Category archives for: HEALTH

No Cause for Alarm! IBB okay, fine – aide confirms


An aide of former military President Ibrahim Babangida said yesterday that he is fine in Germany where he is undergoing a medical check-up. The associate said Gen. Babangida is on a routine medical check-up as a result of his famous “Radiculopathy case”, an injury he sustained during the Biafran war for which he had a […]

WHO declared Nigeria, Senegal Ebola Virus free


The World Health Organisation on Monday declared that the Ebola Virus Disease had been “pretty much contained” in Nigeria and Senegal. A statement by the organisation’s regional office for Africa said there had been no new confirmed cases in the two countries since the first case was identified in Senegal on August 29 and Nigeria’s […]

Osun Is Ebola-Free, Says Ilori

Temitope Ilori

Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Temitope Ilori, has reiterated that Osun State is free of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. She disclosed this at an Ebola sensitization workshop organised by the State Ebola Virus prevention committee for religious groups in the state at the Local Government Service Commission Hall in the State Secretariat. She […]

Osun Sensitises Monarchs On Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus

As part of efforts to curb the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, the Osun State Ebola Monitoring and Prevention Committee has organised a sensitisation workshop for Traditional rulers in the state. The event was held at the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Conference Hall, in the state capital. Speakers at the programme were […]

Ebola: Lagos shiffts schools resumption date to October 8

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Sunday directed public primary and secondary schools in the state to start academic activities on October 8. The schools were scheduled to open on September 22. Mr. Fashola made the announcement at an interactive session with principals, vice principals, head teachers and teachers in public primary and secondary […]

Taraba Crisis: Why I will NOT appear before medical panel – Gov. Suntai reacts


Ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State has said that he will not appear before the recently-constituted medical panel set up by the state House of Assembly to determine his state of health. The Speaker, Mr. Josiah Sabo Kente, had set up a five-man medical team to investigate the “true state of health” of Suntai. […]

Ebola: No school resumption today in Lagos, 14 other states


Pupils in at least 15 states in the country will not return to their classrooms today as directed by the Federal Government. This is because in most of the states, teachers are insisting that safety measures must be put in place to protect them and their pupils from contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. In […]

Taraba Politics: Suntai’s Days Numbered As Assembly Finally Sets Up Panel

Suntai and wife

Nearly two years after an air crash that has left the Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai incapacitated, indications emerged that the days of the ailing number one citizen are indeed numbered, following the setting up of a five-man medical panel by the House of Assembly. The panel announced on Saturday, is to ascertain the fitness […]

Ebola: We’ll not to resume on Monday – Lagos teachers


The Nigeria Union of Teachers on Saturday warned the Lagos State Government against coercing its members to resume for the 2014/2015 academic session on Monday. The warning came as the union alleged that the state government had not provided any Ebola Virus Disease kit in schools in the state. The state NUT Chairman, Mr. Segun […]

Why Taraba assembly finally decided to probe gov. Suntai’s health


The Taraba State House of Assembly has set up a medical panel to verify the health condition of its ailing Governor, Danbaba Suntai who has been out of the country for treatment abroad. He returned from the United Kingdom after weeks of further treatment of the injuries he sustained when his plane crashed near Yola, […]

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