[Vanguard] The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has announced the closure of three International airports in the country as part of measures to combat the spread of coronavirus.
[Namibian] The NWR has said the giraffe meat that incited much alarm on social media did not come from a poached animal.
[Daily Trust] The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali on Monday said he did not give a timeline for the rescue of the Dapchi schoolgirls but rather said that the Nigerian troops were closing in on abductors.
[Deutsche Welle] One of the world’s largest diamonds has been found in the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up to $40 million.
[Vanguard] Just a few weeks after his withdrawal as one of the judges on popular reality TV music show, The Voice Nigeria, with reason of commitments to other things, African Queen crooner, Innocent ’2face’ Idibia, visited the Soweto home of Late Nelson Mandela to pay tributes, while on an all-expense paid vacation to South Africa, fully sponsored by Campari, to which 2face is a brand ambassador.
[Premium Times] In February, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, raised an alarm over the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis across north-western Nigeria.
[Leadership] Police fired at Omar Mateen about 150 times during the final shoot-out at Pulse nightclub, police reports show, but an autopsy released Friday revealed just eight bullets struck the man who killed 49 people in the June 12 massacre.
[VOA] The World Health Organization said Monday at least 21 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from yellow fever connected to an outbreak in neighboring Angola.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -A decade of growth in Africa finally seems to have delivered “broad-based reductions in poverty”, with Africans in 22 of 33 countries reporting an improvement in their access to basic necessities over the last three years, say the authors of a new report.
[Zimbabwe Standard] Many people in urban areas are shifting to alternative energy sources such as solar and generators as the power cuts intensify.