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Gunmen kill 9 in attacks on Nigeria polio clinics

Gunmen attacked two clinics where polio vaccinators had gathered in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday, killing nine people before fleeing, police and residents said. “Nine people were killed in two separate attacks by gunmen on (motorised) tricycles when they attacked two dispensaries where polio immunisation workers were…

Pfizer begins long-delayed payouts over Nigerian drug trial

US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer on Thursday began long-awaited compensation payments to families over a 1996 drug trial blamed for the deaths of 11 children and disabilities in dozens of others. But even as the compensation process began, the company faced further criticism since only four families were paid in the…