20 dead, mostly children, in Nigeria building collapse

Africa 03/15/19, 06:37

Twenty people are confirmed dead in the school building that collapsed in Nigeria on Wednesday, and most of them are children, an official said Friday.Forty-three other people were rescued, Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris told The Associated Press. The ...

Update: Nigeria calls off search at collapsed school

Africa 03/14/19, 07:43

The Latest on Nigeria school building collapse (all times local):1:35 p.m.A Nigerian official says search efforts have been halted a day after a school building collapsed in Lagos with an unknown number of children inside.Local people attend the scene after ...

2nd day of searching at Nigeria school building collapse

Africa 03/14/19, 05:12

Search and rescue work continued in Nigeria on Thursday after a building containing a school collapsed with scores of children said to be inside.Eight people were dead and 37 were rescued, a National Emergency Management Agency spokesman said late Wednesday.An ...

Update: Children pulled from collapsed Nigeria building

Africa 03/13/19, 08:25

The Latest on Nigeria building collapse (all times local):2:25 p.m.There are cheers as a small child is pulled from the ruins of a collapsed three-story building in Lagos, Nigeria. But the crowd quiets as another child is freed but does ...

Portuguese town opens window to its slave-trade history

Europe 02/06/19, 11:12

To the casual visitor, Lagos is a striking beach town of charming coastlines and sightly sandstone cliffs. A medieval castle sits alongside boutique cafes and outdoor restaurants serving boiled and baked octopus. One can speed along the shore in a ...

NBA making a ‘long-term play’ in Africa

Basketball 11/29/18, 05:11

Timothy Ighoefe is an intimidating defender at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds. Still, the Nigerian knows he must improve if his decision to play basketball instead of soccer is going to pay off and take him to the NBA.The 18-year-old Ighoefe ...

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