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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro who downplayed the pandemic tests positive for coronavirus

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, he said in a televised address on Tuesday. "Everyone knew that it would reach a considerable part of the population sooner or later. It was positive...

African Development Bank forecasts economic turmoil for Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19

The African Development Bank on Tuesday forecast an economic turmoil for Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic with real GDP expected to shrink by 1.7 percent under the baseline scenario and 3.4 percent in the worst-case...

Nigeria sexual harassment bill to guarantee safety of students in schools

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday that the passage of the sexual harassment bill by the Senate will ensure the safety of students of tertiary institutions in the country.

FULL LIST as Nigerian senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm 11 Judges

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday received a formal request for the confirmation of 11 nominees as Judges of the Federal High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The request was contained in...

Nigerian activists call for fair treatment of detained anti-corruption czar Ibrahim Magu

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has expressed “concerns about reports that the apparently arbitrary arrest of the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, may be ‘the outcome of...

Global experts call for radical health policy shift in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic

Global health experts have called for a radical policy shift in Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking during a policy webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI), the experts said there should be...

Burkina Faso resumes polio vaccination campaigns under strict COVID-19 prevention measures

Burkina Faso today concluded a four-day mass polio immunization campaign, vaccinating 174 304 children under five years of age in two districts of the country’s Centre-East region, while observing COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures.

EFCC releases statement on Ibrahim Magu

Read the full statement by the EFCC below. Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC),  Mr.  Ibrahim Magu on Monday,  July 6,  2020, honoured an invitation by a Presidential Panel reviewing...

Buhari mourns former APC vice chairman Inuwa Abdulkadir

President Muhammadu Buhari joins the All Progressives Congress (APC) in grief over the passing of former member of the National Working Committee, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, who served as Vice Chairman, North West. President...

African Union chairman Cyril Ramaphosa welcomes resumption of Nile dam negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union, welcomed the resumption of Trilateral Negotiations between the Parties to the Grand Renaissance Ethiopian Dam (GERD).

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