North Korea’s ‘global threat’ requires global response: NATO chief

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg answers journalists’ questions during a Defence Council meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on November 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme represented a “global threat and requires a global response”. In an interview with […]

UN opposes forced return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gauer (left); First Counsellor, Embassy of Republic of Chad to Nigeria, Dr. Bechir Niam Mahamat and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, COTEA International Nigeria Limited, Zaheer Khan during the celebration of French National Day in Abuja …at the weekend. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO • French envoy tasks leaders on anti-terrorism fight […]

Fraud allegations threaten universal health scheme

The scheme and its operators, including the Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria (HMCAN) and Health Care Providers Association of Nigeria (HCPAN), are trading accusations over alleged financial misappropriation. • ‘HMOs operate with expired licences’ • Operators allege disruption to NHIS scheme • Nigeria records 33.7 deaths per 100,000 yearly The plan by the […]