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Oil booty sharing claims two lives in Delta

An alleged disagreement between two families over the sharing formula of benefits from an unexplored crude has led to the death of two persons in Aboh, Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during a news conference declaring a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn in response to a measles outbreak [Shannon Stapleton-Reuters]

US measles outbreak hits ‘completely avoidable’ 25-year-high

The number of measles cases in the United States has reached a 25-year peak, propelled by the spread of misinformation about the vaccine that can prevent the disease, federal health officials said on Monday.

Femi Falana, Balarabe Musa blame ex-President Obasanjo for Nigeria’s woes

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), and Balarabe Musa, elder statesman and former governor of c State, on Tuesday, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s rejection of the Minority Report of the Constitutional Drafting Committee of 1976, co-authored by Drs. Segun Osoba and Yusufu Bala Usman, is one of the major reasons Nigeria is facing multiple crises today.

On the making of a People’s Constitution

The historical context of this occasion of the public presentation of the Minority Report & Draft Constitution for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1976 is bound to generate hope with an admixture of regrets.
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Nigerians in Diaspora hold development conference in Netherlands

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Worldwide (NIDOW) has announced plans for the second edition of its Global Development Conference slated for April 24 in Netherlands.
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Measles outbreak: New York declares public health emergency

New York’s mayor declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn on Tuesday, ordering all residents to be vaccinated to fight a measles outbreak concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

Eight killed in Rivers cult war

Suspected cultists have killed no fewer than eight persons in Mgbuodohia community, in Rumuolumeni clan, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
China already controls 25 variants of fentanyl, plus two precursors used to make the drug [Reuters]

China set to regulate all fentanyl-related drugs

China has announced that it would begin regulating all fentanyl-related drugs as a class of controlled substances, in a change officials in the United States had long advocated as a way to stem the flow of lethal opioids from the Asian nation.
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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.
The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said he chose Dr Obafemi Hamzat as his running mate because he would make a capable deputy.

Jide Sanwo-Olu launches campaign, promises to construct Agboyi Bridge

The Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, officially launched his campaign on Saturday, addressing thousands of party supporters at a political rally held on the Ajelogo Field in Kosofe Local Government Area (LGA).

Solomon Adeola: How PDP wasted 16 years of governance

Sen. Olamilekan Adeola (Lagos West) on Saturday urged Nigerians to reject the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019, saying the party has nothing to offer the country.
A WHO official talks to local women in DR Congo as part of the effort to fight Ebola [Reuters]

WHO: DR Congo Ebola outbreak second largest in history

The Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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US life expectancy drops again as drug overdose deaths climb

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb — taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 — and suicides rose, a US government report said Thursday.

Flooding: NEMA distributes relief materials to affected Rivers communities

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has commenced the distribution of relief materials to flood affected communities in Rivers.

Afreximbank, CDC sign $100 million agreement to support trade facilitation

The deal which was signed in Casablanca, Morocco, recently will see the CDC provide unfunded risk participation to Afreximbank as the Bank provides trade finance products that include trade confirmation services; trade confirmation guarantee; and irrevocable reimbursement undertakings.

US distributes over three million insecticide-treated bed nets in Akwa Ibom

The United States Government has distributed a total number of 3.3 million insecticide-treated bed nets to prevent malaria in Akwa Ibom State.

Armed groups attack Cameroon plantation workers

Armed groups in Cameroon's restive English speaking regions have been attacking and chopping off fingers of workers of the country's second largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), in what has been described as renewed efforts to destabilize the central African state ahead of the Tuesday inauguration of President-elect Paul Biya, who has been in power for 36 years.

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Olu Akerele: Naming national stadium after MKO Abiola shows President Buhari has good heart

A former aide of Chief MKO Abiola, Lisa Olu Akerele, has said that naming National stadium after the late winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari has good heart.
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President Buhari: I declared June 12 democracy day to correct injustice meted-out on Nigeria

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.

DSS warns against undemocratic activities, confirms arrest of culprits

The Department of State Services said it has observed with concern the deliberate plots and attempts by some subversive and undemocratic elements to incite or pit one ethnic group against the other by stoking the embers of tribal sentiments to cause disaffection and violence across the country.

Don: Honouring MKO Abiola one of President Buhari’s boldest decisions

Prof. Akinyele Aluko of the Global Knowledge Group has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s renaming of Aura stadium after the late MKO Abiola as one of the President’s boldest moves thus far.

June 12: Ex-President Jonathan reduced MKO Abiola to ethnic champion – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.