Yellow Fever spreads to three more communities in Enugu

Enugu State Government has confirmed the reports of strange deaths in some communities in Nsukka, Isi-Uzo, and Igbo-Etiti local government areas of the state. Commissioner for Health, Prof Ikechukwu Obi, in a statement on Sunday night, disclosed that the ministry’s Rapid Response Team, LGA Rapid Response Teams, in collaboration with International and National Partners, had visited the communities to investigate the reports and had taken samples for testing. The statement reads: “Following the confirmed cases of Yellow Fever in Igbo -Eze North local government area of Enugu State and the…

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Daily COVID-19 cases up again in Nigeria, Lagos tops with 89%

Nigeria posted an increase in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with Lagos responsible for 89 percent of them. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported 152 cases, higher than the 112 logged on Saturday. Lagos posted 136 of the new cases, a day after it reported zero case. So far, Nigeria has recorded 65,148 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with  61,073 survivors discharged and 1,163 deaths reported. Seven States and the FCT reported new cases on Sunday. See figures below Lagos-136 Kano-4 Niger-3 Ekiti-2 Kaduna-2 Ogun-2 Taraba-2 FCT-1 65,148 confirmed 61,073 discharged…

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Yuletide: Lawmaker calls for reopening of Enugu airport

Rep. Toby Okechukwu (PDP-Enugu), Deputy Minority Leader, House of Representatives, has called on the Federal Government to immediately reopen the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, for ease of transport during the forthcoming festive period.   Okechukwu, representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, also called on the government to reactivate the remaining air facilities to allow international flight operations.   According to him, this call becomes expedient ahead of the Yuletide when Nigerians will like to come home from every part of the world.   He said in a statement in Abuja…

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