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World Cup: Croatia take on Nigeria in Russia’s European bolthole

Former World Cup semi-finalists Croatia take on African powerhouses Nigeria in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on Saturday in their opening Group D match that may prove a test of the organisers’ anti-racism drive.

Nipah virus in India records two more deaths, brings toll to 15

Two more people have died in the outbreak of Nipah virus in the southern Indian state of Kerala, taking the total number of deaths due to the brain-damaging disease to 15, officials said on Thursday.

American varsity shuts down as 100 students suffer from vomiting, diarrhoea

A university in the U.S. state of Connecticut was closed on Monday after 100 students fell ill.

Canada recalls diplomat families from Cuba

Canada is recalling the families of diplomats posted to Havana, the government said Monday, as it continues to investigate “unusual health symptoms” reported by its staff last year.

HRW: Child labour, abuse rife in Zimbabwe tobacco farms

Malpractice in Zimbabwe's tobacco growing industry is rampant, an international human rights organisation has reported after an investigation.

50 hospitalized after eating cow bitten by snake

Over 50 people were rushed to various hospitals in South Africa after eating meat from a cow that had reportedly died from a snake bite.

Lassa fever: Asokoro Hospital dismisses speculations of reported case

The management of Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja, has dismissed speculations of a reported case of Lassa fever in the facility.

Two Lassa fever cases confirmed in Edo

The Director of Primary Health Care in Akoko-Edo Local Government Council of Edo, Dr Sunday Yerumoh, on Monday confirmed two cases of Lassa fever in the locality.

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Generator fume kills family of seven in Benin

Tragedy struck at Akpata Street in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, on Monday night, as a family of seven were said to have been wiped off by generator fume.

Governor Umahi raps Willie Obiano over renaming of street in Awka

Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman, South-East Governors Forum, David Umahi, on Tuesday, berated his Anambra State counterpart, Willie Obiano, for renaming a street in the state capital, Awka, which was formerly known by the name of Ebonyi State capital, Abakaliki.

Over 300 athletes compete in CBN Tennis Championship

No fewer than 300 athletes would compete for honours in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) week-long Senior National Open Tennis championship, in Abuja.

Ooni, others bag awards as Ekiti university holds convocation

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and other eminent Nigerians are to bag honourary awards at the 23rd convocation ceremonies of the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar: I’m ready to confront anti-democratic forces

Former Vice President and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has declared that he was ready to confront anti-democratic forces ahead the 2019 elections.