The Morning Report: Tanker Explosion Rocks Lagos, Osinbajo Apologizes To Nigerians, Buhari Mourns

BREAKING: Tanker explosion on Otedola Bridge

For the umpteenth time, there has been yet another tanker explosion on the notorious Otedola Bridge, Lagos.

According to reports, two tankers laden with fuel exploded early hours of Saturday (2 am). The number of casualties as at press…READ MORE


End SARS: Osinbajo apologizes to Nigerians, admits govt’s fault

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has apologized to Nigerians and also admitted and faulted the Federal Government for not moving faster in addressing the demands of Nigerians calling for a total ban of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS unit of the police.

Isinbajo, in a series of tweets on Friday night, said he knows many Nigerians are angry, and that their anger was justified.

He said he understands the feeling of many young people in the country, noting that many feel that the government has been…READ MORE


Buhari Mourns Awolowo’s Daughter, UNN Chief Imam

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Premier of the Western Region and nationalist, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, over the passing of Mrs. Tola Oyediran, eldest daughter of the late sage.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, in a statement issued Friday said the President commiserated with friends and associates of Mrs. Oyediran, particularly her only surviving sister, Mrs. Tokunbo Awolowo, over the sad loss, urging the family to take solace in the investments of the deceased in making life better for others.

Also, the President has commiserated with the Idoko family and the entire University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) community…READ MORE


Friendly lessons for Eagles

THE deafening noise from most commentators after Nigeria lost 1-0 to Algeria on Friday in Austria looked like we lost our pride. Indeed, the Algerians had not lost a game since they clinched the Africa Cup of Nations diadem, recording an 18-match unbeaten run, with the win over Nigeria their 19th consecutive victories. Of course, critics have a right to air their views but they must not lose sight of the essence of playing friendly games – to expose players to teams with similar tactical formations as their next opponents.

One thing that this current NFF board has effectively done since its inception is to get the Super Eagles’ players busy during most of the FIFA-free windows by playing quality friendly games. In the past, such high profile games are played on the pages of newspapers with the players idling away in their European clubs. This lull affected how the Eagles played and adversely affected the country’s monthly FIFA rankings over the years.

This columnist has watched the game between Algeria and Nigeria thrice since it was played to find out if Super Eagles were truly annihilated since the score-line didn’t suggest that either. It will interest many to know that 70 per cent of the squad that played the match…READ MORE


Nigeria’s coronavirus cases exceed 61,000

About 212 people tested positive for coronavirus in Nigeria Friday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 61,194.

Nigeria also recorded three deaths on Friday, to take the fatality toll to 1,119.

This is according to an update by the country’s…READ MORE


181 Students, Staff Test Positive to COVID-19 in Lagos Private School

The Lagos State Government yesterday announced that at least 181 students and staff of a private school in Lekki, tested positive to COVID-19.

In a related development, 212 new COVID-19 cases were reported nationwide yesterday, bringing total confirmed cases to 61,194 and 1119 deaths…READ MORE