John Alechenu, Abuja Pro-Democracy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to categorise marauding armed Fulani herdsmen as terrorists. The group expressed confidence that such categorisation would reduce, if not bring to an end, the incessant terror attacks on farming communities by armed Fulani herdsmen. HURIWA said this in […]
Bayelsa State Government has intensified public enlightenment and civic engagement in its efforts to curb the spread of the viral monkeypox disease. The government urged residents of the state to report all suspected cases of the disease by using hotlines 08066987752 and 08035474676, to get rapid response team. A statement issued on Sunday by Commissioner for Information, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said government has commenced sensitization campaign and advocacy visits to communities on the need to reassure the indigenes of intervention and activities in curbing further spread of monkeypox. He added that out of the number of those affected and quarantined at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) Okolobiri, many are already showing signs of recovery. Iworiso-Markson explained that two of the index cases and the Doctor affected by the disease have since fully recovered and discharged and expressed joy that so far no death has been recorded. He said, “To further allay the fears and reassure Bayelsans of government’s efforts in curbing the disease, let me make it clear that we are on top of the situation. However it is important for people to take note of the fact that prevention is better than cure. “Hence, they are required to always wash their hands, avoid monkeys, bushmeats and dead animals as well as be on the look out for symptoms which often manifests as various stages of rash and an intense weakness of the body, severe pains, among other things.” For a better society
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The Federal Government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of Monkey Pox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care by the government in the affected areas. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigerians should disregard the report which, apparently, is being spread by some unscrupulous persons to fit into a sinister agenda. ”The Federal Government has not conducted any free medical service or care in either Bayelsa or Rivers state, as alleged in the fake report being circulated. So that could not have been the cause of the outbreak of Monkey Pox in both states. “Monkey Pox is a virus found only in monkeys and it is rare in human beings. It belongs to the same family as Chicken Pox and Smallpox. ”It is suspected that someone may have contacted it by eating monkey meat, thus triggering the current outbreak,” the Minister said. He assured that no effort will be spared in curtailing the spread of the disease. For a better society
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AHEAD of the February 2018 local government election in Plateau State, the Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP) has sensitised about 300 students of Plateau State Polytechnic on electoral processes. CAPP is the organiser and sponsor of a public awareness programmes for Nigerian citizens to enable them actively participate in electoral processes, including […]
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Kidnapping suspect Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, plotted to escape from police custody before his arraignment in court, it was learnt at the weekend. But police detectives, especially those in the Intelligence Unit, aborted his plot. The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has formed a heavy security ring around the suspect. After months of hide and seek,Read More
The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), in partnership with the Kaduna State Government, is set to enforce the nation’s five compulsory insurance policies in the state. They are motor vehicle (third party) liability insurance, builders’ liability insurance (buildings under construction), occupiers liability insurance on public building, healthcare professional liability insurance and group life insurance. The CommissionRead More
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