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Flydubai plane crashes in Russia; 62 aboard reported dead

Flydubai plane crashes in Russia; 62 aboard reported dead

After circling a southern Russian airport for more than two hours because of high ground-level winds and poor visibility, a passenger jet from the United Arab Emirates crashed during a landing attempt, killing all 62 people aboard. The flydubai Boeing 737 took off from Dubai and was scheduled to land at the Rostov-on-Don airport at […]

Buhari – Global Economic Crisis Might Be Country’s Blessing

Buhari – Global Economic Crisis Might Be Country’s Blessing

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimised that the current global economic challenges might well turn out to be a blessing for Nigeria. This he said was because the crisis would stimulate the latent economic opportunities that Nigerians had left untapped for decades. Speaking in Abuja yesterday at the opening of the International Islamic Conference on […]

GE Partners with USAID and Ministry of Health to Launch Antenatal Care Program for 2 Million Expectant Nigerian Mothers

GE Partners with USAID and Ministry of Health to Launch Antenatal Care Program for 2 Million Expectant Nigerian Mothers

Initiative will deliver 100,000 hours of training and support task-shifting for at least 1,300 midwives and antenatal primary health caregivers across at least 6 states covering each of the  geo-political zones plus the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja;  Program will put GE’s portable ultrasound into the hands of these primary healthcare workers for the first […]

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in Court As Corruption Trial Resumes

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in Court As Corruption Trial Resumes

Senate President Bukola Saraki has arrived the Code of Conduct Tribunal where he is facing charges of alleged false asset declaration and corruption. Mr. Saraki’s bid to thwart the trial failed after the Supreme Court ruled that the tribunal had powers and was properly constituted to hear the case against Mr. Saraki, a former governor […]

Senate Begins Amendment of Electoral Act to Legalise Use of Card Readers

Senate Begins Amendment of Electoral Act to Legalise Use of Card Readers

A bill seeking to amend the Electoral Act to give room for the incorporation of the use of card readers into the Act scaled second reading on the floor of the Senate on Thursday. The bill, entitled: “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Electoral Act N0. 6 2010 and for Other Matters Connected […]

President Buhari Warns on Food Importation

President Buhari Warns on Food Importation

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday warned against the continued importation of food to Nigeria, which he said could expose the country to more “external shocks”. He noted that the unbridled importation of food contributed to the depletion of Nigeria’s foreign reserves and deprived citizens of job opportunities. Buhari was speaking at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa […]

Guinea says two people tested positive for Ebola

Guinea says two people tested positive for Ebola

Two people have tested positive for Ebola in Guinea, the government said on Thursday, hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared neighbouring Sierra Leone’s latest outbreak was over. Four people were tested and two of them were found to have Ebola, a government agency spokesman said. They were all from Korokpara, a village where […]

Angola’s yellow fever death toll rises to 158: WHO

Angola’s yellow fever death toll rises to 158: WHO

A yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began late last year has killed 158 people, up from 50 a month ago, as deaths from the disease transmitted by mosquitoes accelerate, a World Health Organisation official said on Friday. There has also been an increase in malaria, cholera and chronic diarrhoea in Luanda and other cities, […]

Stakeholders Disagree On 11 Years for Medical Students

Stakeholders Disagree On 11 Years for Medical Students

Stakeholders in education sector have reacted to plans by the National Universities Commission, NUC, to increase duration of medical students from six to 11 years, saying the development was expensive, discouraging and will lead to dearth of medical doctors in Nigeria. Reacting to this, Deputy Director, Distance Learning Institute, DLI, University of Ibadan, Professor Oyesoji […]

ANC Officials to Support Zuma As Gupta Revelations Shake SA

ANC Officials to Support Zuma As Gupta Revelations Shake SA

As the dominoes continue to fall, revealing more of the alleged influence the controversial Guptas have over government, several ANC sources have told News24 that they are still standing firm behind the family’s alleged ally President Jacob Zuma. Some ANC sources around the country told News24 on Thursday the party will show a united front […]