Osimhen escapes as 3 Lille players test positive for Coronavirus

July 18, 2020 Editor 0

Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen escaped but three Lille midfielders Renato Sanches, Jonathan Ikone and Jonathan Bamba have tested positive for COVID-19, coach Christophe Galtier said on Saturday, calling for more firmness in enforcing social distancing. All three tested positive last Monday, Galtier said after a 2-1 friendly win at Belgian first-division club Mouscron. He said Sanches, a Euro 2016 Read More

Adopt staggered school resumption, VC urges FG

July 15, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Vice-Chancellor of Chrisland University  Abeokuta, Ogun state, Professor Peace Chinedum Babalola, has advised the federal government to adopt staggered reopening of schools across the country. Babalola, a Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, spoke at the 5th matriculation ceremony of the institution held virtually in Abeokuta Wednesday. The federal government had Monday released guidelines outlining actions, measures and requirements needed for the Read More

NGO takes COVID-19 awareness campaign to banks in Bayelsa

June 23, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

As the number confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Bayelsa state increased from 32 to 177 in one week, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Covid-19 volunteers of Bayelsa state, has embarked on a sensitisation campaign for staff and customers of banks operating within Yenagoa metropolis.Speaking to newsmen shortly after the enlightenment campaign, the Coordinator of the foundation, Karimo Sokari, frowned at the Read More

Breaking: FCTA unseals Jabi Lake mall, 10 days after

June 23, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A Federal Capital Territory  (FCT ) magistrate, Monday, re-opened Jabi Lake mall, 10 days after ordering its management to publish an unreserved apology to government in national dailies, for hosting the Lagos-based controversial artist, Naira Marley in concert. The mall was shut down last week by an order of same court for organising a drive-in-concert which attracted crowd within the premises, against the Read More

Saudi Arabia set to reopen mosques in Mecca

June 19, 2020 AFP 0

The kingdom has taken restrictive measures against the virus, particularly in Mecca, but the number of new coronavirus cases has notably increased in recent days. “The mosques in the holy city will begin to reopen their doors to the faithful on Sunday after three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the state-run Al-Ekhbariya channel reported, citing a decision Read More

Breaking: At last, Premier League returns

May 28, 2020 Editor 0

Premier League clubs have agreed on a restart date of June 20 in what is a huge breakthrough for their Project Restart plans, according to the Mirror. The Premier League have desperately been trying to finalise plans to get the season back underway again following its suspension at the beginning of March amid the coronavirus crisis. And now a big breakthrough appears to Read More

Covid-19: Excitement abound as Kaduna SWAN distributes palliatives, Sirawoo assures members nationwide of support

May 24, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Registered members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Kaduna state chapter were in high spirits on Friday as they receive palliatives in food items.The distribution which held at the Kaduna SWAN office within the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna, while observing social distancing and use of face mask, saw 28 SWAN members, pencilled down by the Comrade Isaiah Benjamin-led Read More

Kante stays away from Chelsea training

May 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

N’Golo Kante has been allowed to stay away from Chelsea’s return to training due to his coronavirus fears. The French World Cup winner joined up with Frank Lampard’s squad on Tuesday as Chelsea resumed training following the Premier League’s decision to allow socially distanced sessions. But the 29-year-old missed Wednesday’s small group practice with the blessing of Chelsea manager Frank Read More

Spurs probe Aurier’s third apparent lockdown breach

May 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tottenham have launched an investigation after Ivory Coast defender Serge Aurier appeared to flout social-distancing rules for a third time by getting a haircut during the coronavirus lockdown. Aurier posted an Instagram photo on Tuesday showing off his new haircut and tagged the barber Justin Carr in his post. “Yes Sir @justscuts #LeCoiffeurEstBon?? (the hairdresser is good)” Aurier wrote next Read More

Eid-el-Fitr: Don’t throw away Covid-19 protocols, Gumi tells Muslims

May 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of Eid-el-Fitr celebrations, Islamic scholars, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has urged Muslims to observe the Covid-19 lockdown regulations to ensure that “we don’t lose what we have gained in two months so far in one day”. Speaking to newsmen shortly after Governor Nasir el-Rufai met with some clerics in government house on Monday evening, the Islamic scholar, who is also a medical Read More

