Friday, July 30, 2021

Ayoola Babalola

I am a writer and multimedia journalist passionate about social justice, institutional reforms and economic development in Nigeria and Africa at large. I am committed to the rebuilding of Nigeria and the African society using journalism, community organizing and civil demonstrations as tools for change. As a writer and reporter, my works enjoys wide readership and have been featured on several leading news outlets in Nigeria including US based Sahara Reporters.
July 30, 2021

Aruna Quadri, others blast Nigerian officials for pocketing athletes’ phone gifts amid poor welfare

Team Nigeria continue to get embroiled in controversy as it’s chances for glory dims at the Tokyo Olympics due to incompetence of officials.

July 25, 2021

#BuhariMustGo: Despite outrage, SSS denies visually impaired activist bail, medical treatment

Samuel Iwatonaiye and three other activists arrested at Dunamis Church on July 4 have now been in the custody of the SSS for three weeks without being charged with any crime.

Samuel Iwatonaiye and SSS DG Yusuf Bichi
July 19, 2021

CNN announces video streaming service CNN+

Cable News Network CNN has announced the expansion of its services to include video news streaming CNN+ by 2022.

CNN
July 18, 2021

Chelsea sign striker on five-year deal

Broja,19, who had just returned from the Eredivisie after a loan spell at Vitesse Arnhem, where he scored 11 goals in 34 appearances.

Armando Broja
July 17, 2021

OFFICIAL: Giroud joins AC Milan from Chelsea

“AC Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Olivier Jonathan Giroud on a permanent transfer from Chelsea FC.”

July 17, 2021

Northern group supports e-transmission of election results, kicks against electronic voting

The group urged the Independent National Electoral Commission not to consider electronic voting due to prevalent illiteracy in the North.

July 16, 2021

Anambra Election: INEC drops APGA’s Soludo, bars PDP candidate

As it stands, INEC has replaced Mr Soludo with Micheal Umeoji as the governorship candidate for APGA while the PDP has been dropped from participating in governorship election.

Chukwuma Soludo, INEC Chairman, Prof. Yakub Mahmood, Valentine Ozigbo
July 15, 2021

Tinubu, Opeyemi Bamidele, Smart Adeyemi, others vote against electronic transmission of election results

Their actions in hampering the credibility of future Nigerian elections could have a telling impact on the advancement of democracy.

Remi Tinubu, Opeyemi Bamidele and Smart Adeyemi composite
July 15, 2021

Reps step down passage of PIB amidst protest by southern lawmakers

The percentage of total operating expenses (OPEX) that oil firms are supposed to contribute to a trust fund established for host communities is in dispute.

House of Representatives, [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Reps NGR]
July 13, 2021

House opposes moves to allow firefighters bear AK-47, other arms

The House said that the plan has raised concern among the public due to the reckless use of guns by security agents who have been licensed to do so.

House of Representatives, [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Reps NGR]