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13 journalists selected for fact-finding fellowship

The Premium Times Center for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), through its fact-checking project, Dubawa, has selected 13 journalists to begin its 2020 fact-checking fellowship. A statement released by the officer in charge of the project, Temilade Onilede, said the 13 journalists were selected out of 104 entries received. The shortlist, the …

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Man “rapes” mentally disabled woman in Ekiti

A court in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, on Tuesday remanded a rape suspect Olaleye Ayo, 29, at the correctional centre. Police prosecutor Monica Ikebuilo told the court that Ayo lured a mentally-challenged woman into a room in Ado-Ekiti and raped her on June 29. The defendant’s plea was not …

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Bandits kill army captain, kidnap mother and wife

An Army officer attached to the 353 Artillery Regiment, Ojo Barracks, Lagos, was on Sunday, reportedly shot dead by suspected bandits, along the Okene-Lokoja highway. Capt. GSM Abubakar, with army number N/13600, was said to be traveling in his Honda Accord car when he ran into a blockade mounted by …

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CAN urges govts to reopen worship centres

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President Rev. Samson Ayokunle has urged state governments, which are yet to reopen worship centres, to do so. Ayokunle described the continuous lockdown order on places of worship as unacceptable and unreasonable. Some states like Lagos and Ogun are yet to reopen worship centres due …

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UPDATED: Buhari reappoints Danbatta as EVC/CEO of NCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Prof. Ibrahim Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan disclosed this at plenary when he read Buhari’s letter of request for Danbatta’s screening and …

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BREAKING: Buhari reappoints Danbatta as EVC/CEO of NCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta for a second term of five years as the Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). Senate President Ahmad Lawan disclosed this at plenary when he read Buhari’s letter of request for Danbatta’s screening and confirmation …

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COVID-19: NCDC releases election guidelines

The Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Iheakwazu announced that the agency has come up with a safety guideline for the conduct of elections within the era of the pandemic. He said; “We have announced and launched a new guideline for the conduct of elections …

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