Ronaldo out of quarantine, returns to Juventus training

May 19, 2020 Agency Report 0

Five-times World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo rejoined Serie A champions Juventus for training on Tuesday after an absence of 72 days that included the last two weeks in quarantine. The 35-year-old was filmed arriving at the Turin club’s Continassa training ground in a black car and was due to undergo a medical before joining coach Maurizio Sarri and Read More

Breaking: Nasarawa lifts ban on worship centres

May 19, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government Tuesday, announced the lifting on the ban on Mosques and Churches for a period of two weeks. This was part of the resolutions arrived at during the stakeholders’ meeting at the government house Lafia, the state capital. State Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Culture,  Comrade Dogo Shammah, said the review was part of measures put in place Read More

Before rebellion engulfs lockdown

May 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

One of the greatest challenges facing leaders today is the task of determining just how to control the spread of the coronavirus with local, state, and federal governments needing to, from time to time, take decisions and actions that will cast their functionality, practicality and competence to the fore.  With no vaccine or therapeutic drugs available against COVID-19, confinement and Read More

Breaking: In UK, Coronavirus deaths surpass 30,000

May 6, 2020 TheSun 0

United Kingdom coronavirus death toll, Wednesday, passed 30,000 as 649 more people died across the country. Health authorities confirmed the overall number of fatalities had hit 30,076 as the deadly bug continues to spread. And 6,111 new cases of the deadly bug were recorded in the past 24 hours after 69,463 tests were administered. The rise corresponds to a rise in testing Read More

COVID-19: Jubilation as Anambra celebrates first church service in 28 days

April 26, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

 Residents of Anambra state, Sunday, celebrated what could be described as her first official boom in religious activities following  the lift on ban for congregational worship in the state.The state Governor, Willie Obiano, had in a statewide on Saturday night, relaxed the lockdown order  which had been for 28 days due to coronavirus pandemic, urging movements and church services although Read More

Revealed! When Premier League ‘ll resume

April 24, 2020 TheSun 0

Premier League football could be back on TV within weeks — in a major boost for bored Brits. Boris Johnson has been briefed on plans for matches to be played behind closed doors and sees the resumption of live sport as key to boosting the moral of the nation after weeks of being shut inside. Other football leagues, tennis, cricket and horse Read More

NNN wants Abba Kyari immortalised

April 23, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Management and staff of New Nigerian Newspapers Ltd, have condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, describing him as a patriotic nationalist, who deserves to be immortalized.The pioneer news publishing outfit in Northern Nigeria, in a statement signed by its acting Managing Director, Alhaji Yusuf Musa Kontagora, in Kaduna on Read More

Ahmed Musa opens up on his Coronavirus status

April 23, 2020 Editor 0

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, has asked Nigerians to disregard claims that he has contracted COVID-19. Musa who plays in Saudi Arabia while speaking via his official Instagram handle, lamented that at a time people were battling a pandemic, some individuals are bent on gaining popularity by spreading falsehood online. “It has come to my notice that certain individuals have decided to Read More

No gun salute, celebration as Queen Elizabeth 11 clocks 94

April 21, 2020 AFP 0

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 94th birthday on Tuesday, but the traditional gun salute was called off this year because of the coronavirus crisis. The monarch was said to be marking the occasion with her 98-year-old husband, Prince Philip, at Windsor Castle, west of London. The couple, whose age puts them in a high-risk category for COVID-19, have been Read More

ICYMI: 58 key points of Buhari’s broadcast on lockdown extension

April 13, 2020 Editor 0

ADDRESS BY H.E. MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE EXTENSION OF COVID- 19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN AT THE STATE HOUSE, ABUJAMONDAY, 13TH APRIL, 2020 1. In my address on Sunday, 29th March, 2020, I asked the residents of Lagos and Ogun States as well as the Federal Capital Territory to stay at home for an initial Read More

Zenit use drone to deliver award during lockdown

April 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Social distancing may have stopped players and club officials from meeting in person but Zenit St Petersburg had a novel idea when they delivered their Player of the Month award using a drone. Brazilian Malcom won nearly 30% of the fan vote to pick up the award for March after Zenit build a nine-point lead at the top of the Read More