Nigeria real-time news

Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads (source — www.independent.co.uk) 16/10/2020 17:15:06

Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, threats from the Nigerian militar...

Aldis Hodge On Art As Activism, And Fighting Racism Until The Day He Dies (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 08/10/2020 15:00:22

Aldis Hodge first experienced racism aged eight. “I grew up in New Jersey, around the KKK and all that,” he tells HuffPost UK. “At a very young age I realised the world treated ...

UK coronavirus live: hospitals 10 days away from 'critical' stage because of rising Covid cases, health minister says (source — www.theguardian.com) 08/10/2020 13:27:34

Latest updates: government warned people will seek ‘one last blow out’ if new restrictions on pubs in England are delayed until next weekLocal Covid lockdowns in England having limited effect, says mi...

Nigerian scientists develop cheaper and faster Covid-19 test kits (source — www.cnn.com) 03/10/2020 13:50:17

Scientists in Nigeria have developed a cheaper and faster Covid-19 test kit that will enable testing to be ramped up in a place that has faced kit shortages and chronic under-testing of a massive popu...

Nigerian researchers develop rapid Covid-19 test (source — www.telegraph.co.uk) 02/10/2020 09:00:00

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith On The Power Of Storytelling To Lift Spirits In Times Of Strife (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 15/09/2020 13:29:33

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, winner of the Best Actor in a Musical Olivier award in 2019 for his role in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, has told HuffPost UK he has never felt so seen.Following the eerie sil...

'It can’t be business as usual': the Nigerian frontrunner to be next WTO head (source — www.theguardian.com) 10/09/2020 08:00:34

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala says poorer nations have lost faith in trade body and Covid-19 is chance to prove its relevanceThe World Trade Organization needs to be at the forefront of the fight against the Co...

Nigeria teacher's math classes go virtual (source — rssfeeds.usatoday.com) 07/09/2020 15:46:08

A teacher from a Lagos public school is helping students across Nigeria learn math virtually while dealing with coronavirus restrictions. (Sept 7)       

‘I feel that I can teach the whole world’: Nigerian teacher hails online classes (source — www.independent.ie) 07/09/2020 15:24:30

A teacher from a public school in Nigeria is helping students across the country, and internationally, learn maths virtually during coronavirus restrictions that have prevented many children from retu...

Women Who Started A Business During Lockdown On How They Made It Work (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 03/09/2020 18:28:58

It’s a sad reality that women have been harder hit by the coronavirus pandemic, whether that’s dealing with higher unemployment and job insecurity as a result or bearing the majority of th...

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How to prevent coronavirus disease and stop the spread of germs
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