Metro & Crime

BRT bus rescues stranded passengers, catches fire

About 45 passengers escaped death yesterday as a mysterious fire gutted a fully loaded Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) bus around Anthony bus stop, Ikorodu Road.   This was as the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) warned residents against storage of inflammable items in their homes, public places, to reduce the rate of loss of […]

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IGP: Arms proliferation fuelling banditry, other crimes

…deploys Special Forces, MOPOL units in Oyo   The worsening security situation in the country, occasioned by kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other violent crimes, is fuelled by the “increasing proliferation of illegally acquired small arms and light weapons”. This was as the IGP deployed Special Forces in Oyo, to quell tension arising from the […]

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IOCs investment drought: Outlook for Nigeria’s oil economy

International oil companies (IOCs) have hugely cut down investments in oil. Adeola Yusuf, in this report, takes a look at how this may affect outlook for Nigeria’s oil economy This is obviously not the best of time for oil super majors, particularly those operating in Nigeria’s multi-billion dollars industry. While some have been coerced by […]

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$213m fraud: EFCC advances probe of ExxonMobil boss

The anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes C o m m i s s i o n (EFCC), at the weekend, advanced in the probe of ExxonMobil Managing Director in Nigeria, Mr. Richard Laing, over his alleged link with the $213 million pipeline procurement fraud in Nigeria.   The agency, New Telegraph gathered, was more […]

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Nigeria’s broadband subscriptions decline by 89,940

  …penetration down to 45.02%   For the second consecutive month, broadband penetration in Nigeria declined in December 2020 as more Nigerians slipped out of fast-speed internet users. According to the data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), broadband subscriptions dipped by 89,940 in the month.   This was despite the country’s ongoing efforts […]

Education

Caleb varsity gets NUC’s nod to commence Law programme

Kayode Olanrewaju     The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given Caleb University, a private university at Imota, Lagos the approval to commence a Law programme.   The approval, according to the university, in a statement, entitled: “Caleb University gets NUC approval to commence Law Programme,” was coming after a few weeks that the NUC, […]

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How Shell lost 5-year legal battle on community’s rights

Royal Dutch Shell has lost its five-year legal battle on rights of impacted communities in the Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region to sue it in courts located in far away England over oil spills and pollution in Nigeria.   The Supreme Court, the UK’s final appeal court for civil cases, ruled that the cases brought […]

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A rash of airlines amid depleted market

More airlines are making inroads into Nigeria’s aviation industry at a time passengers’ propensity to fly is abysmally low. WOLE SHADARE writes on what the new entrants are bringing to the table to ensure sustainability and desire to remain in the highly volatile sector     New airline debuts, others get set The last few […]

Education

FUOYE VC bows out, gives scorecard

My vision is to improve IGR, reposition varsity – New VC STEWARD SHIP The third substantive Vice- Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Kayode Soremekun, last week, rendered account of his administration’s stewardship, as he bowed out of office following expiration of his five-year tenure   ˜My tenure was daunting, challenging –Soremekun ˜Varsity […]

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Enugu APC to PDP members, others: We can register you secretly

The All progressives Congress (APC), Enugu State chapter has enjoined residents of the state, including members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to use opportunity of the ongoing re-registration and revalidation of membership exercise to embrace the APC as the party was ready to respect their privacy during the registration.   Speaking shortly after revalidating […]

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