Access Bank commissions Oniru road project in partnership with Lagos State Government

As part of efforts to ensure a hitch-free movement around the Victoria Island – Lekki Axis, Access Bank PLC on Thursday, 24 September, commissioned its Oniru road project with the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in attendance. Having moved its corporate Head Office from in Danmole Street, Victoria island to Oniru, Access Bank undertook a feasibility study on how to best to make for ease of movement. In… Continue Reading

TONY ELUMELU NAMED IN “TIME 100” LIST OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD 2020

                      TIME has named Tony O. Elumelu, one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, in the 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its seventeenth year, recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Mr Elumelu, who is one of only four Africans on the 2020 list, is… Continue Reading

Robbers nabbed while sleeping in stolen car

Two yet-to-be-identified suspected robbers have been arrested by men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly dispossessing a driver, identified simply as Utibe, of his Toyota Corolla car, in the Ibeju-Lekki area of the state. Gathered that the suspects had ordered a ride from Utibe, who works with a car-hailing company, Bolt, around the Lagos Business School area of the state. While on their way to their destination, Utibe’s… Continue Reading

Minister of State for Labour Festus Keyamo visits Sultan of Sokoto

                            The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN was yesterday, a guest of honour at the ancient palace of the Emir of Sokoto, His Eminence, Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar 111 during his official visit to the State where the Emir officially presented to him, a signed copy of his book, The 20th Sultan… Continue Reading

Aganga To Speak At Ijesaland Foundation For Entrepreneurial and Leadership Webinar

                            Former Finance Minister, Mr. Olusegun Aganga has been scheduled as Lecturer at the third Ijesaland Foundation for Entrepreneurial and Leadership organized Dr. Lawrence Omole Annual Lecture Series webinar. Aganga, currently Chairman, Marina Express Train Services also a former Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment will speak on “Entrepreneurship As A Tool for Community and National Development.’… Continue Reading

I’m notoriously no fan of Obasanjo, but Nigeria more divided than ever ― Soyinka

Elder statesman and playwright, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said the country is more divided as never before under the current administration of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (Retd). Soyinka in a statement signed from his Autonomous Residence of Ijegba, Idi-Aba Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday titled, “Between ‘Dividers-in-chief’ and Dividers-in-law,” said though not a fan of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, but embraced any accurate reading of this nation as a contraption teetering… Continue Reading

                       A 26 years old teacher, Mathew Adebayo, was Friday, arrested for defiling a 15 years old Senior Secondary Student (SSS) 3 student in Sango, Ogun State. The suspect was a teacher with a private school in the Sango area, where the victim is currently writing her final examinations, with which the teacher blackmailed her. Men of the Nigeria Police Force,… Continue Reading

International Literacy Day 2020: FirstBank Set The Pace With Innovative e-learning Solutions

                     Since 1967 that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have been celebrating International Literacy Day to promote the importance of literacy and education, every September 8 had witnessed book gifting, book reading and related activities are undertaken by the UN body and its coalition of partners. But this year is a departure as such enshrined activities are… Continue Reading

$10billion P&ID fraud: UK court nails Supo Shasore ex-Lagos AG

                  Mr Supo Shasore, the former justice commissioner in Lagos State was the first lawyer Nigeria hired to defend its interest against the monstrous and fraudulent claim of almost $10billion made by Irish company P&ID. But as it turned out, he betrayed Nigeria’s trust and let down his nation by allowing himself to be corrupted by P&ID and in turn, he also… Continue Reading

Two people confirmed dead, 1 person badly wounded in Lagos helicopter crash

A yet-to-be-identified helicopter has crashed in the Opebi area of Lagos State. It was gathered that the copter dropped from the sky around 12 noon at the Salvation Bus Stop in Opebi. In a tweet by the Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State governmen Mr Gboyega Akosile that goes thus:There’s been a helicopter crash in a private house at Opebi area of Lagos. Two people confirmed dead, 1 person… Continue Reading

