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Doctor dies of Lassa fever in Benue
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Doctor dies of Lassa fever in Benue

A medical doctor, Dr Samuel Nyityo Tagher, has died of Lassa fever in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. The deceased doctor, who was a staff of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Benue, is said to have taken ill and was referred to Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State, where he later died. Three persons including the doctor lost their lives to the disease, according to a hospital staff who pleaded anonymity to newsmen in a telephone message on Monday. However, the Commissioner for Health and Human Services in Benue State, Dr Joseph Ngbea confirmed that there was Lassa fever in the state but debunked the claim that three persons had died from the disease. Ngbea said only one person has died and another who was infected is being treated and in a stable condition in the ho...
Nigeria enters COVID-19 fourth wave
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Nigeria enters COVID-19 fourth wave

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has said that the country is currently experiencing a fourth wave of coronavirus disease following the recent surge in cases and deaths. This was made known in a statement issued and made available to journalists on Monday night by the Director-General of the agency, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa. He said the development was sequel to the 500 per cent increase in the number of cases being recorded in the past two weeks. NCDC also warned Nigerians against violating the COVID-19 guidelines during the yuletide, stressing that everyone needs to play their part in ensuring that all citizens including the vulnerable ones are protected against the disease. The statement read, “Nigeria has recorded a 500% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 c...
HIV positive Ghanaian actress, Joyce Dzidzor shares emotional message after her daughter tested negative for the disease
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HIV positive Ghanaian actress, Joyce Dzidzor shares emotional message after her daughter tested negative for the disease

HIV positive Ghanaian actress, Joyce Dzidzor has shared an emotional message after her daughter tested negative for the disease. In her post, she recalled how parents in her neighborhood stopped their children from playing with her kids because of the HIV stigma. Joyce said after the results came out negative, those parents are now trooping into her house with their children to congratulate and also allow their children to play with her’s. She wrote; I have fought a good fight, I have fought a good fight. My daughter’s HIV results came out today negative from The university hospital Hamburg. UKE. I have always told you that i have no virus in me that can affect a child in my womb. I am harmless. I cannot infect any human being. Now many mothers in Hamburg are calling me. The...
Two Hippopotamuses Test Positive for Covid-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium
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Two Hippopotamuses Test Positive for Covid-19 at Antwerp Zoo in Belgium

Two hippopotamuses have tested positive for Covid-19 at Antwerp zoo in Belgium. Imani, aged 14, and Hermien, 41, have no symptoms apart from runny noses, but the zoo said they had been put in quarantine as a precaution. "To my knowledge, this is the first time in this species. Worldwide, this virus has been reported mainly in great apes and felines," the zoo’s vet, Francis Vercammen, said. The coronavirus is thought to have jumped from an animal to a human, and it is proved to have passed from humans to animals. Pets including cats, dogs and ferrets have become infected following contact with their owners, and zoo cases have been reported in big cats, otters, primates and hyenas. The disease has also spread in mink farms and to wild animals such as deer, Guardian reports. ...
Three-time US Presidential Candidate and World War II hero, Bob Dole Dies in his Sleep aged 98
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Three-time US Presidential Candidate and World War II hero, Bob Dole Dies in his Sleep aged 98

Former Republican Senator, three time presidential candidate and World War II hero, Bob Dole died at the age of 98 on Sunday morning, December 5, his family has revealed. Dole served as a senator for Kansas for 27 years and was the 1996 Republican presidential nominee losing to incumbent Bill Clinton. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, 85, and daughter Robin, 67. 'It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole died early this morning in his sleep,' the Elizabeth Dole Foundation tweeted on Sunday. 'At his death, at age 98, he had served the United States of America faithfully for 79 years. More information coming soon.' it added. In February 2021, Dole announced he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and in July 2021 was receiving immunotherap...
Great tsunami awaits APC come 2023 election – PDP
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Great tsunami awaits APC come 2023 election – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party PDP says there would be a great tsunami in the ruling party All Progressives Congress, APC, before the 2023 General election in the country. Jigawa State Chairman of the PDP, Babandi Ibrahim Gumel stated this at the weekly media engagement forum of the correspondents chapel in Dutse, the state capital. He said looking at the condition the All Progressive Congress (APC) put its citizens through it would be difficult for Nigerians to accept the party. The chairman said Nigerians have in totality lost confidence and are ready to vote the party out coming 2023. “APC had used all sort of lies and promises for Jigawa State people and the country at large in order to accept them in 2015 and today the people appeared disappointed after given them the manda...
Fresh cholera outbreak claims 1, 13 hospitalized in Taraba
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Fresh cholera outbreak claims 1, 13 hospitalized in Taraba

