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Kenin tames Kvitova to reach French Open final

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Sofia Kenin’s amazing year continued as the fourth seed outmanoeuvred big-hitting Czech Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5 to reach her first French Open final on Thursday. The Moscow-born Florida-based 21-year-old gave a masterclass of game management on a windy Court Phillipe Chatrier and will face Polish teenager Iga Swiatek on Saturday. A second Grand Slam Read More…

Business Economy Top Story

Buhari presents 2021 budget proposal of N13.08trn to NASS

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: The Guardian Nigeria, CRISTINA ALDEHUELA/Getty Images . President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2021 budget proposal of N13.08trillion to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law. The president, who was accompanied by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some cabinet members and presidential aides, arrived the premises of NASS at about 11.03p.m. He explained Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Nigeria-Algeria friendly match gets new venue

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: DZfoot English, Sports247 Naija. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday confirmed that the venue for the international friendly match between Nigeria and Algeria has been changed. The match, initially scheduled to hold at the Jacques Lemmans Arena, has now been moved to the Worthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt. The NFF confirmed the news Read More…

Infrastructure Metro Top Story

Lagos Third Mainland Bridge to be shut down from Friday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Institution of Civil Engineering, S. Aderogba. The Federal Government has announced a total shutdown of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos for three days from midnight on Friday to midnight on Sunday to carry out special repair works on the 11.8km platform. The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, said in Read More…

Environment Metro Top Story

We’re ready to promote hygienic environment – LASG

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: AFP/Getty Images, REUTERS. In a bid to restore cleanliness to housing estates and other parts of the state, the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has reiterated its readiness to promote hygienic environment. This restoration, according to the Corps Marshal of the agency, CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (retd), in a statement issued on Wednesday, will Read More…

Business Economy Featured

COVID-19: World Bank to assist developing countries resume growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WFP/Damillola Onafuwa, REUTERS. The World Bank Group has said that it will help developing countries resume growth and respond to the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19. President of the bank, Mr David Malpass, in a statement on Wednesday, said it would assist the countries as they worked toward a sustainable and Read More…

Business Featured Stocks

NSE halts bullish trend, indices down 0.95%

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NSE. The Nigerian Stock Exchange market indices on Wednesday dropped by 0.95 per cent after 12 consecutive days of bullish trading. The drop followed profit taking in blue chips. Speficially, the All-Share Index dipped 275.02 points or 0.95 per cent to close at 28,634.35 compared with 28,909.37 recorded on Tuesday. Also, the market Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Featured

BBNaija winner Laycon appreciates organisers, media houses

Reading Time: 3 minutes The 2020 winner of the Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show (Season Five) “Lockdown’’, Olamilekan Agbelesebioba aka “Laycon’’, has expressed gratitude to the organisers of the Show and the media for their tremendous work. Laycon, who said he was so excited for the life changing status BBNaija gave to him, took to his Instagram page Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Featured Obituary World

MJ’s Beat It, rock guitar virtuoso, Eddie Van Halen dies at 65

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images, Greg Allen/Invision/AP. Eddie Van Halen, the pioneering guitar player whose hard-rocking band emerged from the Sunset Strip music scene in Los Angeles in the early 1970s to stand at the top of rock ‘n’ roll for a decade, died of cancer on Tuesday. He was 65. Van Halen’s death was announced Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Battle for supremacy as Nigeria and Algeria meet in royale friendly

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images. The tupsy-turvy football rivalry between Nigeria and Algeria which stretches a long time back is always a classic. It can simply be seen as a battle for supremacy between two of Africa’ s football giants. Three–times African champions Nigeria will file out against the in-form Desert Foxes of Algeria in a Read More…