FA Cup: Ceballos stoppage-time strike sends Arsenal into semis

June 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Substitute Daniel Ceballos fired Arsenal into the FA Cup semifinals with a stoppage-time goal that sealed a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday. Arsenal, record 13-times winners of the trophy, went ahead after 23 minutes when Chris Basham fouled Alexandre Lacazette in the penalty area and Pepe rattled home the spot-kick. Arsenal struggled in the second Read More

Blaydes sets new record in Volkov win

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Curtis Blaydes set a new heavyweight record for takedowns en route to a unanimous-decision victory over Alexander Volkov in Las Vegas. American Blaydes, 29, recorded 14 takedowns, with the first coming less than 10 seconds into the fight. He dominated the Russian over the five rounds to improve his record to 14-2, with the judges scoring the contest 49-46, 48-47 Read More

Kwara discharges 8 Covid-19 patients, records 5 new cases

June 7, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara State Government on Sunday discharged eight COVID-19 patients after they have twice tested negative to the virus. That brings to 52 the total number of discharged patients in the state. Meanwhile, the state has also recorded five more cases, bringing to 132 the tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the north central state.  With the new five cases, Kwara Read More

Federer may never win another Grand Slam – Ivanisevic

June 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic believes that Roger Federer may not win another Grand Slam title before he retires. Ivanisevic was speaking in an interview on Nova TV when he explained his prediction that both Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will break Federer’s record for majors won. “When one day everyone finishes their career, then an account will be made,” he Read More

Re:Celebrating Matawalle’s one year of failure

June 4, 2020 Tukur Dan Fulani 0

Sheikh Usman Dan Fodio, of blessed memory, said that conscience is an open wound and only truth can heal it. In Zamfara state, the conscience of former Governor Abdulazeez Yari and that of his administration’s apologists is continuously haunting them in an endless pursuit of a worrying vicious circle. In a grand design to rubbish the God-chosen administration of Governor Read More

COVID-19: Gombe discharges 39 patients

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Additional 39 persons have been discharged from various isolation centers in Gombe after tests of their recovery from coronavirus were confirmed. The Chairman of the taskforce, Prof. Idris Mohammed, disclosed this during the committee’s daily briefing in Gombe on Tuesday. He stated that with the recent 39, the state has now discharged 59 people.  He said, of the 59 discharged persons, Read More

COVID-19: ‘Why we started decontamination of Oyo secretariat’

April 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Oyo state government has explained the reason behind its decision to begin the decontamination of the state with the state Secretariat among other places in the fight against the novel coronavirus. Accordingly, it said the decontamination effort will not be as done in many places, the state government said it would only decontaminate places where there is record or report Read More

Bayelsa govt charges primary health workers on COVID 19

April 5, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Bayelsa state government has charged primary health workers to intensify efforts at preventing the outbreak and spread of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, gave the charge at a meeting with the Coordinators of Primary healthcare in the eight local government areas of the state in Yenagoa. Senator Ewhrudjakpo urged them not Read More

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NCC deactivates 2.2m anonymous SIM cards

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

…Says 184m registered SIM database clean The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has rid mobile networks of improperly or invalidly-registered SIM cards. This was to ensure that over 184 million registered SIM cards/mobile lines across MNOs’ networks have valid data that are traceable and not anonymous, according to executive vice chairman of NCC Professor Umar Garba Danbatta. He said, “By our Read More

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PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc appoints new CFO

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Board of Directors of (the Board’) PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc (‘the Company’), has announced appointment of Zuber Momoniat as the company’s new Chief Finance Officer of the Company effective 1st April 2020. His appointment followed the resignation of Mr. Pedro Barreto, as Chief Finance Officer of the Company effective 31st March 2020 to enable him to pursue other personal Read More

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Kipruto sets 10km road world record in Valencia

January 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto set a new 10km road world record as compatriot Sheila Chepkirui won the women’s race at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja in Spain on Sunday. World 10 000m bronze medallist Kipruto clocked 26 minutes 24 seconds to shave 14 seconds off the yet-to-be-ratified mark set by Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei six weeks ago at a different course in the Read More

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Malnutrition: Gombe records 12 deaths, admits 1, 732 in 3 months

July 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Gombe State has recorded 12 deaths while 1, 732 other children have been admitted across the state for severe cases of malnutrition between January and March 2019 as against the 99 deaths and 13, 594 admitted children recorded in 2018. Mr. Usman Baraya, Gombe State Nutrition Officer told newsmen in Gombe that between 2018 and the first quarter of 2019, Read More

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Tennis: Giant killer Fognini wins Monte Carlo

April 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Italy’s Fabio Fognini thrilled a crowd composed mainly of his countrymen as he defeated Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 to win the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday. The 13th seed based just 20 kilometres over the border in San Remo, became the first from Italy to lift a trophy here in 51 years, following on from Nicola Pietrangeli, who watched his Read More

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Liverpool face derby test as EPL title race heats up

February 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 English Premier League (EPL) leaders Liverpool will need to maintain their excellent recent record against Everton in Sunday’s Merseyside derby if they are to hold their advantage over second-placed Manchester City. Liverpool are unbeaten in 18 matches against their neighbours — separated only by a park — since a defeat in October 2018, and the current 33-point gap tells its Read More

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Marylove lead Team Nigeria title defense in Togo

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Stories By Lekan Olaseinde Abuja Oyinlomo Quadri and Marylove Edwards headline Team Nigeria’s title defense as the 2018 ITF/CAT West and Central Africa Junior Championship Qualifiers serves off in Lome, Togo later today. The team left Lagos yesterday morning and are scheduled to arrive the venue same day. Nigeria is aiming for a record-extending seventh consecutive overall winners title at Read More

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Turkey minister tells police to break drug dealers’ legs

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Turkey’s Interior Minister SuleymanSoylu has been criticised for saying police should break the legs of drug dealers who are seen outside schools. The Turkish Human Rights Association (IHD) and secular opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet both accused Mr Soylu of incitement to commit a crime. He pledged to take the blame for it. “If a dealer is near a school the police Read More

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Global food import bills to hit record $1.41trn in 2017

November 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Benjamin Umuteme Abuja Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has said that despite large production and robust supply import bill on food will rise to $1.41 trillion this year. In its latest Food Outlook for 2017, FAO noted that it represents a 6 percent increase compared to 2016 and the second highest tally on record. The UN Agency noted stated Read More