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NCDC records 749 new COVID-19 infections, Lagos 299

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has registered 749 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Tuesday. The country has so far tested 937,712 people since the first COVID-19 confirmed case was made known on Feb. 27. The public health Read More…

Economy Metro Policy Top Story

Lagos Assembly passes N1.163trn 2021 budget

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters. The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N1.163 trillion, seven weeks after the budget was presented to the Assembly by Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The House passed the budget after the report of the appropriation was presented during plenary by the Chairman, Joint Committee on Read More…

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Lagos Govt to embark on youth development project in 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Twitter, NAN. The Lagos State Government on Tuesday assured youths in the state that it would embark on meaningful projects aimed at enhancing living standard of youths in the state. Mr Solomon Bonu, the Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tourism, Arts and Culture, gave the assurance at the 2020 Badagry Social Read More…

Business Manufacturing Top Story

Manufacturing contracts in 2020, industrialists unsure of 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: AfDB. Like many governments, the Nigerian government has identified industrialisation as the tool to generate tangible nonoil revenue, increase employment opportunities, and contribute maximally to GDP. As part of government’s efforts at engendering sustainable economic recovery, some fiscal and monetary policies were rolled out, particularly to benefit Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. In Read More…

Business Featured Stocks

NSE reopens trading after Christmas holidays with N167bn gain

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS, NSE. The Nigerian Stock Exchange reopened trading on Tuesday after the holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations with the All-Share Index crossing 39,000 mark. Specifically, the All-Share Index which opened at 38,800.01 inched higher by 310.16 points or 0.80 per cent to close at 39,110.17. Also, the market capitalisation rose Read More…

Entertainment Featured Media

Fox News extends streak, sets cable news record in 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ratings for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News Channel topped all news and basic cable channels for a fifth straight year in 2020, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday. The network averaged 1.9 million viewers per day and 3.6 million in primetime – record levels for cable news channels – during a news-heavy year marked by Read More…

Couture Entertainment Top Story

Pierre Cardin, father of fashion branding, dies at 98

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: Chesnot/Getty Images, pierrecardin.com, REUTERS/Charles Platiau. French couturier Pierre Cardin, who made his name by selling designer clothes to the masses, and his fortune by being the first to exploit that name as a brand for selling everything from cars to perfume, died on Tuesday aged 98. In a career spanning more than 60 Read More…

Football Sports Top Story

Lionel Messi names four athletes he admires the most

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, Cristiano Ronaldo made the cut Lionel Messi almost never speaks to the media. Even after Barcelona matches, he often shies away from the TV cameras, leaving it up to the less experienced members of the squad to front up after what seems to be a weekly humiliation at the moment. But the world’s greatest Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Controversy as Nigerian-American Russell Okung first NFL player reported to be paid in digital currency

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Twitter, Grant Halverson/Getty Images. The US papers reported, “More than a year and a half after expressing his desire to be paid in Bitcoin, Carolina Panthers offensive lineman Russell Okung is getting his wish.” Okung posted the news Monday on Twitter, while quote-tweeting his prior tweet from May 14, 2019. However, an NFL Read More…

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LBSL promises enhanced services delivery to passengers in 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The management of the Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) has re-assured the residents of the state of its mandate of providing smart and sustainable bus transportation solutions that will meet their needs in 2021. Mr Idowu Oguntona, the Managing Director of LBSL, gave the assurance during an End-Of-The-Year stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos on Monday. Oguntona, Read More…