Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare has been provisionally suspended for doping just hours before the former World Championships silver medallist was due to run in Saturday’s semi-finals of the women’s 100 metres at the Olympics. Okagbare tested positive for human growth hormone in an out-of-competition test on July 19, four days[…]
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days without making any mention of the deadly shooting of peaceful protesters that prompted international outrage. Buhari called on Nigerians to stop demonstrating and engage with the government in a short televised[…]
Two South African citizens working on a Japanese cruise ship have tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, known as the coronavirus, the health ministry said on Friday. “The South African government has been made aware by Japanese authorities through the South African embassy in Tokyo, that there were 12 South[…]
Gunmen have abducted six girls and two staff members from a boarding school in northern Nigeria, according to a police spokesman. Yakubu Sabo said armed men gained entry on Thursday into the Engravers College, a mixed boarding school in a remote area south of the city of Kaduna. They “took away[…]
“I’ll never go back in my life,” says Victor Indiobe. Five years ago, the young technician left Imo in southern Nigeria to start a new life in SA’s economic capital Johannesburg. But on Wednesday, he was one of 189 Nigerians on a plane to Lagos, after a privately owned Nigerian[…]
JOHANNESBURG – Nigerian protesters have taken to the streets of Lagos after violence against foreign nationals in South Africa. Protesters targeted South African franchises such as Shoprite but were unable to gain access to the building. Army could be deployed to Gauteng to tackle unrest: Makhura One body was seen lying on the[…]
Calls for the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Shaykh Ibrahim Zakzaky, have been mounting recently. The Shia leader has been imprisoned by the Nigerian government for nearly four years, sparking calls by international human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch[…]
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[…]
Amnesty had already accused the Nigerian army, in a May 2018 report, of sexually abusing civilians in its fight against Boko Haram, raping women and girls in refugee camps. The Nigerian government has failed to investigate the alleged sexual abuse by security forces of thousands of women who have fled[…]
Nigerian women are hoping to use Saturday’s local elections to change the country’s political dynamics by triggering an upset during the polls. Women’s groups have been mobilising support for female candidates seeking office, appealing to women voters to utilise their numerical strength to support their own during the governorship and[…]
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