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AU council calls for urgent de-escalation of unrest in Nigeria

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | 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 arising from recent protests against police brutality. In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos on Saturday, the council called …

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UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to reported police brutality in Nigeria and asked for de-escalation, said his spokesman. “The secretary-general is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses,” said Stephane Dujarric, the …

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Nigeria announces major nationwide anti-terror operation

Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigeria announced the launch of a major military operation across the country to combat insecurity, the army said in a statement on Saturday. The annual exercise code-named “CROCODILE SMILE” is part of the army’s efforts to combat insecurity in the West African nation, said Sagir Musa, …

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UBA provides $200 Million for Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s multi-lateral lender, United Bank for Africa Plc, has acted as Facility Agent Bank for the Nigerian Commercial Banks in a consortium with other international banks in a $1.5 Billion Pre-Export Finance Facility for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its upstream subsidiary, …

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Nigeria plans to disinfect schools ahead of class resumption

Abuja, Nigeria | XINHUA | The Nigerian government has said the disinfection of schools to curb the spread of COVID-19 will begin across the country on Tuesday in preparation for class resumption. The decontamination exercise will make schools safe for learning activities, Minister of Environment Muhammad Mahmood told reporters here, adding …

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Nigeria says up to 600 deaths from Kano surge tied to virus

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian authorities have linked the deaths of up to 600 people in the country’s second largest city to coronavirus after probing a surge in fatalities there. Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said 979 people died in April in the northern trading hub in April. A near-quadrupling of the mortality rate prompted …

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Nigeria seizes British plane for flouting virus flight ban

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nigeria has seized a British plane for flouting a travel ban imposed as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the aviation minister said Sunday. Flair Aviation, the airline involved, was authorised to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights, Hadi Sirika said on …

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Mistrust and black market flourish in Nigeria as virus spreads

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | A black market in coronavirus test kits is flourishing in Nigeria, spurred in part by negligible faith in the country’s health system to defeat an emerging threat. Testing is a crucial weapon in combatting COVID-19. It not only identifies where the stealthy virus has invaded — …

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