Fresh outbreak of Cholera has been reported in one out of the sixteen local government councils of Taraba State. The outbreak, as gathered by DAILY POST, occurred on Thursday in Jen-Ardido community of Karim-Lamido Local Government Council. Confirming the report, the council chairman, Markus Hamidu, also admitted that no fewer than 13 victims of the outbreak have as well been hospitalized. Piqued by the development, he agreed had led to the death of one person, efforts, as at the time of filing this report, he said, have been put in place to revive those already infested with the disease. An official of the state ministry of health who also admitted that there is an outbreak of the epidemic in the council, also noted that several cases of cholera have been recorded in different...
Reverend Jesse Jackson hospitalized after falling and hitting his head at Howard University
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Reverend Jesse Jackson hospitalized after falling and hitting his head at Howard University

Rev. Jesse Jackson has been hospitalized after falling at a protest at Howard University, Jackson's Rainbow/Push Coalition said in a statement on Monday night November 1. Jackson had been in Washington D.C. to support students concerning their complaints about rodents, flooding, and mold in their resident halls at the Historically Black University when he fell and hit his head. The statement said a CT scan and other tests "came back normal," and that he was only hospitalized overnight so that doctors could continue to monitor his health. The 80-year-old civil rights leader was attending a town meeting with Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and a group of students who have been protesting over mold and rodents in their residential halls, the statement said. Acco...
Drag Race UK series 3 star, Charity Kase reveals positive HIV status
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Drag Race UK series 3 star, Charity Kase reveals positive HIV status

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK series 3 star, Charity Kase has revealed that she is HIV positive. In the latest episode of the BBC Three programme which aired on Thursday night, October 7, the drag queen revealed she contracted the disease at 18, after a man took advantage of her. Discussing her motivation for getting into drag, Charity said;  ‘It was sort of like my way of expressing my emotions and my therapy for a while because I went through a really dark time. ‘I moved to London when I was 17. When I was 18, I was having a good time and I was on the scene. Then I ended up contracting HIV.’ She also revealed that she is living with the after effects of just one night a man took advantage of her. Charity added; ‘It was really hard for me to process that at 18. I was still a ch...
Singer Kelis’ husband photographer Mike Mora reveals he has Stage 4 Stomach Cancer
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Singer Kelis’ husband photographer Mike Mora reveals he has Stage 4 Stomach Cancer

Mike Mora, the husband of singer Kelis, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer. The photographer, who has been married to the “Milkshake” singer since 2014, took to Instagram to share his experience since finding out he had the sickness a year ago. Shortly after moving to a farm outside of Los Angeles with his family, he said he noticed something was wrong and began to feel pains in his stomach. The photographer began to lose his appetite and started feeling back pain After seeing several visits to specialists, he was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma and the disease had progressed to the lymph nodes in his back. 'This picture was taken as I was being transferred to the oncology section of UCLA Santa Monica from nearby Ronald Reagan hospi...
Fully Vaccinated Couple die of Covid-19 Holding hands
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Fully Vaccinated Couple die of Covid-19 Holding hands

A fully vaccinated Michigan couple died from COVID-19, one minute apart and holding hands. The husband, 59, and wife, 66, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, both got the disease earlier in September, before a family camping trip. Both had underlying health conditions. Described by their surviving daughter Sarah, the Grand Rapids couple were churchgoing and outdoors enthusiasts who put family first. “The love that they found together after a previous marriage is fantastic,” Sarah told Fox 17. “They were the people that you just looked at and you were like, ‘I want to be old like that, I want that love when I’m that age.’” “[My dad] called me before our family camping trip and said he wasn’t feeling good but he thinks it’s just like sinus, and [Lin...
One dies, 17 hospitalised as Cholera spreads to Abeokuta
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One dies, 17 hospitalised as Cholera spreads to Abeokuta

