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Lagos seals mosques, churches over noise pollution

Lagos seals mosques, churches over noise pollution

The Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) has clamped down of some mosques and churches for persistent environmental pollution and disruption of public peace. They are located at 68, Old Otta Rd, Orile Agege; 4, Ademola Oshinowo Street, Ketu; Dele Amuda Street, Lekki; 17, Ajileye Street, Ilaje Bariga; 39, Kusenla Road, Elegunshi; Ajayi Bembe Street; Abule-Oja, Yaba, among others. LASEPA ... Read More »

Dino Melaye rejects results of Kogi West Senatorial election

Dino Melaye rejects results of Kogi West Senatorial election

Senator Dino Melaye has rejected the result of the just concluded senatorial election held in Kogi West of the state yesterday. According to a video he posted on social media, the politician alleged that all the returning officers in the senatoral district were compromised. He said the Independent National Electoral (INEC) ought to declare the exercise inconclusive because the number ... Read More »

INEC adjourns final collation of Kogi results to Monday

INEC adjourns final collation of Kogi results to Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has announced the adjournment of collation of Kogi results to 9am on Monday. The results of only Ibaji and Lokoja local government areas are outstanding with Governor Yahaya Bello in clear lead in 11 local government. His closest opponent Engr Musa Wada of the People Democratic Party(PDP), who has rejected the outcome of the exercise, ... Read More »

PDP imported thugs from Oyo,Osun for Kogi election-APC

PDP imported thugs from Oyo,Osun for Kogi election-APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the  main opposition party in the elections, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) attempted to circumvent the electoral processes in Kogi by importing suspected political thugs from Osun and Oyo states, adding that all plots to rig the election in both states were effectively quashed. The party, in a statement issued by ... Read More »

Army to begin ‘Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ in Lagos,Ogun

Army to begin ‘Operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ in Lagos,Ogun

The Nigerian Army (NA) on Sunday alerted the public that troops and military equipment would be mobilised frequently as Exercise Crocodile Smile IV kicks off in Lagos and Ogun States. This was contained in a statement released by acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations Major Kamurudeen Adegoke for the 81 Division. He appealed to residents of both states to ... Read More »

Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste

Nigeria Enlists Big Beverage Companies to Fight Plastic Waste

By: Yinka Ibukun Nigeria is set to engage companies to help fight plastic waste, one phenomenon that has ensured that gutters are blocked and flood is encouraged all over the country, particularly, Lagos state. In Lagos, with 21 million residents whose growing needs have far outpaced the supply of basic services such as electricity, water, and roads, Lagos, Africa’s most ... Read More »

Kogi guber results: PDP’s Wada kicks, rejects outcome

Kogi guber results: PDP’s Wada kicks, rejects outcome

Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kogi State in Saturday’s election Musa Wada has rejected the likely outcome of the polls even while final result was still being awaited. Addressing a press conference at the state capital, Lokoja on Sunday, while collation of results was ongoing, Wada said that the results which put Governor Yahya Bello of the ... Read More »

US, South Korea postpone joint  training to encourage North Korea’s return to negotiating table

US, South Korea postpone joint training to encourage North Korea’s return to negotiating table

The U.S. and South Korea are postponing a combined flying training event that was scheduled to start tomorrow in South Korea, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Saturday. “The reason we’re doing that is to give the North Koreans an opportunity to reconsider some of their recent provocations and come back to the negotiating table,” Army ... Read More »

NIMASA  Donates Learning Materials to Schools in South-South, South-East

NIMASA Donates Learning Materials to Schools in South-South, South-East

  ·      Our CSR Aims to Stimulate Development – Dakuku In a gesture of goodwill intended to motivate quality education, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated educational materials to schools in the South-South and South-East geopolitical zones. The gesture is part of the Agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. Schools in Imo, Rivers, Anambra, and Abia ... Read More »

SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence in Bayelsa/Kogi elections

SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence in Bayelsa/Kogi elections

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ... Read More »

Politicians peddle fake news to discredit poll-CDD

Politicians peddle fake news to discredit poll-CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said political parties used fake news to delegitimise Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the electoral process during Kogi governorship election. Ms Idayat Hassan, Director CDD, made this known in the group’s preliminary statement on the conduct of yesterday’s Kogi governorship election. Hassan said that CDD’ electoral environment observation report had previously predicted ... Read More »

