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COVID-19: Nigeria records 1,280 recoveries, highest single-day count in 2 weeks

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the country reported 1,280 recoveries from COVID-19 within 24 hours on Wednesday — representing the highest single-day count in two weeks. The last time the number of discharged patients from a singe-day count surpassed 1,000 was on February 16, 2021 — with...

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Northern traders lift blockade on perishable food supply to south

Northern traders have agreed to begin the supply of perishable food items to southern states and end the blockade of food trucks that began on February 25. The traders agreed to a partial suspension of blockage. Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state governor, is currently holding a meeting with the leadership...



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Gov. Sanwo-Olu and others sign the N100bn bond

Lagos raises N100bn bond to finance infrastructure

Lagos State Government has opened a new chapter in its stride towards attaining self-sustenance in finance and governance. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday, signed documents for the issuance of N100.33 billion bond, which the State raised from capital market to fund infrastructure and pressing capital projects. At a signing ceremony...



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Messi against a Sevilla player

Messi takes Barca within two points to the top

Lionel Messi scored and created the other as Barcelona beat in-form Sevilla and went within two points of La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Messi fed Ousmane Dembele to slot home the opener before team-mate Sergino Dest hit the post. Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet had a header disallowed for offside - and...
Man City's Raheem Sterling jumps to head home the opening goal against Arsenal

Sterling strikes early as leaders Man City sink Arsenal

Manchester City moved a step closer to the Premier League title as Raheem Sterling’s early goal gave the runaway leaders a 1-0 win against Arsenal on Sunday. Pep Guardiola’s side made it 18 successive victories in all competitions thanks to Sterling’s second-minute header at the Emirates Stadium. With 13 games left,...



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Once again, Nigeria is tottering at the precipice. The last time I felt this way was 1993 after the annulment of the June 12 presidential election and an implosion hung precariously in the polity after the mandate of late Moshood Abiola was annulled. The events that followed that, fed...
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It was the English bard, William Shakespeare who wrote the enigmatic play “All’s Well that Ends Well”, which is regarded alongside “Measure for Measure” and “Troilus and Cressida” as Shakespeare’s problem plays on account of the heroes and heroines who are flawed in many ways. A consideration of the trending...