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Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief executive of the company. He will be replaced by the current chief technical officer, Parag Agrawal. Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, has been serving as chief executive of both Twitter and payment firm Square. “It’s finally time for me to leave” he wrote in a […]

Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi won the 2021 Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time. The 34-year old helped his country win the Copa America, his first international honour, and has scored 40 goals in 2021 – 28 for Barcelona, four for Paris St-Germain and eight for Argentina. Bayern Munich and Poland striker […]

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned travel bans enacted against his country and its neighbors over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Ramaphosa said he was “deeply disappointed” by the action, which he described as unjustified, and called for the bans to be urgently lifted. The UK, EU and US are among those who have […]

Virgil Abloh, the Louis Vuitton artistic director and founder of the Off-White fashion label, has died from cancer aged 41. Revealing the news, the French fashion house’s parent company LVMH described Abloh as a “genius” and a “visionary”. The US designer came to prominence as Kanye West‘s creative director but later made history as the […]

South Africa says it is being punished for discovering Omicron, a concerning new variant of Covid-19. The foreign ministry made the statement as countries around the world restricted travel from southern Africa as details of the spread emerged. Early evidence suggests Omicron has a higher re-infection risk. Several cases have now been identified in Europe […]

European champions Italy and Portugal could meet for a place at the 2022 World Cup after being drawn in the same play-off path on Friday. The Azzurri and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal both finished second in their qualifying groups. Italy will host North Macedonia in the play-off semi final in March, with Turkey visiting Portugal, before […]

The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has called on its members not to drink or use telephones while driving as this could lead to road accidents or deaths which are usually on the rise at the end of the year. President of the union, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, said this during a nationwide tour […]

The United States will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other southern African countries to try to contain a new coronavirus variant spreading there. From Monday, only US citizens and residents will be allowed to travel from the region. This follows a similar flight ban imposed by the EU and the UK. Canada is […]

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has lifted the ban on mobile telecommunication network in the state. Matawalle made the announcement at the state congress of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gusau on Saturday. The Governor said the Nigerian Communication Communication (NCC) would release all the networks by Monday. He said his administration was satisfied with the […]

The 2021 edition of Bet9ja/Lagos SWAN Cup will kick off on the 3rd of December at Legacy Pitch, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.  The Lagos State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (Lagos SWAN) Boss, Debo Oshundun disclosed this at a media parley held in Lagos on Thursday while unveiling leading sports betting brand, […]


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