Nigeria Losing $1B Annually to Medical Tourism, Authorities Say

ABUJA —  Nigerian authorities say the country is losing more than $1 billion annually to medical tourism as tens of thousands of Nigerians travel abroad in search of the best treatment. Nigeria’s Health Ministry says it is building several world-class health centers to address the issue, but not even the …

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Dala Local Govt. renovates school hostels for N68m

<!– Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State –> Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State The Dala local government council in Kano State has spent over N68 million on rehabilitation of seven students’ hostels in Government Girls College (GGC) Dala. The Chairman of the council, Alhaji Ibrahim Ali disclosed this while …

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Insufficient manpower: Police settle for part-time special constables

Pastors, Imams, teachers, journalists to get special consideration We’ll recruit 15,000-25,000 men annually for five years –PSC Adelani Adepegba, Abuja As part of measures to check rising insecurity in the face of insufficient manpower in Nigeria’s police force, the Force has concluded plans to engage thousands of Special Constables to …

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Borno government to partner firm on youth empowerment

The Deputy Governor-elect of Borno State, Alhaji Umar Usman Kadafur has commended West African Ceramics Ltd and Royal Engineered Stones Ltd, for establishing Royal Exclusive Showroom in Maiduguri. Director of Planning, Borno State Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Investment, Mr. Samuel Bumba, who represented Kadafur during the inauguration of the …

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Senate leadership: Ndume insists on bid, moots consensus

Sunday Aborisade and Leke Baiyewu An aspirant for the position of the President of the Senate in the ninth National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, said on Thursday that he was open to consensus even as he restated his opposition to the imposition of a leader by his party, the All …

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Police halt peaceful protest in Jigawa

Police halt peaceful protest in Jigawa The police in Jigawa State on Monday prevented a peaceful rally reportedly meant to protest incessant killings and kidnappings across the country. The protest was billed to be flagged off at the Aminu Kano Triangle where hundreds of participants converged. The police sealed and …

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Sokoto Attacks: Tambuwal urges fleeing residents to return home

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto on Friday, pleaded with residents fleeing the state and relocating to communities in neighbouring Niger Republic, due to incessant attacks, to return home. Mr Tambuwal made the plea in Sokoto when he addressed newsmen at the end of an expanded security meeting following Tuesday’s attack, …

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Professor Tijjani Bande Announced As President, UN General Assembly

Professor Bande Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande has been appointed as the new President of the United Nations General Assembly. His appointment was announced by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, outgoing president of UNGA at a press conference in Abuja after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. Bande becomes the …

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NIMASA Donates Relief Materials to 2018 Flood Victims in Kano

The Nigerian Maritime Administration And Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Friday donated relief materials to victims of 2018 flood disaster in Kano State. Presenting the materials to the Kano State Government, the Director General of the Agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside, said the donation was part of their corporate social responsibilities. The …

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