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Ambode urges women to fight domestic violence

Ambode urges women to fight domestic violence

The wife of the Lagos State governor, Bolanle Ambode, has urged women to speak against domestic violence and child abuse. Ambode said this at the Lagos Women’s Forum organised to address issues of women’s health and recurring social vices in the society. At the forum, with the theme, ‘Woman…Your Health, Your Social Environment,’ Ambode noted

Ras Kimono is dead

Okeleke Elumelu, the Nigerian musician better known as Ras Kimono, is dead. He reportedly died at a hospital in Lagos on Sunday morning. Kimono dominated the music industry in Nigeria in the late 80s. “Under pressure”, his debut album, brought him into limelight. Among the hits in that album were “Rasta get jail” and “Rum-Bar

UNWTO/CAF MEETING: We’ll showcase Lagos tourism potential to the world-FG

The Federal Government on Thursday said that it has concluded plans to use its hosting right of the 61st edition of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)/ Commission for Africa (CAF) Meeting to showcase the culture and tourism potentials of Lagos and Nigeria in general. Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who

Nigeria and Namibia’s young artists called to ‘Give art life’ and enter 2018 L’Atelier art competition

The L’Atelier art competition is one of the longest-running and most prestigious visual arts competitions on the African continent. It was established in South Africa 33 years ago, but in recent years has been expanded to include a number of other African countries in order to reach more young artists and further the unparalleled opportunities

Lai backtracks, denies saying ‘music, film we consume must be made in Nigeria’

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has done a turnaround on his statement that there will be no more shooting of movies/music videos outside Nigeria. During a visit to the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON), the minister was quoted by NAN as saying, “government has agreed that henceforth, whatever we consume in Nigeria in

Lagos partners Ford Foundation on transformation of Onikan to Africa’s tourism hub

The Lagos State Government has sealed a major partnership with world’s second largest private foundation, Ford Foundation on the total regeneration of Lagos Island and transformation of Onikan axis to a major tourism hub in Africa. Briefing Government House Correspondents after a strategic meeting held at Lagos House in Ikeja with an high-powered delegation from

Sex scandal: lecturer denies impregnating his female student, says he used a condom

There is a sex scandal currently rocking the Ogun State College of Health Technology in Ilese Ijebu involving a lecturer of the school, Dr Oluseyi Adu and a Dental student of the school identified as Mosunmola. Acording to reports, Dr Oluseyi who is the Oral Health Coordinator for the college, had sexual relations with Mosunmola

Illegal migration: 10,000 Nigerians die in Mediterranean Sea, deserts – NIS

No fewer than 10,000 Nigerians have died between January and May 2017 while trying to illegally migrate through the Mediterranean Sea and the deserts, the Nigeria Immigration Service has said. NIS Assistant Comptroller-General, in charge of training, manpower and development, Mr. Maroof Giwa, said that 4,900 Nigerians died in the Mediterranean Sea while the rest

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