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547 secondary school girls pregnant during lockdown in Benin

At least 547 secondary school girls were pregnant during the lockdown necessitated by coronavirus pandemic in Benin Republic. According to the Beninese news agency (ABP)...

21.7 million Nigerians now unemployed – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 21.7 million Nigerians are unemployed, this is more than a quarter of Nigeria’s workers. The NBS, in Nigeria’s...

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe arrests 105,000 for violations of guidelines

More than 105,000 people have been arrested in Zimbabwe since March for violating regulations aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, police say. Around 1,000...

Buhari approves second phase eased lockdown

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the extension of the second phase eased lockdown of COVID-19 for one month, with some modifications. Most notable of...

Tinubu announces increase in Lagos BRT fares

Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) says it has secured approval to increase its fares across all routes...

875 people commit suicide during lockdown

At least a total of 875 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal to curb the spread of COVID-19. The country has...

Why churches should remain closed – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has explained why churches should remain closed despite mounting pressure in many quarters for their reopening. The Nation reports...

Buhari, governors strike 5-point agreement on reopening worship centres

President Muhammadu Buhari and state governors have reached a five-point agreement on containing the coronavirus disease while easing the lockdown nationwide, sources say. It was...

Buhari to observe Eid with family at home

President Muhammadu Buhari will be conducting his Eid prayers with his family at home, a statement by the Presidency on Friday said. Shehu Gabra, the...

Why threaten citizens with lockdown? by Lateef Adewole

The Insight by Lateef Adewole "Social distancing is a privilege. It means you live in a house large enough to practise it. Hand washing is...

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