American cop escapes Nigeria after marrying popular AOP and another woman he met on Facebook same year, 2021

According to scoops gathered by Freelanews online, problems started when a photographer innocently posted photos of a wedding event he covered on his Instagram page and an eagle-eyed fan recognised the groom. On a closer look, he turned out to be Moris Orlando, the same man that got married to Atirene in February 2021! According to a source, the most painful part of the whole issue was the fact that… Continue Reading

NewsThumbs Magazine Celebrates at 10

Just like yesterday, 10 years have passed since our magazine rolled out and hit the newsstands. We however thank God that despite the biting economic hardship and the unfriendly climate in the print media, we have been able to keep our head above waters and still be in the volatile business of print production, against all odds.Newsthumb is a reputable and widely-read weekly lifestyle magazine. Over the years, the magazine… Continue Reading

A Billionaire at 38: Meet Africa’s Best Rated Engineer, Funmi Ayinke Waheed Adekojo

She is beautiful, she is smart, she is very intelligent.In the business world, she is fast becoming a mogul. In her turf, Engineering, she is taking giant strides. She is a master of her craft.Engr. Dr. Funmi Ayinke Waheed – Adekojo is a woman of many parts. A woman who is an exceptional achiever at such a young age, yet she never stops from giving of herself and her resources… Continue Reading

Just In: Lagos Assembly passes VAT, open grazing bills

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the State’s Value Added Tax (VAT) with Speaker Mudashiru Obasa directing the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent. The House also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where they… Continue Reading


Come Sunday, September 5, 2021, all roads would lead to the exquisite Sheraton Hotels & Suites, Ikeja, Lagos State for the annual Classic Africa Merit Award (CAMA) Season 11, under the distinguished Chairmanship of Dr. Iyke Kanu, the MD/CEO of Icecos Energy Limited.Prodigiously hardworking governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu will be Special Guests of Honour.According to the convener and publisher of Classic International Magazine, Mr. Dave… Continue Reading

Pomp, Pageantry as Rotary Club of Ikeja Hosts CEO Evening

Over 15 Chief Executive Officers graced the CEO Evening organized by the Rotary Club of Ikeja last Monday at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja. Some of the attendees included the CEO/Founder Greenbrooks Realty, Bayo Ajayi, CE0/Founder AOC Consulting, Adebisi Oderinde FCA, CEO Bobos, Tolu Omoniyi, MD/CEO Ocean Outdoor Limited, Baba Fagade and CEO Beeber World Clothiers, Bolanle Ade-Idowu. Speaking on the topic, ‘Perception Management as a Tool for Organizational Growth… Continue Reading

Insecurity: The Govt Knows Sponsors Of Boko Haram, Says Former Naval Officer

Former Navy Commodore, Kunle Olawunmi (Rtd) on Wednesday hinted that the Nigerian government knows those behind the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in the country.  He made the comment during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. “They [government] know. Of course, it is in the news,” Commodore Olawunmi said. “In April this year, the government said they had arrested 400 Bureau De Change (BDCs)-related people that were sponsoring Boko Haram…. Continue Reading

Officer Gunned Down, ‘Two Majors’ Kidnapped As Bandits Break Into Nigerian Defence Academy

Bandits have invaded the Afaka barracks of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, killing a naval officer. The bandits were also said to have also kidnapped two majors but Daily Trust cannot independently verify this. The bandits, who reportedly attacked the barracks around 1am on Tuesday, are said to still be inside the academy. A reliable source within the barracks told our correspondent that security has been beefed up within… Continue Reading

Funky Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Divorce Gets Messier:I am divorcing pastor oyakhilome because of his unreasonable behaviour and adultery -Anita

The dissolution of the marriage between Christ Embassy Church founder, Pastor Christian Oyakhilome, and his wife, Rev. Anita Odegwa Oyakhilome, has entered the final phase, TheCable can report. Pastor Chris and Anita Oyakhilome are undergoing divorce proceedings. The wife is seeking divorce on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour” and “adultery”. She outlined several allegations against the pastor which TheCable cannot publish for legal reasons. The divorce case, with Suit No… Continue Reading

