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1.2m non-smokers die from tobacco smoke yearly – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, says no fewer than 1.2 million people die annually due to exposure to tobacco smoke.

Africa urgently needs 20 million second doses of COVID-19 vaccine – WHO      

Africa needs at least 20 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in the next six weeks to get second doses to all who received a first dose within the 8—12 weeks’ interval between doses recommended by the World Health Organization, WHO. 

Biden urges ceasefire in Ethiopian Tigray region

U.S. President, Joe Biden, has called for a ceasefire in Ethiopia’s northern conflict region of Tigray in view of the escalating violence there.

How NDLEA operatives intercepted N8bn cocaine, rejected $24,500 bribe from suspect at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, says it has intercepted 36 blocks of cocaine, weighing 27.95 kilogrammes with a street value of over N8 billion at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.

Nigeria must deepen anti-terror cooperation with France – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the need for Nigeria and France to deepen their anti-terror cooperation.

Human rights, threats to democracy in focus on day two of G7 meeting

Foreign ministers from G7 countries will discuss human rights and threats to democracy on the second day of a special meeting in London, according to Britain’s foreign office.

NDLEA arrests man with 97 wraps of cocaine at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted a suspected drug trafficker, Chigbogu Obiora, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos with 97 wraps of cocaine.

China builds port in Kenya’s Lamu, to be operational June – Official

Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, official on Monday said a Chinese-built seaport in Kenya’s coastal island of Lamu would be operational in June.

IMF extends debt relief for 28 low-income countries

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, has approved the third tranche of grants for debt service relief for 28 member countries under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust, CCRT.

COVID-19: Ethiopia reports 1,878 new cases

Ethiopia registered 1,878 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 215,189 as of Sunday evening, the country’s Ministry of Health said.

72% Nigerians ready to accept COVID-19 vaccine, says Africa-CDC

At least, 72 per cent of Nigerians are ready to accept the COVID-19 vaccine, says the African Center for Diseases Control, Africa-CDC.

Bill to prohibit open defecation in Nigeria scales second reading

A bill seeking to prohibit open ruination and defecation in Nigeria on Wednesday scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill which seeks to establish...

Sudan demands Ethiopia’s withdrawal from all territories

Chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan has asked Ethiopia to withdraw from all Sudanese territories.

UN to probe war crimes in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The United Nations’ human rights chief on Thursday asked Ethiopia to allow monitors into Tigray to investigate reports of killings and sexual violence that may amount to war crimes in the northern region since late 2020.

Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases near 3.87m – Centre

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,869,522 as of Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, said.

Australia lifts suspension on Boeing 737 MAX

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority, CASA, on Friday said it had lifted the temporary suspension placed on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operating to and from the country.

Electricity partially restored in Ethiopia’s northern region

Ethiopia has partially restored electricity supply to the country’s restive northern Tigray regional state, Ethiopian authorities said on Wednesday.

COVID-19: Africa’s confirmed cases surpass 3.66m

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,667,546 as of Monday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC, said.

Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia needs urgent action — UN

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for urgent steps to address the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.

COVID-19: Africa’s cases surpass 3.51m

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent stood at 3,515,047 as of Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine in Abuja airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, NAIA,  Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

Fulani: The unfinished work of Danfodio, by Dr Aliyu Tilde

The Fulani in the past few years are in our minds and news for the wrong reason—the banditry that has plagued the Northwest countryside....

Ethiopian Crisis: UN releases $36.6m for civilians in Tigray state

The UN has released US$36.6 million for civilians caught up in the conflict that hit Ethiopia’s Tigray region since early last month, in order to secure water, sanitation and lifesaving medical supplies.

Ethiopian authorities reopen Tigray regional airspace

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority has reopened the airspace in the troubled Tigray region in the north of the country.

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