Business Economy Top Story

Lagos State records highest 6mth IGR of N204.5bn, states, FCT hit N612.9bn

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Lagos State recorded the highest Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N204.51 billion in the first half of 2020. The NBS made this known in its Internally Generated Revenue at State Level (H1 2020) report made available on its website on Tuesday. It said the second state with the Read More…

Business Economy Top Story

LCCI reviews state of economy, advises policy makers

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has advised policy makers on the formulation and implementation of policies to facilitate sustainability as business operators grapple with the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs Toki Mabogunje, President, LCCI. gave the advice at a press conference on the state of the economy, on Tuesday in Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Top Story

‘Meplaylist’ makes Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s dad, Kiladejo, executives

Nigerian on-demand music streaming platform, Meplaylist has announced the appointment of Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles and Michael Kay Kiladejo as members of its global executive team. According to a statement issued on Tuesday by Edward Israel-Ayide, Media Contact, Meplaylist, the appointment of the duo followed their investment earlier in the year in the on-demand music streaming Read More…

Entertainment Featured TV & Film

Warner Bros delays ‘Dune’, ‘The Batman’ movies

Warner Bros said late Monday it is delaying the release of “Dune” and “The Batman” movies, another setback for the entertainment industry hit by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and social distancing measures that have closed theatres worldwide. “Dune”, a sci-fi movie directed by Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve, is now scheduled to open in October 2021, instead Read More…

Crime Society Top Story

IGP pledges to check extra-judicial activities of FSARS operatives, others

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has pledged to check the extra-judicial activities of some personnel of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Special Tactical Units. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Mba said the IGP made the pledge Read More…

Metro Property Top Story

Lagos committed to mass housing delivery, to deliver additional 3,004 units

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday affirmed his administration’s commitment to affordable mass housing delivery through models that incorporate private sector partnership and local contents while creating jobs. Sanwo-Olu represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat during the celebration of the 2020 World Habitat Day with the Theme: ‘Housing for all; a Read More…

Business Featured Stocks

Nigeria stock market rises by N297bn, amid Airtel, Seplat gain

The nation’s bourse opened trading on Monday with a growth of N297 billion following gains by some highly capitalised stocks. Specifically, the market capitalisation inched higher by N297 billion or 2.11 per cent to close at N14.402 trillion from N14.105 trillion recorded on Friday. Similarly, the All-Share Index increased by 568.72 points or 2.11 per Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Atletico Madrid confirm sale of Partey to Arsenal

English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal completed the biggest move of transfer deadline day on Monday as they secured the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. “La Liga on Monday informed Atletico Madrid at 23:28 that representatives from Arsenal arrived at the footballing body’s headquarters looking to meet Thomas Partey’s release clause,” read a Read More…