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Lassa fever has continued to spread in Nigeria with 913 suspected cases and 73 deaths in 17 states this year with Edo and Ondo bearing 75 per cent of the burden. The acute viral haemorrhagic illness of two-21 days duration is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces.
No fewer than 102 suspected cases of Lassa Fever have been reported in about eight local government areas of Ondo State.
Doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, on Wednesday staged a protest on the premises of the centre over non-payment of the 2016 shortfall of their salaries.
Oil giant, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited, is liable to a $3.6 billion fine levied on it by the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) over a 2011 crude oil spill offshore on Nigeria’s coastline, a federal court has ruled.
Mr Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing has announced the collapsed of a bridge linking Jalingo and Wukari at Maraban Gassol in Taraba State.
Ibadan masqueraders have defied an order of the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I, that they should not dance for new kings in the city, during the ongoing masquerade festival.
Gov. Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi said on Wednesday that no fewer than 349 schools were damaged across the state by the strong windstorm that swept across the state on Saturday.
A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to making eating canines illegal.
The US on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), accusing it of “chronic bias against Israel”.
The police said two South Sudan refugees were killed in an ethnic clash while watching a World Cup football match on television at Tika Zone, Rhion Refugee Settlement.
The national executives of Change Advocates of Nigeria (CAN), Nigeria and Diaspora have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office come 2019.
A former Chief of Army Staff and member of the defunct National Democratic Coalition, NADECO, General Alani Akinrinade (retd.), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to change the country’s security architecture.
Since joining KRC Genk, Belgium from Nath Boys FC, Lagos in 2015, Wilfred Ndidi has not looked back and he is currently rated among top thirty best young footballers in the World.