03-Oct-2014 to 15:03

More than 7 million Nigerians enroll in health insurance scheme- official

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — More than 7.2 million Nigerians have enrolled and benefited from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) since its inception in 2005, Dr Femi Thomas, the Executive Secretary of the scheme, said on Friday in Abuja.

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03-Oct-2014 to 14:52

US installs two additional mobile Ebola testing labs in Liberia

APA-Monrovia (Liberia)-– — Two additional mobile testing labs from the US Government have been installed and are up and running at the Ebola Treatment Units at Island Clinic in Monrovia and Bong County in central Liberia.

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03-Oct-2014 to 13:55

Sierra Leone Muslims warned to avoid handshakes during Eid prayers

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Imams in Sierra Leone have cautioned Muslims against shaking hands during the Eid prayers scheduled for Saturday, as a way of avoiding contracting the Ebola virus disease.

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03-Oct-2014 to 13:41

Nine Nigerien peacekeepers killed in terror attacks in northern Mali

APA-Bamako (Mali) – — At least nine Nigerien peacekeepers were killed early Friday in an attack by terrorists active in the northern part of Mali, the United Nations’ Mission for the Stabilization of Mali (MINUSMA) confirmed.

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03-Oct-2014 to 13:34

Trial of 97 soldiers and Ebola virus situation in Nigeria dominate newspapers

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — The trial of 97 soldiers over mutiny, Boko Haram’s denial of death of its leader and consideration of Nigeria as Ebola virus-free nation, were the main stories in the newspapers on Friday.

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03-Oct-2014 to 13:29

Burkinabe bank launches activities in Mali

APA-Bamako (Mali) — – Coris Bank International (CBI) which belongs to Burkinabe national Idrissa Nassa and which has been in Mali for the past two months now, launched its activities Thursday in Bamako in the presence of Mali’s top financial officials.

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03-Oct-2014 to 12:14

Nigerian army insists Boko Haram leader is dead

APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has insisted that the leader of Boko Haram Islamic group, Abubakar Shekau is dead and that he was killed in the Kondunga battle in Borno State in September.

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