Ogun confirms new case of coronavirus

April 1, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state government Tuesday confirmed a new case of Coronavirus bringing the total number of cases recorded so far in the state to four. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Tomi Coker, who confirmed this to journalists at a press conference in Abeokuta, the state capital, said the new case is one of the 32 contacts of the third Read More

COVID -19: Group distributes protective materials to Kaduna community

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Crock City Homecoming Group, a community advancement initiative, has distributed protective materials to Kufana community in Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, to check the spread of coronavirus. The project coordinator of the group, Timothy Felix, made this known Tuesday. Felix said the group had distributed 100 hand sanitisers and face masks to the community, He said the gesture Read More

ASUU joins campaign against coronavirus, distributes sanitisers

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has joined the campaign to curb the spread of the coronavirus by providing some intervention materials. The materials included sanitisers, handbills and posters as well as jingles aimed at sensitising Nigerians on the pandemic. ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, flagged off the distribution of the materials in Ibadan Tuesday. Ogunyemi, who was represented Read More

Obasanjo, ex-presidents urge fight against coronavirus

April 1, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and 11 other former Presidents in Africa have called for a concerted effort from all African countries to fight the spread of coronavirus in the continent. The African leaders in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital through Obasanjo’s media assistant, Kehinde Akinyemi, appealed to leaders and elites at national, regional, and Read More

COVID-19: NOA tells Kogites what to do

April 1, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) has appealed   to the residents and the people of Kogi state to display high level of compliance with the ‘stay at home’ order by the Kogi state government as part of measures to prevent the spread of corona virus pandemic. This was contained in a statement signed by the  director of the agency, Ambassador Mohammed Othman Read More

COVID-19: Red Cross calls for support

April 1, 2020 John Oba 0

The Nigeria Red Cross Society has called on donor agencies, international agencies and well spirited Nigerians to support it to scale up the fight against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic.  Secretary General of the Nigerian Red Cross, Mr Abubakar Kende, at a press conference in Abuja  Tuesday said the society is well disposed to receiving support in cash, food and non-food Read More

CSOs kick over antagonistic stand on army

April 1, 2020 Agi Onda 0

   The Conference of Civil Society Organisations for Peace, Security and National Development has criticised the continuous stand of an online news portal, Sahara Reporters to ridicule the efforts of men and officers of the Nigerian Army who are in the battle field to end the Book Haram scourge in the north east region. The CSOs in a statement signed by its conveners, Read More

$8.2m scandal hits postponed Tokyo 2020 due to COVID-19

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Barely one week after the Tokyo Olympic Games was postponed to July 2021 by the organisers and host due to Coronavirus, a huge corruption allegation of $8.2m, camera gifts, has been brought against the host Japan in its bidding process. A businessman who received millions of dollars for his work on Tokyo’s successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, which Read More

Lagos handball association shares food items to under-aged players

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Lagos State Handball Association LSHA have taken a humanitarian step to distribute food items to her under aged players. This is done to lessen the burden of the impending lock down in major cities in the country. Chairman of the LSHA, Adeola Opeifa, together with members of the association, yesterday 30th March, finds it necessary to extend this kind Read More

New S/Eagles invitee ranks 3rd expensive player in Belgium

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles new invitee and Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis has been ranked as the third most expensive player in Belgium after his transfer market value was put at 17 million Euros (about 7 billion Naira). Jonathan David of KAA Gent is the costliest player in Belgium with a market value of 25 million Euros. Dennis, who has already been Read More

I ‘ll not give a second thought on Shenhua £400K a week – Udeze

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles defender Ifeanyi Udeze has made it clear that he will never have a second thought on accepting Shanghai Shenhua’s £400,000 per week offer given to Odion Ighalo.  Udeze’s statement comes after the Chinese Super League side Shanghai offered Odion Ighalo a contract extension which will make him the highest paid African player if he accepts.  Shanghai actually Read More

COVID-19: Dare wishes Gov. Makinde quick recovery

April 1, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has joined other concerned citizens of Oyo State ,family and friends of the state’s Governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde to wish him a quick recovery after he confirmed testing positive to COVID-19. The minister commended Governor Makinde for reinforcing the key messaging for slowing down the spread of the Covid-19 virus by deciding to Read More

World title fight: Joshua, Pulev bout now July

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Much anticipated heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev will not hold until later in the month of July, at least, due to the rampaging coronavirus crisis, SunSport reports.  English sports promoter Eddie Hearn made this revelation on Monday, March 30, saying the bout which was earlier scheduled for June 20 has been shifted forward due to the global Read More

CAF: Confederation Cup finalists to qualify for Champions League

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The two finalists from the Confederation Cup will qualify straight into the champions league starting from next season the continental football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF) have decided It was a style adopted by UEFA few years back in order to increase the competition in the Europa League,. The acceptance of the system means that the finalists of Read More

NPFL: Akwa Utd keep in shape, as break lingers over COVID-19

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

There was no dull moment at the camp of Akwa United football Club of Uyo as some of the players who didn’t travel for the Covid-19 induced break engaged each other in various games and sporting challenge. Among those who are still in camp include; goalkeeper Jean Efala, defenders Denis Nya, Godspower Igudia and Kodjovi Dadzie. Midfield trio of Dare Read More

Chelsea to battle Real Madrid, Man Utd for Osimhen

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea are among a host of European heavyweights queuing up to sign Lille striker Victor Osimhen, according to reports. The Blues are searching for attacking reinforcements to shoulder the goalscoring burden alongside Tammy Abraham and are interested in signing the Nigerian frontman this summer. However, numerous other high-profile rivals including Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham are also said to be Read More