Great Benin kingdom artifacts returned

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Great Benin kingdom artifacts returned Frustrated by the delay of some Western countries in returning the looted Benin Bronzes, Nigerian artists both at home and abroad have concluded that the exploitation of Africa’s artifacts persist   Dr. Bolaji Ogunwo, a painter and lecturer at the University of Lagos, has urged those holding […]

Flood Eviction Notice to Lagosians

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Flood Eviction Notice to Lagosians The Lagos State Government has issued a 48-hour eviction notice to property owners and squatters along the Gbagada-Bariga Channel due to illegal structures causing obstructions.   This announcement was made by the Lagos State Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, on his verified X […]

Brewers struggle with cost surge

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Brewers struggle with cost surge The brewery industry is grappling with severe cost pressures as the prices of local raw materials like sorghum and wheat soar, undermining their backward integration strategy.   Industry stakeholders report that rising inflation, agricultural insecurity, and macroeconomic challenges will continue to elevate costs. Brewers initially adopted a […]

China urges Russia-Ukraine dialogue

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi China urges Russia-Ukraine dialogue On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to encourage global powers to facilitate direct negotiations between Russia and Ukraine during Orban’s visit to Beijing, labeled a “peace mission” by the European leader.   Orban’s trip coincides with the upcoming NATO summit, where the […]

Ritualist caught in the act

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Ritualist caught in the act The Kwara State Police Command has apprehended a 46-year-old ritualist while he was attempting to slaughter a 10-year-old boy hawking pepper in Ilorin, the state capital.   The suspect, Isiaka Adeniyi, was arrested on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024, in the Oke-Foma area of Ilorin West Local Government […]

Nigeria’s Olympic Legends

By Akinsuroju Olubunmi Nigeria’s Olympic Legends As the Paris 2024 Olympic Games approach, some sports extra’s  highlights the athletes who have secured Nigeria’s 27 Olympic medals.   Nojim Maiyegun (Tokyo 1964)   Born February 17, 1941, in Lagos, Maiyegun made history as Nigeria’s first-ever Olympic medallist by winning bronze in the men’s light middleweight (71kg) […]