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Akin Mabogunje: An African institution

Reading Time: 4 minutes PROFESSOR Akinlawon ‘Akin’ Ladipo Mabogunje was an African institution established for all-round development. He is also widely accepted as the Father of African Geography. By 2000, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, was fed up with the National Housing Fund, NHF, which in the eleven years of its establishment had failed to deliver on mass housing Read More…

City Transport Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu announces commencement of passenger travel on Red Line by Jan 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes If all goes as planned, then passengers’ commute on the Lagos Red Line will begin in January 2023. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced on Sunday that the Red Line Train project would begin a test run of passenger portage by January 2023. Sanwo-Olu said this while addressing newsmen, after the inspection of the Read More…

Metro Politics Top Story

Lagos PDP candidates, leaders in closed-door meeting at Sheraton

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the campaign season for the 2023 general elections draws close, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has become more intentional. On Sunday evening, 69 candidates of the party vying for various electives positions in the 2023 general elections in Lagos State held a closed-door meeting at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja. The meeting, which Read More…

Athletics Sports Top Story

Brume powers Nigeria to historic 12th gold medal win at CWG

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria’s 12th gold medal came in a historic fashion on Sunday as long jump sensation, Ese Brume, not only won a gold medal and a podium finish for Nigeria but broke the game’s record twice. In emphatic fashion, Brume broke the Commonwealth Games record twice with her first jump of 6.99m before she bettered the Read More…

Crime Drug Trafficking Nigeria

90-year-old man nabbed by NDLEA for supplying drugs to bandits

Reading Time: 3 minutes Others nabbed at Lagos Airport A 90-year-old retired soldier, Usman Adamu, has been arrested for supplying narcotics to bandits by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Mailalle, Sabon Birni, in Sokoto The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. At the Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Theatre Top Story

“A Truth in Time” Emir Sanusi play goes on Lagos stage to rousing applause

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Truth in Time, a play depicting the life and times of the 14th Emir of Kano State, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, was staged at the Muson Centre in Lagos on Saturday holding its audience spellbound for its duration. The play, produced by the Duke of Shomolu Productions, had Prof. Ahmed Yerima as the playwright, while Read More…

Crime Metro Robbery Top Story

Lagos police arrest serial narcotic poisoner-robber

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Detectives of the Surulere Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Ifeanyi Odieze Ezenagu ‘m’ aged 34 for allegedly robbing six women of their belongings. According to a statement issued by police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspect robbed the women of their 3 iPhones 12, 2 iPhones 11 Pro Max, 1 Read More…

Nigeria Politics

Oyetola files 1,240-page petition at Osun tribunal

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Friday finally responded to his gubernatorial electoral loss by filing a 1,240-page petition at the tribunal sitting at the state high court, Osogbo. Oyetola who is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 16 election, approached the tribunal to challenge the declaration of Senator Read More…

Metro Politics

Lagos PDP stalwart Gbadamosi defects to LP, declares support for Peter Obi

Reading Time: 2 minutes Babatunde Gbadamosi (BOG), a Lagos PDP stalwart, on Friday, defected to the Labour Party (LP), declaring support for its presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi. Gbadamosi, a former governorship candidate of the African Democratic Party and a former Lagos East Senatorial Candidate of the PDP, made this known in a statement in Lagos. “I had completely Read More…