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Barca annoyed and frustrated after Celta draw, says Suarez

Reading Time: 2 minutes Barcelona forward Luis Suarez lamented his side’s 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Saturday after the champions twice threw away the lead to hand more momentum to title rivals Real Madrid. Suarez scored both of Barca’s goals but Celta forward Fedor Smolov and Iago Aspas each levelled for the struggling hosts.  Aspas equalised with a Read More…

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Robben steps out of retirement to sign for boyhood club Groningen

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Arjen Robben is seeking to make a sensational comeback to professional football after signing with his boyhood club FC Groningen for the 2020-21 season, the Dutch Eredivisie side said on Saturday. The now 36-year-old Robben retired last year after winning his eighth Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich. But he will now return to FC Groningen, Read More…

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Werder Bremen score 6 goals to avoid automatic relegation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Four-times champions Werder Bremen extended their 39-year stay in the Bundesliga for at least another 10 days on Saturday, when they thumped Cologne 6-1 to avoid automatic relegation. They completed the first half of what could become a great escape as they climbed out of the drop zone and leapfrogged Fortuna Duesseldorf to finish 16th Read More…

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Ferguson congratulates Dalglish on Liverpool’s Premiership title win

Reading Time: 2 minutes Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson sent a text message to congratulate old rival Kenny Dalglish, the former Liverpool manager has said. Ferguson’s message was to congratulate Dalglish after Liverpool ended their 30-year wait for a top flight title by winning the 2019/2020 English Premier League (EPL) on Thursday. Both Scots are icons at their Read More…

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A Survivor’s Note: What do we know about the COVID-19 pandemic? Asks Doyin Okupe

Reading Time: 2 minutes The latest Nigerian COVID-19 figure is 23,000 plus. The rate of new cases averages 500 per day. By the end of July, we may reach 40,000 plus officially nationwide. NCDC may wish to admit or play the ostrich and dismiss the fact. The truth is unofficial figures are close to 300% of publicised figures. Many Read More…

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DisCos seek FG’s intervention on gas pricing for power generation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters. Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) have appealed to the Federal Government to intervene in gas pricing for power generation to ensure effective service delivery.  Mr Sunday Oduntan, the Executive Director Research and Advocacy, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED),   made the call in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. Oduntan said that the Read More…

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Nigeria records 684 new COVID-19 cases, total infections hit 23,298

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria has recorded 684 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 23, 298. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced this on Friday through its official Twitter handle. NCDC said that the 684 new confirmed cases were from 19 states, with five deaths as at June 26. Read More…

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FRSC notifies motorists of imminent diversion on Kara Bridge

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday notified motorists of imminent diversion and safety precaution on the  Lagos-Ibadan Expressway as the Federal Ministry of Work begins integrity test on the Kara Bridge. The Corps Marshal of FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, gave the notification in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Read More…

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Navy, Police collaborate to improve security in Lagos

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Police Force are collaborating to beef up security for the safety of lives and property in the country. The Police Public Relations Officer Zone 2 Command, Onikan, DSP Hawa Idris-Adamu, made this known in a statement on Friday in Lagos. Idris-Adamu said that the newly appointed Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Read More…

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Lagos Govt includes 7 private laboratories for COVID-19 tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health, says seven private laboratories have been included to enhance COVID-19 sample testing in the state. Abayomi made the disclosure on Friday in Lagos, while giving an update of the state’s COVID-19 situation. He said that the private laboratories were selected through a rigorous accreditation process. The commissioner Read More…