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Dozens of bodies found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray

Dozens of bodies found in river between Ethiopia’s Tigray

At least 30 corpses have washed up on the Sudanese banks of a river that abuts Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray, according to two Ethiopian refugees and four Sudanese witnesses who told Reuters news agency on Monday they had retrieved [...]

August 4, 2021 Incidents
LASG to divert traffic at Marina for rail project

LASG to divert traffic at Marina for rail project

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to divert traffic on the National Theatre and Marina axis for the next seven months for works on the Blue Line rail project. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, who made the [...]

August 4, 2021 Economy, Key sectors
Women make only 6.8% of Nigeria’s extractive sector workforce

Women make 6.8% of Nigeria’s extractive sector

Women make up a measly 6.8 per cent of Nigeria’s extractive industry, leaving the sector overwhelmingly in the hands of men, a report by a government watchdog says. The figure is a blow to the country’s effort to improve gender [...]

August 4, 2021 Employment
Bandits Kill Six, Burn Houses In Attack In Kaduna

Bandits Kill Six, Burn Houses In Attack In Kaduna

Six people have been reportedly killed by bandits in an attack on several communities in the Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna state. The bandits, in the raid, also burnt eight houses, six huts, one motorcycle and destroyed maize crops. [...]

August 4, 2021 Security
Lagos RRS Arrest 6 Drug Dealers, Thieves At Marina

Lagos RRS Arrest 6 Drug Dealers, Thieves At Marina

The Operatives of the Lagos State Rapid Response Squad (RRS) over the weekend recovered bags of Indian hemp and other outlawed drugs from six (6) arrested notorious miscreants. Tunde Azees 39yrs (M), Wasiu Animashaun 38yrs (M), Emmanuel Cletus 46yrs (M), [...]

August 4, 2021 Security, Societal issues
Several killed in Djibouti as communal violence erupts

Several killed in Djibouti as communal violence erupts

At least three people died after a rare outbreak of intercommunal violence in Djibouti during which the police intervened, the public prosecutor said. Fighting broke out on Sunday in several parts of the capital Djibouti, between the ethnic Afar group, [...]

August 3, 2021 Crime, Security
Nigeria enters third wave as cases of Delta variant spike

Nigeria enters third wave as cases of Delta variant spike

The Nigerian government Monday said the country is already seeing the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic as cases of Delta variant are increasing in several states. Nigeria’s minister of health Osagie Ehanire said the country has been recording a sharp [...]

August 3, 2021 Health issues
Nigeria receives 4 million doses of vaccine from U.S

Nigeria receives 4 million doses of vaccine from U.S

The Nigerian government on Monday received four million and eighty doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated by the Biden-Harris administration of the United States of America. The vaccines, which were delivered through the COVAX facility, a vaccine alliance aimed [...]

August 3, 2021 Health issues
Adamawa Court Jails Youth Two Years For ‘Insulting’ Buhari

Adamawa Court Jails Youth Two Years For ‘Insulting’ Buhari

Justice Dimas Gwama of the Magistrates’ Court IV in Yola, Adamawa State sentenced a youth, Ikamu Hamidu Kato, to two years’ imprisonment for insulting president Muhammadu Buhari and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. The [...]

August 3, 2021 Law
DSS Brings Sunday Igboho’s Aides To Court

DSS Brings Sunday Igboho’s Aides To Court

The Department of the State Services, DSS, on Monday, bowed to the July 29 order of a Federal High Court in Abuja as it has produced 12 aides of the Yoruba secessionist leader, Sunday Igboho before the court. This followed [...]

August 3, 2021 Government and politics
Six civilians killed in CAR rebel attack

Six civilians killed in CAR rebel attack

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) says six civilians were killed in a rebel attack in the country’s northeast. “This morning at dawn elements from the 3R (Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation) launched a large-scale attack against [...]

August 2, 2021 Military
Greece forest fires gut homes, farms

Greece forest fires gut homes, farms

Nearly 300 firefighters, two water bomber planes and five helicopters were battling a forest fire in Greece on Sunday that destroyed homes and farm buildings and injured eight people, authorities said. Civil Protection Minister Michalis Chrisochoidis credited the firefighters with [...]

August 2, 2021 Environmental issues
Buhari committed to returning money on federal roads

Buhari committed to return money on federal roads

The Minister of State, Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu, on Saturday, disclosed that the federal government had refunded states, billions of naira spent on constructing federal roads. He made the disclosure during a visit to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, at [...]

August 2, 2021 Government and politics
Abba Kyari Finally Suspended Over FBI Fraud Allegations

Abba Kyari Suspended Over FBI Fraud Allegations

The Police Service Commission has suspended the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force, Abba Kyari. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the spokesperson for the commission, [...]

August 2, 2021 Government and politics
Asisat Oshoala Tests Positive For COVID-19

Asisat Oshoala Tests Positive For COVID-19

Barcelona coach Jonatan Giráldez will be without Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala, for the team’s pre-season game against Elche on August 4. The Super Falcons captain was left out of Barcelona women’s training camp in Algorfa, where the squad will stay [...]

August 2, 2021 Sports