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American Comedian Brings Wong Street Journal to Lagos Theatre Festival

Renowned American performance artist and comedian, Kristina Wong, is visiting Lagos this week to participate in the Lagos Theatre Festival.   The festival runs from  February 27 to March 4. Supported by the United States Consulate General Lagos, Wong will conduct master classes for performing arts students, faculty, and theatrical directors at the University of Lagos, Lufodo Academy of Performing Arts, ... Read More »

Boko Haram seize 94 School Girls in Yobe State

Authorities of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School at Dapchi town in Bursari local government area of Yobe state say at least 94 schoolgirls are missing after an attack by Boko Haram. The insurgents attacked the town on Monday and targeted the all-girls school after arriving the town around 7 pm with over 18 gun trucks. A community source ... Read More »

“Black Panther” rakes in $218m in one week

Disney-Marvel’s Afrocentric movie, ; “Black Panther” is heading for a super-heroic $218 million debut at 4,020 North American locations, estimates showed Sunday. The figure means that “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by Ryan Coogler, has doubled its original tracking estimates in less than a month. The film, which carries an estimated $200 million production cost, had been tracking ... Read More »

LG Traffic Officials still bamnef from Lagos Roads-LASTMA, GM

  The directive of the Lagos State Government ordering Local Government traffic officials to vacate roads in the State and desist from controlling and enforcing traffic laws is still very much in force, General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr Olawale Musa has said.   Addressing motorists and commuters at the agency’s head office in Oshodi who ... Read More »

“Relocate To Kano”-Governor Ganduje to Fulani Herdsmen

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Sunday called on all Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country, especially in Benue and Taraba states, to relocate to Kano State. Ganduje said Kano State had “vast grazing land” to accommodate herdsmen and their cattle. The governor stated this during the monitoring of the state’s “free vaccination of over one million ... Read More »

Ogun Partners 8 IPPs for Generation of 276MW Electricity

  In it’s continued efforts towards tackling the epileptic power supply in the state, the Ogun State Government has entered into an agreement with eight Independent Power Providers (IPPs) to generate and distribute power to residents. The project, tagged “Light-Up Ogun”, is to generate a total of  276 mega watts of electricity from gas, solar, waste to energy and joule ... Read More »

FG re-arraigns Senator Misau for Falsehood against Police Boss

The Federal Government on Monday re-arraigned Senator Isah Misau at the FCT High Court, Maitama, on amended charge of injurious falsehood. Misau, the senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, was arraigned on a five-count of injurious falsehood on October 19, 2017. The charges were amended to seven during Monday’s proceedings. The prosecuting counsel, Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), had told the ... Read More »

How Ambode’s Special Adviser, Deji Tinubu died-Government

The Lagos State Government has confirmed the death of Mr. Deji Tinubu, the Special Adviser on Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives. The Government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan expressed “shock and disbelief’ over the sudden death of Mr. Tinubu and has reached out to his immediate family to commiserate on this huge ... Read More »

Toyin Saraki becomes Universal Helath Coverage Global Champion

Founder and President, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA), HE Mrs Toyin Saraki has been named The Universal Health Coverage (UHC) ‘Global Champion’. The recognition came on the heel of her high-level advocacy for UHC at 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, United States, in September 2017. At the UN, Saraki advocated the implementation of innovative country and regional initiatives ... Read More »

Fuel crisis: DPR Shuts erring stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is getting tough with marketers found to be hoarding fuel as the current scarcity bites harder nationwide. At the last count, no fewer than 48 filling stations have been shut down in Delta, Kwara and Ekiti states alone. The price of petrol rose to N400 per litre yesterday in Abuja as more citizens travelled ... Read More »