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Muritala Mohammed Way Yaba to be closed for Red Line until January 2022

Commuters to and from Yaba are in for a traffic logjam from October right until after Christmas. This is because the Lagos State Government has announced a three-month diversion of traffic from Yaba for the first phase of the construction of the Red Line railway project. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos that the diversion would last for three months from midnight of Friday, 1st October 2021 to 1st January 2022. Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Frederic Oladeinde “Motorists heading to Muritala Mohammed way from Western Avenue are advised to use Empire Road at

VAT dispute is about fiscal federalism, says Omotoso

Open-grazing Act not intended as punishment Opponents of States' collection of Value Added Tax, VAT, have got a reply. It will not impoverish other States and make collection cumbersome, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso has said. He gave this assurance while speaking today on "Your View", a TVC current affairs programme. His words: "Lagos has a solid case in the ongoing legal dispute as the crux of the disagreement is about equity, justice and fairness. Whichever way it goes, it will also enrich our jurisprudence and enhance the way we see and relate with the Law. No matter what, Lagos

Twenty per cent of Nigerian workers lost their jobs as a result of COVID

Around 20% of workers in Nigeria have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19, the government's statistics office said on Tuesday, outlining the impact of the pandemic on businesses in Africa's most populous nation. The National Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Development Programme surveyed nearly 3,000 businesses in the formal and informal sectors in Nigeria. In March, the NBS said a third of Nigeria's workers were out of a job in the fourth quarter of 2020, a situation worsened by the pandemic. "While there have been promising signs of recovery this year, COVID-19 has had an outsized socio-economic impact on
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UK police still searching for answers concerning Nigerian boy’s torso found in the Thames

Image Credits: REUTERS/Peter Macdiarmid/File Photo. In picture above: Detective Inspector Will O’Reilly (L) and John Azah of the Independent Advisory Group place a wreath in the River Thames at the place where the torso of a boy, who police have called ‘Adam’, was found a year ago, September 21, 2002. A minutes silence was observed Read More…

OPEC August oil output rises despite NIgeria’s output decline, survey reveals

Senegal and Rwanda set for vaccine production sites

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Nigeria and Russia sign military pact

Image Credits: Valery Sharifullin / TASS, Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool/Reuters/File Photo. Under a new agreement, Russia is to provide Nigeria with military equipment and training of personnel. This comes after a military cooperation agreement which provides the legal framework for the supply of equipment and training of troops was signed in Moscow on Wednesday. The deal follows Read More…

Strange man surrenders after threatening US Capitol in bomb claim standoff

WHO warns that other outbreaks aside COVID-19, risk straining Nigeria and other W Africa health systems

Micro Mike and Monicazation remember Majek Fashek

Mike Appoh, popularly known as Micro Mike, was prominent on the alto saxophone playing vibrant riffs during Majek Fashek's pulsating performances on stage. Mike is a multi-instrumentalist plying his trade in the UK as a jazz player. Then, there was Monica Omorodion Swaida, who always went went with the stage name, Monicazation, who used to lend her voice to Fashek's background vocals as they traversed the length and breath of the country. At most of the meets, she was the opening act. Monica is a singer, actress, and insurance mogul. Micro MikeMonicazation That was a long time ago in the 80s and

The Fisherman’s Diary

Review by Chiamaka Nsude The movie “The Fisherman’s Diary” is a story of betrayal, selfishness and greed which present themselves as tools to boycott a young woman’s dream. Set in Cameroon, the 2 hours 22 minutes movie which was released in 2020, chronicles the life of a 12year old girl who grew up in the coastal regions and inadvertently pursues a career in fish sales while nursing an ambition to pursue education. The movie evokes emotions of pity and anger as elicited by the rich use of Cameroonian Pidgin English, a variety that is similar in texture to Nigerian Pidgin English. It

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