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Lagos Sets 2025 Target To Achieve Universal Health Coverage

…as President’s wife commissions 149-bed maternity home in Alimosho Lagos State has set a six-year target to achieve universal health coverage, with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosing on Thursday that the government would work assiduously towards achieving the goal and making affordable healthcare accessible for all residents by 2025. The Governor spoke at the commissioning of 149-bed Maternal and Child Centre ...

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Buhari Ready For Transparent Negotiations On Workers’ Salary Increase — Osinbajo

The Buhari administration will honestly and transparently resolve the request by labour for a salary increase for other levels of workers not affected in the implementation of the new national minimum wage, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this today at a meeting with the new leadership of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, who paid him ...

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SERAP Wins Round One In Battle To Compel CCB To Publish Asset Declarations Of Presidents, Govs 

There is prospect Nigerians keen on knowing details of asset declarations of presidents and state governors may soon have some answers, as the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) to disclose details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state ...

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No Govt Exists Without Security Of Lives And Property — Obi 

•Laments heavy borrowing without positive impact on country Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has said that no government exists without securing the lives and properties of the citizens. Mr. Obi stated this on Tuesday while speaking at The Platform, a programme by the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, to mark ...

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No Third Term Ambition For Buhari, Presidency Insists 

The Presidency has described insinuations that President Muhammadu Buhari has a third term ambition with effect from 2023 as “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary.” The Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media and Publicity), Garba Shehu, made the clarification in a statement issued on Tuesday night in Abuja. He said, “The Presidency wishes to correct internet-based gossip and un-informed media ...

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Buhari, 10 Governors, Ministers Visit South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari, together with 10 governors and ministers, will visit South Africa tomorrow (Wednesday) following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The three-day trip which comes against the background of recent xenophobic attacks will see both leaders discuss the welfare of Nigerians in the country, and find common grounds for building harmonious relations with their hosts. While in South ...

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Nigeria @ 59: We Must Remain United To Build Prosperous Nigeria – Sanwo-Olu

…as Lagos governor seeks residents’ cooperation In an uncommon show of patriotism, residents of Lagos State defied the Tuesday downpour and trooped out to witness the parade commemorating the 59th Independence anniversary. At the event held at the Police College in Ikeja, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu congratulated Nigerians, urging them to keep their hope alive and remain united to build a ...

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Independence Speech: We Have Combatted Boko Haram — Buhari

INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 59TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY 1st OCTOBER, 2019 Dear Compatriots, 1st October each year is an opportunity for us to reflect and thank God for his endless blessings on our country. 2. It is also a time for us, collectively, to: 3. Remember the ...

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