*Man held for ‘assault’ on Ikeja Electric’s employee (Nation)*Why we met with Sarkin Fulani of Lagos- US Mission (Tribune)

Man held for ‘assault’ on Ikeja Electric’s employee (Nation) A man identified as Saheed Olanrewaju aka Usama, has been arrested by the police in Lagos over alleged assault on an Ikeja Electric worker, Popoola Olakunle. Olanrewaju, a resident of 12,…

COVID-19 sceptic President John Magufuli of Tanzania dead at 61 – DailyTracker

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has died aged 61, the country’s vice-president has announced. He died on Wednesday from heart complications at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Samia Suluhu Hassan said in an address on state television. Mr Magufuli had…

Tanzania elections: Opposition leader Tundu Lissu ‘won’t accept poll results’

Tanzania’s main opposition presidential candidate has said he will not accept the result of Wednesday’s election because of voting irregularities. “Whatever happened yesterday was not an election,” Tundu Lissu told journalists in the main city Dar es Salaam. Responding to…

Jonathan visits polling stations in Tanzania as voting begins

Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan, who is leading the African Union Expert Election Observer Team to Tanzania, paid a visit to some polling stations in Dar es Salaam, in the early hours of Wednesday. Jonathan announced this on his Facebook…

Have more children to boost economy, Tanzanian president urges women (Punch)

President John Magufuli urged Tanzania’s women to “set your ovaries free” and bear more children as a way to help boost the economy into a regional powerhouse, a step critics said would instead worsen inequality and poverty. “When you have…

Tanzania to ban single-use plastics by July – Environment Minister (Guardian)

Tanzania plans to ban the production, importation, sale and use of all single-use plastic bags by July, to help tackle pollution from non-biodegradable waste, the Environment Minister January Makamba told Parliament on Monday. Tanzania is the latest country to make…

Over 300 grassroots teams so far selected for Trophy 5-a-side tournament

As at week two since its launch, over 380 teams have emerged in the ongoing registration of interested participants of the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour tournament. The 10-man teams which were recruited through in-bar accreditations across Lagos, Osun, Ogun…

Massive turn-out as accreditation begins for Trophy 5-a-side tournament

Since the official launch of the Trophy 5-a-side Field of Honour tournament, there has been a massive turn-out of interested would-be participants who want to be a part of the excitement. The in-bar activations which commenced March 7 will run…

Tanzania teacher to hang for killing pupil (BBC)

A teacher in Tanzania has been sentenced to death for beating a pupil so badly that he died of his injuries. Judge Lameck Mlacha said Respicius Mtazangira, 51, had acted maliciously when he repeatedly hit the child with a blunt…

Tanzanian researchers develop repellent to control mosquitoes (Punch)

Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute has developed a repellent to control mosquitoes that spread dengue, Chikunganya and Zika diseases, a senior research scientist revealed on Monday. Nico Govella, IHI Senior Research Scientist, said that the vector control technology developed at IHI’s…

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