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Children wash their hands against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a hand washing station set up by community organisation Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, March 18, 2020. REUTERS

Kenya’s community leaders step up to coronavirus challenge

Few residents in Nairobi’s sprawling informal settlement of Kibera have access to running water to wash their hands - but most have heard of a deadly new disease killing off people in China and Europe.

Court dissolves 14-year-old marriage in Ekiti

A Customary Court sitting in Ikole-Ekiti on Monday dissolved a 14-year-old marriage between one, Ayodeji Adesua and his estranged wife, Foluke.

Musician docked over alleged membership of unlawful society, breach of peace

A 24-year-old musician, Chimaobi Elele, on Thursday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for alleged membership of an unlawful society and breach of the peace.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight

A third of the world’s nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition released Tuesday.

Soldiers rescue 57 hostages, kill 2 terrorists, recover arms, ammunitions in Borno

The Nigerian Army said its troops fighting the counter-insurgency war in the North East have killed two terrorists and rescued 51 civilians held hostage by the terrorists.
Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho: I’m getting back to my best, hopeful for new season

Kelechi Iheanacho believes he is regaining his confidence with his resurgent scoring form for Leicester City following a difficult spell at the club last season.
Jurgen Klopp is looking for Liverpool to remain an “annoying” side to play against as they prepare to chase down more major silverware in 2019-20.

Jurgen Klopp looking for Liverpool to be ‘annoying’ in bid for further silverware

Jurgen Klopp is looking for Liverpool to remain an “annoying” side to play against as they prepare to chase down more major silverware in 2019-20.
General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin is the current Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff appointed to the position on July 13, 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

General Olonisakin: Security challenges threatening Nigeria’s existence

The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has said the security challenges facing the country is threatening its corporate existence.
FILE PHOTO- South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar (L) and South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir sign a cease-fire and power-sharing agreement in Khartoum, Sudan August 5, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal

South Sudan’s rival parties began two days of talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday in a bid to salvage a peace deal, with just days left before a unity government is meant to be formed.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo meets party leaders, security chiefs over Ogun campaign violence

Worried by the violence that has characterised political campaigns in Ogun State, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, met with leaders of major political parties and security chiefs in the state ahead of the general elections.
DR Congo presidential election

Official: DR Congo election results could be counted in ’24-48 hours’

Provisional results of the much-delayed Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election could be counted in "24 to 48 hours," a top electoral official said on Tuesday.
President of the Commission Electorale Nationale Independante (CENI), Corneille Nangaa

DR Congo on edge as election results postponed

The Democratic Republic of Congo officials on Saturday delayed the announcement of preliminary results from a crucial presidential election, amid growing pressure from world powers and the influential Catholic church to respect voters' wishes.

I’m not the father of my wife’s baby – Man tells court

An elderly man, Gabriel Shonekan, has dragged his estranged wife, Nosimotu Shonekan, before a Customary Court sitting in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State, over the paternity of their child.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles need ‘big fighting spirit’ to beat Libya in Sfax

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr says he expects a challenging Africa Cup of Nations qualifier rematch against Libya on Tuesday despite trouncing the north Africans at the weekend.
Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday met in Abeokuta with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, David Oyedepo, others.

Olusegun Obasanjo: Atiku Abubakar better than Muhammadu Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a surprising reversal of his stance by endorsing the political ambition of his former vice president, Atiku Abubakar.

Senator Jang: Fighting corruption will be my priority as president

Senator Jonah Jang, a former governor of Plateau state, says his priority if elected Nigeria’s president will be to fight corruption.

Woman seeks dissolution of marriage over alleged battering

A house wife, Mrs Comfort Oshanupin, on Thursday urged the Customary Court in Oye-Ekiti in Ekiti to dissolve her 10 year-old marriage with one Seun Dada, over alleged battering.
3 President Buhari receives in Solidarity Visit APC Senators in State House on 25th July 2018

Comrade Oshiohmole: National Assembly defectors victims of disinformation

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiohmole, says many of the members of the National Assembly who defected from the APC to other opposition parties are `victims of disinformation’.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.