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Children’s Day: NGO offers free medical care to Gishiri kids

Mariecare Initiative, an NGO, has offered free medical services to children of Gishiri community, a suburb of the FCT, to commemorate the 2019 Children’s Day celebration.
The spread of HIV in Pakistan is believed to be due to the use of unsterilised needles

Doctor arrested after 400 children test positive for HIV

A doctor in Pakistan has been arrested amid an investigation into the outbreak of HIV in hundreds of children.
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South Africa’s ruling ANC in 10 dates

The African National Congress led the struggle that toppled apartheid in 1994 and has ruled South Africa ever since, remaining the most popular party despite a series of scandals.
Supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling party African National Congress (ANC) sing and dance at the party's final election rally ahead of the country's May 8 poll, in Johannesburg. Reuters-Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa: The struggle continues 25 years after apartheid

Twenty-five years after the end of white-minority rule, South Africa remains one of the most unequal countries in the world, held back by corruption and crime.

China reports 1,859 deaths from infectious diseases in March

A total of 1,859 people died as a result of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in March 2019, official data showed.
HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus untransmittable even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research has showed.

Study: HIV-suppressing drugs prevent transmission of AIDS virus

HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus "untransmittable" even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research has showed.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) in State House on 17th April 2019 3

FEC approves N9.2 billion for model schools, HIV/AIDS drugs, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Thursday approved N9.2 billion for the construction of seven model schools and supply of antiretroviral drugs to persons living with HIV/AIDS across Nigeria.
Katie Meyler speaks during an event centered on girls’ education in Washington in October 2016. (Paul Morigi-Getty Images for Glamour)

Charity founder resigns after alleged rapes at Liberian school

An American woman who established a charity to help vulnerable girls in Liberia has resigned six months after taking a leave of absence in the wake of allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in the charity's care.

HIV/AIDS: Federal government restates commitment to remove barriers on access to treatment

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has renewed the commitment of the Federal Government to remove barriers for seamless access to HIV and AIDS interventions toward halting the spread of infection in Nigeria.

HIV/AIDS: Akwa Ibom people are not promiscuous – commissioner

Dr Dominic Ukpong, Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Health, had dismissed insinuations that promiscuity could be responsible for the high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the state.
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FIRS targets N750 billion from millionaire tax debtors

The Federal Inland Revenue Service expects to pull in about N750 billion from about 55,000 millionaire tax debtors.

Governor Al-Makura assures corp members of safety in Nasarawa

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State says National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state are safe while serving in the state.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

NGO urges President Buhari to revamp primary health centres in Nigeria

A non-governmental organization, Annabelles Bogi Development Initiative (ABDI), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to revamp primary health centres in Nigeria to boast and provide affordable healthcare services to indigent persons in the rural areas.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

President Buhari: Availability of reliable HIV data crucial for effective health interventions

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact-Assessment Survey, saying that availability of reliable data on HIV/AIDS is crucial for effective interventions in the health sector.

UNICEF: 6,000 children risk contracting HIV in Kaduna this year

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says that 6,000 newborns in Kaduna State are at risk of contracting HIV in 2019 if elimination of Mother-To-Child Transmission (eMTCT) of HIV interventions are not implemented.
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Institute relocates facilities to combat HIV/AIDS in Rivers

The Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) has resolved to move its Kano U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) operations to Rivers in a renewed effort to control HIV/AIDS in the oil rich state.

South-south leads in HIV prevalence, Northwest lowest

The South-south geopolitical zone has the highest HIV prevalence among adults age 15 to 64 years in the country with 3.1 percent, while the Northwest had the lowest prevalence rate with 0.6 percent.

HIV: Aisha Buhari urges regular testing to prevent mother-to-child transmission

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has urged women in Nigeria to conduct regular HIV and AIDS tests to guard against Mother-to-Child transmission of the disease.

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: N30, 000 new minimum wage started April 18

The Federal Government has said that no governor in the 36 states of the federation will say that he will not pay the new minimum wage of N30, 000.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Igbo Movement backs Babajide Sanwo-Olu on inclusive government

The Igbo Movement in Lagos State has thrown its weight behind the Lagos governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on his plan to run an inclusive government, pledging to work with him to ensure the success of his administration.

Nasarawa commissions 115 rooms liaison office in Abuja

Nasarawa state government has commissioned a newly completed 115 rooms liaison office complex in Abuja.
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Transition committee suggests ways to make Adamawa ‘Japan of the North’

The transition committee which the Adamawa State Governor-elect, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, constituted to review the activities of the outgoing government and suggest the constitution and running of his own government, has recommended the training and establishment of youths in gainful employment as a way to turn the state into ‘Japan of the North.’
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Group backs NFIU on directive on local government funds

An advocacy-based Civil Society Organization, Media Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption (MIIVOC), has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) over its directive on the management of local government funds.