Again, one person was said to have died while 17 others were hospitalised as cholera spread from Magboro to Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Last week, residents of Magboro, Obafemi-Owode Local Government, lamented that about 25 persons, majority of whom were Hausas, had died of cholera, a figure the State Commissioner for Health, Tomi Coker, debunked. It was said that the disease was spreading among commercial motorcyclists and scavengers in the area. A week after, residents of Sabo, a Hausa-populated community in Abeokuta has been hit by cholera, killing one as 17 other cases were hospitalised. The 17 cases, DAILY POST learnt, were rushed to the State Hospital, Ijaye in Abeokuta, for treatment. On Thursday, government officials, led by the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo...
Nigeria surpasses 200,000 coronavirus infections since Feb 2020 when first infection was identified – NCDC
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Nigeria surpasses 200,000 coronavirus infections since Feb 2020 when first infection was identified – NCDC

Nigeria has surpassed 200,000 covid-19 cases 18 months after the first positive case was identified in an Italian traveller on Feb. 27, 2020, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease (NCDC). The NCDC, on Wednesday morning, September 15, via its official website said that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases had jumped to 200,057. Since the disease brought about a worldwide pandemic early March, COVID-19 has sickened and killed millions all over the world . The NCDC announced it had registered 519 additional COVID-19 infections on Tuesday from 14 states and the Federal Capital Territory representing an increase from the 387 cases reported on Monday. The agency also reported 18 deaths on Tuesday, to push the tally of deaths in the country to 2,637. “The 519 new cases are reported from 1...
Wendy Williams spotted returning home from hospital after posting about her ‘ongoing health issues’
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Wendy Williams spotted returning home from hospital after posting about her ‘ongoing health issues’

Wendy Williams was pictured arriving home on Friday, September 10, after a visit to the hospital because of her "ongoing health issues". Wendy, who cancelled a week of promotions due to her health, looked fragile as she was assisted from a limo by her manager Bernie Young while someone pushed a wheelchair behind her. In exclusive photos obtained by DailyMail, the TV host wore blue compression socks with no shoes on as she walked on the wet NYC pavement. This comes one day after her talk show revealed she's cancelled all promotional events to deal with "ongoing health issues" Wendy was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 2018. See more photos below.
Cholera outbreak: Ogun govt, community differ on death toll
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Cholera outbreak: Ogun govt, community differ on death toll

The Ogun State Government has debunked a claim by the Chairman of the Community Development Committee, CDC, in Magboro, Oluwasegun Oladosu, that about 25 persons had died of Cholera outbreak in the past few days. Government, however, did not reveal the number of casualties, saying it is still being investigated by public health workers. Oladosu had listed the affected communities to include Arepo, Akeran, Abule-Oko, Akintonde and others, all in Obafemi-Owode Local Government. The community leader alleged that about 15 Hausas living in Kara were said to have died of the ailment. However, the Ogun State Government said such number of casualties have not been recorded since the disease broke out. DAILY POST reports that Ogun Health Commissioner, Dr Tomi Coker, debunked the repo...
Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding dies aged 39 following breast cancer battle
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Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding dies aged 39 following breast cancer battle

Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding has died following a battle with breast cancer, aged 39. Sarah's mum, Marie Hardman, confirmed the heartbreaking news on Sarah's Instagram page. She shared a picture of Sarah and wrote: "A message from Sarah's mum. "It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away. Many of you will know of Sarah’s battle with cancer and that she fought so strongly from her diagnosis until her last day. She slipped away peacefully this morning. I’d like to thank everyone for their kind support over the past year. "It meant the world to Sarah and it gave her great strength and comfort to know she was loved. I know she won’t want to be remembered for her fight against this terrible disease – she w...
Nasarawa records 800 cholera cases
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Nasarawa records 800 cholera cases

Nasarawa State has recorded at least 800 cholera cases across 13 local government areas. Dr Ibrahim Alhassan-Adamu, Director of Public Healthcare in the state’s Ministry of Health said the majority of the cases have been treated and discharged from health facilities Adamu told Daily Trust that the state government is yet to curb the spread of the disease due to practice of open defecation which was still rampant among the people, especially those in riverine areas. He said they've procured drugs for the treatment of the disease and have also embarked on an awareness campaign to enlighten the people on the danger of open defecation and drinking unclean water.
Manchester United legend, Denis Law reveals he has been diagnosed with dementia
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Manchester United legend, Denis Law reveals he has been diagnosed with dementia

