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United States Assistance to Nigeria Delayed by Absence of Ministers | ThisDay

Notwithstanding the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the United States of America last month, the US government was said to have informed him that it would not start to address the requests brought by the Nigerian government until Buhari sets up his cabinet, THISDAY has learnt.

Buhari had gone to the US with a number of requests including seeking assistance from America in Nigeria’s war against Boko Haram, support in the reconstruction of the North-east, support in the war against corruption, assistance in tracking down Nigeria’s stolen funds by past corrupt government officials, and increased trade and investment between Nigeria and the US.

Infertility: Hospital halves cost of IVF | Vanguard

Reprieve may have come the way of Nigerians seeking children as St. Ives Specialist Hospital, Lagos, has again slashed the cost of its In-Vitro Fertilisation, IVF, by 50 per cent.

Every year, the hospital, in collaboration with Ives Medicare Foundation, strives to make In-Vitro Fertilization, IVF, treatments affordable and accessible to indigent Nigerians in need of children.

The annual 50 per cent discount was hatched in 2010 and has helped thousands in the past six years.

Climate change: Obama to unveil Clean Power Plan | BBC

US President Barack Obama is due to unveil what he called “the biggest, most important step we have ever taken” in tackling climate change.

The aim of the revised Clean Power Plan is to cut greenhouse gas emissions from US power stations by nearly a third within 15 years.

The measures will place significant emphasis on wind and solar power and other renewable energy sources.

Rally to celebrate women’s rights | Times Live

This year’s Women’s Month takes place against the backdrop of the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter and the 61st anniversary of the Women’s Charter.

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To commemorate these historic events, more than 20,000 women will participate in a rally in the Free State under the theme: “Women united in moving South Africa forward.”

Iraqis protest blackouts, poor govt services | Punch

Thousands of Iraqis have demonstrated against the government over the lack of basic services across the country, as rampant electricity cuts exacerbate a sweltering heat wave.

On Sunday, hundreds took to the streets in the southern cities of Nasriyah and and Najaf to protest over poor living conditions, including power shortages, and urged authorities to fight widespread corruption.

About 1,000 people also rallied in the central town of Hillah, where many called for holding government officials accountable for poor public services.

A day earlier, large protests broke out in the cities of Basra and Karbala over the poor quality of water and frequent electrical blackouts.

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