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Cholera Outbreak Claims Over Thirty Lives In Jigawa
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Cholera Outbreak Claims Over Thirty Lives In Jigawa

Over thirty lives have been lost following a Cholera outbreak in Jigawa state. State Commissioner of Health Dr. Salisu Mu’azu disclosed this while briefing newsmen in his office. He said the state government had also recorded over two thousand confirmed cases of the outbreak within one month. He said the infection had spread to nine local governments including, Dutse, Hadejia, Birnin-Kudu, Kirikasamma and Ringim Local Governments. The permanent secretary explained that the state government had already mobilized rapid response teams and medicines to the affected local governments to curtail the further spread of the cases. Mu’azu said the ministry had identified the causes of the problem and had already taken measures. “Most of the problems occurred after the first rain wh...
Reps Working On Six Bills To Improve Food And Health Sectors – Gbajabiamila
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Reps Working On Six Bills To Improve Food And Health Sectors – Gbajabiamila

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, began a two-day public hearing on six bills, which the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, said will improve Nigeria’s food and health sector. Gbajabiamila noted that the Legislative Agenda of the 9th House outlined the ambitions the lawmakers hold regarding reform and overhaul of the country’s health care infrastructure. He said, “We expect that when these six bills become law, they will each serve to improve our national health system in specific, and significant ways that will impact the lives of our nation’s people for a long time.” The hearing was on the ‘Bill for an Act to establish a National Electronic Health Record System for the storage and access of electronic health records in Nigeria’ and the ‘Bill for an Act to amend the Compulso...
Biden Calls For LGBTQ Protections In Day 1 Executive Order
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Biden Calls For LGBTQ Protections In Day 1 Executive Order

On his first day in office, President Biden issued a sweeping executive order making it clear that gay and transgender people are protected against discrimination in schools, health care, the workplace and other realms of American life. The executive order outlines a broad interpretation of last year’s landmark Supreme Court ruling that gay and transgender employees are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “because of sex.” The Trump administration had interpreted that decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., narrowly and only applying to employment.
George Floyd: Bill Gates reacts, demands end to racial discrimination
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George Floyd: Bill Gates reacts, demands end to racial discrimination

Billionaire business mogul and founder of Gates Foundation, Bill Gates has joined thousands of protesters all over the world to seek justice for the African-American man, George Floyd who was killed by a police officer in the US. Recall that Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old man died on May 25, 2020, in the hands of a White police officer in Minneapolis. The officer, Derek Chauvin, who was seen in the viral video with his knee on Floyd’s neck, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter which some blacks and protesters believe were not harsh enough for the crime. But Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison later announced that the charges against Chauvin had been upgraded to second-degree murder and that new charges have been filed against the other three officers invol...
Nollywood Actress RSA Is Saving Lives As A Health Care Professional
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Nollywood Actress RSA Is Saving Lives As A Health Care Professional

London based Nollywood actress and filmmaker Roseline Sanni-Ajose is a health care professional. She is one of the NHS staff’s working tirelessly during this Coronavirus pandemic and we are clapping for her all the way. When RSA isn’t working on a movie project, walking the red carpet or looking beautiful and glamorous, she spends her time as a theatre Nurse, saving lives and has been doing so for the past 15 years since graduating from Kings College University, London in 2005. The mother of two is very proud of her job as an NHS worker and sees it as a way of giving back to the community. She described her jobs as her passion while she uses her movies to also educate people about life. Apart from featuring in several movies, RSA’s popular for her own movie production w...
COVID-19 10 times deadlier than swine flu – WHO
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COVID-19 10 times deadlier than swine flu – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that Coronavirus is 10 times deadlier than swine flu, which caused a global pandemic in 2009. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, stated this at a virtual news conference in Geneva on Monday. Tedros said that the virus could spread more easily in crowded environments like nursing homes, NAN reports. He said, “We know that early case-finding, testing, isolating, caring for every case and tracing every contact is essential for stopping transmission. “We know that in some countries, cases are doubling every three to four days. ”Though, the virus accelerates very fast, it decelerates much more slowly; in other words, the way down is much slower than the way up. “That means control measures must be lifted slowly, and with c...
ASUU warns Buhari against slashing health, education budgets
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ASUU warns Buhari against slashing health, education budgets

