Health

Lassa Fever Kills Two Pregnant Women, One Other In Benue

Lassa Fever Kills Two Pregnant Women, One Other In Benue

Health
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Cecilia Ojabo disclosed this to newsmen in Makurdi on Thurdsay. She said one of the pregnant women was confirmed positive when her blood sample was sent to a specialist hospital in Irua in Edo State, while the other died on her way to the hospital after testing positive for Lassa fever at Federal medical center Makurdi. “The first pregnant patient commenced treatment for Lassa fever at the designated centre located at the Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi but died in the process,” she said. She also confirmed that a second pregnant woman died on Thursday morning after showing symptoms of the disease. “Just this morning, l got a report from the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi that another suspected case of La
NHIS Boss’ Reinstatement Doesn’t Stop EFCC Investigation – FG

NHIS Boss’ Reinstatement Doesn’t Stop EFCC Investigation – FG

Health
Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, said this on Wednesday in Abuja in his reaction to the controversy that trialed the reinstatement of the NHIS boss. Professor Yusuf was suspended alongside eight other top officials of the agency in June 2017 by the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, over the allegations of gross misconduct. Following his suspension, the Minister had constituted a panel which reportedly found the NHIS boss culpable of nepotism and theft of public funds. President Muhammadu Buhari, however, reinstated Professor Yusuf on Tuesday, February 6, coming more than seven months after his suspension. Mr Mohammed, on his part, defended the President’s action while briefing State House correspondents shortly after the Federal Executive Cou
Diego Maradona Banned From Entering US For This Simple Reason

Diego Maradona Banned From Entering US For This Simple Reason

Foreign, Gossip, Health
Argentine World Cup winner, Diego Maradona, has been banned from entering the US after insulting President Donald Trump on South American TV. Lawyer to the the football icon revealed this. Daily Mail reports that Maradona was giving an interview to Venezuelan TV station ‘TeleSur’, when he was asked what he thought of the US President. He told the TV channel that “Donald Trump is a chirolita.”Chirolita” is a slang and common insult in‎ Argentina that refers to people who are under the orders of others as puppets. The football icon had needed to travel to Miami, Florida, to face a trial involving his ex-wife Claudia Villafane, who had bought property under her maiden name despite being married. At the time of the interview, the 57-year-old was in the process o
Edo Reactivates Rapid Response Team For Lassa Fever Victims

Edo Reactivates Rapid Response Team For Lassa Fever Victims

Health
This is a way to curtail the spread of the disease in the state. The state government also said it was working closely with the Lassa Fever Institute, Irrua and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for case management and disease surveillance. In a statement by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. David Osifo, the state government said that the prevention and control of Lassa Fever is multisectoral “involving the Ministries of Health, Environment, Agriculture, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Information, who are working together to put measures in place that will stop the further spread of the current outbreak.” According to him, “Edo State and some other parts of the country are currently experiencing the outbreak of Lassa Fever with significant proportion o

Lassa Fever Kills Three Persons In Imo

Health
This was confirmed to journalists at the Government House in Owerri, the Imo state capital. Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha said the government will do everything possible to make sure that the spread is curtailed as government is already taking action. He advised residents of the state to keep healthy and clean environment to curb the spread.
Buhari, Wife Thank Nigerians As Son Leaves Hospital

Buhari, Wife Thank Nigerians As Son Leaves Hospital

Health
The President’s appreciation was conveyed in a statement signed on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina. Yusuf was involved in a bike accident in December 2017 around Gwarimpa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. He was said to have broken a limb and had an injury to the head as a result, but was in a stable condition after a surgery at a clinic in the nation’s capital. The President’s son was consequently discharged from Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja after about two weeks, following what the Chief Medical Director described as his “extremely speedy response to treatment.” President Buhari’s family further thanked Nigerians both within and outside the country for their good wishes. They also appreciated the overwhelming show of love and
B’Haram Insurgents Or Libyan Soldiers Responsible For Killings In Benue- Senator Ibrahim

B’Haram Insurgents Or Libyan Soldiers Responsible For Killings In Benue- Senator Ibrahim

Breaking, Health, Security
Senator Abu Ibrahim representing Katsina South Senatorial district has given a hint on those responsible for herdsmen attack on communities in Benue and Taraba states. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs, speaking with newsmen on Thursday said Boko Haram insurgents or Libyan soldiers could be responsible for the attacks. He noted that Fulani herdsmen are not able to handle sophisticated weapons used in executing attacks, thereby calling for thorough investigation. “We have to seriously investigate this. A normal Fulani man is not known to carry AK47. The security agencies should probe whether the defeated Boko Haram insurgents were involved; whether the Gaddafi phenomenon has spilled over to Nigeria. “It should be considere
Obaseki Pays Medical Bills Of Suspected Herdsmen Attack Victim

Obaseki Pays Medical Bills Of Suspected Herdsmen Attack Victim

Health
Obaseki on Thursday released N500,000 through his Chief of Staff, Mr Taiwo Akerele, at the Government House in Benin City, the state capital. The amount is also to provide him with relief materials, assured that measures are being put in place to forestall clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state. A representative of the Okogie of Ojah clan and the Traditional Head of Okurogho, Oba Daniel Suru Lawani, Mr Phillip Eguarogie, told journalists that the attack was one in a series of attacks in the community. He explained that Obayemi narrowly escaped death on January 4 by the group of suspected herdsmen while going to his farm. Eguarogie said, “On January 4, there was a Fulani herdsmen attack in Ojah community. A young man was going to the farm and saw a group of herd
El Zakzaky May Die In Prison- Family Members Cry Out

El Zakzaky May Die In Prison- Family Members Cry Out

Breaking, Health, Politics, Security
The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, yesterday, raised the alarm that their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El Zakzaky, who had been held in detention for over two years, may die in government custody. Addressing a press conference in Kaduna, Chairman of the Resource Forum of the IMN, Prof. Abdullahi Danladi, said a recent visit by family members of the detained leader indicated that his health had taken a dive for the worse. According to him, the detained leader’s wife, who is also being held by government, has bullets lodged in her body that had not been extracted. He said: “Following a rare visit to our leader, Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, it was discovered that the health situation of the Sheikh has taken a nosedive for the worse. “He had suffered wh
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