Metro Power

Fire guts Lagos Island substation

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has announced a fire incident at its injection substation in Idumagbo, Lagos Island. Mr Godwin Idemudia, General Manager, Corporate Communications EKEDC, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos. Idemudia said that the incident affected electricity supply to customers in Idumagbo and Ajele areas. He said the incident occurred Read More…

Business Oil & Gas Top Story

Buhari and NUPRC on collision course over sale of Exxon Mobil

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria’s petroleum regulator, Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), said on Tuesday it stood by its refusal to approve Exxon Mobil’s $1.28 billion sale of shares in its Nigerian unit to Seplat after President Muhammadu Buhari approved the transaction. NUPRC Chief Executive, Gbenga Komolafe, said under a new petroleum law passed last year, the petroleum Read More…

Metro Politics

Controversy dogs now-postponed LP substitution primaries in Lagos

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Labour Party (LP) Governorship Substitution Primary Election for Lagos State has been postponed to Wednesday. This followed controversies on the delegates list raised by one of the aspirants, Mr Moshood Salvador. The process had started at Excel-Oriental Hotel, in Oshodi on Monday, when Salvador complained that 26 of his delegates were omitted from the Read More…

Crime fraud Metro

Money-in-the-boot fraudster nabbed in Lagos

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A supposed kabukabu driver who boasts of money in his boot while duping his passengers is in hot soup. Officers of the Ipakodo division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Emmanuel Rolland ‘m’ aged 34 for allegedly duping unsuspecting passengers. In a statement issued by police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the suspect Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Top Story TV & Film

Art world stunned by death of novelist filmmaker Biyi Bandele

Reading Time: 4 minutes World renown novelist and filmmaker, Biyi Bandele is dead. In a terse announcement issued by the artist’s daughter, Bandele died in Lagos on 7th August 2022. The announcement read: As Biyi’s daughter, I am heartbroken to share the sudden and unexpected death on Sunday 7th of August in Lagos of my father Biyi Bandele. Biyi Read More…

City Transport Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu announces commencement of passenger travel on Red Line by Jan 2023

Reading Time: 2 minutes If all goes as planned, then passengers’ commute on the Lagos Red Line will begin in January 2023. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced on Sunday that the Red Line Train project would begin a test run of passenger portage by January 2023. Sanwo-Olu said this while addressing newsmen, after the inspection of the Read More…

Metro Politics Top Story

Lagos PDP candidates, leaders in closed-door meeting at Sheraton

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the campaign season for the 2023 general elections draws close, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has become more intentional. On Sunday evening, 69 candidates of the party vying for various electives positions in the 2023 general elections in Lagos State held a closed-door meeting at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja. The meeting, which Read More…

Athletics Sports Top Story

Brume powers Nigeria to historic 12th gold medal win at CWG

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria’s 12th gold medal came in a historic fashion on Sunday as long jump sensation, Ese Brume, not only won a gold medal and a podium finish for Nigeria but broke the game’s record twice. In emphatic fashion, Brume broke the Commonwealth Games record twice with her first jump of 6.99m before she bettered the Read More…

Crime Drug Trafficking Nigeria

90-year-old man nabbed by NDLEA for supplying drugs to bandits

Reading Time: 3 minutes Others nabbed at Lagos Airport A 90-year-old retired soldier, Usman Adamu, has been arrested for supplying narcotics to bandits by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Mailalle, Sabon Birni, in Sokoto The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. At the Read More…