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  1. [Vanguard] Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, said, yesterday, that he would achieve restructuring of the country in six months if elected president in next year's elections, just as he promised to offer a matching grant of $250 million each to the 36 states of the federation to challenge them to enhance their Internally Generated Revenue, IGR.
  2. [allAfrica] As we mark Africa Vaccination Week and World Immunization Week, the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation, the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) and partners can point to significant progress. Thanks to vaccination efforts, there was for example an 84% drop in measles deaths between 2000 and 2016 worldwide.
  3. [Nation] Kenya is tomorrow expected to pay an outstanding Sh64.6 billion ($646 million) of the syndicated loan it took in 2015, in what could immediately cut down the mountain of foreign exchange reserves that has been growing in recent weeks and possibly weakening the shilling.
  4. [The Conversation Africa] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump next week. His visit comes less than four months since Trump made the comment about "shithole" countries in Africa. Trump's comments were followed by a swift denial and a lukewarm attempt to mend fences.
  5. [New Era] Windhoek -At least 22 people have died of malaria across the country over the past three months, while 13 909 infections have been recorded, health minister Bernard Haufiku this week.