Sons of perdition

Every new day seems to dawn with new demons. Today’s burns your ears and you think it could never be worse; but tomorrow’s news seeks to burst your tympanum and your chest threatens to explode. The other day, it was discovered that a police inspector was buried in a standing position. Some conjecture that he…

APC urges aspirants to surpass Amosun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State  has said it will field in a governorship candidate that would build on  the achievements of Governor Ibikunle Amosun. Its Acting Chairman, Alhaji Tajudeen Lemboye, made this known in Abeokuta, the state capital,  when former House of Representatives member, Hon. Abiodun Akinlade, declared his governorship. Akinlade represented…

Three unemployed men charged with ‘gang-rape’

Three unemployed men, who allegedly sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl, were yesterday brought before an Ebute-Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court. Michael Fadipe, 28, Sunday Chukwunero, 26 and Dotun Obajuluwa, 22, were arraigned before Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja on a three-count charge of conspiracy, indecent assault and rape. Prosecuting Inspector Chinalu Uwadione told the court that the defendants…

‘Off-grid solar ’ll transform businesses’

Mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy, Lumos Nigeria Chief Executive Officer Mr. Yuri Tsitrinbaum has said. He said access to power is a major constraint to the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), and many are using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service, which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity. Speaking with The…

Minister: Nigeria’ll be self-sufficient in rice by end of 2017

Nigeria will be self-sufficient in rice production by the end of this year, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh has said. Ogbeh, who gave the assurance at the First International Cocoa Summit, organised by the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, in collaboration with Cocoa Farmers Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Abuja,…

2019: No broadcast station will go unpunished for hate speech- NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has said that would heavily sanction broadcast stations that engage in or facilitate hate speech especially as the build-up to the 2019 elections gathers steam. The Director General of the commission, Is’haq Kawu, said this on Thursday in Enugu at the inauguration of Family Love FM 99.9 at the European…

Those Executive Rodents

Once upon a time, Nigerians were told that the nation could not have effective and regular power supply because some giant snakes were eating up electric cables in Kainji Dam Power Station. This time around, Nigerians have been told that rodents ate up vital facilities in the office of the President. That is why the…

Makarfi Greets PDP Faithful …As Party Marks 19th Anniversary

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has congratulated members and supporters across the country and in the Diaspora on the occasion of the 19th anniversary of the largest and strongest party in Nigeria, yesterday. A statement made available to The Tide and signed by Head, Publicity Division, PDP National…