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Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise by 276

Nigeria has had an increase of 276 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 249 deaths and 2,385 patients discharged from the isolation centres across the country having been deemed well enough to go home. The Nigeria Centre for…

*Sanwo-olu commiserates with New Telegraph Newspaper on editor’s death (Guardian) *COVID-19: Lagos to re-open schools if… – Education commissioner (Vanguard)

Sanwo-olu commiserates with New Telegraph Newspaper on editor’s death (Guardian) Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commiserated with the management and staff of the New Telegraph newspaper on the death of its former Saturday editor, Alhaji Waheed Bakare, describing…

Super Eagles star Osimhen loses father, Pinnick mourns

Patrick Osimhen, the father of Nigeria international Victor Osimhen, has passed away, the Lille goal poacher took to social media to announce the sad news yesterday. “Rest in peace dad. I have no words to describe this feeling,” Osimhen wrote.…

El Hadji Diouf confesses: Okocha’s the most talented player I’ve ever seen

Former Senegalese forward, El Hadji Diouf has made a not so shocking remark about Nigeria’s Veteran retired maestro, Austin Okocha, as he revealed he is the most talented African football player he has ever seen picking him ahead of Samuel…

Alexandra Trusova enters the Guinness Book of World Records for incredible quad-jumping skills

Russian figure skating trailblazer Alexandra Trusova has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female skater to successfully land a quadruple flip jump at an international competition. “The first quadruple flip jump in a figure…

Odion Ighalo: China return likely for on-loan Man Utd striker

Striker Odion Ighalo looks set to return to China when his loan deal expires on 31 May, with Manchester United struggling to agree an extension with Shanghai Shenhua. The Nigerian, 30, was signed on a short-term loan deal in January…

Buhari, Oyetola mourn New Telegraph’s editor Bakare

It was a sad moment for the media industry yesterday as the Saturday Editor of New Telegraph newspaper, Mr Waheed Bakare, was buried amid tears from family and friends. Bakare, 50, died late Sunday, after the Eid-el-Fitri celebration after a…

NRL’s idea to return crowds to stadiums within weeks ‘absurd and dangerous’, says doctors’ association

The NRL’s ambitious push to get crowds back into stadiums on match days in a matter of weeks has been dismissed as “absurd and dangerous” by the Australian Medical Association. With the NRL to resume its suspended 2020 season behind…

Who is Afraid of Toni Kan?

Nigerian twitter is abuzz with news of the appointment of Toni Kan as Spokesperson to the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. Wailers are insisting that Toni Kan, award-winning writer, Public relations expert and media entrepreneur…

Ex-Premier League striker Pavel Pogrebnyak hospitalised with coronavirus

Former English Premier League and Russian international striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has been hospitalized with bilateral pneumonia after falling ill with coronavirus over the weekend, his wife has confirmed. The 36-year-old, who currently plays for Russian Premier League club FC Ural…

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