Elder statesman Ahmad Joda Dies At 91

Alhaji Ahmad Joda, well respected elder statesman, is dead. Family sources told Daily Trust that he died at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa… Alhaji Ahmad Joda, well respected elder statesman, is dead. Family sources told Daily Trust that he died at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa State capital, on Friday.Arrangements for his burial are currently ongoing.Joda, one of the few surviving members of the class of super permanent… Continue Reading


First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the 5th edition of the Chief Olusegun Obasanjo golf tournament, organized by the Abeokuta golf club. The competition, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, 14th August 2021 will have Chief Obasanjo perform the ceremonial Tee-off to the glamour of the 150 golfers participating from across Nigeria.  Speaking on the competition, Kola Adeneye, the Captain of the Abeokuta golf club,… Continue Reading


October 20, 2020 will forever remain in the hearts of Nigerians as the black Tuesday and one of the darkest hours in the history of our dear nation. The new film (ENDSARS Documentary) addresses police brutality in Nigeria serves as a documentary remember of those who paid the ultimate price in the fight to end injustice and police police brutality. It is a (relevant and timely documentary that narrated the… Continue Reading

Hushpuppi: 31 northern lawyers volunteer to defend Kyari against FBI

A group of 31 lawyers from northern Nigeria on Wednesday volunteered to render free legal services to the former commander of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari. Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, is facing allegations of corruption levelled against him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States for which he was suspended by the Police. The spokesperson of the group, Sunusi Bappah Salisu,… Continue Reading

Just In:Mohammed Fawehinmi, Gani’s first son is dead

Mohammed Fawehinmi, the first son of the late human rights lawyer Chief Gani Fawehinmi, is dead. He was aged 50. He died on Wednesday after complaining of breathing difficulties. Mohammed had a law degree from the University of Buckingham, England, and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1998. In 2003, he had a terrible accident in Lagos, which affected his spinal cord and confined him to a wheelchair. The… Continue Reading

Tunde Ayeni mourns Captain Hosa Okunbo’s passage

….pays tributes to the late business mogul. Nigeria has lost one of the greatest contributors to her economic growth and a dedicated philantropist. Businessman, Dr Olatunde Ayeni, CON, has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Business Icon, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo who passed on Saturday night in a London Hospital. In a condolence message released by his Media Adviser, Ademola Adedoyin, Dr Ayeni paid tributes to the… Continue Reading

Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards Set To Take The Center Stage.

Countdown begins for the talk of the town Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Award (SRELA) is billed to take place as a presentation in the month of August 2021 and packaged by Society Reporters, a reputable news platform that serves as the watchdog of society; bringing to the fore pertinent issues that are otherwise overlooked for the past ten years of existence. The debut of SRELA as special recognition excellence and the leadership award is… Continue Reading


AKANGBE HONOURS PREDECESSORS AT LAGOS NBA CHAIRMAN’S DINNER The MUSON Center venue of the 2021 Law Week of the Lagos Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association was at its glittering best as guests arrived for the Chairman’s Dinner. The event was graced by lawyers in both the Inner and Outer Bar. NBA President Olumide Akpata was a notable presence, as was the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State,… Continue Reading

Affluence Oak (Pty) Emphasises Importance Of SMARTMAID on-Demand App

Affluence Oak (Pty) Ltd, has said that its SMARTMAID on-Demand App, which enables users of the platform to be connected to ahousekeeper or babysitter in a matter of minutes, is the first of it’s kind. “This is a gamechanger as parents and home owners are now able to find vetted serviceproviders (babysitters and maids) within minutes at the touch of a button, thereby giving them peace of mind and creating… Continue Reading

Seasoned Chartered Accountant and Investment Adviser,Owoturo to Speak at Rotary Club of Ikeja

 Seasoned Chartered Accountant and Investment Adviser, Seyi Owoturo will be speaking at the first corporate meeting of the Rotary Club of Ikeja this Rotary year. Themed, ‘’The Patient Dog Eats No Bone- A Review of The Nigerian Economic Landscape with a view to understanding what we are all up against,” the lecture will be part of the meeting of the Club scheduled for Monday, July 26th, 2012 at Lagos Airport Hotel,… Continue Reading

Femi Adesina And His Campaign Of Calumny Against Primate Elijah Ayodele

I was surfing the internet on Thursday night after a stressful day at work and because the federal government has banned Twitter, I had to enjoy my Facebook app which I have made an alternative whenever I want to read or watch funny and educative posts. I follow several pages on Facebook, most especially those operated by political leaders and appointees, this is due to my love for politics and… Continue Reading