Former Manchester United and Scotland forward Denis Law has revealed that he has been diagnosed with mixed dementia. Law, 81, is one of the most renowned footballers of his time. He is best known for the eleven years he spent playing for Manchester United from 1962 to 1973, where he scored 237 goals in 404 appearances. He is the only Scottish footballer to have won the prestigious Ballon d’Or award. In a statement released on Thursday, Law said he wanted to be “open about his condition” and that he had been diagnosed with mixed dementia, which he explained as “being more than one type of dementia, in my (Law’s) case this being Alzheimers and Vascular Dementia”. Law’s statement continued that it is “an incredibly challenging and problematic disease and I have witnessed many ...
I’ve been battling diabetes for 35 years – Obasanjo
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I’ve been battling diabetes for 35 years – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he has been battling diabetes for the past 35 years. Obasanjo made the disclosure at the closing ceremony of the Ogun State Diabetes Youth Development Camp, held in Abeokuta, Ogun state on Wednesday August 18. The former President who reiterated that diabetes is not a killer disease, told children to abstain from consuming sugar, foods with carbohydrates and always take their insulin injection in order to manage the disease well. He said;   “I have been diagnosed of diabetes for more than 35 years now and here I am, I’m still going about, I’m still jumping up and down, I’m still doing many things many people of my age cannot do. “Since I was diagnosed of diabetes, a number of my friends have died and the reason ...
Nigeria at low risk of having a Marburg virus outbreak – NCDC
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Nigeria at low risk of having a Marburg virus outbreak – NCDC

Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has said that the country is at low risk of having a Marburg virus outbreak. This is coming after report of Guinea being the first West African country to record a case of highly infectious disease that causes haemorrhagic fever and in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola. Chikwe in an interview on Channels Television, said the agency is working with the West Africa health organisation and Africa’s Centre for Disease Control to provide the needed support to combat the deadly virus. He said;   “We are very aware and it tells us that we have to always be on our guard here. We set up a risk analysis team yesterday, evaluated the risk for Nigeria. It is low at the moment. “...
216 Nigerians die of malaria daily – FG
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216 Nigerians die of malaria daily – FG

The Nigerian government has said nine persons die of malaria every nine hours. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said this in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday, while leading a delegation of Advocacy Against Malaria to the Ogun State Government. According to him, one out of every four persons having malaria in the world lives in Nigeria. The Minister, who was represented by Timi Obot, the team lead for Advocacy Against Malaria, touched on the need to combat the disease in order to avoid uncontrollable death through malaria. Quoting the World Report 2010, the Minister said Nigeria contributed 27 per cent to the malaria boarding and 23 per cent to the malaria death globally. Obot, while reading a statement signed by the Minister, emphasised that malaria treatment se...
COVID-19 Cases Spike By 77% In One Week As States Reduce Testing – NCDC
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COVID-19 Cases Spike By 77% In One Week As States Reduce Testing – NCDC

According to The PUNCH, a weekly epidemiology report from July 5 to July 11 2021 on the website of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has revealed that some states have reduced testing, while the country has recorded a 77 percent increase in the total number of reported cases of COVID-19. According to the NCDC website, the states with their corresponding number of tests include : Bauchi (one), Sokoto (one), Zamfara (one), Kogi (three), Yobe (three), Nasarawa (five), and Niger (five).   The number of cases rose from 392 two weeks ago to 693 last week (July 5 to July 11). The number of discharges (recoveries) dropped by 87 per cent, from the 433 persons discharged two weeks ago to 57 discharged last week. Testing improved in the last week by 29 per cent, from 28,6...
Germany becomes first country to officially recommend mixing different Covid-19 vaccines for best immunity against the disease
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Germany becomes first country to officially recommend mixing different Covid-19 vaccines for best immunity against the disease

