Crime Metro Rape Top Story

Convicted sex offender Dr. Olaleye appeals, cites lack of substantial evidence

Dr. Olufemi Olaleye, Medical Director of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, has filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal, challenging his conviction over alleged rape of a minor. His lawyer, Dr. Kemi Pinheiro, SAN, asserts the conviction lacks substantial evidence. In the appeal filed on Nov. 24 at the Lagos State Appeal Court, Dr. Olaleye Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu reassures completion of Opebi-Mende-Ojota Link Bridge by Q3 2024

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu affirmed that the Opebi-Mende-Ojota Link Bridge will be accessible for commuters by the third quarter of 2024. During an inspection of the site, Sanwo-Olu highlighted the progress, stating the construction, initiated over a year ago, has achieved 65% completion, indicating substantial advancement while acknowledging the work left. “We came here last year, Read More…

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Africa Business EU Top Story Trade World

German Institute urges EU-Africa WTO reform to counter Chinese influence

The German Economic Institute (IW) is advocating for a strategic collaboration between the European Union (EU) and African nations to overhaul World Trade Organisation (WTO) subsidy regulations, aiming to mitigate Chinese market imbalances and diplomatic leverage. In a recent publication, the IW proposed this strategy, emphasising the need to address distortions caused by China’s economic Read More…

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Rwanda Top Story United Kingdom World

Britain-Rwanda treaty sealed despite immigration policy blow

Britain solidified a new pact with Rwanda, aiming to circumvent a court ruling impeding its asylum deportation initiative, marking a significant setback to the country’s immigration strategy. The plan to transfer asylum seekers to Rwanda encountered a legal obstacle, emphasising a critical blow to the government’s policy. The scheme involving Rwanda remains pivotal in the Read More…

Nigeria Top Story Tragedy

President orders probe after fatal drone strike in Kaduna

President Bola Tinubu has mandated a comprehensive investigation into a military drone strike that resulted in the deaths of at least 85 individuals, including women and children, in northern Kaduna over the weekend. Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, the Nigerian army chief, visited Tundun Biri village to express regret for the air strike and pledged to Read More…

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Environment United Nations United States World

Global cooling pledge gains US support at UN climate summit in Dubai

At the UN climate summit in Dubai on December 5, U.S. State Department officials confirmed the United States, alongside at least 60 countries, backed a crucial initiative to reduce cooling-related emissions by 2050. This Global Cooling Pledge marks a significant step towards addressing energy emissions from the cooling sector. It calls for a substantial reduction, Read More…

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Top Story United Kingdom World

Rwanda treaty for asylum seekers: UK’s new approach under scrutiny

British Home Secretary James Cleverly’s visit to Rwanda on Tuesday marked the signing of a new treaty aimed at relocating asylum seekers to the African nation. This initiative comes after the UK’s Supreme Court deemed the previous deportation scheme unlawful. The Rwanda plan is a pivotal aspect of the government’s strategy to curtail migration, drawing Read More…

Environment Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu advocates global partnerships for climate resilience plan

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State urged global collaboration in implementing the state’s climate adaptation and resilience plan during his address at a COP28 side event in Dubai. Sanwo-Olu emphasised three key areas with substantial potential for global development: waste management and recycling, public transportation, and renewable energy. He highlighted these sectors as vital opportunities Read More…