Lagos 2019: Sanwo-Olu picks former contestant, Femi Hamzat as running mate

 Femi Hamzat, former Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in Lagos State has emerged as the running-mate to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s governorship election in Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Hamzat, who had aspired to be governor twice, stepped down for Sanwo-Olu to emerge as the party’s candidate before the primaries. […]

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Notorious Bariga cultist and ex-convict, "Small Jaypron" reportedly killed in a cult clash in Somolu 

 A notorious cultist and ex-convict, Ibrahim Oriyomi Balogun otherwise known as Small Jaypron has been reportedly killed in a cult clash that broke out in Somolu yesterday. According to reports, Small Jaypron who is a renowned thug, cultist and ex-convict was shot in the neck during the cult clash around the Somolu environs yesterday, He was once arraigned sometime […]

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Pete Davidson keeps a glum face as he’s pictured for the first time since Ariana Grande split (Photos)

 Pete Davidson has been pictured for the first time following his split from fiancee Ariana Grande earlier this week.The 24-year-old comedian looked dejected as he arrived at his mother's house in New York on Wednesday, three days after his shocking split from the singer.The now ex-couple reportedly ended their engagement over the weekend after months […]

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APO: One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states

Download logo Nearly half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger, the country’s highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning. More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four of South Sudan’s […]

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Finance: Nigerian parliament goes after commercial banks over excessive charges, summons CBN chief

The lawmaking body asks the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the excessive ATM card maintenance charges being deducted from customers. The Nigerian parliament on Wednesday, directed the commercial banks in the country to configure the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) to dispense N40,000 per transaction. The banks currently charge N65 per withdrawal on ATMs […]

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Finance: Nigerian parliament directs banks to configure ATMs to dispense N40,000 at once

The lawmaking body asks the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the excessive ATM card maintenance charges being deducted from customers. The Nigerian parliament on Wednesday, directed the commercial banks in the country to configure the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) to dispense N40,000 per transaction. The banks currently charge N65 per withdrawal on ATMs […]

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It was like a Nollywood action movie,nobody attempted to help – Lady recounts her recent ordeal in hands of traffic robbers

A Nigerian lawyer identified as Temitope Margaret Ajayi-Salami has taken to her Facebook page to narrate her recent ordeal in the hands of traffic robbers in Lagos. Read her account below. A week ago, I started my day in a good way as usual, went to my Oga's office in surulere to round up preparations for the […]

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We will withdraw admission offer from new students who test positive to drugs – Unilag

 The University of Lagos has announced plans to screen its newly-admitted students for hard drugs. The university’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Taiwo Oloyede, warned that the university would not hesitate to withdraw admission of new students who test positive for hard drugs.   Oloyede spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria and according to […]

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Politics: 3 things the World Bank must do about African Industrialisation

There is no greater way to usher Africa’s industrialisation other than efficiently strengthening the informal sector. Last week, the president of the World Bank Group (WBG), Jim Yong Kim, conceded his organisation has wrongly advised African governments over the years about the ideal pathway to industrialisation. He noted that emphasising hard infrastructures like road, rails, […]

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Alleged N5bn SURE-P Fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has re-arraigned former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema before Justice Hadiza Rabiu Shagari on a 26-count charge of Conspiracy and Money Laundering.   Shema is accused of laundering N5,776,552,396 (Five Billion, Seven Hundred and Seventy Six Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety Six Naira Only) […]

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Man accuses Lagos police of torturing his brother to coma

The family of a 42-year-old man, Remijus Ekpe, has accused the police of allegedly torturing him to coma for unknown reasons.According to the brother of the victim, Charles Remijus, the incident occurred on October 6th after the victim was arrested during a raid at Total Joint in Ajah, Lagos, where he was relaxing. In an interview with The […]

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