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UN urges federal government to increase HIV treatment fund to N7.5 billion

UNAIDS Country Director for Nigeria, Dr Erasmus Morah, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the funds allocated to HIV treatment in the 2018 budget from N1.5 billion to the required N7.5 billion.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

President Buhari: Absence of data limiting flow of international HIV grant to Nigeria

Lack of adequate data is affecting Nigeria’s ability to compete for international HIV grant, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

Partners commit $100 million to re-base HIV epidemic in Nigeria – UNAIDS

A total sum of US$100 million has been set aside by Federal Government’s partners in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to conduct a national survey to rebase the HIV prevalence in Nigeria.

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Sa’ad Idris named substantive INEC’s TEI chief

Dr. Sa’ad Umar Idris has been appointed as the substantive Director General of the Electoral Institute, TEI, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu addressing newsmen shortly after cating his vote in a polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja earlier today. Photo by Ayo Efunla

Asiwaju Tinubu: Why I’m supporting Senator Lawan, Rep Gbajabiamila

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said on Sunday that his interest in the leadership of the ninth National Assembly had nothing to do with any personal or presidential ambition in 2023 as being speculated in some quarters.

DisCos may cede networks to third-party power distributors

Worried by the inability of the 11 distribution companies to distribute power to many consumers, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said it is considering a new regulation to allow third-party investors take up and maintain parts of the vast electricity distribution networks currently owned by the Discos.
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Idris Zuru: Over 20 million bags of rice smuggled into Nigeria daily

The high increase of smuggling of foreign rice into Nigeria’s on daily basis has been described as a serious threat to the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and local production of rice.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: We are mindful of our borrowings

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has stated that while the federal government borrows to deliver on its promises, it was also mindful of rising debt burden, which eats up about 25 per cent of the country’s annual earnings.