Gas explosion injures many at Iju-Ishaga, Lagos

A gas tanker exploded around Iju-Ishaga/Ajuwon axis of Lagos, leaving scores of people injured, and properties burnt. The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident. Urging Lagosians to stay calm as LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga. Efforts are being made to curb the fire outbreak from extending beyond the area, while casualties are being rescued from the scene to hospital. Share on: WhatsApp

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Herdsmen lose 15 cows to lightning in Ekiti

A strange incident happened at the Ikogosi warm spring site along Ipole-Ekiti road, when no fewer than 15 cows belonging to some Fulani herdsmen were struck dead by lightning on Saturday night at the outskirt of Ikogosi Ekiti community, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The Asaoye of Ikogosi, Chief Ayo Ademilua said it was a natural occurrence, which he said was strange in the town. Ikogosi warm spring has been a notable recreational and tourist centre, where warm and cold spring converge. The Chief said the lightning…

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Land racketing allegation: Sanusi may face corruption charges

Deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, is yet to get trouble off his back as Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has given him 2 days to respond to allegations of land racketeering against him while on throne. Recall that the commission in March, asked Sanusi to appear before it for allegedly ordering the illegal sale of several hectares of land in the state. Reports said the agency claimed that “proceeds of the sales remitted to the emirate council bank account can be traced to the companies of…

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THE VOICE NIGERIA SEASON 3; REFINING CRUDE MUSIC TALENTS

This feature article by Segun Kasali takes a look at how The Voice Nigeria Season 3 is discovering raw music talent in the country and nurturing them into music superstars in the nearest future. The challenges of cost of production, cost of promotions and especially identification with renowned music record label, amongst others, have been identified as among the many challenges confronting upcoming artistes while making efforts at showcasing their talents. Asides the talent showcase of the craft, music plays a pivotal role at providing employment opportunities for key players…

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UK to sanctions violators of Edo, Ondo elections

As follow up with sanctions on election riggers in Nigeria by the United States of America, USA, the United Kingdom, UK embassy in Nigeria has also threatened to sanction anyone connected to election violence in the build-up to, and during elections in Edo and Ondo states. In a statement on Tuesday, via its Twitter handle, the UK said it will send observers for the upcoming elections in both states and might consider restrictions on travels to the UK, access to UK-based assets and prosecution. It tweeted: “As we all rebuild…

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Soyinka agrees with OBJ, says Nigeria is divided under Buhari

Professor Wole Soyinka, an elder statesman and Nobel laureate has agreed with the words of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo that, the country is more divided as never before under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Soyinka in a statement signed 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 on the edge of total collapse. Obasanjo last week said the country was slowly becoming a failed state and more divided under…

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Police officer smoking shisha declared wanted

The Nigeria Police tweet reads: “The Nigeria Police Force has commenced investigations into the viral video showing a man wearing what appears to be a Nigeria Police “uniform” smoking shisha.” This response came after a viral video on social media platforms showed an unidentified man in a police uniform smoking shisha at the back of a house. While the time, location and identity of the person is yet unknown, the police said it is investigating the incident. The investigation, according to the police, “will amongst other things seek to forensically…

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OBJ: Nigeria is collapsing under current administration

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo while delivering a speech titled, ‘Moving Nigeria Away from Tipping Over’ at a consultative dialogue in Abuja, on Thursday said, Nigeria is slowly becoming a failed state and a basket case that urgently needs to be pulled from the brink of collapse. He said this in the presence of various socio-cultural groups including Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Northern Elders Forum, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo and Pan Niger Delta Forum. His words “I do appreciate that you all feel sad and embarrassed as most of us feel as…

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How tax consultant, Tola Ogundipe drowned in Lagos boat mishap

Tola Ogundipe, the Deputy Senior Partner at Price Waterhouse Coopers has been confirmed dead. He was said to have gone missing on Saturday while boating on his own on the coast near Lagos. His boat was found on Sunday before the Marine Police discovered his corpse on Monday. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has ordered a discreet investigation into his death, and thw state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed his death. In its statement, Price Waterhouse Coopers’ Country Senior Partner, Uyi Akpata described the deceased as…

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How I Fought And Won Nigeria’s Case Against P&ID Despite Frustrations -Olasupo Shasore

Just as Nigeria secured a landmark victory in its pursuit to overturn a $10 billion judgement awarded against it in a case against Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID), a former attorney general and commissioner for justice in Lagos State, Olasupo Shasore SAN, has denied working against the country on the case. It was gathered that the case will either go back to arbitration based on the new evidence or both parties will now settle out of court. It will be recalled that on January 31, 2017, a tribunal ruled that…

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