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Nigeria faces deadly Covid-19 Delta wave as infections jump 150%

After weeks of steady decline in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases, Nigeria is now responding to what authorities are describing as a “likely ... third wave” of the pandemic, led by the more contagious Delta variant. But Chikwe Ihekweazu, the man at the centre of Nigeria’s Covid-19 response, tells The Africa Report that there is greater risk of a surge in infections as more people disregard the public health measures in place.

Nigeria’s Yemi Alade: ‘Music serves as a bridge between Africa and the rest of the world’

People haven’t stopped dancing ever since Nigerian singer Yemi Alade released her first hit in 2013. After winning a TV talent show (the Peak ... Talent Show in 2009), she made a music video for the song ‘Johnny’, which would go on to become a hit with 100 million views. She followed up with ‘King Of Queens’ (2014), ‘Mama Africa’ (2016), ‘Black Magic’ (2017) and ‘Woman of Steel’ (2019).

A nation in distress: Does Nigeria need another national conference?

It’s election season again in Nigeria, a time when almost everything in the newspapers, on TV and radio is related to how to help the country ... overcome conflicts and compromises that have become part of its social contract. In this regard, former diplomat Nnamdi Onochie has called for a national conference arguing that the Nigerian ship “may be currently adrift and requires concerted stabilisation and fortification”.