NIGERIAN GIRLS AND CHILD MARRIAGE!

Lagos, Nigeria — In a plush living room of a home in a wealthy suburb of Lagos, three teenagers are huddled around a computer. Kudirat Abiola, 15, Temitayo Asuni, 15 and Susan Ubogu, 16, want to change the law on child marriage in Nigeria and they’re deep in discussion, even ignoringContinue Reading

SUFFERING AFRICAN WIDOW HAVING HER HAIR CUT

Lagos, Nigeria — For many years, Rose’s clothing store was the destination of choice for Lagos women in search of a new outfit for a party or occasion. She traveled regularly to textile hubs in Turkey to source high-quality fabrics for her clients and her children helped out in the familyContinue Reading

TRUMP

President Donald Trump has grown more and more irate as his attempts to contain the political fallout of coronavirus — much less the health crisis itself — continue to fall short, people close to him said. Trump watched angrily from the West Wing Thursday as stock markets tumbled to their worst percentage loss since the 1987 BlackContinue Reading

LIONEL MERCY

Barcelona has announced its players and staff will take temporary wage cuts as the club grapples with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. La Liga has been suspended indefinitely, with officials saying on Monday that it would only resume when the government confirmed it was safe to do so. Spain has becomeContinue Reading

UK PRIME MINISTER

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the leader said on Friday. On his Twitter account, Johnson said he had developed mild symptoms and was self-isolating. “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I willContinue Reading

Trump and Congressmen

The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently needed pandemic response measure is the largest economic rescue measure in history and isContinue Reading

World Jet Fuel

Global jet demand is likely to see a dramatic drop possibly by up to 70% especially in the second quarter of 2020 as an increasing number of countries apply travel quotas to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), experts foresee. Cuneyt Kazokoglu, director of Oil Demand at London-basedContinue Reading

COVID-19-presidential-villa

ABUJA—THERE is palpable fears at the State House as three staff of the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19). A presidential source confirmed the development. Meanwhile, all the aides at the Vice President’s wing with the exception of his media aide didContinue Reading

Yemi Osinbanjo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has begun self-isolation in accordance with Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocols, his spokesman disclosed on Tuesday. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Vice President disclosed that Prof. Osinbajo has begun observing social distancing. “VP Osinbajo yesterday at the officeContinue Reading

King

A 16-year-old Prince, Oloyede Adeyeoba, has been approved by the Ondo state government as the Arujale of Okeluse in Ose local government area of the state. The ratification of the appointment of the Senior Secondary 3 Student was done alongside two others by the state executive council presided over byContinue Reading

School Closed

The Edo State Government has shut down and withdrawn the operating license of the Salvation International School, for flouting the directive of the government on the closure of all schools in the state, as part of measures to halt the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Special Adviser to the Governor, ProgrammeContinue Reading

HOUSE-OF-REPRESENTATIVES

ABUJA — THE  House of Representatives on Tuesday,  passed for concurrence by the Senate, an Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill, 2020. The Bill was introduced by the Speaker, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila and fast-tracked to Third  Reading, to provide a stimulus for the Nigerian economy and roll back the depleting effect ofContinue Reading

Trump

President Donald Trump appears to have made his choice in the awful dilemma posed by the coronavirus pandemic — whether to destroy the nation’s economic foundation in order to save lives. In his zeal to fire up American prosperity after helping to trigger an unprecedented self-inflicted economic meltdown, Trump is already losing patience —Continue Reading

 The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has suspended its enrollment across the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19. NIMC Head of Corporate Communication, Mr Kayode Adegoke, said this on Tuesday in a statement in Abuja.  Adegoke said  the suspension became necessary to promote physical distancing and prevent the spreadContinue Reading

buhari

•Nigeria records first COVID-19 death; confirms 36 •Fears, as Bauchi gov goes into self-isolation •Atiku’s son didn’t attend S/West PDP rally — Oyo govt •All land borders shut, FEC meetings suspended indefinitely By Emma Ujah, Chioma Obinna, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Joseph Erunke, Charly Agwam, Adeola Badru Wife of theContinue Reading

