*How corpse of missing Civil Defence officer was discovered in a shallow grave (DailyTrust)*EFCC nabs 36 suspected Internet fraudsters in Lagos (Punch)

How corpse of missing Civil Defence officer was discovered in a shallow grave (DailyTrust) The remains of a female officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who went missing 18 months ago has been discovered in a…

*JAMB shifts 2021 UTME date, extends registration deadline (Punch)*Sanwo-Olu charges religious leaders on tolerance, security (Guardian)

JAMB shifts 2021 UTME date, extends registration deadline (Punch) Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has announced a new date for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, announced that the examination would now hold from…

*Lagos shut 430 event centres, clubs for violating COVID-19 protocols (Guardian)*Again, fire razes Oko Baba sawmill in Lagos (Punch)

Lagos shut 430 event centres, clubs for violating COVID-19 protocols (Guardian) Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC), on Thursday, disclosed that 430 event centres and night clubs have been shut across the state for violating COVID-19 protocols. The Director-General (DG) of…

Nigeria drops on TI’s corruption index, now second most corrupt in West Africa

Nigeria has dropped to 149 on Transparency International’s 2020 Corruption Perception Index, the worst ranking received by Africa’s largest country in recent time. Nigeria also scored 25 out of a possible 100 points. In the last TI rating in 2019,…

DR Congo pardons two men over President Kabila assassination

Two men convicted over the assassination of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Laurent Kabila 20 years ago have been pardoned. Although Mr Kabila was shot by his bodyguard, two of his senior officials, Col Eddy Kapend and Georges Leta,…

Caged Congolese man: Why a zoo took 114 years to apologise

Ota Benga was kidnapped from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1904 and taken to the US to be exhibited. Journalist Pamela Newkirk, who has written extensively about the subject, looks at the attempts over the decades…

South Sudan vaccinates health teams in Ebola epidemic (Guardian)

South Sudan will vaccinate key health workers against Ebola close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which faces a new epidemic, the World Health Organization said Monday. The ministry of health’s vaccination campaign, with cooperation from the…

UN bars Nigerian peacekeeper for sexually exploiting woman (Guardian)

A Nigerian policeman who served as a UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sent home and barred from peacekeeping after an investigation found he had sexually exploited a woman, a UN spokesman said Tuesday. The allegations…

Ebola – Hope is at the end of the tunnel in Mangina (Reliefweb)

“I was under a lot of stress and experienced insomnia mixed with nightmare all night,” says Sister Darlène Mwasi, a registered nurse at the Mangina referral health centre, which is more than 30 kilometres southwest of the town of Beni…

AFRIMA releases nominees list for fifth edition

The globally-anticipated nominees list for the 5th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has been unveiled by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Jury of AFRIMA. The list was released during a World Media announcement on Tuesday, August 14,…

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