Metro Society Top Story

Ahead White Paper: Sanwo-Olu defends integrity of #EndSARS panel, says it carried out its task to best of ability

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: LASG. Plans peace walk The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commended the work of the #EndSARS judicial panel of enquiry into acts of police brutality by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying they acted to the best of their ability. He, however, expressed regret about the heightened tension arising from the Read More…

Metro Top Story Traffic & Travel

Firm partners Primero to use AI in reduction of travel time on Lagos BRT

Reading Time: 2 minutes Travel time on the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) will be greatly reduced when technology is fully applied. This will be the outcome when a firm, Eonsfleet Prosolutions Limited (EPL) and Primero Transport Services Limited, operators of BRT in Lagos, partner to reduce travel time for Lagos commuters. The Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Read More…

Metro Society Top Story

Makoko slum community gets water facility from UK Charity after school video outrage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Settlers in the Makoko slum of Yaba, Lagos have been gifted a water facility by a UK charity, IA Foundation. The community is said to have attracted the attention of the UK charity after a video exposing the harrowing conditions of school kids at the slum settlement went viral. The London-based charity, IA-Foundation, has decided Read More…

Abroad COVID19 Health Top Story

Nigerian research scientist says Omicron variant in Africa exciting news, blessing in disguise

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Nigerian research scientist has said that African innate immunities may have weakened the efficacy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Dr Jonathan Obaje, a Nigerian Research Scientist based in Singapore, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that based on preliminary clinical data coming from South Africa on the “Omicron” variant of the COVID-19 virus, African Read More…

Abroad COVID19 Health National Top Story

COVID-19: Two travellers from Nigeria, first Omicron cases in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo. There are two confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Ottawa, the Ontario government announced Sunday. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Read More…

Football Sports

Chelsea lead cut after draw with Man United, Man City win

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Alonso Action Images/Reuters/Matthew Childs, Action Images/Reuters/Carl Recine. In picture above: Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Manchester United – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – November 28, 2021 Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes in action with Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs Nov 28 (Reuters) – Chelsea’s lead at the top Read More…

Racing Sports

Formula One team founder Frank Williams dies aged 79

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo, REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo. Nov 28 (Reuters) – Frank Williams, founder and former boss of a team that bore his name and that still ranks as one of the most dominant and successful in the history of Formula One, died on Sunday at the age of 79. The sport’s chief executive Read More…

Abroad COVID19 Top Story

COVID-19: Nigeria among 8 African countries banned from entering Indonesia due to Omicron variant

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Bloomberg, FAAN/Twitter. Even though no Nigerian has tested positive for the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, they cannot enter Indonesia as from Monday. This is because Indonesia has said that it will ban the entry of travellers who have been to eight African countries including Nigeria. It will also extend quarantine Read More…

Drug Trafficking Metro Top Story

12 tonnes “Loud” Indian hemp seized on Lagos waterway

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NAN. Over 12 tonnes of “Loud’’ Indian hemp smuggled into Lagos from a neighbouring country through the waterways have been intercepted. Director, Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi, who said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, described the drug as a strong variant of Indian hemp. Babafemi Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story

Traffic to be diverted on Lagos-Ibadan expressway from Monday

Reading Time: < 1 minute Image Credits: Pete Alexopoulos/Unsplash, Channels TV. Traffic will be diverted on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for six days beginning from Monday. This was announced by the Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, in a statement on Sunday. Popoola said traffic will be diverted to enable Julius Berger, the contractor handling Section One of the Read More…