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COVID-19: Nigeria’s Infections Head Towards 50,000 With 453 New Cases

453 new cases of coronavirus has been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of infections in the country closer to 50,000. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed the latest update on Wednesday night via Twitter stating that the toll is now 47,743. Giving a breakdown of the figures, the health agency said the new…

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Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, Recovers From COVID-19

Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has recovered from COVID-19 following three weeks of self-isolation. Mr Onyeama disclosed this on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday after testing negative for the ravaging virus. The Minister expressed gratitude to his family, President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the medical team that attended to him as well…

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Malian Protesters Return To The Streets Demanding President’s Resignation After Truce

On Tuesday August 11, thousands of protesters returned to the streets in Mali Tuesday, resuming their months-long push for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita who they accuse of presiding over corruption and impunity and the dissolution of the country’s constitutional court. Demonstrators gathered in a central square in the capital Bamako despite rainfall and pleas…

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Viral Nigerian Dancer Anthony Madu Receives Scholarship From American Ballet Theatre

11-year-old Nigerian ballet dancer Anthony Madu who impressed many around the world after a video of him dancing in the rain went viral has been offered a scholarship from the American Ballet Theater in New York City. Anthony who is currently a student of the Leap of Dance Academy, alongside his mum, Ifeoma Madu, had a video chat with CBS…

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Student Detained Over Jonathan’s Parody Twitter Account Recounts Ordeal

Olusola Babatunde, a final year Oyo University student has narrated his ordeal after he was detained by the police for 82 days for creating a parody account of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Recall that news of the social media influencer’s arrest flooded the internet a month ago with many begging for his release. However, he was eventually let…

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UK Falls Into Biggest Recession In History Due To Coronavirus Impact

Britain’s economy has officially entered its “largest recession on record”, the Office for National Statistics revealed on Wednesday August 11. According to official data, the European nation contracted by a record 20.4 percent in the second quarter of coronavirus lockdown and after gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 2.2 percent in the first three months of the year.…

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OB Cuisine: Learn How To Cook Vegetable Soup Differently With Diary Of A Kitchen Lover

We’re back with another episode of OB Cuisine and today one of our favourite food vloggers, Diary of a Kitchen Lover is showcasing a special new recipe on how to make vegetable stew with groundnut oil. As everyone knows, Vegetable stew which is a popular Nigerian delicacy is commonly made with palm oil, but the DOAKL’S founder Tolani is…

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Tally Surpass 47,000 As NCDC Records Six New Deaths

Nigeria’s COVID-19 toll arose further on Tuesday, crossing over 47,000 mark after the country’s disease control centre confirmed 423 new cases. Announcing the latest figures, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed that the new cases were spread across 21 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja. The total number currently stands at 47,290 with 33,609 recoveries and 956 deaths. On…

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Nigeria Looking To Reciprocate Visa Ban & Travel Restrictions On US, Others

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) revealed that it may reciprocate the visa ban and restriction imposed on Nigeria by other countries. Mohammed Babandede, the Comptroller-General of the NIS, said this while explaining the new visa policy that was launched by the President Buhari earlier in the year and also reacting to the inclusion of Nigeria by the US…

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