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VIDEO: ‘One Love, One Heart’ UNICEF and Marley family unite against COVID-19

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Bob Marley’s everlasting message about the power of love and solidarity is more important than ever as families face the COVID-19 pandemic and millions call for equality. UNICEF has teamed up with the Marley family, Tuff Gong International and Amplified Music to reimagine the iconic song One Love – bringing people together to help children Read More…

Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ihanire, leading the Nigerian response against COVID-19.
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Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases hit 37,225

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. Picture above credit: Nigerian Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ihanire, leading the Nigerian response against COVID-19. Photograph: Getty Images The number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has reached 37, 225. According to the latest data released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) on its official twitter handle on Monday, Read More…

On pause: Ballon d'Or
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Ballon d’Or 2020 scrapped by organisers due to coronavirus disruption

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: On pause: Ballon d’Or. Credit: AFP via Getty Images The Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the football calendar, organisers France Football magazine said on Monday. This is happening for the first time in the event’s 64-year history. The prestigious award, voted for Read More…

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Bayern Munich are Europe’s restart kings

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates with David Alaba and Alphonso Davies after he scores his team’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Chelsea FC and FC Bayern Muenchen at Stamford Bridge on February 25, 2020 in London, United Read More…

Olivier Giroud celebrates with his teammates
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Lampard says more to come as Chelsea look to bridge the gap

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Picture above credit: Olivier Giroud celebrates with his teammates in Chelsea FC’s victory over Manchester United on Sunday. Photograph: Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Getty Images Chelsea fans can expect more from the London club in the transfer market, as they look to bridge the gap with Liverpool and Manchester City next season, manager Frank Lampard Read More…

The Agrivaçao Sportiva Arapiraquense (ASA) Club in training.
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Brazilian football club shuts down training after boots go missing

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Photo above credit: The Agrivaçao Sportiva Arapiraquense (ASA) Club in training. Photograph: WING/Alagoas24Horas. A football club in north-eastern Brazil had to abandon its long-awaited return to training on Sunday after officials opened the stadium to find most of their boots had been stolen. A total of 21 pairs worth 7,000 reais (1,300.10 dollars) went missing Read More…

Metro News

Media report on Apapa congestion misleading – Taskforce

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: Gridlock in Apapa Photo: Stears Business Kayode Opeifa, the Executive Vice Chairman, Presidential Task Team(PTT) on Restoration of Law and Order in Apapa,  has debunked a media report that there is traffic congestion in Apapa axis. Opeifa, in a statement on Monday, described the entire report as unfounded and misleading. He said Read More…

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Lagos Bus Service announces fare hike, gets approval to ply BRT corridor

Reading Time: 3 minutes Picture above credit: Lagos Bus Service announces fare hike, gets approval to ply BRT corridor Source: LBSL The Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL), operator of Marcopolo high-capacity buses, says it has secured approval of the state government for upward review of fares and right to ply Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) dedicated lane. The Chief Executive Read More…

Wana Udobang
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Wana Udobang, Nigerian poet selected for U.S. Writing Programme

Reading Time: 2 minutes Picture above credit: Wana Udobang/NAN A Nigerian poet, writer and spoken word artist, Wana Udobang, has been selected by the United States Department of State to participate in the 54th International Writing Programme (IWP) Fall Residency. The U.S. Consulate in Lagos disclosed this in a statement issued by Temitayo Famutimi, the Consulate’s information specialist. The Read More…

A makeshift mini market on 24 Road Festac Town, Lagos.
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Amuwo-Odofin LG shuts down 4 markets over non-COVID-19 rules compliance

Reading Time: 3 minutes Picture above credit: A makeshift mini market on 24 Road Festac Town, Lagos. PHOTO: TONYE BAKARE The Amuwo Odofin Local Government (AOLG) of Lagos State has shut down four markets in the area for non-compliance with guidelines to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the four Read More…