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  • Nigeria: Lassa Fever – Another Victim Dies in Abuja
    [Daily Trust] Two persons, out of the five suspected cases, have now died of Lassa fever in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), while 87 others are being monitored, the director of Public Health in the FCT Administration (FCTA), Dr. Hadiza Balarabe has disclosed. She said the recent victim, a man who had a history of tuberculosis, died at the State House Clinic, Abuja at the weekend.
  • Nigeria: Panic Grips Corrupt Nigerian Officials As Buhari Signs Agreement On Stolen Funds With United Arab Emirate
    [Premium Times] There was panic among corrupt incumbent and former government officials Tuesday after news filtered in that President Muhammadu Buhari has signed agreements with the United Arab Emirate on repatriation of stolen funds and extradition of culpable officials.
  • Nigeria: Buhari's Unsexy Task
    [Premium Times] Mr. Buhari’s challenge is to outline his policies for getting the economy out of its current (and bound to worsen) quagmire, fixing the broken educational system, establishing a semblance of a healthcare system, improving infrastructure, and reforming law enforcement, the judiciary and other institutions. It’s not a sexy task, and certainly won’t inspire the kind of frenzied applause that comes from arresting a Dasuki or two. But that’s the deeper challenge that would establish whether Mr. Buhari understan
  • Nigeria: The 'Lost' Chibok Girls
    [Premium Times] The sad and unfortunate aspect of this Chibok episode is that all the girls may have either been sold out to be used as sex slaves or married off to terrorists. Therefore, it will be a miracle if at all a quarter of them is ever seen again.
  • Kenya: Nation Editor Sacked Over Criticism of President
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -A senior Nation Media Group editor, accused of penning an editorial heavily critical of President Uhuru Kenyatta, was sacked on Wednesday.
  • Africa: UN Announces First-Ever High-Level Panel On Women's Economic Empowerment
    [UN Women] Davos -UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the first-ever High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment to provide thought leadership and mobilize concrete actions aimed at closing economic gender gaps that persist around the world.
  • Nigeria: No Reliable Data Yet On Unemployed Youths – Labour Minister
    [Leadership] The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr. James Ocholi, SAN yesterday said that there is no reliable statistics on unemployed youths in the country.
  • Kenya: Matatu Owners Dismiss New Rules
    [Nation] Matatu owners have dismissed the new driving curriculum by the National Transport and Safety Authority, saying it was developed without their input.
  • Kenya: Lupita Joins Criticism of White Oscars
    [Nation] Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has added her voice to those expressing displeasure over the fact that all the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are white.

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