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Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into two, creating large craters big enough to swallow more than 20 sedans.The explosion led to...

Borno bans ‘visitors’ to displaced camps over fear of coronavirus

Authorities in Borno State, northeast Nigeria on Monday banned visitors from camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.No infections have been reported in the...

Nigeria police chief orders officers to enforce social restriction orders

- Warns against unnecessary arrests/detention of suspectsThe Nigeria Inspector-General of Police, M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has urged all Nigerians to voluntarily adhere to the social restriction orders.He further directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and Commissioners of Police...

Coronavirus cases in Africa now over 1,000

Africa’s coronavirus cases rose above 1,000 on Saturday, while Nigeria announced it is closing airports to all incoming international flights for one month in the continent’s most populous country.Meanwhile, two heads of state appeared to defy their own travel...

Mikel blasts Trabzonspor over coronavirus handling and say they don’t care

Former Nigerian international and Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi returned to his family in England after protesting at Turkish football's continuation during the Covid-19 crisisMikel insists he has no plans to return to Trabzonspor after walking out on the...

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...

Corruption in Nigeria; Illegal withdrawals and depletion of excess crude account

Following sharp drop in crude oil prices with it’s expected impact on economic wellsprings of the people, Nigeria civic tech organisation Budgitng in a series of tweets highlighted the abuse of Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund framework including, illegal transfer...

Africa officials reject insinuation coronavirus cases under-reported

Still puzzled by relatively low cases of coronavirus some international experts and observers have speculated that it might simply be the result of poor reporting and low testing rates.Citing the Nigeria instance where out of more than 200 people...

WaterAid urges constant handwashing as antidote to coronavirus epidemic

Following confirmation of the second case of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Nigeria, WaterAid is re-echoing the importance of frequent handwashing with soap to prevent the spread of this and other diseases.Handwashing with soap and water can drastically reduce the risk...

Nigeria, South Africa record new coronavirus cases

The Nigerian health officials has confirmed another case of coronavirus in Ogun state, the case is a Nigerian who had been in contact with the Italian who tested positive for coronavirus two weeks ago.Health officials in South Africa on...
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Bombs explodes in Akure, Nigeria, destroying over 100 houses(with pictures)

Over a hundred houses including churches and residential buildings have been destroyed by a large explosion which split the ever busy Akure/Owo road into...

Libya: Haftar forces capture Syrian mercenary recruited by Turkey

A video shared by Libyan National Army (LNA) allied to Gen. Khalifa Haftar, shows an alleged Syrian mercenary talking about being recruited by Turkey...

Guineans overwhelmingly vote to back new constitution

Guinea has voted to back a contested new constitution, the country’s electoral body said Friday, in a blow to President Alpha Conde’s opponents who...