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Angels Are Coming From Africa – Paula White, Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Prays
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Angels Are Coming From Africa – Paula White, Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Prays

A video of presidential spiritual advisor Paula White leading an impassioned prayer service in an effort to secure Trump's reelection, went viral. The US Presidential Elections is still underway, even after over 24 hours of counting votes. At the time of writing this article, Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden is in the lead. Biden has expressed confidence that he will win the election and has enough states in the bag to reach the magic number of 270 electoral votes. His statement came as he was projected to win the critical battleground states of Michigan and Wisconsin, taking his tally to 253. He also holds narrow leads in swing states of Nevada and Arizona, while President Donald Trump leads in Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina. Bringing out all guns, T...
Super Eagles Are The Second Most Valuable Team In Africa
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Super Eagles Are The Second Most Valuable Team In Africa

    The Super Eagles of Nigeria have retained their status as the second most valuable national team on the continent of Africa with a valuation of €230.68million. The 2019 AFCON bronze winners have also been ranked among the 100 Most Valuable National Teams in the world with Gernot Rohr’s side making the top 21 positions. The Super Eagles are the second most valuable team in Africa behind the Teranga Lions of Senegal, who occupies the number one position. Senegal is in the 12th spot on the global stage with a valuation of €344.43m. Behind Nigeria is Morocco (third in Africa and 23rd in the world) with a valuation of €189.83m. Meanwhile, The Three Lions of England are still rated as the Most Valuable National Team in the world with a stunning market value of ...
Stripe Acquires Nigeria’s Paystack For $200 Million To Expand Into Africa
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Stripe Acquires Nigeria’s Paystack For $200 Million To Expand Into Africa

When Stripe announced earlier this year that it had picked up another $600 million in funding, it said one big reason for the funding was to expand its API-based payments services into more geographies. Today the company is coming good on that plan in the form of some M&A. Stripe is acquiring Paystack, a startup out of Lagos, Nigeria that, like Stripe, provides a quick way to integrate payments services into an online or offline transaction by way of an API. (We and others have referred to it in the past as “the Stripe of Africa.”) Paystack currently has around 60,000 customers, including small businesses, larger corporates, fintechs, educational institutions, and online betting companies, and the plan will be for it to continue operating independently, the companies said. ...
Global coronavirus infections hit 35 million; Africa records over 1.5 million
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Global coronavirus infections hit 35 million; Africa records over 1.5 million

The number of coronavirus cases reported worldwide passed 35 million in the early hours of Sunday, data from worldometers.info has revealed. This is just as the total infections in Africa crossed 1.5 million, indicating a gradual increase in cases on the continent once perceived as a safe haven for the virus. The official number of global coronavirus cases is now at least five times the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to World Health Organization data. The figure has more than doubled in about two months after reaching 15 million on July 22. COVID-19, the potentially dangerous pneumonia-like disease caused by the coronavirus and said to have emanated from a local Wuhan market and spread to over 200 countries, has also claimed more than a mi...
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Erica Has United Africa More Than African Union – Journalist, Dele Momodu Says

Journalist, Dele Momodu, is of the opinion that disqualified BBNaija lockdown housemate, Erica Nlewedim, has united Africa more than the African Union has done in many years. He shared his opinion on his IG page today September 24. ''A toast to AFRICAN UNITY... @ericanlewedim has reunited AFRICA in few weeks more than the AFRICAN UNION in many years...'' his post read   Momodu gave some clarification to his assertion when a follower who is also a fan of Erica inquired how she has united Africa. See their exchange below
Nigeria Move To 3rd In Africa And 29th In The World In Latest FIFA Ranking
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Nigeria Move To 3rd In Africa And 29th In The World In Latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles climbed up from 31st position to 29th in the latest FIFA ranking published by the world football governing body on Thursday, September 17. This progress will come as a famous one for the three-time African champions in advance of their double friendly games coming up in October this year. In the new ranking, Nigeria lodging third position in Africa behind Tunisia and AFCON 2019 runners-up Senegal who are filling first. Senegal beaten in the final of the 2019 African Cup of Nations held in Egypt by Algeria who are occupying fourth on the latest FIFA ranking. Nigeria on the other hand defeated Tunisia to win bronze medal at the 2019 AFCON after losing against Algeria in the semifinal. Morocco are occupying fifth position in Africa on the latest FIFA ...
Petrol Price In Nigeria Is One Of The Cheapest In Africa – Lai Mohammed
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Petrol Price In Nigeria Is One Of The Cheapest In Africa – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government on Monday said despite the recent increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit to N162 per litre, the price of the commodity in Nigeria remained among the cheapest in Africa. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja. Mohammed was joined at the briefing by the Minister of Power, Sale Mamman; and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva. The minister said, “In spite of the recent increase in the price of fuel to N162 per litre, petrol prices in Nigeria remain the lowest in the West/Central African sub-regions. “Below is a comparative analysis of petrol prices in the sub-regions (naira equivalent per litre): Nigeria -N162 per litre; Ghana -N332 per litre; Benin -N359 per litre; Togo ...
“I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hardwork and merit are rewarded” – Nigerian-born Kayce Madu appointed Justice Minister in Canada writes
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“I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hardwork and merit are rewarded” – Nigerian-born Kayce Madu appointed Justice Minister in Canada writes

