Celebrations Metro Top Story

Lagos celebrates Oba Rilwan Akiolu’s 80th birthday: Leaders extend warm wishes

Lagos State was filled with warmth and celebration as leaders extended their heartfelt wishes to Oba Rilwan Akiolu on the occasion of his 80th birthday. President Bola Tinubu expressed his admiration and respect for Oba Akiolu, describing the revered monarch as a “fountain of wisdom and knowledge” and “a dear friend” whom he holds in Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story

Minister of Works announces rehabilitation plan for Third Mainland Bridge

The Minister of Works, Mr. David Umahi, has revealed that comprehensive rehabilitation of the 11.8-kilometre Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos will commence on November 1 and is expected to last for three months. He made this announcement during an inspection of the under-deck and lagoon sections of the bridge, as well as several other bridges Read More…

Environmental Protection Metro

Lagos State Government reopens Alaba International Market and Trade Fair Complex Markets

The Lagos State Government has officially reopened Alaba International Market and several markets at the Trade Fair Complex, Ojo, following their earlier closure due to environmental infractions, including improper waste management. Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, confirmed that the decision to reopen these markets was made after addressing the environmental Read More…

Health Metro

Sterling One Foundation, partners, stage 5km run advocacy against maternal mortality

Sterling One Foundation has partnered with mrh Collective, Sterling Bank Ltd., and other partners to stage a five-kilometre run to stop maternal mortality in the country. The five-kilometre run took off from I Fitness Gym located at Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1 and ended at the Munri Okunola Park. Victoria Island. Speaking to newsmen at Read More…

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Israel Palestine Top Story World

Israeli forces launch ground operations in Gaza amid ongoing conflict

Israeli forces have initiated ground operations against Hamas in Gaza on Sunday, marking what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has termed the second phase of a three-week-old conflict with the aim of weakening the Palestinian militant group. As Israeli warplanes continue to carry out airstrikes and Israeli troops, along with armoured units, advance into the Read More…

Sports Squash

Onaopemipo Adegoke and Rofiat Abudulazeez clinch top honours in John Hetts Sports Foundation tournament

In a thrilling culmination of the inaugural John Hetts Sports Foundation (JHSF) tournament on Saturday, Onaopemipo Adegoke and Rofiat Abudulazeez emerged victorious in the male and female divisions, reaffirming their status as Nigeria’s top-ranked players. This exciting competition, which kicked off on October 25 and concluded on October 28 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Read More…

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Boxing Sports Top Story

Knocked down Tyson Fury edges out Francis Ngannou by split decision in epic clash in Saudi Arabia

In a jaw-dropping showdown that nearly witnessed one of boxing’s most stunning upsets, WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury emerged victorious over former UFC fighter Francis Ngannou in a non-title battle in Saudi Arabia on Sunday. Fury, the undefeated holder of one of the sport’s most prestigious titles, narrowly dodged his first loss at the Read More…

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That Abraham’s children may live together in peace

They both claim Abraham as their progenitor. Physically alike to the outside eye, it is difficult to tell one from the other but for ethnic differences such as the shape of the beard, Muslim skullcap (Taqiyah) or Jewish kippah, and other cultural peculiarities, they are cousins but can hardly tolerate each other. Providence has fated Read More…

Entertainment Obituary Top Story TV & Film

‘Friends’ actor Matthew Perry dies at 54

Matthew Perry, the actor renowned for his iconic portrayal of Chandler Bing in the 1990s hit U.S. television series “Friends” and known for candidly sharing his battle with substance abuse in his 2022 memoir, has tragically passed away at the age of 54. The news of his demise was conveyed through a statement posted on Read More…