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Following weeks of dry taps, Lagos Water says they’re sorry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Lucky Yusuf. For weeks and even months, Lagosians have had nothing flowing through their pipes but trickles of water. In some cases, not even a drop. As a result, most residents have resorted to digging wells or boreholes. In most cases, they enlist the services of mairuwa (water vendors). Sadly, the Lagos Water Read More…

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African champions Algeria beat Tunisia to win FIFA Arab Cup

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar, Dec. 18, 2021 (Reuters/NAN) Extra-time goals by substitute Amr Sayoud and Yacine Brahimi gave Algeria a 2-0 win over neighbours Tunisia in the FIFA Arab Cup final at the Al Bayt Stadium on Saturday. Algeria added the Arab crown to the Africa Cup of Nations title they won in 2019 and will defend in Read More…

Football Sports

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo buys second division Cruzeiro

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Daily Mirror. Dec 18 (Reuters) – Retired Real Madrid and Brazil striker Ronaldo has bought a controlling stake in his former club Cruzeiro, the player and the club said on Saturday. Ronaldo, who played for Cruzeiro as a teenager in the early 1990s before going on to become one of the most successful Read More…

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Martinelli double helps Arsenal rout hapless Leeds

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Action Images/Reuters/Jason Cairnduff, REUTERS/Scott Heppell. In picture above: Soccer Football – Premier League – Leeds United v Arsenal – Elland Road, Leeds, Britain – December 18, 2021, Leeds United’s Cody Drameh in action with Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli. Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff LEEDS, England, Dec 18 (Reuters) – Brazilian forward Gabriel Martinelli’s double Read More…

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It’s D-Day for Thrillerbandz@Theatre music concert

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is D-Day for the Thrillerbandz@Theatre musical concert when 50 live bands will go on stage in one night at the National Theatre, Lagos. Holding from Friday, Dec. 17 to Saturday, Dec. 18, the organisers, Evergreen Music Company, say that “not less than 50 live bands are expected to showcase their musical appeal to thrill, Read More…

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Ikoyi collapsed highrise structural engineer explains withdrawal from project, unsure of other blocks

Reading Time: 2 minutes A structural engineer, Mr Muritala Olawale, has told an Inquest he cannot vouch for the integrity of the remaining two high-rises (Block A and C) at the site of the collapsed 21-storey building at Ikoyi. Olawale, Managing Director of Prowess Engineering Nigeria Ltd, made the revelation while answering questions at the Coroner’s Inquest constituted to Read More…

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Inflation down to lowest in more than five years in November

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: NBS. It is still double-digit inflation but in November, Nigeria experienced its lowest inflation climb in more than five years. In November, eased by 0.59 percentage points to 15.40% in November. According to Simon Harry of the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS), “Inflation has continued its declining trend.” Last month, Finance Minister Zainab Read More…

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Nigeria eyes diplomacy to resolve Omicron travel restrictions

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo, International Maritime Organization. ABUJA, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Nigeria is taking diplomatic steps to try to reverse travel bans placed on it by some countries that have added the West African state to their COVID-19 “red lists”, Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, said on Monday. Sirika on Sunday said he had Read More…

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There will be petrol at Christmastime in Lagos, NMDPRA assures

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: iStockphoto. Lagosians have been assured of a good supply of petroleum products at Christmastime. This is the assurance provided by Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA). Giving the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Zonal Operations Controller, Ayorinde Cardoso, said: “There is product sufficiency in Lagos Read More…