Kaycee Madu, the Nigerian-born Canadian appointed Justice Minister and Solicitor General of Alberta, has thanked Nigerians for their goodwill messages following his appointment.   The 47-year-old who was born and raised in South-east Nigeria acknowledged the support from Nigerians and he made known his wishes for Nigeria and Afica.   He wrote: "Thank you for all the support and prayers coming from Nigeria and Nigerians in the Diaspora. I look forward to the day when Nigeria and Africa become places where hard work and merit are rewarded. Chukwu Gozie! #ableg #cdnpoli"  
COVID-19: Nigeria Among Top list as Ghana Overtakes Algeria
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COVID-19: Nigeria Among Top list as Ghana Overtakes Algeria

The World Health Organization (WHO) regional office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said that the number of COVID-19 cases in Africa has risen to over 240,000 in the past 24 hours. WHO also said that more than 109,000 people have recovered from the virus across 54 countries in Africa. The UN health agency gave the update via its official Twitter handle on Monday morning. According to the tweet, COVID-19 has killed more than 6,400 people as of today. “Over 240,000 confirmed #COVID19 cases on the African continent – with more than 109,900 recoveries and 6,400 deaths,” WHO tweeted. The WHO African region COVID-19 dashboard showed that Ghana is now ahead of Algeria with 11, 422 reported cases, fourth highest in Africa, while the No...
Kagame Reportedly Orders The Deportation Of 18 Chinese Nationals, Says “You Can’t Eat From Africa And Disrespect Us”
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Kagame Reportedly Orders The Deportation Of 18 Chinese Nationals, Says “You Can’t Eat From Africa And Disrespect Us”

One of the most revered Presidents in Africa, Paul Kagame of Rwandan has been trending currently on social media for what many refer to as an act of a good leader. Reports have it that, President Paul Kagame have ordered the deportation of eighteen(18) Chinese Nationals from the country last week Wednesday. The deportees were accused of violations of the laws of the country through the consistent abuse of the rights of citizens of Rwanda by making them “work abnormal hours like slaves” and also grabbing farmlands from indigenes. The reports further stated that, the deportees have been banned from ever traveling to Rwanda. ‘‘I am deporting those 18 Chinese back to their country and never returning back! Rwandese must enjoy their rights in their country”..[…] Let this be a lesson ...
UNILAG Ranked 3rd Most Productive School In Africa In Educating Entrepreneurs
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UNILAG Ranked 3rd Most Productive School In Africa In Educating Entrepreneurs

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) was recently acknowledged as the third (3rd) most productive school in educating entrepreneurs in an online publication by Forbes titled: “If You Want To Start A Tech-Company In Africa, Go To College.” UNILAG was ranked alongside the University of Cape Town, South Africa, which took 1st place; Makerere University, Uganda, which came 2nd; University of Nairobi, Kenya, which came 4th and Stellenbosch University, South Africa, which took 5th place. The article further described the University of Lagos and the University of Nairobi as the “startup powerhouses of Nigeria and Kenya.” The article, which was written by Meghan McCormick, CEO & Co-founder of OZÉ and contributor on FORBESWOMEN, analysed the importance of education in entrepreneurship in ...
Most Valuable Currencies In Africa (see Nigeria’s Position)
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Most Valuable Currencies In Africa (see Nigeria’s Position)

