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2020 Nigerian sports review
January 1, 2021 |

2020 Nigerian sports review

With sporting events cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there weren’t many highlights for Nigerian sports fans. But, sporting organizations still provided sufficient spark to light up what seemed to be a black year for sports. Record numbers of Nigerian players drafted in the NFL and NBA For all of the twists and […]

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Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports development: National Sports Festival Not Postponed Indefinitely
December 8, 2020 |

Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports development: National Sports Festival Not Postponed Indefinitely

Nigerian Minister of Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare, has confirmed that there is no indefinite postponement of the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF), which was scheduled for Benin, Edo State. Dare said a new date for the Festival would be agreed on by the Ministry and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the COVID-19 […]

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More than 105 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty now
November 7, 2020 |

More than 105 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty now

World Poverty Clock has reported that since November 2019 more Nigerians have been plunged into extreme poverty. The most recent figure shows that more than 105 million Nigerians are living in extreme poverty now, compared to 98 million in October 2019. The figures represent 51 percent of the population. According to the World Poverty Clock, […]

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Nigerian woman face off Korean candidate to lead WTO
October 10, 2020 |

Nigerian woman face off Korean candidate to lead WTO

For the first time in its 25-year history, the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be led by a woman, after the director-general race narrowed down to female candidates from Nigeria and South Korea while contenders from the UK, Kenya, and Saudi Arabia were eliminated. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria and Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea will […]

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Nigerian Sports Ministry Lists Strict Conditions to Meet Before NPFL Comes Back
September 10, 2020 |

Nigerian Sports Ministry Lists Strict Conditions to Meet Before NPFL Comes Back

Although the ban on sports activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic has been lifted by the Presidential Task Force (PTF), the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD) has required both the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and the club owners to meet strict conditions before the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) can resume. The […]

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U.S. government advises citizens against traveling to Nigeria
August 9, 2020 |

U.S. government advises citizens against traveling to Nigeria

Due to the worsening security situation across Nigeria, the U.S. government has advised its citizens against traveling to many states in Nigeria for security reasons, including terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, and maritime crime. The U.S. government published this advice on the website of its Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. The U.S. advised Americans […]

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Opay becomes the latest company to leave mobile money market in Nigeria
July 10, 2020 |

Opay becomes the latest company to leave mobile money market in Nigeria

The Norway based Chinese-backed Opay has announced that some of its subsidiaries will exit Nigeria or temporarily stop operations. In 2018, Chinese investors backed the startup with 180 million dollars to take over the mobile money market in Nigeria. By June 2019 Opay diversified its offering to launch a bus transport service, a bike-hailing service, […]

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Sports Ministry Demands N10 Billion to Renovate and Upgrade Facilities
June 11, 2020 |

Sports Ministry Demands N10 Billion to Renovate and Upgrade Facilities

For the umpteenth time, the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development has said it would require between N5billion to N10 billion to renovate and upgrade sporting facilities located across the country. The Minister of Sports Sunday Dare in a statement on yesterday by his Senior Special Media Adviser Joshua Akaniji said that his ministry is […]

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Nigeria records 146 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in one week
May 13, 2020 |

Nigeria records 146 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in one week

Nigeria’s total confirmed cases of novel coronavirus increased to 4,787 after 146 new infections were announced on Monday by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). It is the lowest in the last one week as the country recorded 148 cases on May 6. Nigeria also announced more six deaths on Tuesday, according to NCDC. […]

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Nigeria confirmed two more deaths, 49 new COVID-19 cases
April 19, 2020 |

Nigeria confirmed two more deaths, 49 new COVID-19 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recently confirmed two more deaths and 49 new COVID-19 infected cases. The news was announced by the agency in a series of tweets yesterday. The confirmed list of the newly infected cases showed that there are 23 cases recorded in Lagos state, 12 cases in the federal capital […]

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