[This Day] The Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has warned against the re-opening of churches as directed by the Lagos State Government in spite of the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic "in order to avoid driving Christians like sheep to the slaughter houses by trooping to churches."
[This Day] The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured residents of the state of improved access to sustainable electricity.
[Nation] Dr Mukesh Joshi, the director of Laser Eye Centre at Sarit Centre in Westlands, Nairobi, is a worried man.
[SAnews.gov.za] Funerals and protests continue to be a breeding ground for the spread of Coronavirus in Gauteng, says Premier David Makhura.
[Monitor] Parliament yesterday approved the creation of 66 new seats, bringing to 531 the total number of MPs in the next Parliament.
[Vanguard] Some residents of Gwagwalada Area Council, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Thursday called on the government to demolish houses built on waterways in the council to avoid perennial flooding.
[GroundUp] Traditional initiation schools are finding themselves having to compete for space as land occupations grow in Cape Town.
[Daily Trust] Owerri -- Like other Muslims across the globe, Alhaji Sulaiman Njoku's family of four is set for the activities marking this year's Eid al-Adha, or Festival of Sacrifice, on which Muslims are expected to slaughter sacrificial animals.
[Nairobi News] Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is set to roll out beautification of the city with focus on building frontages, walkways and green areas.
[Nation] More than 20 people spent Wednesday night in the cold after an inferno razed seven houses in Kiwanjani near Isiolo International Airport.
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -- The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has declared that defaulters of the mandatory use of the face mask will be risking a six-month jail term.
[Daily Trust] Awka -- As the rainy season intensifies, the Managing Director of Anambra State Waste Management Authority (ASWAMA), Mr. Amaechi Akorah has advised residents to avoid indiscriminate waste disposal in the state.
[Daily Trust] Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been urged to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols as they celebrate the Eid el-Kabir.
[IPS] United Nations -- The effect of the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent global lockdown might have a graver effect on cities and urban areas than on rural areas, possibly making women more susceptible to violence.
[This Day] Abuja -- The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has extended market operational days from three days a week to seven days in the week from 7:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
[Africa Renewal] Cities have proved to be "ground zero" the world over for the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Tuesday, encouraging leaders everywhere to "rethink and reshape the urban world" as we recover.
[DA] The ANC in Parliament yesterday voted to cut more than R2.26 billion from the Department of Human Settlements' (DHS) annual budget.
[GroundUp] "We want to get the attention of this municipality. But if officials don't address us we will stop all the projects in this ward."
[GroundUp] Improved water, sanitation and drainage are key to tackling the spread of Covid-19 in informal settlements. Archive photo: Masixole Feni
[Daily Maverick] With a combined dam capacity of 17%, and restrictions of up to 70% on water extraction from supply dams, Nelson Mandela Bay is running at a water deficit of 40 to 50 megalitres a day, which coupled with infrastructure failures, led to large water outages in the city last week.
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