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Dramatic finale as Levante draw with Valencia

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Valencia were held to a 1-1 home draw by Levante in La Liga after the visitors levelled eight minutes into stoppage time with a VAR-awarded penalty kick on Friday. Gonzalo Melero converted the last gasp penalty kick to cancel out Rodrigo’s late opener as Europe ticket-chasing Valencia stayed seventh on 43 points from 28 games. Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Ronaldo misses penalty kick as Juventus squeeze into Coppa Italia final

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick as hosts Juventus were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man AC Milan on Friday. But the Turin side still squeezed into the Coppa Italia final as the season restarted following a three-month stoppage for the novel coronavirus. Juventus qualified for Wednesday’s final on away goals following their 1-1 Read More…

Emergency Relief Featured

269 Nigerians stranded in India arrive Lagos, Abuja

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Nigerian in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), on Saturday, confirmed the arrival of 269 Nigerians that were stranded in India in Lagos and Abuja. The commission, who announced their arrival on its Twitter handle, said that the the 269 Nigerians arrived Nigeria at  2:00 a.m. NiDCOM said that evacuees were received from India at the Lagos Read More…

Environment Featured

Lagos Govt orders removal of shanties near drainage channels

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr Tunji Bello, has directed officials in the ministry not to compromise in clearing shanties to ensure proper flow of water through drainage in the state before June 19. Bello gave the directive during an inspection of the ongoing drainage clearance organised by the Lagos State Government on Read More…

Featured Tourism

Lagos hoteliers seek COVID19 palliatives

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos Hoteliers Association (LHA), on Saturday solicited for palliatives from the Lagos State Government to cushion the effect of COVID-19 currently affecting the world. Its President, Mr Adekunle Akilo, made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Akilo said that the palliatives were equally needed to effect Read More…

Health

Nigeria COVID19 infections cross 15,000 mark

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria now has over 15,000 COVID19 novel coronavirus infections. In its latest report, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported that Nigeria has 15,181 confirmed COVID19 cases. Of this number, 4891 cases have been discharged and 399 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory 627 new confirmed cases were Read More…

Health Top Story

Lagos Govt discharges 90 COVID19 patients

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Ministry of Health, has announced the recovery and discharge of 90 COVID-19 patients from seven of the state’s isolation facilities. The ministry, through its verified Twitter handle on Friday, said that the patients were 30 females and 60 males, all Nigerians. It said that the patients had been successfully treated and discharged Read More…

Property Top Story

Lagos seals 19 more buildings on Banana Island over planning permits

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development on Friday said it had sealed 19 more buildings on Banana Island, Ikoyi, over lack of building permits. The ministry said in statement that the exercise was in continuation of  the state government’s ongoing effort at regulating physical development in the state. Dr Idris Salako, Read More…

Featured Sports

October/November proposed for 20th National Sports Festival

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The COVID-19 Inspection Committee for the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) has proposed Oct. 25 to Nov. 4 as tentative dates for the commencement of the festival. Tonobok Okowa, Chairman of the committee, which was set up by the National Council on Sports, disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Friday in Benin. “We have suggested Read More…

Featured Sports

Sports, key to unity, national development — Buhari

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Muhammadu Buhari has described sports as crucial to fostering unity and national development of the country. The president said this on Friday in Abuja at the formal unveiling of the renamed Moshood Abiola Stadium and exhibition to mark the 2020 June 12, Democracy Day. The president, represented by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory Read More…