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PDP hails suspension of three council chairmen by Lagos Assembly

File Photo The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended Lagos House of Assembly (LAHA) over the suspension of three council chairmen in the state. The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Taofik Gani, gave the commendation in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos. The suspended chairmen are: Ogidan Mukandasi of Lekki LCDA, Suleiman Jelili (Alimosho) and Tajudeen Ajide (Surulere). He said that the assembly’s resolution to suspend the three council chairmen over alleged mismanagement and under-performance was commendable. According to him, many local government areas and local council development areas (LCDAs) in the state have remained underdeveloped since the assumption of office by the chairmen in 2017. Newsmen recall that the assembly had, on Tuesday, suspended the council chairmen ...

The One High-Street Store I Always Buy My Basics From

The four things I look for in a good basic are as follows: Fit, quality of the material, colour and versatility, and from my extensive shopping experience, I can safely say that Arket ticks all the boxes every time. For example, I searched high and low for the perfect white tee and, unexpectedly, Arket’s £15 crewneck came up trumps (my husband finds the same with the men’s iterations, FYI). It’s the ideal amount of fitted on the shoulders and loose, but not baggy, around the hips, and I also seriously rate the crewneck collar. Before I get carried away with my ode to the Arket white T-shirt, let me present you with the 19 other basics that the brand has totally nailed. From the sharp tailored trousers and the softest roll-neck knit to the oversized white shirt and th...

5 Handbags That Will Make You Feel Like It’s Summer

After the winter we’ve had, the arrival of summer has never been so anticipated. With restrictions steadily easing, we now have a reason to carry a handbag again for the events in our diary that require careful packing. Summer handbags often need a chuck-it-all-in quality—you want to be able to squeeze in a bottle of rosé, suncream and multiple park snacks to your bag. There are certain styles that will always be popular in summer for this very reason, such as an oversized basket bag or a practical tote. Loewe is a designer that really leads the way here, as several years later and its logo-patch raffia tote is still a timeless investment that is highly sought after.  Other handbags I have noticed that are popular every single year, are white l...

The Citroën My Ami Cargo Is a Very Weird—and Very French—Delivery Vehicle

Ford is gearing up to kick off sales of its electric E-Transit van, a full-size delivery vehicle that in its longest and tallest format can swallow almost two of Citroën’s My Ami Cargo delivery vehicles. We are making this apples-to-elephants comparison because of the delightful contrast in recent EV cargo vehicle news. The Ami (in high-capacity passenger format, with room for two!) is about to make its debut in the United States as a rideshare rental in Washington D.C. and Portland, Oregon; the massive E-Transit begins public testing later this summer. Meanwhile, in France, the ridiculously tiny Ami is being pressed into delivery duty. See all 15 photos The My Ami Cargo offers a surprisingly capacious 14.0 cubic feet of cargo space in the place where the passenger seat used to be—ro...

Summer 2021 Is Bringing Retro Style Back With These 8 Trends

When the ’70s episode of Disney+’s WandaVision first came to our television screens, I resonated heavily with the colorful ensembles and unique interiors. I must not have been the only one because the trends of 2021 seem to be giving the decade a second life on both the fashion and home décor scenes, and I’m not surprised. In a time where we’ve all been stuck in our home for the most part in the past year, the world is ready to embrace youthful, energetic, and fun styles for the hopeful summer ahead. It was evident when designers released their S/S 21 collections in the fall, and it’s clear as day now when you take a scroll through your favorite retailers. Amid the pages of your everyday basics, you’ll find a rainbow of colo...

This Cheap Makeup Brand Is Trending Right Now, so I Did a Hype Test

These days, the mark of a truly iconic beauty brand is some level of TikTok fame. From prestige picks to affordable drugstore ones, the makeup community on the popular app wastes no time identifying its favourite products, sharing the good news, and promptly causing said products to sell out—everywhere. We saw this happen recently with a new launch, the KVD Vegan Beauty Good Apple Foundation (£29) (which is still tough to find ever since the app’s top creators deemed it life-changing), but even products that have been on the market for a while can potentially get a resurgence in popularity based on positive recommendations from the internet’s makeup mavens. This has been the case recently for E.l.f. Cosmetics, a certified vegan and cruelty-free mak...

