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EU scientists say 2021 was world’s fifth-hottest year on record

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: earth.com. The year 2021 has passed as the world’s fifth hottest on record, with levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere hitting new highs, European Union scientists said. In a report issued on Monday, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said that the last seven years were the world’s Read More…

COVID19 Health Top Story World

Common cold T-cells may protect against COVID-19 – study

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Shutterstock. An Imperial College London study published on Monday suggests that high levels of T-cells from common cold coronaviruses can provide protection against COVID-19. The study said that this could inform approaches for second-generation vaccines. Immunity against COVID-19 is a complex picture, and while there is evidence of waning antibody levels six months Read More…

Sports Tennis Top Story

Djokovic wins visa case against Australian govt, visa revocation ‘unreasonable’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: BBC/EPA. The road to Novak Djokovic winning his 21st grand slam at the upcoming Australian Open was made clear on Monday when an Australian judge ordered that he be released from immigration detention immediately. The judge found the government’s decision to revoke the tennis star’s visa to enter the country to be “unreasonable”. Read More…

Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu heads off nurses strike

Reading Time: 2 minutes But for a last-minute intervention by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, nurses in Lagos would have continued with an impending three-day strike starting on Monday. However, they were able to come to an amicable agreement on Sunday evening when the governor held a closed-door meeting with members of the Nigerian Association of Nurses and Read More…

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Lagos Govt may terminate contracts on non-performing jetty operators

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP via Getty Images. Concessioners of non-performing jetties in Lagos are in for a hard time with the Lagos State Government. This is because the government has warned that it will not hesitate to terminate the contract of any ongoing jetty construction project not done to specification or contract duration. The Read More…

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LASG says no plan to seal non-compliant schools as it reports 89 per cent school compliance

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: UNICEF. The Lagos State Government has no plans to seal up any school for not complying with the Jan. 4 resumption date. According to the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Abiola Seriki-Ayeni, in a statement on Sunday, the government had no plan to seal any schools, as this would be counter-productive Read More…

Business Featured ICT Metro

Lagos govt, others working toward Africa’s largest ICT business park

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: Godmyhelper/Wikimedia Commons. By Stellamaris Ashinze, News Agency of Nigeria The relocation of Ikeja Computer Village in Lagos to Katangowa, Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area has been in the pipeline for so many years. Because of the huge expanse of the new computer village estimated at N40 billion, many people are wondering whether Read More…

Nigeria Top Story

About 200 dead in attacks in northwest Nigeria, residents say

Reading Time: 2 minutes MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 8 (Reuters) – An estimated 200 people or more have been killed in villages in the northwestern Nigerian state of Zamfara during deadly reprisal attacks by armed bandits following military airstrikes on their hideouts this week, residents said on Saturday. Residents gained access to the villages on Saturday after the military captured Read More…

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Baby lost in chaos of Afghanistan airlift found, returned to family

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Ali Khara. In pictures above: Hamid Safi, a 29-year-old taxi driver who had found baby Sohail Ahmadi in the airport, cries as he hugs Sohail before handing him over to his grandfather Mohammad Qasem Razawi in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 8, 2022. Picture taken January 8, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara An infant boy handed in Read More…