“James Bond” sees off “Spider-Man” as UK box office earnings almost double

James Bond has seen off a late challenge from Spider-Man to emerge as the biggest cinema hit of the year, as UK box office earnings almost double from the record lows of 2020 – but the overall popularity of cinema-going…

*Sanwo-Olu hails RRS chief over new office block (Nation)*Missing retired head teacher found after PUNCH’s report (Punch)

Sanwo-Olu hails RRS chief over new office block (Nation) Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commended the leadership of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for generating a vision that is driving the squad. The governor, represented by the…

Twenty Twenty Won? Thankfully, No! -Gbubemi Atimomo

…Reflections on selected issues and events of the Year 2021 What a year it’s been! 2020 did a number on many people but thankfully, 2021 was a better year. Even though the covid-19 pandemic was a predominant influence in the…

Sanwo-Olu, Lagos revellers break state’s new Covid-19 rules

New rules that require people to confirm their Covid status before attending large gatherings in Nigeria’s biggest city are being largely ignored, reflecting a general indifference towards the pandemic, despite a recent surge in cases. While the UK added, and…

Why UK added Nigeria to travel red list —High Commissioner

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing has explained why the United Kingdom (UK) added Nigeria to the travel red list amid concerns over the Omicron variant.  In a statement by the British Deputy High Commission Lagos, Laing said…

*Abandoned and Shamed: Pains, burdens of divorced women in the north (DailyTrust)*Why I haven’t taken antiretrovirals since my HIV diagnosis in 1992 –Medical doctor (Punch)

Abandoned and Shamed: Pains, burdens of divorced women in the north (DailyTrust) Many women are accusing men in Northern Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim society of divorcing them recklessly and leaving them with the financial burden of caring for their children. In…

Biden credits South African scientific community for quickly notifying the world about Omicron

President Joe Biden opened his remarks on Monday about Omicron by crediting the “scientific community in South Africa” for its “transparency” in sharing information about the new variant with the rest of the world. “To their credit, the scientific community…

Newest Covid variant slips into Delta-freed Japan

After largely defeating the Delta variant, Japan has reported its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Tuesday. The media said the patient is a diplomat from Namibia. The infection was detected in a man in his…

*FG to divert traffic on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for 6 days (Sun)*Lagos #EndSARS panel was illegal, says Keyamo (DailyTrust)

FG to divert traffic on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for 6 days (Sun) The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Olukayode Popoola, yesterday, announced a six-day traffic diversion on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, starting from today, to speed up construction works. Popoola, in…

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