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,…

My friend’s mum was not my first but she taught me bad things sha

I was in my second year at the university when I met this friend; he is half Nigerian, half Zimbabwean. He was born in Zimbabwe, schooled there a bit before his parents relocated to Nigeria. My friend’s name is Tendai,…

Tsitsi Dangarembga – Booker Prize nominee arrested in Zimbabwe

Award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, a nominee for this year’s Booker Prize, has been arrested in the country’s capital, Harare, during an anti-government protest. Dangarembga, 61, and another protester were bundled into a police lorry while carrying placards. The government…

Nigeria elected member of UN Economic and Social Council

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in New York elected Nigeria along with 17 other countries into the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new ECOSOC members will…

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe allows ‘low risk’ sports with immediate effect

Sports such as athletics, golf, tennis and motorsport are now permitted in Zimbabwe from 0800-1630 after being classified as “low risk” by the government. Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has classified sports into three categories – low, medium and high risk…

*Police storm Lagos ritualists’ den, arrest suspect (Punch) *Lagos adopts biosecurity measures at abattoirs (Nation)

Police storm Lagos ritualists’ den, arrest suspect (Punch) A suspected ritualist, Dona Asogbo, has been arrested by the personnel of the Lagos State Police Command. PUNCH Metro gathered that the suspect was arrested when the personnel stormed a ritualists’ den…

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…

Zimbabwe ‘settles row’ over Mugabe burial site (BBC)

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe will be buried in the National Heroes Acre monument in Harare, his family says, following a row with the government over his final resting site. Family spokesman and nephew Leo Mugabe says the date is…

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe ex-president, dies aged 95 (BBC)

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first post-independence leader, has died aged 95. His family confirmed his death to the BBC. Mr Mugabe had been receiving treatment in a hospital in Singapore since April. He was ousted in a military coup in 2017…

Zimbabwe’s women boycott Olympic football qualifier against Zambia over unpaid fees (BBC)

The troubles in women’s football in Zimbabwe continued as the national team refused to play the second leg of their second-round Olympic qualifier against Zambia in Harare on Sunday. The players refused to fulfil the fixture as they are owed…

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