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Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar to declare for president on Saturday

After several months of consultations with critical stakeholders in Nigeria and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, will on Saturday make a formal declaration to contest the 2019 presidential election.

Congo’s Joseph Kabila says election on track but stays mum on own future

President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has said that the December presidential election would go ahead as planned, but he declined to say whether he would defy term limits to stand for re-election.

Delta APC crisis: Guber aspirant dumps party for PPA

The seemingly intractable crisis rocking the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has started taking its toll on the party’s membership strength as one of the governorship aspirant, Dr. O’diakpo Obire, has left the party.
Okechukwu Enelamah

Minister: President Buhari’s economic plan will create 3.7m jobs yearly

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, on Wednesday said the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP) is targeted towards creating an average of 3.7 million jobs yearly.

NYSC gives date for commencement of 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says it will commence the 2018 Batch ‘B’ Orientation course for prospective corps members nationwide on July 24.

Minister: Primary healthcare gulps 64% funding in health sector

The federal government yesterday said it had changed the structure of healthcare funding in the country, with primary healthcare gulping about 64 per cent of the funds in the health sector.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Osinbajo, Simbi Wabote woo investors to Nigeria

Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbnjo, and the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, Mr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, have wooed foreign investors to invest in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.
Medical Waste

Expert urges healthcare givers to dispose medical waste properly

Mr Kolawole Ogunleye, an Environmental Health Expert, on Saturday urged healthcare givers and institutions to engage in proper management and disposal of medical waste to prevent the spread of communicable diseases.

Extortion: 54 health workers in Cross River to face sanctions

Fifty-four healthcare workers in Cross River State are to be sanctioned over alleged extortion of money from patients in different primary healthcare facilities across the state.

House of Reps passes bill mandating free healthcare for pregnant women

The house of representatives has passed a bill authorising free healthcare for pregnant women in the country.

Kingsley Fanwo: Governor Bello won’t sink Kogi in debt

Fanwo said this in reaction to report on how Bello secured loans amounting to over N16bn despite the Paris Club refunds and other federal government bailouts to the state.
Cross River Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu

Cross River revitalizes 46 primary healthcare centres within three years

The Cross River Government on Monday said it had revitalized 46 Primary Healthcare Centres within three years in order to boost health service delivery in the state.
Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka

Ogun guber: Gboyega Isiaka meets ADC exco, seeks support

Two-time governorship candidate in Ogun and 2019 gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of African Democratic Party (ADC), Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka, on Friday, met with the Ogun State Executive of the party and sought for its support, ahead of the 2019 elections.
Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party (ANRP)

ANRP: How Abacha loot should be spent

The party also urged that the loot be used to improve the education sector with a view to ensuring that children of the poor enrol in schools to receive quality education.
Cross River Deputy Governor, Prof. Ivara Esu

Polio: Cross River government targets 808,470 children for immunisation

The Cross River State Government on Sunday said it is targeting no fewer than 808, 470 children across the state for the Second Round of the 2018 National Immunisation Plus Days (NIPDS).
NHIS boss Prof Yusuf Usman at TUC National secretariat Lagos

Usman Yusuf: NHIS money meant to pay for the sick

The Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, has accused some HMOs, Hospitals, Insurance companies as the institutions that want to defraud Nigerians and who ganged up and masterminded his suspension for six months.

US-based woman joins Nigeria’s presidential race

A U.S.-based woman, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, has declared for the presidency of Nigeria on the platform of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election.

Investors urged to patronise free trade zones

The Managing Director, Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA), Mr Emmanuel Jime, has urged investors to take advantage of incentives offered at the free trade zones by the federal government and reduce their operating costs.

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Abia guber: I have forgiven Olisa Metuh – Alex Otti

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