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Why President Buhari recalled NHIS chief Usman Yusuf – Presidency

The Presidency has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s action recalling suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf.

UN workers protest against Donald Trump in Gaza

Official says 13,000 employees of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Monday began a one-day strike, protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze funding to the agency.

Health minister tasks stakeholders on reduction of maternal deaths

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has urged stakeholders in the Health sector to support the Maternal and Perinatal Deaths Surveillance and Response Programme, which would provide an evidence-based response for improving maternal and newborn health in Nigeria.

First Zika case of 2018 reported in Singapore

After nearly four months without a reported case of Zika virus infection, the first case of 2018 was confirmed, last Thursday.

Seven children die after eating sea turtle

Seven children died of food poisoning after eating sea turtle, officials in Madagascar said on Wednesday.

Uganda confirms outbreak of hemorrhagic fever

Uganda’s health ministry on Monday confirmed an outbreak of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the central district of Nakaseke, Sarah Opendi, State Minister for Health said.

Kebbi govt purchases N300m worth Ultra Sound machines

To save lives of pregnant women and unborn babies, the Kebbi State Government has purchased Ultra Sound Machines worth over N300 million which are expected to be shared among the 14 General Hospitals in the state.

UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns Egypt’s church attack

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned Friday’s attack in Egypt outside Mar Mina church in the Helwan district, south of Cairo.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Shiites cultural centre in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, that left 41 people dead and dozens injured.

India relaxes ban on TV ads of condom

India relaxed a ban on the broadcasting of condom advertisements on TV during daytime on Thursday.

Rwanda bans shisha trade and smoking after Tanzania

Rwanda has banned smoking of water-pipe tobacco, popularly known as shisha, starting Friday.

Zimbabwe warns pastors there is freedom of worship but not healing

Zimbabwe’s health ministry has warned pastors against healing diseases without medical practice certificates from health authorities.

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Nigeria’s oil sector needs $100 billion investments – Ibe Kachikwu

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UNDP to donate houses, schools to displaced persons

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is to donate houses, schools and health centres to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ngwom, Borno state.

South Africa court finds finance minister violated constitution

A South African court held that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba violated the constitution in statements he made about his decision to revoke his approval of a company’s bid to open a private airport immigration facility.

President Buhari arrives Yola for anti-corruption summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday arrived Yola to declare open the State Anti-Corruption Summit and commission some projects.

TUC urges federal govt to conduct referendum on restructuring to end agitations

The Anambra State Chairman of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Ifeanyi Okechukwu, has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria as a matter of National Unity, to organize a referendum where Nigerians will decide the system of government that is suitable for them in order to end series of agitations across the Country.

Egypt’s opposition condemns detention of Aboul Fotouh

Egypt's opposition has condemned the detention of Abdul Moneim Aboul Fotouh, the Strong Egypt Party leader and former presidential candidate, as it accused the government of a "fierce hatred campaign" against political dissent.