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"Uefa Opens Proceedings against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid Over European Super League Plan"
"Uefa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Barcelona, Juventus and Real Madrid over their involvement in the proposed European Super League."
"Amazon Blames Inflation as It Increases Cost of Prime in Europe"
"The increases are steeper than the 17 percent jump in the Prime membership price that came into effect for new"
"Nigeria’s Parliament Passes Amended Electoral Bill"
"Nigeria's Senate on Tuesday passed the harmonised Clause 84 of the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2022, which allows political"
"Nigeria: Lagos Governor Tests Positive for Covid-19, Kaduna Governor Self-Isolates"
"The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tested positive for Covid-19, Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has said."
"South Africa Calls For Calm as Electoral Reform Protests Continue in Eswatini"
"South Africa has raised concerns about the deteriorating situation in the Kingdom of Eswatini with demonstrators in a sixth-day protest"
"Guardiola To Leave Man City When Contract Expires in 2023"
"Pep Guardiola has said that he will leave Manchester City when his contract runs out in 2023 - and hopes"
"Nigeria: Sultan of Sokoto Seeks Removal of Immunity Clause for Politicians"
"The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has called for"
"Again, Nigeria Senate Demands Rejig of Nigeria’s Security Architecture"
"Nigerian Senators have commenced legislative activities for the year by asking the country's President, Muhammadu Buhari to direct the National Security Adviser, the"
"Nigeria: South-East’s Most Important Demand is Reintegration, Agitations Will End with Igbo Presidency, Says Ex-Senate President Anyim"
"Former Senate President and presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has"
"Premier League Clubs Reject ‘Project Big Picture’"
"Premier League clubs have "unanimously agreed" that 'Project Big Picture' will not be endorsed or pursued. The controversial plans, proposed"
"Nigeria: With Advancement in Technology, No One Can Claim Millions of Votes Again, Buhari Says"
"President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, assured the Nigerian people that with advancement in technology by the Independent National Electoral Commission"
"Old Trafford Modified for 23,500 Socially Distanced Fans"
"Manchester United have modified Old Trafford to accommodate 23,500 socially distanced spectators, and insists they are "bemused" by the ongoing"
"CBN Eyes $200bn from Fresh Non-Oil Exports"
"The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on Thursday announced a new programme to stimulate"
"Brilliant Brentford Beat Arsenal After 75-year Exile From England’s Top Flight"
"Brentford got the better of Arsenal in the first match of the 2021-22 Premier League season at the Community Stadium"
"Putin Signs Law Forcing Twitter, Facebook, Other Social Media Giants to Open Russian Offices"
"Russian president on Thursday signed a law demanding large social media companies that operate in the country to open offices"
"Buhari Returns Ownership of Four Oil Blocks to NNPC"
"Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the restoration of the leases on four Oil Mining Licences to the state-owned petroleum"
"Indigenous Participation in Nigeria’s Gas Sector Now 50%, Says NUPRC Boss Komolafe"
"Chief Executive of the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), Mr Gbenga Komolafe, on Sunday said that with the surging"
"Multichoice Pays N8bn Deposit In ‘Tax Evasion’ Dispute, Tribunal Adjourns Ruling To October 20"
"In complying with the directives of the tax appeal tribunal (TAT), Multichoice Nigeria Limited has deposited an amount required by"
"Nigeria’s Senate Intent on Passing Oil Reform Bill"
"The Nigerian Senate has fixed October 20 to commence debate on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), a move the Senate"
"200,000 Undetected Tuberculosis Infections Occur Annually in Nigeria, Says FG"
"Nigeria's federal government on Thursday said despite significant progress made in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in the country,"
"UK Unemployment Rate Rises to 5.1% in Q4 2020 on Covid-induced Lockdown"
"The unemployment rate in the UK increased to 5.1% in the three months to December of 2020 from 5% in"
"Unique Euro 2020 Set to Begin: All You Need to Know About Delayed Tournament"
"Euro 2020 gets underway on Friday - and what was already going to be a unique tournament will be notable"
"Maradona Moved to Rehab to Recover from Alcohol Abuse"
"Argentina legend Diego Maradona who was discharged from hospital on Tuesday has been taken to a recovery clinic to be"
"UEFA Abolishes 56-year Old Away Goals Rule in Major Shake-up of Club Competitions"
"UEFA on Thursday abolished away goals rule in European tournament knockout ties and will take effect from the 2021-22 season."
"Trump Remains Defiant Amid Calls to Resign"
"President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his"
"Shell Pledges To Surprise Investors with $7bn Payout On Shale Deal"
