Nigeria Security

Insecurity: Shake up in military as Army deploys GOCs, appoints new PSOs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigerian Army has moved to tackle the country’s security challenges by reorganising itself. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, approved the posting and appointment of some top officers to command, instructional and staff positions across formations and units. The appointments were announced in a statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations, Read More…

City Transport Metro Public Works

32km rail project: Lagos pays off 800 Ogun residents

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government says it has begun payment of compensation to 800 people affected by the right of way of the 32km Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red line project in Ogun State. The Managing Director, Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, made this known in a statement issued in Read More…

Legal Nigeria

‘Contempt’: Jailed Lagos lawyer to be freed soon, says NBA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) yesterday began a probe of the circumstances surrounding the jailing of a Lagos-based lawyer Inibehe Effiong by the Chief Judge of Akwa State, Justice Ekaette Obot.Its President Olumide Akpata who ordered the investigation said efforts were underway to ensure that Effiong is released soon. Justice Obot on Wednesday sentenced the Lagos-based Read More…

Business Taxes & Duties Telecommunications

After 39 taxes, telcos reject FG’s fresh five per cent tax

Reading Time: 2 minutes Telecommunications companies have advised against the implementation of the 2022 Fiscal Policy Measures and Tariff Amendments, which demands five per cent as excise duty for services provided. They described the tax as insensitive, unfair, and capable of crippling the industry in the way and manner the oil industry has been crippled by different challenges. According Read More…

Legal Nigeria Politics Top Story

Ex-minister asks court to disqualify Tinubu, Atiku for bribing delegates

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari’s former Minister of State for Education Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to disqualify All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidates Bola Tinubu and Abubakar Atiku, respectively, from the 2023 general election. Nwajiuba, who resigned his ministerial position to contest the APC presidential primary, Read More…

Abuja Nigeria Security

Insecurity: Abuja boosts security operations with neighbouring states

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has re-invigorated the ‘G7” security operations to secure the territory. The ‘G7’ security operations involve collaboration and partnerships with states that are contiguous to the territory. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister. The FCT Commissioner of Police, Read More…

Metro Society Top Story

Grooming Centre and Sesor sign N17.841m MoU to support IDPs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Grooming People for Better Livelihood Centre (Grooming Centre), a micro-finance NGO, on 21st July 2022 renewed its partnership with Sesor Empowerment Foundation with the financial support of N17.841m to provide economic empowerment to 200 displaced women in Lagos and Benue states. Dr Godwin Nwabunka, the CEO of Grooming Centre in his statement at the MOU-signing Read More…

Featured Liberia Notes Owei Lakemfa World

Liberia: A Dream Deferred

Reading Time: 4 minutes Liberia, which along with Ethiopia are the two African countries never colonised, marked its Bicentennial as an emergent country, and this  Tuesday, July 26, 2022, observed its 75th Independence Anniversary.  On that historic date, the five most prominent persons on the dais who are from four countries were of contrasting nature. Liberian President  George Manneh Read More…