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Nigeria headline news for today | Daily News Report

These are the major headlines for today, Saturday, 26th August, 2023:
  • Demolition: PDP Chieftain, Eya backs Wike on Abuja master plan
  • Umahi issued 60 days ultimatuim to Abuja/Lokoja road contractors 
  • I will speak with manufacturers on reducing Cement prices - Umahi 
  • Subsidy: Humanitarian Affairs Ministry to commence distribution Of palliatives soon - Betta Edu
  • He made serious mistakes, Putin breaks silence over Prigozhin’s plane crash 
Nigeria headline news for today | Daily News Report
Nigeria headline news today | Credit: Daily News Report

These are other top headline news across Nigeria newspaper for today:
  • Subsidy: Tinubu talks tough, urged Nigerians to vote out non-performing Governors 
  • Arts Minister, Musawa is still a Corp member - NYSC
  • Coup: Burkina Faso, Mali form Military pact with Niger Republic 
  • I have been holding ECOWAS forces back; Nations have expressed readiness to invade Niger - Tinubu
  • Biafra: House of Reps finally calls for release of Nnamdi Kanu
  • Gunmen killed retired Customary Appeal Court President in Benue 
  • Made in Nigeria armoured vehicles showcased at Army Combat Support Service training week
  • Military will avenge mass killings of our Officers; Chief of Defence Staff
  • Kwankwaso visited Tinubu again amid reported Atiku, Peter Obi alliance talks
  • IPPIS failed to remit workers' N26.6bn NHF in 2 years - FMBN
  • COVID is back, it's deadlier than before; wear double face masks - Nigerian Hospital memo reveals
  • Subsidy: We will shut down Fuel Stations manipulating metres - Enugu Govt
  • Bandits killed two Customs Officers in Kebbi 
The big Story for today is the certificate scandal against President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, watch here on Arise News:

Thank you for reading, do join us tomorrow.

Biography of Muhammad Ali Pate; current minister of Health in Nigeria

Meet Muhammad Ali Pate, he is the current Minister of Health in Nigeria. Ali Pate took over from former health Minister - Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

Many Nigerians are asking who is the new Minister of Health in Nigeria, this article answers your question and these are all you need to know about the current Minister of Health in Nigeria.

Who is Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate? Muhammad Ali Pate is the current Minister of Health under the Bola Tinubu led Administration. His appointment surfaced August 15, 2023 alongside names of other Ministerial nominees. This article is the complete biography of Mohammad Ali Pate, current Nigeria health Minister.

When was he born? Muhammad Ali Pate CON was born on 6 September 1968; he is a Nigerian physician and politician who is Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard University.

He formerly served as the Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population and Director of the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) at the World Bank Group.  Pate is also the former Minister of State for Health in Nigeria.

Biography of Muhammad Ali Pate; Nigeria health Minister
Image: Muhammad Ali Pate; Current Minister of health in Nigeria | Image credit: Health Telescope

Here is Muhammad Ali Pate Personal Profile:

  • Former Minister of State for Health (In office 14 July 2011 – 23 July 2013)
  • Born: 6 September 1968 (age 54)
  • Origin: Misau, Nigeria
  • Alma mater: Ahmadu Bello University|Duke University|University College London

Muhammad Ali Pate Early life and education:

Muhammad Ali Pate was born in the Misau local government area of Bauchi State in Nigeria and was raised in the north of the country. He is the son of a fulani herdsman.

He is also the first in his family to complete a secondary school education, Pate graduated from high school to enter the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) medical school in Kaduna State, Nigeria. He graduated from ABU and moved to Gambia where he worked in rural hospitals for a few years. He was then a fellow in infectious diseases at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the United States.  He is an American Board-Certified Medical Doctor in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, with an MBA (Health Sector Concentration) from Duke University USA. Prior to this, he studied at the University College London. He also has a Masters in Health System Management from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK.

Muhammad Ali Pate national honour

On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Pate, along with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Amina J. Mohammed were conferred with Nigeria's national honours. Pate was conferred with Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).

Muhammad Ali Pate Appointments

Earlier in 2019, Pate was appointed Julio Frenk Professor of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Pate was also the former Minister of Health in Nigeria. His appointment in July 2011 followed his role as the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency in Abuja. He resigned as Nigeria's Minister of State for Health effective 24 July 2013 to take up the position of Professor in Duke University's Global Health Institute, USA. He is formerly the chief executive officer of Big Win Philanthropy and an adjunct professor of Global Health of the Duke University Global Health Institute.

On September 1, 2021, Pate returned to Harvard University as a Julio Frenk Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Also In February 2023, Muhammad Ali Pate was appointed Chief Executive Officer of GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, which works to provide vaccines in low-income countries.

His Personal life

Muhammad Pate is married and has four daughters and two sons. He resides in Northern Nigeria . He is a practicing Muslim. 

