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The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement that the palliative entailed the cutting and removal of asphalt as well as the placement of a steel plate on the affected parts of the bridge.

Official: Transformation of Lagos transportation sector on course

Lagos State commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, has said the state has commenced the process of taking its transportation system from what is currently obtainable to multi modal means of transportation in the state.
Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity currently ravaging most parts of northern Nigeria.

Sultan: Nigeria’s unity is paramount to traditional rulers

The Co-Chairman of National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, NCTRN, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday said the unity of Nigeria was paramount to the royal fathers.
People gather at Church square ahead of Pope Francis' arrival to visit Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. REUTERS-Yara Nardi

Pope Francis: Peace more powerful than war

Muslim and Christian residents in the ruined Iraqi city of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under brutal Islamic State rule on Sunday as the pontiff blessed their vow to rise up from ashes and told them that “fraternity is more durable than fratricide.”
General Electric (GE) has announced the appointment of Mohammed Mijindadi as President of GE Nigeria.

Mohammed Mijindadi named new GE Nigeria president

General Electric (GE) has announced the appointment of Mohammed Mijindadi as President of GE Nigeria. In this role, Mr Mijindadi will focus on strengthening GE’s impact in Nigeria, building strong stakeholder relationships across Power, Healthcare,...

Research: Nigeria records nearly 30,000 tobacco smoking-related deaths

An Abuja-based Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa (CSEA) has reported that a research it conducted had revealed that 28,876 deaths related to tobacco smoking are recorded annually in Nigeria.
Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development.

President Buhari, Mo Ibrahim, others to speak at Ehingbeti summit

Ehingbeti, the Lagos Economic Summit scheduled to hold from next Tuesday to Thursday, is living-up to its repute as Africa’s most practical and result-oriented private sector-led forum for socio-economic and infrastructural development, with the quality of speakers confirmed to discuss at the virtual summit.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

APC, Edo residents lambast Governor Obaseki for governing without cabinet

Residents and opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State have lambasted the governor, Godwin Obaseki, for operating without a State Executive Council 84 days after being sworn-in for a second term in office.
“We spend a lot less time talking about and thinking about and worrying about Donald Trump than I think most people assume,” Jen Psaki, who will be the White House press secretary, told CNN.

Jen Psaki: Joe Biden’s inauguration speech’ll not be about Donald Trump

“We spend a lot less time talking about and thinking about and worrying about Donald Trump than I think most people assume,” Jen Psaki, who will be the White House press secretary, told CNN.

Bishop Kukah accuses JNI of inciting violence against him

The clergyman in a message titled: “A Nation in search of vindication”, had earlier accused the Buhari administration of not living up to expectations of Nigerians due to various economic and security challenges affecting the nation.
Ms Abisola Olusanya, the State’s Commissioner for Agriculture kicked off the exercise at the Awolowo Live Bird Market, Mushin.

Food security: Lagos government urges citizens to embrace agribusiness

Lagos State Government has stressed the need for citizens to engage in agricultural business in order to bridge the food shortage gap and target in the country, particularly in Lagos State as well as ensuring food security for its teeming populace.
Walt Disney Animation Studios have confirmed a partnership with a pan-African comics company, Kugali, on a forthcoming animated sci-fi series set for 2022 release.

Disney announces animated series by Nigerian creators set in Lagos

Walt Disney Animation Studios have confirmed a partnership with a pan-African comics company, Kugali, on a forthcoming animated sci-fi series set for 2022 release. The series is titled Iwaju which, in the Yoruba language, roughly...
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

UK to enter trade agreements with 14 African countries

The United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Trade says new trade agreements will come into force in January for the UK with 14 African partners with the prospect of more countries to follow.
Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka unveils new novel

The book which launching at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos, is coming 48 years after his two works – The Interpreters (1965) and Season of Anomy (1973).
Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).

