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As part of its expansion plans into Africa, global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies launched a pilot test of their taxi boat service on Friday in Lagos. To attract customers who want to avoid the city’s frequently congested roads, Uber will operate a two-week pilot phase of the boat service in conjunction with the Lagos State […]

Kanye West has declared definitively he’s a man of God now … specifically, a converted Christian. He made the declaration while giving Washington D.C. a taste of his new album. Kanye was in Washington on Saturday with his family, first stopping off at HBCU Howard University to do his traditional Sunday Service, then heading over […]

Twenty-five years ago more than 30,000 women from 200 countries arrived in Beijingfor the World Conference on Women determined to recognise the rights of women and girls as human rights. What started as global women’s movements campaigning for sexual and reproductive health rights, political participation and equal pay, to name a few, expanded to movements […]

A radio station in Liberia, Roots FM was shut down by the country’s government for criticizing President George Weah yesterday. The radio station is owned by Henry Costa (who is one of the leaders of a group that organised a large anti-government street protest ) was accused of inciting violence. Armed police riot unit surrounded […]

For the love of good music and the artistes that makes them, providing them with both the voice and the platform to showcase their talents to the world, a new Record Label; Hot Sounds Records launches in Lagos Nigeria. Hot Sounds Records (HSR) is a record label that focuses on investing in the music and […]

Work that is interesting and fulfilling is good for mental health, but a negative working environment or work-related stressors can lead to physical and mental health problems. It is important for employers and others in positions of responsibility in the workplace to put in place measures to promote the good mental health of their employees, […]

Six weeks after Folasade Ogunniyi, was knocked into the lagoon while working as a street sweeper on the Third Mainland Bridge, her family is yet to receive the promised N45,000 compensation by the Highway Manager, which was her three months salary. Folasade’s body was recovered from the lagoon under the bridge on Friday, August 23, […]

The Central Bank of Nigeria and the Lagos State Government team have assessed the National Arts Theatre ahead of a new investment plan that includes building a Creative Industry Park at the Theatre. In the assessment team are Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele; Permanent Secretary, Lagos […]

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has opened talks with the African Export and Import Bank (Afrexim Bank) on funding of the repair of Nigeria’s refineries in Warri, Kaduna and Port Harcourt. A statement yesterday by the corporation said the bank’s possible funding of other key downstream and midstream infrastructure projects of the NNPC was […]


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