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Lagos commercial bus drivers protest alleged police extortion

Dozens of commercial bus drivers on Wednesday blocked the LASU-Iyana Ipaja road to protest alleged harassment and extortion by police officers and officials of the Lagos State Task Force. The protest which started at College Bus Stop was later moved to Igando market as all commercial buses were forced to…

BREAKING: Adelabu picks Oyo APC governorship ticket

Following the reluctant withdrawal of Niyi Akintola from the primary, Adebayo Adelabu has emerged candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 election. There were seven contestants as at Saturday until five of them announced withdrawal from the primaries, some of them endorsing Mr Adelabu. But announcing his…

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo APC governorship now a two-horse race

Four aspirants have stepped down from the APC primaries in Oyo within the last four hours, now leaving the delegates to pick between only two contenders. Former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala was the first to quit on Saturday alleging preference for one of the aspirants by Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Earlier Sunday…

Man defecating in an open drainage

SPECIAL REPORT: Why open defecation is prevalent across Nigeria

“Driver, abeg park, somebody want to poopoo,” a passenger yelled above the music blaring from the bus radio. “Oh, why naah," the bus driver responded indignantly. "Why the person no do am for Lokoja when we stop. I don’t like this ooo. I have been stopping too much sef,” the…

Some participants on stage. [Photo credit: Ibraheem Alawode]

Lagos literary event urges reading culture among young Nigerians

A reading culture will help Nigerians understand their society better and enhance its development, participants at a literary event in Lagos said on Saturday. They spoke at the second edition of a literary appreciation event organised by The Book Club, Lagos at the J. F. Ade- Ajayi Auditorium of the…

Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Head Office

Financial Reporting Council unveils Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018 draft

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has unveiled the draft of the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance (NCCG) 2018, the outcome of a 15-member committee set up in January to review the October 2016 suspended National Code. Unlike the suspended 2016 code, the new code covers all public companies, private companies…

Makoko residents protest police killing

Makoko residents protest police killings, destruction of property

Dozens of residents of Ori Oke, Makoko, in Lagos Friday marched to protest the killings and destruction of property of some Ilaje indigenes during a violence which broke out between the Ilaje community, police and Land Grabbers' Task Force on May 10. The protesters, who marched to the State Crime…