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New evidence obtained by BBC Africa Eye contradicts the official explanation for the cause of an explosion which killed 23 people and destroyed a girls boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria.

Lagos explosion: BBC Africa Eye uncovers new evidence contradicting official position

New evidence obtained by BBC Africa Eye contradicts the official explanation for the cause of an explosion which killed 23 people and destroyed a girls boarding school in Lagos, Nigeria.
Nigerian forward Asisat Oshoala is delighted with her exploits for Barcelona Feminine after bagging a hat-trick on Saturday.

Victor Oshoala blasts CAF over AWCON cancelation

Super Falcons star Asisat Oshoala has slammed the decision of the Confederations of African Football (CAF) to cancel this year’s African Women’s championship.
Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and his associates were accused of conspiracy to commit corruption, failure to comply with laws related to procurement, unlawful acquisition of public property and laundering the proceeds of crime.

Kenyans blast governor over plans to include Hennessy in coronavirus care packages

The governor of Nairobi, Kenya was blasted on social media after announcing his plans to include “small bottles of Hennessy” in food packs being distributed to the city’s poor families amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Angélique Kidjo dedicates her Grammy award to Burna Boy

The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Angola vows to bring back Isabel dos Santos after ‘Luanda Leaks’ release

Authorities in Angola have said they will use "all possible" means to bring back Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country's former president, after thousands of leaked documents revealed new allegations she siphoned off hundreds of millions in public money.
BBC Africa Journalist, Kiki Mordi, has said it is a shame that same sex marriage is still illegal in Nigeria.

Kiki Mordi complains about same sex marriage law in Nigeria

BBC Africa Journalist, Kiki Mordi, has said it is a shame that same sex marriage is still illegal in Nigeria.
Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has revealed he is frustrated and angry after not playing a single minute of club football in the English Premier League club this season.

Leon Balogun wants end to racism in football

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun believes tackling racism in football is a collective responsibility and that more punishments are needed to curb the menace.

UNILAG suspends lecturer, shuts down staff club ‘cold room’ over alleged sexual harassment

The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has suspended lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean of the Faculty of Art and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church over a viral video where he was caught on camera allegedly demanding sex from a lady “seeking admission.”

Parents oppose introduction of sex education to kids aged four

Parents and Christian groups in Ghana have pushed back against a planned introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) for primary school children aged four.

Zimbabwe deploys military doctors amid medical workers strike

Zimbabwe’s government has deployed military doctors to state hospitals after medical workers went on strike across the country, local media report.
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Kenya stowaway ‘may have been airport worker’

The stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane in London is likely to have been an employee at Nairobi's main airport, a Kenyan official has said.
Syli Nationale star Naby Keita has called on his teammates to put their 1-0 defeat at the hands of Nigeria behind to focus on their last group match against Burundi with the aim of winning.

Afcon: Guinea’s Naby Keita flies back to Liverpool for treatment

Guinea midfielder Naby Keita has left the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and flew back to Liverpool to be assessed by doctors at the Premier League club.
A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.

Over $130 million found at ousted Omar al-Bashir’s home in Sudan

A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of Sudan’s ousted president Omar al-Bashir and he is now being investigated for money laundering, prosecutors say.
Sudanese protesters gather for a second day outside the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 7, 2019. – Sudanese police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied outside the army headquarters for a second day urging the military to back them in demanding President Omar al-Bashir resign. (Photo by – / AFP)

Fears of clashes in Sudan as protesters defy military curfew

Large crowds have remained on the streets of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, ignoring a night-time curfew declared by the country's new military council.
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa urges action against ‘rape crisis’

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged men to unite against rape and sexual assault in the country, calling it a "national crisis".
David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo: My dad discouraged me from acting

David Oyelowo, Nigerian-British actor, says his father dissuaded him from acting when he was starting out in the movie industry.
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Nigeria admits soldiers were killed in Metele ‘terror attack’

Nigeria's army has acknowledged for the first time that soldiers were killed in a militant attack last Sunday on a base in Borno state, in the north-east.

Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi to appeal against life ban

Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi will appeal against his life ban from the sport at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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#EndSARS: Osun government says curfew still in force

The Osun State Government says the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by Gov. Gboyega Oyetola, to rid the streets and communities of violence, prevent loss of lives and property, is still in force.
Sequel to the collapse of a school building in Ejigbo in the early hours of Saturday, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has directed the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to carry out integrity tests on both public and private schools with buildings of 3 floors and above.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: I have been unable to speak with President Buhari

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday, said he was yet to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the State.

#EndSARS: Enugu government exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew

The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential, and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis.
Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

Hollywood-backed Quibi to shutter six months after launch

Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

S&P cuts Zambia to default after Eurobond payment missed

S&P Global Ratings Services cut its assessment of Zambia’s debt to selective default after it said it couldn’t meet payments and skipped a coupon on its Eurobonds last week.