Nigeria real-time news

My Family Are Risking Their Lives Working For A Country That Doesn't Want Them (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 29/05/2020 12:43:07

During lockdown, it has been made clear that we depend on specific workers to keep our nation afloat. Our NHS staff, teachers, social workers, food chain workers, transport staff, postal workers, and ...

Odion Ighalo's stay at Manchester United likely to end next week (source — www.theguardian.com) 25/05/2020 16:12:27

Shanghai Shenhua refuse to extend striker’s loanNigerian’s Old Trafford deal expires at end of monthManchester United’s wish to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan beyond next Monday is set to be rejected, wit...

Nigerian fraud ring exploits coronavirus crisis to scam 'hundreds of millions' in unemployment benefits from Americans (source — www.independent.co.uk) 22/05/2020 17:30:35

A Nigerian crime group Scattered Canary is believed to be behind the massive fraud

Dessers: Eredivisie top scorer says missing out on Nigeria debut 'was painful' (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 21/05/2020 19:09:15

Cyriel Dessers, who finished the Dutch Eredivisie season as joint top scorer, says missing out on his Nigeria debut because of the Covid-19 crisis 'was painful'.

Nigerian channel sanctioned over 5G conspiracy theory claims (source — rss.cnn.com) 19/05/2020 18:07:25

British media regulator Ofcom has imposed sanctions against a channel founded by Nigerian megachurch preacher Chris Oyakhilome for airing "unsubstantiated claims" linking 5G to the coronavirus pandemi...

Ofcom: Christian TV network aired Covid-19 conspiracies (source — www.theguardian.com) 18/05/2020 17:32:15

Nigeria-based LoveWorld News broadcast ‘potentially harmful statements’ about coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Christian television channel owned by a Lagos-bas...

Nigeria impounds British plane, claims it violated rules designed to stop spread of coronavirus (source — www.foxnews.com) 18/05/2020 02:48:27

A British-operated plane has been impounded in Nigeria, officials announced Sunday, claiming the pilot ignored the country’s flight ban aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus live news: daily death tolls fall in UK, Spain and Italy (source — www.theguardian.com) 17/05/2020 22:29:05

Barack Obama attacks Trump’s virus response; Russia sees 9,709 new confirmed cases in past 24 hours; China reports five new Covid-19 casesSpain reports fewer than 100 deaths for first time in two mont...

Coronavirus in Nigeria: The child beggars at the heart of the outbreak (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 16/05/2020 02:50:35

Tens of thousands of Koranic school children were recently sent home, unwittingly helping to spread coronavirus.

'People are more scared of hunger': coronavirus is just one more threat in Nigeria (source — www.theguardian.com) 15/05/2020 11:15:21

The pandemic has left many people in Orile, Lagos state, struggling for survival – and compounded the risks of the area’s heavily polluted air and water supplyAll photographs by Nurudeen OlugbadeFor N...

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