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What President Buhari Said During Presentation of 2018 Budget Proposal (Full Speech)

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday presented a proposal for a budget of N8.612 trillion for the year 2018. At the presentation of the budget before a joint session of the National Assembly, President Buhari addressed the lawmakers on the key achievements and plans of his administration as well as the...

Seven Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox In FCT

1 month ago /
Health 

There are seven new suspected cases of monkey pox in the federal capital territory after laboratory tests in Senegal confirmed the first case that was reported on October 13 at the Gwarinpa general hospital. AIT however confirmed that three weeks after the outbreak of the virus in Abuja not one person...

Kano Confirms Suspected Monkeypox Case

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kabir Getso, has confirmed that a suspected case of monkeypox has been recorded in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state. The commissioner, who stated this while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano, disclosed that the blood sample of the patient had been sent...

FG Replies Critics Of Its Achievements

1 month ago /
Nation 

The federal government says descriptions of its achievements by critics of mere lies and propaganda will be matched with verifiable facts and figures. Minister of information and Culture Lai Mohammed who said this on Monday in Abuja at the Nigeria governors’ forum media conference noted that the criticisms will be the...

FG To Spend 1% Of Revenue On Health Sector

1 month ago /
Health  Nation 

The Nigerian Government has resolved to channel one percent of the consolidated revenue fund of the federation to tackle present and emerging challenges in the nation's health sector. The move is expected to address the funding gaps in the health sector which is faced with a myriad of problems resulting in...

Sultan Of Sokoto Advise Nigerians To Ensure Compliance On Eradication Of Polio

1 month ago /
Health  Nation 

Sultan of Sokoto Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar  has advised Nigerians to ensure compliance and support  effective immunization in efforts to eradicate polio and monkey pox including other diseases in the country. The sultan of Sokoto said this when he led northern traditional rulers committee on primary healthcare on their third quarterly meeting on polio...

Federal Govt. Denies Reports Of Monkey Pox Infection Through Vaccination

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

The Nigerian government has denied reports that military personnel are infecting people with the deadly monkey pox virus. Speaking against the backdrop of growing apprehension which has forced parents to withdraw their children from schools as a result of the monkey pox vaccination scare in parts of the country, minister of...

Monkey Pox Patient Commits Suicide In Bayelsa

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

A victim of suspected monkey pox disease in the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide. The state government disclosed this after the victim allegedly took his life on monday at an isolation centre in Niger delta university teaching hospital, Okolobiri, Yenagoa local government area of the state. Last week, a...

Panic In Akure Over Military Medical Outreach

2 months ago /
Nation 

There was panic and confusion at most public and private schools in Ondo state on Tuesday, following rumours that military personnel are immunizing students with poisonous vaccines. The panic resulted in parents withdrawing their wards from primary and secondary schools in Akure, the state capital. While the management of Fiwasaye girls' grammar...

Defence Headquarters Assures On Medical Outreaches By The Armed Forces

2 months ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigeria's Defence headquarters says the campaign of calumny against the Nigerian army regarding the outbreak of monkey pox should be disregarded. The director of Defence information, major General John Enenche said in a statement that the armed forces often conduct quick impact medical outreaches during deliberate operations such as the war...

National Centre For Disease Control Brief Senate On Monkey Pox

2 months ago /
Health 

The National Centre For Disease control (NCDC) says there is no specific vaccine for the monkey pox virus.Its National Coordinator, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, who dropped the hint yesterday in Abuja, noted that the agency had not embarked on any vaccine programme nationwide. He added that there was no diagnostic laboratory...

Parents Withdraw Children From Schools Over Rumoured Monkey Pox Vaccination

2 months ago /
Nation 

There was tension in Umuahia, Abia State, following rumours in the social media about forceful monkey pox vaccination by the Nigerian Army, in schools. As a result, there was massive withdrawal of school children by their parents in some schools located in Umuahia metropolis.  The deputy chief of staff to Governor Okezie...

Army Denies Allegations On Monkey Pox Vaccination

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations that its ongoing free-medical outreach in the southeast is aimed at infecting people with the monkey pox virus. A statement from eighty-two division of the army signed by Colonel Sagir Musa noted that the rumour was engineered to discredit the nigerian army. Colonel Musa added that...

Imo Government Debunks Rumours Of Monkey Pox

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has frowned at the  unfounded rumours being spread over the Monkey pox virus which created undue anxiety in Owerri The state government said the Monkey Pox Virus is not in Imo state.  According to the government, no child, pupil or student has been immunized or is being...

33 Suspected Cases Of Monkey Pox Reported In Seven States - Minister

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

The Nigerian government says it has improved on its response mechanism to the outbreak of diseases in the country.  To justify this claim, government has engaged the services of three hundred surveillance officers to notify the relevant health agencies of disease outbreak for quick intervention.  Speaking against the backdrop of the recent...

House Of Representatives Summons Health Minister Over Monkey Pox

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has invited the minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole to explain measures the country has put in place to ensure timely detection, prevention and containment of monkey pox and other viruses in the country. In the same vein, the Nigerian senate wants the ministry of health to...

Monkey Pox Virus: Cross River Records Three Suspected Cases In Ikom ‬

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

Three suspected cases of monkey pox virus have been recorded in Okuni, Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State. The state commissioner for health, Inyangasibong who confirmed the case to AIT’s Rasheed Olanrewaju in Calabar said the index case was traced to Akwaibom state by a trader who came to...

Monkey Pox: Britain Offers To Help Nigeria

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

The British government has assured of its readiness to help Nigeria in combating the spread of monkey pox disease and other health related issues. The British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils stated this while on a visit to the Kwara branch office of the federation of women lawyers [FIDA]...

Cross River government activates surveillance team on Monkey pox

2 months ago /
Health  Nation 

Following the outbreak of the deadly monkey poxvirus in neighboring Bayelsa state, Cross River state government has activated its disease outbreak and surveillance response team at both local and international boarder communities across the state.  The state commissioner for health, Inyang Asibong said the activation of the state disease outbreak, surveillance...

FG reacts to Monkey pox outbreak in Bayelsa

2 months ago /
Health 

The Minister Of Health, Isaac Adewole has called for calm on the reported suspected cases of monkey pox disease in Bayelsa state. Professor Adewole said health authorities in Bayelsa state gave been placed on alert, the patients suspected of having monkey pox quarantined, while supportive treatments were being offered to the...


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