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Leap of faith: Nigerian boy captivates the world with his ballet

9 August 2020, 3:24 AM

Gracefully spinning among a group of dancers clad in pink, 11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu stands out in black leggings, a white turtleneck and poise beyond his years.

World Bank approves $114 mln for Nigeria’s COVID-19 response

7 August 2020, 4:31 PM

The World Bank has approved $114 million to help Nigeria tackle its coronavirus pandemic, the global lender said on Friday.

Shoprite signals plans to leave Nigeria

4 August 2020, 10:20 PM

Shoprite has signaled plans to leave Nigeria after 15 years of operating there. South Africa’s supermarket giant has signaled it might sell all or its majority stake to Nigerian investors.

Nigeria’s Lagos to allow places of worship to reopen

2 August 2020, 3:00 AM

Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos will allow churches and mosques to resume in-person services from August 7, the state’s governor said in a press briefing on Saturday.

Italy prosecutors seek jail sentences for Eni, Shell executives in Nigeria case

22 July 2020, 9:57 PM

Italian prosecutors have asked for oil majors Eni and Shell to be fined and some of their present and former executives, including Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi, to be jailed in a long-running trial over alleged corruption in Nigeria.


Nigerian Foreign Minister tests positive for coronavirus

19 July 2020, 9:04 PM

Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19, and became the first member of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet to contract the new coronavirus.

Nigerian virus hunters in race against COVID-19

14 July 2020, 2:58 PM

Early one evening, Folasade Fadare and her team of four disease hunters piled into a van and headed for Okegun, a rural community down a narrow potholed road in eastern Lagos state.

Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases pass 30 000 – NCDC

9 July 2020, 3:34 AM

Nigeria’s confirmed coronavirus cases passed 30 000 on Wednesday, the country’s disease control centre said, as the virus spreads in Africa’s most populous country amid an easing of restrictions put in place to curb the disease.

Nigeria restarts domestic flights amid easing coronavirus restrictions

8 July 2020, 9:14 PM

Nigeria resumed domestic flights on Wednesday after a hiatus of around three months as Africa’s most populous country relaxes restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus.

Nigeria to restart domestic flights July 8 in easing of coronavirus curbs

2 July 2020, 7:19 PM

Nigeria will resume domestic flights from July 8, the government said on Wednesday, as Africa’s most populous country relaxes novel coronavirus restrictions despite mounting cases and deaths.



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