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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Borno Nigeria Top Story

Borno fishermen face eviction amid Islamist militant threats

Islamist extremists have given fishermen and other Baga, Borno State inhabitants a 14-day notice to leave their homes, leaving them in a terrible condition, according to a Reuters report. On May 27, fighters from the Boko Haram spinoff Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) invaded Baga, killing fifteen and kidnapping numerous others. A fisherman, Umar, Read More…

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Nigeria Oyo Protests Top Story

Protests erupt in Ibadan over economic hardships, Seyi Tinubu encourages endurance

A wave of protest swept through Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, on Monday, as citizens expressed their frustrations over the economic challenges stemming from the policies of President Bola Tinubu. The demonstrators, predominantly youths, took to the streets, blocking major thoroughfares to highlight the escalating cost of living nationwide. They demanded urgent government action Read More…

Housing Metro Top Story

Federal Government launches 20,000 affordable housing project in Lagos

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to kick-start the construction of 20,000 affordable mass housing units under the Renewed Hope Cities and Estates project in Lagos State, marking a significant stride in President Bola Tinubu’s housing initiative. Dr. Markus Ogunbiyi, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, confirmed the development Read More…

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Football Sports Top Story

Nigeria’s Super Eagles shine despite AFCON final loss to Côte d’Ivoire

President Bola Tinubu has lauded the resilience and talent of the Super Eagles despite their second-place finish in the African Cup of Nations 2023 held in Cote d’Ivoire. In a statement by presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu commended the team, coach, crew, and management for their tenacious performance throughout the tournament, describing their journey as Read More…

Elections Metro Politics Top Story

APC’s Fuad Laguda emerges winner in Surulere Federal Constituency I by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Mr. Fuad Laguda, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, as the victor of the Surulere Federal Constituency I by-election in Lagos State. Laguda, who confidently asserted his aspirations to succeed Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, expressed determination throughout the campaign, stating, “I am committed to serving the people of Read More…

Business Oil & Gas Top Story

Shell’s exit sparks hope for Nigerian oil sector amid risks, analysts say

Shell’s recent departure from Nigeria’s onshore oil sector is seen as a pivotal moment, raising optimism among local firms to rejuvenate production in Africa’s largest oil exporter. Industry insiders and analysts emphasise the challenges faced by oil majors in the region but foresee opportunities for indigenous companies to reverse the output decline in the Niger Read More…

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Corruption Crime Nigeria Top Story

EFCC and ICPC unite forces: A Pledge to combat corruption in Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) have joined hands in a collaborative effort to intensify the fight against corruption in Nigeria. This powerful alliance was emphasised during a visit by the Chairman of the ICPC, Dr. Musa Aliyu, SAN, to the EFCC headquarters Read More…

Emergency Relief Nigeria

Lawmakers quiet on Tinubu’s rice palliative distribution, public seeks clarification

In Abuja, certain lawmakers in the House of Representatives have maintained an unusual silence regarding the ongoing controversy surrounding the distribution of rice palliatives attributed to President Bola Tinubu. This comes in the wake of Rep. Dekeri Anamero’s disclosure that Tinubu provided each member with two trailer loads of rice intended for distribution among their Read More…

Business Fiscal Responsibility Top Story

Is President Tinubu violating laws with securitisation plan for CRF ways and means revenue?

President Bola Tinubu has submitted a proposal seeking Senate approval for the securitisation of the balance of Ways and Means revenue in Nigeria’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF), citing concerns about outstanding debt due to domestic debt servicing. Addressing Senate President Godswill Akpabio, Tinubu underscored the necessity of addressing the debt burden through this strategy. “In Read More…