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‘A ticking time bomb’: Scientists worry about coronavirus spread in Africa

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—Late on Sunday evening, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, in a televised address to the nation, declared that COVID-19, the respiratory disease spreading globally, had become a

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Coronavirus patient attempts to escape Lagos isolation centre in Nigeria

…over poor facilities, excessive heat, mosquitoes •Lagos tracks 120 other passengers on Turkish Airlines flight with patient •28 workers quarantined in Lafarge’s Ogun factory Following the detection of the first

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Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. “The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy

What gives Nigerian students the confidence to use condoms

Condom use is the focus of various sexual health promotions among adolescents and young adults in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries. Yet a significant proportion of young people still engage in

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Should Nigeria have released Boko Haram suspects?

The Nigerian government recently announced that it had released about 1,400 Boko Haram suspects. The reason given was they had repented and were to be re-integrated into society. The government said the

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Only 34% of Nigerians use condoms during sex

Only 34% of adult Nigerians surveyed in a national poll use condoms during sex. According to the survey carried out by NOIPolls, the results show that only 28% of the

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Five things about Nigeria: The superpower with no power

More than 84 million Nigerians are registered to vote, but what do you know about Africa’s most populous nation and largest economy? 1) Afrobeats – one of its greatest exports

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Diaspora voting right: Hope rises ahead of 2023

The long wait by Nigerians living abroad to participate in elections in the country may soon be over given the hint by Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon.

Nigerian gangs in South Africa are very skillful-Wotherspoon

When Nokwazi Memela visited a Nigerian church in Yeoville, Johannesburg, she thought it would help improve her life, not knowing she would end up in an Iranian jail, facing a

Coronavirus: WHO Lists Nigeria, 12 Other Nations As Top Risk African Countries

The World Health Organisation has identified Nigeria and twelve other counties as high-risk African countries for coronavirus. Asides Nigeria, the other high-risk nations are Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, DR Congo,