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Alleged victim of SARS brutality narrates ordeal at Lagos state judicial panel’s maiden sitting

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Libby George, Head Topics. Mr Okoliagu Abunike, an alleged victim of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has appeared  before the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses to seek redress. Abunike, a father of five, made the allegations during the inaugural sitting of the Judicial Panel Read More…

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Lagos approves daily opening of markets

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Ventures Africa, artsandculture.google.com. The Lagos State Government on Tuesday approved full resumption of trading at all markets in the state. The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr Wale Ahmed, said in a statement that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had given approval that the markets should now open daily. Ahmed said that the Read More…

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South-West Senators visit Lagos, sue for peace

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, NAN Photo. South-West Senators on Tuesday visited the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to commiserate with him and Lagosians on the mayhem arising from the EndSARS protest. Addressing the media, the lawmakers, led by Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, said that the Senate was pained by the level of damage and Read More…

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#SaveLagos: The day a few good youths swept Lagos

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: LM. Lagos had just witnessed carnage of a monumental scale, not by any natural disaster but by rampaging men. Many government structures, police stations and private businesses had been affected. It was a reaction to last Tuesday’s incident at the Lekki Toll Plaza in which it was alleged that many #EndSARS protesters had Read More…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Assembly constitutes ad-hoc committee to meet victims

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Daily Post. The Lagos State House of Assembly has set up an ad-hoc committee to meet with victims of the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in the state. The committee is to look into the carnage that emanated from the destruction and looting of private and public properties by hoodlums. The resolution Read More…

Business Featured Telecommunications

MTN announces new MTN Nigeria CEO and MTN Group chief risk officer

Reading Time: 3 minutes The MTN Group on Monday announced two important new appointments: that of chief executive officer of major subsidiary MTN Nigeria Communications Plc and that of MTN Group chief risk officer, a new group executive committee (exco) position. Both are effective from 1 March 2021. Karl Olutokun Toriola, current vice president for MTN Group’s West and Central Read More…

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#EndSARS: LCCI urges dialogue, constructive engagement

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has implored all stakeholders to prioritise dialogue and constructive engagement to rebuild the nation from the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. LCCI President, Mrs Toki Mabogunje, gave the advice in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday. Mabogunje reiterated the chamber’s position on the imperative of peace, Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Featured

#EndSARS: Freedom Park’s 10th Anniversary celebrations postponed to honour victims

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Adam Bulama, Koffi. Koffi Idowu-Nuel, otherwise known as Koffi Tha Guru, a Comedian, Actor and Singer, said on Monday in Lagos that the Freedom Park’s 10th Year Anniversary Comedy Night has been postponed to honour those who died in #EndSARS protests. Koffi Tha Guru in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Manchester United to provide 5,000 free school meals during October holidays

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Daily Mail, Press Association. Manchester United said on Monday that they would be providing 5,000 free school meals during the October half-term holidays. The English Premier League (EPL) clubside said this was to help forward Marcus Rashford’s campaign to end child food poverty in the UK. Rashford has campaigned for the government to Read More…

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Pogba denies quitting France team over Macron comments

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: The Independent. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba on Monday denied media reports which said he quit the France national team over comments made by the country’s President Emmanuel Macron. The comments were perceived to be against Islam. The French leader this month had declared war on “Islamist separatism”, which he believes is taking Read More…