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Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Julius Berger, HiTech, Others to Fix Damaged Roads
Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Ro...

Sanwo-Olu Declares Emergency on Lagos Roads, Rallies Julius Berger, HiTech,...

…Rehabilitation Work Begins On Monday …Appeals To Lagosians, Says I Feel Your Pains Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriages within the State. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday at the Lagos House Marina, ordered massive... read more »

Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because of 'Hellish Traffic'
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Employees in Lagos are Stressed, Burned Out and Exhausted because of ‘...

On 2nd August 2019, CNN published an article describing the state of traffic in Lagos, Nigeria and how that it was causing employees to burn out. A few months after that publication, things appear to have gone from worse to worst with the persistent rains. You can read the post below: “Lagos... read more »

The Idiot Class of Nigeria
The Idiot Class of Nigeria

The Idiot Class of Nigeria

10th October 2019 We can look around us at the type of society that different nations have created for themselves and come up with a general evaluation of the thinking of either the majority of the citizens there, or at least of the “critical mass”, those whose thinking style has... read more »

Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to David Cameron
Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonat...

Nigeria: Former President Goodluck Jonathan Responds to David Cameron

Following the claims that former prime Minister of England, David Cameron made in his book regarding former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, former President Goodluck Jonathan has released a statement as follows: “I read the comments by former British Prime Minister, David... read more »

Opinion: The White Man's Ice Cream Is Better than the Black Man's - A Preference for All Things Foreign
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Opinion: The White Man’s Ice Cream Is Better than the Black Man’...

26th September 2019 This is a worldwide phenomenon. Black people seem happiest when we give over our money to someone who is not from our own community. I will give an illustration from an article by an African American that I came across about ten years ago but which I can no longer find, so as to... read more »

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Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership: Mahrez Finally Join ManCity for £60 million

Premiership champions Manchester City has finally signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester for £60 million on a 5-year deal. This amount is about €68m or $80m. The signing finally put to rest the... read more »

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

Sports: ManCity to Sign Mahrez for £60m

After failing to sign the Leicester City play maker in the last transfer window, Premier league champions Manchester City is now set to close the deal for about £60m. This deals is expected to be concluded before the World Cup begins. Man City is also expected to sign Napoli midfielder, Jorginho for about £42m. Interestingly, none of these two... read more »

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes Lynching in Austria

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama Escapes Lynching in...

Another Nigerian government official has experienced the wrath of members of IPOB in Europe. This time it is Geoffrey Onyeama, the nation’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was in Austria where... read more »

Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in Germany

Nigeria: Ike Ekweremadu Manhandled by IPOB Members in Germany

Former deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu was shown in a video being manhandled by suspected IPOB members in Nuremburg Germany where he had gone to celebrate the Igbo new yam festival. As the video showed him being chased out of the venue of the event, voices could be heard in the background shouting “people are being killed on... read more »

Open Letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’...

Open Letter to the Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa'ad and the Fulani Leaders by Oodua Group

The Sultan of Sokoto and Fulani Leader His Eminence Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad THE STATE OF THE NATION We write this letter to you considering your importance as... read more »

Opinion: A Word for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah –...

Opinion: A Word for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah - Fani-Kayode

“If it is Fulani today, yesterday it was the Igbos”- Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. I have immense respect for Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah but to compare the... read more »

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing –...

Nigeria: Let Buhari Be Subjected to DNA Testing - Nnamdi Kanu to Atiku

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is on the search list of the Nigerian government, has decided to offer a legal... read more »

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Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He's Not a Nigerian - APC to Election Tribunal

Nigeria: Disqualify Atiku, He’s Not a Nigerian – APC ...

The All Progressive Congress (APC) and the winner of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election, has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that the candidate of the... read more »

Nigeria: Atiku not Constitutionally Qualified to Contest, He was Born in Cameroon

Nigeria: Atiku not Constitutionally Qualified to Contest, He was Born in Cameroon

Only natural born citizens by birth are valid and eligible source of producing a president in Nigeria. In an interesting twist, a news brought to the fore by Nnamdi Kanu regarding Atiku’s birth appears to have brought up a constitutional concern. Following this revelation, a bishop wrote an article on Facebook explaining the constitutional... read more »

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World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi Arabia

World Cup: Egypt Ends World Cup without a Win, Loses 1:2 to Saudi...

