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Marriott International opens 5-star hotel in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes Marriot International group is set to extend its premium hospitality service into Nigeria with the opening of a 250-bed five-star hotel complex in Lagos. The seven storey hotel facility, which is located at Ikeja GRA, is co-owned by Sifax Group. Its premium facilities include four restaurants and beverages outlets, 1000-capacity ballroom, rooftop bar, outdoor swimming Read More…

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Ohaneze asks Lagos govt to ignore rumoured IPOB attacks

Reading Time: 3 minutes Igbo socio-cultural group pays solidarity visit to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to quell police warnings of IPOB attacks The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has advised Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ignore the rumour that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are plotting to attack Lagos. The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Prof. George Read More…

Football

Klopp reacts to Mane’s angry handshake snub – ‘It’s all fine’

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the picture above: A handshake gesture left in the air. Liverpool ace Sadio Mane slammed for Jurgen Klopp fury after Man Utd win – ‘Disrespectful’ CREDITS: FOOTBALL DAILY/SKY SPORTS The manager downplayed a tense incident with his benched winger that occurred after Liverpool’s win over Manchester United Jurgen Klopp dismissed his post-match clash with Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Poor Hadiza Bala Usman, forced to grow too quickly

Reading Time: 4 minutes HADIZA Bala Usman, politician and social activist, was until last Thursday, May 6, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA. But on that day, President Muhammadu Buhari yanked her off and ordered an investigation of her stewardship in the agency. As in almost all such cases, the report of the investigation may never Read More…

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Lagos recovers N50m over fraudulent real estate activities

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it had recovered more than N50 million from  parties involved in illegal real estate transaction activities. Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Housing, made the disclosure during a news conference in Ikeja. It was to give account of activities in the housing sector for Read More…

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Lagos to deploy 20,000 prepaid meters to five communities – Odusote

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: From left, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources, Mrs Solabomi Sasore; Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources, Mr Olalere Odusote and Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso during the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources news conference to commemorate the 2nd Years in office of Gov. Sanwo-Olu Administration Read More…

Top Story World

35 killed in Gaza, 5 in Israel, as violence escalates

Reading Time: 5 minutes In picture above: Streaks of light are seen as Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system intercept rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel May 12, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated on Wednesday, with at least 35 killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most Read More…

Olympics Sports Top Story

Olympics: Surfing and breakdancing among four sports to win Paris 2024 spot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Breakdancing, surfing, skateboarding and sports climbing won a spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics when the International Olympic Committee ratified their inclusion on Monday, IOC President Thomas Bach said. The Paris 2024 organising committee had last year proposed the four sports for inclusion and was waiting on a final review by the IOC’s Executive Board. Read More…

Metro Society Top Story

How we secured Surulere from hoodlums

Reading Time: 2 minutes A youth leader in Surulere, Lagos, Mr Adedeji Adeoti, has narrated how young people in the area secured the community from attack by hoodlums during the recent EndSARS protest. Adeoti told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that the concerned youths had to safeguard the community because “it’s our heritage. “During Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Arsenal signing Partey targets trophies, keen to make debut

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey says he is ready to make his debut at Manchester City on Saturday and is confident he can help his new team win silverware. Arsenal signed the 27-year-old Ghana international from Atletico Madrid on transfer deadline day for 50 million euros (45 million pounds). “The objective of the club, of me Read More…