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Pregnant bride, fiance among dead in Lagos boat mishap

A ferry service in Lagos

A pregnant bride-to-be and her fiance were killed, along with another expectant mother, a small girl and four men, when a passenger boat sank in Lagos, Nigeria’s emergency services said Thursday. The boat capsized after hitting a rock Wednesday evening, Ibrahim Farinloye of the National Emergency Management Agency said. “Eight people lost their lives while […]

NUPENG shuts petrol loading bay, scarcity looms

A Fuel queue in Lagos

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has shut down the operations of Nigerian Independent Petroleum Company (NIPCO). A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited NIPCO operational headquarters at Apapa, Lagos, on Friday, reported that more than 100 trucks were on queue at the loading bay. A top management staff […]

British economist tells Nigerian leaders to improve their acts

Jim O'Neill: candid advice to Nigerian leaders

Nigeria needs to improve the way it does business if it is to fulfil its potential to become one of the world’s top economies, a leading economist said on Tuesday. Jim O’Neill, who has predicted that Nigeria could become one of the next global economic powerhouses, said the government needed to lead from the top […]

Suspect Knocks Down EFCC Operative

Barde of the EFCC

An Operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Jonathan Barde,has been knocked down by a Honda Accord car, desperately driven by a fleeing suspect, Tajudeen Oluwanishola, who was trying to escape arrest over a case of fraud being investigated by the Commission. Barde sustained serious injury and was subsequently rushed to the […]

13 bodies recovered from Lagos boat mishap

•Mother and her children on the lagoon: Moving on water can be dangerous

Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday confirmed that 13 dead bodies have been recovered from the boat accident in Lagos on Tuesday. Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Information Officer, said the boat capsized at 4th Ave, opposite 41 Road Junction in FESTAC Town, Lagos. He said the accident occurred while the boat was trying to […]

Teenager murdered for ‘being proud’

Opeyemi Odusanya: Life cut short by wicked youths

A 17-year-old student of Bowen University, Opeyemi Odusanya, has been killed by some youths in Lagos, Nigeria. The 300 level student of Bio-chemistry, according to a report by Punch online, was murdered for allegedly rejecting sexual advances from some youths in the area and also for “being too proud.” The Punch quoting police authorities said […]

In Pictures: Jonathan in charm offensive to Kano, South West

Jonathan tries his hands on the talking drum presented to him by the Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

In one day, President Goodluck Jonathan, hopped from one major Nigerian city to the other, certainly in search of political support. All the cities he visited today lie in the opposition APC stronghold: Kano, Oyo in Oyo state, Ile-Ife in the State of Osun and Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital In all the visits, President Jonathan […]

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