Metro

Sesor and Grooming Centre renew joint support of IDPs with N14.25 Million MOU

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: GUARDIAN NIGERIA. With increasing insecurity in the country, the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) does not seem to be subsiding. The renewal of the IDP Support programme of the Grooming People for Better Livelihood Centre and Sesor Empowerment Foundation indicates there is hope to mitigate IDPs’ dire situation especially in Lagos and Read More…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Democracy Vs Civilian Government

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: Commonwealth Secretariat/CC by 2.0. The question on the lips of many Nigerians as the nation marks another Democracy Day is this: Is democracy defined only by the fact that the government is led by elected civilians? That question becomes even more germane now that the Nigerian government has taken certain measures considered anti-democratic Read More…

Society Top Story World

Pandemic lockdowns fueled domestic violence worldwide, report says

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: iStockphoto, Storyblocks. Women are at the receiving end of a shadow pandemic which is not COVID-19 A new report for the Council on Criminal Justice has found that, during lockdowns, domestic violence rose by an average of about 8%, both worldwide and in the United States. That’s based on data from those who Read More…

Business Nigeria Power Top Story

BPE offers 5 NIPP Gencos to investors

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has called on prospective investors to express interest in purchasing 100 per cent shareholding in any of the five power generation companies constructed under National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) listed for sale. It said this in a document signed by the Director-General, Mr Alex Okoh, and made available to Read More…

Nigeria Top Story Travel

Nigeria bans travellers from India, Brazil, Turkey over COVID-19 fears

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja, REUTERS. In picture above: A woman wears a protective face mask due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread Read More…

World

Seven reported killed as Myanmar protests aim to ‘shake the world’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Dawei Watch/REUTERS, REUTERS/Stringer. Myanmar security forces opened fire on some of the biggest protests against military rule in days on Sunday killing seven people, media reported, three months after a coup plunged the country into crisis. The protests, after a spell of dwindling crowds and what appeared to be more restraint by the Read More…

Metro

Lagos bans occupation of abandoned buildings over growing insecurity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Mulderphoto. The Lagos State Government has prohibited illegal occupation of abandoned buildings and properties under construction as part of measures to address security challenges. Dr Idris Salako, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Friday in Lagos. Salako said the measure became necessary Read More…

Nigeria Security Top Story

Buhari vows to defeat forces of evil

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo, REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will do all it can to defeat forces of evil marauding about in different parts of the country so as to restore peace and order. The National Security Adviser to the President, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, said the president made this known Read More…