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The cooking gas price hike is killing our business – retailers

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Techno Oil. 20 per cent gas users in Lagos have switched to charcoal Many Lagosians are seeking alternatives to the now highly-priced cooking gas. This is a trend that is now taking place all over the country. The Chairman of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers (LPGAR), a branch of the National Union of Read More…

Basketball Sports Top Story

Basketball: NBA opens with 5 Nigerians among 109 international players

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NBA. In montage above: L-R: Chimezie Metu, Josh Okogie, Udoka Azubuike, Charles Bassey, Precious Achiuwa The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced that 109 international players from 39 countries are on opening-night rosters for its landmark 75th Anniversary Season, including a record number of players from Canada (18), Germany (seven) and the Bahamas (three), Read More…

Music & Nightlife Top Story What's On!

Wizkid and Damian Marley in words

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: Rob Rustling/B Plus. The Afropop star and the reggae scion link up to talk about spirituality, fatherhood, collaboration, and what connects Nigeria and Jamaica Damian Marley became a Wizkid fan after crossing paths with the Afropop star at a New York City hotel while promoting Stony Hill, his 2018 Grammy winner for Best Read More…

Football Sports

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to stay at Manchester United despite 2-4 loss to Leicester

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: The Athletic, Alex Pantling/Getty Images. It has been a poor run of things for Manchester United lately. But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not be sacked by Manchester Unit even as their woes were worsened with a 4-2 defeat at Leicester City on Saturday afternoon. According to a report by The Athletic, the United Read More…

Business Stocks Top Story

NGX announces the resignation of Onyema

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), has announced the resignation of Mr Oscar Onyema, as Non-Executive Director, ahead of NGX Group’s Friday listing. The Chairman, NGX, Mr Abubakar Mahmoud, said this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. He said that the resignation was with immediate effect. Onyema’s resignation comes on the back of the imminent Read More…

National

Nigerian military says Abu Musab al-Barnawi leader of ISWAP insurgency in Nigeria is dead

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Nigerian military has announced that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the insurgent group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), is dead. “I can authoritatively confirm to you that Abu Musab is dead,” Lucky Irabor, the chief of defence staff, told reporters at the presidential villa in Abuja, without elaborating. According to a Reuters report, Read More…

Music & Nightlife Top Story What's On!

Lagos leads Spotify’s list of Nigeria’s top 10 music cities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Spotify, an audio streaming and media services provider, has listed the top 10 highest music listening states in Nigeria between July to September 2021. Afrobeat is now the dominant sound for Nigerian artists, just as South Africa’s Amapiano genre is also gaining momentum in the country. Top songs are Falz’s Squander, Davido’s High or Burna Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Emerging Elite Consensus

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts”; says Dalai Lama XIV. “Differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” Such sentiments are desperately needed in Nigeria today. Different parts of the country have been vending different positions on the problem with Read More…