COVID19 Health Top Story

Lagos records 3 new COVID-19 related deaths

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday announced another three COVID-19 related deaths for Lagos State, increasing the state’s COVID-19 mortality to 132. The NCDC made the disclosure in its COVID-19 Situation Report for July 2. According to NCDC, 13 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours in seven states and the Read More…

Football Sports

Liverpool reiterate need for safe celebrations, ahead Villa clash

Reading Time: 2 minutes Liverpool have again urged their supporters to avoid mass gathering in the city, and to celebrate their Premier League triumph safely at home in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, chief executive Peter Moore said on Friday.  Liverpool’s 30 year wait for their 19th English top-flight crown ended last week when Manchester City Read More…

Football Sports

Special prosecutor to investigate FIFA Chief, Attorney General

Reading Time: 2 minutes Switzerland named a special prosecutor to review criminal complaints against FIFA chief Gianni Infantino and Attorney General Michael Lauber after the men held undocumented meetings while Lauber’s office was investigating suspected graft surrounding the global soccer body.  Lauber last month became the subject of an impeachment process relating to his handling of the soccer inquiry. Read More…

Football Sports

Arsenal forward Martinelli signs new long-term deal

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Arsenal’s Brazil Under-23 striker, Gabriel Martinelli, has signed a new long-term contract at the Premier League club. The news comes 48 hours after a fellow teenager, Bukayo Saka, 18, also agreed a new long-term deal with the Gunners. The 19 year old Martinelli, who penned his new contract exactly a year after joining Arsenal, has Read More…

Business Finance Top Story

N36.15bn added to Nigerian sovereign wealth fund in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) recorded a Total Comprehensive Income (TCI) of N36.15 billion in 2019. Ms Stella Ojekwe-Onyejeli, the Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer at NSIA disclosed this at a virtual briefing (newsmen) on Friday in Abuja. Ojekwe-Onyejeli said the 2019 income was less when compared to the TCI for 2018 which Read More…

Business Featured Stocks

Shares at NSE down 19.88%

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The volume of shares traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday dropped by 19.88 per cent, just as the market indices declined further. Specifically, investors traded 144.31 million shares worth N1.52 billion achieved in 3,993 deals. This was in contrast with 180.12 million shares valued at N1.85 billion exchanged in 3,889 deals on Read More…

Business Featured Trade

LADOL boss says local production is key to servicing trade in AfCFTA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dr Amy Jadesimi, Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) base, a logistics and engineering facility, says local production is key to servicing trade in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Jadesimi said in Lagos on Friday that the trade should not just be about importing from wealthy countries and distributing them Read More…