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From Preacher’s Daughter to Champion for Women: The Journey of Rantiade Benson-Idahosa

When Rantiade Evon Benson-Idahosa was growing up, she must have thought that her life was meant for the spiritual path because she was the daughter of the famous Archbishop Benson Idahosa and his equally influential wife Archbishop Margaret Benson Idahosa. However, things took another turn, and she became a lawyer of no mean repute in Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story

FG halts compensation for Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project amid plan adjustments

The Federal Government has announced a temporary suspension of compensation payments to property owners affected by the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway project, specifically from Kilometre Seven onwards, due to modifications in the project plan. This decision was disclosed by the Minister of Works, Senator Dave Umahi, during an inspection tour of ongoing projects on the Lagos-Calabar Read More…

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Football Sports Top Story

Euro 2024 Day 2: A Day of High Stakes and High Scores

Saturday, 15 June 2024, was a day marked by intense competition and thrilling football as Euro 2024 continued with its group stage matches. In Group A, Switzerland made a strong statement with a 3-1 win over Hungary at Cologne Stadium. The Swiss team’s clinical finishing and solid defence set them apart, as they took an Read More…

Health Metro Top Story

Cholera outbreak strikes Lagos State: Urgent response underway

Lagos State is grappling with a cholera outbreak, as announced by the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. The recent tweet revealed that 350 suspected cases have emerged across 29 wards in various Local Government Areas (LGAs), with 17 confirmed cases and a concerning death toll of 15. The outbreak has prompted an immediate Read More…

Business Enterprise Top Story

Driving Success: Strategies and Policies for Capital-Intensive Projects in Nigeria

Undertaking capital-intensive projects in Nigeria, particularly in Lagos, comes with a myriad of challenges that can impede progress and success. Aliko Dangote, founder of the Dangote Group, has firsthand experience with these obstacles. His $19 billion refinery project in Lagos faced repeated sabotage attempts from local and international criminal organisations, which he described as a Read More…

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Business Oil & Gas Top Story

Dangote refinery overcomes ‘Oil Mafia’ sabotage attempts

In a revealing account at the recent Afreximbank Annual Meetings, Aliko Dangote, Africa’s wealthiest individual and founder of Dangote Group, shared a harrowing tale of resilience against sabotage attempts by local and international criminal entities on his ambitious $19 billion refinery project. Dangote described these entities as an “oil mafia,” which he suggests have vested Read More…

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Football Sports Top Story

Finidi George resigns as Super Eagles coach amidst World Cup Qualifier turmoil

In a stunning turn of events, Finidi George has resigned from his position as the head coach of Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles. This decision follows a series of disappointing performances by the team in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, culminating in a critical meeting between the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) leadership Read More…

Metro Motor Accident Top Story

Commuters injured as vehicles collide in Ketu-Ojota road mishap

A traffic mishap involving a trio of vehicles led to injuries for approximately 15 commuters at Ketu, heading towards Ojota, Lagos. The incident was confirmed by Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), in a statement to the press. The emergency was reported through the state’s toll-free numbers, Read More…

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Health Nigeria Top Story

Nigeria to launch Electronic Blood Management System amidst blood donation milestone

In a significant move to revolutionise the healthcare system, Nigeria is set to introduce an Electronic Blood Management System (EBMS) to enhance the delivery of blood services across the nation. This announcement was made by Prof. Muhammad Pate, the Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, during a press briefing marking the 2024 World Blood Read More…

Business Mergers & Acquisitions Oil & Gas Top Story

Seplat Energy nears completion of ExxonMobil asset acquisition amidst legal hurdles

In a landmark move that could reshape the landscape of Nigeria’s oil industry, Seplat Energy is on the verge of concluding its acquisition of ExxonMobil’s Nigerian shallow water oil assets, valued at a colossal $1.28 billion. This development comes after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) withdrew its legal challenge against the sale, which had Read More…