A country’s currency tells a lot about its economy and living standards of the people. There is a common misconception that the biggest and most popular nations often have the best currencies; this is false – especially when Africa is concerned. How do you think the big countries rank concerning their currency in Africa today? Most people believe that countries like South Africa and Nigeria have the most valuable currencies in the African continent. But in reality, it is not true. Many other currencies are more valuable, especially from countries, you would least expect. The South African Rand comes 8th on the list, while the Nigeria which is popularly known as the so called " gaint of Africa " didn't even make it to the top 10. Many critics have argued that the dependence of ...
African Youths Are Mentally Enslaved – Reno Omokri
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African Youths Are Mentally Enslaved – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri in his usual fashion has taken to social media to share his thoughts on the leadership of the country as well as Africa in general. In his tweet, Omokri stated that many youths are mentally enslaved and this needs to stop. ”African governments must end the mental enslavement of young Africans to feel inferior, starting from nursery school * A is for Amala, Akpu, or Acha, not Apple * Mungo Park did NOT discover the source of River Niger, anonymous Africans did! * etc” African governments must end the mental enslavement of young Africans to feel inferior, starting from nursery school
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Coronavirus Cure Is Coming From Africa – Stella Damasus Shares Message Of Hope

 Movie producer and Nollywood actress Stella Damasus has shared a message of hope with her followers, In celebration of Africa Day, Although the pandemic is having its fair share on so many people, the mother of two stated that together we can beat the virus and that she believes the cure is coming from Africa. Taking to Instagram, the actress made this known to her followers. Her post reads: Happy Africa Day to all my African brothers and sister. Celebrate today and appreciate our heritage. One Africa One love. #africaday #stelladamasus #Actor #publisher…” See Her Post Here:  
Africa Day: Actress, Omotola Jalade Disagree With Troll Who Said Africa Has Failed
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Africa Day: Actress, Omotola Jalade Disagree With Troll Who Said Africa Has Failed

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has disagreed with a follower who told her that there’ nothing to celebrate about Africa because it has failed. This was after Omotola took to social media with a post celebrating Africa Day in which she listed the things she finds admirable about the continent. She shared: “Happy Africa Day! Some of the Most Admirable things that make us African are : Our Rich Culture and heritage. Our Strong and Tenacious spirit Our Optimism and readiness to try Our History and Love for Mother Africa One follower who doesn’t regard any of what she listed responded with a claim that the continent has failed and is still failing @Alhaji_sadiq wrote: “No disrespect to you queen but what are we really celebrating? this continent has FAILed us all and sti...
‘No 1 Killer In Nigeria Is ‘Eye Service’ – Yemi Alade
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‘No 1 Killer In Nigeria Is ‘Eye Service’ – Yemi Alade

Popular Nigerian Afro-pop singer, Yemi Eberechi Alade has described ‘eye service’ as the number one killer in Africa especially Nigeria. The singer in her comment further advised Nigerians to stop pretending. She then advised them to be good and if not, continue being a normal wicked staff. She made this known via a tweet on her official Twitter handle on Saturday, 23rd May. She wrote: “No1 killer in Africa especially Nigeria ….. EYE SERVICE …… STOP PRETENDING. Be GOOD, if you can’t then just be your normal wicked self.”  #WOMANOFSTEEL  ✔@yemialadee No1 killer in Africa especially Nigeria ..... EYE SERVICE ...... STOP PRETENDING. Be GOOD, if you can't then just be your normal wicked self. 1,079 6:43 AM - May 23, 2020 Twitter Ads i...
Chinese President calls for greater support to fight Covid-19 in Africa – Chu Maoming
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Chinese President calls for greater support to fight Covid-19 in Africa – Chu Maoming

The Chinese Consul General in Lagos, Chu Moaming, has disclosed that President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China called for greater support for Africa to fight the pandemic of Covid-19, with provision of about US$2 billion over two years to help with COVID-19 response and more. He stated that the President said this when he delivered a speech via video link on May 18, 2020 in Beijing. The speech he said was delivered at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly. According to President Xi, Moaming said,  developing countries, African countries in particular, have weaker public health systems. Helping them build capacity must be our top priority in COVID-19 response. The President also  stated that the world needs to provide more material, technological and per...
In Africa, We Beg And Pray For What We Are Supposed To Be Getting For Free – Yemi Alade
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In Africa, We Beg And Pray For What We Are Supposed To Be Getting For Free – Yemi Alade

Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade says Africans beg and pray for what they are supposed to be getting for free. The singer while speaking via her official Twitter handle says an example of what Africans beg and pray for is for their roads to be fixed. She wrote, “In Africa, we beg and pray that our leaders give us things we are supposed to be getting for free. “We sit at home and pray … oh NEPA please bring light, Oh I pray they just fix this road ….. I am tired. “God has done it already… now it is over to us.”
Manchester City’s Mahrez calls for Afcon to be staged every four years
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Manchester City’s Mahrez calls for Afcon to be staged every four years

The tournament has drawn criticism for its biennial format, especially due to how in conflicts with the European season Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez has suggested the Africa Cup of Nations be held every four years rather than the current two-year format which has been since its inception. The tournament is usually held during the winter instead of the summer, due to the rainy season which is prevalent in much of Africa. It changed for the last edition in Egypt, which was held from June to July, Mahrez's Algeria claiming their second Afcon title after seeing off Senegal in Cairo. This change was made possible because of Egypt's desert climate that sees little rainfall. However, with Cameroon in the more tropical climate hosting the 2021 edition, the tournament kick-off has...
Coronavirus In Africa Is Fake, Ibrah One Claims
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Coronavirus In Africa Is Fake, Ibrah One Claims

Ghana’s youngest millionaire Ibrah One has once again spoken his mind on the coronavirus and i’m beginning to wonder what he really thinks. According to Ibrah One, the virus which is currently in Africa is fake and as a matter of fact he has stopped wearing the mask whenever he goes out. He further disclosed that he laughs at people wearing the mask anytime he goes out because 95% of the masks are not up to standard. Ibrah was the same person who disclosed that the coronavirus was already in the country since we don’t have the equipment’s to detect them at the initial stages so i’m currently wondering why he is now saying it’s fake. A change of mind upon close study i guess. See Screenshot  
COVID-19 Cases Rise To 28,000 In Africa — WHO
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COVID-19 Cases Rise To 28,000 In Africa — WHO

The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account @WHOAFRO on Saturday. “Over 28,000 COVID-19 cases reported on the African continent – with over 8,000 associated recoveries and 1,300 deaths recorded,’’ it said. The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa suffered the most severe outbreak, while Cameroon and Ghana had more than 2, 500 confirmed cases. The figures on the dashboard showed that South Africa, Algeria and Cameroon had continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported cases. It showed that South Africa had 4, 220 cases and 79 deaths followed by Algeria with 3, 127 cases and 415 deaths, while Cameroon had 1,403 confirmed cases with 49 deaths. According to the dashboard, South Suda...
COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns? – Charles Soludo
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COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns? – Charles Soludo

This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is raging. At an African regional policy platform, I had expressed some of these (personal) views some weeks ago but have been encouraged by most members to circulate them in Africa beyond the platform. This year 2020 begins a new decade that promises to be one of dreadful disruptions, with Africa holding the weakest end of the stick. In 2008/09, the global “great recession” was triggered by financial crisis in the US (world’s largest economy). Then, much of Africa was said to be decoupled from the crisis and muddled through without severe devastation of it...
Coronavirus Will Be With Us For A Long Time – World Health Organization (WHO)
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Coronavirus Will Be With Us For A Long Time – World Health Organization (WHO)

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against complacency in the fight against the coronavirus, saying the disease "will be with us for a long time". Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also warned of upward trends in Covid-19 cases in Africa, Eastern Europe, Central America and South America. He said that lifting lockdowns could cause infections to "reignite". Dr Tedros also defended the WHO's handling of the pandemic. He said he believed the UN agency had warned the world of Covid-19 early enough. "Looking back I think we declared the emergency at the right time and when the world had enough time to respond," he told a daily briefing in Geneva. The WHO declared Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January and said it had become a...
Drake Shares Viral Video of Africa’s Masaka Kids Dancing to His ‘Toosie Slide’
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Drake Shares Viral Video of Africa’s Masaka Kids Dancing to His ‘Toosie Slide’

