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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.

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.

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The evil spirit -possessed, blood -thirsty Boko Haram insurgents are on the prowl against troops of the Nigerian Army even as this story is being gathered.

Terror as jihadists target key northeast Nigeria road

The bus driver sensed straight away that he and his six passengers were in trouble when the gunmen, dressed in Nigerian army uniforms, stopped their vehicle at a checkpoint.
Enugu Rangers vice captain Tope Olusesi has expressed unequivocally that Rangers 1-0 win over Pyramids FC of Egypt was good for the team’s prestige even though it proved abortive at long run following El Masry’s 1-0 victory against Mauritania side Noaudibou which effectively knocked out Rangers out of the group stage of the CAF Confederation cup.

Amobi Ezeaku: Enugu Rangers counts positives despite CAF Confederation Cup ouster

Team manager of NPFL side and CAF Confederation Cup campaigners Enugu Rangers Barrister Amobi Ezeaku has stated that the Flying Antelopes are taking positives despite their CAF Confederation Cup ouster following the huge 1-0 win recorded against Pyramids FC of Egypt in Cairo to end the Egyptian side’s unbeaten run in the Confederation cup.
Africa and Commonwealth games Wrestling champion in the 68Kg category Blessing Oborududu has expressed delight after picking Bronze at the Rome Wrestling ranking series tournament in Italy to open the year 2020 on a positive note.

Blessing Oborududu promise to maintain Africa wrestling championship dominance

Africa champion and new world number 3 in the 68kg women wrestling category Blessing Oborududu has promised to maintain her continental dominance ahead of next month’s Africa wrestling championship in Algeria after the Nigeria Wrestling Federation released the list of wrestlers that will be representing Nigeria yesterday.
Some 50,000 people were ordered to flee their homes north of Los Angeles on Thursday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds erupted and raged out of control.

Shops, houses affected as fire razes Sabo market

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained as many shops and properties are affected.

Amotekun: Gani Adams blasts antagonists

Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, has said any person who antagonizes the Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun, is an agent of criminals.