Metro

Lagos community to establish textile industry to tackle unemployment

Image Credits: Wikipedia/Cliff. The Ilara community in Eredo, Epe, in the outskirts of Lagos, has concluded plans to establish a multi-million textile industry for socio-economic development of the area. The traditional ruler of the community, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo, made the disclosure while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Epe-Eredo, Lagos. Read More…

Health Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu commissions oxygen plant, blood transfusion service office

Image Credits: LASG. In picture above: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (3rd right) cutting the tape to commission the Triage and Oxygen Centre at Gbagada General Hospital on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. With him are: Deputy Director, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Nigeria, Dr. Chizoba Fashanu (4th right); Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi (4th Read More…

Music & Nightlife Top Story What's On!

Bose Ogulu, Burna Boy’s mother on Billboard’s 2021 “International Power Players” list

Image Credits: BukiHQ Media/Twitter, okayafrica. Mrs Bose Ogulu, Mother of Grammy award winner Burna Boy, has been nominated by Billboard as one of its 2021 “International Power Players.’’ Bose is the talent manager and co-founder, Spaceship Collective which represents Afrobeats superstar and Grammy award winner Burna Boy as well as Buju. According to Billboard, its Read More…

Notes Owei Lakemfa

Pantamism, Talibanism, Americanism and extremism: Ingredients cooking terrorism

NIGERIA’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim, also known as Pantami, is busy fighting off those who accuse him of holding extreme Islamic views. He seemed particularly frightened by claims that the United States of America, USA, sees him as an extremist. I laugh at this because America is, in fact, Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story

Fourth Mainland Bridge contract award December – Lagos Govt

Image Credits: NLE works, NAN Photo. In picture above: CONCEPT DRAWING: The Fourth Mainland Bridge in conjunction with existing road networks would establish a primary ring road around Lagos. This ring road will provide alternative traffic routes from Lekki to Ikorodu, Ikeja to Ajah, relieving the 3rd Mainland bridge of its overstretched capacity. Credit: NLE Read More…

National Politics

Tinubu vows to sustain Nigeria’s progressive agenda beyond 2023

Sen Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed strong support for the progressive agenda in Nigeria, with a promise to sustain it beyond 2023. Dr Abdulrazak Danjuma, Spokesperson of the video conference engagements, said in a statement on Tuesday, that Tinubu made the promise at a virtual conference that was Read More…

Football Sports

Former Manchester United player Giggs pleads not guilty to assault

Image Credits: Julian Hamilton/Daily Mirror. Former Manchester United footballer Ryan Giggs has denied the charge he was violent and engaged in behaviour towards his ex-girlfriend including isolation, belittling, humiliation, harassment, degradation and abuse. A court heard on Wednesday. Giggs, 47, also entered a not guilty plea of actual bodily harm to PR executive Kate Greville, Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

‘Chelsea are in the semi-final for a reason’ – Zidane satisfied with Real Madrid draw

Image Credits: Isabel Infantes/PA, GOAL. In picture above: Christian Pulisic (centre) skips past Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois before shooting to open the scoring for Chelsea. Photograph: Isabel Infantes/PA The Premier League side had the better of the chances in Tuesday’s first leg, but Los Blancos fought back to level the tie Zinedine Zidane said he Read More…

Abroad National Top Story

Nigeria urges U.S. to move Africa Command headquarters to continent

Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo, Pool/REUTERS/Jens Meyer. In picture above: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks after security forces rescued schoolboys from kidnappers, in Katsina, Nigeria, December 18, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo The United States should consider moving its military headquarters overseeing Africa to the continent, from Germany, to better tackle growing armed violence in the Read More…

National Society Top Story

Nigerian women take action as rape, assault cases surge during pandemic

Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. In picture above: Kehinde Osakede, who says she was raped by a family friend, is pictured at the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) centre in Yaba Lagos, Nigeria April 19, 2021. Reuters was not able to confirm her account independently. Osakede did not share the name of her alleged assailant Read More…