*Fallen containers: FRSC impounds 208 trucks in Lagos (Punch) *Lagos East bye-election: Voting in progress as Gbadamosi, Oyefusi, others battle for PDP ticket (Tribune)

Fallen containers: FRSC impounds 208 trucks in Lagos (Punch) Lagos State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Olusegun Ogungbemide, has said the command made 368 arrests over trucks with unlatched containers in the last two weeks. Ogungbemide told the…

Sports competitors barred from leaving Kenya for a month

There will be no travel to international events for the next month for Kenyan sportsmen and sportswomen over concerns about the global coronavirus outbreak, the country’s sports ministry has said. The ministry said the travel ban will be “until further…

Lagosians react to 2020 Lagos marathon race

The 2020 Lagos Marathon has continued to engender a healthy lifestyle for some Lagosians who believe, another reason to run the race was for health benefit, especially if one makes it a way of life. The New Agency of Nigeria…

Kenyan wins 2020 Lagos Marathon

A Kenyan athlete, David Barmasai Tumo, emerged winner of the Lagos marathon Saturday morning. The race, which is championed by Access Bank, started in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and ended at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, a…

Kenya bus attack: ‘My passengers are like my brothers and sisters’ (BBC)

“I am not a hero,” said softly spoken Raymond Juma. The bus driver was speaking after his actions saved his 47 passengers from a militant attack in the east of Kenya. “My passengers are like my mothers, my brothers and…

Winners of FirstBank-sponsored national competition to contest against African peers

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Taidob College Abeokuta, the 2019 winners of the National Company of the Year competition organised by Junior Achievement Nigeria would compete against student teams from 10 other Junior Achievement member countries across…

Kenya school collapse: Seven dead and dozens injured in Nairobi (BBC)

At least seven children have died after a classroom collapsed at a primary school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say. The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School collapsed just minutes after the start of the school day on…

Kenya officials exhume man’s body to retrieve uniform (BBC)

Officials in western Kenya have exhumed the body of a local man to strip him of the uniform he was buried in, according to reports. Martin Shikuku Alukoye was buried in his full Kakamega County Youth Service uniform after drowning…

Omawumi takes new album to Kenya

Omawumi, one of Nigeria’s most talented artistes is currently in Kenya promoting her new album In Her Feelings, which was recently released. Since her arrival in Kenya, the gifted singer has been a cynosure of all eyes, granting interviews and…

Bodies of ‘twins’ found in clean-up of Kenya river (BBC)

Kenya’s authorities say the bodies of two babies, thought to be twins, have been found during a clean-up of a river in the capital, Nairobi. This is the eighth such discovery in recent months. Officials believe the bodies are being…

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