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21 Years after: Remembering late Afrobeat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who died in 1997

On this day 21 years ago, Fela Anikulapo Kuti a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick died at the age of 58 from complications related to AIDS.

If the Nigerian legend were still alive, he would have clocked 80 on October 15, 2018 unfortunately that day will be the climax of the annual Felabration Music Festival held in his honour.

In his lifetime, Fela was known worldwide as a great musician and activist and years after his death, his Afrobeat sound continues to dictate and dominate the sound of music all over the world leaving his indelible footprint in the sands of time.

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His self pioneered Afrobeat sound has put Nigerian music, culture, arts and sound on a new pedestal in the world as much as lyrics of Fela’s songs continue to remain relevant in the current politicial and economic clime in Nigeria.

Late Fela Kuti let the world with a rich repartoire of music and albums including Why Black Man Dey Suffer (1971), Shakara (1972), Afrodisiac (1973), Gentleman (1973) and many more.

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Ex-Governor, Fayose Mobbed By Supporters As He Returns To Ekiti State (Video)


Mr. Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti state has returned to the state for the first time since he left power.

Upon his arrival, the former governor was given a rousing welcome. It has been two months since he left the state after his tenure elapsed.

Fayose stands before the people
The large crowd which came out to welcome the ex-governor chanted his name and hailed him as they struggled to catch a glimpse of him.
Fayose was sighted at Oja Bisi in Ado Ekiti, the state capital earlier today. A video of him was released by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka on Facebook.
Watch below:

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https://mobile.facebook.com/lere.olayinka/videos/10213318983034005/

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Nigerian doctors task governors on health insurance scheme 

The National President of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Francis Faduyile has called on state governments to commence the implementation of the primary healthcare insurance scheme in order to make healthcare delivery available to all Nigerians.

The National President made the call in his welcome address at the 2018 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

He said that the implementation of the health insurance scheme was one of the two critical elements needed to achieve an effective and efficient primary health care delivery in the country.

Faduyile however commended a few states in the country that have signed into law the health insurance bills and appealed to those states that were yet to sign the bill into law not to delay any further.

“A few states in Nigeria have signed into law health insurance bills; there is still much room for improvement. We thank you Mr. Governor for signing primary healthcare management agency bill and as well as state health insurance bill into law.

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“However, we call for the speedy implementation so that the good people of Akwa Ibom can enjoy and continue to enjoy the benefits you are showering on them in your administration as the governor of the state,” he said

The National President disclosed that the association was in talks with sister associations in the healthcare sector to stem the frequent disharmony in the sector.

His words, “We are currently engaging with our friends in the health team particularly the nurses and pharmacists and hopefully we know that this approach will reduce the disharmony that has characterised the health sector in recent time.”

Responding, the state governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel stated that apart from signing the health insurance bill into law, his administration had also gone a step further to improve health care delivery in the state by setting up the primary healthcare development agency. The governor added that he has released take-off grant to ensure the implementation of the health care insurance scheme in the state.

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He tasked medical doctors in the country to venture into medical manufacturing by partnering with businessmen in that direction, which he reasoned would bridge the gap in medical equipment production and also reduce the huge foreign exchange spent on the importation of medical equipment.

NAIJARAY reports that the 2018 National Executive Council meeting of the NMA had as its theme: “Strengthening healthcare delivery in Nigeria: Addressing legal and ethical issues in health care management”. The event witnessed the investiture of Governor Udom Emmanuel as the NMA Ambassador, and the offering of over 3,000 medical consultations, 144 free medium and minor surgeries as stated by the national president of the association.

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Details of Buhari’s meeting with Governors emerge 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday challenged state governors to redouble efforts in addressing infrastructure deficiencies in their respective states to revamp the nation’s economy.

The Chairman of the Governors’ Forum, Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, quoted the president as stating this at a closed-door with the 36 state governors in Abuja.

According to NAN, he said, “Mr President, as usual, responded by telling us that the economy is in a bad shape and we have to come together and think and rethink on way forward.

“So, Mr President talked to us in the manner that we have a task ahead of us. So, we should tighten our belts and see how we can put Nigerian economy in the right direction and how we can address the nation’s infrastructural decay.

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“So, all of us as leaders especially those that are coming to the National Assembly and those coming back as governors and the president who will be re-elected by God grace we should not think that things are going to be easy.

”They are going to be harder than before, this was the message of Mr President,’’ he said.

The governor also disclosed that the Council deliberated extensively on new ways that state governments could generate additional revenues for speedy economic growth and development.

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He, however, declined to confirm whether the meeting discussed the issue of the proposed N30,000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers.

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