A Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Tuesday dismissed a car theft charge filed by the police against hip hop artist, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, his two brothers and cousin. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, dismissed the charges after receiving a letter from the police disclosing their intention to withdraw the case. […]

The Federal Government has declared ‘Operation Amotekun’ as an illegal outfit. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Assistant, Media and Public Relations (Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice), Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu. “The setting up of the paramilitary organization called “Amotekun” is illegal and runs contrary […]

Hollandia Yoghurt has announced a partnership agreement with Yemi Alade, a multiple award-winning artiste of international repute, as part of a new campaign to celebrate the brand’s 15 years of nourishing Nigerians and reinforcing its market leadership. The partnership aims to celebrate the values of consistency, hard work and talent which the brand and the […]

Todd Phillips’s “Joker,” a dark, arthouse take on the comic book villain starring Joaquin Phoenix, on Monday topped the Oscar nominations with 11. The pre-dawn Academy Award announcement capped months of ceaseless campaigning by A-listers and studios, revealing which stars and movies have a shot at Hollywood’s ultimate prize next month. Todd Phillips’s “Joker,” a […]

A trader, Anthony Okolie, who was arrested by the Department of State Services and detained for 10 weeks, has sued the DSS for N500m. Okolie, in a suit filed before the Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, by his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, also demanded N500m from Hanan Buhari, the daughter of the President, Major […]

Traffic diversion for construction works to continue on the  600- metre  ‘Kara’ Bridge section on the Lagos outbound corridor  of  the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway  will begin on Tuesday, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Mr Kayode Ibrahim, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing engineer supervising the project, told NAN on telephone in Lagos on Sunday […]

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance environmental organization will donate $3 million to help wildfire relief efforts in Australia. The foundation said Thursday that it has started the Australia Wildfire Fund to help with an “international response to the catastrophic bushfires” currently raging in the country. The wildfires have scorched an area twice the size of the […]

More than 2,000 teachers from all the 57 local councils are currently undergoing a two-week intensive training being held under the State Government’s Eko Excel Initiative. The programme is a key component of the Sanwo-Olu administration’s education blueprint seeking to deploy technology to fundamentally transform the basic education template, thereby improving the outcome of teaching […]

The Lagos State Government (LASG) on Wednesday announced that it would close two roads to traffic on Jan.9 and Jan.11 respectively. It said that this was to facilitate the completion of the construction of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail line within where the roads were located. The Public Affairs unit of the Lagos State […]


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