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The ravaging effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) was, perhaps, the biggest challenge faced by stakeholders in the road sub sector of the construction industry in 2020.
The FT reported here on Thursday that the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy was proposing changes focused on ending the 48-hour working week, rules around rest breaks, and not including overtime pay when calculating some holiday pay entitlements, citing people familiar with the plans.
Oil prices edged higher, on Thursday, after a drawdown in U.S. crude stocks for a fifth straight week and robust data from China showing a surge in imports.
Osimhen has only played six times this season, as he injured his shoulder during international duty with Nigeria and then tested positive for COVID-19 after the Christmas holiday.
Pope Francis and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, as the UK reported it had surpassed more than three million cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
Pope Francis and Britain’s Queen Elizabeth on Saturday became the latest high-profile figures to join the global vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, as the UK reported it had surpassed more than 3 million cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
Ojudu, in a piece tiled ‘My Journey To COVIDOM’ posted on his Facebook wall, said his travail with the virus happened after a decision to travel to Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State to attend the funeral of the father of a close friend in December last year.
Canada continues to set new daily records for Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths as officials plead with Canadians to follow public health guidance aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
The Head of Department, Surveillance and Epidemiology Department, NCDC, Mrs Elsie Ilori, made this known on Thursday in Abuja at a briefing by the Presidential Tasks Force on COVID-19.
There have been numerous reports that APC chieftain and former Governor of Lagos, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is being hospitalised in Paris, France, after coming down with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“They didn’t think about those who were staying at home, of the economic problems of many people who have been hit hard by the lockdown, of the sick people. (They thought) only about going on holiday and having fun,” the pope said.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Catholic Archbishop of Minsk, the Vatican said on Sunday, after he spoke out against the Belarus government and violence against protestors.
Lebanon’s hospitals are being overwhelmed by coronavirus cases, medics warn, as infection rates surge following end of year holidays.
New Year’s Day is the biggest holiday in Japan’s calendar, but this year’s festivities have been subdued following record highs in new coronavirus cases nationwide and calls from the government to stay home.
The approval, announced by the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council, has come a day after Sinopharm said its vaccine was found to be 79.3 per cent effective in preliminary data from the final round of testing.
Most Hollywood productions have shut down again until at least mid-January, the movie industry’s acting union announced, as COVID-19 cases soar to record levels in Los Angeles.
La Liga outfit Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Philippe Coutinho, who sustained a lateral meniscus injury on Tuesday, will have to undergo surgery. The medical procedure will potentially leave him sidelined for as long as four months.
A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured that payment of the N30,000 minimum wage will be resumed this January having been suspended due to the negative effect of the covid-19 pandemic.
Months after it was announced that the Nigerian Television Authority and Wale Adenuga Productions had embarked on a ground-breaking partnership to revive the iconic TV drama series, ‘The Village Headmaster’, it was recently announced that the recording stage of the first season had been successfully-concluded, and the promotional trailer had started airing across Nigeria.
Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni looked headed for a sixth term as president with election results Saturday placing him firmly ahead of his main rival, who has cried fraud and whose home has been put under heavy guard.
KRC Genk Sporting director Dimitri De Conde believes Paul Onuachu has the talent to play for any club in the world.
The federal government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mota-Engil Group, a multinational engineering and construction company, for the construction of $1.959 billion Kano to Maradi (Niger Republic) rail line project.
The deceased, identified simply as Inspector Madaki, Inspector Lawal and Sergeant Ibrahim, were said to have been transferred from MOPOL 47 in Zaria, Kaduna State to Delta State about one year ago.
A nursing mother, Suni Awari, has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit in place of her brother, Napoleon Dede, who allegedly took part in armed robbery in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, before fleeing.
As the second wave of COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly across Nigeria, more people are dying from the disease, a situation health officials attributed to late referral of COVID-19 patients to treatment centres.
A candidate for the presidency of the French Football Federation (FFF) says he would demand the recall of Karim Benzema to the national team, despite the Real Madrid striker facing trial over a blackmail case involving a former France team-mate.