Why we dumped peace summit – Southern, Middle Belt leaders (Guardian)

Leaders from some parts of the country will not participate in the national security summit organised by former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd). Yesterday, they turned down the invitation by the former head of state to the roundtable…

Protest in London against El-Zakzaky’s detention (Guardian)

Dozens of Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) members held a solidarity demonstration against the continued incarceration of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, in London yesterday. The protest, which came ahead of today’s court…

Virus-packed laptop sells as artwork for over $1.3m (Guardian)

For Chinese artist, Guo O Dong, the simple black Samsung laptop computer, loaded with six potent viruses, symbolises one of the world’s most frightening threats. On Tuesday his creation “The Persistence of Chaos” rocked the art world, selling for more…

Why I’m absent at Sawo-Olu’s inauguration-Ambode (Guardian)

The outgoing governor of Lagos State Akinwunmi Ambode Wednesday morning has explained why he will be absent at the inauguration ceremony of the incoming governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos. Ambode, who congratulated and handed over to…

With 300 items on display, 47,000 in store, National Museum Lagos begs for attention (Guardian)

For the price of a bottle of coke, a pupil at N100 or an adult at N200 is granted access to Nigeria’s premier and leading gallery of history and culture, the National Museum at Onikan, Lagos State. Save for the…

We no go gree! Lagosians protest against deplorable Lagos-Badagry expressway (Guardian)

It was a sad tale yesterday for many Lagosians as the early morning rain wreaked havoc in the state causing buildings collapse; fallen poles with many cars destroyed as flood sacked houses and destroyed property. Commuters were not left out,…

Women’s football: how girls are moving the goalposts (Guardian)

‘Izzy, to me, to me,” the cry comes from many voices. Izzy, two brown pigtails flying out behind her, passes the ball to her friend, who turns with it, neatly avoiding the opposition player on her heels. She passes to…

Michael Schumacher feature film rights up for grabs at Cannes (Guardian)

The dramatic life and times of the Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher are to be released as a feature-length film documentary described as a personal tribute to him by his family and friends. Schumacher will tell the story of…

Liverpool’s waves of red fury and recklessness end in joyous bedlam (Guardian)

Do not adjust your reality. This really is happening. There have been glorious, entirely improbable games in Liverpool’s European history, including the mind-bending highs of Istanbul. But this was something else, an effort of will that, frankly, took the breath…

Relegation blues: How a football team’s fortunes can affect a whole city (Guardian)

When Sunderland AFC take on Portsmouth in the promotion playoff semi-finals this weekend, it won’t just be diehard fans cheering them on. Local businesses also have a vested interest in how the team fares. “When morale’s high, people spend –…

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