SMEs owners protest erratic power supply in Lagos

Oluwole Farotimi Small and Medium Scale Enterprises business owners, under the aegis of Association of Shop Owners, Sura Complex on Lagos Island, yesterday, stormed the premises of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) in Marina, to protest against poor and erratic power supply. The aggrieved business owners, led by their Chairman, Mrs Bunmi Ann Ajayi, demanded…

Lagosians groan as trucks continue to block Apapa-Oshodi expressway

Lagos residents are calling on the state and Federal Government to beef up measures in solving the problem of constant gridlock on the entire stretch of the Apapa Oshodi Expressway. Motorists and commuters who ply Apapa-Oshodi Expressway are lamenting, blaming the gridlock on trucks which have taken over the entire six lanes of the highway;…

Defection fever grips Senate

“When politician meet, they must discuss politics and how to improve on the standard of living of Nigerians. It will not be wrong to say that some issues were discussed. I do not know when Saraki and Baraje will publicly declare their defection. I cannot speak on that.” – PDP Spokesman Fred Itua, Abuja and…

HIV: Nigeria accounts for half of new infections in West Africa – UN

The United Nations HIV/AIDS agency (UNAIDS) Executive Director Michel Sidibe disclosed yesterday that Nigeria accounts for about half of all new infections in West Africa. Sidibe spoke during the presentation of the agency’s report for 2017. His words: “Some countries continue to concern us, such as Nigeria which accounts for about half of all new…

Herders, farmers clashes worse than Boko Haram – UN

The Special Representative of UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has expressed concern over the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria. According to him, the conflicts, which are more pronounced in the Middle Belt region, were becoming “more sophisticated and deadlier.” READ ALSO: Herdsmen, farmers’ clashes: Over 257 killed…

Northern, southern leaders lament wanton killings

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja It was lamentations galore at the Extraordinary Summit of Leaders and Elders of Nigeria in Abuja yesterday. Several elder statesmen decried what they called wanton killings and the deplorable situation in the country. Speaker after speaker from the major and minor ethnic nationalities in Nigeria agreed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal…

MultiChoice signs Iwobi as ambassador

Leading video entertainment company, MultiChoice Nigeria, has signed on Nigeria’s wonder boy, Alex Iwobi, as its latest DStv brand ambassador. This was announced at an autograph signing event with the striker at the MultiChoice head office in Lagos on Tuesday. Iwobi will be the new face of DStv Compact, a value for money package that showcases…

Eagles stars drag club to EFCC 

Super Eagles duo, Oghenekaro Etebo and Daniel Akpeyi have been named in a formal petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] against their former employers, Warri Wolves. Etebo and Akpeyi played for Warri Wolves in the Nigeria Professional Football League [NPFL] before the club’s relegation to the lower division. The 2018 World Cup…

Jonathan, IBB meet in Minna

Former President Goodluck Jonathan met with former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, at his Hill-Top residence, for two hours, behind closed doors, yesterday. READ ALSO: Atiku consults IBB on 2019 presidency Jonathan reportedly breezed into Minna, by road, and arrived Babangida’s Hill-Top home at exactly 10:24am; in a black Prado jeep. He came in a…