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COVID-19: FG Bars Passengers From Brazil, India, Turkey

  The Federal Government has barred travelers from Brazil, India and Turkey over rising COVID-19 cases there. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said this in a statement Sunday. He said the ban, which would take effect from tomorrow, shall be subjected …

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Insecurity: Buhari seeks US assistance, warns of spill over to other countries

  The President Muhammadu Buhari , on Tuesday stressed the need for the support of the United States and other “important and strategic partners” in combating the security challenges facing Nigeria. He said the support was necessary because the consequences of insecurity in Nigeria would affect all nations. According to a statement by his Special …

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ICYMI: President Idriss Deby Of Chad Dies Of Injuries Suffered From Frontline Attack

Chad’s longtime President Idriss Deby has died of wounds suffered on the frontline in the country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, the armed forces said. Deby, 68, “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna said in …

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YouTube shuts down prominent Nigerian megachurch preacher’s channel for ‘gay curing’ claims

 Popular Nigerian televangelist has urged his followers to “pray for YouTube” for shutting down his account after he posted videos on his channel claiming to ‘cure’ gay members of his congregation of their sexuality. “I got to know what happened to YouTube when I saw the viewers complaining… I want you to help me pray …

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Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died: Army spokesman

Chad’s President Idriss Deby has died of injuries suffered on the frontline in the Sahel country’s north, where he had gone to visit soldiers battling rebels, an army spokesman said on Tuesday. Deby, 68, “has just breathed his last defending the sovereign nation on the battlefield” over the weekend, army spokesman General Azem Bermandoa Agouna …

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Covid pushing 30 million Africans into poverty – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that more than 30 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are being pushed into poverty by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It has called on wealthier nations to help African countries get better access to vaccines. The IMF estimates that some African countries – aiming to vaccinate …

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Iran vows revenge for ‘Israeli’ attack on Natanz nuclear site

The Iranian foreign minister has said his country will “take revenge” for an attack on an underground nuclear site, for which it has blamed Israel. Iranian officials said the Natanz uranium enrichment plant was the target of “nuclear terrorism” on Sunday, after initially reporting a power failure. New advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium had just …

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