Author: Femi Akintola

Nigeria recorded a thrilling 3-1 victory over Zambia in their second match of this year's U-23 African Cup Of Nations tournament at the All Salam Stadium on Tuesday evening.Coach Imama Amapakabo made changes to the team that lost to Ivory Coast last time out, with Azubuike Okechukwu, Valentine Ozonwafor, Sincere Seth and Bitok Stephen all [...]
Nigerian equities market resumed trading for the week on Tuesday with a growth of 0.54 per cent after Monday public holiday declared by the Federal Government to mark 2019 Eid-el Malud celebration.Specifically, the market capitalisation inched N69 billion or 0.54 per cent to close at N12.878 trillion against N12.809 trillion recorded on Friday.Similarly, the All-Share Index [...]
Nigeria’s economy will attain great heights of development if the economy was diversified and the mono-product economy practice jettisoned, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said.According to him, the country’s reliance on oil is not only unsustainable but also incapable of creating jobs and building enduring infrastructure that would support rapid economic [...]
Finding a decent, affordable place to live is a common problem facing young people in many places. But in Nigeria's booming commercial hub, Lagos, it is almost impossible as landlords demand a year's rent in advance.For two-bedroom apartments with electricity, close to the city's main business district on Victoria Island, I was asked for between [...]
Dirk Schlegel and Falko Götz had been friends for years by the time they decided to risk everything.They had grown up together, two football-obsessed kids from the same side of a divided Berlin. They lived close to the wall that had defined their city since it was built in 1961. Their world as children was [...]
China is seeking the roll back of U.S. tariffs on as much as $360 billion of Chinese imports before President Xi Jinping agrees to go to the U.S. to sign a partial trade deal with President Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.Negotiators asked the Trump administration to eliminate tariffs on about $110 [...]
The Academy (Oscar) has disqualified Nigeria’s “Lionheart” directed by Genevieve Nnaji from the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category, dropping the number of films competing for the award to 92 from what had been a record 93 entries.The film, Nigeria’s first-ever submission in the Best International Feature Film category, is largely in [...]
The front section of the six-storey building gutted by fire on Tuesday in Lagos Island has collapsed, killing a policeman at the scene, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).NAN reports that part of the six-storey building located at 43 Martins Street, Lagos Island, collapsed around 8:30p.m. on Tuesday as firemen continued spirited efforts at [...]
The Afrimma 2019 Awards & Music Festival literally shut down the city of Dallas as a plethora of African stars and fans descended on the historic city. It was a night of beauty, culture and most importantly a celebration of African music and talents on the world stage hosted by Basketmouth and Dj Poizon Ivy. [...]

YOKOHAMA — They started carving South Africa’s name into the Webb Ellis Cup with five minutes of the match remaining. This was as destructive a performance as you’ll ever see in the sport as South Africa suffocated and out-muscled England to win their third Rugby World Cup. The true impact of this World Cup win […]


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