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Nigerian world-record hurdler misses drug tests

A top Nigerian athlete and world -record hurdler Tobi Amusan, has been charged with breaking anti-doping rules. Amusan is the world record holder for the 100m hurdles. At world championships in Oregon last year, Amusan stunned the crowd by setting the world record with a time of 12.12 seconds in the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles. She came back about 90 minutes… Read More
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Nigerian President Bola Tinubu takes over as ECOWAS chairman

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu has taken over as the Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). He was elected chair at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the regional bloc held on Sunday afternoon in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau. The ECOWAS Chairmanship is a position rotationally held by one… Read More
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Gunmen attack Nigeria’s Benue State killing 24

Suspected gunmen have attacked some communities in Nigeria’s Benue State, killing 24 residents. The bandits believed to be gang members of the slain Terwase Akwaza, aka Gana, invaded several communities. Reports media say the attackers burnt several houses in villages. An indigene, who spoke on condition of animosity described how the 24 residents were killed. “You know that the three… Read More
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Nigeria confirms 80 deaths from diphtheria outbreak

Health authorities in Nigeria have confirmed an outbreak of diphtheria following the death of a four-year-old in the capital, Abuja. Nigeria has recorded almost 800 confirmed cases of diphtheria since last year, officials have said with at least 80 deaths. The highly contagious infection can cause breathing difficulties and heart problems and particularly fatal. Diphtheria, a highly contagious vaccine-preventable disease spreads… Read More
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Woman collapses while attempting Guinness World Record for longest massage

A Nigerian woman who was attempting to reach a 72-hour body world record for massage on individuals collapsed during the process. Joyce Ijeoma who had set out to achieve the feat was streaming live the attempt at a venue in the Lekki area of Lagos State. Ijeoma started on her record breaker attempt on Saturday, July 1, 2023. “A special… Read More
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Nigeria’s President removes all service chiefs from post

Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu on Monday removed all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, and head of Customs from their posts. He has appointed new replacements for them who are to take over immediately. “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, has approved the immediate retirement of all Service Chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police, Advisers, Comptroller-General of Customs from… Read More
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Nigeria: Over 100 wedding guests killed in boat disaster

At least 100 wedding guests are now known to have been killed in a boat disaster in Nigeria as a probe begins into the incident. The guests drowned in North-central Nigeria after the boat carrying families returning from a wedding sank in a river. The accident in Kwara State is the latest boat tragedy in Nigeria where boats capsizing in… Read More
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Guinness confirms Nigerian chef’s world record for longest cooking marathon

Guinness World Records (GWR) has on Tuesday confirmed that Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey aka Hilda Baci now holds the world record for longest cooking marathon by an individual. Last month, Baci caused a sensation in Nigeria after cooking non-stop for more than 100 hours, which exceeded the previous record. Politicians and celebrities urged her on along with a boisterous crowd… Read More
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Nigeria to provide interest free-loans to students

Nigeria’s President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has signed into law a new bill, which provides interest-free loans to student. It is the first of its kind in the country, that offers financial support for poorer students in higher education. Nigerian students in tertiary institutions such as universities, colleges and polytechnics will now be able to easily get interest-free loans from the… Read More
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Nigeria’s suspended central bank governor detain by security agency

Nigeria’s suspended central bank Governor Godwin Emefiele has been detained by the police’s Department of State Services (DSS). The DSS said on Saturday that Emefiele who was suspended by the new president is being held in custody for investigative reasons. “The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby confirms that Mr Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria… Read More