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Trevor Bryan was alternative opponent option for Anthony Joshua before Andy Ruiz defeat

Eddie Hearn has revealed he had the choice whether to go with Andy Ruiz or Trevor Bryan to replace Jarrell Miller for Anthony Joshua’s debut in America last year. The unheralded Ruiz Jr would get the nod after Joshua’s original…

Sadiya Umar Farouq visits Asaba market with relief materials after fire

The Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq visited Asaba, Delta state on Tuesday June 2, 2020 for an on-site visit and to commiserate with traders who lost goods and valuables in the Ogbeogonogo…

*Lagos considers options for reopening schools (Punch) *Churches, mosques to remain closed in Lagos (DailyTrust)

Lagos considers options for reopening schools (Punch) The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, has said the state is considering different options in its bid to reopen schools. Adefisayo, at the annual ministerial press briefing of the state…

NCDC confirms 241 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 241 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total to 10,819 The NCDC made the announcement on the night of June 2 via its Twitter handle. Apart from the…

I want to tell you about a big country and its small rulers – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

The powers-that-be of Nigeria take great pleasure in describing the country as the “Giant of Africa.” A towering giant is not expected to have a very small-minded leader. A giant with feet of clay is an object of derision. A…

FirstBank leverages technology to promote virtual bank account opening for customers

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, said it has reinforced its technology infrastructure to enable anyone in the country open a FirstBank account through their mobile devices, without visiting any of its branches…

*Tragedy looms: Security agents, NNPC asleep as pipeline vandals steal N16.5m fuel in Lagos (Punch) *Lagos to reintegrate victims of Abule-Egba pipeline fire into society (Guardian)

Tragedy looms: Security agents, NNPC asleep as pipeline vandals steal N16.5m fuel in Lagos‌ (Punch) Residents of Fagba community in the Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State fear a pipeline explosion is imminent in the area as vandals operate…

Court orders Orji Kalu’s release from prison

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the release of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, from prison. Kalu was jailed for 12 years on December 5, 2019, after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud…

Computer village traders protest against harassment, extortion by market leaders

Traders and members of the Community Development Association (CDA) at Computer Village, Ikeja yesterday shut the commercial hub to protest against alleged exploitation and high-handedness of the Iyaloja and Babaloja of the market. They alleged that since the imposition of…

Ex-oil firm engineer jailed for raping tenant’s niece

Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, on Monday, sentenced a former ExxonMobil engineer, James Onuoha, to 15 years’ imprisonment for raping his tenant’s 14-year-old niece. Onuoha was alleged to have on January 4, 2016, around…

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