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Nigeria reaches out to U.S., South Korea to back Okonjo-Iweala

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: STAFF/Reuters, VANGUARD. Nigeria is reaching out to the United States and South Korea to persuade them to back its pick to head the World Trade Organization, the trade ministry said on Friday, after the candidate’s last-minute rejection threw the selection process into confusion. The United States on Wednesday voiced its opposition to former Read More…

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How we secured Surulere from hoodlums

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. A youth leader in Surulere, Lagos, Mr Adedeji Adeoti, has narrated how young people in the area secured the community from attack by hoodlums during the recent EndSARS protest. Adeoti told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday that the concerned youths had to safeguard the community because “it’s Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Featured

PMAN mourns highlife legend ”Morocco”

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) on Friday  described the late Chief Chukwuemeka Maduka, popularly known as Morocco, as a legend who would be greatly missed. In a statement, PMAN President, Dr Obi Casmir (Voombastic Uncle P), said the association received with shock the sudden demise of the South East Premier, the legend of Read More…

Business Featured Stocks

Nigeria stock market gains N571bn in bullish trading

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NSE. Trading reopened on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday after Eid-el-Maolud celebration still on an upward trend, growing by N571 billion. Speficially, the market capitalisation which opened at N15.386 trillion inched higher by N371 billion or 3.71 per cent to close at N15.957 trillion. Also, the All-Share Index improved by 1,093.09 Read More…

Featured Sports Tennis

Top two seeds Djokovic, Thiem ousted in Vienna Open quarter-finals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images, GEORG HOCHMUTH/APA/AFP/Getty Images. World number one Novak Djokovic and U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem crashed out of the Vienna Open in the quarter-finals on Friday. Both top seeds were beaten in straight sets by Lorenzo Sonego and Andrey Rublev respectively. Djokovic, who had a 39-2 record this year, failed to Read More…

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Buhari greets Oba of Lagos at 77

Reading Time: 1 minute President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday called the Oba of Lagos, Dr Rilwanu Babatunde Akiolu, to convey his best wishes to the traditional ruler on the occasion of his 77th birthday. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. The presidential Read More…

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LASWA commences clearing of water hyacinth on waterways

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/Brigida I. Sanchez, Global Coalition for Lake Tana Restoration. The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) on Thursday started the annual clearing and removal of water hyacinth from jetties, terminals and routes on the state inland waterways. The General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, stated this in a statement Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Nigeria’s Osimhen sees first career red in Napoli’s win over Real Sociedad

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: goal.com. The Nigeria international was sent off for the first time ever as the Parthenopeans picked up an away win against Imanol Alguacil’s menVictor Osimhen was shown a red card in Napoli’s 1-0 triumph over Real Sociedad in Thursday’s Europa League clash. The Nigeria international who joined the Italian Serie A outfit from Read More…

Business Power Top Story

Power sector records all-time peak of 5,4590 MW

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS, Nigeria Electricity Hub. The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says the nation’s power industry has attained another all-time national peak of 5,459.50 Mega Watts (MW). This was announced by Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’s General Manager (Public Affairs), in Abuja on Thursday. Mbah said the national peak was efficiently transmitted through the nation’s Read More…