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The online warriors, by Reuben Abati

My criticisms of the excesses of the online phenomenon in terms of its brazen abuse in an unregulated environment has often made me the target of attacks, with many insisting on quoting the opening paragraph of a piece I once wrote along these lines as if it is a memorial verse, but further developments have […]


Ooni Launches N60m Nigerian Made Buses For Mass Transit.

His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, yesterday Thursday 28th January 2016 formally launched “Olofin Adimula Mass Transit Scheme” worth N60 million to force down transport fares. Speaking during the launch at his Ile-Oodua palace in Ile-Ife, the Arole Oodua said that the air-conditioned 30 seater buses as an initiative in fulfillment of […]

Court grants bail to 20 pro-Biafra protesters in Rivers State

Justice Uche Agomuo of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has granted bail to twenty pro-Biafran protesters. The pro-Biafran agitators had been in detention since October last year after they were arrested and charged for disturbing public peace.   For full story visit:

Nigeria suspends plans over oil crash

Lagos – Shoreline Group, a Nigerian oil producer, has halted plans to issue $500m of Eurobonds and will cut staff as the economy struggles with plunging prices for the fuel, chief executive officer Kola Karim said. In the middle of last year, Shoreline executives went on a two-week road show in the US and Middle […]

Lagos lights up Third Mainland bridge

In line with the ongoing statewide “Operation Light up Lagos” project, the Lagos State Government has completed the illumination of the Third Mainland Bridge. This Lagos initiative begins from the Ojodu Berger section of the bridge and covers the entire sections of the bridge. According to a statement signed by Steve Ayorinde, Commissioner for Information […]

Taking on the oily-garchs of Nigeria

With oil accounting for 95% of exports in Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria’s state oil company faces its biggest shake-up ever. Nigeria’s New Look Ending rackets estimated to cost more than $20bn a year is the top priority for President Muhammadu Buhari. He was elected in March 2015 and has been struggling with a 50% fall […]

Police confirm kidnap of Delta monarch, King Umukoro Josiah

The Delta Police Command on Friday confirmed the kidnap of King Umukoro Josiah, Aghaza 1 of Olomoro in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Celestina Kalu confirmed the abduction of the monarch in text messages sent to newsmen in Warri. “The Olomoro King, Aghaza […]

#Trending: Stella Oduah & Andy Uba’s Ouster from the Senate

High profile PDP Senators Stella Oduah and Andy Uba lost their Senate seats today after a ruling by the Supreme Court. Uche Ekwunife, who also represents Anambra in the Senate lost her seat after a ruling by the Court of Appeal. Premium Times reports The Supreme Court, in its ruling, also re-affirmed the chairmanship of […]