As Baba Eto Of Lagos Is Laid To Rest Today, Nigerians Celebrate Glorious Exit Of Iconic Grammarian, Colossal Titan & Great Churchman

                       Elderman Folarin Coker, who died on 12th August, 2020 came, saw and conquered. The world has indeed lost a colossus, a man of integrity, a go-getter, a man of many parts, who served his state and his fatherland to the best of his ability. While some believe that Lagos State, Nigeria and Africa have lost a big fish, some… Continue Reading

Rotary Club of Ikeja Marks ‘We Care’, Donates to Modupe Cole Home 

                    The Rotary Club of Ikeja, District 9110 stormed the Modupe Cole Memorial Home for the Handicapped last Monday for the club’s  ‘We Care Project.’   Led by the Club’s Opportunities President, Rotarian Dotun Lampejo, members of the Rotary Club of Ikeja donated food supplies, adult diapers, cleaning items and personal hygiene supplies to the residents of the Modupe Cole Memorial… Continue Reading

Just In: Akinwumi Adesina re-elected AfDB President

Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina has been re-elected as the President of the African Development Bank President for a second five-year term. The election took place electronically on Thursday at the virtual annual general meeting of the bank. Adesina’s reappointment on Thursday at the helm of the 56-year-old bank is considered a formality as he is the sole candidate, Lespanafricaines reports. The head of the African bank had appealed on Wednesday for a second… Continue Reading

PRUDENTIAL ZENITH LIFE DONATES $100,000 USD TO SLUM2SCHOOL TOWARDS FIGHTING EFFECTS OF COVID-19 IN NIGERIA

Prudential Zenith Life Insurance has donated the sum of One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$100,000) to Slum2School Africa to help combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in disadvantaged communities in Nigeria. The donation was made through a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Fund from the Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Plc in Asia and Africa. Slum2School Africa is a leading volunteer-driven developmental organisation, transforming… Continue Reading

Buhari Media Organisation is an Association of Media Vultures, Says Dele Momodu

Celebrated journalist and Chairman, Ovation Media Group, Chief Dele Momodu, has referred to the group, Buhari Media Organisation, as an association of media vultures, who, out of joblessness, have turned themselves into ‘attack dogs’. Chief Momodu was reacting to a statement credited to the group, which called him a lackey to the former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke as a result of a professional interview he had with the… Continue Reading

Ex-Reps Member Honours Obasa With School Projects

                           The Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly and Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, has lauded Hon Taofeek Adaranijo, the immediate past member of House of Representatives representing Agege Federal Constituency for undertaking massive implementation of projects.Obasa gave the commendation while commissioning two blocks of six classrooms that… Continue Reading

Ogun pastor impregnates two siblings during spiritual cleansing

The founder and General Overseer of the Church of the Lord, Olomore, Abeokuta, Prophet Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling and impregnating two underage female siblings in his church. The suspect was reported to have procured abortions for the victims (aged 16 and 13) who followed their mother to the church over a spiritual attack. “In compliance with the CP’s… Continue Reading

SENATOR BURUJI KASHAMU IS DEAD

                        Ogun State politician and former senator representing Ogun East , Senator Buruji Kashamu is dead. He died of complications of Covid-19.  Ben Murray-Bruce who broke the news on Twitter said Kashamu died at First Cardiologist Consultants in Lagos. Details latet

NDDC: Pondei, others spent N5bn as medical allowances – Senate report

•NDDC incurs N808.9m as imprest during lockdown                         The Senate report on the alleged financial recklessness in the Niger Delta Development Commission has revealed how the top management of the agency shared N4.9bn among themselves in the guise of medical checkup. The document also showed that the management paid N114.9m as supplementary medical allowance to 26  staff member during… Continue Reading

FIRSTBANK HOSTS FINTECH SUMMIT 4.0, PROMOTES THE GROWTH AND REINVENTION OF BANKING TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA 

                         First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that the 2020 edition of its annual FinTech Summit is scheduled to hold on Thursday, 6 August 2020 by 12.00 noon. The event will be virtually held via Zoom Meetings. The 2020 edition of the summit, which is the fourth in its series is themed;… Continue Reading