Veteran Nollywood actress, Hilda Dokubo, has on Tuesday, asked Nigerian Pastors with supernatural powers to visit hospitals and locate those infected with coronavirus and heal them. Disclosing this via her Instagram page, the former SA to Peter Odili, said “Can all the pastors who are convinced that they have supernaturalContinue Reading

As ex-gov sues EFCC, AGF; wants perpetual order maintained PDP chairman got N100m; Prof Ukandu, N1.5bn; communications firm, N1.8bn By Soni Daniel Thirteen years after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC accused the former governor of a South-South state of misappropriating N100 billion from the accounts of the state,Continue Reading

Scientist

Three months into the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s still unclear which drugs could combat the viral disease and which won’t, despite public figures like President Donald Trump extolling the unproven promise of some medications. With public health on the line, the scientific community is searching for answers faster than ever.Continue Reading

RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN

Reports have it that the Russian President Vladimir Putin has released 800 tigers and lions to clamp down on citizen’s movement across the country. This according to reports was to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country. Russia, a country of 146 million people has about 253 infected peopleContinue Reading

Cultural events

Major events around the world have been canceled or postponed as the race to contain the novel coronavirus continues. The cultural sector — with its numerous fairs, shows and festivals — has also been significantly impacted. Countless art institutions, museums and galleries have been temporarily shuttered. The Louvre in Paris, which housesContinue Reading

APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomole and the Party’s Deputy Chairman (South) Sen. Abiola Ajimobi

The bottled-up tension towards the proposed All Progressives Congress (APC) emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, last week Tuesday, finally died down owing to series of interplay of factors on the eve of the meeting. Several contentious court judgements procured by both camps of the gladiators which clashed sporadically for attentionContinue Reading

wASHINGTON

In Washington’s new war, the coronavirus pandemic is out-sprinting frantic government efforts to cope with its tragic humanitarian and grave economic toll. A failed Senate vote on a mammoth stimulus bill amid acrimony between Republicans and Democrats came as the virus trimmed the GOP majority with five members quarantined. State and local leaders andContinue Reading

Femi Kayode

…As Ndume condemns presidential system of government FORMER Senate Leader and Chairman, Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South, has declared that the Presidential system of government being practised in the country was part of the problems  Nigeria was currently confronted with. Speaking yesterdayContinue Reading

COVIDIOT

Nigerians and people across the globe are calling out those who fail to practice social distancing, using the hashtags “#Covidiot” and “#Covidiots,” as fears about the spread of COVID-19 continue. The hashtag, which is a combination of the name “Covid-19” and the time-tested word “idiots,” is giving people an outletContinue Reading

OLYMPIC GAMES

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said for the first time on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games may be postponed if the event cannot be held in its “complete form” due to the coronavirus pandemic. NAN reports that the flame was transported by a special aircraft “Tokyo 2020 Go” fromContinue Reading

LAGOS STATE GOV'T

•Private sector urged to follow suit, tasks market leaders on hygiene •Oyo gets first positive case; 4 of 39 cases in FCT positive •Confirmed cases in Nigeria now 30; I had vision of forced holiday — Adeboye •Bankers’ Committee directs oil firms to sell forex only to CBN •Kwara govtContinue Reading

What investors couldn’t know is that over the next 30 days, the coronavirus would burst out of quarantine in China, with major outbreaks in South Korea and Italy, then Spain, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. It brought business to a sudden stop, sent stock markets into aContinue Reading

Ortom

•They come without cattle, kill, destroy and withdraw •Resolves to set up security outfit •Insists state must be secured for farmers to return By Peter Duru, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has resolved to replicate the South West security outfit, ‘Operation Amotekun’, in Benue state. Ortom who grantedContinue Reading

VON DG

Despite ongoing effort to reconcile warring factions in the All Progressive Congress, APC, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Chief Osita Okechukwu, on Friday, insisted that the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, is no longer a valid member of the party. Okechukwu, while reacting to the decision of the CourtContinue Reading

Jumia

…running parallel with Stay Safe Campaign to Distribute Hygiene Products, Groceries, Home Essentials Jumia Nigeria has announced a price slash offer for customers in its upcoming Tech Week campaign which is scheduled to run from March 23rd to the 29th. The campaign will run in parallel with its Stay SafeContinue Reading