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Residents flee as APC, PDP thugs clash in Delta

Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, was still being deserted the weekend owing to the pandemonium that broke out in the area, leaving in its trail three deaths and scores of injured persons.
Edo State House of Assembly

Edo Assembly constitutes committee to probe delay in opening hospital

The Edo State House of Assembly has constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the delay in opening of the ultra-modern Central Hospital, Benin for use, two years after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated it.

Physician warns against high cholesterol in body

Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, a physician at Central Hospital, Ughelli, Delta, says high cholesterol in human body can lead to heart disease and even death if not treated.

Physician: Female adults above 60 years of age likely to suffer arthritis

Dr Ovo Ogbinaka, a medical doctor at the Central Hospital Ughelli, Delta, said that 50 per cent of female adults above 65 years of age were likely to suffer from arthritis.

75-year-old woman dies of Lassa fever in Delta

The woman died at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Asaba, the state capital, shortly after her blood sample was taken to Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State, for tests.
Edith Okowa

Edith Okowa: We’ve done more than 1,000 surgeries

Wife of Delta State Governor and founder of a non-governmental organization (NGO), 05 Initiative, Dame (Mrs.) Edith Okowa, says her NGO has carried out more than 1,000 surgeries in the ongoing state-wide free medicare programme.

Police arrest fake eye surgeon in Delta

The Police at the Warri Area Command in Delta State have commenced investigations into the activities of an auxiliary nurse at the Central hospital, one Mrs Abanum Chidi, who had been operating as an eye surgeon on unsuspecting members of the public.

2019: APC cannot take over Delta – Senator Amori

Sen. Ighoyota Amori, Political Adviser to National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described All Progressives Congress’ (APC) target to take over power in Delta in 2019 as “unrealisable dream”.

NMA: Only 3 out of 34 state hospitals in Edo functional

Dr Emmanuel Osaigbovo, Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Edo, says only three hospitals out of the 34 owned by the State Government are functioning.

Suspected herdsmen kill five in Edo

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed a student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma in Edo state identified as Collins Ojierakhi.

Suspected herdsmen kill Ambrose Alli University student, four others in Edo

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed five persons including a first-year student of the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo, in the state.

Governor Obaseki offsets medical bills of 16 Libya returnees

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Wednesday said that the state government has taken over the medical bills of no fewer than 16 indigent patients, including a nursing mother who recently returned from Libya.

Governor Obaseki padded 2018 budget with N4bn – PDP

Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic​ Party (PDP), has accused the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, of padding the 2018 budget estimate with about N4 billion.

Mom abandons sick 14-year-old son in Warri hospital

A 14-year-old boy, Steven Orode, diagnosed with Cerebral palsy and acute malaria, has allegedly been abandoned by his mother at the Central Hospital, Warri.

First lady calls for neonatal care units in Edo hospitals

Wife of the Edo governor, Mrs Betsy Obaseki, has called for the establishment of effective neonatal care units in all public health facilities in the state.

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The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

Senate tasks federal government on safety of Nigerian air travellers

Sequel to the death of three Nigerians in the recent crashed Boeing 737 Max 8 belonging to Ethiopian Airline, the Senate has tasked the Federal Ministry of Aviation and the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, to ensure that all aircrafts operating within the country are air worthy in order to keep Nigerian air travellers safe at all times.

Dangote’s tomato plant resumes production

A tomato-paste factory owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, resumed production in Nigeria’s northern state of Kano after staying idle for more than two years over a supply disruption partly caused by a price dispute with farmers.

Kenyan police seize $20 million of counterfeit banknotes from deposit box

Kenyan police on Wednesday seized 20 million dollars of counterfeit banknotes that had been stored in a personal safety deposit box at a branch of Barclays Bank Kenya, the directorate of criminal investigations said.
Residents carry their belongings as they wade through flood water in Sentani, near Jayapura, Papua province [EPA]

Indonesia flood death toll crosses 100, dozens still missing

The death toll from flash floods and landslides that tore through Indonesia's Papua region has topped 100 with dozens more still missing, the disaster agency said on Wednesday.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Kazakhstan swears in new president

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev assumed the post of Kazakhstan’s president on Wednesday following the surprise resignation of veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev after three decades in power.