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Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus is a waiting game – survivor

The tweets read: “Discharge of 5 #COVID19 patients following their full recovery shows that #COVID19 infection is not a death sentence but “just a waiting game” according to one of the discharged patient, ” he tweeted.

Bandits kill many, set houses ablaze in fresh Katsina attack

Armed bandits have attacked two communities in Batsari local government area of Katsina state killing many residents.

Human trafficking: Oba of Benin drums support for NAPTIP

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11, has promised to partner with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) through advocacy and empowerment in the fight against human trafficking.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

How Boko Haram kidnapped soldier, wife, others – survivors

Survivors of the last Thursday Boko Haram attack on a commercial vehicle conveying some travelers including soldiers and police personnel on Borno highway have revealed how Boko Haram abducted seven people.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Reps speaker commiserates with Kaduna government over gas explosion

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday expressed shock and sadness over the gas explosion incident in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna.

Bodies of six people found after Hawaii helicopter crash

The remains of six people have been found after a helicopter heading to one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii crashed.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African president launches campaign against gender-based violence

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, on Monday, launched a campaign against gender-based violence which he described as “a great shame”.
Pope Francis speaking at the Nagasaki hypocenter memorial. Ciro Fusco-EPA

Hiroshima survivors tell pope of attack ‘hell’

Survivors of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima told Pope Francis on Sunday of the “scene of hell” after the bombing, as the pontiff hit out against the use of the weapons.
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South Korean fire department helicopter crashes with seven on board

There was no sign of survivors from the crash of a fire department helicopter off South Korea’s eastern coast, local media reported on Friday.
Ten years ago, Nigeria accounted for half of the world's polio cases, but following an aggressive vaccination program, the African nation is on the verge of being declared polio-free.

Nigerian polio survivor gives hope to thousands

Ten years ago, Nigeria accounted for half of the world's polio cases, but following an aggressive vaccination program, the African nation is on the verge of being declared polio-free. Despite the milestone, Nigeria's many polio survivors are left to struggle with their disabilities, although one survivor has found a way to provide support and hope for thousands.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

Sex-for-grades: President Buhari demands tougher action against culprits

Four days after the BBC Africa Eye’s sex-for-grades hit the media, and a day after the Senate introduced a bill that aims to prevent the sexual harassment of university students, President Muhammadu Buhari has demanded that stricter laws are needed to prevent girls from being abused in the nation’s schools.

About 25 missing after migrant ship capsizes off Italy

Two bodies have been recovered and around 25 people are missing after a small boat carrying migrants capsized off Lampedusa, the Italian coastguard said on Monday.
Rescue workers remove a victim from the debris after an under-construction building collapsed in Sihanoukville on June 22, 2019. At least three people died when an under-construction building collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort early on June 22, officials said, with fears an unknown number of others may still be buried in the rubble. Den AYUTHYEA / AFP

Seven dead in Cambodia building collapse

At least seven people died Saturday when an under-construction building owned by a Chinese company collapsed at a Cambodian beach resort, officials said, as rescuers scoured the giant rubble heap for survivors.

NAPTIP arrests 20 for suspected human trafficking

The Benin Zonal Command of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it has arrested no fewer than 20 persons for suspected human trafficking.
FILE PHOTO- A soldier stands guard as an Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft carrying security personnel takes-off from the technical airport in Jammu, India February 9, 2008. REUTERS-Amit Gupta-File Photo

No survivors in Indian military plane crash

India on Thursday said there were no survivors from a military plane crash last week in a remote mountainous region close to China.

Gombe placed on red alert over Lassa fever

Gombe state epidemiologist, Dr. Nuhu Bile, says the state has been placed on red alert following the death of one person out of five confirmed cases of Lassa fever recorded recently in the State.
Ian Hoy, a volunteer, who is with the South African police sniffer dog team, said on March 28, 2019, they will be in Chimanimani for five days to search an area with a radius of about 60 to 80 kilometers looking for people who went missing in Cyclone Idai.

South African police dogs search for cyclone victims in Zimbabwe

South African police sniffer dogs have been sent to parts of Zimbabwe hit by Cyclone Idai to help look for those who are missing and presumed dead.
Rafael Henzel

2016 plane crash survivor dies playing soccer

Journalist Rafael Henzel, one of just six survivors of the 77 people on board the plane that crashed carrying the Brazilian football team Chapecoense in 2016, has died of heart attack that struck while he was playing soccer with friends, his employers Radio Oeste Capital announced on Thursday.

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Bill Gates: America missed opportunity to stay ahead of coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has infected more than 1,016,000 people and killed over 53,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Veteran Actor, Yinka Quadri, has urged Nigerians to take the fight against COVID-19 as a collective responsibility of all and not to be left for government alone.

Yinka Quadri: Fight against coronavirus should be collective responsibility of all

Veteran Actor, Yinka Quadri, has urged Nigerians to take the fight against COVID-19 as a collective responsibility of all and not to be left for government alone.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police burst syndicate posing as health officials, selling unhygienic sanitisers, others

Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested members of a four-man gang posing as officials of the Ministry of Health in their bid to sell unhygienic sanitisers in the state for the prevention of Coronavirus Disease.

Lockdown: Security agent kills 28-year-old man in Delta

The Delta State Government has called for an investigation into the alleged killing of a 28-year-old man, Joseph Pessu, in Warri on Thursday by a security agent.
Olumide Oyedeji has stated that the consideration of Nigerian athletes by the International Olympics Committee to continue to be beneficiaries of grants is a great relief for Nigerian athletes who will have some funds of their own to continue preparations towards the Olympics games next year.

Olumide Oyedeji: IOC grants great relief for Nigerian athletes

Olumide Oyedeji has stated that the consideration of Nigerian athletes by the International Olympics Committee to continue to be beneficiaries of grants is a great relief for Nigerian athletes who will have some funds of their own to continue preparations towards the Olympics games next year.