Nigeria tests new voting system
13 February 2023 | 7:44 am
Ahead of Nigeria's elections, voters help electoral authorities test out a new system meant to head off vote rigging. Also, we hear from Hamitraoré, an Ivorian activist trying to hasten FGM's end by bringing discussions about its impact into the open. Finally, Tunisians frustrated by a stagnant economy find new ways of doing business, both above board and on the black market.
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Authorities in Kano state in northwestern Nigeria, are worried that a surge in 'fake' doctors has led to deaths and crippled the health sector. Security agencies are now cracking down on unlicensed medics and clinics.
Germany's health minister said Berlin would be following an EU recommendation that member states demand travelers from China provide proof of a recent negative rapid COVID test.
Authorities say travelers were kidnapped at gunpoint by unknown assailants. Africa's most populous country, Nigeria is plagued by terror, banditry and ethnic clashes as elections loom.
Nigeria's minister of health, Osagie Ehanire said the federal government is setting up a mechanism to engage Nigerian doctors and nurses abroad and connect them with universities and hospitals in the country to address the brain drain in the sector.
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Data by Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission shows that 93.5 million voters have been registered for the forthcoming 2023 general election. Meanwhile, a report by SBM Intelligence shows that 97 per cent of over 6,500 respondents who have completed the Continuous Voter Registration process desire to vote in Nigeria's upcoming election.
The notable and experienced photojournalist succumbed to the cold hands of death on Thursday, January 5, 2023, after a brief illness. Popularly called ‘Eshin’ in the media community and outside, Kuti was an amiable journalist who nurtured and handled his craft with utmost diligence and professionalism.
Waterways can be a part of the solution when it comes to traffic jams. More and more people are commuting with boats. This trend reduces emissions and helps people arrive on time at their destinations.
One priest was burnt alive and another was shot and injured as he tried to escape from a building. The motive behind the attack remains unknown, but it casts a shadow on security a month before scheduled elections.
Less than a month ahead of presidential elections in Nigeria, some social media users are sharing a doctored video of candidate Peter Obi, in which he allegedly exaggerates poverty statistics in his favour during his time as governor of Anambra State. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Data from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries shows that Nigeria's crude production rose by 50,000 barrels oer day in December to reach 1.24 million barrels.
Nigeria’s unemployment rate to hit 37% in 2023 – NESG, Gambia’s Vice President, Badara Joof, is dead
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