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The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown as Nigeria tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
African nations fighting the novel coronavirus face a foe as stealthy and dangerous as the microbe itself: misinformation and apathy, fuelled by deep distrust of government.
Nigeria has received test kits and protective gear from China's richest man, Jack Ma, to help fight coronavirus, which has so far claimed one life and infected 45 others in Africa's most populous nation.
At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in an ambush on their convoy by jihadist fighters in the restive northeast of the country, military sources said.
Nigeria has reported its first death from coronavirus as confirmed cases of infections in Africa's most populous nation climbed further.
Authorities in Nigeria's largest city Lagos on Monday said that the death toll from a suspected gas explosion had risen to 17 as emergency services dug bodies from the debris.
The company reported 9.7% growth in its revenue for the past year.
Jihadists have killed five policemen in an attack on a northern Nigerian town where more than 100 schoolgirls were abducted two years ago, residents say.
Tighter restrictions imposed by the authorities on aid groups operating in northeast Nigeria's conflict zone are "stifling" efforts to tackle the humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch says.
At least 50 people were killed in multiple attacks by armed 'bandits' on villages in an area of northern Nigeria rife with cattle theft and kidnappings, local officials say.
Nigeria's government on Thursday warned that Africa's most populous nation could soon see an "exponential" increase in coronavirus infections unless contacts of confirmed cases are tracked down quicker.
Nigerians are bracing for a potential lockdown as authorities try to contain the spread of coronavirus cases in the country of about 200 million people.
The attack, one of the deadliest recently, came as the military tried to launch an offensive against the armed group.
Authorities in northeast Nigeria have banned visitors from camps housing tens of thousands of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
African countries led by Nigeria and South Africa have ramped up action against the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) after the continent recorded its first fatality.
A Nigerian court has ordered the release of a revered Islamic traditional ruler from detention after he was deposed and banished in a controversial practice dating back to colonial times.
The influential traditional ruler of northern Nigeria's largest city of Kano has been removed from his position after a long-running row with the authorities.
Jihadists have killed 14 security personnel and civilians in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, security sources say.
As if a recession wasn’t enough bad news for South Africa, it’s now confirmed as the continent’s second-largest economy.
Experts say Nigeria is prepared to contain new virus following a successful response to Ebola more than five years ago.
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