Metro & Crime

Two arrested while robbing on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway long bridge

    Two suspected armed robbers were over the weekend arrested on the notorious long bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while robbing motorists. The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this on Sunday in a press statement. Oyeyemi said the two male suspects, Ibrahim Nura, 27, an indigine of Kebbi […]

Metro & Crime

Man shoots two teenagers dead after they asked how tall he was

  Two teenage boys were shot to death after asking the suspect how tall he was when they were buying candy from a store. The incident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday June 20 after three teenage boys went to a store in South Chicago to buy some candy and ended up having a […]

News

US leads as global coronavirus cases top 10m

  More than 10 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared around the world, Johns Hopkins and media sources reported Sunday, half of them in Europe and the United States. A tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University registered the grim milestone on Sunday after India and Russia added thousands of new cases, reports […]

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Ajimobi’s remains buried at his Oluyole, Ibadan residence

  Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan The remains of the former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who died of coronavirus on Thursday, June 25 were laid to rest in his Oluyole, Ibadan residence at 9.25 a.m. The burial was conducted amidst tight security and full compliance to the COVID-19 guidelines monitored by the officials of the […]

Travel & Tourism

Chinese city launches self-driving ride service  

Ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (DiDi) on Saturday launched the trial run of self-driving ride service on designated test roads in the eastern metropolis of Shanghai. Users who have registered in advance on DiDi’s mobile app can hail an autonomous vehicle for a free ride, as long as their points of departure and arrival are within […]

Feature

How humane nature of philanthropist saved Edo youngster from prison

  CAJETAN MMUTA in this report highlights how a popular Edo State-born philanthropist and business magnate as well as ex-pilot, Captain Hosa Wells Okunbo’s kind heartedness and humane sipirt paved way for a young indigene of the state from being dumped into the dark room of the state’s Correctional Center after he launched a malicious […]

Sports

Arthur set for Juve medical ahead of £72.5m Barca switch

  Arthur flew to Turin on Saturday night in order to undergo a medical with Juventus on Sunday ahead of a £72.5m switch from Barcelona. The midfielder will then fly back to Spain the same day and resume training with Barcelona ahead of their match against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, reports Sky Sports. The Brazil […]

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Opposition leader wins Malawi’s presidential election re-run

  Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera won this week’s presidential election re-run with 58.57 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said Saturday. It was a dramatic reversal of fortune for the incumbent, Peter Mutharika, whose victory in the May 2019 election was overturned by the Constitutional Court, citing widespread fraud. Some 6.8 million voters in […]

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Nigeria records highest daily COVID-19 toll

* As NCDC warns: ‘Using face shields alone not enough to prevent virus spread’ Exactly four months since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed on February 27, 2020, Nigeria has recorded its highest daily toll of new infections with 779 cases. The new cases were confirmed for 21 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s infections shoot past 24,000 with 779 new cases

  The nation saw a major spike in the number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announcing 779 new cases to take the total to 24,077. In Lagos State alone the figure was 285. Rivers was second with 68, while the FCT tied Edo State in third place […]