Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Spare your enemy, he might become your saviour

Reading Time: 4 minutes BRITONS HUGGED THEMSELVES and celebrated Monday, July 19, 2021 “Freedom Day” as the eclectic Boris Johnson government eased COVID-19 restrictions. That day, a dark sturdy man with tribal marks was led away from the Cadjèhoun Airport in Cotonou, Benin Republic. He had lost his freedom, and an uncertain future awaited him. The arrest or capture Read More…

COVID19 Health Metro Top Story

Lagos, 5 other states on COVID-19 red alert

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. Presidential Task Force reacts to rising cases of COVID-19 infections in Lagos In picture above: FILE PHOTO – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu speaks to passengers to enforce physical distancing in a bus as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Lagos, Nigeria, on March Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Bandits can become elected legislators and governors in Nigeria

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: BBC. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, and some state governments, like Kaduna, say they neither negotiate nor pay ransom to bandits. But government being incapable of preventing the mass kidnap of citizens, especially school children, and inability to rescue them, leaves families and friends with no choice but to negotiate with the bandits and pay Read More…

Metro Security Top Story

Amid concerns, Lagos State govt assures of increased security for citizens

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: LASG. Donates security equipment to Lagos State Police Command The increasingly ominous security situation in Nigeria has resulted in an all-time high clamour for caution and safety. With the increasing daily accounts of banditry, insurgency and neighbourhood violence, safety of lives and property has become a responsibility of collective concern. Away from the Read More…

Crime Homicide Metro Top Story

Outrage as Chidinma changes tale on police crime show

Reading Time: 4 minutes There has been growing public outrage as Chidinma, the self-confessed killer of Michael Usifo Ataga, Super TV CEO, has been singing a new song. Chidinma Ojukwu had come out to deny her previous statements in an interview with Dr Aisha Tosan Agberebi as anchor, for the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) sponsored program Crime Fighters: Case Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

As in Vietnam, America breaks into a run in Afghanistan

Reading Time: 4 minutes BAGRAM AIRFIELD and Military Base, 70 kilometres north of Kabul was the epicentre of the 40-country coalition war to oust the Taliban from Afghanistan. At a point in 2012, over 100,000 U.S. troops passed through Bagram which is also a notorious detention centre where no human rights are observed. It was the symbol of American and NATO might Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Homicide In Epidemic Proportions

Reading Time: 5 minutes THE SOUL-NUMBING trend is in your face. Homicide has become our everyday companion. It wasn’t always like this. Life used to be sacred. It was not considered fashionable for acorns to be devoured before they became trees. Now, we are inundated with gory tales of gruesome stabbings, decapitations, gun violence and more. If you turn Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Metro News Obituary Top Story

Sanwo-Olu mourns Sound Sultan

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: BBC, LASG. On Sunday July 11, Nigerians woke up to the shocking news of the death of veteran Nigerian singer, Olanrewaju Ganiu Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, after battling throat cancer. Reacting to the shocking announcement, the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, released a statement commiserating with the family of the musician Read More…

Health Metro News Top Story

As the COVID 19 third wave looms, is Lagos ready?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja, Guardian Nigeria. There has been an increase in recorded covid-19 cases across Nigeria and Lagos state which is at the nucleus has not been left out. With the upsurge in recorded cases, at a time when residents believe that the pandemic has relaxed and lifestyle is being restored to normalcy, there Read More…