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Hauwa Ojeifo honored with inaugural Marca Bristo Fellowship

Written by on 8 September 2020

Human Rights Watch has selected a Nigerian human rights advocate, Hauwa Ojeifo, as the recipient of its inaugural Marca Bristo Fellowship, an award created in memory of the pioneering disability rights icon, Human Rights Watch announced on Tuesday. The fellowship honors emerging activists for their courageous leadership in disability rights. Bristo, who passed away a […]

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Sanwo-Olu, Tinubu urge new Oniru to ensure unity, peace in Iruland

Written by on 7 September 2020

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the National Leader, All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday, urged the newly-installed Oniru of Iru Kingdom, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, to strengthen the existing bond of unity and peace in Iruland for the overall development and progress of the Kingdom. They said that Lawal’s passion […]

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 55,000

Written by on 7 September 2020

Nigeria has recorded over 55,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, according to a late-night tweet from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which was released on Sunday. The health agency revealed that the country’s daily confirmed cases on Sunday stood at 100 with three deaths recorded, moving the tally to 55,005 till date. […]

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Ghana To Reopen International Airport On Tuesday

Written by on 31 August 2020

Ghana will reopen its international airport on Tuesday but with new regulations in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus, the president announced. Kotoka International Airport, located outside the capital Accra, was closed in March along with other border points in a bid to contain the virus in the west African country. “I am […]

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 40,000, 221 More Cases Reported

Written by on 27 August 2020

The fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria appears to be yielding positive results as the country steadily reports high figures of recovered cases. As of 11:26pm on Wednesday, the number crossed the 40,000 mark after 317 more people were successfully treated and discharged from various isolation centres in the country. The Nigeria Centre for […]

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Africa To Be Declared Polio-Free

Written by on 25 August 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to certify on Tuesday that the African continent is free from wild polio, four years after the last cases appeared in northeastern Nigeria. “Thanks to the relentless efforts by governments, donors, frontline health workers and communities, up to 1.8 million children have been saved from the crippling life-long […]

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