Nigeria Current Affairs, GK & News

Lassa fever in Nigeria

171 people have died because of Lassa fever in Nigeria despite the government’s measures to reduce the spread of the viral infection across the country. Key facts Nigeria currently has the total of 917 confirmed cases of Lassa fever, with 6,660 suspected cases recorded since the start of this year. With the death toll reaching ..

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Benin Bronze Collection

The Benin Bronzes are a collection of over 3,000 artworks and sculptures from the ancient Kingdom of Benin in present-day Nigeria and these sculptures date back to the 16th century. Overview: The Benin Bronze collection includes cast plaques that are intricately decorated as well as human and animal figurines. All these historic pieces were looted ..

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What is Nok Culture?

The scientists from the University of Bristol and Goethe University have found traces of bee wax in the potteries unearthed in Nigeria. These potteries belong to the Nok Culture. Inference From the unearthed pots, it has been concluded that bee and bee products were created before 40,000 years. The practice of bee keeping dates back ..

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Germany to return Benin Bronzes to Nigeria

The Government of Germany recently announced that it is to return the artefacts called the “Benin Bronzes” to Nigeria. The “Benin Bronzes” are currently held in the museum of Germany. What are Benin Bronzes? They are a group of thousand metal sculptures. These sculptures once decorated the royal palace of Kingdom of Benin, the current ..

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WHO COVID-19 App

The World Health Organization recently launched a COVID-19 mobile application. The application provides users with the latest updates on covid-19. The application is called the “WHO COVID-19 app”.  About the application The mobile application launched by the World Health Organisation will provide trusted information from experts at the organisation and regional partners. It will provide ..

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What is Boko Haram?

The attack on farm workers in the North Eastern region of Nigeria has left at least 110 dead. The Boko Haram jihadist are blamed for the killing. Around 30 men were beheaded during the attack. The incident is considered as the most violent attack against innocent civilian in 2020. The attack took place near the ..

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