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Leprosy neglected in Nigeria as health spotlight turns away

A fter six years of visiting hospitals and traditional healers across Nigeria, 23-year-old Chidinma Mmadubuike finally discovered last year that the baffling sores and lesions dotted across her body were symptoms of leprosy.


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Ethiopian opposition leader says ruling coalition has lost its authority

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has lost its authority and all parties should be involved in mapping the country’s future, an opposition leader said on Friday, a day after the Prime Minister resigned.

Liverpool fans embrace Mohamed Salah with Muslim chant

Liverpool Football Club fans have embraced Mohamed Salah, an Egypt-born player, with a new chant that celebrates the 25-year-old forward's faith.

Federal govt floats $2.5 billion dual Eurobonds

The Federal Government has floated 2.5 billion dollars aggregate Eurobonds under its Global Medium Term Note Programme.

Protesters shut down power station in Port Harcourt

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company has called on concerned authorities to caution protesters following the shutting down of a power station belonging to Transmission Company of Nigeria.

Tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike in Nasarawa

The Joint Union of Tertiary Institutions (JUTI), Nasarawa State Chapter, on Friday, embarked on an indefinite strike following the state government’s failure to meet their demands on welfare issues.

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Rescue operation completed plane crash site in Moscow

The search and rescue operation at the site of the crash of Russian passenger plane An-148 has been finished, the regional representative of the Emergencies Ministry told Sputnik on Monday.

China to support establishment of African Union office in Beijing

The Chinese government says it is ready to support a plan by the African Union (A.U.) to establish a representational office in its capital, Beijing.

Man gets six strokes of cane for criminal intimidation

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered that one Safiyanu Abdullahi was given six strokes of the cane for criminal intimidation.

Court resumes money laundering trial of Senator Ladoja, ex-finance commissioner

The trial of former Governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, charged with N4.7 billion money laundering, got underway on Monday in Lagos as the Defence began cross-examination of another witness at a Federal High Court.

NLC, TUC submit new petition to raise minimum wage above N56,000

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, have submitted a new request for an increase of the national minimum wage above N56,000 per month to the tripartite committee on minimum wage.