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…

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…

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…

Business Economy Top Story

9 oil-producing states, others receive N625.43bn derivation fund, N1.1trn still outstanding – Presidency

Reading Time: 3 minutes According to the presidency, between 1999 and 2021, nine oil-producing states will have earned a total of N625.43 billion in 13 percent oil derivation, subsidies, and SURE-P refunds from the Federation Account. The impacted states that received the reimbursements spanning from 1999 to 2021 were Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo, and Read More…

Elections Nigeria Top Story

We will continue to purge the INEC registry of underage voters – Yakubu

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, declares that the commission will continue to purge the voter’s list to prevent minors and ineligible voters from casting ballots. At a Friday interactive session with journalists in Lagos, Yakubu revealed this. “We are making efforts to make sure we eradicate underage voting and also Read More…

Corruption Crime South Africa Top Story World

Bells toll on Ramaphosa’s future in South Africa over ‘farmgate’ scandal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cyril Ramaphosa’s future as South African president hung in the balance on Thursday, as his office said he was considering his options following the discovery of evidence that he may have committed wrongdoing in relation to a stockpile of cash taken from his game farm. The study by a team of specialists selected by the Read More…

Humanitarian Aid Top Story World

Nigeria makes plea for over $1bn aid as UN seeks record $51bn for beggar nations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nigeria is among beggar nations that the United Nations and its partners are requesting a record $51.5 billion in aid funding for in 2023. Tens of millions more people are likely to require assistance, pushing the humanitarian response system “to its limits.” The appeal is a 25% increase over 2022 and more than five times Read More…

Aviation Business Top Story

Aero Contractors back in the skies with 10 routes

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Aero Contractors, one of Nigeria’s oldest private aviation businesses, has announced the resumption of regular flights on ten routes around the country. Capt. Ado Sanusi, the newly appointed Managing Director, said this during the re-launch of the airline’s services in Lagos on Thursday. On July 20, 2022, Aero Contractors halted scheduled services in order to Read More…