Africa 

Coronavirus: Buhari imposes lockdown on Abuja; Lagos, Ogun states

March 29: Buhari’s first COVID-19 address Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has given his first coronavirus address to the nation touching on a myriad of issues from containment efforts, social and economic intervention and the way forward. A major takeaway was the imposition of a lockdown on two impacted states, Lagos and Osun and also in the Federal Capital territory, FCT. The relevant part of his address on the measure is as below: “Based on the advice of the Federal Ministry of Health and the NCDC, I am directing the cessation…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Miracles Incorporated! By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

For the intellectual, miracle could be described as God’s great supernatural intervention in the natural affairs of men. But for the layman, miracle could equally be described as wonderful, surprising healing and deliverance by Pastors or men of God through the name of Jesus the Christ. For the uninitiated, Jesus is still performing miracles through His servants. But for those who see clearly and broadly refusing to be drawn into or hoodwinked by the miracle merchants most of what we see today that pass off as ‘miracles’ are nothing but…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Best Nollywood movies streaming on Netflix, Nigerian female artistes through the years – Here are the best Nigerian articles of the week

Each week here at YNaija, we round up the best Nigerian writing on the internet, highlighting the stories, profiles, interviews and in-depth reporting that rise above the daily churn. Here are the ones that caught our attention: A New Frontier for Nollywood: Remakes – Wilfred Okichie Take a look at the top-grossing American films and you’ll find just about nothing but reboots and sequels. It took a former health economist to see the opportunity for Nigeria. And as those who know Charles Okpaleke can attest, when he falls upon an idea, he pursues…

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Africa 

Coronavirus: Ethiopian ‘abandons’ over 80 destinations, local market halves

The coronavirus epidemic continues to disrupt life across the world. The disruption is all but gathering steam in affected even virus-free African countries. The rate of infection is lower on the continent as compared to Europe, Asia and parts of the Americas, where lockdowns are in place. The impact on gatherings is an area that most African governments have moved to control. A number of business conferences were cancelled on account of the pandemic. A number of governments have also declared State of Emergencies. South African president Cyril Ramaphosa extensively…

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#WorldCupAtHome | Brazil vs France

Classic Brazil-France meeting continues #WorldCupAtHome Mexico 1986 thriller to be broadcast on YouTube from 18:00 CET Sunday Match is the second of three games, chosen by fans Brazil and France have locked horns at four FIFA World Cups. Every time it has felt like a meeting of potential champions. It was no surprise, then, that fans voted overwhelmingly for their meeting at the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ to feature in the second weekend of #WorldCupAtHome games. With names like Zico, Socrates, Platini and Tigana – to name but a…

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Free-scoring Shomurodov out to make history with Uzbeksitan

Shomurodov is Uzbekistan’s top scorer in Asian qualifying with six goals Rostov forward previous starred at the FIFA U-20 World Cup He’s out to help his country reach their first FIFA World Cup It seems that every time Uzbekistan excel in Asia’s FIFA World Cup™ preliminaries, a new star emerges. Alexander Geynrikh was the player who dazzled in their Germany 2006 campaign, striking four times as his side stormed all the way through to Asian play-off – only to lose out, heartbreakingly, to Bahrain on away goals. Then national legend…

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Africa 

Could decades-old chloroquine be a solution to coronavirus?

Could a pair of decades-old, relatively inexpensive anti-malarial drugs be the solution to the novel coronavirus pandemic? Around the world, countries are expanding access to hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, related compounds that are synthetic forms of quinine, which comes from cinchona trees and has been used for centuries to treat malaria. “Hydrochloroquine is well tolerated because we are in a global health emergency. We need to treat patients and cure them faster in order to take care of other patients and free up space. The benefit to risk ratio was in…

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OP-ED Opinions 

COVID-19 And Delinquent Leadership By Yinka Odumakin

The Church was packed full. It was a gathering of eminent Nigerians to remember. But there probably more soldiers than dignitaries and well wishers who came to wish Papa Adekunle Ajasin final bye. The men in green were in the Owo Church to “guard” then No 2 in the country: gen. Oladipo Diya who came to stand in for his dark-googled and evil-hearted boss, Gen Sani Abacha. A soldier was standing over my head with a gun. I looked at him and his weapon intermittently that I could hardly concentrate…

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Africa 

Aliko Dangote, ex-Emir of Kano test negative for coronavirus

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote on Sunday (March 29) revealed that he had tested negative for COVID-19. According to him, he took the test as a global citizen and business leader. “The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being,” he said in a tweet. After an initial 200 million naira donation to the federal government for the efforts to combat the pandemic, the Dangote Foundation convened a private-sector led initiative to support ongoing government efforts. “CACOVID (Coalition Against COVID-19) is an initiative that I…

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#WorldCupAtHome: Match of the century goes France's way

Relive some classic matches with #WorldCupAtHome Watch games in full from both the men’s and women’s world finals In this latest instalment we go back to Mexico 1986 and Brazil v France Brazil’s quarter-final tie with France at the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™ often comes up in discussions about the beautiful game. Looking on from the stands that day was Pele himself, who described what he saw as “the match of the century”. The 1-1 scoreline did not do events justice. Despite the searing heat of Guadalajara and with…

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