Football Sports Top Story World Cup

Argentina defeat Australia to join the Dutch advance to the quarter-finals

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Argentina defeated a furious Australia comeback to win 2-1 on Saturday and go to the quarterfinals. Lionel Messi scored his first goal in a World Cup elimination game in his 1,000th match to surpass Diego Maradona’s championship total. In a game where he played a key role in nearly every Argentine attack, Messi gave his Read More…

Football Sports Top Story World Cup

Qatar ’22: First FIFA World Cup with all continents repped in round of 16

Reading Time: 3 minutes The FIFA World Cup has represented an increasing level of competition in football on the field by advancing teams from every continent to the round of 16. Additionally, three AFC countries (Australia, Japan, and Korea Republic) have advanced to the knockout rounds, setting a tournament record for the Asian confederation (which had only had two Read More…

Book Choice Culture & Arts Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Favoured by benevolent gods…

Reading Time: 6 minutes For some inexplicable reason, the first thought that came to my mind when I saw the title of Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi’s memoirs, “The Road Never Forgets”, was a quick throwback to Wole Soyinka’s world-acclaimed play,“The Road”. The word, road, has had a loaded meaning for me on various metaphorical levels since I acted in a Read More…

Business Environment Legal Oil & Gas Top Story

Supreme Court allows Shell to appeal decision delaying sale of assets

Reading Time: < 1 minutes In a case that has delayed the corporation’s sale of its onshore assets, Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Friday permitted Shell Plc’s local business to appeal a decision ordering the company to pay $1.8 billion in damages for an alleged leak. Until the court issued a decision regarding an appeal filed by its subsidiary Shell Petroleum Read More…

Football Sports Top Story World Cup

Cameroon eliminated from World Cup after defeating Brazil 1-0

Reading Time: < 1 minutes In their last Group G encounter on Friday at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, Cameroon overcame a backup Brazil squad 1-0. The African team was eliminated from the tournament, so the victory was not enough. With four points, Cameroon ranked third, two points behind second-placed Switzerland after their 3-2 victory over Serbia. With six points Read More…

Metro Travel

Lagos issues travel warning ahead of launch of APC guber campaign

Reading Time: 2 minutes In advance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Campaign scheduled on Saturday, December 3, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, has issued a travel warning for Lagos residents. The flag-off will take place at Mobolaji Johnson Arena (formerly Onikan Stadium), Onikan, Lagos Island, according to a statement released by Oladeinde on Friday in Read More…

Child Abandonment Metro

Two abandoned children rescued by police in Lagos

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Two kids were found abandoned by their moms in the Marina neighbourhood of Lagos State. The RRS unit members of the Lagos State Police Command intervened and rescued the kids. This information may be found in a statement that was published on Friday on its official Twitter account. Shonton Chukwu, age three, and Chidara, age Read More…

Corruption Legal Nigeria Top Story

Nigeria’s $11 bln London P&ID trial will expose corruption, court told

Reading Time: 2 minutes A British attorney for Nigeria in a lawsuit in London’s courts where $11 billion is at risk predicted on Friday that the trial will expose “on an industrial scale” corruption among British attorneys as well as Nigerian authorities. The dispute is related to a contract for a gas project that Nigeria gave to Process and Read More…

Family & Kids Featured Life Notes Ugoma Johnson

December is not a deadline – don’t kill yourself

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Christmas season which is a celebration that is peculiar to December is always interesting and fun-filled. The joy of the season is such that is felt by all, including none Christians. Most businesses seem to boom more during the Christmas season and most business people always look forward to it. It is also an Read More…

Ethiopia Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa World

Tigray-Ethiopia: Writing a bloody peace in hopelessness

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ethiopia, which along with Liberia were the only two African countries Europe was unable to colonise, has been bathed in blood many times in the last six decades until a bloody peace was written on November 2, 2022. A civil war with Eritrea which was then part of Ethiopia exacerbated the 1983-85 Ethiopian Famine resulting Read More…