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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.

Stakeholders warn federal government of looming danger in health sector

The federal government has been called upon to look into the handling and disbursement of funds meant for the HIV/AIDS programmes in the country.

Expert: Stress can be good also

Dr Gregory Mowete, a medical officer in Abuja, says stress is not necessarily a bad health challenge as it has its positive side.

Ebola cases in DR Congo rise to 78, 44 dead

Seventy-eight cases of Ebola have been recorded in an outbreak in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, claiming 44 lives, DRC officials and the World Health Organization said Friday.

Bayelsa communities lament blockage of waterway by exhumed pipeline

Some Residents of Amazor and Aghoro communities in Ekeremor Local Government area of Bayelsa that were affected by oil spillage have lamented blockage of their waterway by exhumed pipeline.

2019: ActionAid seeks participation of women, youths, PWD

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has called for the active participation of women, youths and Persons Living with Disabilities (PWD) in the 2019 general elections.
Samuel Nwanosike

Rivers council chief reads riot act to cultists, kidnappers

The Chairman of Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State, Hon. Samuel Nwanosike, has advised members of cult groups and kidnappers operating in communities in the local government area to turn a new leaf and surrender their arms and ammunition to security agencies.

Anthropologists heading to DRC to ease Ebola vaccination

African health authorities said Tuesday they are preparing to send anthropologists to Democratic Republic of Congo to ensure a vaccination campaign against a deadly Ebola outbreak runs smoothly.

Britain offers $100 million loan to Zimbabwe, first in over 2 decades

Britain has extended a 100 million dollars loan to Zimbabwe’s private sector, the first direct commercial loan to the southern African country in over two decades, the state-controlled Herald newspaper reported Thursday.

Nigeria to start national AIDS impact survey in June

Dr Sani Aliyu, Director-General, National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), says the agency will conduct the largest national AIDS survey in June.

Almost 100 ill as lettuce-linked E. coli outbreak hits 22 US states

Almost 100 people have fallen ill in the US after eating lettuce apparently contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

Governor Ambode: We’ll continue to judiciously utilise tax payers’ money

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday commissioned the Alapere Road and junction improvement works in Agboyi Ketu area of the State, with an assurance that his administration will continue to judiciously put the monies paid by tax payers to good use.

Nasarawa council chief urges residents to use mosquito nets

Mr James Thomas, the Chairman, Interim Management Committee of Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, has called on

Kebbi records 36 cases of yellow fever

Kebbi State has recorded 36 cases of yellow fever outbreak in 8 local government areas of the state.

Community laments Ibadan DisCo’s epileptic power supply, high tariff

Some residents of the Kajola Community of Onihale in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun have lamented the epileptic power supply and high tarriff by the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).

Police confirm killing of NULGE chairman in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Police Command has confirmed the killing of Mr Okaye Igali, the Southern Ijaw branch Chairman of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) by unidentified assassins.

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Suleiman Adamu: Federal government awarded 163 contracts worth N2.6 billion in three years

The Federal Government, on Thursday, announced that it awarded 163 contracts at total sum of over N2.6 billion for the execution of water supply projects across the country over the last three years of the present administration.
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Morocco inaugurates Africa’s fastest train

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Nyesom Wike: INEC lacks capacity to conduct credible polls

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lacks the capacity to conduct credible polls in 2019.
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Itumeleng Khune banks on good Bafana Bafana defensive record to help beat Super Eagles

Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune believes his side’s defensive record of four clean sheets can help the team overcome the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
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Japan’s cybersecurity minister says he has never used a computer

A Japanese Minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, in charge of the Government’s cybersecurity strategy has drawn controversy after admitting that he has never used a computer.