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Stakeholders raise concerns over illicit use of Tramadol in West Africa

Some Stakeholders in the fight against illicit drug trafficking and abuse have raised concerns over the non-medicinal use of tramadol in the countries within the West African sub-region.
The trio of Shehu Abdullahi, Jamilu Collins and Samuel Kalu could miss Super Eagles next Total Africa Cup of Nations Group B clash against Guinea at Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

Afcon 2021: Qualifiers draw pairs Nigeria with Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin

Nigeria have been pooled against Sierra Leone, Lesotho and Benin Republic in Group L of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations billed for Cameroon.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

AFCON 2021 draw: Nigeria leads top 12 seeded teams

Three time Nations cup winners Nigeria lead the list of top football nations seeded ahead of the draw for the 2021 Nations Cup to be hosted by Cameroon.

Sierra Leone school defies state ban on pregnant girls in class

When Mariatu Sesay realized she was pregnant at 14, one thing scared her more than the social isolation she felt in the classroom: Sierra Leonean law banned her from attending school at all because she was expecting.

Ebola: Two health workers killed in DR Congo

Two health workers engaged in prevention of Ebola disease were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) the Health Ministry said on Monday.
At least 639 people have died from Ebola since August in DR Congo in what is now the second deadliest outbreak in history [Samuel Mambo-Reuters]

DR Congo: No further Ebola cases in Uganda after June deaths

Uganda says there have been no further cases of Ebola on its territory resulting from the deaths of two Ugandans who had travelled to DR Congo, the Congolese authorities said on Wednesday.

Oxfam: Inequality at crisis level in Nigeria, other West African countries

The challenge of inequality is at crisis levels in Nigeria and other parts of West Africa, a new report by international development organisation, Oxfam, said on Tuesday.

UN official tasks President Buhari on appointment of women into cabinet

The United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator, Mr Edward Kallon, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider appointment of competent women into his next cabinet.

Nigeria reiterates commitment to upgrade ILO country office

Nigeria has reiterated the need to upgrade the International Labour Organisation (ILO) country office in Abuja, which also covers Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia, to the status of a decent work sub-regional office to serve the English-speaking countries of West Africa.

FirstBank takes corporate responsibility to six geopolitical zones

First Bank of Nigeria, the nation’s premier financial institution, says that the third edition of its Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) will kick off on July 1 to July 6.
Ummy Mwalimu

Tanzania ‘in danger’ following Ebola cases in Uganda – minister

Tanzania's health minister issued an Ebola 'alert' Sunday after the disease, which has killed over 1,400 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, appeared in their shared neighbour, Uganda.

Police parades pastor for allegedly raping lady in Cross River

The Cross River State Police command has paraded Pastor Hossana Okoi of Gate of Testimony Church Sierra Leone for allegedly raping a lady.

Police parade pastor, student, 23 other suspects in Calabar

The Cross River State Police command has paraded Pastor Hossana Okoi for allegedly raping a lady and threatening to kill her with a gun if she revealed what happened.
A medical worker wears a protective suit as he prepares to administer Ebola patient care at The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) treatment center in Beni, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo September 6, 2018. Picture taken September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Fiston Mahamba

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRC

A five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, the health minister told AFP on Wednesday, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Full speech of President Buhari 2019 Democracy Day celebration

All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.

African trade unions converge in Kigali to discuss improved migration governance for Africa

Trade Unionists from 18 African countries and Global Union Federations (GUFs), as well as some Regional Economic Communities (RECs) will on Monday converge in Kigali, the Rwanda capital, to discuss how to attain fair recruitment and secure the rights of African migrants.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).1

OIC to help fight terrorism, organised crime in Nigeria

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) says it will support countries of the Sahel region, particularly Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, by building their defence and security forces to counter terrorism and combat organised crime.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, commended the decision of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to support the Inter-Basin Water Transfer project, aimed at recharging the Lake Chad.

Terrorism: OIC to support Nigeria, others

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) says it will support countries of the Sahel region, particularly Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, by building their defence and security forces to counter terrorism and combat organised crime.

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NYSC donates relief materials to Katsina IDPs

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