29 Simple Summer Pieces That Will Make Getting Dressed Easier

Regardless of what your summer plans look like, as the weather gets hotter we always gravitate towards simpler, easy-to-style items. So we’ve looked through hundreds of collections to bring you a concise edit of 29 pieces that we think are no-brainers for this summer and years beyond.  The below items are some of the most simple but effective throw-on styles we have found that will make getting dressed in the morning a little easier. From May onwards, we often lean on timeless separates, and these are what our editors are wearing for days at home, afternoons in the sunshine or al fresco dining.  The easy-to-style buys we rate and would add to any summer capsule include elegant T-Shirt dresses, comfortable Teva sandals, linen trousers, throw-on dresses and a basket bag....

Fashion Insiders Have Proclaimed This Summer’s Coolest Staple

Once a fabric with a reputation for being difficult to wear (not to mention to iron), linen has regained affection in the fashion world over the past couple of summers. The material has dominated everything from dresses to co-ords and trousers, with labels like Bondi Born, Faithfull the Brand, and Prada serving up chic linen garments. Still, perhaps the most in-demand linen item remains the simplest: the shirt. Even when linen had largely fallen out of style, linen shirts remained ever-present. And with the warmer months coming upon us swiftly, now seems like the perfect time to invest in one should your wardrobe be lacking. While classic shades of black, white and beige will always be a safe sartorial bet, we’ve noticed that more and more of our influencer friends are opting fo...

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Next Gen NASCAR Racer Takes on More Realism

Chevy’s NASCAR entrant wears a newly symmetrical body (previously, NASCAR racers’ bodies were asymmetrical, optimized for a life spent turning left), and rides on more modern chassis bits. The rear suspension is now an independent design, and the steering is handled by a rack and pinion setup; you’ll also notice the wheels are much larger than before—they’ve jumped in diameter from 15 inches to 18 and wear less chubby looking (thus more normal-appearing) tires—and are now made from lighter aluminum, not steel. See all 14 photos As much as Chevy touts these improvements as more closely tying the NASCAR racer to the production Camaro ZL1, the bow-tie brand’s NASCAR entry really shares the majority of its important bits with other Next Gen racers, including those...

Things Are Wheelie Getting Out of Hand: Chevy Steering Wheel Thefts on the Rise

Imagine waking up, downing your coffee, and stumbling out to your Chevrolet Equinox or Malibu only to find that the entire steering wheel is missing. According to a report from Detroit TV station WJBK-FOX2, that’s precisely what happened to a couple of dozen residents of the Detroit suburb of Eastleigh. (The missing steering wheels, that is—we’re speculating about the coffee and the early-morning stumbling.) Apparently, this is a new twist on the classic old crime of airbag theft. The National Insurance Crime Bureau notes that approximately 50,000 airbags go walking every year. Thieves sell the stolen airbags to less-than-scrupulous shops who prefer to pay $250-$300 to the villains rather than a $1,000 or more to a dealer. Pandemic-related shortages have made airbags scarce, he...

I Swear By These 6 Products When I’m Feeling Stressed

If you’d asked pre-2020 me if I was prone to stress, I would have said no. That’s not to say that I never felt stressed. Daily commutes, a busy workweek and a jam-packed social calendar meant that there were definitely times when I felt frazzled, but I wasn’t used to dealing with prolonged periods of stress. Then, that all changed. Of course, we all know what happened: a global pandemic hit and totally turned all of our daily lives upside down. When the UK entered its first lockdown, I had an 11-week-old baby, and my stress levels were through the roof. I felt constantly on high alert. I was jumpy, my heart would race at the slightest noise, and I was incredibly anxious. And, baby aside, I know I’m not alone in finding the last yea...

2021 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE First Test: Its Own Thing

Chevrolet Camaro Full Overview It seems that nearly every review of the Chevrolet Camaro compares it to the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger, and with good reason—these three nameplates are historic foes going back 50 years. Well, Constant Reader, that won’t happen today, because the subject of this test is the four-cylinder 2021 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, an endangered species that combines the Camaro’s smallest engine with the SS model’s suspension. Truth be told, a read of the spec sheet had us thinking that this Camaro’s natural enemies might be sport compacts like the Hyundai Veloster N and Volkswagen Golf R. Its 275-hp 2.0-liter turbo I-4, six-speed manual, and emphasis on handling over tire-smoking power would put it in the ballpark, we thought, but a coupl...