Gbenga Badejo Becomes 54th President of Rotary Club of Ikeja

Rotarian Gbenga Badejo has been installed as the 54th President of Rotary Club of Ikeja. The colourful ceremony which took place last Sunday at Sheraton Hotels and Suites in Ikeja also witnessed the induction of the new board for the Rotary 2021/2022 year as well as presentation of awards to Rotarians and non-Rotarians, including 50 years of Rotary to Chief Olusegun Osunkeye. Speaking at the ceremony which was attended by… Continue Reading

Just In: More suspects arrested in SuperTV boss Ataga’s murder -Police

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested more suspects in connection with the murder of late Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga. The Lagos Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, made this known during a parade of some suspects at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Wednesday, without giving details. “We have established a case of conspiracy in the murder and we have arrested more suspects,” he said. Odumosu also… Continue Reading


The path to financial inclusion holds different marketplace barriers and opportunities in different countries, but the push continues because of proof that an increase in economic activities among the financially vulnerable can reawaken a comatose economy. For Nigeria, the last three years have seen significant growth of the financial inclusion rate from 56.8% in 2016 to 63.2% in 2018. FirstBank’s *894# USSD banking service is playing a key role in… Continue Reading

Africa Prudential, Nigeria’s Leading Registrar, Digital Technology and Investor Services Firm, Develops Cloud-Based Solution for Africa’s Hospitality Industry

· ……….AP Delivers Backbone for “Aura By Transcorp Hotels” Hospitality Platform Africa Prudential has demonstrated its digital capabilities, with the launch of “Aura by Transcorp Hotels”, an innovative commercial cloud-based product launched in the Nigerian market. “Aura by Transcorp Hotels” is an online platform that curates accommodation, staycations, cuisines and memorable lifestyle experiences.  The platform was created for Transcorp Hotels, the hospitality subsidiary of Transcorp.  It was launched on Thursday 8th of July in Abuja, by Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, at the… Continue Reading

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu Update Lagosians on Covid-19

 Fellow Lagosians, It has become imperative to once again provide you an update on the Coronavirus pandemic situation in Lagos State, and our ongoing response as a State Government. Starting around the end of March 2021, the second wave of the COVID19 pandemic in Lagos State began to wind down, and we began to enjoy some reprieve from the worst effects of the virus. This allowed us to further open-up… Continue Reading

NYSC Saga: Court clears ex-Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, cleared the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun of the controversy that trailed her alleged nonparticipation in the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, scheme. Adeosun, who served as Minister of Finance under President Muhammadu Buhari from November 11, 2015, to September 14, 2018, voluntarily resigned the position over an allegation that she illegally obtained her NYSC exemption certificate. She… Continue Reading


The Southern Governors Forum at the end of the meeting held on Monday, 5th July, 2021 reviewed the situation in the Country and focused on the current security situation, constitutional amendment, Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). Rising from the meeting, the Forum agreed on the following: 1.   Re-affirmed their commitment to the unity of Nigeria on the pillars of equity, fairness, justice, progress and peaceful co-existence between and amongst its people. 2. The… Continue Reading


Zenith Bank Plc has been ranked as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the 2021 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking published by The Banker Magazine. For the third consecutive year, the bank retained its position as the number one Tier-1 bank in Nigeria with a Tier-1 Capital of $2.64 billion, emerging as the 454th bank globally and the only Nigerian bank in the top 500. The… Continue Reading

Heirs Insurance and Heirs Life Set to Host Brokers at NCRIB Forum

Newly launched insurance companies, Heirs Insurance Limited (HIL) and Heirs Life Assurance Limited (HLA) have announced plans to host over three hundred brokers at the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers’ (NCRIB) monthly forum. The event, which is scheduled to hold on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Lagos will have the leadership of both companies meet with brokers from across the country to further solidify existing relationships and discuss ways… Continue Reading

UBA Continues to Innovate as RED Radio’s Podcast Now Live 24/7

The United bank for Africa (UBA) is leading again through innovation as it launches a podcast, RED Radio, which is available 24/7. The dynamic and creative online radio channel, RED Radio now provides round the clock informative and entertaining content, bringing out the best of Africa. RED Radio  was berthed as part of the communication suite of UBA to provide real time content to listeners across the African continent and… Continue Reading

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