Metro Physical Planning Top Story

Lagos State Government demolishes illegal structure on Banana Island, warns against unlawful land reclamation

The Lagos State government took action on Saturday by demolishing an unauthorised structure on Banana Island, which was constructed on reclaimed land without permission, obstructing drainage paths. Leading the operation, the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr Oluyinka Olumide, also ordered the demolition of illegal fences. Accompanied by Mr Gbolahan Oki, the General Read More…

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Conflict Israel Palestine Top Story World

Growing concerns of broader conflict in the Middle East amid Israel-Hamas war

Rising concerns of a wider Middle East conflict sparked on Sunday as the United States dispatched additional military assets to the region, while Israel continued to strike targets in Gaza and Hamas supporters in Lebanon and Syria. Medical sources in Gaza reported that over 50 Palestinians lost their lives in Israeli airstrikes overnight, as Israel Read More…

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Business Commodities Top Story

Average petrol and diesel prices surged in September 2023, reveals NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has issued a concerning report, revealing that the average retail price of a litre of petrol in Nigeria skyrocketed from N191.65 in September 2022 to a staggering N626.21 in September 2023. This dramatic increase, amounting to a colossal 226.75 per cent surge, was brought to light in the NBS’s Read More…

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Culture & Arts Entertainment Literary Arts Top Story

Salman Rushdie to publish memoir on New York stabbing: “A Necessary Book”

Salman Rushdie, the India-born novelist who endured years in seclusion due to an Iranian call for Muslims to take his life over his writings, is set to release a memoir recounting the events surrounding his 2022 stabbing in New York, as announced by book publisher Penguin Random House on Wednesday. Rushdie’s upcoming memoir, titled “Knife: Read More…

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Football Sports Top Story

Bobby Charlton, iconic England World Cup winner and Manchester United legend passes away at 86

Sir Bobby Charlton, one of the most cherished figures in the history of British football, breathed his last on Saturday at the age of 86. Charlton’s illustrious career included being a pivotal part of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning team, a feat he achieved while sharing the pitch with his brother, Jack. Over the years, he Read More…

Faith Featured Life Notes The Good News

Experiencing God’s Unusual Blessings-The Example of Ruth

(Ruth 1; 3:1-14; 4:13-22) God’s unusual blessings are not restricted to any race or gender of people. This fact is buttressed by the statement of Peter in Acts 10:34-35, while ministering to the household of Cornelius, where he said, “I now realise how true it is that God does not show favouritism, 35 but accepts Read More…

Abuja Featured Nigeria Notes Wole Olaoye

Political arsonists on the prowl!

There is a negative pattern that has been established by some personages under the canopy of religion with the ultimate aim of spreading falsehood and engendering hate between tribes, tongues and faiths in Nigeria. We are all supposed to bow and tremble before their sanctimonious thrones because theirs is the voice from Above.  Many analysts Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa World

Citizens of a turbulent world in search of a direction

It was a multinational gathering that included 41 embassies. It was a trans-generational assembly that comprised diplomats of the 1960s and 70s, activists of the 1980s and current students, mostly from Bingham University, Keffi. Also in the assembly were government officials, labour leaders, writers and academics. The gathering on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at the Read More…