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Nigeria lifts Twitter ban from midnight, government official says

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nigeria will lift a ban on Twitter from midnight after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other agreements, with Nigerian authorities, a senior government official said on Wednesday. In a statement issued by the Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement and Director-General National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Read More…

World

UK PM Johnson’s future uncertain after party apology

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Sky. After weeks of dithering, Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised on Wednesday for attending a “bring your own booze” gathering at his official residence during Britain’s first coronavirus lockdown. A senior figure in his party and opponents said he should resign. Johnson admitted for the first time that he had attended the party Read More…

Metro Top Story

Ikoyi building collapse: construction began before approval was granted – LASBCA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), said before a Coroner’s Inquest to the collapse of the 21-storey building at Gerard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, that construction of the three high-rise blocks began before provisional approval was granted. Counsel for LASBCA, Mr A.S Odugbemi, made the assertion while questioning Mr Muritala Olawale, Read More…

Business Economy Top Story

W/Bank projects Nigeria’s growth to strengthen by 2.5% in 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the global economy enters a pronounced slowdown amid fresh threats from COVID-19 variants and others, Nigeria’s growth is projected to strengthen to 2.5 per cent in 2022 and 2.8 per cent in 2023. The World Bank said this in Washington at the presentation of its January 2022 Global Economic Prospects report. According to it, Read More…

Crime Drug Trafficking Metro Top Story

Comedian De General, 3 others caught in hard drug caper

Reading Time: 2 minutes A skit maker, Sunday Joshua, popularly known on social media as “De-General” has been arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Disclosing this in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi said the suspect was arrested in the early hours of Wednesday, Read More…

Metro

Radio Lagos, Brazil to collaborate on exchange programmes, training

Reading Time: 2 minutes Radio Lagos/Eko FM and the Consulate of Brazil are set to collaborate on cultural exchange programmes and scholarship training opportunities for members of staff. This was revealed during a recent courtesy visit by the management of the Radio Lagos/Eko FM to the Consul-General, Consulate of Brazil, Lagos, Ambassador Francisco Luz. During the visit, the General Read More…

Business Stocks

NGX records first year loss, down by N20bn

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigerian equities market halted its previous positive outing to close on a negative note for the first time in the year due to selling pressure on some blue chips. Specifically, the market capitalisation on Tuesday shed N20 billion to close at N23.630 trillion from N23.650 trillion achieved on Monday. Also, the All-Share Index which Read More…

Sports Tennis Top Story

Djokovic sorry for COVID mistakes, visa for Australian Open still in doubt

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Loren Elliott. World tennis No. 1 and vaccine opponent Novak Djokovic blamed “human error” on Wednesday for a mistake in his Australian immigration paperwork and apologised for breaking isolation for a photoshoot when he had COVID-19 last month. The 34-year-old Serbian superstar is chasing a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam victory at the Australian Read More…