Business Export Top Story

Sanwo-Olu sees vast opportunities in Africa-Caribbean relationship

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has emphasised the abundant opportunities arising from the growing Africa-Caribbean relationship facilitated by the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF). Speaking on the sidelines of the 2nd AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF2023) in Georgetown, Guyana, Sanwo-Olu highlighted the potential for enhanced commercial collaboration Read More…

Crime Metro Rape

Man testifies against pastor in sexual assault case

In an Ikeja High Court, a middle-aged man, Chigozie Emmanuel, has testified against his pastor, Elijah Emenandy, who faces charges of sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault. Emmanuel alleged that the pastor introduced him to explicit content, masturbation, and anal sex in his church office. Emmanuel, led in evidence by Lagos State counsel, Mr. Read More…

Nigeria Rivers Top Story

Rivers Governor Sim Fubara challenges impeachment threat, calls for transparency

Amid an impeachment threat, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State called on the state House of Assembly to reveal the allegations that justify impeachment proceedings against him. Fubara issued this challenge in a statement released in Port Harcourt by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Boniface Onyedi, marking his first official response to the Read More…

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Cybersecurity Nigeria Top Story

Nigerian cyber threat sparks White House action against ransomware

In response to the persistent and global ransomware threat, including that from Nigeria, the White House is swiftly working to finalise a new policy, expected to be revealed as early as Tuesday, that will outline governmental responses to ransomware attacks. This policy will prioritise the sharing of critical information about attackers and the accounts used Read More…

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Football Sports Top Story

Lionel Messi secures record eighth Ballon d’Or; Oshoala and Osimhen shine

In a stunning feat, Argentina’s Lionel Messi clinched his eighth Ballon d’Or for the world’s best player on Monday in Paris, France. He outshone Erling Haaland, the UEFA player of the year and Manchester City’s treble winner, to claim this prestigious award. Completing the top three best players in the world was France’s Kylian Mbappe, Read More…

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Athletics Sports

Caster Semenya shifts focus to legal battle against World Athletics

Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has set a new direction for her career. Her primary goal is no longer to clinch medals on the track but rather to continue her legal battle against World Athletics. She aims to challenge the regulations that require female athletes with differences in sexual development (DSDs) to medically lower Read More…

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Business Forex Top Story

Diaspora Dollars

Nigeria’s Economic Lifeline and the Resilience of Remittances The Nigerian naira has faced persistent depreciation against the US dollar, with an accelerated decline in 2022 driven by multiple factors, including the global economic slowdown, the COVID-19 pandemic, foreign exchange shortages, inflation, and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) policies. By October 2023, the naira had crossed Read More…

Environment Metro Top Story

LASG reopens Alaba Rago Market after environmental infractions

The Lagos State Government has officially reopened Alaba Rago Market in Ojo, which was closed last week due to various environmental violations. This decision was confirmed by Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, in a statement issued on Monday. Wahab stated that the market was allowed to resume operations after Read More…

Cybercrime Metro

Naira Marley’s cyber crime trial further adjourned to November

The trial of Nigerian singer Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, facing cybercrime charges at the Federal High Court in Lagos, has been adjourned once again. Justice Nicholas Oweibo set the new trial dates for November 13 and 30 due to the defendant’s absence in court. Naira Marley is being prosecuted by the Economic Read More…

Nigeria Top Story

Nigerian Navy warships return home after successful “Exercise Sea Guardian”

A fleet of ten Nigerian Navy warships has returned to base following the conclusion of “Exercise Sea Guardian,” a military operation aimed at securing the nation’s waters and the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) from criminal activities. The returning warships include Nigeria Navy Ship (NNS) Sagbama, NNS Nwamba, NNS Ibeno, NNS Dorina, NNS Gongola, NNS Ikene, Read More…