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Kwara buckles up to tackle communicable diseases

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state government said it is prepared to tackle outbreak of diseases in the state by adopting proactive measures. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Raji Razaq,  stated this Thursday during inspection visits to the ongoing construction of the Disease Isolation Centre at Sobi Specialist Hospital, Ilorin, in preparation against any epidemic outbreak. The commissioner said the preparedness comprised Read More

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Cholera: Ogun goes tough on landlords

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

   Following the recent outbreak of cholera that claimed five lives in Ogun, the state government Saturday vowed to lock up houses without toilet facilities and arrest the landlords. The outbreak hit major areas such as Abule-Otun, Lafenwa, Kuto and Idi-Aba in Abeokuta, the state capital. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Adesanya Ayinde, while speaking to journalists at a Read More

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NEMSA cautions against substandard meters

July 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) has warned consumers on the consequences of installing substandard and uncertified electricity meters to avoid loss of lives and property. The Managing Director of NEMSA, Mr Peter Ewesor, gave the warning at a news conference in Abuja, recently. According to him, the use of uncertified meters can possibly bring about fire outbreak, inaccurate reading Read More

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Ebola, other epidemics: WHO commends Nigeria

July 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended efforts made by the Federal Government through the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) to prepare the country for possible Ebola outbreak and other disease epidemics.Director General of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a meeting with Director General/Chief Executive Officer of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja, last Friday, also disclosed plans Read More

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Lassa fever: Doctors take sensitisation to markets in Osun

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

As the Lassa fever scourge ravages some parts of South-west states, members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Osun state chapter, on Monday, took campaigns to markets in Osogbo, the state capital, to enlighten women on its symptoms and how to track the disease. Leading the team of medical practitioners, the Chairman of NMA, Tokunbo Olajumoke, warned the women and Read More

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Diarrhoea: Jema’a administrator tasks health workers on outbreak

February 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Abubakar Labaran Kafanchan Administrator of Jema’a local government area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Yusuf Mu’azu, has charged health workers in the Council to wake up to their responsibility to curb the outbreak of diseases in the area. It would be recalled that 82 children were admitted to hospital following the outbreak of diarrhoea in parts of the local government. Read More

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170 killed in South Sudan clashes

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

More than 170 people have died in the last week in clashes between two sub-clans in South Sudan, an MP has said. The violence in the Western Lakes region has also seen more than 200 people injured, local MP DharuaiMaborTeny added. Despite clashes being relatively common, the toll from the latest outbreak is shocking, reports the BBC’s Ferdinand Omondi from Read More

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Buhari directs Adewole to investigate strange disease in Jigawa

November 9, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Heath, Prof. Isaac Adewole, to investigate reports of an ‘unknown disease’ that has led to the death of several children in Jigawa State. The President also directed the minister to deploy all the necessary machinery to combat the outbreak of the disease reported in Gidan Dugus village Read More