in the women's 59 kilogrammes weightlifting by breaking three Commonwealth Games records. Lawal, African Games and Commonwealth Championships gold medallist, lifted records in the snatch and clean and jerk - 90kg and 116kg respectively. That added up to a total record of 206kg as she claimed a clear and comprehensive victory. All of the other lifters had finished the snatch before Lawal had even made an attempt, and she went straight in with her record before failing twice. In the clean and jerk she had the luxury of two lifts with gold already assured, hoisting up
Crime Drug Trafficking Nigeria

90-year-old man nabbed by NDLEA for supplying drugs to bandits

Reading Time: 3 minutes Others nabbed at Lagos Airport A 90-year-old retired soldier, Usman Adamu, has been arrested for supplying narcotics to bandits by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Mailalle, Sabon Birni, in Sokoto The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. At the Read More…

Sex As A Skincare Routine

By Ugoma Johnson Do you know that some teenage girls are actually having sex as a skincare routine? E shock you abi, lol. Well, as untrue and shocking as that sounds, it is true. Some girls have actually been misled to believe that the reason they have pimples fighting for space on their faces is that they are not lubricating their engine (having sex). That has led to some teenagers indulging in sexual escapades as a way of getting rid of pimples. Imagine. The crazy part is that most of the people propagating this lie are adults, then the craziest part is that

Controversy over Hitler’s $1.1m watch

A controversy is raging over the sale of a watch said to have belonged to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. The watch was auctioned off on July 29 for $1.1million at an auction in the US. The watch, a Huber timepiece, was sold to an anonymous bidder. It shows a swastika and has the initials AH engraved on it. The sale was condemned by Jewish leaders at Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland. But the auction house - which has sold Nazi memorabilia in the past - told German media its aim was to preserve history. Adolf Hitler led Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945, orchestrating the systematic

How To Safeguard Your Child/Home From Alcoholism

By Ugoma Johnson (Note: this writeup is based on what I have learnt working with teenagers in my community and also my observation living in a community that is ravaged by the menace of alcoholism; hence, I do not claim expertise in this field) A few days ago I made a post here about a 6-year-old boy I saw in my community drinking captain jack. (An alcoholic liquor) If not that I saw the boy and dragged him to their house to report to the mum, he would have finished drinking it, gone back home, and pretended as though nothing had happened. Maybe, when

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