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Egypt records Africa’s first case of coronavirus

  Egypt has recorded Africa’s first first case of coronavirus (COVID-19), Reuters news agency has reported quoting state television. The health ministry said the person affected was a foreigner. Their nationality was not disclosed but that they had been identified based...

Nigeria to commence issuance of visa on arrival to Africans January 2020 – Buhari

  Nigeria will commence issuing of visa on arrival to all holders of African passport, as from January 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed. According to him, this move is to promote free movement and facilitate the full implementation of the...

Developing-8 countries calls for improved investment to promote breastfeeding

The Developing-8 countries (D-8) Organization for Economic Cooperation, has called for improved investment in low- and middle-income countries alike, to promote breastfeeding. The call comes as Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2019 Breastfeeding Week, usually...

Mo Salah says teammate ‘should not be sent to the guillotine’ after sexual harassment claims

Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah has said teammate Amr Warda "shouldn’t be sent straight to the guillotine" after he was kicked out of the national squad in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. In a Twitter post on Wednesday, Salah,...

Mohammed Morsi, deposed president of Egypt, has collapsed and died in court

Egypt's state TV says the country's ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, has collapsed during a court session and died. Morsi had been Egypt's elected president following the death of Hosni Mubarak in 2012, but was deposed after a  Military coup...

Liverpool’s Salah wins African Player of the Year award

Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday the first Egyptian to win the award since Mahmoud al Khatib in 1983. "This is a big award for me, a special...

Egypt’s president vows forceful response after deadly Mosque attack

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi has vowed to respond forcefully after attackers killed at least 235 worshippers in a packed mosque in restive North Sinai province, the country's deadliest attack in recent memory. Al Sisi declared three days of...

UN Gives Egypt 1 Week to Re-Open Closed Coptic Churches as Christians Cry Out

A top U.N. lawyer has given the Egyptian government one week to stop the closing of Coptic churches and begin re-opening the ones that have already been closed, as Christian leaders continue crying out against persecution. Joseph Malak, fellow of...
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Four Civil Defence Corps officers abducted

    … N30m ransom being negotiated for their release   Again, gunmen who have been on the prowl in Kogi have kidnapped...
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Enraged wife cuts husband’s tongue, nose

    An angry wife has chopped off a piece of her husband tongue and nose in Imo state. Cherechi Okonko, a medical doctor, is battling to stay...

Ogun Gov seeks transfer of Sagamu, Ikorodu, Ota roads to state

  Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Thursday sought the transfer of Shagamu to Ikorodu road, Epe to Ijebu-Ode road, Lagos -Ota-Abeokuta to the state. Abiodun...

Uzodinma seeks Buhari’s intervention in refund of N32bn

  Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors spent...

Slain Aso Rock Director of Administration for burial on Feb. 21

  The assassinated Laetitia Naankang Dagan, Assistant Director of Administration in Presidential Villa, Abuja,will be buried in Jos, Plateau State on Friday, February 21. Persecondnews recalls...