*Death toll rises to 8 in Lagos building collapse (Punch)*Residents resist moves to demolish distressed building in Lagos (Vanguard)

Death toll rises to 8 in Lagos building collapse (Punch) The death toll recorded during the building collapse, which happened Sunday, on Ibadan Street, in the Ebute Metta area of Lagos State, has increased to eight. A statement by the…

*Ex-NADECO chieftain, others granted bail in Lagos (ThisDay)*Again, Bi-Courtney, FAAN face-off over irreconcilable debts (Independent)

Ex-NADECO chieftain, others granted bail in Lagos (ThisDay) A Chief Magistrate’s Court, Yaba, Lagos has granted a chieftain of the defunct National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), Ralph Obioha, and four others bail after their arraignment. The other defendants in the suit…

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, saying “we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple”. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we…

Bill Gates advises FG against paying high price for COVID-19 vaccines

American philanthropist, Bill Gates, has advised the federal government against diverting its limited health fund into trying to pay a high price for COVID-19 vaccines. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gates gave the advice on Tuesday night…

Bill Gates says bars and restaurants should close for 4-6 months

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates believes a return to “normal” life is further down the road for the US than people expect, despite a Covid-19 vaccine being approved and distributed this week. Conceding that by the summer of 2021, the US…

#EndSARS Looting: Understanding the destructive and constructive capacities of our youths – Magnus Onyibe

Nothing illustrates the constructive and equally destructive capacity of our youths more than the fallouts of the #EndSARS protests. And education makes the difference between the creatively and positively charged ones and the destructively and the negatively charged ones. Allow…

Bill Gates writes book about stopping climate change

Bill Gates has clearly been using his time in lockdown productively. The billionaire philanthropist has been working hard to fund research and development into a cure for the coronavirus. But he’s also written a book. The tome is slated for…

Nigeria, a president, his glory and violent policing – Magnus Onyibe

The practice of democracy in Nigeria just received a boost as the government now fears the people, as opposed to the people being afraid of government. The assertion above is underscored and illustrated by the fact that following persistent demonstrations…

Coronavirus, liberty, life, livelihood and the threat of a second wave – Magnus Onyibe

On Monday, 27 September, 2020 some institutions of learning, places of worship and hotels as well as restaurants, started to heave a sigh of relief as the Lagos State government relaxed the restrictions imposed on them about eight months before,…

*Judge fumes as defence counsel’s absence stalls Evans trial (Punch) *Lagos reveals what killed Ajimobi (Nation)

Judge fumes as defence counsel’s absence stalls Evans trial (Punch) The trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, was on Friday stalled before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja due to the absence of the counsel for…

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