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Lagos State’s single-day COVID-19 figure exceeded the 500 mark on Monday as 859 new infections were reported across the country.While the state accounted for 555 of the total figure, the remaining 304 cases were confirmed in 12 other states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this in […]

National League leaders Chesterfield will visit last season’s runners-up Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup. Elsewhere Liverpool will entertain League One Shrewsbury and Manchester City will visit Swindon Town.Aston Villa have been drawn at Manchester United, West Ham will host Leeds and holders Leicester welcome Watford in all-Premier League ties. The third […]

Oromoni was allegedly bullied and tortured to death. Three students of Dowen College are currently in police custody over the death of 12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed. Odumosu also said that two other students of the school linked with the assault, are at large, with those in police custody helping the Command with […]

Lionel Messi has won a record seventh Ballon d’Or, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to the title. The forward inspired Argentina to their first Copa America title since 1993, ending his long wait for silverware at international level. He also lifted the Copa del Rey with Barcelona before joining Paris Saint-Germain last summer. Messi collected […]

Aston Villa have announced Steven Gerrard as new manager as seen in a statement on the club’s website on Thursday. The former Liverpool captain joined Villa from Glasgow Rangers which he guided to the Scottish Premiership title last season Speaking on the appointment, CEO Christian Purslow said the 41-year-old has the experience which the club […]

A new survey by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revealed that Nigerian banks closed about 234 branches across the country in 2020 alone due to the economic and health crisis brought on by the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic. The IMF released the results of the twelfth annual financial access survey for 2021. On a […]

Ikoyi Building Collapse: Nine Rescued As Death Toll Rises To 36The Federal Government has given an update on the rescue operation going on at the scene of the 21-storey building collapse in Ikoyi, Lagos.Speaking to reporters on Thursday morning, Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the South-West Region, Ibrahim Farinloye, said the […]

The initial enthusiasm that greeted the launch of the eNaira last Monday seems to have waned as the number of downloads has reduced in the last five days, rising from about 180,000 on Tuesday to roughly 220,000, on Sunday The PUNCH has observed. The PUNCH observed that within 48 hours after the app was launched […]

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and several others have been conferred fellowship awards by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. “I’m honoured to be made a fellow of a prestigious Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria,” Mrs Okonjo-Iweala said on Saturday during a virtual event of the CIBN’s 2021 Fellowship […]

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) released the sum of N739.965 billion to Federal, States and Local Governments in September. According to source, this was disclosed in a statement by Mr Oshundun Olajide, Deputy Director (Information), Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, on Thursday. The Ministry also revealed that the Gross Revenue available from […]


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