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Mikel Obi quits Turkish club over coronavirus fears

18 March 2020 The player’s contract was cancelled after his post on social media that he is no longer comfortable playing matches. Former Chelsea footballer Mikel Obi has parted ways with his Turkish Super Lig club Trabzonspor after he refused to play due to the coronavirus pandemic. The player’s two-year contract was cancelled on Tuesday following his social media post confirming …

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Nigerians take coronavirus precautions, but threat seems far away

18 March 2020 People in Nigeria are less concerned about the coronavirus than other problems in the country. But some fear the true case numbers are not yet known. DW’s Fanny Facsar reports from Lagos. I could never have imagined people in Europe asking me to send them hand sanitizers from Nigeria. But nothing is normal these days. In West …

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Lagos pipeline blast kills 15, destroys several buildings – Nigerian officials

15 January 2020 A pipeline explosion on Sunday killed at least 15 people and destroyed about 50 buildings after a fire broke out in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, emergency services said. Several people were injured and taken to hospital, according to Ibrahim Farinloye, zonal coordinator for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Plumes of smoke billowed into …

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