Okonjo-Iweala set to lead World Trade Organization

< 1 min read Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been recommended to become the new director-general of the World Trade Organisation. A key group of WTO ambassadors proposed Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization, Reuters reported on Wednesday. The recommendation of Okonjo-Iweala was made by three WTO ambassadors, the so-called “troika”, after consulting with members in a series of closed-door meetings in…

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Campaigners set to elect leaders as police urge halt to violence

< 1 min read The #EndSARS protesters are set to elect their leaders across the country, just few days after President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech, which has been widely censured for its content. A group, suspected to be in the protest, disclosed to The Guardian that provision had been made for online voting via Google form. Buhari had last week Thursday appealed to the youths…

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Looted COVID-19 palliatives not hoarded, kept for vulnerable people – NGF

2 min read The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Monday said the looted COVID-19 palliative in warehouses in some states were not hoarded but kept for vulnerable. The NGF Head of Media and Public Affairs, Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, made the clarification in a statement issued on Monday morning in Abuja. ”While some state are yet to begin distribution because they had not fully…

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Looting continues nationwide

5 min read • Youths risk death over expired foods, drugs • Many killed, many injured • Abuja, Adamawa, Taraba, Kogi under attack • NAFDAC, Kaduna urge caution • SERAP asks ICPC to probe hoarded palliatives Looting of items meant for COVID-19 palliatives, which began few days ago, continued in warehouses across the country, spreading to the nation’s seat of power, the Federal…

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Pulev says Joshua fight is set for London on December 12

< 1 min read Kubrat Pulev will fight heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua, in London on December 12, Bulgaria’s IBF mandatory challenger said on Monday. The 39-year-old had been scheduled to meet Joshua on June 20 but the fight was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “No turning back, no procrastination! Kubrat Pulev vs Anthony Joshua! The date is December 12th and the place…

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Trump tells fans on post-Covid comeback tour: ‘I feel so powerful’

3 min read Deprived of his beloved campaign trail for 10 days by Covid-19, President Donald Trump took center stage again Monday in Florida, vowing that he is in “great shape” with 22 days to go until he faces Joe Biden in the election. “I went through it and now they say I’m immune,” Trump told a cheering crowd in Sanford, near Orlando,…

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Hamilton matches Schumacher’s record with 91st win

3 min read Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record 91 Formula One wins on Sunday with an Eifel Grand Prix victory that catapulted the Mercedes driver closer to a seventh world championship. While the Briton triumphed at the Nuerburgring, the German circuit where Ferrari great Schumacher won five times, team mate Valtteri Bottas suffered a huge hit to his title hopes with…

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King Nadal continues Paris reign with record-equalling 20th Slam

3 min read Spaniard Rafael Nadal inflicted one of the most humiliating defeats on great rival Novak Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday, thrashing the world number one 6-0 6-2 7-5 to lift a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam men’s singles title. Tennis fans would have been salivating at the prospect of another epic clash in one of the sport’s greatest rivalries…

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History repeats self, Akeredolu wins Ondo governorship election

3 min read • Buhari, APC, Lawan, others hail election, congratulate gov • Yiaga Africa faults poll, says votes traded between N1000 and N7,000 • Akeredolu thanks Buhari, Tinubu, citizens There were mixed reactions yesterday as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State was declared the winner of Saturday’s governorship election. Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who hails from Owo, Northern District, emerged…

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Dwayne Johnson Now The Most Followed Man In America On Instagram

< 1 min read On Thursday, Johnson took to Instagram where he announced that he had surpassed 200 million followers on the social media platform. By passing 200 million followers on Instagram, Johnson says he’s now “The #1 followed man in America,” and “The #1 followed American man in the world.” The Rock thanked his fans for supporting him and allowing his Instagram account…

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