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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 […]

FG begins roll out of free 1m gas cylinders to boost clean cooking

As part of its effort to promote clean cooking energy for families across the country, the Federal Government, FG, yesterday commenced the free distribution of gas cylinders with a target of moving at least one million homes to clean cooking gas by 2030. The programme, which is under the ‘Decade of Gas’ initiative, tagged LPG grassroots […]

Locally-used cars boom as volatile naira curbs imports 

Nigerians are turning to locally-used vehicles as soaring prices make imported cars unaffordable in a country grappling with the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades. Multiple car dealers told BusinessDay that demand for locally-used cars has surged because the naira devaluation has made importation more expensive. The naira has weakened by as much as 639 percent […]

Streaming swells monthly internet spend to N216bn

Nigerians are consuming content on the internet at an unprecedented pace, with monthly usage up by more than 501.99 percent since 2019. This surge has been fueled by the growing appetite for streaming services and other online activities, accessible primarily through smartphones. According to data from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), monthly internet usage grew […]

Epileptic power supply: lce-block sellers now take to freezing chemicals

Nigerians have now come to terms with the various disruptions in the nation’s economy and are focused on immediate solutions for survival. This has been the lot of many businesses, and even the ice sellers are not left out. Many people who deal in selling raw frozen food products have either embraced smoking, frying or […]

PoS: Anger, frustration over high cost of cash withdrawals

ASABA — Nigerians have voiced anger over outrageous charges Point of Sale, PoS, operators take to withdraw money from their bank accounts. Citizens who spoke to Vanguard weekend expressed concern that PoS operators are gradually taking over the Automatic Teller Machine, ATM, services from banks across the country. Many resorted to PoS operators when they found after […]

Low purchasing power: Nigerians go for swapping as prices of mobile phones rise

Nigerians no longer worry over what the state of the nation will look like tomorrow. Everyone is now focused on how to survive in the failing economy. It is no longer news that people’s purchasing powers have continued to decrease, as prices of goods and services continue to rise, unabated. The continuous rise has affected […]

‘I better pass my neighbour generator’ turns luxury at N140k

Tiny generators known to power the homes of the least wealthy households and shops of the smallest businesses in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, have gone out of reach for many amid a rapid price surge. “I better pass my neighbour,” the phrase used to describe the generators, now make their owners not only better than […]

Ajeromi gas explosion: Lagos records 11 deaths, foots medical bills of survivors

Lagos State Government has disclosed that out of the 33 affected victims of the recent tragic gas explosion in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government area of the state, 11 fatalities wee recorded in the incident. This came as goverment has taken full responsibility for the medical expenses of the affected surviving victims. Commissioner for Health, Professor […]

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