*Lagos shuts down Third Mainland Bridge again on Friday (Nation)*Children detain septuagenarian father for 12 months over Lagos property (Punch)

Lagos shuts down Third Mainland Bridge again on Friday (Nation) The Lagos State Government will shut down the Third Mainland Bridge for 24 hours from midnight Friday, February 26th to midnight Saturday. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde who…

Trump’s aberrations, Biden’s normalisation and Okonjo-Iweala’s ascension – Magnus Onyibe

When my opinion piece titled  “Coup in the Capitol Hill and the Divided States of America”, which was focused on the insurrection by extremists who stormed the Capitol on 6 January this year was first published in the mass media…

First woman, first African: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala set to be named WTO boss

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala looks set to be confirmed Monday as the first woman and first African leader of the beleaguered World Trade Organization, a near-paralysed institution desperately needing a kick-start. The WTO has called a special general council meeting at…

*#EndSARS: N2.5b assets burnt, thousands of jobs threatened at Lekki Plaza – LCC (Nation)*How NURTW members were attacked at Obalende – MC Oluomo’s aide (Punch)

#EndSARS: N2.5b assets burnt, thousands of jobs threatened at Lekki Plaza – LCC (Nation) The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) Thursday said assets worth about N2.5billion were destroyed in the aftermath of the October 20 incident at the Admiralty Circle (Lekki)…

*CP Squad storms Ikorodu, arrests traffic robbers, cultists (Vanguard)*Water Transportation: Britain demonstrates hovercraft in Lagos (DailyTrust)

CP Squad storms Ikorodu, arrests traffic robbers, cultists (Vanguard) A Police Special Squad set up by Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has stormed Ikorodu area of the state arrested five suspected traffic robbers/cultists and cleared shanties in…

WTO: Biden asked to endorse Okonjo-Iweala as Korean candidate withdraws

South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee withdrew her bid to lead the World Trade Organisation, leaving former Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the only remaining candidate for the job, Bloomberg reports Friday. Yoo was said to have made the…

*NDLEA intercepts 3.30kg cocaine in Lagos airport (Punch)*Unemployed man in court over unlawful possession of 3 cell phones (Vanguard)

NDLEA intercepts 3.30kg cocaine in Lagos airport (Punch) The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested one Ukaegbu Onyekachi with a 3.30 kilogram of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos State. It was gathered that Onyekachi, who arrived…

A president for all Americans – Ehi Braimah

After all the twists and turns following the November 3 presidential elections which Joe Biden won clearly with 306 electoral college votes and over 7 million popular votes, January 20, 2021 was going to be a special and historic day…

*12-year-old impregnated by vice-principal not raped, Nigerians react (Punch)*Ondo farmers, forest guards, drivers protest, back Akeredolu (Punch)

12-year-old impregnated by vice-principal not raped, Nigerians react (Punch) Nigerians on Facebook and Twitter have reacted to the story of a Vice-Principal in Katsina State, Ibrahim Tukur, who allegedly raped and impregnated a 12-year-old student. Tukur, who admitted to committing…

*Woman attacked on Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge (Guardian)*2 Lagos cultists nabbed during gun battle with police (Punch)

Woman attacked on Lekki/Ikoyi link bridge (Guardian) A woman was attacked, yesterday, along Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge in Lagos while passersby watched. She was left with bruised face, a broken finger and a gash on her thigh. Her sister, whose name…

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