Nigeria real-time news

Covid to displace more than a million across the Sahel, new tool predicts (source — www.theguardian.com) 11/08/2020 09:15:27

Software hailed as a ‘game-changer’ in providing early warning for humanitarian relief efforts as virus fuels conflictCoronavirus is predicted to push more than 1 million people from their homes acros...

Joy and relief as Lagos churches reopen after lockdown (source — www.theguardian.com) 10/08/2020 13:43:57

In devoutly religious Nigeria, the closure of places of worship to stop the spread of coronavirus has been keenly feltCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe sound of church or...

‘The virus piggybacked on racism’: why did Covid-19 hit BAME families so hard? (source — www.theguardian.com) 08/08/2020 09:00:02

Ida lost two brothers in 10 days, and Ken’s teenage sweetheart died at 44. Now, they’re looking for answersSir Oyaseh Ivowi sits in front of a poster of two of his three boys. Olume, the older brother...

Letter from Africa: How African generosity dried a crying teacher's tears (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 05/08/2020 02:25:38

Strangers helped a Nigerian teacher, left without money because of coronavirus, get back on his feet.

Letter from Africa: How African generosity dried a teacher's tears (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 05/08/2020 02:25:38

Strangers helped a Nigerian teacher, left without money because of coronavirus, get back on his feet.

Nigerians' double blow: Currency woes and Covid-19 (source — www.bbc.co.uk) 03/08/2020 02:39:03

Three business owners explain how they are weathering the economic fallout.

'I Got The Last Flight To Zurich': We’re Brits Who Spent Lockdown Abroad (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 31/07/2020 08:00:01

We’re here to guide you through the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up to the Life newsletter for daily tips, advice, how-tos and escapism.Most of us became more familiar with our homes than we ever ...

'I Don’t Know How Anyone Is Not Saying Or Doing More': Megalyn Echikunwoke On The Extent Of Her Activism (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 29/07/2020 14:34:57

Given the news cycle right now, it’s no surprise that more of us than ever seem to be self-defining as activists. It feels natural to want to respond to injustices, like the death of American ci...

Pandemic travel restrictions leave Nigerian mother stranded in Dubai with newborn quadruplets (source — www.cnn.com) 22/07/2020 16:54:21

A Nigerian mother and her quadruplets remain in Dubai because of coronavirus travel restrictions that have prevented them from traveling home, her husband told CNN.

A country of 200 million has carried out just 212,000 virus tests (source — www.cnn.com) 21/07/2020 13:29:00

Nigeria's ruling class have been hit particularly hard by Covid-19 while the government's initially swift response to the pandemic has since been hampered by low testing numbers. CNN's Stephanie Busar...

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