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Gas explosion damages National Arts Theatre in Lagos

A gas explosion occurred on Saturday night at a gas shop near the National Arts Theatre in Iganmu, Surulere, Lagos State, causing damage to some sections of the iconic cultural landmark. According to the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, the fire was caused by an exploded gas cylinder and was brought under control within Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Metro Music & Nightlife Top Story

Greater Lagos Fiesta kicks off, promises spectacular entertainment and cultural showcase

The 2023 Greater Lagos Fiesta has commenced across the city’s divisions, drawing massive crowds in Epe, Agege, Ikorodu, and Badagry. Omowunmi Seriki, Director of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, affirmed the event’s impressive start, running from Dec. 29 to Jan. 1, 2024. Chairman Solomon Bonu of the Lagos State House Read More…

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Faith Featured Life Notes The Good News

Experiencing the Blessing of Family

(Genesis 3:1-20) Although the family is meant by God to be a blessing to man, not everyone experiences the blessing that God established the family to confer on them. The evidence for this assertion abounds everywhere. Many people have had their lives messed up by the experiences they had while growing up in their families. Read More…

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Tinubu Should Avoid Gay Trap

As 2023 was marching its way into history, futurologists are busy decoding the cryptic signs of the times. Many people are wondering what the future holds. The times are hard. The old year had all but overstretched whatever elasticity the mood of Nigerians, famously tagged the happiest people on earth, could boast of.  The villages Read More…

Business Fiscal Responsibility Top Story

Is President Tinubu violating laws with securitisation plan for CRF ways and means revenue?

President Bola Tinubu has submitted a proposal seeking Senate approval for the securitisation of the balance of Ways and Means revenue in Nigeria’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF), citing concerns about outstanding debt due to domestic debt servicing. Addressing Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Tinubu underscored the necessity of addressing the debt burden through this strategy. “In Read More…

Budget Business Top Story

Senate passes N28.7 trillion 2024 Appropriation Bill, urges fiscal responsibility

In a significant move, the Senate has approved the N28.7 trillion 2024 Appropriation Bill, marking an increase from the initially proposed N27.5 trillion by President Bola Tinubu, with an additional N1.2 trillion allocated. The approval followed the endorsement of the Senate Committee on Appropriation’s report during Saturday’s plenary session in Abuja. According to Sen. Solomon Read More…

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Israel Palestine Top Story World

Netanyahu plans to seize Gaza-Egypt border in prolonged war with Hamas

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Saturday his intention to take over the Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt, as part of Israel’s ongoing campaign to eliminate Hamas. The war, which began on Oct. 7 when Hamas and its allies launched a surprise attack on Israel, killing 1,200 people and taking 240 hostages, is expected Read More…

Football Sports

Nigeria’s Minister of Sports vows federal support for Super Eagles’ 4th AFCON quest

Sen. John Owan Enoh, the Minister of Sports Development, reiterated the unwavering commitment of the Federal Government to back the Super Eagles in their pursuit of a historic fourth AFCON title set to take place in Cote D’Ivoire in January 2024. Speaking to reporters at Ilorin’s Tunde Idiagbon International Airport, he affirmed, “The presidency fully Read More…

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Football Sports Top Story

Aston Villa bounces back, Manchester City asserts dominance; Manchester United falters in Premier League action

Aston Villa surged back into contention for the Premier League title in a thrilling encounter against Burnley, securing a crucial 3-2 victory. According to manager Unai Emery, the team’s performance exemplified their determination: “We are title dark horses, and this win shows our resilience.” The late 89th-minute penalty by Douglas Luiz sealed their hard-fought win, Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story

Lagos State to shut down Third Mainland Bridge for repair from Jan.9, announces traffic schedules

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the continuation of repair works on the Third Mainland Bridge, overseen by the Federal Ministry of Works, commencing on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024. This update was disclosed in a statement by Mr. Seun Osiyemi, the Commissioner for Transportation in Lagos. Osiyemi elaborated, stating, “The Federal Ministry of Works will Read More…