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Cases of Lassa fever increases to 929

Cases of Lassa fever in the country have increased to 929 as of September 25, 2022. According to the latest report from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the death toll has hit 172 so far in 2022. The report revealed that the confirmed cases for week 38 were higher than the confirmed cases recorded in the same period in 2021, which were 379. Lassa fever is an acute viral […]

today10/03/2022 2

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NDLEA -2,904 Offenders Jailed, 1.8 tons Cocaine Burnt

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, said the commission has been able to ensure the conviction of 2,904 drug offenders. Chairman of the Agency Buba Marwa disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. According to him, the 2,904 drug offenders are serving various jail terms, while other cases are ongoing in court. The Chairman assured the public that NDLEA shall pursue the trial to a logical conclusion.  

today09/28/2022 2

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World Health Organization Records 36 Ebola Cases in Uganda

The World Health Organization, WHO, has recorded 36 Ebola cases in Uganda, with 18 confirmed and 18 probable cases. According to WHO, 23 deaths had occurred in three districts of central Uganda, of which five were confirmed cases. The organization revealed that this was the first Ebola outbreak in Uganda since 2012 caused by the Sudan strain of the disease. Meanwhile, thirty-four trainee medical staff accused the government of not […]

today09/27/2022 4

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Lagos Government to Boost Universal Healthcare Coverage

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described health insurance as a vital tool that can be leveraged by public office holders and world leaders in a bid to achieve Universal Healthcare Coverage for citizens. According to a statement, the governor disclosed this during an event at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London. The statement advised global think tanks to optimize institutional opportunities and partnerships for the achievement […]

today09/26/2022 2

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NDLEA Seizes 1,855kg of Illicit Drugs.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has seized 1,855 kilograms of illicit drug, worth more than $278, 250,000. Spokesman of the Agency, Femi Babafemi, revealed that this was the highest cocaine seizure in Nigeria’s history. Babafemi noted that four barons, including a Jamaican and the warehouse manager, were arrested in an intelligence-led operation that lasted two days across different locations in Lagos state. The Spokesman added that are all […]

today09/20/2022 1

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NCDC Confirms New Infection from Lassa Fever

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has recorded eight additional Lassa fever infections and one death between September 5 and 11, 2022. According to NCDC, the new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases and deaths in the Country to 917 and 171, respectively. NCDC disclosed that 25 states had recorded at least one confirmed case across 102 local government areas. It added that a total of 6,660 suspected […]

today09/19/2022 3

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Nigerians Commend Federal Government Over Production of Covid 19 Vaccines

Following the Federal Government's approval of the commercial production of Covid-19 vaccines in Nigeria, some citizens have expressed their opinions over the approval. In an Interview with Boss Radio News, an Entrepreneur, Michael Umeogbolu, describes the approval as a welcomed one. For Anthelm Ekpokpobe, the production of vaccines will boost the country’s economy.

today09/15/2022 3

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Resident Doctors to Hold Meeting on Wednesday

The President of Resident Doctors in the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State, Emeka Ojiaku, has confirmed that the National Executive Council of the Association has adjourned its meeting to Wednesday. While speaking with Boss Radio News, Ojiaku says their decision on Wednesday would determine their actions. He reveals that the Medical Training Funds has not been instituted in the State. The President urges the State Government to pay the […]

today09/12/2022 2

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NCDC Gives Update on Monkey Pox Cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has revealed that the number of Monkey pox cases has increased from 220 to 241. According to the NCDC, the confirmed cases were reported from 30 states in the Country, and there are at least 604 suspected cases of the infection. It added that confirmed cases for week 35 is higher than the confirmed cases recorded in the same period in 2021 by […]

today09/12/2022 1

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