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Aisha Buhari Gets International Appointment As UNAIDS Ambassador

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Aisha Buhari Gets International Appointment As UNAIDS Ambassador

Wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has been appointed as the special ambassador for the United Nations program on HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, for the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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The appointment came as a result of the expiration of the initial appointment last year.

In accepting the appointment, Mrs. Buhari urged women in Nigeria to conduct regular HIV and AIDS tests to guard against mother-to-child transmission of the disease.

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A delegation of the joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS, led by its Executive Director, Michiel Sidibe, had met with Mrs. Buhari in Abuja on Thursday.

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Nabena Charges APC On Plot By Saraki, PDP To Hijack 9th National Assembly

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Nabena Charges APC On Plot By Saraki, PDP To Hijack 9th National Assembly

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has charged there are plots by Senate President, Bukola Saraki and those at the head of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to hijack the leadership of the 9th session of the National Assembly by influencing who emerges leaders of both chambers.

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Nabena said in a statement in Abuja that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) must move fast to nip such moves in the bud by coming out with a zoning formula for the emergence of leaders of the legislature.

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Nabena says the senate president is working in tandem with what he called “Otta farm,” warning that the APC must move quickly to urgently roll out the zoning arrangements to avoid a repeat of what happened in 2015.

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Both incumbent Senate President, Bukola Saraki and House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara emerged senate president and speaker against the party’s wish in the outgoing 8th National Assembly.

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Kwara State Debt Profile Hits N30 Billion

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Kwara State Debt Profile Hits N30 Billion

The Kwara State government has put its debt profile at N30 billion with a monthly repayment of almost half a billion naira.

Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu, said, contrary to social media speculation of N50 billion, the debt stood at thirty one and a half billion in 2017 and almost thirty-one billion at the end of 2018.

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Giving a breakdown of the current indebtedness, Banu explained that the N30 billion includes 15 billion naira balance of the federal government restructured loan, and N4 billion as salary bail out.

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Others are excess crude account loan outstanding of almost ten billion and vehicle loan balance of a hundred twenty-nine million.

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Kaduna Killings: Residents Hold Rally In Abuja, Calls For Justice

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Kajuru Killings: Residents Hold Rally In Abuja, Calls For Justice

Victims of the recurrent killings in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State held a peaceful rally in Abuja on Tuesday asking for justice.

Convener of the rally, Williams Abba, says it was to call the attention of the world to the insecurity in Kaduna State.

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Gunmen again attacked two communities in the troubled local government area early last week.

Multiple sources confirmed the attack, but police and the state government did not immediately react.

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The attacks occurred in Ikirimi village and Iri, Dogon Noma in Ungwar Gamo, both in Kajuru local government area.

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