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Eastern DR Congo attack

At least a dozen killed in Eastern DR Congo attack

At least a dozen villagers have been killed in an overnight raid on a village in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a witness and monitoring and civil rights groups, in an attack blamed on the notorious [...]

March 16, 2021 Africa
Credible subscriber database

Nigeria Needs a Credible Subscriber Database to Curb Insecurity

Having a credible subscriber database will help in stemming the rising tide of kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, and other criminalities perpetrated via the Subscriber Identity Modules (SIM) cards, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. Specifically, the commission explained that having [...]

March 16, 2021 Crime
Nigeria distributes AstraZeneca

Nigeria Distributes AstraZeneca To All States But One

As the controversy over the safety of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine continued on Monday, the Nigerian government assured of its safety as the country distributes almost four million doses of the vaccine. At least  three European countries – Germany, France and Italy – [...]

March 16, 2021 Health issues
Dependent On Expensive Borrowing

Nigeria Depends On Expensive Borrowing

The International Monetary Fund has said that Nigeria’s “over-Optimistic” revenue assumptions has made the government dependent on expensive borrowing from the Central Bank of Nigeria. The IMF stated that plans to increase Value Added Tax and minimum wage would also [...]

March 16, 2021 Business, Economy
Rooster Kills Its Owner

Rooster Kills Its Owner During Cockfight

A rooster fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight in southern India has killed its owner, sparking a manhunt for the organisers of the event. The bird had a knife attached to its leg when it inflicted serious wounds [...]

March 16, 2021 Crime