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against cutting down the health and education budgets in the proposed 2020 revised appropriation. The union has also asked the government not to defraud the nation by muddling up budgeted social intervention funds with donated funds meant for palliatives for the vulnerable to cope with COVID-19 which has negatively affected their livelihoods. DAILY POST gathered that the federal government is proposing a slash of 50.76billion from the 111.78 billion budgeted for UBEC to bring it down to 61.02billion and a cut of 26.51billion from the 44.49billion allocated to Basic Health care to bring it down to 17.98 billion naira. But, ASUU while reacting, said the proposed cut by the government shows the gove...
Nigerian Governors Meet With Dangote & Bill Gates On Health Care
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Nigerian Governors Meet With Dangote & Bill Gates On Health Care

Some Governors in Nigeria were spotted aboard discussing with Aliko Dangote and Bill Gates on strengthening the primary healthcare and routine immunization in the country. Governors present at the meeting include kano state Governor Umar Ganduje, Governors of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor Of Sokoto,Borno, Gombe and the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State and other stakeholders. See photos
OAU Student Reportedly Slumps, Dies During Football Match
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OAU Student Reportedly Slumps, Dies During Football Match

A 300 level Microbiology student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, reportedly slumped and died during a football match between fresh students of the department and others. The student, Omotola Akorede Kayode, according to fellow students died at the institution’s health centre after he slumped during a football match but the management of the institution on Saturday disagreed over the circumstances surrounding his death. While the students insisted that he died at the health centre, the school management said he was brought in dead. Some students who spoke to our correspondent on the condition of anonymity said that Omotola would have survived but for the poor services at the institution’s health centre. A classmate of the deceased, who simply identified himself as Vi...
12,000 women develop VVF annually in Nigeria — Official
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12,000 women develop VVF annually in Nigeria — Official

Dr Aliyu Muhammad El-ladan, Medical Director of the centre, made the disclosure on Monday, when the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) capital projects verification team for 2016/2017, North West, visited the centre. According to him, the Federal Government intends to establish at least one VVF centre in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country for effective treatment of the disease. El-ladan said that the country needed more midwives, particularly at primary health care facilities at local government areas in Nigeria, to effectively check the condition. “Having enough qualified midwives at rural facilities will assist to stop obstructive labour which is the major cause of the disease. “Government should also do more on the training of personnel as well as sensitis...
Woman Murders 2-month-old Baby For Making Noise
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Woman Murders 2-month-old Baby For Making Noise

A single mother has killed her two-month old baby in the process of trying to stop the child from crying and making a noise, Evening Standard, reports. Abigail Palmer had claimed she had fallen asleep on the sofa only to wake up and find her daughter, Teri-Rae, “blue and lifeless”. But the 33-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter after the prosecution alleged she crushed the baby to stop her from crying. Paramedics had been called to the home in Solihull, West Midlands, United Kingdom, but were unable to save the tragic newborn. The death was initially treated as non-suspicious but a skeletal examination later discovered fresh damage to her ribs. The 33-year-old tested positive for cocaine during her pregnancy and had regular visits from health care and social workers, w...
Yellow Fever : Edo Govt Urges Residents To Embrace Vaccination, Sanitation
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Yellow Fever : Edo Govt Urges Residents To Embrace Vaccination, Sanitation

The Edo State Government has urged residents in the state to take advantage of the state’s vaccination drive against Yellow Fever disease, assuring of a multi-agency response, in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC). In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, the state government said that nine cases have been reported in Ekpoma, Ehor and Igieduma towns, assuring that the government is on top of the situation. He explained that a combined team of experts drawn from WHO and CDC are working with the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) and the Edo State Epidemiology Team, to contain the outbreak. Osagie said that an Emergency Re...
Too Charming: Check Out The Six Most Beautiful Wives Of Nigerian Governors
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Too Charming: Check Out The Six Most Beautiful Wives Of Nigerian Governors