"Barely two months after raising dividends by almost 40 percent and starting a $2 billion share buyback, Shell has again"
"Man United’s Premier League Title Hopes Fade as Bruno Fernandes Rescues Draw at West Brom"
"Manchester United’s Premier League title hopes took a further hit as they were held to a 1-1 draw by West"
"Beyonce and Wizkid Win 6th Award with Brown Skin Girl"
"Fresh off a historic win at the 2021 Grammys, Nigerian Afropop star Wizkid has scored another huge win. Beyonce’s Brown"
"Industrialist and Philanthropist Elumelu Urges African Leaders to Prioritise Job Creation"
"The Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Mr. Tony Elumelu,"
"Germany, France Harden Stance, Push for EU Sanctions on Russians over Navalny Poisoning"
"France and Germany said on Wednesday they would propose European Union sanctions against Russian individuals after receiving no credible answers"
"Disneyland Opens Friday, Highlighting California’s Covid Turnaround"
"Four months ago, America’s most populous state was struggling to combat a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations that packed patients into"
"Tunisia President Saied Withdraws Diplomatic Passport of Predecessor"
"Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has said he will withdraw the diplomatic passport of one of his predecessors, Moncef Marzouki, after"
"Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu Sign Peace Accord ahead of Edo Election"
"Candidates for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State signed a peace pact on Tuesday pledging violence-free election. The"
"Malawi Opposition Wants President Chakwera ‘Removed From Office’"
"Malawi’s former ruling party turned opposition wants last year's election nullified saying it was presided over by an electoral management"
"Yahoo Pulls out of China Over ‘Challenging’ Business Conditions"
"Yahoo has become the latest US tech company to end its presence in mainland China as tougher regulations are imposed"
"Algerian President Returns to Germany to Be Treated for Covid-19 Complications"
"Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune flew back to Germany on Sunday for treatment in hospital for complications in his foot resulting"
"China Blames US for ‘Stalemate’ in Relations, as Talks Begin"
"China came out swinging at high-level face-to-face talks with the United States on Monday, blaming the U.S. for a “stalemate”"
"Popular Nigerian Music Producer Dr Frabz Reportedly Shot Dead in the US"
"Popular Nigerian music producer, Ayorinde Faboro popularly known as Dr Frabz is dead. According to a tweet by popular singer"
"Donald Trump Sues Hillary Clinton Over Russian Collusion Allegations"
"Former US President Donald Trump has sued Hillary Clinton and several other Democrats, accusing them of trying to rig the"
"Deloitte To Shut Four UK Office"
"Global accounting and consulting firm Deloitte will close four of its 50 British offices as it reviews its real estate"
"Nigeria: 4 Days to Presidential Primary, APC Still Divided on Zoning, May Reopen Sale of Forms"
"Four days to the rescheduled presidential primariy of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), billed to hold Monday, June 6,"
"UK Bans Binance in Latest Cryptocurrency Crackdown"
"Britain's financial regulator has ordered Binance, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, to stop all regulated activity and issued"
"AFCON: Algeria’s 35-Match Undefeated Run Ends after Equatorial Guinea Loss"
"Equatorial Guinea have caused the greatest upset so far at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), defeating continental champions"
"Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Agree Joint Custody of Children After Divorce"
"Kanye West has agreed to joint custody of his and Kim Kardashian's four young children. His response mirrors Kardashian's divorce"
"Buhari Says Successor Will Inherit Stable Democracy, Revamped Security Forces"
"Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday disclosed that by the time he leaves office on May 29, 2023, he would"
"Rice Farmers Buy APC Presidential Forms for Nigeria’s Central Bank Chief Emefiele"
"A coalition of rice farmers and other crop growers on Friday moved to drag the Governor of the Central Bank"
"Australian Open: Navratilova Blasts Peng Shuai T-Shirt Ban"
"Retired tennis star Martina Navratilova has blasted a decision by Australian Open organisers to ban T-shirts supporting Chinese player Peng"
"Former Super Eagles Player Barnabas Imenger Is Dead"
"A former Super Eagles striker and Lobi Stars team manager Barnabas Imenger, is dead. The team’s media officer, Austin Tyowua"
"Nigeria: Opportunistic Politicians Politicising Security, Buhari Says"
"Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned what he described as the increasing politicization of security in the country by opportunistic politicians."
"GM’s 2020 China Sales Drop for Third Year as Pandemic Hits Market"
"General Motors Co’s vehicle sales in China fell 6.2% in 2020, as the U.S. automaker suffered a prolonged sales slowdown"
"Air Peace Makes History as First Airline to Land in Nigeria’s Southeast Anambra Airport"
