Category Archives: Breaking

Sanwo-Olu Has Directed the Police to Investigate Assault on Mr. Macaroni & Other Protesters at Saturday’s #OccupyLekkiTollgate

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said policemen who allegedly brutalised #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters at the Lekki tollgate last Saturday won’t go free. According to a report by The Nation, Information and Strategy Commissioner Gbenga Omotoso stated this on Monday at a media briefing organised by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) surrounding the firm’s repossession of…

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“Honored to be First Woman & First African to Lead”- Okonjo Iweala Says She’s Ready to Tackle the Challenges of World Trade Organisation

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was appointed Monday as the first female and first African head of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, saying a stronger WTO would be vital for the global coronavirus recovery. The global trade body called a virtual special general council meeting at which member states officially selected the former Nigerian finance minister and…

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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Comedian Mr. Macaroni & Other Peaceful Protesters Arrested, Denied Access to Lawyers 

The Nigerian Police this morning Saturday, 13th February, 2021, arrested peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Comedian Mr. Macaroni and many others were among the protesters that were thrown into the Police Black Maria Van with their phones seized. According to reports circulating on social media the arrested were taken from the Adeniji…

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“We Strongly Warn those Planning to Re-occupy Lekki Toll Gate this Saturday to Desist,”-Lai Mohammed 

Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest could turn violent because of “hoodlums. We therefore strongly warn those who are planning to re-occupy Lekki Toll Gate on Saturday to desist.” Mohammed told a news conference on Thursday in the capital Abuja. The #OccupyLekkiTollGate is a reaction against the decision by the judicial commission in Lagos that…

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Cryptocurrency Ban: Senate Invites CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

The House of Senate has invited the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele to brief its committees on the opportunities and threats of cryptocurrency on the nation’s economy. According to a Channels Television report, the decision of the Senate to invite the CBN governor is sequel to a motion by a Federal…

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Breaking! Jakande, the First Civilian Governor of Lagos State Has Died at 91

The Lagos State Government has announced the death of the first civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande at the age of 91. This disclosure was made by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, through a series of tweet posts on his official Twitter handle on Thursday, February 11, 2021. Sanwo-Olu’s tweets read:…

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EFCC to Arraign Ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah for Alleged Fraud on February 22

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) will, on February 22, 2021, arraign former Minister of Aviation, Senator. Stella Oduah, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged financial impropriety. According to a report by Tribune, Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date on Tuesday because the former Minister was yet to be served with the…

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Student of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Ondo State Macheted to Death

  On Wednesday, 11th of February 2021, at the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, in Owo, Ondo State, a student was macheted to death, the student is yet to be identified. The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Samuel Ojo, confirmed the incident to Channels Television in a telephone chat this evening. The incident also coincides with the…

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#EndSARS: Falana Advises CBN to Remain in the Business of Banking, Stay Out of Politics

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stay out of politics and stick to the business of banking. The human rights lawyer who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily has described CBN’s move in this case as that of intimidation, he argued that the…

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Contrary to Rumours Soyinka’s Home Was Not Attacked or Invaded by Herdsmen, Son Confirms

The son of Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, Dr Olaokun Soyinka has confirmed that his father’s house located in Abeokuta Ogun State, was neither attacked nor invaded by suspected herdsmen. This confirmation was contained in a statement on Wednesday, after rumours had made the rounds that his home had been under attack and invaded by cows.…

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