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[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma’s corruption trial postponed due to coronavirus

A corruption trial involving South African former president Jacob Zuma, due to resume this week, has been postponed to June because of the coronavirus outbreak, the state prosecutor said Monday.
The veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who was tried alongside Nelson Mandela, has passed on at the age of 87.

South African anti-apartheid veteran Denis Goldberg passes on

The veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who was tried alongside Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 87.
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation address at parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 13, 2020. REUTERS-Sumaya Hisham

South African court clears President Ramaphosa of misleading parliament, money-laundering

South Africa’s High Court on Tuesday cleared President Cyril Ramaphosa of lying to parliament about the source of donations to his 2017 campaign to lead the ruling party, setting aside a potentially damaging report by a powerful anti-graft watchdog.
Proctor and Gamble, producer of diapers and pampers, have kicked off the distribution of over one million of Pampers to nursing women across the 21 local government areas of Kebbi State.

Over one million women get pampers in Kebbi

Proctor and Gamble, producer of diapers and pampers, have kicked off the distribution of over one million of Pampers to nursing women across the 21 local government areas of Kebbi State.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma receiving treatment in foreign country – lawyers

Lawyers for South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma have dismissed reports that he will be in parliament on Thursday for his successor Cyril Ramaphosa’s annual state of the nation address, saying he is still receiving medical treatment abroad.
A five months old infant delivered after seven months of pregnancy in rural community of Kebbi State has miraculously survived after the mother was guided to apply a Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) method.

‘Kangaroo mother care’ saves preterm infant in Kebbi

A five months old infant delivered after seven months of pregnancy in rural community of Kebbi State has miraculously survived after the mother was guided to apply a Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) method.

Pregnancy: Gynaecologist stresses importance of ante-natal care

Dr Chuka Agunwa of University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, has stressed the importance of Ante Natal Care (ANC) to pregnant women, saying “it is during ANC clinics that perceived dangers during pregnancy will be detected.”
Faure Gnassingbe

Six candidates to run against Togo president in February vote

Six candidates will run against Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe in a presidential election next month, the Constitutional Court said Friday.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to create more jobs for South Africans, saying job creation remains at the centre of the economic agenda of the African National Congress (ANC).

President Ramaphosa promises more jobs for South Africans

President Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged to create more jobs for South Africans, saying job creation remains at the centre of the economic agenda of the African National Congress (ANC).
The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa- 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.

1960: Africa’s year of independence

The year 1960 was to be crucial for Africa: 17 sub-Saharan countries became independent from their European colonisers, 14 of them from France.
Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Olufemi Abikoye (R) congratulating the new Chairman of All Nigerian Community in Ghana, Salihu Mohammed, during the inauguration in Accra, Ghana.

High commissioner inaugurates All Nigeria Community in Ghana

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Olufemi Abikoye, has inaugurated the All Nigerian Community (ANC) in Ghana, in a move aimed at uniting all citizens living in that country under one umbrella body.
Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday deposited ratification on ‘Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, done at Montreal on 4 April 2014’ also known as “The Montreal Protocol 2014”, with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO at the organisation’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Nigeria deposits aviation law instruments of ratification with ICAO

Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Wednesday deposited ratification on ‘Protocol to Amend the Convention on Offences and Certain Other Acts Committed on Board Aircraft, done at Montreal on 4 April 2014’ also known as “The Montreal Protocol 2014”, with the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, at the organisation’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane during a press briefing in Johannesburg on 21 May 2018. Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

Leader of main South African opposition party steps down

Mmusi Maimane has stepped down as the head of South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) opposition party.

Duduzane Zuma: I’m not corrupt, but victim of South African political ‘storm’

The son of South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma, accused by witnesses of acting as a conduit in a major web of state graft, said on Tuesday he was not corrupt but was caught up in the political crossfire.

Official: More Kebbi women accessing antenatal care services

Dalijan Primary Healthcare Centre, Gwandu Local Government Area of Kebbi is recording massive turn out of pregnant women for antenatal care services, says the Facility Head, Mr Auwal Sani.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Xenophobia: South African president Cyril Ramaphosa booed at Robert Mugabe’s memorial

Earlier the South African president had received a lukewarm applause when his arrival was announced at the Rufaro Stadium where the memorial service was being held.

Xenophobia: Senator Ohuabunwa condemns attacks on Nigerians, others

Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has strongly condemned the rising wave of xenophobic attacks by South Africans against foreigners in their country, saying Nigerians did not deserve the ill treatment from South Africans.

African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.

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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

NMA: Nigerians may suffer if governors take over coronavirus management

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow states take full control of managing the COVID-19 pandemic saying Nigerians may suffer.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, who raised the concern on Thursday during the daily press briefing by the task force in Abuja.

Nigerian government says churches, mosques can reopen

The Federal Government has announced relaxation of restriction on gatherings in places of worship imposed as part of the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.