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ABUJA — The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu said cholera had claimed 2, 791 lives across 28 states and the Federal Capital Territory since the beginning of 2021. Ihekweazu listed affected states to include  Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara. He told newsmen in Abuja that...

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ENUGU — An academic scholar, Prof. Regina Eya, has expressed the need for young people to be educated and exposed on the act of good parenting. Eya argued that educating young people on the act of parenting would go a long way in reducing the incidences of child abuse, which is prevalent in society. She made this submission in Enugu on Thursday during the presentation and launch of a book titled Psychological Interpretation of Child...

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LAGOS — The Lagos Inner Wheel Club has called for the provision of adequate and quality medical care to indigent Nigerians. It also said that the well being of the less privileged would top its projects for the year 2021/2022, in order to curb the prevalence of common diseases amongst the less privileged Nigerians. The District 912 Chairman, Mrs. Adefunke Shinaba, who spoke to  the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State on Tuesday said...

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GOMBE — Seven employees of Kwami and Billiri Local Government Primary Healthcare Departments in Gombe State have diverted 5,450 Insecticides Treated Nets (ITNs) meant for free distribution in their communities. The free distribution of the nets as part of the state government effort with support from Global Fund, the Catholic Relief Services, and the National Malaria Elimination Programme to fight malaria disease in the state. Dr. Habu Dahiru, Commissioner for Health in Gombe State while...

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LAGOS — The LasGidis Recyclers, on Saturday sensitised the public on the dangers of plastic liter to the environment, to encourage cleaner environment. The event, held at Iru Victoria Island, Lagos had environmentalists and volunteers clean and rid the place off plastic liters to mark the 2021 World Clean-up Day, held every Sept. 18. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State reports that, the event was to arouse public consciousness on clean environment...

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ABUJA — The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, was rushed out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after slumping at a programme, on Thursday. Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking. According to Daily Trust, he was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened. Bawa had stopped talking and...

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HANOI — Vietnam has jailed a man for five years for breaking strict Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine rules and spreading the virus to others, state media reported. Le Van Tri, 28, was convicted of “spreading dangerous infectious diseases” at a one-day trial at the People’s Court of the southern province of Ca Mau, the state-run Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. Vietnam has been one of the world’s coronavirus success stories, thanks to targeted mass testing, aggressive...

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Borno state government has confirmed the death of forty-three people due to a suspected cholera outbreak in six local governments in the state. The affected local government areas are Gwoza, Kaga, Hawul, Magumeri, Damboa, Maiduguri Metropolitan, and Jere. Mrs. Juliana Bitrus, commissioner for Health, while briefing in Maiduguri, said 559 suspected cases have been recorded as of 30th August with fifty-seven admissions in seven local government areas. She advised members of the public to practice regular...

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A couple of weeks ago, an American conservative activist and radio talk show host, Charlie Kirk, was tongue-lashed on The Young Turks’ YouTube channel for his demeaning remarks at Simone Biles. The 24-year-old superstar gymnast had, in the heat of performance, pulled out from the Tokyo Games last month, to focus on her mental health. It was a decision that did not augur well for America in the opinion of some people. Charlie Kirk who...

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“Anyone can become angry- that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way- that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.”—-Aristotle   Bella and her siblings were seated in the sitting room. They were eager to listen to their mum share a familiar story about Bella’s behaviour as a toddler. It...

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