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[PHOTO] Akinwumi Adesina meets with Kamala Harris in Paris

Reading Time: < 1 minutes They met on the sidelines of a three-day Paris Peace Forum, at a dinner at the Élysées, Paris. At the dinner hosted by French President, Emmanuel Macron on Nov. 11, the African Development Bank (AfDB) CEO, Akinwumi Adesina, had a chance tete-a-tete with US Vice President, Kamala Harris, during which they posed for a colourful Read More…

Metro Top Story Travel

Watch that Lagos traffic hold-up, travellers told

Reading Time: < 1 minutes An advisory from Bi-Courtney Aviation Services, managers of Terminal 2 at the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA2) have warned travellers that they risk missing their flights if they are caught up in a Lagos traffic snarl. For this reason, intending travellers are advised to plan their trips well ahead of time. Bi-Courtney’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Metro Top Story

Over 50 live bands to perform at Eko Evergreen Liveband Challenge

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos, known for its unique selling point of entertainment, hospitality and tourism in Africa, will soon be home to Africa’s biggest musical event yet, the Eko Evergreen Liveband Challenge, at a date soon to be announced. Managing Director of Evergreen Musical Company Ltd, Bimbo Esho, says the Eko Evergreen Liveband Challenge is a cultural product that Read More…

Metro Obituary Top Story

Ladi Rotimi Williams dies from COVID

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The death has been announced of Chief Ladi Williams, son of late legal luminary, Chief FRA Williams due to COVID-19 complications. According to media reports, despite already being vaccinated, Chief Williams passed away at about 3 am at St Nicholas isolation hospital from Covid-19 complications. His death was confirmed by his younger brother, Chief Kayode Read More…

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Kidnapped AVM Smith regains freedom

Reading Time: 2 minutes Retired AVM Sikiru Smith who was kidnapped by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, has regained his freedom, the police said in Lagos on Saturday. Police spokesman in Lagos State, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the development when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He did not mention where Smith was released; where he is currently or Read More…

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R Kelly found guilty of all counts in racketeering and sex trafficking trial

Reading Time: 2 minutes R Kelly has been convicted of racketeering by a federal jury in Brooklyn. A jury of seven men and five women found Kelly guilty on all counts of racketeering after their second day of deliberations. The 54-year-old rapper has been convicted in the sex trafficking trial after decades of allegations about sexual misconduct with minors. Read More…

Business Hospitality & Tourism

Sheraton Abuja Hotel promises exciting Independence weekend

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sheraton Abuja Hotel is promising that a delightful independence celebratory weekend experience awaits esteemed visitors, guests and residents within the F.C.T. Abuja. According to Grace Acheampong, the Hotel Manager, “We have a truly inspiring Independence weekend planned for everyone with the perfect ambience to bring in the October 1st Nigerian festive spirit. This comes full-on Read More…

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Davido mourns his late photographer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Popular Nigerian-American Singer and Record Producer David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido, has paid tribute to his late photographer, Fortune Ateumunname. The superstar took to his Instagram page @davido on Saturday to mourn Ateumunname, saying the latter did not give him the chance to fulfill his promises to him. Ateumunname died on Tuesday, 21st September after drowning Read More…

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MTN plans to pump N600bn into Nigerian network infrastructure over 3 years

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Telecom giant, MTN Nigeria Communications plans to pump over N600bn into network infrastructure across Nigeria over the next three years. The move is expected to improve telecommunications services across the country. This was revealed by the Chairman of MTN Nigeria Communications, Dr Ernest Ndukwe, at the company’s 20th anniversary celebration held in Lagos on Sunday. Read More…

Environment Metro Top Story

Construction of Iwaya drainage channels begins, stakeholders engaged

Reading Time: 2 minutes Work has commenced on the System 3C and Alara/Adeshina collector drains to permanently curb the menace of flooding in the Majaro, Iwaya, Alara and Adeshina neighbourhoods of Lagos Mainland LGA. For this reason, the Lagos State Government, on Wednesday, rallied the support and cooperation of stakeholders and residents of these areas to sensitise them on Read More…