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Nigerian Senate to ensure mandatory health insurance, subsidy for poor

  The Nigerian Senate is reviewing the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act to ensure that it is made mandatory for all Nigerians.The law making body is also working to ensure the subsidisation of premium for poor Nigerians who cannot afford to pay for the health insurance. The Senate Committee Chairman on

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US warns Kenya’s opposition against Odinga ‘inauguration’

The Associated Press   The United States is urging Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off an "inauguration ceremony" next week meant to protest President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. A U.S. Embassy statement calls the Dec. 12 ceremony "extra-constitutional" and urges the opposition to work within Kenya's laws to pursue electoral and other

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Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem capital of Israel,speaks with Palestinian leader Abbas

Reuters U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday amid reports the United States is planning to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a source familiar with the call told Reuters. A senior administration official said last week that Trump would likely make the announcement on

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Court permits Ex-Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman to travel abroad for medical care

  Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted the former Minister of State for Finance, Mrs. Nenadi Usman, the permission to travel to the United States of America, USA, for medical care. Justice Aikawa, who granted the permission on Tuesday, also ordered that Mrs. Nenadi Usman’s

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Senate Passes MTEF, increases oil price benchmark to $47,suspends plenary for two weeks 

  The Nigerian Senate has, Tuesday, passed the 2018-2020 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, increasing the oil price benchmark proposed by the Federal Government from 45 to 47 dollars per barrel. The Senate suspended it’s plenary for two weeks to enable Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs defend their budgets before Senate committees considering

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