Religion Top Story Vatican World

“Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has returned to the Father’s House”

The official news outlet of the Holy See, Vatican News, wrote: “Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has returned to the Father’s House.” According to the Holy See Press Office, Pope Emeritus died at 9:34 a.m. on Saturday morning in his house at the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, which the 95-year-old Pope emeritus chose as his abode after Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story Traffic

4th Mainland Bridge to cost $2.5bn, to be completed in 4 years

The Fourth Mainland Bridge project will be finished in four years, the Lagos State government announced on Friday. It would cost $2.5 billion. Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works, made the announcement in Ikeja, at a press conference to introduce the preferred contractor to carry out the project. Adeyoye predicted Read More…

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Crime Homicide Metro Top Story

NBA to seek N5bn damages from police for murder of Bolanle

The Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch, stated on Thursday that it would be following the prosecution of the police officer who reportedly shot dead a female lawyer, Mrs Omobolanle Raheem. Raheem was reportedly shot dead in Lagos on Dec. 25, while on Christmas outing with her family. ASP Drambi Vandi, assigned to the Ajiwe Police Read More…

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Football Obituary Sports Top Story

Buhari mourns soccer legend Pele

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined international leaders in mourning the death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, a Brazilian soccer great who died on Thursday. The world’s finest football player died after a long battle with cancer. He won three World Cups and scored over 1,281 goals over his long career, earning Read More…

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Celebrities Football Obituary Sports Top Story

Pele dies at 82

The renowned Brazilian soccer player Pele, who rose from barefoot squalor to become one of the finest and most well-known athletes in contemporary history, passed away on Thursday at the age of 82. Pele passed away at 3:27 PM, according to Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein Hospital, where he was receiving medical attention “due to multiple Read More…

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Budget Business Top Story

Senate adopts 2023 supplementary budget but defers decision on loan-bonds swap

Following concerns from some legislators, the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday increased the country’s 2023 budget by 6.4% to ₦‎21.83 trillion ($49 billion) and postponed a decision on the president’s request to convert central bank overdrafts to long-term bonds. President Muhammadu Buhari had previously requested permission from the legislature in a letter dated December 20 to Read More…

Crime Drug Trafficking Metro Top Story

Colorado, cannabis juice consignments intercepted at Lagos airport, seaport

Consignments of Colorado were discovered by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in vehicles imported from Montreal, Canada, at the Tincan seaport in Apapa and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), in Ikeja, Lagos. This was said in a statement made on Sunday in Abuja by Mr. Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA. Read More…

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Russia Top Story Ukraine World

Russian bomber base struck by Ukrainian drone

In contrast to Ukraine’s claims that Russia has been launching significant artillery barrages on its cities over the past 24 hours, Moscow claimed on Monday that its forces shot down a Ukrainian drone near a long-range bomber base located deep inside Russia. The long-range strategic bombers that would have been deployed to attack Ukrainian cities Read More…