Infectious diseases law: Bill Gates opens up

May 18, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Nigeria’s country office of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has denied allegation that the organisation bribed members of the House of Representatives to facilitate passage of the controversial Infectious Diseases Control Bill.There was widespread allegation of a $10 million dollar bribe from the foundation to members of the House, following the introduction and second reading of the bill in less than Read More

3 patients overcome Covid-19 in Imo

May 17, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Three Covid-19 patients out of the seven recorded cases in Imo state have been discharged.According to the governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, who addressed newsmen on Saturday, the three patients were discharged after testing negative,while the remaining four cases were responding to treatment. He expressed hope that after receiving the required treatment, the remaining four would also be discharged. Confirmed cases Read More

Edo discharges 20 COVID-19 patients

May 14, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Twenty persons infected with the rampaging  coronavirus (COVID-19) have been discharged from isolation facilities across Edo state. Governor Godwin Obaseki who disclosed this via his verified twitter handle on Thursday said, “So far, 34 persons have been discharged.” Obaseki however, stated that  “A patient, who reported late for treatment was lost to the virus” The National Centre for Disease Control  Read More

COVID-19: NAFDAC encourages local remedies – Adeyeye

May 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Helen Oji  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has only received one application for a product a company is presenting for approval for the treatment of the symptoms of COVID-19, and not for the cure, Director General of agency, Professor Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye has said. In a press statement issued in Abuja Wednesday, she said the rush to Read More

Positive Jigawa medical personnel reject isolation centres

May 11, 2020 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Some medical personnel who tested positive to COVID-19 in Jigawa have refused to be admitted in any of the three isolation centres in the state. Blueprint learnt that some of the medical staff of the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kudu and Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital Dutse who had tested positive to COVID-19, refused to be admitted for treatment in any Read More

Returnee almajirai among new cases in Kaduna – Commissioner

April 27, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  Kaduna state government has confirmed five new cases of coronavirus in the state, including almajirai boys recently sent back to the state from Kano. The state government also confirmed the activation of two new testing centres for COVID-19 at Yusuf Dantsoho Memorial Hospital, Tudun Wada, Kaduna and Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika-Zaria, Kaduna state.  A statement issued on Monday by Read More

After overcoming Covid-19, Edo speaker returns to work

April 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker of Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, on Tuesday resumed duty after testing negative twice for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Okiye, who is the index case in Edo, tested positive for COVID-19, and has been in isolation for weeks receiving treatment. Gov. Godwin Obaseki announced his discharge on April 20. Okiye, Read More

Covid-19: I’m getting better in Kaduna govt house – El-Rufai

April 21, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

 Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Monday debunked social media rumour that he is receiving treatment for Covid-19 in an intensive care unit in Lagos, noting that he is at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna. Reacting to the rumour on Monday, the Kaduna state governor said he was getting better at a wing of Kaduna state government house where he is receiving treatment Read More

COVID-19: Wase urges task force to engage youth in production of ventilators

April 9, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Ahmed Idris Wase, has urged the Presiential Task Force on COVID 19 to engage Nigerian youth who have exhibited the capacity to produce ventilators to help in treating coronavirus patients.Speaking at an interactive session between the leadership of the National Assembly and members of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID Read More

In Jere, Ex-minister’s husband, Emir Usman dies at 70

April 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Emir of Jere in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Dr Sa’ad Usman, has died at the age of 70. NAN reports that the late Emir was the husband of Nenadi Usman, a former Minister of Finance and one time Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Salanke Jere and Spokesperson of the Jere Chiefdom, Alhaji Hamza Read More

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Coronavirus: Aero pledges to airlift relief materials, medicals to fight pandemic

March 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Foremost Nigerian airline, Aero Contractors has announced plans to assist the federal authorities transport relief materials, medical equipment and personnel across Nigeria to combat the dreaded pandemic by using its planes and helicopters to reach rural communities if need be. Aero Contractors Chief Executive Officer, Captain Ado Sanusi disclosed that the gesture is part of the company’s contribution to support Read More

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Kwara mulls more stringent measures

March 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state government has said it will announce more stringent measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus  in the state. The state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, gave the  hint during a visit to the state infectious disease and treatment centre where the state isolation centre is being upgraded at the Sobi specialist hospital, Ilorin . Kwara currently has no confirmed Read More

