Gallant Falconets hold China, book quarterfinals berth

Gallant Falconets hold China, book quarterfinals berth

National U20 Women’s team, the Falconets, on Monday fought gallantly against China to reach the quarterfinals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, thanks to Rasheedat Ajibade’s equalizer. The Falconets scored deep in added time to level matters at 1-1 at the end of regulation time. Ajibade scored in the 95th minute to cancel out […]

Aisha Buhari dedicates award to Nigerian women, children

Aisha Buhari dedicates award to Nigerian women, children

Buhari, in a tweet on Monday, said: “I dedicate this honour to all Nigerian women and children.” The wife of the President Mrs Aisha Buhari has dedicated her award of Doctor of Humanity by the Sun Moon University, South Korea, to Nigerian women and children. Buhari, in a tweet on Monday, said: “I dedicate this […]

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin seriously ill

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin seriously ill

Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, a multiple Grammy award-winner star whose legacy stretches back decades, is gravely ill and surrounded by relatives, a reporter and family friend wrote on his website Monday. The 76 year-old singer Franklin, known for hits such as “Respect” (1967) and “I Say a Little Prayer” (1968), is gravely ill in […]

Ebola: WHO seeks access to DRC’s conflict zone

Ebola:  WHO seeks access to DRC’s conflict zone

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for “free and secure” access to the Ebola-affected people in the conflict-affected region of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, stressed the need to be able to access disease-affected people in order to bring the outbreak under control. Tedros […]

Blue light from smartphones aids blindness –Study

Blue light from smartphones aids blindness –Study

The blue light from digital devices like smartphones could accelerate blindness, researchers found. According to a research by the University of Toledo in the U.S., exposure to blue light continuously might cause poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s light-sensitive cells and lead to macular degeneration. Reaserachers said as one of the leading causes […]

Nadal spoils Tsitsipas birthday, wins 33rd Masters

Nadal spoils Tsitsipas birthday, wins 33rd Masters

Rafael Nadal played the spoiler and ended the fairy tale run of Greek tennis player Stefanos Tsitsipas with a 6-2 7-6(4) win on Sunday that gave the Spanish top seed his fourth Rogers Cup championship. Tsitsipas, who was contending the Masters 1000 title on his 20th birthday after four consecutive wins over top-10 players in […]

NiMet predicts thunderstorm, rains for Monday

NiMet predicts thunderstorm, rains for Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains over Sokoto, Gusau, Katsina, Kano, Kebbi and Dutse during the morning hours on Monday. NiMet made this known in its Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Sunday. It predicted chances of a few thunderstorms and rains over Maiduguri, Potiskum and Nguru […]

Tambuwal dumps PDP

Tambuwal dumps PDP

Less than three weeks after the defection of Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State to opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his name sake, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu-Tambuwal has led no fewer than 10,000 people to dump the party. Shehu-Tambuwal, who was a PDP chairman in the state led the 10,000 supporters to defect to the All […]

Liverpool’s Salah, Mane hammer West Ham

Liverpool’s Salah, Mane hammer West Ham

Mohamed Salah opened scoring for Liverpool, Sadio Mane added a brace and Daniel Sturridge completed the hammering of West Ham at Anfield in the worst drubbing so far in the English Premier League opening matches for the 2018/19 season. READ ALSO: 2019: Why INEC boss, Yakubu, cannot be trusted – Osuagwu The victory on Sunday […]

Pop superstar, Madonna, still slays at 60

Pop superstar, Madonna, still slays at 60

Whether by brazenly injecting sex in the public sphere, adopting gay subculture for mainstream audiences or becoming the top-selling female musician of all time, Madonna has asserted an incalculable influence. The pop superstar is turning 60 on August 16 and is again breaking barriers — this time as a mature woman who is still brash, […]

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