Premium Times journalist selected for Climate reporting fellowship

A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Oladeinde Olawoyin, has been selected for the Climate Tracker’s Investigative Journalism Fellowship. Mr Oladeinde was selected for the fellowship alongside 11 other journalists from different parts of Africa. Climate Tracker said it will support the new fellows in telling in-depth stories focusing on key sustainable energy ...

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Trader dies in police custody after six days without trial

Kehinde Omotosho, a trader in Gbagi market, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, has died in the custody of the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the police, PREMIUM TIMES learnt The police team stormed Mr Omotosho’s neighbourhood around Agugu area at about midnight of July 16. The 49-year-old was arrested alongside ...

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Global COVID-19 infections exceed 16 million with nearly 650,000 deaths

Seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, over 16 million people around the world have been infected, nearly 650,000 have died, and almost 10 million have recovered from the contagion, data from worldometers.info has revealed. The latest statistics imply that the pandemic is still gathering pace with the rate of new ...

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Coronavirus: African countries record over 800,000 infections, 17,000 deaths

As coronavirus continues to affect millions globally, new infections are being recorded in thousands, daily, across Africa, a continent once perceived as a safe haven for the contagion. Over 800,000 infections have now been recorded across Africa, according to the Africa Center for Disease Control (ACDC). Some countries in the ...

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ANALYSIS: How Buhari’s apathetic attitude fuelled APC Crises

If asked to describe President Muhammadu Buhari and his mode of governance, political watchers and Nigerians in general will have a lot to say: good, bad and ugly. However, one common characteristic that will be mentioned, is his laid-back attitude to crises in the political parties he belongs to. Mr ...

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Stamp duty payable on rent below seven years is 0.78%, FIRS clarifies

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Saturday clarified that the stamp duty payable on rent or lease agreement for a period below seven years is 0.78 per cent. The tax service gave the clarification following the controversy that has trailed the new stamp duty policy on rent and lease ...

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Osinbajo to Nigerian Youth: Seize opportunity COVID-19 provides

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged young Nigerians to seize the opportunity of the COVID-19 pandemic to change the course of human history by proffering solutions to problems. Mr Osinbajo stated this on Saturday at the virtual valedictory service for graduating students of Edgewood College, Lagos. In a statement released ...

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Final day encounters that could cost millions in English Premier League

When the 2019/20 English Premier League season kicked off on August 9, 2019, Liverpool demolished Norwich 4-1. Three hundred and fifty-two [352] days later, Liverpool are league champions while Norwich have been relegated. But that is how far things have been settled. There is jostling for the last two places ...

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NASS Last Week: Lawmakers want military chiefs, NDDC management removed

The National Assembly has been characterised by a series of drama in recent weeks. This last week especially, it was the centre of attraction. For one, the faceoff between the National Assembly and interim management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) reached a crescendo this week. Founded in 2000 ...

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Nigeria records 438 new cases, total nears 40,000

Nigeria on Saturday recorded 438 new cases of coronavirus with the total confirmed cases now 39,977. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a post early Sunday said the new cases were recorded in 23 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). “438 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-123 Kaduna-50 ...

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