A Tanzanian miner finds another stone worth a fortune

A small-scale miner in Tanzania who had become an overnight millionaire over a month ago when he unearthed two of the biggest rough tanzanite gemstones ever found has struck it rich again, digging up a third stone weighing 6kg (13lb) with an estimated value of two million US dollars. The three stones were discovered by Saniniu Laizer. The first two stones have an estimated value of 3.4 million US dollars. Tanzanite, with a deep violet-blue colour, is found only in the East African country and considered to be one of…

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Mick Barry TD, Socialist Movement Ireland, Berate Nigeria Government’s Treatment Of #RevolutionNow Protesters

-Sayo Johnson TellAfrica had earlier reported incidents of maltreatment of peaceful #RevolutionNow protesters in Nigeria ; Following these developments, the socialist movement in Ireland in solidarity with their Nigeria counterpart have shown support and protested the unlawful arrest of the peaceful protesters in Nigeria. In view of the event, a member of the Irish Dail (Parliament) and member of the Solidarity movement have contacted the Nigeria Embassy in Ireland regarding the matter. See extract from the correspondence sent to the Nigerian Embassy today, 5 December 2020 calling for the release…

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#RevolutionNow Protesters Maltreated, Socialist Movement Nigeria & Ireland Among Others Demand Justice

#RevolutionNow protesters were today arrested in Lagos, Abuja and Osogbo respectively. The #RevolutionNow protest took place in several states across the country such as, Ondo, Cross Rivers, Niger, Lagos, Abuja among others. In Abuja, the protesters, who were physically assaulted before their eventual arrest at the Unity Fountain area of the city, were released after being detained for several hours at the Eagles Square. Many of the protesters said that the security operatives stole their mobile phones and wallets containing cash. A lawyer, Tope Akinyode, confirmed the release of the…

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Nigerian Government Investigates Pharmaceutical Stores Over Hike In Price Of Hydroxychloroquine

The federal government of Nigeria is investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment. A drug store in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Ebus Pharmacy Limited, was selling hydroxychloroquine at an exorbitant price of N50,000. The owner of Ebus Pharmacy, Boniface Ebugosi, said the hydroxychloroquine was an imported drug and that the dwindling value of the naira against the dollar was responsible for its high price. Other drug stores in Port Harcourt were also selling hydroxychloroquine at…

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COVID-19: Australia Records Worst Hit In The Populous State Of Victoria

The second-most populous state in Australia, Victoria, has experienced a record-breaking daily increase in COVID-19 cases and covid-19 related deaths, making it the country’s deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic. Victoria recorded 725 new virus cases and 15 COVID-19-related deaths, including a man, aged 30 years, Australia’s youngest coronavirus victim, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said on Wednesday. Both figures mark the worst day of the pandemic for the state since the pandemic. The death toll from the virus in Victoria is now 162, while it is 247 in the state.…

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COVID-19: 14 Deaths, 304 Infections Recorded In Nigeria

304 new cases of COVID-19 was recorded on Tuesday, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control stated. The agency said the figure was one of the lowest in the last two weeks. These raised the total number of cases in the country to 44,433. Despite the recent decline, the number of deaths on Tuesday was 14, raising the total number of deaths to 910. Nigeria has recorded daily cases below 500 since Friday, with Monday’s tally of 288 being the lowest in nearly two months. Nearly 32, 000 recoveries have been…

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Lebanon Explosion: UN, US & Germany React

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has reacted to the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which has left 73 people dead and 2,750 injured, according to a CNN report. TellAfrica had earlier reported that a massive explosion, Tuesday evening. The explosion hit central Beirut, shattering windows, knocking down doors and shaking buildings several hundred feet away. The blast also injured dozens of people and damaged buildings in the nation’s capital Beirut and its suburbs, officials said. Footage seen on social media showed a huge mushroom-like plume of smoke billowing…

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Explosion in Beirut Kills at least 10

-Sayo Johnson Today a huge explosion occurred at Beirut the capital of Lebanon and has caused widespread damage. As of now we are not sure of what caused this disaster, 10 bodies have been found and many have been left injured. It came at a very inconvenient time as the country’s economic is struggling, hospitals are overwhelmed at the moment in Lebanon as well. An eye witness told BBC news that he saw the fire but didn’t know it would be an explosion, he added that he lost his hearing…

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Thousands Of People Left Without Light After Hurricane Hits East Of US

-Sayo Johnson Hurricane Isaias has taken the power away from thousand of homes. What was called a hurricane has went up one level and is now a tropical storm. Meteorologists said that it will soon hit New York, Washington and Philadelphia, With winds up too 85mph causing threat of flash floods and storm surges. Unfortunately, the storm has killed two people in the Caribbean, it hit Florida over the weekends but stayed at sea. It has also hit Bahamas. Stay Safe.

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Three Men Rescued from Island After SOS Message Spotted.

-Sayo Johnson It was said that the three men has set off on a boat from Puluwat atoll planing to go on a 27 mile journey to Pulap atoll On the 30th of July but had ran out of fuel. The trio had been missing for almost three days in Micronesia archipelago, Australian and US rescue teams were soon to find their distress signal on the empty Pikelot Island. On what was supposed to be a 27 mile journey was a 118 miles one for these 3 unlucky men. The…

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