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11 suspected cases tested negative for COVID-19 in Nigeria

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A total of eleven suspected cases of COVID-19 tested in Nigeria were negative, a senior of official with the Nigeria Center for Disease Control...
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 ranks 1st in Africa’s tuberculosis infection

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Nigeria has the highest number of tuberculosis infection within the African region, and among the top ten countries globally, according to data by the...
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Nigerian soldier kills 4 colleagues before committing suicide

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A Nigerian army corporal allegedly killed four soldiers before taking his own life on Wednesday with his service rifle, the Nigerian Army has said. ...
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Nigeria pledges to boost capital market investment

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Nigeria will further introduce incentives to boost investments in the nation's capital market, said Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Zainab Ahmed during...
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103 killed in Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria

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The death toll from the latest round of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 103, with a case fatality rate of 17.6...
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Unpacking Nigeria’s Retail & Office Market Performance in 2019

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Broll Property Intel’s latest reports grant an insider glance at the performance of Nigeria’s retail and property markets throughout last year. The two reports...
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Nigeria sees 2.27 percent GDP growth in 2019

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Nigeria recorded a 2.27 percent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in 2019, according to data released Monday by the country's National Bureau of Statistics...
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Nigeria to begin online ship registration to boost maritime businesses

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Nigeria will soon begin online ship registration in a bid to have a world-class ship registry and enhance the ease-of-doing-business in the maritime sector. ...
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2 soldiers killed in Nigeria

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Two Nigerian soldiers were killed and another one seriously injured following an attack by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen in Barkin Ladi area of...
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Gunmen kill at least 30 in northwest Nigeria raid

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Gunmen on motorbikes killed at least 30 people across two villages during a raid in northwest Nigeria, local police said. In a...
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Nigeria to establish sixth special laboratory to battle Lassa fever

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Nigeria is about to set up a special laboratory to boost the country's testing capacity amid the outbreak of Lassa fever since the beginning...
Lassa Fever

Lassa fever deaths in Nigeria hit 70

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The death toll from the latest round of Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 70, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)...
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Death toll rises to 21 in Nigeria gunmen attack

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The death toll from a shooting attack in Nigeria's north-central state of Kaduna on has risen to 21, local police said Wednesday. ...
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Nigeria launches new gas transportation code to increase revenue

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The Nigerian government on Monday launched a new gas infrastructure network code to increase revenue generation and enhance local gas production. The...
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Lassa fever kills 4 more in central Nigeria

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The Nigerian government on Sunday confirmed nine more cases of Lassa fever in the country after it killed four people in the central state...
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6 killed in Nigeria road accident

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Nigeria's police on Sunday confirmed the death of six people involved in a road accident in the southwest state of Osun. The...
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4 killed in Nigeria bank robbery

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Four people were killed in a commercial bank robbery in the southwestern Nigerian town of Ile Oluji, a police officer said Thursday. ...
Basketball

China, Spain, USA, Nigeria win in first matchday of women’s basketball Olympic qualification

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China and Spain won in the first matchday of Group B of the FIBA Women's Olympic qualifying basketball tournament on Thursday in Belgrade, while...
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Death toll from Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak rises to 47

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The death toll of the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria has risen to 47, according to data by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control...
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Nigeria to experience longer rainy season in 2020

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Nigeria is likely to experience longer period of rainy season in 2020, compared to 2019, a senior official with the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency...
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Nigeria attacks Boko Haram hideout in new military operation

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The Nigerian air force (NAF) said Wednesday that it has launched a special military operation targeted at wiping out terrorist elements in the restive...
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Jersey to return US$300 million Abacha looted funds to Nigeria

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The government of Jersey is to return over US$300 million, which was looted by the Nigerian military dictator, Sani Abacha, to the government in...
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3 killed in Nigeria road crash

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A road crash along a major route in southwest Nigeria on Monday killed three people and injured 14 others, according to local police. ...
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Nigeria To Host IBSA Blind Football Women’s World Championships In November 2020

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The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football has announced that the first women’s World Championships will take place in Enugu, Nigeria, from 21-29...
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ECOWAS, Monetary Zones and the Dialectics of Regional Integration

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Currency reforms must be linked to genuine unity and sovereignty There has been much discussion and debate over the potential for adoption of a new...
TOPSHOT - A member of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit wearing a ghillie suit takes part in an exercise during the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. - The African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) is a weeklong seminar held in Nigeria, bringing together land forces from across Africa to discuss and develop cooperative solutions and improve transregional security and stability. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Nigeria says Boko Haram attack repelled

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Nigerian forces repelled an attacks by Boko Haram militants in the northeast state of Borno, the military has said in a statement. ...
Volleyball

Kenya to face Gambia, Nigeria in beach volleyball Olympic qualifiers

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Kenya will throw a hat in the ring to bid for hosting rights of the second round of beach volleyball Africa Continental Cup, which...
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The Reasons Nigeria Could Make US Travel Ban List

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I am not in support of adding Nigeria to the ban list but I won't really blame the US because of some of the...
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Nigeria places alert at ports on novel coronavirus

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Nigerian authorities on Wednesday said screening measures have been heightened at the country's various ports of entry in response to the outbreak of the...
Transaqua is a transformative agro-industrial water project that would refurbish the shrinking Lake Chad to its 1963 size of 25,000 square kilometers. Transaqua envisions transferring water from the super wet Congo Riven Basin to the super dry Lake Chad Basin via a 2,4000 kilometer canal connecting to the Chari River. This would produce an economic renaissance of the entire region, thus affecting many nations, and in truth, the whole African continent.

Progress on Transaqua-to Save Lake Chad-Good News for Africa

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January 12, 2020 The news reported below on the renewed commitment by the Italian government to fund a feasibility study for Transaqua, an inter-basin water...