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COVID-19: More stringent measures coming – Kwara govt

March 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state government has said that it would announce more stringent measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state and nationwide. The state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, gave the hint during a visit to the state infectious disease and treatment centre where the state isolation centre is being upgraded at the Sobi specialist hospital, Ilorin . Read More

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Pensioners cry out over non-implementation of 80% increment

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Pensioners in the South-west region of Nigeria, Thursday cried out to the federal government over the non implementation of the 80 per cent minimum wage increment for pensioners. They lamented that some pensioners still earn N300 per month. The pensioners, under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), South-west zone, said their plight became worsened under democratic Read More

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COVID-19: Borno establishes isolation center, installs equipment

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As Coronavirus infection hits over 222,00 cases, 87,000 deaths in at least 176 countries, the Borno state government has  established and upgraded an isolation center for the treatment and control of the pandemic. The state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aliyu Salihu Kwaya Bura, who stated this at a press briefing with journalists, Thursday, added that the center which was formerly Read More

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Stakeholders raise the alarm over drug-resistant TB as infection kills 18 Nigerians hourly

March 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Stakeholders in the health sector have called for better attention to Tuberculosis (TB) infection, saying efforts to combat it is currently being threatened by the emergence of drug-resistant cases that could put the gains made to address the ailment at risk. Chairman, 2020 World Tuberculosis Day (WTD) Planning Committee from the KNCV Foundation, Dr. Bertrand Odume, made the call in Read More

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Quadri out for 3 weeks due to injury

March 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Following the recurring thigh injury he sustained during the African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tunis at the weekend, Africa’s best ranked player, Aruna Quadri has been ruled out of action for three weeks. The injury has also forced Quadri to withdraw from the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged Qatar Open holding in Doha. In Tunis, the medical team of the Read More

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Treat Lassa fever with oral Ribavirin – Director

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Director of Public Health and Human Services Secretariat (HHSS) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Dr Okechuku Josephine has said that early treatment with Oral Ribavirin is highly recommended for treatment of Lassa fever.  She stated this Tuesday during the flag off of Lassa fever and Corona virus infection campaign  in Gwagwalada, Abuja. She said Lassa fever is an Read More

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Kano approves N2.7bn for water treatment chemicals

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kano state government has approved the sum of N2.7 billion for procurement of water treatment chemicals to ensure potable water supply across the state. The state’s Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba,   stated this Monday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly State Executive Council meeting held at the Government House, Kano. He said the decision was Read More

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Police arrest 16 suspects over attack on patrol team in Minna

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Niger Police Command said it arrested 16 people who allegedly attacked its patrol team and set their vehicle ablaze. The incident occurred  Saturday evening in Minna, the state capital. Commissioner of Police in the state, Alhaji Adamu Usman,  said in Minna Sunday that the driver of the police vehicle and two civilians had been taken to hospital for treatment. “On 25th Read More

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Lassa fever outbreak: NYSC member infected in Delta

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Asaba, Delta state has been infected with lassa fever.  The corps member identified as Yinka fell sick  Wednesday last week and was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) for treatment.  It was gathered that Yinka was rushed to the hospital from his lodge by the fellow corps Read More

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6 die, 7 injured in Ogbomoso- Ilorin expressway auto-crash

January 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  No fewer than 6 people, Sunday met their untimely death in an accident involving a truck and a commercial bus at Abuduka area on the Ogbomoso-Ilorin road in Oyo state. Also, 7 people were injured and rushed to the Ladoke Akintoka University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital for treatment. It was learnt that the accident occurred at about 10 a.m. when Read More

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Omisore offsets bills of 17 patients at OAUTH

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former deputy governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore, has offset the bills of 17 patients who could not pay their medical bills after receiving treatment at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife. Omisore disclosed this Wednesday, while celebrating the New Year with those who were on admission at the hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Read More

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Ozil speaks for himself not Arsenal- Wenger

December 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Mesut Ozil has “a right to express his opinion” but does not speak for Arsenal in his criticism of China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims, says Arsene Wenger. Midfielder Ozil, who is a Muslim, called Uighurs “warriors who resist persecution” and criticised both China and the silence of Muslims in response. Arsenal said the club is “apolitical” and China’s foreign ministry Read More