Home Topics News

News

Lucas Torreira

Arsenal reject Atletico Madrid bid for midfielder

Atletico Madrid have seen an opening offer for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira rejected by the Gunners.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

NRC denies report of bandits attacks on Abuja-Kaduna train

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has denied reports of alleged bandits attacks on Abuja-Kaduna train KA4 between Asham and Kubwa on Monday afternoon.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Report: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala acquired US citizenship in 2019

Nigeria’s former Finance and Foreign Affairs Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has taken American citizenship, more than 40 years after she studied in the United States.
Swiss Health Minister, Alain Berset, however, warned that the situation could get out of control.

Switzerland records highest daily increase in virus cases since April

The Swiss Office of Public Health, on Wednesday, reported 383 new cases of the coronavirus within 24 hours, the highest daily tally since the peak of the outbreak in April.
Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.

Canada finance minister resigns

Canada’s finance minister Bill Morneau announced his resignation Monday, on the heels of an ethics scandal and amid a reported split with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over pandemic spending.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Reps: NDDC spent N82 billion on condolences, travel allowance, coronavirus, others in five months

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Wednesday, interrogated officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Auditor-General of the Federation over an alleged N82.5bn spent by the NDDC between January and May 2020.
David Luiz is an “unbelievable player”, according to Pablo Mari, with an Arsenal new boy welcoming the opportunity work with a decorated Brazil international.

Agent backs David Luiz to extend Arsenal contract

David Luiz agent Kia Joorabchian is confident the Brazilian wants to extend his stay at Arsenal despite being out of contract and there is a “very high chance” it will happen.
Google is creating a website for people to screen their health and help them find testing sites at Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart locations

Google search results to take ‘page experience’ into account next year

Google will change how its algorithms rank websites in search results, the company announced today. Starting sometime early next year, if your website has a poor “page experience,” it may show up lower on search results.
Premier League teams are in the race to sign Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis following his impressive performance for his club side Club Brugge.

Emmanuel Dennis reveals highlights of 2019/20 season

Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis says his goals against Real Madrid and Manchester United are the highlights of his 2019/20 campaign.
Dubai-based mega carrier, Emirates Airlines, has stopped flight operations to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos until the airport’s Instrument Landing System (ILS) is fixed.

Emirates plans to cut about 30,000 jobs amid virus outbreak

Emirates Group is planning to cut about 30,000 jobs to reduce costs amid the coronavirus outbreak, which will bring down its number of employees by about 30 per cent from more than 105,000.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Edo, Ondo guber polls must hold as scheduled

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said Edo and Ondo gubernatorial elections must hold in order to avert a constitutional crisis despite the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the country.

My coronavirus anecdotes and the dangers ahead

This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Coronavirus wipes out whole family, father, mother, son

Coronavirus has wiped out a whole family in the United States, killing father, mother and their son.
Kenya Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge displays the newly designed 1000 Kenyan shilling bank note during a news conference at the Central Bank in Nairobi, Kenya, June 3, 2019. REUTERS-Baz Ratner

Kenya’s economy to grow by an estimated 6.4 percent in 2021 – central bank...

Kenya’s economy is expected to rebound with growth of 6.4% in 2021 compared with an expected expansion of 2.3% this year, central bank governor Patrick Njoroge said on Thursday.
According to DHS Science and Technology Advisor, Bill Bryan, “Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have in killing the virus on surfaces and in the air.

Coronavirus: Experts caution against injecting disinfectant after Donald Trump statement

“And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute,” he said. “One minute! And is there a way we can do something, by an injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that. So, that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me.”
A public health professional, Dr Jennifer Braimah, on Thursday counselled Nigerians to be selective of news they digest as measures to deal with depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Expert suggests measures to handle depression during lockdown

A public health professional, Dr Jennifer Braimah, on Thursday counselled Nigerians to be selective of news they digest as measures to deal with depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Gene, whose full name is Eugene Merril Deitch, was born in Chicago on August 8, 1924, and died April 16, 2020.

Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch passes on

According to Metro News, the 95-year-old Oscar-winning illustrator died ‘unexpectedly’ in his apartment, Petr Himmel, his Czech publisher confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
“Stay at home,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a televised address to the nation, as he unveiled unprecedented peacetime measures after the country’s death toll climbed to 335.

Britain moves to drop Huawei as 5G vendor over coronavirus

The UK is moving to drop Huawei as a vendor for the country’s 5G cellphone network in a major blow to Communist China over poor coronavirus transparency.

Recent Stories

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has hailed a test event for the partial return of supporters as a success, after 2,500 fans attended Brighton’s friendly with Chelsea.

Premier League ‘certain’ return of fans would be ‘safe’ as government ‘pause’ plans

Premier League authorities insist they are ‘certain’ that a staged return for fans is ‘safe’ as the government pauses plans to allow supporters back inside sporting stadia.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ekiti: Police place N5 million bounty on wanted ‘notorious criminal’

Ekiti State Police Command has placed a N5 million bounty on a suspected serial bank robber and kidnapper.
Laycon, Big Brother Naija lockdown housemate, has revealed that he actually entered this season’s reality show to ‘catch cruise.’

#BBNaija enthusiast predicts Laycon as winner of Sunday’s grand finale

Mr Desmond Urama, a Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) Lockdown 2020 enthusiast, says Laycon, one of the housemates, will emerge overall best in the Sunday grand finale of the live TV show.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arraign carpenter for ‘receiving’ stolen property

The police on Tuesday arraigned a 45-year-old carpenter, Ebenezer Olorunleka, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly receiving a stolen car.
The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC boss decries wobbly Nigerian fiscal regime

Mallam Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has said that the absence of a stable fiscal environment is inhibiting the growth of the Nigerian petroleum industry, especially the upstream sector.