"Air Peace has added another first to its kitty by becoming the first airline to land its aircraft at the"
"Trump’s Defence Team Set to Present Speedy Case in Impeachment Trial"
"Donald Trump's defence lawyers are set to present evidence in the US Senate, denying charges he incited insurrection in the"
"Indian PM Modi Loses in Battleground State of West Bengal Amid Covid Surge"
"Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party has failed to win a key state in elections held amid record Covid-19 deaths"
"Boxing Legend ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler Dies Aged 66"
"Former undisputed middleweight world champion 'Marvelous' Marvin Hagler has died at the age of 66. The American dominated the middleweight"
"Nigeria: Pressure Mounts on Government to Save Oil Windfall as Price Rallies at $71"
"With the sustained rally of crude oil prices, there is pressure on Nigeria’s federal government to save the windfall as"
"Nigeria Football Federation Hijacks Eguavoen’s Stade Malien Move, Appoints Him Technical Director"
"Former Super Eagles Head Coach, Austin Eguavoen, 55, was Tuesday announced as the new Technical Director of the Nigeria Football"
"Tesla’s Vehicle Price Increases Due to Supply Chain Pressure, Musk Says"
"The price of Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicles is increasing due to supply chain pressures across the auto industry, particularly for raw"
"Kanye West has expanded his tirade against label ownership of musicians’ master recordings, this time adding that Prince and Michael"
"Bayern Munich Targets US Fans to Close the Financial Gap with Premier League"
"Bayern’s aim is to help stimulate interest in the German league, which is far behind the Premier League in terms"
"Mobile Subscribers in Nigeria Must Submit Phone ID From July"
"Beginning from July, Nigerians must begin submission of their phones International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). According to the commission, this"
"More Nigerian Banks to Adopt HoldCo Structure to Diversify Earnings, Analysts Say"
"Analysts have predicted that more commercial banks will soon convert to a holding company (HoldCo) structure as they seek to"
"Cathay Pacific ‘Confident’ Despite $637m First-Half Loss"
"Asian equity markets declined on Wednesday as traders braced for the latest data on US inflation, which could influence the"
"Twitter Flags Trump Tweet That Claims He’s Immune to COVID-19"
"Twitter on Sunday flagged a tweet by Donald Trump in which the US President claimed he was immune to the"
"Nigeria’s Auditor General Reveals 107 Million Barrels of Crude Oil Missing in 2019"
"The audit report of the Auditor General for the Federation has revealed that the defunct Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC)"
"Nigerian Airlines Warn Only Three Days to Shut Down Operations Over Aviation Fuel Scarcity"
"Airline Operators in Nigeria on Monday warned that they have only three days left to shut down operations over lingering"
"In Push for Free Market, Nigeria Begins Implementation of New Gas Pricing Framework"
"The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) at the weekend said that it had established a new Domestic"
"Nigeria’s State-owned Oil Company Says $10bn Infrastructural Investment Ongoing in Energy Sector"
"The Group Managing Director of Nigeria’s state-owned oil company, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has said"
"Fresh Concerns in Nigeria as Crude Oil Price Slumps below $40"
"The price of Brent, the benchmark for Nigeria’s crude oil, fell below $40 per barrel to a four-month low of"
"Trump Ready to Leave White House If Electoral College Votes for Biden"
"US President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will leave the White House if the Electoral College votes for Democratic"
"Verstappen Wins First F1 Title in Last Lap Drama"
"Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the Formula One championship, denying Lewis Hamilton a record eighth, with a last-lap overtake to"
"Tearful Adele Postpones First Live Concerts in Five Years, 24 Hours Before Opening Night"
"Adele has postponed her entire Las Vegas residency, just 24 hours before the opening night. "I'm so sorry, but my"
"Uber Posts Better Than Expected Loss of $6.8bn in 2020"
"Uber, the ride hailing app based taxi posted a loss of about 6.8 billion dollars last year. This is better"
"South Korea’s Antitrust Regulator To Fine Google $177m Over Improper Mobile Market Dominance"
"South Korea’s competition regulator has vowed to fine Google the U.S. tech giant, $176.9 million (207.4b Korean won) for allegedly"
"Israel Seals $237m Vaccine Deal with Pfizer"
"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday announced that Israel signed a deal with Pfizer to purchase millions of coronavirus vaccine"
"Covid-19: Israel Starts Reopening as Number of Those Vaccinated Nears 50%"
"Israel reopened swathes of its economy on Sunday in what it called the start of a return to routine enabled"
"Bayern Munich ‘Disapprove’ of Flick’s Desire to Leave Coaching Role"
"Bayern Munich have announced that they "disapprove" with coach Hansi Flick's plans to leave the club at the end of"