The German government has recommended the use of two covid-19 vaccine shots saying it greatly increases the immunity of people against the disease The statement by the German government appears to be the strongest recommendation given by any country or body over the mixing of Covid-19 vaccines on efficacy grounds. The German Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) said that people who receive a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine "should get an mRNA vaccine as their second dose, regardless of their age." Germany is now officially the first country to strongly recommend that people who have received a first dose of AstraZeneca receive either a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine as their second dose. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel helped pave the way for mixed vacc...
‘Remember Jihad as you enter World Ruled by White Supremacy’ – US School board Member tells Kids in Graduation speech
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‘Remember Jihad as you enter World Ruled by White Supremacy’ – US School board Member tells Kids in Graduation speech

Abrar Omeish, a board member of the Fairfax County School Board in Virginia, US, told graduating students to remember the word "Jihad" as she warned they were entering a world ruled by "white supremacy". Addressing Justice High School pupils on June 7, Abrar Omeish told the students in English: "The world sees the accolade, the diploma the fruit of all your years yet be reminded of your struggle." But when she repeated the speech in Arabic, she warned the pupils to remember the word "Jihad" - which means holy war in Islam. Omeish warned the class that they were entering a world ruled by “white supremacy and capitalism”, In her speech, she told students: "We struggle with human greed, racism, extreme versions of individualism and capitalism, white supremacy growing wealth...
37 dead from Bauchi Cholera outbreak
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37 dead from Bauchi Cholera outbreak

The number of casualties who have lost their lives in the recent cholera outbreak in Bauchi State has risen to 37. Dr Aliyu Maigoro, immediate past Commissioner for Health in the State, had on 25th May 2021, announced the outbreak, with a 37-year-old housewife who reported with the disease at the Burra General Hospital on 24th April 2021. Maigoro disclosed then that 20 people had died from the disease, while 322 people affected with the ailment were being managed. The Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA) had said that the deadly disease has spread to six more local government areas from the initial nine, making it 15 local government areas of the State. In the data made available to journalists in Bauchi by the Executive Chairman of the Agency, Dr Rilwanu...
The Wire actor, Robert Hogan, Dies at 87 from Pneumonia Complications
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The Wire actor, Robert Hogan, Dies at 87 from Pneumonia Complications

Actor, Robert Hogan has died at the age of 87 after suffering pneumonia complications. The star, known for his roles in TV shows like The Wire, Murder, She Wrote and Law & Order, died in his home in Maine on May 27, his family has confirmed. The actor, whose career spanned six decades, had been living with vascular Alzheimer’s disease since 2013. Originally from Queens, Hogan joined the US Army at an early age and served in Korea, before returning to New York to work in engineering. He then joined the world of theatre and he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan to hone his craft. In 1998, he won the Outer Critics Circle Award for his stage role as attorney Clarence Darrow in Never the Sinner. Hogan is survived by his novelist wife of 38 ...
Wendy Williams Shares Painful-looking Photo of her Swollen Foot Following Battle with Lymphedema Disease
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Wendy Williams Shares Painful-looking Photo of her Swollen Foot Following Battle with Lymphedema Disease

Wendy Williams has revealed the severity of her chronic health condition following her battle with lymphoedema, a disease that causes swelling in the legs. The US daytime talk show host took to Instagram to share photo of her swollen foot and urged fans to join Team Wendy Williams for her run/walk to fight lymphatic diseases. She wrote in her caption: ‘My Dr. Laure is the French lady who’s helping me live with lymphedema. She scrubs & understands my disease is not curable only manageable. ‘Oh yes, I’m wearing a sequin dress why not?! #lymphedema. Lymphoedema is a long-term chronic condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues. It can affect any part of the body but typically occurs in the arms and legs. The most common symptoms in addition to swelling are...
Sound Sultan Diagnosed With Throat Cancer
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Sound Sultan Diagnosed With Throat Cancer

Nigerian singer Sound Sultan has been diagnosed with throat cancer According to Sahara Reporters, Sound Sultan, 44, is undergoing chemotherapy in a hospital in the United States of America. According to Healthline, Cancer is a class of diseases in which abnormal cells multiply and divide uncontrollably in the body. These abnormal cells form malignant growths called tumors. Throat cancer refers to cancer of the voice box, the vocal cords, and other parts of the throat, such as the tonsils and oropharynx. Throat cancer is often grouped into two categories: pharyngeal cancer and laryngeal cancer. Born Olarenwaju Fasasi, Sound Sultan started his career in show business in the 90s when he hosted shows to raise money for studio sessions. He released his debut single “Jagbajantis” in...
Doctors Warn Against the Practice of Using Cow Poop as COVID-19 Cure in India
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Doctors Warn Against the Practice of Using Cow Poop as COVID-19 Cure in India

Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow poop as COVID-19 cure because there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. India has continued to face the world’s most devastating wave of the coronavirus pandemic, with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 deaths reported so far.  Experts believe the actual numbers could be five to 10 times higher, and citizens across the country are struggling to find hospital beds, oxygen, or medicines, leaving many to die for lack of treatment. In the state of Gujarat in western India, some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover their bodies in cow poop and urine in the hope it will boost their immunity against, or help them recover from  coronavirus. ...
Woman, 23,  is Mistakenly Given Six Doses of the Pfizer Vaccine in one go 
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Woman, 23,  is Mistakenly Given Six Doses of the Pfizer Vaccine in one go 

A 23-year-old Italian woman was mistakenly given six doses of the Pfizer vaccine in one go, but luckily, she suffered no ill effects. The woman, a student, was discharged from hospital in a good condition after receiving fluids and paracetamol following the injection on Sunday, news agency AGI reported on Monday night. Instead of injecting just one dose into the arm of the student, a nurse at the Noa hospital in Tuscany mistakenly injected the entire vial, the equivalent of six doses. The nurse immediately realised her mistake and alerted both the patient and an attending doctor, who then admitted the woman in hospital for 24 hours under observation as a precaution. Dr. Antonella Vicenti, director of infectious diseases at Noa Hospital, told CBS that the woman had not suffe...
Update: UK Police Search Epping Forest for Nigerian Student who has been Missing for More than a Week
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Update: UK Police Search Epping Forest for Nigerian Student who has been Missing for More than a Week

A desperate search for a Nigerian student who has been missing for more than a week has been extended to Epping Forest after new CCTV sighting in Essex. Richard Okorogheye, a 19-year-old student at Oxford Brookes University, hasn’t been seen since he left home in the Ladbroke Grove area of west London on the evening of Monday, March, 22, and was last seen boarding a bus. His mother, Nurse Evidence Joel said her son, who had been shielding during the pandemic due to having sickle cell disease, had struggled with his online studies. According to her, Richard left home at about 8.30 pm saying he was going to meet a friend but left his wallet, jacket, and medication behind. "All he said to me was 'mummy, I'm going to see my friend'. I trusted him, ...
101 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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101 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

101 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the Nigeria on Saturday March 27, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-32, Abia-16, Ebonyi-14, FCT-10, Bayelsa-6, Rivers-6, Bauchi-5, Jigawa-4, Oyo-3, Akwa Ibom-3, Osun-2. There are now 162,489 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,041 deaths have been recorded.  150,205 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Strange Illness Kills 1 Student In Sokoto Boarding School, 30 Others Hospitalised
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Strange Illness Kills 1 Student In Sokoto Boarding School, 30 Others Hospitalised

At least one student has been confirmed dead following the outbreak of a yet to be identified disease at the Government Girls College Sokoto. Sources had earlier claimed that the outbreak at the school is meningitis and have killed unspecified number of students, But the Director Public Health at the Sokoto state Ministry of Health, Ahmed Abdulrahman dismissed the claim. Mr. Abdulrahman who confirmed to newsmen in a telephone interview that over thirty students were admitted at the state owned Specialist hospital as a result of the outbreak. He said the reported death student was not part of the students admitted in the state owned hospital. According to him, all thirty students admitted were treated and discharged, and the state ministry of health have taken samples fro...
97 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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97 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

97 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday March 25, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). A breakdown of the new cases is as follows; Lagos-50, Kaduna-12, FCT-10, Bayelsa-8, Imo-3, Kwara-3, Bauchi-2, Osun-2, Akwa Ibom-1, Edo-1, Kano-1, Ogun-1, Oyo-1, Plateau-1, Zamfara-1. There are now 162,275 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,036 deaths have been recorded. 149,882 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
 Bobby Brown. Jr’s Autopsy Reveals his Death was Caused by Combination of Alcohol, Cocaine, and Fentanyl
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 Bobby Brown. Jr’s Autopsy Reveals his Death was Caused by Combination of Alcohol, Cocaine, and Fentanyl