“Toosie Slide” is now a viral sensation with the dance of its own. People across the globe are eager to show off their dance moves by moving “right foot up, left foot slide, left foot up, right foot slide.” We might as well say the most popular dance to this song is from a set of kids in Uganda who have taken this challenge and are eager to show off some dance moves. The kids’ video is so popular now it even caught Drake’s attention. He has now uploaded the video on his Instagram story after asking founder, Hassan if he could. Afterwards, the video’s views multiplied.
WHO Gives Latest Figures Of COVID-19 Cases In Africa
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WHO Gives Latest Figures Of COVID-19 Cases In Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, has said the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Africa had risen to over 23,000. The UN’s health agency gave the update on its official twitter account, @WHOAFRO on Tuesday. “More than 23,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported on the African continent – with over 5,900 recoveries and 1,100 deaths,” it said. The WHO African Region COVID-19 dashboard showed that in sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa suffers the most severe outbreak while Cameroon and Ghana have more than 2,000 confirmed cases. The breakdown on the dashboard showed that South Africa, Algeria and Cameroon had continued to top the list of countries with the highest reported cases. South Africa has 3,300 cases and 58 deat...
American Lady Reveals Secret Plans Of China Against Nigeria, Africa
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American Lady Reveals Secret Plans Of China Against Nigeria, Africa

As conspiracy theories continue to spread about the COVID-19 pandemic and 5G network and it’s link from china, an American woman has taken to her social media page to share her opinion regarding the recent global happenings. The yet to be identified lady reportedly exposed the plans of China against Africa amid Coronavirus Pandemic. In a video that surfaced online, the American Lady said that she is married to an African man that is why she is making the revelation, advising Africans to be wise and sit up, because she doesn’t want to loose her in-laws in Africa. She said: “We all know that Coronavirus originated from China, they lied about when it started, how it started and where it started, we know that it started 6 weeks before they actually told the world. She also expl...
Trump’s Decision To Cut WHO Funding Will Affect Africa – Prof. Babatunde Salako
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Trump’s Decision To Cut WHO Funding Will Affect Africa – Prof. Babatunde Salako

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is halting funding to the World Health Organization while a review is conducted. Trump said the review would cover the WHO's "role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus." Trump's announcement comes in the middle of the worst global pandemic in decades and as he angrily defends his own handling of the outbreak in the United States. Prof. Babatunde Salako, Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), has said that U.S. decision to cut funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) would have great implication on the fight against COVID-19. Salako made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. He said the decision would have great consequence...
Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Melinda Gates’ Statement That There Will Be Bodies In The Streets Of Africa If Coronavirus Is Not Brought Under Control (Video)
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Femi Fani-Kayode Reacts To Melinda Gates’ Statement That There Will Be Bodies In The Streets Of Africa If Coronavirus Is Not Brought Under Control (Video)

Femi Fani-Kayode has accused Melinda Gates and her husband Bill Gates of trying to “cull the population of the world” after Melinda stated that, if the Coronavirus is not brought under control, there will be dead bodies all over the streets of Africa. Former Aviation Minister, FFK said Melinda Gates proclamation is spiritual and it shows the plans she and her husband Bill Gates have for Africa. For a while now, FFK has been accusing Bill and Melinda Gates of trying to reduce the population of the world by introducing a Coronavirus vaccine that will affect people negatively. He shared the same sentiment in his video response to Melinda. He went on to reject Melinda’s statement while quoting the Bible. He said: A lady by the name Melinda Gates made a statement that she sees dea...
Susan Peters Slams Agents Of Darkness As Bill Gates’ Wife Says Dead Bodies Will Litter The Streets Of Africa Over COVID-19
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Susan Peters Slams Agents Of Darkness As Bill Gates’ Wife Says Dead Bodies Will Litter The Streets Of Africa Over COVID-19

Actress Susan Peters has reacted after Bill Gates’ wife Belinda Gates stated that dead bodies will litter the streets of Africa because of COVID-19. Belinda made the statement while expressing fears over the poor health care facilities in Africa. “My heart is in Africa. I’m worried. The only reason why the reported cases of the coronavirus disease in Africa is low now is most likely because there have not been wide testing of people. The disease is going to bite hard on the continent. I see dead bodies in the streets of Africa,” Mrs. Gates said. Her statement didn’t sit well with Susan Peters who stated that God will disappoint agents of darkness against Africa. The actress who once attributed COVID-19 to God’s wrath on the world took to social media where she wrote: “No Wo...
Sonnie Descends Heavily On Wife Of Bill Gate For Saying ‘Africa Will Soon Have Dead Bodies Lying On The Streets Due To Coronavirus’
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Sonnie Descends Heavily On Wife Of Bill Gate For Saying ‘Africa Will Soon Have Dead Bodies Lying On The Streets Due To Coronavirus’

