Residents and companies in Lagos and Abuja are soon to enjoy 16 and 24 hours power supply, according to a proposal by the Presidential Action Committee on Power.…
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on June 1, 2010 at 8:30am —
…says he is a performing governor
IMMEDIATE past Governor of Lagos State, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has joined other
prominent Lagos indigenes to lent his support for the continuation of his predecessor, Governor Babatunde Fashola, in office, saying he has performed creditably well, contrary to the widespread rumours making the round that the former governor does not want Governor Fashola to run for a second… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on May 25, 2010 at 9:47am —
There are some secrets that are secrets but for those who are always In
the news, their secrets are sometime, open secrets.
Amongst those who
fall in this category is the current Chief Executive Officer/Managing
Director of United Bank of Africa Plc, Tony Elumelu whose tenure as the
CEO/MD expires in June, as he was said to have enmeshed himself in a sex
scandals that resulted to him having a beautiful baby girl outside
matrimony with a lady named Carol.… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on March 29, 2010 at 5:26pm —
The folks at The Economist created a list of the best and worst cities to live in. Based on an exacting and rigorous process, they decided that Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital, is the 5th worst background:
city out of 140 featured in a…
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on March 26, 2010 at 10:00am —
And the name Changing Continues.
India’s largest telco Bharti Airtel yesterday said it has tied up $8.3 billion from a clutch of foreign banks and State Bank of India (SBI) to fund the acquisition of Zain telecom’s African assets, for which both the companies are in exclusive talks till March 25.
“Bharti Airtel is pleased to announce that the entire financing requirement of $8.3 billion for the proposed acquisition of Zain’s African unit (Zain Africa BV) has been… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on March 25, 2010 at 1:28pm —
A curious order emanating from a Sharia judge in Kaduna State is seeking to gag users in a forum launched recently on an amputation case on Facebook and Twitter.…
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on March 25, 2010 at 8:49am —
Fear grips Lagos residents over acid rain
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on March 23, 2010 at 7:54am —
Lagos: Brother marries sister in desperate bid to secure UK visa
By Chioma Igbokwe
Saturday, February 20, 2010
It could be described as a taboo for siblings to marry one another, but Anthonia and Victor in desperate bid to secure UK visa decided to be known and addressed as husband and wife. On the fateful day, January 28, 2008, Anthonia dressed in a flowing white gown, marched to the Ojo marriage registry with Victor to be joined as husband and wife. This was done in a bid… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on February 22, 2010 at 1:15am —
By Chioma Igbokwe
Visualize a scenario where you are fast asleep beside your partner and at 2.00am, the ring tone of your phone disturbs your sleep. With your eyes heavy with sleep after a hectic day and retiring to bed just an hour earlier you pick the call only to hear the voice of a stranger you never met.
The voice is that of the opposite sex. You try to fix a face or incident to it but cannot. While you battle with ‘I can’t remember who you… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on February 22, 2010 at 1:13am —
Contrary to all the hype that Lagos is being transformed into a world class city, a recent survey on global cities has shown that Lagos is the fifth worst city to live in the world.
In the annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Lagos was only surpassed by Harare (Zimbabwe), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Algiers (Algeria) and Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) as greater hell holes on… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on February 15, 2010 at 9:00am —
Abigail Nwajei whose son, Nnamdi, tried to murder two days to 2010 on an allegation that a church revealed that she was behind his misfortune, has left hospital. Emmanuel Onyeche writes her near tragic story.…
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on February 9, 2010 at 7:30am —
A 22-year-old lady, Ijeoma Obezim, is currently in the custody of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly killing her friend during a fight over a bucket.
The suspect reportedly used a razor blade to inflict grievous injuries on the face of her friend, Ada Okeke, in their residence on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Okeke was later confirmed dead at the nearby Tolu Medical Centre where she was rushed to… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on February 3, 2010 at 10:58am —
The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday commended the executive government and unanimously adopted a motion ratifying the $1 million donation by the state government to Haiti, after last week's devastating earthquake.
The state governor, Babatunde Fashola, wrote a letter to the House, following the decision of the state executive council during its weekly meeting on Monday, to adopt a "resolution recognising this humanitarian service".
Although the motion… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on January 21, 2010 at 6:26pm —
Service was brought to a halt yesterday at the St Paul Anglican Church, Sodubi, Abeokuta when thugs, armed with dangerous weapons, invaded the church because the priest was allegedly being too blunt in his preaching. Some of the words he used were said to have offended some highly placed individuals who attend the church.
The crisis, which pitched a section led by a former senator and Baba ijo (father of the congregation), Femi Okunrounmu against those in support of the Venerable of the… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on January 4, 2010 at 4:29pm —
Behold Nigeria’s silver spoons in the North!
Tunde Mark is the first son of Senate President, David Mark. He was named after his father’s long-standing friend, Senator Tunde Ogbeha. He is in his 30s. Tee Mark, as he is fondly called, currently oversees his father’s business interests. Though very much on the reserved side, he is one of the most talked about silver spoon kids in Abuja.
Abubakar And Mohammed Idris
These are two of… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on December 29, 2009 at 8:44pm —
Many of us fear death.
We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. But a new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think.
One well-known aspect of quantum physics is that certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely. Instead, there is a range of possible observations each with a different probability. One mainstream explanation, the "many-worlds"… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on December 15, 2009 at 7:44am —
“Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold. Turning and turning in the widening gyre. The falcon cannot hear the falconer. Mere anarchy is loosed upon the earth.”The above quotation is from the novel written by literary giant, Prof. Chinua Achebe,
Things fall apart. It, perhaps, aptly captures the shenanigan and scheming that has pervaded the seat of power in Lagos State
. And the war of attrition that will shake the foundation of Lagos State politics in 2011 has started in… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on December 7, 2009 at 12:12pm —
Yevgeny Moskalev, a resident of Saint Petersburg, invented a technique that allows turning alcohol into powder. The good news is that the new technique allows doing it to any kind of alcohol, including whisky, cognac, wine and beer.
Yevgeny Moskalev, professor of Saint Petersburg Technological University, had his own reasons for the invention. In Soviet times, the scientist used to work for the defense industry and during perestroika he had to start freelancing.
“We made… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on December 6, 2009 at 10:35am —
Time to go, prominent Nigerians tell Yar'Adua
While the nation continues to be in the dark on the true status of President Umaru Yar’Adua’s health conditions, pressure is mounting on him to resign and hand over power to the Vice President, Goodluck Jonathan.
A group of 56 prominent Nigerians from diverse backgrounds, but mostly politicians and civil society activists, said in a strongly worded statement released to the media in Lagos and Abuja yesterday… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on December 2, 2009 at 8:14am —
China sentences 6 to death - For shipping fake drugs to Nigeria
For shipping fake anti-malaria drugs to Nigeria, the Peoples Republic of China, has sentenced six of its nationals to death, the Director-General of the National Agency For Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Dr. Paul Orhii, has said.
The NAFDAC boss, therefore, canvassed for a life sentence for all drug peddlers in Nigeria, as was the case in China and other countries in Asia, adding that the… Continue
Added by Akin Osunlaja WebLagosian on December 2, 2009 at 8:09am —