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Malians vote Sunday in a long-delayed parliamentary election, despite a raging jihadist conflict, the recent kidnap of a leading opposition politician and the coronavirus pandemic.
A Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, has called on politicians (irrespective of party affiliation) to use their campaign structures to spread awareness about the dreaded novel coronavirus as part of efforts to prevent the pandemic from spreading to our villages and local communities.
The Rivers State government has declared that illegal refineries, commonly known as ‘kpo-fire’ are operational in 14 out of the 23 local government areas of the state, even as it plans to set up modular refineries in parts of the state to discourage the practice.
At least nine million people in Sudan urgently need humanitarian assistance in what could compound the economic situation of a country struggling to sustain a transitional government.
Nigerian authorities have begun an investigation into skyrocketing prices of hygienic masks and sanitising gels following the emergence of coronavirus in the West African nation, an official has said.
In a candid review of the security situation in the country and a down-to-earth observation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s disposition to matters of faith, and passion for the people, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Lordship, the Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama has commended the Vice President’s demonstration of love and solidarity with Nigerians including the Church at all times.
Dethroned WBC boxing champion Deontay Wilder has confirmed he will part company with coach Mark Breland, after he threw in the towel in his seventh round defeat to Tyson Fury.
Five persons including two policemen were today (Monday) feared killed after hundreds of protesters including women and children flooded streets in Sagamu, Ogun State to register their anger over the death of footballer Kazeem Tiamiyu.
The Jigawa Police Command, has confirmed that its patrol vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian, Hauwa Danladi-Turis, and injured four others in Malammadori Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Some Lagos State workers were forced to return home on Wednesday after the gridlock on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway took a turn for the worse.
The Medical and Health Workers of Imo Specialist Hospital has urged Governor Hope Uzodinma to restore their pay cut.
Guinea's economy is crumbling after months of mass rallies sparked by fears of a third term for President Alpha Conde, with analysts now even worried about the mighty mining sector.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the setting up of a joint security outfit, Amotekun, by governors of the six states in the Southwest, was an indication of vote of no confidence in President Muhammadu Buhari’s handling of the security situation in the country.
The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Katsina State has berated the federal and state governments for failing to protect lives and property of citizens in the wake of resurgence of armed banditry across the state.
“I have instructed preparations for HMS Montrose and HMS Defender to return to accompanying duties” of British ships sailing in the region, said Ben Wallace in a statement. “The Government will take all necessary steps to protect our ships and citizens at this time.”
Several dozen English-speaking candidates in Cameroon's Feb. 9, 2020 local council and parliamentary elections have resigned amid separatist threats and attacks on them and their property. Houses belonging to some of the candidates have been razed and the whereabouts of others are unknown.
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Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.
Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Edo State Government has urged all residents, including traders and businesses to support the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration’s efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state by complying with the basic precautionary measures and other guidelines to contain the scourge.
Sudanese Defence Minister Lieutenant General Jamal al-Din Omar died of an unspecified illness Wednesday while in neighbouring South Sudan for peace talks with his country's main rebel groups, the military announced.
The United States has appealed to medical professionals across the world to file for work visas in a passionate appeal for help to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced a 14-day ban on public transport to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Chairman of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Bauchi state chapter, Ibrahim Maikudi, has called on the State government to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for nurses in the state.