Infrastructure Metro Top Story

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway project achieves 70 % completion, diversions to be removed Saturday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Julius Berger, Channels TV. Lagos, Dec. 3, 2021 (NAN) The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Friday said section one of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction/rehabilitation project was 70 per cent completed. Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that 39 out of the 43.6 kilometres of section Read More…

Metro Politics Top Story

Ahead of future elections, experts converge on Lagos to discuss security

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: EPA/Tife Owolabi, OLAMIKAN GBEMIGA/AP. Ahead of future elections, while awaiting the Nigerian President’s assent to the newly passed electoral bill, some experts in law, security and politics will converge in Lagos on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 to discuss election challenges. The experts will be discussing these challenges and aim to proffer solutions Read More…

Environment Metro Top Story

KAI Brigade steps up vigilance against the poaching of endangered wildlife in Lagos

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the recovery of a sea turtle and the arrest of the poacher, the Kick against Indiscipline (KAI) squad of the Ministry of Environment, Eti-Osa can be said to have stepped up its vigilance against sea wildlife in Lagos. As a result, the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA), has called for collective support against Read More…

Abroad COVID19 Health Top Story

Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. African countries are stepping up measures to detect and control the spread of the Omicron variant. This became necessary as weekly new COVID-19 cases in the continent rose by 54 per cent due to an upsurge in southern Africa, said the World Health Organisation in a statement released on Thursday. According to Read More…

Metro Society Top Story

[Full copy] There was no massacre at Lekki Toll Plaza – Lagos Govt White Paper

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos State has rejected findings by a judicial panel that security forces carried out a “massacre” of unarmed protesters last year, maintaining that only one person suffered a gunshot wound, according to a paper issued by the government this week. The judicial panel, which submitted its full report last month, was tasked with investigating October Read More…

Metro Society Top Story

Ahead White Paper: Sanwo-Olu defends integrity of #EndSARS panel, says it carried out its task to best of ability

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: LASG. Plans peace walk The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commended the work of the #EndSARS judicial panel of enquiry into acts of police brutality by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying they acted to the best of their ability. He, however, expressed regret about the heightened tension arising from the Read More…

Metro Top Story Traffic & Travel

Firm partners Primero to use AI in reduction of travel time on Lagos BRT

Reading Time: 2 minutes Travel time on the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) will be greatly reduced when technology is fully applied. This will be the outcome when a firm, Eonsfleet Prosolutions Limited (EPL) and Primero Transport Services Limited, operators of BRT in Lagos, partner to reduce travel time for Lagos commuters. The Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Read More…

Metro Society Top Story

Makoko slum community gets water facility from UK Charity after school video outrage

Reading Time: 2 minutes Settlers in the Makoko slum of Yaba, Lagos have been gifted a water facility by a UK charity, IA Foundation. The community is said to have attracted the attention of the UK charity after a video exposing the harrowing conditions of school kids at the slum settlement went viral. The London-based charity, IA-Foundation, has decided Read More…

Abroad COVID19 Health Top Story

Nigerian research scientist says Omicron variant in Africa exciting news, blessing in disguise

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Nigerian research scientist has said that African innate immunities may have weakened the efficacy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Dr Jonathan Obaje, a Nigerian Research Scientist based in Singapore, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that based on preliminary clinical data coming from South Africa on the “Omicron” variant of the COVID-19 virus, African Read More…

Abroad COVID19 Health National Top Story

COVID-19: Two travellers from Nigeria, first Omicron cases in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo. There are two confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Ottawa, the Ontario government announced Sunday. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Read More…