Education Metro

YABATECH rector set to retire after successful term

Reading Time: 2 minutes After serving as Yaba College of Technology’s (YABATECH) rector for five years, Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe will formally step down from his position on January 29. This was stated in a statement given to reporters on Wednesday in Lagos by Mr. Joe Ejiofor, the college’s deputy registrar. He claims that after demonstrating leadership and providing high-quality Read More…

Metro Waste

Nigerian Army partners LAWMA in waste disposal

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) and the Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps (NAOC) have agreed to collaborate on the disposal and recycling of worn clothing. This was revealed in a statement Maj.-Gen. Adeyemi Alabi, commander of the ordnance corps, signed and made available to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday. Alabi stated that the corps will Read More…

City Transport Metro Top Story

Buhari inaugurates 13-km Lagos Mass Transit Blue Line Rail

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos Mass Transit Blue Line Rail Project’s first phase was officially launched on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari. From Marina to Mile 2, the first phase is a 13-kilometer stretch with five stations: Marina Iconic, National Theatre, Orile-Iganmu, Suru-Alaba, and Mile 2. One of the six metro lines mentioned in the Lagos Rail Mass Read More…

Hero Metro Top Story

Justina Omogbai, Sabo hero cop, gets IGP’s commendation

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A female police officer, Inspector Justina Omogbai, has been praised by IGP Alkali Baba for the professionalism she has shown while performing her traffic duties. CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, the FPRO, issued a statement on Tuesday in which the IGP expressed his praise. Baba lauded Omogbai, a member of the Traffic Unit at the Sabo Divisional Read More…

Legislature Nigeria Top Story

Senate requests withdrawal of old Naira notes until July 31

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Senate has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to push back the deadline for old naira notes to be withdrawn from circulation from January 31 to July 31. Additionally, the upper house requested the CBN to establish an exchange window where those without bank accounts may deposit their old bills. The motion made Read More…

Crime Metro Rape

Cleric sentenced to life on eight counts of sexually abusing students

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adam Farouk was given eight life sentences in jail on Tuesday by an Ikeja Sexual Offenses and Domestic Violence Court for defiling eight students in his class. At the time of the offence, the students ranged in age from six to eleven. According to Justice Abiola Soladoye, the prosecution established the elements of the eight-count Read More…

Featured Nigeria Notes Wole Olaoye

Autogas to the rescue

Reading Time: 6 minutes My heart bleeds each time I encounter long petrol queues which have become a permanent fixture of city landscapes in Nigeria. Petrol scarcity has become so endemic that we are no longer embarrassed by the scandalous petrol queues. All over the country, lives have been lost, millions of man-hours wasted and citizens’ health negatively impacted Read More…

Metro Politics

LP ends Lagos turmoil with new caretaker committee

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new 25-person Caretaker Committee was established by the National Leadership of the Labour Party (LP) on Wednesday to oversee party operations in Lagos State. The committee will succeed the Caretaker Committee that was previously in place. While Mr. Akingbade Oyelekan, the LP National Legal Adviser, was inaugurating the committee at the party’s secretariat in Read More…