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Unidentified stones that lured thousands of fortune seekers to a rural South African village to mine the land with picks and shovels were not diamonds as hoped, officials said on Sunday, but quartz stones with relatively low, if any, value.
Plastic surgeons in South Africa are preparing to reconstruct the face of a nine-year-old Zimbabwean boy mauled by a hyena in an attack last month.
Reigning champions Portugal begin their defence of the trophy against Hungary at Euro 2020 in Budapest on Tuesday as World Cup holders France take on Germany in a hotly-anticipated clash between two of the continent’s heavyweights.
“Africans do not celebrate great men. They rather take delight in celebrating mediocre men. Africans happily destroy great men and if possible look for their mistakes to nail them. So sad that they destroyed Prophet T.B. Joshua on a daily basis. Finally he has left them and what he was doing, they can’t do! Evil continent!” — Prophet (Dr.) Emmanuel Badu Kobi, Glorious Wave Church International, Accra, Ghana.
Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has demanded justice for the rape and murder of an undergraduate student of the University of Ilorin.
Atelewo Cultural Initiative, a Yorùbá socio-cultural organisation, has held a first-of-its-kind virtual auction on Twitter for a novel written in Yorùbá in the late 1950s.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa) says it is impossible for Nigeria to break along regional lines because the Southern businessmen have more investments in the North than the South.
Gunmen attacked and wounded Uganda's former army commander on Tuesday, killing his daughter and driver in an assassination attempt on the general, the current minister of works and transport, an army spokeswoman and local media reports said.
On this year’s World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organisation, WHO, has warned that smoking one cigarette a day can seriously harm a person’s health even as it disclosed that no fewer than 1.2 million non-smokers die from exposure to tobacco smoke.
Shocking images show brawls between Man City and Chelsea fans as they gather in Porto ahead of the Champions League final.
In January, the president appointed Amao alongside other service chiefs, including Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff, who died last Friday in a Beechcraft 350 aircraft that crashed near Kaduna International Airport.
Tyson Fury has insisted that he still intends to fight Anthony Joshua this year despite committing to a trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder in July.
Twenty-one people were killed after hail, freezing rain and high winds hit runners taking part in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) cross-country mountain race in China, state media said Sunday.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Friday said there was no record of Indian COVID-19 variant in the state, as was speculated on social media.
Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, says workers in Nigeria have “never had it so bad” with their survival looking “almost impossible.”
Alphabet Inc’s Google plans to shut down a long-running program aimed at entry-level engineers from underrepresented backgrounds after participants said it enforced “systemic pay inequities,” according to internal correspondence seen by Reuters.
Belarus views Western sanctions, imposed in response to Minsk’s forced landing of a Ryanair plane last month to arrest a journalist on board, as a declaration of economic war, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
Iran accused the United States on Tuesday of interference for saying its election was neither free nor fair as political factions traded blame for the record low turnout and high number of invalid ballots.
China and its allies called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into the discovery last month of the remains of more than 200 indigenous children at a Canadian boarding school.
The Management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has suspended one Mr. Chimara Prince a student of Guidance & Counselling Department of the institution for allegedly being in possession of cannabis sativa, popularly known as Indian hemp.
Son of Chief MKO Abiola, winner of the 1993 presidential election, Alhaji Jamiu Abiola has floated a foundation named after his mother, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola to work for peace and unity of Nigeria in the face of agitations for secession.
Fourteen armed bandits were reportedly gunned down in the early hours of Sunday during a gunfight with the police in Katsina-Ala, Benue State.
The Oyo State Government has restated its commitment towards the reduction of matenal morality rate in the state.
Norway's football community will on Sunday decide whether to boycott next year's World Cup in Qatar.
Members of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Imo State chapter, resumed work on Wednesday after Friday’s suspension of the more than two-month-old nationwide strike.