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Optometry has been an interesting professional journey for me, says Dr Chigaemezu Edward

Passion alone is often not enough, one must immerse totally in an interest to make headway in a chosen endeavour. That is the picture Dr Chigaemezu Edward, who is not just passionate about eye health care, but also wants to…

*6 months after #EndSARS, commuters bear brunt of burnt Oyingbo BRT Terminus (Guardian)*LASEMA, police disagree over cause as fire destroys 100 shops in textile market (Punch)

6 months after #EndSARS, commuters bear brunt of burnt Oyingbo BRT Terminus (Guardian) Though Nigeria has moved on aftermath the #EndSARS protest that shook the country to its foundation, especially its commercial capital, Lagos, where the damages were more. However,…

*New APC nomination fee for Lagos LG poll outrageous, says group (ThisDay)*Sanwo-Olu: Lagos completed 1,097 school projects in two years (Nation)

New APC nomination fee for Lagos LG poll outrageous, says group (ThisDay) The new nomination guidelines for Lagos local government poll aspirants by the All Progressives Congress (APC) is drawing criticisms from different quarters. One of such is coming from…

#AfricaSoftPowerSeries explores how creative power, social media changed activism like #EndSARs, #BLM

The #AfricaSoftPowerSeries will hold another powerful virtual session today. Join @africasoftpower at 5:00pm WAT | 12:00pm EST for: ‘Collective Threads – Digital Connectivity, Creative Power & Global Black Activism’ featuring a unique group of progressive and vibrant voices. The speakers…

Businesswoman tackles EKEDC for impounding vehicle for three months

A businesswoman, Ololade Ajayi, has accused officials of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company of impounding her vehicle for over three months at their office opposite the Sangotedo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that Ajayi visited…

Queen wishes great-grandson Archie happy birthday

The Queen has wished her great-grandson Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a happy birthday. A message from the Royal Family’s official Twitter account said: “Wishing Archie Mountbatten-Windsor a very happy 2nd birthday today.” The post was shared alongside a picture of the Duke…

One dead, vehicles destroyed as hoodlums clash in Lagos

One person was confirmed dead on Thursday after a clash between some Hausa and Yoruba youths at the Gengere area of Mile 12, Lagos State. Our correspondent gathered that a Hausa porter, Aliyu Shuaibu, had allegedly stabbed a Yoruba porter,…

Baby born in seconds at home after mum thought she just needed the loo

A mum has had what must surely be one of the fastest births ever, with her new baby arriving just 27 seconds after she was told to push.  Baby Millie arrived in a flash when Sophie Bugg, 29, was 38…

Great-grandma ditches 20-a-day smoking habit and buys a convertible with the money she saved

Need a nudge to finally quit smoking? Perhaps a snazzy new car will be enough of an incentive. It certainly was for great-grandma Pauline O’Connor, 70, who has finally ditched the 20-cigarettes-a-day habit she’d stuck to for more than 50…

Rice farmers oppose return of impounded commodity to traders

Rice farmers under the umbrella of the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), yesterday kicked against the directive by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to return the smuggled goods it…

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