Business Economy Top Story

Lagos State records highest 6mth IGR of N204.5bn, states, FCT hit N612.9bn

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS, AP Photo/Sunday Alamba. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says Lagos State recorded the highest Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N204.51 billion in the first half of 2020. The NBS made this known in its Internally Generated Revenue at State Level (H1 2020) report made available on its website on Tuesday. It Read More…

Business Economy Top Story

LCCI reviews state of economy, advises policy makers

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: Temilade Adelaja/REUTERS. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has advised policy makers on the formulation and implementation of policies to facilitate sustainability as business operators grapple with the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs Toki Mabogunje, President, LCCI. gave the advice at a press conference on the state of the Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Top Story

‘Meplaylist’ makes Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s dad, Kiladejo, executives

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Matthew Knowles. Nigerian on-demand music streaming platform, Meplaylist has announced the appointment of Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles and Michael Kay Kiladejo as members of its global executive team. According to a statement issued on Tuesday by Edward Israel-Ayide, Media Contact, Meplaylist, the appointment of the duo followed their investment earlier in the year in Read More…

Entertainment Featured TV & Film

Warner Bros delays ‘Dune’, ‘The Batman’ movies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Warner Bros. Warner Bros said late Monday it is delaying the release of “Dune” and “The Batman” movies, another setback for the entertainment industry hit by COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and social distancing measures that have closed theatres worldwide. “Dune”, a sci-fi movie directed by Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve, is now scheduled to open Read More…

Basketball Featured Sports

LeBron staying ‘even keel’ as Lakers look to bounce back

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports, Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. LeBron James on Monday said he isn’t letting the highs and lows of the NBA Finals get the better of him. James said he preferred to focus on fixing the mistakes that led his Los Angeles Lakers to fall 115-104 to the Miami Heat on Read More…

Crime Society Top Story

IGP pledges to check extra-judicial activities of FSARS operatives, others

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Anthony Alabi/NAN. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has pledged to check the extra-judicial activities of some personnel of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Special Tactical Units. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Mba said the Read More…

Metro Property Top Story

Lagos committed to mass housing delivery, to deliver additional 3,004 units

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Breno Assis/Unsplash, LASG. The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday affirmed his administration’s commitment to affordable mass housing delivery through models that incorporate private sector partnership and local contents while creating jobs. Sanwo-Olu represented by his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat during the celebration of the 2020 World Habitat Day with the Read More…

Business Featured Stocks

Nigeria stock market rises by N297bn, amid Airtel, Seplat gain

Reading Time: 2 minutes The nation’s bourse opened trading on Monday with a growth of N297 billion following gains by some highly capitalised stocks. Specifically, the market capitalisation inched higher by N297 billion or 2.11 per cent to close at N14.402 trillion from N14.105 trillion recorded on Friday. Similarly, the All-Share Index increased by 568.72 points or 2.11 per Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Atletico Madrid confirm sale of Partey to Arsenal

Reading Time: < 1 minutes English Premier League (EPL) side Arsenal completed the biggest move of transfer deadline day on Monday as they secured the signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid. “La Liga on Monday informed Atletico Madrid at 23:28 that representatives from Arsenal arrived at the footballing body’s headquarters looking to meet Thomas Partey’s release clause,” read a Read More…