ShopRite debunks exit rumour, says we are not leaving Nigeria

                           ShopRite Nigeria has debunked the story making the rounds that it intends to close shop in Nigeria. The Country Director for Chastex Consult, Ini Archibong, in a telephone conversation with Vanguard, said: “Shoprite is not leaving Nigeria. “We have only just opened to Nigerian investors which we have also been talking to just before now. We are… Continue Reading

Just In:Lagos reopens worship centres Aug 7

                               Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says worship centres in the state will reopen effective August 7, 2020. Worship centres had been shut in the state since March as part of measures to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. The Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 had okayed the reopening of churches and mosques… Continue Reading

Keep safe this Sallah ……Funke Adesiyan urges supporters

A good life does not come out of nowhere. It is created by humility, patience, sacrifice and prayers. I rejoice with my fellow Muslims across the globe, particularly my constituents from Oyo state, as we celebrate this Eid-el-Kabir faithfully today. May joy and love envelop us all this season. As we celebrate, i enjoin us to be more keen on peaceful coexistence, tolerance and unity. Our humanity as a people… Continue Reading

Sallah: Our closeness to God more needed now than ever – Speaker Obasa

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, RT. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has described this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, the annual Islamic celebration, as a unique one judging by the impact of COVID-19, a global pandemic, on individuals, religion and the economy of nations, Nigeria inclusive. In a message felicitating with Muslims in the state and the nation, Obasa who is the chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures… Continue Reading

Policeman raped me after arrest for face mask violation –Rivers widow

A woman, who does not want her name mentioned, on Wednesday accused a police officer identified as Peter Ebah, attached to Saakpenwaa Police Division in the Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State of detaining and raping her in a guest house after she was arrested for not wearing a nose mask. The victim, a widow and mother of two, disclosed that she was taken away from a bus she… Continue Reading

Pastor kidnaps delivery man to raise money for Sallah charity

A pastor, Adetokunbo Adenopo, has been arrested for allegedly abducting a delivery man, Jonathan Ekpo, in order to obtain ransom from his employers for Sallah celebration. The 52-year-old who is the founder of the New Life Church, Sagamu, Ogun State, allegedly carried out the act with his gang members, Chigozie William, 22; Linus Ugorji, 30; and Emmanuel Chris. Ekpo had gone to deliver a package to Adenopo in Sagamu when… Continue Reading

COURIER AND EXPRESS SERVICE OPERATORS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA ARE NOT PLEASED WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

Courier and Express Service Operators Association of Nigeria (CESOAN), a leading association of operators in the small scale logistics and courier service sector have come out to express their displeasure in the way the industry is being regulated. It is not news that there is a recent uproar over the enforcement of the NIPOST Licence on Courier Operators by officials of the Ministry of Transportation. We the members of CESOAN… Continue Reading

I enjoyed raping elderly women –Suspect

A 32-year-old man, Sani Garba, paraded by the Niger State Police Command for allegedly raping a 60-year-old woman, has pleaded for forgiveness, saying he was attracted by her ‘shaking buttocks.’ The state Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, said on Friday that the suspect was apprehended by operatives attached to ‘B’ Division, Suleja, adding that he would be arraigned after investigation. It was learnt that the suspect barged into the… Continue Reading

Recovered vehicles auctioned to Presidential Villa, ministries – Magu

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, says some of the vehicles recovered by the EFCC were auctioned to the Presidential Villa, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as well as  the Federal Inland Revenue Services and other agencies. He further stated that some of these agencies had not paid for the vehicles but there was an arrangement that the… Continue Reading

Olowu of Kuta tackles senate over Buratai, others

The Olowu of Kuta in Ayedire Local Government area of Osun state, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama has asked the Senate to be more creative in finding solutions to the problems of insecurity, insurgency and banditry in the country.The traditional ruler, who was reacting to Senate’s Tuesday call for the resignation of the service chiefs as solution to the country’s insecurity challenges reminded the lawmakers that the problem the country faced demanded… Continue Reading

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