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IOM rolls out new decongestion strategy in IDPs camps in Nigeria

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The International Organization for Migration(IOM) said it has commenced rolling out a new decongestion strategy that aims to reduce overcrowding in over 55 percent...
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Seed value chain actors sensitized on guidelines for implementing Seed Legislation in Ghana

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The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in collaboration with USAID has organized a two-day workshop on “Development of Operational Guidelines for...
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7 die in trailer-truck collision in Nigeria

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Seven people were killed and two others injured when a trailer and a truck collided along a busy highway in Kano, in northwest Nigeria,...
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COVID-19 cases in Nigeria exceed 65,000 amid fears of second wave infections

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The number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria has exceeded 65,000 amid fears of a second wave despite slower increase in daily new cases. With 152...
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Yellow fever outbreak kills 76 in Nigeria

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A yellow fever outbreak has killed 76 in three states in Nigeria for the first 10-day period of November, local health officials said Friday. A...
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Nigeria to create database for displaced persons

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The Nigerian government has approved the establishment of a database for internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the country, an official has said. ...
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Nigeria’s restive Borno state to unveil development plan

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Authorities in Nigeria's restive northeast state of Borno said it will launch a 25-year development plan aimed at fast-tracking development of the state,...
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Nigeria ratifies membership of AfCFTA

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The Nigerian government has ratified the country's membership of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) created for a single continental...
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AFCON qualifier in Nigeria denies journalists, fans entry amid COVID-19 protocol

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will not allow journalists or fans into the stadium for a 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match...
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Yellow fever outbreak kills 8 in Nigeria

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An outbreak of yellow fever has killed eight people in northeastern Nigeria, local health officials confirmed late Monday. Rilwanu Mohammed, head of...

U.S. Embassy in Nigeria confirms rescue of American hostage

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An American citizen who was kidnapped in neighboring Niger last week has been rescued, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria confirmed on Saturday. With the combined...
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Nigeria rejects Amnesty International report on police action as untrue, misleading

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Nigerian police has condemned as untrue and misleading a recent Amnesty International report that accused its personnel of human rights violations during recent protests...
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Nigeria to construct 10 new airports

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The Nigerian government has said it aims to construct 10 new airports across the country, an endeavor seeking to boost civil aviation in the...
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Mass Rebellion in Nigeria Sparked by Police Brutality

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Oil-producing country and Africa’s most populous state impacted severely by economic crisis and the legacy of neo-colonialism A series of incidents involving the notorious Special...
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69 killed in protests to end police brutality in Nigeria

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A total of 69 people were killed during protests aimed at ending police brutality in Nigeria, a presidency source confirmed to Xinhua on Friday. Nigerian...
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Ongoing mass protests in Nigeria portend danger to economy – union organization

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The ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria that have forced businesses to close down are a danger to the nation's already poor economy,...
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AU council calls for urgent de-escalation of unrest in Nigeria

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The Economic, Social and Cultural Council(ECOSOCC) of the African Union(AU) has called for an urgent de-escalation of the current unrest in parts of Nigeria...

Be circumspect with discussions on SARS – Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso

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Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso, Dean of Academic Affairs, Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College has asked the media in Ghana to be circumspect in...
Police Brutality

ECOWAS urges early resolution of protests against police brutality in Nigeria

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The Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS) has urged the Nigerian government and the protesters to pursue dialogue for an "early and amicable" resolution...
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AU strongly condemns violence in Nigeria

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The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat on Thursday strongly condemned the violence that erupted on Tuesday during protests in...
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Nigeria says 7 bandits killed in military operations

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Nigerian authorities on Thursday confirmed a notorious arms trafficker and six bandits killed in different military operations across the country in the past week. ...
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ECOWAS Commission expresses concern over Nigeria

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The ECOWAS Commission, has expressed concern over demonstrations by Nigerian youth calling for police reform, particularly the abolition of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)...
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Nigeria’s economic hub imposes curfew, closes schools as protests turn violent

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Authorities in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub have imposed a curfew and announced the closure of all public and private schools following the degeneration of...
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Protests against police brutality hijacked by “hoodlums” in Nigeria

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Nigeria's information minister Lai Mohammed on Sunday said the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country have been hijacked by "hoodlums" with an ulterior motive...
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Nigeria nabs 242 suspected criminals in northern state

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Nigerian police have arrested 242 suspected criminals for the past five weeks, including suspected kidnappers and armed bandits terrorizing the northern state of Kano,...
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Nigeria announces major nationwide anti-terror operation

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Nigeria announced the launch of a major military operation across the country to combat insecurity, the army said in a statement on Saturday. ...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

Nigeria resumes yellow fever vaccination campaign amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Nigeria has resumed yellow fever vaccination with safety measures against COVID-19, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). While combating multiple...
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Nigerian state to close illegal gas outlets after gas station explosion

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Nigeria's southwest state of Lagos would shut down all illegal gas filling stations in densely populated residential areas across the state following a deadly...
A trapped worker calls for help from the rubble of a collapsed building in Pathumthani province, central Thailand, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. A six-story building under construction on the outskirts of Thailand's capital collapsed Monday, killing a number of workers and trapping several others underneath the rubble, police said. (AP Photo) THAILAND OUTThe Associated Press

Death toll from building collapse in Nigeria reaches seven

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The death toll from a three-storey building which collapsed here on Sunday rose to seven as authorities intensified search and rescue efforts. ...

Nigeria appoints new head coach for women’s football team

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Nigeria on Monday appointed American Randy Waldrum as the new head coach of the women's national football team, also known as the Super Falcons. ...