‘Lead Poison Leaves Over 7,000 Children, Women in Critical Health Condition’

[Guardian] About 7,000 people, mostly women and children, are adversely affected due to lead poison associated with mining activities in gold bearing zone of Nigeria.

[Guardian] About 7,000 people, mostly women and children, are adversely affected due to lead poison associated with mining activities in gold bearing zone of Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Nigeria’s Treatment of Shia Minority Recalls That of Boko Haram

[Daily Trust] Largely overlooked by the Western media, there is an escalating conflict between Nigeria’s Shia minority, some of whom are organized into the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and Nigeria’s secular government. The current focus is eight …

[Daily Trust] Largely overlooked by the Western media, there is an escalating conflict between Nigeria's Shia minority, some of whom are organized into the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), and Nigeria's secular government. The current focus is eight charges of murder brought by Kaduna state against IMN leader Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, whom the government has detained for two years without charge.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

500,000 Threaten March On Abuja to Protest Naseni Decision

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Following the last week protest by some members of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutes (ASURI) against the renewal of the Executive Vice Chairman of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), …

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Following the last week protest by some members of the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutes (ASURI) against the renewal of the Executive Vice Chairman of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammed Haruna's tenure, two Northern groups have vowed to storm Abuja with half a million youths in support of the EVC.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Dynamos Fall to Harare City

[New Zimbabwe] Harare City defender Brighton Chayambuka scored a memorable brace that helped his side overcome Harare giants Dynamos 2-1 in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro on Sunday.

[New Zimbabwe] Harare City defender Brighton Chayambuka scored a memorable brace that helped his side overcome Harare giants Dynamos 2-1 in a Castle Lager Premiership tie at Rufaro on Sunday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Opposition’s Coltart Laments Politicisation of Sport

[New Zimbabwe] Former Sports Minister David Coltart has lamented the increase in the number cricket and football administrators seeking political office ahead of the upcoming harmonised elections, saying it is detrimental to the development of the coun…

[New Zimbabwe] Former Sports Minister David Coltart has lamented the increase in the number cricket and football administrators seeking political office ahead of the upcoming harmonised elections, saying it is detrimental to the development of the country's two biggest sporting codes.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Armed Bandits From Zamfara Blamed for Killing 45

[Vanguard] Forty-five people died in an attack by armed bandits in northern Nigeria, civilian militia members said on Sunday, amid growing levels of rural violence often involving cattle theft, robbery and kidnappings for ransom.

[Vanguard] Forty-five people died in an attack by armed bandits in northern Nigeria, civilian militia members said on Sunday, amid growing levels of rural violence often involving cattle theft, robbery and kidnappings for ransom.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria