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Divorce: Bill and Melinda Gates kids to inherit $10 million – report

After Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce documents revealed the couple never had a prenup, many are wondering how the couple, with a combined net worth of $130 billion, will split their assets.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates have announced that they’ll be ending their marriage after 27 years together, explaining in a joint statement that they “no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.”

How Bill, Melinda Gates met, got married

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife and fellow philanthropist Melinda announced on Monday they are divorcing after a 27-year marriage.

US launches new $90 million malaria control programme in eight Nigerian states

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) mission director, Anne Patterson has joined Dr. Perpetua Uhomoibhi, coordinator of Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Programme to launch a $90 million new activity to control malaria, Nigeria’s leading killer of children, in rural areas of eight vulnerable states.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a virtual meeting with UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir via videoconference from the State Department in Washington, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/Pool/File Photo

US grants $73 million coronavirus assistance to Nigeria

The United States Government has explained the impact of her health missions to Nigeria, which it claimed, has benefitted more than 60 million Nigerians at different social strata and across all the geo-political zones.

Firm partners Nigerian government, state in fight against malaria

As part of activities marking the 2021 World Malaria Day, Reckitt Nigeria, makers of Mortein insecticide Brand, has partnered the National Malaria Elimination Programme and Ogun state government in the fight against malaria.

USAID launches new $90 million malaria control effort in eight Nigerian states

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched a new $90 million malaria control effort in eight Nigerian vulnerable states.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

Untreated malaria could lead to mental problems – expert

Chinagozi Adindu, the executive secretary, Abia State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHDA), has warned that malaria could lead to mental health complications if left untreated.

Pharmacists harp on vector control to avert $1 billion loss annually to malaria

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year’s World Malaria Day, the Association of Hospital and Administrative Pharmacists of Nigeria (AHAPN) has called for improved vector control to avert the estimated $1billion loss due to malaria-related absenteeism and production losses annually.
The State Commissioner for Health, Lar Ndam, who confirmed the death in an interview with newsmen, said late Dewus had been in coma for two weeks at the Jos University Teaching Hospital due to some health complications and not COVID-19.”

Plateau records 121 deaths from malaria

The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Nimkong Ndam, on Monday said that the state recorded 121 deaths caused by malaria in 2020.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

World Malaria Day: Herbal preparations only suppress parasite, researcher warns

Dr Oluwagbemiga Aina, a Chief Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), has said that intake of herbal preparations for the treatment of Malaria can only suppress the parasite.

World Malaria Day: Groups donate malaria test kits to FCT IDPs

Some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) , on Sunday, donated free urine malaria test kits to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in the FCT, in commemoration of the World malaria day.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria needs N1.89 trillion to eradicate malaria

The federal government has said that it will require N1.89 trillion to successfully implement the new five-year strategic plan aimed at eradicating malaria in Nigeria.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

World Malaria Day: Nigeria accounts for 24% of malaria death globally

The Commissioner for Health in Ogun State, Dr. Tomi Coker, at the weekend declared Nigeria accounts for about 24% of malaria deaths globally.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) on Saturday called for more donor agencies and increased domestic financing to drive malaria elimination in the country.

Official: 700, 000 persons diagnosed with malaria annually in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi on Sunday disclosed that 700, 000 persons are diagnosed with malaria annually in Lagos despite the low burden of the disease in the state.
Ned Nwoko

Ned Nwoko tasks leaders to invest in malaria vaccine production

Politician and philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko, has tasked Nigerian leaders to put in more efforts in order to discover a vaccine to tackle the deadly scourge of malaria, which he described as ‘African pandemic’.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Minister: Nigeria needs N352 billion to tackle malaria

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says the country needs N352 billion to implement its strategic plan to tackle malaria in 2021.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this at the PTF briefing on Tuesday in Abuja.

Minister: Nigeria needs N1.89 trillion to tackle malaria

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, says Nigeria needs over a trillion naira to effectively combat malaria in the country.
Mikel Arteta is confident that Arsenal will welcome Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back from a bout of malaria before the end of the season.

Arsenal boss offers positive update on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang return

The Gunners saw their club captain figure in two games immediately after the March international break, but a disease picked up while away with Gabon soon left the 31-year-old frontman unable to continue.
Two years into a malaria vaccine pilot scheme, more than 650 000 children have been immunised across Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.

WHO: 650,000 African children given malaria jab

Two years into a malaria vaccine pilot scheme, more than 650 000 children have been immunised across Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: I rejected Asiwaju Tinubu’s entreaties to join APC

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has revealed that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, did everything he could to make him dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC), but he refused to do so.
Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will retain the captaincy despite it being confirmed he skipped the warm down for Sunday’s defeat of Tottenham.

Arsenal confirm Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Martin Odegaard will miss Fulham match

Arsenal have confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Martin Odegaard are both out for Sunday's Premier League match against Fulham.
Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirms he has been hospitalised after contracting malaria while on international duty.

Arsenal skipper hospitalised with malaria

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang confirms he has been hospitalised after contracting malaria while on international duty.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Tottenham to pay part of Jose Mourinho’s salary at Roma

Tottenham Hotspur will pay part of José Mourinho’s salary in his first season at Roma.
Boko Haram - Islamic State-aligned militants have intensified attacks on army camps in recent weeks as part of a more than decade-long insurgency that has killed more than 36,000 people.

35 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Borno

Jihadists have killed 35 people, including five troops and 15 militiamen, in two attacks in Nigeria's troubled northern Borno state, sources told AFP Tuesday.

Whistleblower petitions EFCC, justice minister over corruption in maritime academy

A whistleblower in the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron in Akwa Ibom State, has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate and prosecute the management of the institution over multiple fraud, as well as systemic and perennial corruption.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

2023: Niger governor makes case for Southern presidency

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has made case for a southern Presidency in 2023, saying that there is going to be rotation of positions in 2023.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government welcomes ECOWAS court judgment dismissing SERAP’s case

Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday welcomed an ECOWAS Court judgment dismissing a case filed by the trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) against the Federal Government.

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Governor Seyi Makinde has said that he would make history in Oyo State to be the first governor to hand over to a successor

Oyo governor: APC will not rule beyond 2023

Oyo State governor Seyi Makinde has declared that the bad governance and maladministration of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will not extend beyond 2023.
Speaking at the inauguration of a 969-metre `Rebisi’ dual carriage flyover in Port Harcourt, on Saturday, Minister of Works and Housing, by Mr Babatunde Fashola, who made the pronouncement also said that the Federal Government “is not in competition with any state’’ of the federation over project implementation.

Minister: Nigerian government committed to solving housing deficit

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Raji Fashola, says Federal Government is committed and passionate about solving housing deficit in the country.
As Nigerians mark Workers’ Day, the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini has commended the workers in the state for their dedication to duty and assured them of all necessary support from the legislature to make the working environment in the state most conducive.

May Day: Taraba speaker salutes workers’ dedication

As Nigerians mark Workers’ Day, the Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini has commended the workers in the state for their dedication to duty and assured them of all necessary support from the legislature to make the working environment in the state most conducive.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Two persons abducted in Ogun community

Two persons have been abducted in Omu, a community near Ofada town in Obafemi/Owode Local Government Area of the state.
FILE PHOTO: A woman wears a protective face mask due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Murtala Mohammed International airport in Lagos, Nigeria March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja

Nigeria bans travellers from India, Brazil, Turkey over coronavirus fears

Nigeria will ban travellers coming from India, Brazil and Turkey because of concerns about the rampant spread of coronavirus in those countries, a presidential committee said on Sunday.