The Egyptian team lost 1:2 to Saudi Arabia, ending their World Cup campaign without a win. Having earlier lost to Uruguay and Russia, they ended without a single point. Salah opened scoring in the... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt's Exit

World Cup: Uruguay Wins Saudi Arabia 1:0, Confirms Egypt’s Exit

Uruguay won the Saudis by a lone goal to confirm their qualification to the round of 16 and Egypt’s exit from the tournament. In one of those tough permutations, Egypt would have stood a chance had Saudi Arabia won Uruguay. Luis Suarez’s 23rd minute strike was all Uruguay needed win the match.With Uruguay’s win, Egypt is now... read more »

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts Russia

World Cup: Egypt Falls 1:3 to Hosts, Russia

The Egyptians playing with their star player, Salah were defeated 3:1 by hosts Russia. The first half of the encounter ended goal-less but things changed when... read more »

World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

World Cup: Uruguay Edges Past Egypt by 1:0

In a keenly contested encounter, the Uruguayans narrowly edged past the Egyptian team by a lone goal. Just when fans were settling for a goal-less draw, Jose... read more »

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

2018 World Cup: African Squads to the World Cups

Five countries will be flying the flag for Africa at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. These countries include: Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and... read more »

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Non-Profit Startup, Liars & Phonies is Introducing a New Culture of OP-EDS to the World

University of Ghana Student Has Created the World’s First P...

The non-profit startup Liars & Phonies is NOT a digital newspaper. Instead, it is a “pedpaper” that publishes op-eds, especially those focused on how democracy, human rights and freedoms have... read more »

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

Nigeria: Learn from Ghanaian President, PDP Tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the benefit of his state visit to Ghana to draw lessons from his Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo on how to run a peaceful, united and economically vibrant nation. The party also criticised the President for offering to assist Ghana in her war against... read more »

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Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Africa: Africa looks for something new out of Trump

Donald Trump will welcome Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta to the White House on Monday for what will be only the second one-on-one meeting the US president has held with an African leader since he took... read more »

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again - Trump, Speaking About Buhari

World: I Never Want to Meet Someone as Lifeless Again – Trump, Speaking About Buhari

“I never want to meet someone so lifeless again”. This according to Financial Times was what Donald Trump, President of the United States said to an aid after President Buhari’s much touted visit to the United States Months back. This revelation is coming on the heels of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta’s scheduled... read more »

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World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

World Cup: Morocco Holds Spain to a 2:2 Draw

Morocco ended their World Cup campaign with a fiery performance which saw them holding Spain to a 2:2 draw. Morocco opened scoring in the 14th minute through Boutaib and Isco leveled things up for... read more »

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

World Cup: Morocco Loses 1:0 to Portugal, Crashes Out

Morocco has become the first African side to fully crash out of the tournament following a 1:0 defeat to Portugal today. Ronaldo’s 4th minute header was sufficient to seal the win for the Portuguese and a ticket home for the Moroccans. After the match, the Moroccan coach said “We qualified for a World Cup after 20 years and we’ve... read more »

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Lagos Gov Appoints Abdullahi as Acting Commissioner for Waterfront

Lagos Gov Appoints Abdullahi as Acting Commissioner for Waterfron...

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday approved the appointment of Mallam Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi as Acting Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development. Abdullahi, who is... read more »

Enforcement of Ban on Okada and Tricycle Operations in Lagos Island Commences

Enforcement of Ban on Okada and Tricycle Operations in Lagos Island Commences

The Lagos State Government on Monday commenced the enforcement of the ban on Okada and Tricycle operations within the Lagos Central Business District in accordance with Section 3 of the Lagos Road Traffic Law, 2012. The Special Adviser to the Governor on CBD, Prince Anofiu Olarenwaju Elegushi disclosed this while monitoring enforcement of the ban... read more »

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Independence: There's Hope for Nigeria to Emerge Among the World's Greatest Nations, Sanwo-Olu

…Lauds Sacrifice Of Founding Fathers To Free Nation From Colonial Rule Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Sunday urged Nigerians not to lose hope... read more »

Nigeria: EFCC Operatives Arrests 18 Suspected Internet ...

Nigeria: EFCC Operatives Arrests 18 Suspected Internet Fraudsters In Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arrested 18 (Eighteen) suspected internet fraudsters in Alagbado area of Lagos State. The... read more »

Nigeria: I will be President After Buhari – Pasto...

