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Dubawa Inducts 26 Fact-Checkers For 2021 West Africa-Wide Fellowship

West Africa’s verification and fact-checking platform, Dubawa, has concluded plans to induct twenty-six (26) fellows into its 2021 cohort of fact-checkers to combat misinformation in the sub-region. The platform, under the aegis of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), announced the commencement of the yearly fellowship in Abuja on Monday, May 17, 2021.  […]

NIGERIA IS DYING – MAILAFIA

Former CBN Governor, Development Economist, and Social Commentator, Dr.Obadiah Mailafia has blamed the Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria on the antics of powerful elements that ensure the perpetuation of a succession System whereby intellectual bereft and incompetent persons emerge as leaders to do the sole will of their Political Benefactors. He said the Political Party […]

Again, Oluyole Warriors Overcome Giant Brillars

Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, on Saturday, beat Giant Brillars of Enugu 1-0, to hold on to the top spot in Group B1 of the Nigeria National League (NNL) 2020/21season. The Oluyole Warriors repeated the feat achieved against Giant Brillars, two seasons ago, as Opeoluwa Olufemi’s 18th minute strike was enough to earn […]

Gateway Utd 1-0 Crown FC: Ajilete Warriors Condemned to last-minute

Crown FC of Ogbomosho suffered their first defeat of the season following a last gasp free-kick goal by Gateway United’s Seyi Okeowo. Seyi Okeowo’s 94th minute strike earned Gateway the 1-nil win over Crown FC at MKO Abiola Int’l Stadium, Abeokuta, after the match official added four additional minute to the highly contested match between […]

{Exclusive} NBBF Set to Organize Bubble Premier League

The Vice President, Nigeria Basketball Federation, Babs Ogunade, has hinted that the Federation is striving to organise Bubble format of the Premier League this season after a High Court sitting in Abuja granted it the legal right to administer the Premier Basketball league. Speaking with Boluwaji Ogunmola on the BCOS TV flagship Sports Programme Saturday […]

Biden Reverses Trump’s Visa Ban On Nigeria, Other Countries

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed a policy by former President Donald Trump that restricted the granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians. In January 2020, Mr Trump had expanded curbs on immigration to include six more countries, including Nigeria. At the time, the US Government said the policy was designed to tighten security […]

Defence Minister Says Nigeria Granted U.S. Permission To Conduct Rescue

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd), has disclosed Nigeria was aware of a rescue mission conducted by the United States forces in the Country. While disclosing this to reporters on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at the National Assembly in Abuja, the Minister explained that the Federal Government granted the US permission to […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 252 New Cases, Over 30,000 Recoveries

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed late Tuesday that Nigeria has recorded 252 new cases of COVID. According to the NCDC in a late-night tweet, Plateau topped the list of states with new cases with 50 recorded infections. The breakdown of other states with newly recorded  cases are as follows:  Enugu – 35, […]

Coronavirus: US Hands Over 200 Ventilators To Nigeria

The United States Government has handed over 200 ventilators to the Nigerian government. The items were presented by the U.S Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Bert Leonard at the Abuja Premier Medical Warehouse in the nation’s capital, on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. This comes four months after President Donald Trump administration promised to support the country […]

Nigeria Confirms 437 New Cases Of COVID-19

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 437 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 46,577. The health agency disclosed the latest figures late Sunday, August 9, 2020, via its Twittter handle. Of the new cases reported, Lagos has the highest number of infections […]