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D’Tigress now 14th in latest FIBA ranking



D’Tigress have moved up three placed to 14th in the new rankings released by FIBA on Thursday.

The women’s national team garnered 366.6 points to be ranked the first team in Africa.

They are also the second highest climbers, only bettered by Mozambique, who moved up seven places to 36th in the world and third in Africa.

D’Tigress moved up after qualifying for the 2020 Olympics, defeating Mozambique and losing to Serbia and USA in the process.

The top six in the world ranking is unmoved with USA, Australia, Spain, Canada, France and Turkey in that order, dominating the ranking.

Belgium moved up two places to be ranked seventh in the world, while Serbia and China are ranked eight and ninth ahead of Japan in 10th.

Senegal are the second ranked African country, 28th in the world, while Angola and Mali make up the top five ranked African countries at 41st and 45th  in the world respectively.

D’Tigress will know their Olympics opponents on March 21, when FIBA will hold the draws, with the February rankings to be used in determining the seeding.

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Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry set to hold Webinar on Ecommerce Opportunities




Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry set to hold Webinar on Ecommerce Opportunities on July 25, 2020

Ecommerce just like every other form of business has taken a new turn following the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result of the lockdowns, many customers turned to online and mobile shopping while businesses without a digital presence were forced to take their businesses online as part of their business continuity strategies in order to ensure they survive.

With e-commerce demand skyrocketing, the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is organizing a webinar on the 25th July at 4pm West Africa Time to explore important factors behind building and launching a successful e-commerce business.

Key topics and discussants during the webinar which will be moderated by Mike Okwoche, the Senior Anchor of TVC News are:

E-Commerce, Nigeria’s time is now by Osita OPARAUGO, CEO of Ogelle Ltd

Leveraging Cloud Computing for e-Commerce – Unlocking Potentials & Business Opportunities by Olusegun OLUGBILE, Chairman of ICET and Data Analytics Privacy Technology (Ltd)

Choosing the right sales channel mix for your business by Grace ‘JARE-AJUWON, Chief Business & Market Officer of Proshare

Driving Targeted Traffic for Positive Customer Acquisition – Fela OLAGUNJU, Project Manager at SMElinc

Ahead of the Curve: Digital Strategies to Unlock Business Value – Mr. Tomi ARAROMI, CEO of Info Strategy Technology

The Event will also feature a keynote address by the President of ACCI, Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, CON, good will messages by the Minister of Science and Technology who will be represented by the DG of NOTAP Dr. Danazumi Ibrahim, MD of NEPZA, Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, Dr.Peter Ejweozoh Mni.Director of Environmental Sciences and Technology Department of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, remarks from the Director General, Ms. Victoria Akai.


To be a part of the conversation, kindly join the live stream via:


You can also set a reminder for same so you don’t miss out when the event commences.

For more enquiry, kindly contact: Miss. Wuraola Onigbogi, Head of Research and Business Development via or call 08131259577

About the Abuja Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ACCI)

ACCI was established in August of 1986 as a Company Limited by Guarantee with the principal objective of promoting economic and industrial development within the FCT in particular and Nigeria in general. The Chamber is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, member-funded organization solely representing the common interests of the business community in the FCT, and is privately funded by Corporations, Foundations and Members, therefore its energies are directed by the interests of the business community and the general public.

Presently, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry has established association and linkages with business groups, trade associations, international chambers, government agencies, trade offices and foreign embassies, etc. so as to accomplish its goal of enhancing the sustainable growth and development of businesses in the FCT.

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Evacuation: 324 more Nigerians depart U.S. for Abuja



Another flight evacuating Nigerians stranded in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic has departed for Abuja.

The fully booked plane, with 324 passengers on board, left the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, on Friday night.

It is expected to arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday afternoon.

This is the third evacuation flight from the U.S. arranged by the federal government in two months, bringing the total number of evacuees to 811.

The travellers were screened for COVID-19 symptoms and subjected to other monitoring requirements, including presentation of their coronavirus test results.

As usual, the departure operation was coordinated by officials of the Nigerian consulate in New York on behalf of the Nigerian missions in the U.S.

The Consul General, Benaoyagha Okoyen, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that three persons were denied boarding for failing to present their COVID-19 test results.

NAN recalls that nine persons, including a family of five, were dropped from the last flight for the same reason.

Mr Okoyen said arrangement had been made to accommodate them in the next flight scheduled for July 28.

COVID-19 test result is one of the requirements for evacuation under the Revised Quarantine Protocol of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The U.S., which has been an epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis, is grappling with what experts call a second wave of infections, with a record 75,600 new cases on Thursday alone.

With the consular officials at the airport was Philip Ozuah, a nationally-recognised U.S.-based Nigerian medical doctor and Chief Executive Officer of Montefiore Medical Centre, New York.

Mr Ozuah told NAN he was there in solidarity with the consular officials for “the amazing evacuation operations”.

Some executive members of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA) led by their Treasurer, Kazeem Bello, were also on hand to lend their support.

They distributed free safety kits, including masks and hand sanitizers, to the evacuees.

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Positive Reactions As Davido Signs May D To DMW Label



Many Nigerians on the microblogging platform Twitter have expressed their pleasure with Nigerian superstar singer Davido after learning that fellow singer May D has signed to the record label Davido Music Worldwide(DMW).

Davido’s owned DMW music label is a prestigious one and is also dubbed the 30 Billion Gang. The name DMW came into existence after Davido officially announced his break from HKN Music.

Boasting of talents like Davido himself, Peruzzi, Mayorkun, and Dremo to mention but a few, the label was launched in 2016 and is arguably one of Nigeria’s most thriving music labels.

Positive reactions and praises ar being heaped on Davido following the announcement that “Ile Ijo” singer May D has signed with DMW.

Below are reactions to the news.


Weeks back, Davido took a break from social media and announced that he would be returning to social media after the release of his third album, ‘A Better Time,’  this July.

At the time, he wrote:

“If you cannot reach me, don’t reach me. I will contact you. All my life, I have put people before me.I think it’s time to actually live my life and take care of myself. I have changed my number. I needed some cleansing to do. Love you all.”

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