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Covid-19: Parents in rejects plan to re-open schools in Nigeria

Some parents in Lagos State, Nigeria have kicked against reopening of schools in view of the continued rise in the number of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.The parents who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate...

Nigeria president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari dies from coronavirus

The Nigerian president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, died on Friday after contracting the new coronavirus, two presidency spokesmen said on Twitter.Kyari, who was in his 70s and had underlying health problems including diabetes, was the top official aide...

Nigeria security forces have killed 18 persons over virus lockdown

Nigerian security agents have killed 18 people in their enforcement of measures to curb coronavirus, a figure higher than the documented toll inflicted by the disease, the country's human rights body said.Africa's most populous nation has imposed a total...

Millions enter lockdown in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, as Africa steps up virus fight

More than 20 million Nigerians on Monday went into lockdown in sub-Saharan Africa's biggest city Lagos and the capital Abuja, as the continent struggles to curb the spread of coronavirus.President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a two-week “cessation of all movements”...

Nigeria’s Buhari orders restriction of movements in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun for 14 days

Nigeria president, Mohammadu Buhari has ordered restriction of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the capital Abuja for 14 days in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.Nigeria has 97 confirmed coronavirus cases, most of which have been in...

Update: 15 deaths, 50 homes destroyed in Lagos pipeline explosion

A pipeline explosion on Sunday killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, emergency services said.Several people were injured and taken to hospital, according...

Nigeria quarantines 43 people among them 4 Chinese miners

Some 43 people, including four Chinese nationals, have been quarantined in Nigeria's northern Plateau state as a precaution to contain the possible spread of coronavirus.The country confirmed its first coronavirus case last Friday. The patient is an Italian citizen...

Italian man becomes Nigeria’s first case of coronavirus

An Italian man who arrived in Nigeria three days ago has become the African country’s first case of coronavirus, the health minister said on Friday, as infections spread rapidly worldwide.The Health Ministry said on Twitter that the case was...

Father defiles 10-year-old daughter in Lagos, Nigeria

A 51 years old driver, Michael Ogbar has been accused of repeatedly defiling his 10-year-old daughter in their home in Lagos, Nigeria, according to medical doctor, Dr Oyedeji Alagbe at the Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on...

Rapper Cardi B arrives Lagos, Nigeria for music festival

Popular American rapper Cardi B has arrived Lagos, Nigeria ahead of a planned weekend music festival.The rapper, who announced her arrival via Instagram, stated how excited she was to be visiting an African country for the first time.She shared...
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Mali opposition propose reform to curb president’s powers

Opponents of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Wednesday sought an end to political crisis rocking the country, by...
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Popular Nigerian Twitter influencer and UK based doctor accused of rape

An online celebrity Nigerian medical doctor based in United Kingdom, Dr Funmilayo Ogunsanya is in danger of loosing his medical license after being accused...

Funeral for assassinated Ethiopia’s Oromo singer begins, thousands kept out

Security was high in Ethiopia’s Ambo town on Thursday for the funeral of singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, whose killing earlier this week sparked two days...

Group decries Nigerian AGF comments on whistleblowers and looted fund

Whistle blower not responsible for recovery of looted fund. Call for transparency and consistency in application of...

Ethiopia spiraling out of control , late singer’s uncle killed, father in critical condition

At least eight more people has died including an uncle of the late popular Oromo singer, who was gunned down in Ethiopian capital on...