"Nigeria: Appeal Court Joins Lagos in VAT Collection Tussle"
"Nigeria’s Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday joined Lagos State as a respondent in the appeal challenging the judgment"
"Kenin Downs Kvitova to Set up French Open Final with Swiatek"
"Sofia Kenin on Thursday defeated Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5 to reach the French Open final and attempt to capture a"
"Burna Boy Releases Visuals for ‘Way Too Big’"
"Nigerian popstar Burna Boy has released the visuals for ‘Way Too Big’, the latest single from his album, ‘Twice as"
"Bitcoin Value Drops by 50% Since November Peak"
"The value of Bitcoin continued to fall over the weekend as it dropped below $34,000 (£27,630), according to the Coinbase"
"Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson Team Up in Christmas Song"
"Mariah Carey has teamed up with two vocal powerhouses, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson, for a new version of her original Christmas song, “Oh Santa!”"
"AfDB President Adeshina Cautions Nigeria Against Increasing Taxes"
"The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina Tuesday said despite the country's low tax to Gross"
"Nigeria: Former Central Bank Governor Soludo Wins Anambra APGA Governorship Primary"
"Charles Soludo, a former Governor of Nigeria's Central Bank has won the governorship primary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance"
"S And P Global Revises Nigeria’s Sovereign Credit Rating To Positive From Negative"
"Global leading rating agency, Standard & Poor’s has affirmed Nigeria’s sovereign credit rating at B+ and revised its outlook from"
"UBA Launches Dubai Branch as Part of EMEA Expansion"
"The UBA Group will now be able to harness opportunities in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.Read more"
"Intels Says Buhari’s Administration Not Interfering in Its Business, Attributes Severance from Atiku to Economic Decision"
"Intels Nigeria Limited with its parent company Orlean Invest Holding has denied reports that its business has at some time"
"Nigeria: South-east, South-south Leaders Reject PDP’s Panel Report, Insist on Power Shift"
"South-east and South-south leaders on Friday rejected the report of a committee set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),"
"Nigeria: NCC Confirms MTN, Airtel, Mafab Communications for 3.5GHz Spectrum"
"The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Thursday confirmed that three telecoms operators submitted their Expression of Interest (EoI) to the"
"Whyte Avenges Defeat with Knockout Win Over Povetkin in Gibraltar Rematch"
"Dillian Whyte kept alive his hopes of a heavyweight world title shot by emphatically gaining revenge over Alexander Povetkin with"
"Investigations Widen into Deadly Stampede that Killed 8 at Houston Rap Concert"
"At least two investigations, one of them criminal, were underway on Sunday into the deadly stampede during rap star Travis"
"Morocco 2022: Super Falcons Soar to 2-0 Win Over Botswana, Rise to 2nd Spot in Group C"
"Cup holders Nigeria set their 12th Women Africa Cup of Nations campaign back on track with a 2-0 win over"
"Toriola to Resume as CEO of MTN Nigeria March 2021"
"MTN Group has appointed Mr. Karl Toriola, a Nigerian from Osun State, as MTN Nigeria Chief Executive Officer (CEO) designate, with effect"
"Access Bank to Support Education with $1.7m Raised at UK Polo Tournament"
"The money, the bank explained, would be directed towards building and equipping of over 100 classroom blocks in the less"
"Standard Chartered Bank Collaborates With Access Bank on $500m Senior Eurobond"
"Access Bank Plc has launched it's $500 million Senior Unsecured Eurobond. Standard Chartered Bank is collaborating with the bank, acting"
"Twitter Blocks Accounts Over India Farmers Protest on Government Order"
"Twitter on Monday temporarily blocked dozens of accounts and tweets in India at the Hindu nationalist government’s request, including those"
"NBA, Basketball Africa League Launch Gender Equality Initiative"
"In commemoration of International Women’s Day, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Basketball Africa League (BAL) has announced the launch"
"Adeleke Vows to Defend, Retain His Victory in Osun"
"Governor Oyetola claims Adeleke forged the certificates submitted to INEC and did not comply with the provisions of the Electoral"
"Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea: Pulisic Scores Twice as Brilliant Blues Move Back into Top Four"
"Christian Pulisic scored twice as Chelsea produced a brilliant performance to move back into the top four with a comfortable"
"AstraZeneca’s ‘Mistake’ in Covid Vaccine Trials Could Halt Approval"
"AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine is coming under intense scrutiny after its UK scientists made a major “mistake” during trials — one"
"Nigeria: PDP Governors Reach Deal with Embattled Party Chairman to Bring Convention Forward"
"After meeting for over 40 minutes behind closed doors on Monday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors and the embattled"
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Dataset Card for news-data

