At least 8 killed in Nigeria school building collapse

Rescuers combed through the rubble early Thursday after at least eight people were killed and as many as 100 children feared trapped when a building housing a school collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos. The incident took place near Itafaji market on Lagos Island at around 10am local time (09:00[…]

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SA closes consulate in Lagos

South Africa has closed its consulate in Lagos, Nigeria, following anti-xenophobia protests there, Netwerk24 reported on Tuesday. Protests were held outside the consulate and at the South African High Commission in Abuja. South African consul general in Nigeria, Sam Monaisa, said in an e-mail to the South African business forum[…]

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SA deathtoll at 70 in Lagos

The death toll in the building collapse that occurred at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria stood at 70, the SABC reported on Wednesday. A multi-storey building belonging to the church collapsed on Friday, leaving scores of people dead and injured. President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday announced that[…]

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