(Video) NAN News Highlights for July 3, 2018

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1.President Muhammadu Buhari and visiting French President Emmanuel Macron have held bilateral talks bordering on security and terrorism as well as strengthening of relations between both countries.

President Buhari in a handshake with Macron at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday.

The French leader and members of his entourage arrived at the presidential villa by 4.35p.m. and were received by President Buhari, Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, cabinet ministers and some presidential aides.

Both Presidents agreed to work together to ensure a more cordial relationship to fast-track development in their countries.

The French leader will, after his engagement with Buhari, visit the Afrika Shrine, a nightclub in Lagos founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti.


2.The Ministry of Health has launched three key reproductive health documents to aid choices in birth control and combat high rate of maternal mortality in Nigeria.

The documents launched are the National DMPA Introduction and Scale up Strategy Plan 2018, the National Guidelines on Safe Termination of Pregnancy for Legal Indications and Global Family Planning Visibility and Analytics Network and the (3) National Logistics Management Information Systems.



3.Evago Global, an investment company, has concluded plans to hold a three-day conference tagged ‘Arise Africa’ in Abuja with no fewer than 300 international investors participating.

Mr Evans Osemwegie, Chief Executive Officer of the company, said the conference will focus on providing impact investments, increased industrial machinery and knowledge transfer to help create skilled local jobs, businesses and strong institutional capital structure for Africa.


4.A 15-year-old former Boko Haram bomb-maker has confessed to making over 500 underwear Improvised Explosive Devices used by insurgents for suicide missions on soft targets in the last five years.

Ali Goni, who made the chilling confession to the Army, was only 10-years-old and in primary six when he was kidnapped in Bama and has been described by army intelligence sources as the most innovative bomb maker to emerge in recent years.


5.The police on Tuesday arrested a British female healthcare worker on suspicion of murdering eight babies and trying to murder six others.

The arrest followed an inquiry into the deaths of 17 babies and 15 “non-fatal collapses’’ between March 2015 and July 2016 at The Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit in northern England.

Biola Lawal

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