It is public knowledge that some Nigerian governors have really beautiful wives. These are some of those women. From the North to South of Nigeria, governors parade not only intelligent but also very beautiful wives. Despite their age, they stand out, each time they make appearances at functions. Here is Allure’s six most beautiful wives of Nigerian governors. Justice Suzette Eberechi Nyesom-wike (Rivers) One of the most beautiful governor’s wives in Nigeria is Justice Suzette Eberechi Nyesom-Wike. Suzette is a beauty goddess. She is the first Lady of Rivers and a justice in the Rivers State High court. The UK trained lawyer was born in 1972 and is very intelligent. Her beauty stands her out in functions. Funsho Amosun Delectable Mrs. Funsho Amosun is the ...
Flood Sacks 35 Edo Communities, Renders 30,000 Homeless
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Flood Sacks 35 Edo Communities, Renders 30,000 Homeless

No fewer than 35 communities in Etsako East and Etsako Central Local Government Areas of Edo have been sacked by flood, occasioned by unending rains and overflow of the River Niger. The flood which displaced over 30,000 people, also damaged hundreds of hectares of farmland across the two council areas. Mostly affected by the flood are communities such as Udaba, Anegbette, Usomegbe, Uduchiz among others, all in Etsako Central Local Government. Similarly, the flood also sacked the entire six Uneme clans in South East Uneme, Okpekpe, among others, in Etsako East Council area. The Etsako East council boss, Mr Aremiyau Momoh and his counterpart in Etsako Central, Mr John Akhigbe, said the disaster had gone beyond the purview of the council areas. They called for urgent intervention fr...
Intention To Run For Ogun State  Governorship 2019- Ex- Footballer Segun Odegbami
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Intention To Run For Ogun State Governorship 2019- Ex- Footballer Segun Odegbami

Chief Segun Odegbami, a former Super Eagles footballer has declared his intention to vie for governorship in Ogun State on the platform of the Labour Party.   During the event, the legendary footballer said education and health will get more attention if he is elected as the governor of Ogun State in 2019.   Odegbami, while declaring at the party secretariat at Quarry Road in Abeokuta, promised to give people’s welfare adequate attention. He said, “our government, which would be led by the Labour Party, will provide quality education and health care delivery system by building hospitals where necessary. Necessary facilities for proper care, including drugs and personnel, would be provided. I believe that only the people with sound health can work and even enjoy...
Borno Govt Celebrates Improved Health Care Systems
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Borno Govt Celebrates Improved Health Care Systems

BORNO State Government has said that the general health care systems which include maternal and child care deliveries, immunisations and many other aspects have generally improved with the introduction of performance-based financing system.   This assertion was emphasised when the Commissioner of Health, Haruna Meshelia inaugurated a Steering Committee and Technical Working Group on Performance-Based Financing (PBF) under Additional Financing-Nigeria State Health Investment Project (AF-NSHIP), a World Bank assisted Project.   While inaugurating the two committees on Thursday in Maiduguri Meshelia said, the Projects implemented in Collaboration with National and State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) is to strengthen the Health system in the state. ...
Governor Bindow Tasks Adamawa Stakeholders On Fight Against Poverty
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Governor Bindow Tasks Adamawa Stakeholders On Fight Against Poverty

Governor Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State has called on stakeholders in human capacity development, in the state, to support government’s effort at eradicating extreme poverty in the state. Governor Bindow made the remark in a press statement issued by his special assistant on Press and Media Affairs, Martins Dickson, marking this year’s international day for the eradication of poverty. The statement read, “The scourge of poverty has gotten to a threshold where every person needs to make a commitment to contribute their quota in order to achieve the desired result. “The recent insurgency attacks and clashes have further deepened the level of poverty among our people and placed them at a position of disadvantage as many of our people were ripped off of their business...

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