Ministerial nominee

One of the names many Nigerians had guessed right was Muhammad Pate, a professor and expert in internal medicine and infectious diseases.

An announcement by the global vaccine alliance, Gavi, on 26 June of Mr Pate’s decision to withdraw his acceptance of appointment as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) gave a strong indication of what was coming.

Watch: Muhammad Ali Pate during his Ministerial screening at the Nigerian Senate in Abuja | Video credit: YouTube @Arisenews

Mr Pate’s reason for his decision was also a clear pointer. Having earlier been scheduled to assume office as GAVI’s CEO on 3 August, he informed the global organisation that “he has taken an incredibly difficult decision to accept a request to return and contribute to his home country, Nigeria.”

Thus: Muhammad Ali Pate CON is the Minister of Health in Nigeria under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He will be taking over from the former health Minister - Dr. Osagie Ehanire as Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate will now Chair the Nigerian Ministry of health.


I finished my EP in just 2 hours - Shallipopi

Fast-rising Street-pop sensation Shallipopi has revealed that he doesn't write his songs.

I finished my EP in just 2 hours - Shallipopi

In an interview with DoTun of Cool FM, Shallipopi shares that he doesn't write any of his songs and his entire debut project was a freestyle.

"I don't write my music, I make them off my head. Even the one that looks written, I don't write them," Shallipopi shares.

The artist who recently released his debut EP 'Planet Pluto' in July 2023 revealed that his entire EP was a freestyle he put together in just under two hours.

"The EP is a freestyle and I did everything in like two hours."

Shallipopi has enjoyed a fast rise to the mainstream since the release of his single 'Elon Musk' named after the richest man in the world.

His debut EP 'Planet Pluto' further helped him to consolidate this success despite the controversy that preceded and followed its release. Shortly after the release of his single 'Elon Musk', Shallipopi was arrested by the EFCC for fraud and after the release of his EP, he has been at the center of a copyright infringement issue after Edo state veteran musician Pa Monday Edo Igbinidu.

Stonebwoy’s ‘Life & Money’ debuts on Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart

Ghanaian musician Stonebwoy has marked his debut on the Billboard US Afrobeats Songs Chart with his latest achievement. 

Stonebwoy’s ‘Life & Money’ debuts on Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart

The track titled 'Life & Money', featuring Stormzy, entered the chart at an impressive position of number 47. The track is the lead song on Stonebwoy’s 2023 album 5TH Dimension. 

Notably, the artiste had also recently unveiled a remix of 'Life & Money' in collaboration with US rapper Russ. This accomplishment follows a few months after Stonebwoy's 17-track album, "5Th Dimension", secured the 8th spot on the Billboard World Reggae Album chart. 

This feat was achieved shortly after the album's release. This is the first Ghanaian album to score this success on the reggae charts. According to Billboard, the album was ranked “based on multi-metric consumption blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming (audio and video) equivalent albums.”

Watch Live: RCCG Holy Ghost 2023 Convention

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) holy ghost convention 2023 has started, the program is done annually in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria. 

The 2023 RCCG Holy Ghost convention is anchored by RCCG general overseer - Pastor E.A Adebayo.  

Watch the 2023 RCCG Holy Ghost convention below: Credit: YouTube RCCG 

The convention is holding for 4 days in Lagos State, South-West Nigeria and the theme for this year is "Beyond Expectation".

Russia Presiden, Putin Meets Burkina Faso Leader, Traore

Russian President, Vladimir Putin has met privately with Burkina Faso’s interim military leader, Captain Ibrahim Traore, over a situation that might not be unconnected with the Niger crisis.

While the details of the meeting were not clear as of the time of filing this report, there are speculations that the meeting was part of Putin’s plans to meet with French-speaking West African countries ruled by the military.

Russia Presiden, Putin Meets Burkina Faso Leader, Traore
Ibrahim Traore & Putin

A short clip of the Russian leader’s meeting with Traore was posted by Jackson Hinkle on social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, on Monday.

@jacksonhinkle wrote, “Putin held a private meeting with the world’s youngest leader, Captain Ibrahim Traore of Burkina Faso.”

Mali and Burkina Faso have pledged their support to Niger, as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) issued a one-week ultimatum to the junta to reinstate ousted President Mohamed Bazoum.

The deadline elapsed on Sunday and the ECOWAS leaders said they would converge again on Thursday for the next move.

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Nigeria headline news for today | Daily News Report

Biography of Muhammad Ali Pate; current minister of Health in Nigeria

I finished my EP in just 2 hours - Shallipopi

Stonebwoy’s ‘Life & Money’ debuts on Billboard US Afrobeats Songs chart

Watch Live: RCCG Holy Ghost 2023 Convention

Russia Presiden, Putin Meets Burkina Faso Leader, Traore

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