Health Startups 

This Angolan startup is taking public health online

The Angolan public health system is being taken online by local startup Appy Saúde, which has seen its healthcare database attract 12,500 users since launching seven months ago. Launched in April this year, Appy Saúde aims to put “health in your hand”, offering the biggest database of healthcare facilities in Angola – with over 1,700 establishments listed on the app. Users can access information such as services offered, medical specialities covered, insurance accepted, as well as the contact details of the 1,700 medical facilities listed, which are located around the full span…

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Africa News 

UN Allocates $13.4m to Support 1 Million People in Nigeria

The United Nations, through the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, has allocated $13.4 million to help thousands of children, women and men in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in crisis-hit north-east Nigeria. The humanitarian emergency in the northeastern Nigeria is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of life-saving aid in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) allocation will help address this devastating situation by financing 24 projects in the sectors of protection, nutrition, water…

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Africa News 

South Sudan tightens security ahead of festive season

South Sudan police has tightened security across the war-torn East African nation ahead of the forthcoming festive season. The deputy police spokesperson, James Dak Carol said security forces have been deployed to various strategic areas in the country. Dak emphasised that the operation will be a joint security venture and urged members of the general public to remain vigilant during the coming days as crimes are usually high during festive season. In June this year, the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir instructed joint police units to shoot dead robbers, including…

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Four dead, others injured as gas explosion rocks Imo

Four people were on Monday confirmed dead after a gas cylinder exploded at a filling station in Orji, Owerri North local government area of Imo State. According to the police, several other customers who were buying fuel and other petroleum products were also seriously wounded in the explosion. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, while confirming the incident, said investigations were ongoing to unravel the circumstances surrounding the explosion. He said: “We heard about the explosion in a popular petrol station around Orji and four people have been…

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Africa News 

Osinbajo to represent Nigeria at Kenya’s presidential inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari will be represented by his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at Tuesday’s second term inauguration of Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi. Mr. Osinbajo will be joining several other leaders from Africa and beyond who are expected at the swearing-in ceremony holding at the Kasarani Sports Complex in the country’s capital city, Nairobi. The vice president, who left Abuja Monday night, is accompanied by the Foreign Affairs Minister of State, Khadija Ibrahim, and is expected back in Abuja Tuesday afternoon. President Kenyatta is to be inaugurated for…

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Business and Economy News 

Pay workers’ salaries before Christmas, Buhari tells governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governments to ensure payment of outstanding workers’ salaries in their various states, to enable workers to live in comfort and happily celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State confirmed this development to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with the President in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. He said President Buhari specifically directed the governors to ensure that they kept workers and pensioners happy by paying their outstanding salaries and allowances from the balance of the outstanding Paris Club…

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Fire razes shops in Gowon Estate, Lagos

A large fire this morning destroyed five of eight shops close to a Union Bank building in Gowon Estate, Federal Housing Authority, Egbeda. Eye Witnesses say that the fire started at the provisional shops around 11.20 pm shortly after electricity supply became unavailable. However, the youth in the area were able to control the fire from spreading before the men of the Lagos State Fire Service arrived at the scene. The residents and sympathisers decried the sale of areas designated for the construction of fire service stations by Federal Housing…

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Woman of the Moment: Aarinola Olaiya breaks 28yr old record to bag a Distinction in Surgery

Aarinola Olaiya becomes the 1st Student in 28yrs to have a Distinction in Surgery at the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife She shatters a 28yr old record to bag a Distinction in Surgery with another 12 prizes reportedly lined up for her of the 17 up for grabs. Aarinola who hails from Usin-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government, Ekiti State has been shinning right from her days in the Federal Girls Government College, Efon Alaaye. She has also bagged Distinctions in Medicine & Community Health. Unprecedented. Congratulations…

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Four British citizens kidnapped by Nigerian militants

  Four British citizens rendering humanitarian services,has being reported to be kidnapped by suspected Nigerian Militants in Buruntu area of Delter,on 13 October.    The victims of which two are couples, has being rendering free medical services and religious activities for some time in the area.   The abduction was confirmed by the police spokesperson  Andrew Aniamaka of local sun daily news outlet reports of Delta state, to have happened on 13th October.   According to the spokesperson, The Britons had not informed  the local authorities of their presence in…

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Las Vegas concert turns bloody as 50 People lay dead

  The music festival at Las Vegas became a thing of tears and mourn as 50 persons were killed and more than 200 injured in an open fire by a gunman According to eye witnesses, the first round of the gun shot was not noticed because it sounded like fireworks but on the second round, the bands stopped playing and people started running for their lives. The police said the attack was carried out on Sunday night by a lone gunman who opened fire at the country’s music festival. The…

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