Melinda Gates, Wife of World Billionaire Bill Gate disclosed that the Covid19 outbreak will hit some Developing Countries including those in Africa very badly. She said, “My heart is in Africa. I’m worried. The only reason why the reported cases of the coronavirus disease in Africa is low now is most likely because there has not been wide testing of people. The disease is going to bite hard on the continent. I see dead bodies in the streets of Africa,” Melinda said on CNN. Well, Melinda Gate’s comment didn’t go down well with Gospel musician, Sonnie Badu. According to Sonnie Badu, she is not God, and so she should keep quite. Sonnie Badu posted, “You are not God … You are only human, Just like us. Do not over step your boundaries, don’t worry your time will be up soon ...
Coronavirus: Death Toll In Africa Hits 700 As Cases Rise To 13,145
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Coronavirus: Death Toll In Africa Hits 700 As Cases Rise To 13,145

The Africa Centre For Disease Control And Prevention (Africa CD) has said that there are now 13,145 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in 52 Countries across Africa. . The agency said this in a tweet on its official twitter handle on saturday evening. . According to the tweet COVID-19 has killed 700 people in Africa, while a total of 2,171 patients have recovered from the deadly disease across the Continent
“Africa Is Not A Testing Lab, You Pieces Of Shit” – John Boyega
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“Africa Is Not A Testing Lab, You Pieces Of Shit” – John Boyega

African-British star, John Boyega has reacted wildly to the suggestions being made by the french doctors to test the new Coronavirus vaccine on Africans. Black celebrities around the world have heavily crticised the two French doctors, Jean Paul Mira and Camille Locht for publicly suggesting that Africans be used to test the effectiveness of the drug as it was done with HIV/AIDS vaccines in Africa. The doctors have come out to apologize for their suggestions but Nigerian-British born actor, John Adedayo B. Adegboyega, known professionally as John Boyega, the “Star Wars” actor has taken to social media to tell them them apart with a savage tweet that Africa is not a testing lab. check out his tweet  
“Stay Away From Africa, With Your Poison”- Burna Boy’s Girlfriend Warns French Doctors (Photos)
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“Stay Away From Africa, With Your Poison”- Burna Boy’s Girlfriend Warns French Doctors (Photos)

Many people round the world, are still raging about the two French doctors, that were boldly discussing on Live TV, how a potential drug meant to for Covid-19 treatment, should first be tested in Africa. The statement from both doctors, have really sparked up so many angry reactions, including African football Legend, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto, Demba Ba and others. In the video, the first doctor, Doctor Mira, described Africa, as a place, where Prostitutes are used to test for HIV/AIDS, he said that Africa does not have cure for the Covid-19, that they don’t have masks and that Africans are really exposed to the virus and they don’t protect themselves. Then his colleague, Doctor Locht, immediately agreed with him, that they are thinking in parallel to study the drugs in ...
Eto’o, Drogba React As French Doctors Say ‘Test Coronavirus Vaccines In Africa”
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Eto’o, Drogba React As French Doctors Say ‘Test Coronavirus Vaccines In Africa”

The comments came during a debate on the French TV channel LCI, the BBC reported. Camille Locht, head of research at the Inserm health research group, had mentioned conducting a trial of the BCG vaccine in Europe and Australia. “If I can be provocative,” responded Jean-Paul Mira, head of intensive care at Cochin Hospital in Paris, “shouldn’t we be doing this study in Africa, where there are no masks, no treatments, no resuscitation?” “A bit like as it is done elsewhere for some studies on AIDS,” the doctor added, according to the report. “In prostitutes, we try things because we know that they are highly exposed and that they do not protect themselves.” Mira had earlier suggested that the study might not work as planned on health care workers in Europe and Australia, because th...
Cote d’Ivoire records first coronavirus death
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Cote d’Ivoire records first coronavirus death

