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2019: Don wants presidential aspirants to make literacy a campaign promise

Rashid Aderinoye, a professor of Literacy and Open Distance Learning at the University of Ibadan, has urged aspirants in the 2019 presidential election to make literacy a cardinal campaign programme.

US pulls out of UN Human Rights Council over ‘bias against Israel’

The US on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing it of “chronic bias against Israel”.

Oluwo apologises for traditional rulers’ participation in slave trade

The Oluwo of Iwo, Abdulrosheed Adewale Akanbi, has apologised to the victims of slave trade in Nigeria for the role played by traditional rulers who helped in selling their subjects to foreign buyers.

2026 FIFA World Cup: 11 CAF members vote against Morocco

Eleven CAF member associations were among the countries which did not support Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup during the voting process on Wednesday in Moscow.

Yutong: Lagos needs 7000 modern public buses

The world’s major bus and coach supplier, Yutong, on Monday said that Lagos State would need about 7, 000 modern buses to reduce the problems of public transportation across the state.

Cuba baffled by mystery brain injuries to US diplomats

Cuban authorities on Sunday said they remained baffled by a mystery ailment that has afflicted numerous US diplomats on the island, with the latest case reported last month.

US approves ex-Panama president’s extradition

The United States on Friday approved the extradition to Panama of former president Ricardo Martinelli, who faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland, his lawyers said.

Mystery illness hits US diplomats in China

The U.S. has brought a group of diplomats home from Guangzhou, China, over concerns they were suffering from a mysterious malady that resembles a brain injury and has already affected U.S. personnel in Cuba, State Department spokesperson has said.

Nigeria partners Cuba on healthcare delivery

Nigeria has expressed willingness to partner Republic of Cuba in the area of efficient health care delivery and the utilisation of science, technology and innovation in solving problems affecting Nigerians.

Plane in Cuba crash was poorly maintained, alleges former pilot

A Mexican pilot who once flew the leased passenger plane that crashed in Cuba, killing 107 people on board, said Saturday he had previously complained about alleged sub-standard practices by the aircraft’s owner.

Cuba declares two-day mourning after 107 die in plane crash

Cuba begins two days of national mourning on Saturday for victims of the crash of a state airways plane that killed all but three of its 110 passengers and crew.

Over 100 killed as passenger plane crashes in Cuba

More than 100 people were killed in a fatal crash of a Boeing 737 passenger plane in Cuba yesterday, Cuban broadcaster CubaTV reported.

Cuban president says many feared dead in plane crash

A Cuban state airways plane with 104 passengers on board crashed shortly after taking off Friday from Havana's Jose Marti airport, leaving a thick column of smoke over the scene.

Airliner crashes on takeoff from Havana

A Cuban state airways passenger plane with 104 passengers on board crashed shortly after taking off Friday from Havana’s Jose Marti airport, state media reported.

Kenyan medical union decries plan by government to import Cuban doctors

The Kenyan Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) on Monday said that the government’s plan to hire 100 Cuban doctors, was unethical because there are enough doctors locally.

Ugandan doctors oppose govt’s plan to hire Cuban medical personnel

Ugandan doctors on Tuesday opposed the government’s move to hire at least 200 medical personnel from Cuba to work in public hospitals in rural areas.

FSB: Students’ loan bill before Senate

The Director, Federal Scholarship Board, Mrs Fatima Ahmad, says the students loan bill before the Senate seeks to provide access to education for the Nigerian students.

Pope Francis tells young Cubans to ‘fall in love with Jesus’

Pope Francis on Saturday invited young people of Cuba to have courage and to work together to build up the Cuban Church of tomorrow.

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