Health Top Story

Over 100,000 COVID19 tests carried out in Nigeria, Lagos 32,000

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A total of 103,799 COVID19 tests have now been carried out across Nigeria. Tuesday alone recorded the highest ever figure of 7,397 for the COVID19 novel coronavirus. The latest test figures show that a total of 32,899 have been carried out in Lagos, accounting for a third of the national test figure. In its latest Read More…

Health Top Story

Virologist urges dexamethasone for treatment of COVID19

Reading Time: < 1 minutes A Jos-based virologist, Dr Solomon Chollom, says following research on dexamethasone in the United Kingdom, a silver lining appears to be in the horizon with respect to a safer and cheaper treatment option for COVID-19. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some researchers in England had said a steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths Read More…

Featured Sports Tennis

French Open pushed back one week, ATP and WTA announce August resumption

Reading Time: 3 minutes The re-scheduled French Open has been pushed back a further week and the ATP Tour and WTA Tour have both issued revised calendars. The changes have come as professional tennis gears up to emerge from the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually held at the end of May, the French Open was first moved Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win Coppa Italia

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Napoli stunned Juventus when they won 4-2 on penalties to claim the Coppa Italia on Wednesday after the two sides played to a 0-0 draw behind closed doors. Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed Juve’s first two efforts in the shootout while Napoli converted all of their attempts to give Coach Gennaro Gattuso, the first major Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Sterling strikes, Luiz sent off as Manchester City outclasses Arsenal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Raheem Sterling scored the first goal of the Premier League’s return to action after the coronavirus lockdown as Manchester City defeated Arsenal 3-0 behind closed doors at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday. The result means Liverpool, whose lead has been cut to 22 points by second-placed City, cannot now win the title on Sunday at Read More…

Crime Featured

Task Force arrests 21 alleged miscreants during raid in Lagos

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Task force) says it has arrested 21 alleged miscreants and cult members during a raid on some hideouts in Lagos. The agency’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq, said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Taofiq said the suspects were arrested in some hideouts Read More…

Emergency Relief Property Top Story Tragedy

Two children killed as building collapses in Ogudu

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that two children were killed when a building collapsed at 46, Gafari Balogun St., Ogudu in Lagos State, after heavy downpour on Wednesday. Its Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, told the News of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the LASEMA Response Team (LRT), said that his team Read More…

Business SMEs Top Story

Lagos adopts more measures to cushion COVID-19 effect on MSMEs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the state is adopting measures to absorb the shocking effects of COVID-19 pandemic on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for business sustainability and growth. Sanwo-Olu made this known in a private sector interactive webinar organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday in Read More…

Business Commodities Top Story

16 ships conveying petroleum products, others expected at Lagos ports

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Wednesday said it was expecting 16 ships carrying petroleum products, food items and other goods from June 17 to July 5 at Lagos ports. The NPA said the ships would arrive with containers, frozen fish, general cargo, bulk wheat, frozen fish, bulk sugar, automobile gasoline, dual purpose kerosene and Read More…