Dataset Summary

The News Dataset is an English-language dataset containing just over 4k unique news articles scrapped from AriseTv- One of the most popular news television in Nigeria.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

It supports news article classification into different categories.



Dataset Structure

Data Instances

''' {'Title': 'Nigeria: APC Yet to Zone Party Positions Ahead of Convention' 'Excerpt': 'The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied reports that it had zoned some party positions ahead of' 'Category': 'politics' 'labels': 2} '''

Data Fields

  • Title: a string containing the title of a news title as shown
  • Excerpt: a string containing a short extract from the body of the news
  • Category: a string that tells the category of an example (string label)
  • labels: integer telling the class of an example (label)

Data Splits

Dataset Split Number of instances in split
Train 4,594
Paragraph 811

Dataset Creation

Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

The code for the dataset creation at The examples were scrapped from


Annotation process

The annotation is based on the news category in the arisetv website

Who are the annotators?

Journalists at arisetv

Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

The purpose of this dataset is to help develop models that can classify news articles into categories.

This task is useful for efficiently presenting information given a large quantity of text. It should be made clear that any summarizations produced by models trained on this dataset are reflective of the language used in the articles, but are in fact automatically generated.

Discussion of Biases

This data is biased towards news happenings in Nigeria but the model built using it can as well classify news from other parts of the world with a slight degradation in performance.

Dataset Curators

The dataset is created by people at arise but was scrapped by @github-chimaobi-okite

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