Yahaya Bello sent thugs after me and my supporters-Dino

Yahaya Bello sent thugs after me and my supporters-Dino

The PDP Senatorial candidate for Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye yesterday  accused Governor Yahaya Bello and the All Progressives Congress of desperation to hang on to power at all cost. The Senator who was reacting to the attack on his polling unit by political thugs however said that despite the violence and thuggery that   characterised the election, he would win ... Read More »

Back to Sender:Arsenal  to sell Xhaka to Borussia ‘Gladbach in return for Denis Zakaria

Back to Sender:Arsenal to sell Xhaka to Borussia ‘Gladbach in return for Denis Zakaria

Arsenal look set to offer Granit Xhaka to former club Borussia Monchengladbach in January, with Denis Zakaria potentially moving in the other direction. Xhaka has not played since his infamous substitution against Crystal Palace on October 27, when supporters booed the then-Gunners captain off the pitch and the Swiss midfielder reacted angrily.   The 27-year-old was then stripped of the captaincy by manager ... Read More »

Yahaya Bello wins Dino Melaye’s Local Government

Yahaya Bello wins Dino Melaye’s Local Government

Senator Dino Melaye has lost his local government of Ijumu to the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, Yahaya Bello. Bello scored a total vote of 11,425 to defeat the PDP candidate Musa Wada in the local government. Read More »

Muslim lawyers protest arrest of Sharia Court Judge, others

Muslim lawyers protest arrest of Sharia Court Judge, others

“Before going public, the Association made some findings and what it discovered is both troubling and disturbing.” PRESS RELEASE: MUSLIM LAWYERS CONDEMN SPURIOUS ARREST AND DETENTION OF A SHARIA COURT JUDGE AND OTHERS* The Muslim Lawyers’ Association (MULAN), Kaduna State Chapter has been inundated with phone calls from different quarters including Islamic Organisations and Individuals over the arrest and detention ... Read More »

Lagos to host next National Quran Recitation Competition

Lagos to host next National Quran Recitation Competition

The 34th National Quran Recitation Competition coming up in 1441 AH (2020) will be held in Lagos. This was disclosed by the chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the event, Otunba (Dr) Abdul Fatai Olukoga, while addressing a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday. Olukoga called on Muslims to support efforts geared towards successful hosting of the event, ... Read More »

Ronaldo can’t win 2019 Ballon d’Or – Iker Casillas

Ronaldo can’t win 2019 Ballon d’Or – Iker Casillas

Legendary Spain goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, has said he would be surprised should Ballon d’Or 2019 award be given to Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Lionel Messi and Virgil van Dijk. The award’s gala night will hold in December and there have been growing insinuations the Portuguese may beat off competition from the Barcelona ace. Casillas, who played with Ronaldo before sealing ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Troops rescue octogenarian, others in Borno

Boko Haram: Troops rescue octogenarian, others in Borno

The Nigerian Army troops deployed at Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have rescued an octogenarian, three women and four children held captives by the Boko Haram insurgents, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, disclosed this in a statement. He said that the rescued victims were evacuated while the children ... Read More »

The New Masters of the Universe: Big Tech and the Business of Surveillance

The New Masters of the Universe: Big Tech and the Business of Surveillance

By Paul Starr In his 1944 classic, The Great Transformation, the economic historian Karl Polanyi told the story of modern capitalism as a “double movement” that led to both the expansion of the market and its restriction. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, old feudal restraints on commerce were abolished, and land, labor, and money came to be treated as commodities. ... Read More »

Bayelsa guber: It Was A Gunpoint Electoral Process, says CDD

Bayelsa guber: It Was A Gunpoint Electoral Process, says CDD

The CDD Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has released the preliminary findings on the conduct and key processes of the November 16, 2019, Bayelsa Governorship election. Speaking at the release of the preliminary findings, CDD Director, Idayat Hassan flayed what she described as a coordinated disruption of the voting process and the subsequent destruction of electoral materials by armed thugs. Hassan ... Read More »