Nigeria: I will be President After Buhari - Pastor Tunde Bakare

One time Vice Presidential candidate under President Muhammadu Buhari and Senior Pastor of Latter Rain Assembly, a church in Lagos, Nigeria has caused some... read more »

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World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

World Cup: Senegal Drops Out, Loses 0:1 to Colombia

Senegal has crashed out of the World Cup after losing 0:1 to Colombia. Senegal was Africa’s last representative in the tournament which means no African side made it out of the groups. A 74th... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

World Cup: Senegal Draws 2:2 with Japan

Senegal has drawn 2:2 with Japan in their second group match. The Senegalese opened scoring in the 11th minute through a Sadio Mane tap in. 23 minutes later, The Japanese leveled up the score through Takashi Inui ending the first half in a 1:1 draw. In the second half, Senegal took the lead in the 71st minute through Moussa Wague. However, the... read more »

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

World Cup: Senegal Gives Africa its First Win

Senegal defeated Poland by 2:1 to give Africa its first win in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup. Senegal’s first goal was put down as an own goal after a... read more »

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Football: Mane Fires in 3 as Liverpool Thrash Porto 5:0

Sadio Mane scored a brilliant treble as Liverpool romped to a 5-0 thrashing of Porto at the Estadio do Dragao on Wednesday to march towards the Champions... read more »

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Football: Senegal banned from Nations Cup after riot

Senegal have been disqualified from the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations after a riot forced the abandonment of Saturday’s home tie with Ivory Coast. It is not... read more »

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Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos Assembly Condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Nigerians

Lagos  State House  of Assembly on Thursday condemned in strong terms the xenophobic attacks by South Africans on Nigerians living in their country. The condemnation is sequel to a motion moved by... read more »

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Attacks on Foreigners

Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu Calls for Calm, Warns Against Reprisal Attacks on Foreigners

….we’ll deal with troublemakers, Gov vows Lagos State Governor has vowed to deal with troublemakers exploiting the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa to foment trouble in the state. Issuing a stern warning on Wednesday to people engaging in reprisals against innocent people in Lagos in response to events South... read more »

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens ...

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senator Cautions Citizens Against Reprisal Attacks

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations, Senator (Dr.) Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru has... read more »

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Re...

Xenophobic Attacks: AYDEC Calls for Swift Diplomatic Redress from African Leaders

African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) on Tuesday called on the United Nations, African Union Commission, Diplomatic Peace Organization, African... read more »

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Z...

SASU Condemns the Violent and Criminal Actions of the Zimbabwean Government on its People and Student Leaders

The Southern African Student Union (SASU) is utterly disgusted and dismayed by the ongoing criminal behaviour being carried out by security forces in Zimbabwe.... read more »

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World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

World Cup: Belgium Overruns Tunisia 5:2

The Belgian team saw off their Tunisian opponents with a 5:2 scoreline. Hazard opened score with a penalty in the 6th minute while Lukaku doubled the lead in the 16th minute. The Tunisians looked... read more »

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

World Cup: Tunisia Loses 2:1 to England

England edged past Tunisia with a 2:1 score line. The match which was looking like it was going to be Africa’s first result at the on-going World Cup ended up in another loss for an African team. Harry Kane had opened score for the English in the 11th minute, pouncing on a parry by the goalkeeper to tap in the first goal. Tunisia responded... read more »

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Opinion: The Bogus Case against Omoyele Sowore by Femi Aribisala

Opinion: The Bogus Case against Omoyele Sowore by Femi Aribisala

What we now have is a government overtaken by paranoia. Omoyele Sowore planned a nationwide demonstration against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.  He captioned it... read more »

Opinion: Like Osinbajo, like Gbajabiamila by Lasisi Olagunju

Opinion: Like Osinbajo, like Gbajabiamila by Lasisi Olagunju

A Yoruba officer walked up to Mr Oladipo Diya at the height of his 1997 crisis with his boss, Mr Sani Abacha. “Sir, what is happening?” The very senior officer looked away from the... read more »

A Message of Gratitude to Nigerians For Your Support on this Necessary Journey - Atiku

A Message of Gratitude to Nigerians For Your Support on this Necessary Journey – Ati...

Dearly beloved citizens of Nigeria, I write to personally thank you for your support for our shared common goal and the solidarity I enjoyed from all walks of life and every strata of... read more »

Poor Procurement Processes, Corruption Causes Educational Deficit in Lagos, Says Banwo

Poor Procurement Processes, Corruption Causes Educational Deficit in Lagos, Says Banwo

A consultant, Mr Kolawole Banwo has said facilities in Lagos schools remained dilapidated as a result of poor procurement processes and corrupt contracting of educational projects. He made... read more »

Lagos State Prepared to Provide Quality Education to all Residents

Lagos State Prepared to Provide Quality Education to all Resident...

The Lagos State Government will be supporting secondary schools established by the military formation across the State to increase access to education for residents. The move was disclosed on... read more »