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The Save Lagos Group (SLG), a civil rights organisation seeks the intervention of the Lagos state government over a land dispute between the Awogboro and the Olakitan, two indigenous families. The controversy surrounds the ownership of  Olakitan Estate, a 27.324 hectares of land located in Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA, Alimosho Local Government Area of the State. On Monday, the civil rights group in a statement signed by the convener, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman urged the state...

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The Crime Correspondent Association of Nigeria (CCAN), has condemned the extra judicial killings carried out by the security forces on defenceless #EndSARS protesters. In a statement, Hassan Zaggi, CCAN Chairman expressed distaste over the massacre of young, energetic and vibrant citizens. “The ugly incidents of gruesome killings and maiming of Nigerians in the Abuja city centre, Dutse Alhaji, a suburb in the FCT, Lagos and other parts of the country is worrisome. “We have even...

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The United Nations (UN) has condemned the killing of more than 40 farmers in Borno state. The farmers were killed in Jere local government area of Borno on Saturday, following an attack by armed men said to be members of the Boko Haram sect. Edward Kallon, UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, in a statement on Sunday, described the incident as “the most violent attack” targeted at civilians in 2020. “I am outraged and...

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Displeased with the statement by a member of the UK parliament, the federal government has called for an apology over the claim that Nigeria’s former head of state, Yakubu Gowon looted public treasury. Spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, in a statement asked that the “unsubstantiated” claim be retracted. While speaking at the parliament’s recent debate on the #Endsars saga, Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the UK parliament foreign affairs committee, had accused...

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Pressure from the organised Labour on the Federal Government to reverse the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) back to N160 per litre seems to be yielding a positive result. At the end of the resumed negotiations between government and the labour movement yesterday night, the Federal Government indicated willingness to consult widely with the view to reviewing the price downward, saying it might unveil the new price at the resumed meeting slated for...

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A recent survey by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources (FMWR) has revealed that only 16% of households in Nigeria have access to basic hygiene services in Nigeria. Findings from the survey showed that the percentage of Nigerian households with access to basic hygiene services dropped to 16%, a 5 percent point decline from the preceding year. The new survey which is on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH NORM) was published this month. It is...

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The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwo have been abducted by gunmen. Mr Shekwo was kidnapped on Sunday morning Sources close to the family said the kidnappers came in large number and entered his Lafia residence through the fence. They were reported to have exchanged gunshots with his security personnel before leaving the house. They reportedly took some valuables and cash before leaving with the chairman. The State Commissioner...

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Nigeria is currently experiencing it worst economic recession in three decades, WAP can report. According to the gross domestic product numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Saturday, the nation recorded a contraction of 3.62 percent in the third quarter of 2020. This is the second consecutive quarterly GDP decline since the recession of 2016. The cumulative GDP for the first nine months of 2020, therefore, stood at -2.48 percent. The last time...

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Due to the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage rail project, the Abule railway level crossing along Apapa will not be opened on Saturday and Sunday says the Lagos state government. The railway construction which is handled by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) commended on Saturday morning and will be completed by 8pm, Sunday night. In a statement, Mrs Bolanle Ogunlola, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation, said the step was for the Nigerian Railway...

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A senior security staff of the Nigeria embassy in Germany who allegedly demanded sex from a lady before renewing her passport in a viral video has been suspended. The viral video captured a shocked “Mr Martins” pants down in a hotel room after he had allegedly solicited sex from an anonymous woman. “Your cup is full. Your time is up,” a voice behind the camera said to him. The voice accused the now suspended staff...

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