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The Lagos State University (LASU)

LASU lecturers petition Ambode over alleged diversion of staff pension by VC, pro-chancellor

Following a PREMIUM TIMES’ investigation that revealed how the vice chancellor of Lagos State University, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, and pro-chancellor of the university, Adebayo Ninalowo, diverted N198 million from the staff pension fund of the university, the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) in the institution has written to Lagos State…

Jumia

Why Jumia listed on NYSE – CEO

The Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah, has said the company chose to list on the New York Stock Exchange over any of the 14 African countries' stock exchange where it is operating because it needs long-term investors. Ms Anammah addressed journalists in Lagos on Wednesday while presenting…

Agidingbi residents protesting in Lagos on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Ibraheem Alawode)

Lagos community protests court order to vacate homes

Dozens of community leaders, landlords, and residents of the Agidingbi area of Lagos Thursday staged a peaceful protest to the Lagos State House of Assembly against a court ruling giving them seven days to vacate their properties. The protesters, which included youth, women, and elderly people, chanted songs in Yoruba…

Drivers stopping other vehicles

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…

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…