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ITC launches groundbreaking tool to track policies for women in trade

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Trade Centre has announced the launch of SheTrades Outlook, a digital tool that allows governments and others to track progress on gender equality in trade. It also tracks progress toward achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5 to empower all women and girls. ITC launched the SheTrades Outlook at a side event of the Read More…

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AfCFTA, powerful tool for integration – ECA

Reading Time: 3 minutes Africa possesses a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for accelerating regional and economic integration, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has said. The Executive Secretary of the United Nations body, Ms Vera Songwe, stated this on Tuesday in a virtual panel discussion to mark the inaugural Africa Integration Read More…

COVID19 Health Top Story

Nigeria records 503 new cases of COVID-19, total inches close to 30k

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Nigeria has recorded 503 new COVID-19 cases, as total infections from the virus rise to 29,879. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday. The NCDC said that as at July 7, a total of 503  new confirmed cases and 15 deaths were recorded across the Read More…

Featured Football Sports

AC Milan hit back with 3 goals in 5 minutes to floor Juventus

Reading Time: < 1 minutes AC Milan scored three times in five astonishing second half minutes as they hit back from two goals down to beat visiting Serie A leaders Juventus 4-2 on Tuesday. The result means these were the first points dropped by the Turin side since the season restarted last month. Juventus appeared to be cruising to another Read More…

Football Sports

Vardy’s late strike earns Leicester City point at Arsenal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy pounced to score a crucial late equaliser as they hit back against Arsenal to draw 1-1 in the English Premier League (EPL) on Tuesday. The equaliser came after the London side’s substitute Eddie Nketiah was sent off late on. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s 20th league goal of the season looked like handing the Read More…

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Fewer fans, increased costs “new normal’’ for clubs in post COVID-19 world

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reduction in stadium capacities, improved ventilation systems and mobile payment for tickets and drinks are some of the measures football clubs may have to be looking at now. According to a study, football clubs may have to implement these new measures while designing stadiums in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, conducted by Read More…

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Lagos partners Kick-Out-COVID-19 Africa to combat virus spread

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos State Government has given support to the Kick Out COVID-19 Africa, also known as #KOCA Concert, toward combating the novel coronavirus pandemic through technology-driven intervention. Mr Colliins Nnabugwu, Chairman, Organisation for Leadership and Strategy Development (OLSD), organisers of the campaign, gave the assurance in a statement in Lagos on Tuesday. He said that Read More…

Featured Travel

Proffer durable solutions to traffic difficulties, US envoy urges Lagosians

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United States Consul General in Lagos, Claire Pierangelo, on Tuesday urged Lagosians to proffer long-lasting solutions to difficulties associated with the traffic situation in the state. Pierangelo made this call in her opening remarks during the Lagos transportation and traffic webinar organised by the U.S. Consulate. The webinar  had as its theme:   “The Never-ending Story, Read More…

Legal Top Story

Ex-Army General sues Lagos govt for N8.1bn compensation in land grab

Reading Time: 2 minutes A former General in the Nigerian Army, Alhaji Abdul-Rauf Tijjani, on Tuesday, sued the Lagos Government and seven others at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged injustice meted out to him by officials of the state government. Tijjani, who filed the suit with number: FHC/ABJ/CS/690/2020 before Justice Inyang Ekwo, challenged the alleged sabotage of the Read More…

Featured Travel

LagFerry targets 480,000 passengers daily

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Lagos Ferry Services Company (LAGFERRY) says it has a daily target of moving 480,000 people through the water transport when it reached its optimal operational level. Its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr AbdoulBaq Balogun, said this during ”Covinspiration,” an online show moderated by Dayo Israel, a UN Special Representative and British Council Global Change Read More…