*Fire guts shops at Ladipo Market, Lagos (Guardian)*Police intensify patrol to curb cult activities (Nation)

Fire guts shops at Ladipo Market, Lagos (Guardian) The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says shops containing car accessories worth millions of naira have been gutted by fire at Ladipo Market, Lagos. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West…

Trump hails Nigeria for banning Twitter

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated Nigeria for suspending the operations of Twitter in the country. Trump, in a statement on Tuesday night, commended Nigeria for the action, calling on more countries to “ban Twitter and Facebook for not…

Soyinka denies social media post on Yoruba nation

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, on Thursday, denounced a fake WhatsApp post on the Yoruba state agitation, which was attributed to him. Soyinka, in a statement titled: ‘They are back’, urged the public to ignore the post and utterances of…

*Lagos keeps mum over murder suspects’ release, corpse’s missing hand (Punch)*Motorists groan as Marine Bridge repairs progress (Guardian)

Lagos keeps mum over murder suspects’ release, corpse’s missing hand (Punch) The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has kept mum over the alleged release of two murder suspects –Ogunbayo Waliu and Mukaila Salami – from custody. The suspects, who are…

Facebook acts after Welsh footballers racially abused

Facebook has removed the Instagram accounts with which Welsh internationals Rabbi Matondo and Ben Cabango were racially abused following the 1-0 win over Mexico on Saturday. Facebook owns Instagram and acted a few hours after Matondo had slammed the social…

*Passengers throng Lagos Airport (Nation)*Smugglers: Hoodlums attack, injure Customs officers at FOU Zone “A” (Guardian)

Passengers throng Lagos Airport (Nation) Hundreds of passengers thronged the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos on Monday to secure seats to travel to their various destinations. But, it was not a pleasant experience as they had to pay between N60,…

How Ingressive For Good is impacting the lives of youths all over Africa

Stephen Michael was looking for ways to improve himself and upskill but COVID interrupted his plans. During the lockdown, he searched for online courses and most of them cost over $300. Then he came across Ingressive For Good (I4G), a…

Facebook gets temporary exemptions from Apple App Store fees

Facebook said Friday that businesses running paid online events on its iOS app would not need to pay a 30 per cent fee to Apple for the remainder of 2020, temporarily defusing a standoff between the two tech giants. The…

*Police arrest man for allegedly killing poly student for ritual (Punch)*Provide morgage for Lagos residents, Sanwo-Olu tells LBIC (Guardian)

Police arrest man for allegedly killing poly student for ritual (Punch) It’s sunset at dawn for 20-year-old Toluwalase Kembi, a polytechnic student awaiting industrial training. A visit to her friend in the Ikorodu area sadly led to her death allegedly…

Kim Kardashian West joins Facebook and Instagram boycott

Kim Kardashian West and dozens of other celebrities have announced they will freeze their social media accounts to protest against the spread of “hate, propaganda and misinformation”. “Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact,” Kardashian West wrote in…

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