Bobby Brown.Jr's cause of death has been confirmed by the Los Angeles County Coroner. According to an autopsy report, the son of singer Bobby Brown died from the "combined effects of alcohol, cocaine, and fentanyl." The manner of death is described as accidental. Brown Jr. was found dead at 28 in his California home on Nov. 18 2020. His girlfriend, who had last seen him alive that morning, found him unresponsive on his bedroom floor of their Los Angeles area home at approximately 1:45 p.m and called paramedics, who declared him dead, the report states. While officials did not find drugs or drug paraphernalia at the scene, Bobby Jr. is listed as having a "medical history of alcohol, cigarette and marijuana use." The evening before he was found unresponsive, the investigative...
131 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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131 new Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

131 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country on Monday March 22, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-64, Rivers-12, Kaduna-11, Plateau-9, Jigawa-8, Bayelsa-6, Ondo-5, Ebonyi-4, FCT-4, Osun-4, Borno-1, Kano-1, Ogun-1, Oyo-1. There are now 161,868 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,030 deaths have been recorded. 148,125 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
86 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria
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86 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that 86 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country on Sunday March 21. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; FCT-33, Lagos-28, Ondo-11, Kano-7, Akwa Ibom-3, Rivers-3, Kaduna-1. There are now 161,737 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 2,030 deaths have been recorded. 147,899 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.  
287 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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287 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

287 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday, March 11, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Enugu recorded 107 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Kwara-26, Akwa Ibom-23, Bauchi-22,  Ogun-21, Rivers-19, Kaduna-14, FCT-11,  Abia-8,  Edo-8,  Ekiti-6,  Kano-5, Gombe-4,  Osun-4,  Oyo-3, Plateau-3, Nasarawa-2, and Delta-1. The agency also disclosed that they were 1,858 community recoveries in FCT and 259 community recoveries in Lagos State Nigeria now has a total of 159,933 confirmed cases 142,404 patients have been discharged so far with 2,001 deaths recorded.
Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines
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Lagos State Government Takes Delivery of Doses of COVID19 Vaccines

The Lagos state government has received its share of the COVID19 vaccines. Gboyega Akosile, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced the arrival of the vaccines on Twitter. He however did not disclose how many doses the state received. ''Arrival of #COVID19 vaccines. We're making progress. The world will see the end of the pandemic. Good morning Lagos.''he tweeted Lagos state remains the epicenter of the disease in Nigeria since the first case was discovered in February 2020.
708 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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708 Fresh Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

708 new cases of COVID19 have been recorded in Nigeria. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Adamawa state recorded 180 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Lagos-141, Ondo-60, Anambra-54, Rivers-41, Taraba-33, Edo-30, Abia-22, Kaduna-22, FCT-21, Akwa Ibom-20, Kano-20, Plateau-11, Ekiti-10, Kebbi-10, Nasarawa-10, Bayelsa-7, Ogun-5, Osun-5, Oyo-5 and Gombe-1. Nigeria now has 157,671 confirmed cases of the disease. 136,335 patients have been treated and discharged with 1,951 deaths recorded so far. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below...
479 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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479 new Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has said that  479 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2. According to the agency, Lagos recorded 153 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Enugu-75, Rivers-50, FCT-40, Kaduna-18, Ebonyi-17, Plateau-17, Edo-17, Borno-16, Oyo-12, Kano-11, Abia-10, Cross River-10, Taraba-9, Nasarawa-7, Bauchi-4, Bayelsa-3, Delta-3, Ekiti-2, Niger-2, Ogun-2 and Akwa Ibom-1. Nigeria now has a total number of 156,496 confirmed cases, 134,551 patients have been discharged while 1923 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below  
360 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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360 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

360 new cases of COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Monday, March 1. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Lagos recorded 120 new cases. Other states with fresh cases include Edo-38, Kaduna-25, FCT-23, Imo-23, Delta-19, Akwa Ibom-17, Plateau-17, Rivers-16, Nasarawa-15, Kwara-13, Oyo-9, Ogun-8, Bauchi-4, Osun-4, Kano-3, Kebbi-3, Niger-2 and Katsina-1. Nigeria now has 156,017 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 133,904 patients have been treated and discharged while 1,915 deaths have been recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below
341 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria
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341 New Cases of COVID-19 Recorded in Nigeria

