Tag Archives: Africa

Yul Edochie Says Colonizers Are The Reason For Many Woes In Nigeria

Yul Edochie has named early colonizers as the reason for the current travails in Nigeria and the African continent at large. On Monday September 7, the Nollywood took shared his opinion in a tweet which served as a response to Actress Uche Jombo’s question of “Who curse Nigeria”, while averring that the country was structured to never work. According to…

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ICYMI: Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases Exceed 25 Million Worldwide

According to a recent AFP tally, coronavirus infections globally soared past 25 million, as countries around the world further tightened restrictions to curb the pandemic’s spread. The data revealed on Sunday August 30, noted that a million additional cases have been detected worldwide roughly every four days since mid-July, with India setting the grim record for the highest single-day rise in cases…

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Update: Global Coronavirus Death Tally Surpasses 800,000

According to an AFP tally shared on Saturday, the novel Coronavirus has claimed over 800,000 lives around the world. In total, 800,004 fatalities have been recorded globally, out of 23,003,079 declared infections. Latin America and the Caribbean is the region the most affected with 254,897 deaths. More than half of global fatalities have been reported in…

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Diddy Pens Heartfelt Note To Africans, Discuses Working On Burna Boy’s New Album

Legendary music executive and rapper, Sean Combs aka P. Diddy has eulogized Burna Boy on social media following the release of the Afrobeats star’s newest studio album tagged “Twice As Tall“. Taking to Twitter, Diddy who lent his voice to three songs on the album opened up about how he has long wanted to have a collaboration…

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Coronavirus: Over 19 Million Cases Recorded Globally As US Death Toll Surge

The number of coronavirus cases has crossed 19 million globally pushing many nations to further ratchet up restrictions in the battle against the ravaging pandemic. The world’s hardest-hit country, the United States, has seen a major resurgence since the end of June, adding 2,060 deaths in 24 hours alone on Thursday, a tracker by Johns Hopkins University…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 304 Fresh Cases As Africa’s Infections Near 1 Million

In cased you missed it, Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll topped 43,000 cases as the nation recorded 304 fresh cases. Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) unveiled the latest data on Twitter indicatingthat the new cases were found in fourteen states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This comes as the Africa Centre Control (CDC), as of Sunday, August…

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COVID-19: WHO Says Over 10, 000 Health Workers In Africa Have Been Infected

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Region, over 10, 000 health workers in Africa have been infected with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) since its outbreak. The body also said there are 750, 000 cases of COVID-19 on the continent with over 15, 000 deaths recorded. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Africa Region Director, said…

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Access Bank Finalizes Acquisition Of Kenya’s Transnational Bank

Following its first announcement in October 2019, Nigeria’s largest bank, Access Bank PLC has announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Transnational Bank PLC, of Kenya (TNB). The Bank made this known through a statement signed by its Company Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi. “Access Bank PLC is pleased to inform the investing public and the…

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Global COVID-19 Death Toll Near 500,000 As Africa Records Highest Daily Infection

According to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 1100 GMT on Saturday, the novel coronavirus has killed at least 494,337 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019. The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of…

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