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Prioritise Olympics athletes for vaccine so Tokyo Games can go ahead – IOC member

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi. Athletes should be prioritised for the novel coronavirus vaccine so the beleaguered Tokyo Games can go ahead later this year, according to senior Olympics official Dick Pound. Canadian Pound, the longest-serving member of the International Olympics Committee (IOC), told Sky News in the UK that the Games could still go ahead Read More…

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Nigeria records 1,664 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily infections, says NCDC

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. Lagos still surges at 642 Nigeria recorded 1,664 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 94,369. the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Wednesday. The daily increase was a new record  and considerably higher than Tuesday’s 1,354 confirmed Read More…

Featured Metro Obituary

Lagos Deputy Gov mourns younger brother’s death

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, on Wednesday mourned the death of his younger brother, Dr Haroun Hamzat. Hamzat, who made the announcement through his Instagram page (drobafemihamzat), however called on the public to be conscious of the volatility of COVID-19 pandemic. He implored everyone to obey all the rules of COVlD-19. Read More…

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Prince estate owes another $32m in tax after being undervalued by half, US officials say

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Sky News, Lester Cohen/WireImage, Balazs Mohai/European Pressphoto Agency. The late musician’s property, money and possessions were worth $80m more than administrator’s estimated, the IRS suggests The estate of pop star Prince owes another $32.4 million (£23.7m) in taxes after his executors undervalued it by around 50%, US officials say. The Internal Revenue Service Read More…

Entertainment Featured TV & Film

TAMPAN mourns Nollywood actress Orishabunmi

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Premium Times. The Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN)on Wednesday expressed sadness over the death of veteran veteran Nollywood actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as ‘Orishabunmi’. Orishabunmi died late Tuesday night after a brief illness at the age of 61.Amusan, in a statement, said Orishabunmi’s demise was a big Read More…

Sports Top Story

Lagos unveils sports activities for Year 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Sola Aiyepeku, has unveiled sporting activities for the Year 2021 Calendar. Speaking at an interactive session with Sports journalists, on Tuesday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos, the Chairman stated that in line with COVID-19 protocols, the State Government planned to introduce a Summer Camp where Read More…

Featured Football Sports

Manchester City outclass Manchester United to reach League Cup final

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Getty Images, REUTERS. Manchester City reached their fourth straight League Cup final after a 2-0 win over Manchester United in Wednesday’s semi-final at Old Trafford. Two second half goals from John Stones and Fernandinho gave Pep Guardiola’s side victory in the match. Manchester City will now meet Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Read More…