341 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Nigeria on Saturday, February 27, 2021. According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos recorded 96 new cases, the highest for the day. Other states with new cases include Rivers-41, Kaduna-33, Edo-21, Osun-20, Akwa Ibom-17, FCT-17, Ondo-15, Gombe-11, Kano-11, Imo-10, Ekiti-9, Kebbi-9, Kwara-8, Oyo-8, Borno-6, Enugu-3, Plateau-3, Delta-1, Niger-1 and Ogun-1. The agency also disclosed that they were 319 community recoveries in Lagos State, 121 in Kaduna State, and 38 in Rivers State Nigeria now has a total of 155,417confirmed cases 133,256 patients have been discharged so far with 1,905 deaths recorded. See a breakdown of the number of cases per state below.
634 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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634 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 634 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country of Thursday February 25. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Lagos-259, Osun-45, Edo-38, Ogun-35, FCT-33, Anambra-26, Imo-24, Ondo-24, Akwa Ibom-20, Plateau-20, Abia-19, Kaduna-19, Ebonyi-17, Borno-10, Rivers-10, Kano-9, Delta-8, Kebbi-7, Nasarawa-4, Oyo-3, Enugu-2, Ekiti-2. There are now 154,476 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,891 deaths have been recorded. 131,699 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
655 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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655 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 655 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in the country on Wednesday February 24. The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Lagos-240, Ogun-88, Rivers-56, FCT-51, Kaduna-43, Kano-25, Plateau-21, Taraba-19, Edo-17, Abia15, Delta-13, Nasarawa-11, Akwa Ibom-10, Kwara-10, Oyo-10, Kebbi-9, Borno-5, Bayelsa-4, Gombe-4, Ekiti-2, Osun-2. There are now 153,842 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,885 deaths have been recorded.  130,818 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Ghana Receives First Batch of COVID19 Vaccines
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Ghana Receives First Batch of COVID19 Vaccines

Ghana received its first batch of COVID19 vaccines on Wednesday February 24. The Disease Surveillance Department of Ghana's Health Service shared photos of the consignment on its Twitter handle this afternoon.
571 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria
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571 New Cases of COVID19 Recorded in Nigeria

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC has said that 571 new cases of #COVID19 were recorded in Nigeria on Tuesday, February 23. According to agency, Lagos recorded 170 fresh cases. Other states with new cases include Ogun-65, FCT-45, Kwara-34, Abia-32, Enugu-32, Kano-25, Oyo-22, Ondo-21, Rivers-19, Kaduna-19, Benue-18, Bayelsa-12, Kebbi-12, Nasarawa-11, Akwa Ibom-9, Delta-8, Ekiti-6, Niger-5, Bauchi-3 and Imo-3. Nigeria now has 153,187 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 129,943 patients have been successfully treated and discharged. 1,874 deaths have been recorded from the disease. See a breakdown of the number of cases per states below..
Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie
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Nigeria Might Soon Exit Second Wave of Coronavirus – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has said that Nigeria might soon exit the second wave of the Coronavirus disease. Osagie who spoke at a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday February 22, said the country has been recording a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. The Minister also disclosed that the decreased positivity rate from sustained testing in states, is synonymous with global trends. He said; “This trend in reduction compares with global observations of seeming decline in COVID-19 cases, signifying that the second wave may be receding. “On 21st of February 2021, 521 new infections and 8 deaths occurred in 20 states. The sustained testing in states has decreased positively rate. “We are, however, not drawing conclusions yet and ce...
521 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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521 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

521 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Sunday February 21, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases as follows; Lagos-166, Ogun-52, Rivers-47, Adamawa-37, Ebonyi-37, Akwa Ibom-25, Osun-21, Bayelsa-18, Kaduna-17, Oyo-16, FCT-15, Ekiti-14, Kano-12, Edo-12, Borno-9, Yobe-8, Ondo-6, Nasarawa-4, Bauchi-2, Kwara-3. There are now 152,074 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the country and 1,839 deaths have been recorded. 128,619 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.

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