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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.