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Nigerian group recreates 'low budget' Squid Game; netizens amused by uncanny similarity
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Nigerian group recreates 'low budget' Squid Game; netizens amused by uncanny similarity

The Ikorodu Bois have often posted recreations of multi-million dollar Hollywood epics, music videos and movie trailers within a low budget

How 9/11 made politicians and media turn terrorism into an Islamic issue
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How 9/11 made politicians and media turn terrorism into an Islamic issue

Perhaps the most damaging legacy of 9/11, however, has been the homogenisation and Islamisation of the terror threat

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare barred from Games after failing drug test
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare barred from Games after failing drug test

This is the first doping case of the Tokyo games track and field competition.

Benin Bronzes: Germany to return hundreds of artefacts looted during colonial era
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Benin Bronzes: Germany to return hundreds of artefacts looted during colonial era

Germany’s minister for culture, Monika Gruetters, said the Benin Bronzes were a key test for the way the country deals with its colonial past.

Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton's Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after positive COVID-19 test
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Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers 2021: Everton's Alex Iwobi quits Nigeria camp after positive COVID-19 test

Everton forward Iwobi tested positive before Saturday's 1-0 away win over Benin, and travelled back to Nigeria with the rest of the squad on Sunday.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr wants 'winning mentality' back after barren 2020
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Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr wants 'winning mentality' back after barren 2020

The Super Eagles, the three-time champions of Africa, failed to win a match in a coronavirus-disrupted 2020.

Nollywood films like The Milkmaid bring to fore the grim toll exacted by Boko Haram in African countries
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Nollywood films like The Milkmaid bring to fore the grim toll exacted by Boko Haram in African countries

Making a serious drama about Islamic fanaticism — in a country where roughly half the residents are Muslim, and where recent instances of religious terrorism have gained unwelcome global attention — makes such a task especially daunting.

Ahead of Grammy Awards 2021, a look at Nigeria's Burna Boy, nominated in Best Global Music album category
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Ahead of Grammy Awards 2021, a look at Nigeria's Burna Boy, nominated in Best Global Music album category

Burna Boy clinched his first nomination in 2019 in the same category, for his African Giant album

Nigerian military plane crashes near Abuja airport, killing all seven on board
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Nigerian military plane crashes near Abuja airport, killing all seven on board

Witnesses told local media they saw the plane struggling to turn around and get back to the airport before the aircraft exploded

COVID-19 outbreak: Authorities race to trace, isolate UK returnees; new coronavirus strain found in Nigeria
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COVID-19 outbreak: Authorities race to trace, isolate UK returnees; new coronavirus strain found in Nigeria

As per the Centre's SOPs issued on Tuesday, passengers coming from the UK should undergo RT-PCR test and be isolated in a separate unit of an institutional facility if found positive

End SARS protests: 12 killed in police firing on peaceful protestors in Nigeria’s Lagos
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End SARS protests: 12 killed in police firing on peaceful protestors in Nigeria’s Lagos

The agitation began amid calls to close the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, blamed for several cases of torture and killings, but has become a movement for better governance

Nigeria declares 24-hour curfew in Lagos as violence flares during protests
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Nigeria declares 24-hour curfew in Lagos as violence flares during protests

Protests that began 12 days ago over abuses by the police's loathed Special Anti-Robbery Squad have spiraled dramatically. Around 18 people have died in clashes reported between protesters and assailants wearing civilian clothes

Nigeria: 23 people killed in fuel tank explosion in Lokoja, says President Muhammadu Buhari
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Nigeria: 23 people killed in fuel tank explosion in Lokoja, says President Muhammadu Buhari

The tanker lost control and rammed into five cars, three tricycles and two motorcycles on the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Wednesday

Africa wins battle against wild poliovirus, WHO announces; threat of vaccine-derived polio persists
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Africa wins battle against wild poliovirus, WHO announces; threat of vaccine-derived polio persists

Polio is a highly contagious virus and was endemic around the world until a vaccine was found in the 1950s.

Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty
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Africa's growing middle class being battered by coronavirus; COVID-19 could push 58 mn into extreme poverty

About 170 million out of Africa’s 1.3 billion people are now classified as middle class. But about eight million of them could be thrust into poverty because of the coronavirus and its economic fallout, according to World Data Lab

Nigeria's battle with COVID-19 exacerbated by poor healthcare, 2015 global crude market crash from which it never recovered
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Nigeria's battle with COVID-19 exacerbated by poor healthcare, 2015 global crude market crash from which it never recovered

The last time Nigeria was gripped by such a panic was when Ebola — around 25 times deadlier than COVID-19 — was knocking on its door in 2014/15

Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent
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Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa's alarming hot spots; COVID-19 slower to take hold in continent

In the northern Nigerian city of Kano, some people say they now get four or five death notices on their phones each day: A colleague has died. A friend’s aunt. A former classmate

Tony Allen, legendary drummer known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, passes away at 79
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Tony Allen, legendary drummer known for pioneering the Afrobeat genre, passes away at 79

Tony Allen’s drumming was a key part of the rhythmic structure that underpinned the fusion of jazz, funk and West African melodies.

Full text: Coronavirus vaccine could take two years, humankind has never had a more urgent task, writes Bill Gates
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Full text: Coronavirus vaccine could take two years, humankind has never had a more urgent task, writes Bill Gates

Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus.

USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom
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USCIRF names India among 14 'countries of particular concern', cites CAA and Delhi riots in annual report on religious freedom

In the 2020 edition of its annual report on International Religious Freedom, the USCIRF alleged that in 2019, the Government of India used its strengthened parliamentary majority to institute national-level policies violating religious freedom across the country, especially for Muslims