Business Featured Trade

African customs officials approve draft guidelines to fast-track launch of continental free trade area

Reading Time: 2 minutes Customs officials from around Africa have supported the adoption of continental guidelines to facilitate the free flow of cross-border trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Economic Commission for Africa said on Saturday. The decision was taken ahead of the start of trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 1 January, 2021. Read More…

Culture & Arts Entertainment Top Story

Tiwa Savage’s CELIA makes Time Magazine’s top 10 album for 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Tiwa Savage. Nigerian Female music icon, Tiwa Savage’s “CELIA” has been selected among the top ten kn2020 album by Time Magazine. Describing the album, Time Magazine says “the latest album from Savage, a Nigerian singer-songwriter who many call the “Queen of Afrobeats,” is characterised by an infectious buoyancy”. “A veteran of the American, Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Arsenal boss Arteta admits ‘something is missing’ with the Gunners

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/John Sibley, REUTERS/Eddie Keogh. The Gunners have now gone 476 minutes without scoring a goal from open play in the Premier League Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta has admitted that “something is missing” with his side, who have gone five straight Premier League games without a goal from open play. The Gunners have Read More…

Metro Society Top Story

No pardon for rapists, gender violence offenders – Sanwo-Olu

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye , LASG. Disturbed by the escalation in cases of sexual and gender-based violence, and absence of unified protocols to get justice for the victims, First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has urged the Government to step up the response geared towards reducing the criminal acts to the barest minimum. Read More…

Education Metro Top Story

Lagos State emerges 2020 Inter-SUBEB debate winner

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: schoolandcollegelistings.com. Lagos State has emerged winner of the 2020 President’s Inter-SUBEB debate Nigeria (PSDN) championship. The competition, which held in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, focused on Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary. Lagos State defeated Ebonyi on 4-1 scores in the final debate, with Elizabeth Adeleye from Lagos state emerging best speaker with Read More…

Aviation Business Featured Insurance

Emirates Offers World’s First Multi-Risk Travel Protection Coverage- up to $500,000

Reading Time: 3 minutes Emirates customers can now plan their travels and fly with even greater assurance and peace of mind, with the airline’s latest industry-first initiative to provide expanded, multi-risk travel cover on top of its current COVID-19 cover. Provided by Emirates at no additional cost to its customers, and provided by AIG Travel, this cover is the Read More…

Business Economy Featured

FG generates N416.01bn as Company Income Tax in Q3, 2020 – NBS

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Hakeem Babatunde, REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde. The Federal Government generated N416.01 billion as Company Income Tax (CIT), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says. The bureau said this in its “Company Income Tax by Sectors 2015 – Quarter Three (Q3 2020)’’ obtained from its website on Thursday in Abuja. It said that the amount was Read More…

Featured Football Obituary Sports

Pope Francis remembers fellow Argentine Maradona affectionately

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images, Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images. Pope Francis remembers soccer legend and fellow Argentine Diego Maradona with affection and is keeping him in his prayers, the Vatican said on Wednesday. Maradona, who died on Wednesday at his home in Argentina following a heart attack, met the pope several times at the Vatican Read More…

Business Featured Oil & Gas

OPEC+ leaning towards oil cut extension, despite rally: sources

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger, REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo. OPEC and allies including Russia are leaning towards delaying next year’s planned increase in oil output to support the market during the second wave of COVID-19 and rising Libyan output, despite a rise in prices, three sources close to OPEC+ said. OPEC+ was due to raise output by Read More…