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Interior Minister: FG spends N1m per prisoner annually

Reading Time: 2 minutes Each prisoner in the country’s jail facilities reportedly costs the federal government N1 million per year to support. This was revealed in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Sola Fasure, media adviser to the Minister of the Interior. The statement said that the minister made the remarks while opening a hospital and medical Read More…

Featured Nigeria Notes Society Wole Olaoye

When Impunity Feeds Criminality

Reading Time: 6 minutes What is the common denominator between the attempted electoral coup in Adamawa State and the recent lynching of a final year student of Obafemi Awolowo University? Impunity! We have, over the years, got so used to getting away with bad behaviour that we now strive to outdo whatever malfeasance is considered the current champion in Read More…

Metro Society

NGO to walk in Lagos neighbourhoods for persons with disabilities

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Irede Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has finalised plans for its annual advocacy walk to promote inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in society. This was revealed in a statement made by the foundation’s executive director, Mrs. Crystal Chigbu, on Tuesday in Lagos. According to Chigbu, the walk, which will be held on April Read More…

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Featured Nigeria Notes Society Wole Olaoye

Crazy World of Tribalism and Media-phobia

Reading Time: 6 minutes Tribalism is to Africa what racism is to the West. It is the African version of black-on-black violence, except that ours is unmatched in the crudity of the implements of violence and the tenacity with which we insist on handing over the chalice of hate to the coming generation. Some people are not content with Read More…

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New York gun restrictions survive U.S. Supreme Court review

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United States Supreme Court denied a lawsuit by a group of New York weapons retailers against a slew of Democratic-backed gun-control legislation enacted by the state last year, which the firms claimed damaged their bottom lines. The justices dismissed the dealers’ request to stay the legislation, some of which placed gun safety standards on Read More…

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Religion Society Top Story World

Church of England bishops refuse to allow same-sex marriages

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Church of England will refuse to allow same-sex couples to marry in its churches, according to plans unveiled on Wednesday, in which the centuries-old organisation stated that marriage is between a man and a woman. Bishops, one of the three parts of the Church’s governing body called the General Synod, came up with the Read More…

Metro Society Thuggery

Lagos govt warns RTEAN members against disrupting peace

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Sola Giwa, Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, in a statement on Wednesday warned members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) not to upset the peace and tranquillity being enjoyed in Lagos state. He issued the warning after a brawl broke out in some parts of the state, following a protest Read More…

Life Metro Relationships Society

My husband has refused to work, woman tells court

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Mrs. Florence Ideye, a divorce-seeking trader, on Tuesday told Igando Customary Court in Lagos State that her husband, Victor, has refused to work in the past 10 years. Florence also alleged that Victor liked smoking and quarrels. The resident of No. 26, Giwa Onilu St., Ijegun, Lagos State, added that there was no love anymore between them, Read More…

Family & Kids Featured Life Notes Society Ugoma Johnson

What gender is your child – Binary or Non-Binary?

Reading Time: 10 minutes Recently, my boss sent me a video clip made by Nigeria’s popular Nollywood actor cum philanthropist, Williams Uchemba where he called the attention of parents to something he said is becoming a norm in schools, especially in the western world. According to him, most teachers in some schools abandon the job they were employed to Read More…