Day: June 7, 2024

Who Will Bury Taiwo Akinkunmi? 10 Months After Death, Body of National Flag Designer Still Lying in a Morgue

The Nigerian flag has been treated largely with love and respect since it was raised in 1960. Sadly, till his death at the age of 87 in August 2023, its designer, Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, had little recognition, and his body remains cold in a morgue 10 months later. It was in 1958, during the transition […]

Motorists groan as flood overruns Lagos-Ibadan Expressway bridge, others

Motorists plying the Berger-Mowe end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway were trapped in a gridlock after a downpour flooded the Long Bridge section of the road. PUNCH Metro gathered that the stretch of the bridge towards Warewa was covered by water as the road users were left stranded due to the intense rain that fell on Thursday […]

Minimum Wage Talks: Labour gets restive as FG plays waiting game

ABUJA — For the second day running after Monday’s nationwide strike, the Federal Government negotiating team yesterday failed to make a fresh offer to the Technical Committee on the New National Minimum Wage, NNMW, as the five-day deadline to end negotiation draw nearer. This is even as Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, George […]

Rising youth heart attack in Nigeria spurs cardiac care revamp

A troubling increase in heart attacks among young people has prompted initiatives to enhance cardiac care capabilities in Nigerian hospitals. Leading public and private tertiary hospitals are forging unusual partnerships to enable clinical skills transfer and optimal use of technology to tackle the rising prevalence of coronary heart diseases among Nigerians below 50. With a […]

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