Basketball Featured Sports

D’Tigers ready for Algeria come Nov. 27, says NBBF

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria will start her race for qualification for the Rwanda/Egypt Afrobasket 2021 against Algeria on Nov. 27 in Algiers the capital city. The leadership of the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has said that qualification for the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket Men’s tournament was non-negotiable. Nigeria’s D’Tigers, 2015 champions in their last appearance at the Afrobasket showpiece, Read More…

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#EndSARS: Remi Tinubu sues for peace

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The senator representing the Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has called for peace to reign in Nigerian communities. In her message to Muslim faithfuls on the commemoration of Eid-el-Maulud, Senator Tinubu said: “The weeks in the run up to this celebration have been challenging, commencing with protests calling for an end to Police Read More…

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Lagos Govt awards scholarships to children of slain policemen

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: R-L: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu; Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu interacting with other police officers during his visit to the Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. The Lagos State Government on Wednesday awarded scholarships to the children of policemen killed during the violence that Read More…

Education Featured

Nigerian universities cannot operate 100% e-learning yet

Reading Time: 3 minutes The National Universities Commission (NUC) has said that full e-learning in Nigeria would be difficult in view of challenges of infrastructure, power and internet access. “The country cannot operate 100 per cent e-learning in view of the challenges of infrastructure, power and internet access. It will be difficult,” Dr Suleiman Ramon-Yusuf, NUC Deputy Executive Secretary Read More…

Business Economy Featured

AfCFTA: Access to finance, information challenge African businesswomen

Reading Time: 2 minutes Advocates of women entrepreneurs have identified inadequate finance and information as topmost challenges among the leading Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) facing African businesswomen. The advocates stated this on Wednesday during a webinar on the Trade Easier Platform, a mechanism for reporting, monitoring and eliminating NTBs under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). According to them, Read More…

Celebrities Crime Featured Metro Robbery

Lilian Bach’s shop also looted, vandalised, creativity group calls for assistance

Reading Time: 2 minutes In picture above: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, having a close look at a damaged store at Adeniran Ogunsanya Mall in Surulere during his inspection visit, on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. The Creative Industry Group (CIG) has appealed to the three tiers of government to assist people whose property were looted or destroyed by Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Chelsea ease to first win in UEFA Champions League at Krasnodar

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Chelsea kickstarted their UEFA Champions League group campaign by coasting to a 4-0 win at Krasnodar on Wednesday. This was all thanks to goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and a late strike from Christian Pulisic. Having drawn their opening game with Sevilla 0-0, Chelsea got off to a slow start against a Read More…

Business Top Story Trade

U.S. rejection of Okonjo-Iweala plunges WTO leadership into uncertainty

Reading Time: 2 minutes The World Trade Organization’s bid to select a new leader was plunged into uncertainty on Wednesday after the United States rejected the Nigerian woman proposed as the global watchdog’s next director-general. Three WTO ambassadors, charged with finding a successor to Brazilian Roberto Azevedo, had decided that Nigerian former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala should be the Read More…

Entertainment Top Story TV & Film

Netflix shines light on Nigerian sex trafficking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Set in the shady underworld of Lagos brothels, Nigerian thriller Òlòtūré gives viewers an inside look at the sex trafficking schemes that ensnare thousands of Nigerian women each year. The film is fictional but aims for a realistic and gritty picture to raise awareness of what is a persistent and little-discussed problem, said 36-year-old director Read More…