Cote d’Ivoire recorded its first coronavirus death as confirmed in a statement issued by the country's health minister, Eugene Aoule on Sunday March 29. Though no further details was given about the victim including his age and gender, Eugene Aoule also announced 25 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 165. The announcement was made few days after Ivorian President, Alasanne Ouattara declared a ‘state of emergency’ and imposed a 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. curfew. The country's borders were closed and ‘unauthorised’ travel between cities were also banned. Ouattara also ordered the closure of all restaurants in the country. He said; “In the fight that we are waging against the propagation of Covid-19, our principal enemy will be indiscipline and ...
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Expresses Worry For Africa, Says Its Window For Containment Of Coronavirus Is Narrowing
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Expresses Worry For Africa, Says Its Window For Containment Of Coronavirus Is Narrowing

Nigeria’s former Coordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has expressed worry over increased cases of coronavirus recorded across Africa in the last few days. In a tweet she shared, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala stated that Africa’s window for containing the virus is narrowing. She also expressed dismay over people congregating in mosques and churches in spite of over 4,106 coronavirus cases and 124 deaths recorded in 46 countries across the continent. Okonjo-Iweala tweeted; #COVID19 Africa’s window for containment is narrowing! As of March 28, there are 4,106 cases in 46 countries with 124 deaths. Still too many reports and videos of people gathering in churches, mosques and markets. Spread the word! Don’t congregate. Save lives!  
Africa Has Recorded 17 Coronavirus Deaths – WHO
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Africa Has Recorded 17 Coronavirus Deaths – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Africa has recorded 17 coronavirus deaths since the virus was confirmed in the continent. Though Africa was among the last continent to confirm the virus, 633 confirmed cases of coronavirus has been recorded in 33 countries across the continent. In the last 24 hours, Gambia, Mauritius and Zambia announced their first cases of coronavirus. The deaths recorded in the continent were in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Morocco and Sudan. A tweet by the World Health Organization, Africa region reads; 633 confirmed #COVID19 cases in #Africa in 33 countries and 17 deaths. In past 24 hrs, The Gambia, Mauritius & Zambia have announced first cases. @WHO  is supporting countries with surveillance, diagnostics & treatment. ...
WHO warns Africa to ‘prepare for the worst’
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WHO warns Africa to ‘prepare for the worst’

African countries have been told to prepare for the worst by the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). In all, 16 deaths have been reported: Six in Egypt, six in Algeria, two in Morocco, one in Sudan and one in Burkina Faso, excluding that of Nigeria. Africa has been the least affected continent, but health experts warn that strained public health systems could become quickly overwhelmed. The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is quoted by AFP news agency saying, "Africa should wake up... in other countries, we have seen how the virus actually accelerates after a certain tipping point."
Jonathan, Anyaoku, Ooni Of Ife, Soyinka Join One United Africa 1000 Man March
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Jonathan, Anyaoku, Ooni Of Ife, Soyinka Join One United Africa 1000 Man March

Zambia President, Goodluck, Anyaoku, Ooni Of Ife, Soyinka, Join One United Africa 1000 Man March In the search for workable solutions to manage the extensive challenges faced in Africa, a non governmental organization called One United Africa Foundation has commenced the crusade of a Pan-African renaissance. In its envisioned prospects, the organizations has signed a partnership with one of Nigeria's leading PR agency, Amity Global Network, as the official Media Partner for the efficient promotion of its People to People Citizenry Engagement Initiative. This is in view of the One United Africa 1000Man March, holding in Abuja on the 31st of March 2020 and organized to promote unity, defined engagements that unites the collective exploration of our resources and productively channeli...
Africa was the main target of Coronavirus but it got out of their hand –Singer Daniel Wilson
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Africa was the main target of Coronavirus but it got out of their hand –Singer Daniel Wilson

Daniel Wilson, a Nigerian singer stated that the Africa is the main target of Coronavirus. Rather, things got out of control. Furthermore, the singer wondered why to have yourself prevented is by washing your hands and be hygienic. He shared: “THIS IS NO ORDINARY CORONA VIRUS, BELIEVE ME There is something you all should know about this disease that is killing people all over the world, it is not the coronavirus it is supposed to be, it certainly can’t be the coronavirus they say it is, that ordinarily causes illnesses like the common cold, catarrh, shortness of breath and at worst pneumonia. “How can a virus that they say is preventable by simple hygiene, be as dangerous as they now announce, killing everywhere and everyone? On one hand, the world health organizat...
Tourist in Egypt becomes 1st confirmed virus death in Africa
Health