10 Nigerian IT startups compete for top awards in Dubai

Ten startups innovations in information technology selected by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will represent Nigeria at this year’s Feature Stars competition as part of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX).
“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa short story competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

PWDs: CCD urges MDAs in Lagos State to fully implement disability laws

Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Lagos State are still struggling to implement the disability law of the state, the Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) says.
Trump’s fans on Europe’s far right have gone online to take the soon to be former president’s side [Kacper Pempel-Reuters]

Europe far right backs Donald Trump, hopes for violence amid vote drama

“There is no question at all that these elections are rigged,” Mart Helme, of the far-right EKRE party and interior minister in Estonia’s coalition government, told a radio show on November 8, as he repeated the US president’s false claims of elections fraud.
Prof. Christina Wolbrecht, Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame says the commitment of African-American women voters to electoral participation in the United States is “very high.’’

Expert rates African-American women voters participation ‘very high’ in US elections

Prof. Christina Wolbrecht, Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy, University of Notre Dame says the commitment of African-American women voters to electoral participation in the United States is “very high.’’
UK legislator Baroness Helena Kennedy demands world leaders shun G20 meeting in Riyadh over jailed women activists.

UK report calls out Saudi Arabia over women’s rights abuses

A report released by a member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords has called on the world’s leading economies to shun the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year unless jailed women’s rights activists are released.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Lagos governor vows to fulfil promises to residents despite virus disruption

The Lagos State Government has assured residents of its commitment to fulfilling all its promises, in spite of disruption occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges not envisaged.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers.

Lagos seeks quality healthcare service for increased patients’ patronage

The Lagos State Health Service Commission on Saturday charged healthcare providers to uplift medical practices for increased patients’ patronage across all public health facilities in the state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

VP Osinbajo unveils Eko MSMEs fashion hub-1

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will virtually unveil the Eko Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Fashion Hub-1 on Friday in Ikeja, Lagos.

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Chelsea beat Manchester City as hosts have to wait for title

Sergio Aguero made a mess of a Panenka penalty as Chelsea ensured Manchester City must wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title by fighting back to earn a dramatic win at Etihad Stadium.

Senator Omo-Agege: Nigerian government‘ll end estimated billing syndrome in nation’s power sector

Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, on Saturday said the Federal Government was committed to ending the estimated billing syndrome in the nation’s power sector.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: Africa the only continent with unified coronavirus strategy

The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, says Africa is the only region that developed a unified strategy on COVID-19.
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA advocates multi-layered approach to tackle insecurity

Ace rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has called for the adoption of a diversified model in the fight against insecurity in the country.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon arrives at Glasgow counting centre in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain May 7, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell-Pool via REUTERS

Scottish nationalists vow new independence vote from UK after election success

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon vowed on Saturday to press ahead with plans for a new referendum on leaving the United Kingdom after saying there was no doubt elections to the Scottish parliament would return a pro-independence majority.

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The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NGX records N419 billion growth in April

The market capitalisation of the Nigerian Stock (NGX) recorded a growth of N419 billion in April due to impressive first quarter results declared by some companies.
Timo Werner claims Chelsea can prove themselves the best team in the world after reaching the Champions League final.

Timo Werner: Chelsea can beat Manchester City in Champions League final

Timo Werner claims Chelsea can prove themselves the best team in the world after reaching the Champions League final.
WhatsApp’s explanation of what “limited functionality” will mean for users.

WhatsApp relaxes deadline for accepting its new privacy policy

In a new statement posted on its website, WhatsApp says users won’t lose any functionality if they fail to accept its new privacy policy by May 15th. “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update,” the FAQ now reads.
“This will actually help in strengthening our relationship with Germany,” police spokesman, Frank Mba, said.

Police intercept 753 GPMGs in Ebonyi

The operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) attached to the Ebonyi State Police command have intercepted 753 live ammunition of General-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) concealed in a sack being transported in a commercial vehicle from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Umuahia in Abia State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the appointment of Mr. Alexander Ayoola Okoh as the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) for a second term of four years in accordance with the provision of Section 17 (1)(a) and (2)(a) of the Public Enterprise (Privatization & Commercialization) Act, 1999.

BPE, NDPHC set to sell five power generating plants

The Board of Directors, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC, and the National Council on Privatisation have approved the sale of five generating companies in the country through a competitive bidding process.