Food & Drink Life Top Story

Nigerian chef invents his ‘Afrobeat’ brand of West African food in Toronto

Reading Time: 2 minutes Victor Ugwueke wants people in Toronto to try the food he grew up eating in Nigeria. Working with food has always been a part of the Toronto chef’s life. He was six when he started washing dishes at his mom’s restaurant in Lagos, Nigeria. He opened up his own restaurant nearby in Victoria Island at Read More…

Celebrities Football Sports Top Story

Brazil’s Pele returns to hospital for tumour treatment checkup

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Brazilian soccer great Pele has returned to the hospital for a routine checkup, his business’s manager told Reuters on Thursday, as he undergoes treatment after having a colon tumour removed last year. Sports TV network ESPN reported earlier in the day that Pele, 81, was back at Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital for new chemotherapy Read More…

Entertainment Top Story TV & Film

Nigerian Idol season 7: IK Osakioduwa returns as host

Reading Time: 2 minutes After a thrilling ride filled with suspense and humour in the last season, IK Osakioduwa is set to return as a second-time host for Nigerian Idol season 7. This was disclosed in a statement by Mofijesusewa Samuel, Public Relations and Communication Associate, ID Africa. According to the statement, Nigerian Idol Season 7 will air from Read More…

Business Economy Metro Top Story

Sanwo-Olu harps on regional integration for socio-economic propserity

Reading Time: 4 minutes Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stated that unlocking the potential of the Southwest would depend on the commitment of regional governments to stronger alliances and exploration of evidence-driven solutions for sustainable development. Speaking at the two-day Southwest Investment Promotion Agencies Conference (IPAC-1) in Ikeja, the Governor explained that the forum was informed by Read More…

COVID19 Health Top Story World

Dozens of firms to make cheap version of Merck COVID pill for poorer nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Merck & Co Inc/Handout/REUTERS. Nearly 30 generic drugmakers in Asia, Africa and the Middle East will make cheap versions of Merck & Co’s (MRK.N) COVID-19 pill, under a landmark U.N.-backed deal to give poorer nations wider access to a drug seen as a weapon in fighting the pandemic. Merck’s early greenlight to the Read More…

Nigeria Power Top Story

FG to install 5million Solar Home System

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Team ProductLine. The Federal Government says it plans to install a five million Solar Home System (SHS) and Mini-Grid across the country to provide electricity to unserved and underserved citizens. Mr Nebeolisa Anako, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, made this known in a statement by Mr Mathew Dan’asabe, Senior Information Officer, in the Read More…

Environment Top Story World

Global energy transition to cause short-term economic pain -report

Reading Time: 2 minutes The transition to clean energy required to prevent temperatures from rising swiftly could shave 2% off global GDP by 2050 but is likely recoverable before the end of the century, a report by natural resources consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday. While investments in technologies like solar and wind farms, advanced batteries will generate jobs, Read More…

Nigeria Top Story

Nnamdi Kanu denies new terrorism charges in court

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo. The leader of the banned Nigerian separatist movement, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), pleaded not guilty to eight new charges that include terrorism and incitement on Wednesday as his defence sought the dismissal of the case, arguing that it lacked merit. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, previously entered a not Read More…

Business Metro SMEs

Lagos charges MSMEs Council to create more capacity-building programmes

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: iStockphotos. Lagos State Government has charged the State Council on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to create and drive programmes that would enhance the capacities of MSMEs to deliver on their mandate. Addressing members of the MSMEs in Ikeja at Quarterly Council Meeting on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Read More…

Agriculture Business Metro

Lagos to establish 500-hectare coconut plantation estate

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Lagos State Government is planning to establish a 500-hectare coconut plantation estate to boost production. The General Manager, Lagos State Coconut Development Authority, Mr Dapo Olakulehin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday that the estate would be dedicated to planting, processing and packaging of coconut. Olakulehin said that the agency Read More…