COVID19 Health

Nigeria’s COVID-19 confirmed cases cross 25k mark

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Monday announced 566 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 25,133. The centre announced this via its official Twitter handle. It said that the 566 new confirmed cases were from 20 states, with eight deaths as of June 29. The health Read More…

Education Featured

Lagos officials’ wives donate 5,000 transistor radios to improve access to learning

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Committee of Wives of Lagos State Officials (COWLSO), on Monday donated 5,000 transistor radios to enhance access to educational contents. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, unveiled the transistor radios at an event held at Lagos House, Marina. Sanwo-Olu also unveiled 5,000 face masks and cash donation by COWLSO, all geared toward improving access Read More…

COVID19 Health Top Story

Lagos State discharges 93 more coronavirus patients

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Lagos State Government has announced the recovery and discharge of additional 93 patients who tested negative twice for the coronavirus. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a statement on Monday said that 1,512 patients had so far been discharged from isolation centres in the state. ”Good people of Lagos, 93 more #COVID19 Lagos patients: 16 females and Read More…

Football Sports

Pochettino’s 19-year-old son signs new deal at Tottenham

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Maurizio Pochettino, son of former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, has signed a new contract at the English Premier League (EPL) club. Winger Maurizio, whose current deal was due to expire on Tuesday, announced the contract extension in a social media post on Monday. The Instagram post showed the 19-year-old sharing a photo with his Read More…

Football Sports

FC Barcelona sell Arthur to Juventus for 72m euros, buy Pjanic for 60m euros

Reading Time: 2 minutes FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to sell Brazil midfielder Arthur Melo to Juventus for a fee of 72 million euros (80.98 million dollars). The La Liga title-holders said in a statement on Monday they have however gone on to sign Bosnian Miralem Pjanic from the Italian champions for 60 million euros. The 23-year-old Melo, Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Premier League, EFL, PFA bid to boost BAME coaching opportunities

Reading Time: 2 minutes An initiative aimed at increasing the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches in English football has been launched by the Premier League, Football League and PFA. The move followed comments from high-profile players such as Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling who said few black players make the progression into full-time coaching roles. Under Read More…

Consumer Food & Drink Society Top Story

FCCPC says discriminatory Haufei Chinese restaurant remains shut

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says a Chinese restaurant, Haufei Restaurant & Mall 33 Aboyade Cole, VI,  known for exclusive and discriminatory service in Lagos, remains shut. The FCCPC Director General, Mr Babatunde Irukera, disclosed this when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja. Irukera said that if a place Read More…

COVID19 Health Notes Top Story

Azuka’s notes: Warnings of a COVID-19 survivor

Reading Time: 9 minutes Ignorance kills! Think about your loved ones! By Azuka Jebose Two days ago, the death counts were at 122,000, from the coronavirus infection disease in the United States. These finest hours, more than 1500 beautiful people had died within two days. Additional 1500 loved ones shall mourn and bury their loved dead, perhaps, from a Read More…

Business Top Story Travel

FAAN holds dry run airport simulation exercise at Lagos, Abuja airports

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has held dry run simulation exercises at domestic terminals of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, the General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday. Yakubu said the exercise, which was aimed Read More…

Business Featured Policy

LIRS generates N25bn lockdown revenue with technology

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos Inland Revenue Service (LIRS) says it generated as much as N25 billion through taxation in April during the total lockdown. Mr Rasheed Olu-Ajayi, Head, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) of LIRS disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) via an exclusive virtual conference on Zoom on Saturday. Olu-Ajayi said the service Read More…