News - Cuba

Diabetes Management: Early Detection Key To Preventing Amputation

3 days ago /
Health 

Early detection and care of the foot has been identified as the best form to prevent amputation in persons with diabetes. A Cuban vascular Surgeon Aristides Garcia disclosed This at a workshop in Abuja. Diabetic foot ulcer, a deep wound localized below the ankle in a diabetic patient is one of the...

Che Guevara Remembered 50 Years After

2 months ago /
International News 

More than 60,000 people took to the streets of Cuba on Monday to commemorate the 50th death anniversary of latin american revolutionary, Ernesto “che” Guevara. Cuban president, Raul Castro was present at a mass rally on Sunday at the che guevara mausoleum in the town of Santa Clara, 300 kilometres east...

Monkey Pox Outbreak Hits Bayelsa State

2 months ago /
Nation 

Residents of the Fangbe area of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital are living in fear, following the outbreak of a viral disease called Monkey Pox. Reports say that 10 persons have been infected with the viral disease while 49 others who came in contact with the affected persons are being observed. The...

US Expels Cuba Diplomats

2 months ago /
International News 

The us has expelled 15 Cuban diplomats, saying Havana failed to protect us diplomats from mysterious acoustic attacks. The Cuban diplomats have been given seven days to leave. Cuba's foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez called the move "unacceptable". This is coming one week after us withdrawal of more than half of its own diplomats...

Students, Workers Demand For Better Welfare As OAU Gets New VC

6 months ago /
Nation 

Students and workers of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun state have called on the new management of the institution to provide adequate welfare for the people. The call is coming on the heels of the inauguration of the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede at the Oduduwa...

Kano Govt Partners UK To Empower Youths

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Kano State Government in collaboration with Mafita Project of the UK AID have empowered over 2,000 youth across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state as part of the government’s marginalised program initiative. At the launching ceremony of the empowerment held at the state Government House, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje...

Kogi State Records Case Of Lassa Fever

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Kogi State Government has confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Lokoja, the state’s capital in North-central Nigeria. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Saka Audu, who confirmed this to reporters, said the affected patient was diagnosed after returning from a trip outside the state. He explained that the patient was...

Barack Obama Ends The Policy That Grants Residency To Cubans

11 months ago /
International News 

President Barack Obama has ended the longstanding policy that grants residency to Cubans who arrive in the US without visas. The 20-year-old policy allows Cuban migrants who reach us soil to become legal permanent residents after a year. In exchange, Havana has agreed to start accepting Cubans who are turned away or...

47 Career Ambassadors Assigned Portfolios

12 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has assigned portfolios to all the 47 career ambassadors cleared by the Senate. A document listed the envoys and their portfolios as Abia: Obinna Chukwuemeka Agbugba (Togo), Adamawa: Salisu Umaru (Senegal), Paragalda Ilyasu Audu (Turkey), Akwa Ibom: Inyan Udo-Inyang (Gabon), Anambra: Okeke Vivian Nwunaku (Spain), Nonye Udo (Austria);...

North Korea Begins 3-Day Mourning Period For Castro

1 year ago /
International News 

North Korea is observing a three-day period of mourning for Fidel Castro, seen by the North as a rare comrade-in-arms against the common enemy of the United States. The North has ordered flags outside official buildings be flown at half-staff to honor Castro, the country’s state media reported Monday. The iconic...

 

Debate Guests: Donald Trump Takes Obama's Half-Brother, Hillary Clinton Picks Cuban

1 year ago /
International News 

Donald Trump is bringing President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born half-brother, Malik, to Wednesday's third and final presidential debate, a campaign aide confirmed to CNN. Hillary Clinton will be joined at Wednesday's debate by two well-known billionaires who are backing her campaign, in what may be an attempt to rattle Republican nominee by...

FG To Fund Youth Agriculture With $300m

1 year ago /

The Federal government, through the Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has revealed that in its efforts to bridge funding challenges in the sector, it is set to invest 300 million USD to fund youths in agriculture. He also assured that 20% of an initial grant by the Bill...

N/Assembly Will Domesticate Pending International Treaties, MOU - Dogara

1 year ago /

…..Urges  Cuba To Domesticate BASA Agreement with Nigeria

FG set to alleviate problems of manufacturers

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Federal Government has assured Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) of its commitment to ease the problems currently confronting manufacturers in the country.   This assurance was given by the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajia Aisha Abubakar while receiving the executive members of the Association in her...

PDP chieftain faults Oshiomhole on accountability

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole has come under the heat from a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Edo State, Mr Osahon Igiebor. The economist pointed out that the Governor was running foul of best international financial principles of accountability, while criticizing his fiscal responsibility in the governance of the...

Facts about Lassa Fever & how to avoid it

1 year ago /
Health 

• Lassa fever was first discovered in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria. It was named after the place where the first case occurred. Lassa fever is a member of the Arenaviridae virus family. It was first discovered when two missionary nurses died in Nigeria. • According...

 

Ebola epidemic to be declared over by WHO as Liberia gets all-clear

1 year ago /
Health  International News 

The two-year Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa and triggered a global health scare is to be declared over Thursday, with Liberia the last country expecting the all clear. The worst outbreak of the tropical virus in history has wrecked the economies and health systems of...

Osun state govt fails to sack striking doctors

1 year ago /
Health  Nation  Politics 

The Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, may have withdrawn the threat to sack all doctors in state-owned hospitals who have been on strike since September 28, 2015. The doctors said they could not be frightened by the threat, adding that they earned a quarter of the salaries of their colleagues...

Lassa Fever: kills one in Edo, spreads to Imo

1 year ago /
Health 

The Lassa fever, which is ravaging 10 states of the country, has claimed its first casualty in Edo State. The Commissioner for Health in Edo, Dr. Eregie Aihanuwa, who confirmed this during a press conference on Monday, also noted that five persons were hospitalized after showing the symptoms of the deadly...

Lassa Fever: Facts you need to know about the killer disease

1 year ago /
Nation  Politics 

The FG has put the number of reported cases of Lassa Fever in the most recent outbreak in eight states (Bauchi, Nasarawa, Niger, Taraba, Kano, Rivers, Edo and Oyo states) at 76 with 35 deaths already recorded and 14 cases confirmed by laboratories. In order to enlighten our esteemed readers...


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