Month: February 2020

Lassa Fever: Yobe monarch calls for return of Environmental Health

The Emir of Bade, Abubakar Suleiman, has advocated for the return of environmental health inspectors across the state as one of the measures against the outbreak and spread of Lassa Fever. The Emir said this at his palace in Gashua while receiving the state team on sensitisation against Lassa Fever. The team was led by …

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Latest on COVID-19

The Lagos State government has urged residents to remain calm following the confirmed case of novel coronavirus in the state. The Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, made the appeal in a statement on Friday. This comes barely one day after the Federal Ministry of Health announced that one person has been …

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Yellow Fever: Nigeria to vaccinate Rivers, Anambra residents

The federal government will on Friday begin a preventive yellow fever immunisation campaign in two high-risk states, Rivers and Anambra. The campaign will be conducted in partnership with the World Health Organisation, Gavi, and the Vaccine Alliance and is targeted towards the elimination of the disease in the country. The WHO in a statement released on …

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Fed Govt stops further transfer of ex-Benue Governor Suswam’s trial

The Federal Government on Thursday, urged the Court of Appeal in Abuja to stay the execution of its January 19, 2020 judgment on former Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam. The verdict directed the return of the case file in the ex-governor’s trial and his ex-Finance Commissioner Omadachi Oklobia to Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, …

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Insecurity: Kano govt to recruit 2,200 constabulary personnel for community policing

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday said the state is set to recruit 2,200 constabulary personnel to complement the efforts of existing security agents. Ganduje’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, in a statement said each of the 44 council areas in the state will benefit from the arrangement, and will have 50 constables. Anwar said …

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Iran coronavirus deaths jump to 26, top officials infected

The coronavirus epidemic in Iran has cost 26 lives, the health ministry announced Thursday, with a vice president becoming the latest top official to be infected as the spread appeared to accelerate. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference that the tally of infections had risen to 245 with 106 more cases confirmed …

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Taylor Swift literally plays The Man in new video

Taylor Swift plays a man-spreading, cigar smoking, strip-club-going male business executive in the new video for her track, The Man. The song is taken from her seventh studio album, Lover, the first new music released since her departure from Big Machine Records. It takes aim at male music executives – in particular Scooter Braun, who …

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FG makes a U-turn, admits Boko Haram targeting Christians

The Federal Government on Thursday admitted that members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect and ISWAP have changed tactics. It said they had decided to be targeting Christians and Christian communities. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. It said the insurgents’ latest strategy …

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