Tourist in Egypt becomes 1st confirmed virus death in Africa

A German tourist died Sunday of the novel coronavirus in a Sinai resort of eastern Egypt, the health ministry announced, the first death from the epidemic recorded in Africa. "The 60-year-old German citizen showed symptoms of a fever (and) checked into Hurghada hospital on 6 March," before testing positive for COVID-19, it said in a statement. The tourist, who arrived from Germany a week ago, died after having refused to be transferred to an isolation ward until 7 March once his breathing had been affected by "acute pneumonia". On Saturday, the health ministry announced 45 suspected cases of Egyptians and foreigners contracting the virus aboard a Nile cruise ship. The boat was carrying 171 people - 101 foreigners and 70 Egyptian crew - Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli told rep...
Cardi B says Chioma B is coming to Africa again
Entertainment

Cardi B says Chioma B is coming to Africa again

Cardi B wants everyone especially Africans to know that she is coming back to Africa. The American rapper made this known via her Twiter page on Thursday, February 20, 2020, while responding to the sales of her concert tickets in South Africa. “Cardi B fever has hit Mzansi – so much that it crashed a tickets website in seconds,” a parody account had tweeted. It didn’t take long before the music star responded to the tweet with her Nigerian given name, Chioma B; ”SOUTH AFRICA !! Chioma B is coming !!!!…. Teach me more bout your country in the comments ❤️❤️❤️,” she replied. We hope she has fun the way she did during her visit to Nigeria in 2019. Cardi B was in Nigeria back in 2019 for the Livespot Concert.
Africa Free of Coronavirus as Suspected Egyptian Case Tests Negative
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Africa Free of Coronavirus as Suspected Egyptian Case Tests Negative

Africa is free of coronavirus as the first suspected case in Egypt has tested negative for the deadly virus. The announcement was made by the Egyptian Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday February 19, barely  48 hours after the foreigner was admitted to a specially designated hospital for isolation after being announced as Egypt’s first confirmed case of coronavirus on February 14. Egypt's Health Ministry spokesperson, Khaled Megahed explained that a medical team has been conducting periodic checks and analysis on the Chinese national. The PCR analysis was conducted six times over three consecutive days under the supervision of the Health Ministry and the WHO, and it came back negative in all the tests. Megahed further disclosed the Chinese nati...
First Coronavirus Case In Africa Recorded In Egypt
Health

First Coronavirus Case In Africa Recorded In Egypt

The Egyptian Health Ministry has confirmed its first case of the deadly coronavirus, making it the first in Africa. In a statement released on Friday, Febuary 14, the authorities revealed they have notified the World Health Organization and the patient has been placed in isolation in a hospital for treatment and monitoring. The nationality of the person was not given in the joint statement with the population ministry, which added that they had shown no “symptoms”. Egypt is believed to be the 28th country in the World to record a case of the killer virus and it is the first in Africa. Since the outbreak of the killer virus from Wuhan in China, more than 64,000 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed around the world and 1,363 people have died so far.
UNILAG Ranks Best In Nigeria And 8th In Africa
Education

UNILAG Ranks Best In Nigeria And 8th In Africa

The University of Lagos has been ranked 1st  in Nigeria and 8th in Africa, by uniRank University Ranking™, the leading international higher education directory and search engine featuring reviews and rankings of over 13,600 officially recognized Universities and Colleges in 200 countries. uniRankTM, in a bid to answer the question of “What are the most popular Universities in Africa and Nigeria?”, published the 2020 African University Ranking of the top 200 recognized higher-education institutions in Africa and of 160 Nigerian higher-education institutions in Nigeria respectively. The University must be officially recognized, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country; The University must be officially licensed or authorized...
Super Eagles Move up Four Places in February FIFA Rankings
Sport

Super Eagles Move up Four Places in February FIFA Rankings

Nigeria has moved up four places in the February FIFA rankings released on Wednesday. The Super Eagles now occupy the 31st position in the world and are third in Africa. Senegal remains the best on the continent and 20th in the world, while Tunisia moved up to 27th position. Algeria (35th) and Morocco (43rd) complete the top five in Africa. Globally, Belgium remains the highest-ranked country in the world. France is in second spot, while Brazil, England and Uruguay make up the top five.