Life Science Top Story

Nigerian-owned firm to study babies’ cries with $2.5m

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A firm, Ubenwa Secures, has received $2.5 million in funding to help parents and clinicians understand an infant’s cry. Ubenwa Secures, which is based in Montreal, Canada, was co-founded by its Nigerian Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Charles Onu. The firm is a pioneering developer of diagnostic software for the rapid detection of medical anomalies in Read More…

Metro Politics Top Story

Lagos Deputy Gov not beaten up by APC members, says state

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government has debunked reports that the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and some APC chieftains were beaten up by aggrieved political miscreants at a reconciliation meeting on Monday. The Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos state deputy governor, Mr Tunde Alao, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday. He Read More…

Entertainment Media World

EU court declines to lift Russia broadcasting ban

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has rejected a request by Russian news network RT France to lift a broadcasting ban imposed by the European Union (EU) on Russia over Russia-Ukraine conflict. “The EU General Court dismisses Russia Today France’s application for annulment of the EU Council’s acts,’’ the ECJ said on Twitter on Wednesday. Read More…

Crime fraud Metro Top Story

Lagos-based bank loses N206m to fraudsters

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A middle-aged Richy Omonefe Orida, has been arraigned before a Lagos Chief Magistrate court, for alleged conspiracy and fraud of N206 million. According to the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) Lagos which arraigned Orida before Chief Magistrate A. O. Erinle (Mrs.), the money belonged to Baobab Microfinance Bank Nigeria Limited. Prosecution counsel Henry Obiaze alleged Read More…

Entertainment Featured Kadaria Ahmed Media Notes

The BBC in Nigeria – Between Reporting and Propagating Terror

Reading Time: 8 minutes It has simply gotten out of hand. Journalists and now a global media organisation of repute, the BBC, which should know better, are becoming a tool for terrorists, even if unwittingly, by amplifying the faces, voices and stories of killers and marauders who are still operating with impunity across Nigeria. The public interest argument seems Read More…

Business Imports Maritime Metro

Lagos seeks hike in wharf landing fees rate

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government Wharf Landing Fee Collecting Authority (LASGWLFCA) has approached the State Assembly for an upward review of the wharf landing fee collected on all imported goods into Nigeria through Lagos ports. The Chairman of the agency, Adegboyega Adebayo stated this on Tuesday when he received executives of the Importers Association of Nigeria Read More…

Legal Nigeria

Call to Bar moved from Law School over insecurity

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Call to Bar Ceremony for new lawyers will now hold at the Body of Benchers Secretariat, Abuja. Candidates were earlier notified that the graduation ceremony would hold at the Nigeria Law School Bwari But, following security threats and attacks around Bwari, legal practitioners raised concerns about holding the event there. The new venue was Read More…

Business Commodities Nigeria Top Story

Insecurity: Expect double food prices from August, farmers warn Nigerians

Reading Time: 2 minutes The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), has warned that a rise in food prices is imminent. The farmers told Nigerians to prepare for doubled food prices from August. The prices of staple menu like beans, rice and garri may jump by as high as 50 per cent from next month, they warned. According to Read More…

Legal Nigeria Top Story

Uyo prison ‘rejects’ Lagos activist-lawyer sentenced by Akwa Ibom CJ

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Uyo Correctional Centre has turned back a Lagos-based human rights lawyer Inibehe Effiong sentenced to one month imprisonment on Wednesday morning by the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Ekaete Obot allegedly without trial. The prison authorities, according to Effiong, declined to incarcerate him, on grounds of Covid-19 protocols. Effiong has been updating Read More…