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Lassa fever death toll rises to 185 – 5 Things that Should Matter Today

The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Adamu, has cautioned men of the Nigeria Police Force currently deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders, to ensure that…

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Mikel Obi quits Turkish club over Coronavirus, Lassa fever death toll increases to 161 – 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Ekiti confirms first case of Coronavirus The Government of Ekiti has confirmed the first case of Coronavirus. The patient, a 38-year-old male from the state, tested positive to COVID-19, the…

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South Africa confirms first case of Coronavirus, NCDC confirms 11 new Lassa fever deaths in Nigeria | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Court sets aside ruling suspending Oshimhole as APC chairman  A judgement passed by the Federal High Court in Abuja which suspended Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All…

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Lagos places 63 under surveillance over Lassa fever, Victor Moses may receive surprise EPL medal | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

Lagos records first case of Lassa fever, place 63 persons under surveillance The Lagos government has placed 63 persons under close monitoring over concerns that they may have come in…

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Hypo launches nationwide campaign against Lassa Fever

While sticking to its core values and establishing market leadership in the environmental hygiene and homecare space, Hypo, makers of Nigeria’s beloved bleach has formally launched a Nationwide Sanitization campaign…

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Lai Mohammed says Nigeria is doing everything to avoid Trump’s travel ban, Osun records two Lassa fever cases | 5 Things that Should Matter Today:

Lai Mohammed says FG isn't fighting corruption to impress Transparency International The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has reacted to Transparency International's recent report which ranked Nigeria 146…

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8 soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush, Lassa fever claims 15 lives in Ondo | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

We'll bring Alison Madueke back to Nigeria to face justice - EFCC boss Ibrahim Magu vows Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has vowed that the anti-graft agency would ensure that former…

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The Late 5: Ballot box snatchers will be arrested, prosecuted – IG; Death toll caused by Lassa fever in Nigeria reaches 75 | Other top stories

Here are the stories that drove conversation today: INEC complies with court order clearing APC Zamfara elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has complied with the court…

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The Late 5: NASS begins rework of Electoral Act amendment rejected by Buhari; One die from Lassa fever in Delta | More stories

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The joint committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Monday commenced work on the…

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The Big 5: NCDC says Lassa fever cases decline to lowest level in 4 months, South Africa’s Ramaphosa leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests and other top stories

These are the stories you should be monitoring today. The Nigerian Senate has resolved to invite Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and Director-General of Department of State Service (DSS),…

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“We are exposed to a lot of risks during our work” | Two Nigerian doctors speak on Lassa Fever, the health system and Nigerian doctors

We're barely a month into 2018 Nigeria has recorded 16 deaths from 61 confirmed cases of Lassa Fever across the country. Health workers are most times secondary victims who get…

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The Big 5: Ortom rejects cattle colonies, Lassa Fever resurfaces, and other top stories

These are the top five stories from Nigeria that you should be monitoring today. Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has insisted that the state has no land for the establishment…

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Lassa fever outbreak confirmed in 19 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Thursday, confirmed at least one reported Lassa fever case, in each of 19 states in the current outbreak which started in December 2016.…

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Lassa fever patient dies in Kogi

A Lassa fever patient in Kogi, Aisha Jimoh has been confirmed dead. Asipita Jimoh, brother to the deceased told NAN that she passed away at the Irua General Hospital in Edo…

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Kwara records another Lassa fever case

The Kwara State government on Wednesday confirmed another case of Lassa fever in the Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state. Kwara State Commissioner for Information, Mallam Mahmud Ajeigbe, disclosed this…

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Lassa fever: LUTH delists 70 under surveillance

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has discharged two doctors infected with Lassa Fever. Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday. He said the first…

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Suspected Lassa fever patient under investigation in Ogun

There are reports that a 22-year-old man in Abeokuta, Ogun, has allegedly contracted Lassa fever and is under medical observation at the State General Hospital, Ijaiye. The patient, names withheld,…

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Lassa fever: What is the LASG doing to curtail an outbreak?

by Wareez Odunayo Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever (LHF) is a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus. It is an acute fever that is peculiar in various West…

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The Thread: “3 health workers have been infected” | Is Ambode sleeping on this Lassa fever matter?

By no means a quiet PDP member, Demola Olarewaju is berating the current APC-led government for not doing enough to halt the spread of the deadly Lassa virus. He went…

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Lassa fever: 5 effective ways to keep rats away from your home

If you've been paying any attention to what's important on the news and not the trivialities on social media (like why guys should not call ladies on Whatsapp), then you'd…

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LASG, LUTH say Lassa fever outbreak is being controlled

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, and the Lagos State Government, has asked residents, visitors of Lagos State and Nigeria at large to remain calm as the outbreak…

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2 people have died and 4 quarantined | How is this Lassa fever spread?

Yesterday, two people were reported to have lost their lives at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital where they were being treated for the Lassa fever virus. Chief Medical Director at the…

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Lassa fever: 3 LUTH workers test positive

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) three health workers out of 100 under surveillance have tested positive to Lassa fever infection. LUTH’s Chief Medical Director, Prof. Chris Bode, confirmed this…

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Lassa fever: Four people quarantined in Yobe

Yobe State government has quarantined four people for clinical analysis over suspected case of Lassa fever. The state commissioner for health, Bello Kawuwa disclosed this to newsmen on Wednesday. He…

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LUTH alerts health workers over released corpse of Lassa fever victim

The epidemiology unit of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has issued a notice over the corpse of a Lassa fever victim released by the hospital. It was learnt that the…

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Lassa fever kills two in Lagos, 100 people under surveillance

Lassa Fever has killed two patients at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Chris Bode confirmed this on Tuesday. He added that 100 workers…

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Lassa fever: Plateau govt puts students under surveillance

The Plateau state government has placed all academic and non-academic staff who had contact with the students that tested positive for Lassa fever under surveillance. All the students and neighbouring…

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Lassa Fever kills 1 in Plateau

At least one student has been reportedly died at the Federal Government Girls’ College, Lantang in Plateau State, following the fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in the institution. Punch reports…

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Kogi records Lassa fever case

by Dolapo Adelana A case of Lassa fever was confirmed in Angwan Kura Community, in the old market area of  Lokoja, the state capital Kogi on Sunday confirmed. The patient,…

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New Lassa fever case recorded in Borno

by Azeez Adeniyi The Borno State Government on Wednesday said it has recorded a new case of Lassa fever. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Mishelia said a 32-year-old woman tested…

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