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Cholera outbreak in Congo claimed over 500 lives

The Lagos State Ministry of Health has reported 29 deaths and 579 cases since the cholera outbreak began two weeks ago. Speaking on Monday during an ongoing press briefing, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, explained that the death rate was due to patients being presented late at the hospital or brought in dead. He added that no case had been reported in schools. “For the past two weeks, we have recorded 29 deaths and 579 suspected cholera cases. The 29 deaths was caused by patients being presented late that we couldn’t resuscitate them.” On June 11,…

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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra

About 50 members of the House of Representatives spread across the six geo-political zones of the country, under the aegis of the Concerned Federal Lawmakers for Peace and Security in the South-East, have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to invoke Section 174 of the Constitution of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) and Section 107(1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from the custody of the Department of State Services. The lawmakers elected on the platform of different political parties in a letter addressed to President Tinubu, dated…

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Anthony Joshua

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua says it would not be a “wise decision” for his son to follow in his footsteps and become a professional boxer. The two-time former unified world heavyweight champion told BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs he would much prefer if his son, Joseph Joshua, known as JJ, became an accountant instead, though he added that he wanted him to carve out his own future. He has previously said he did not envisage a boxing life for his “little JJ”, wanting his son to be the “best man that he can be” instead. Speaking to Desert Island…

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Tourist attacked by Wolves in France

Three wolves in a zoo outside Paris attacked a 37-year-old woman leaving her fighting for her life, a source familiar with the case and local prosecutors said. The woman was bitten “on the neck, the calf and the back” at the Thoiry Zoo around 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of the French capital, the source familiar with the case told AFP. The Chief Prosecutor in Versailles, Maryvonne Caillibotte said the woman’s life was in danger, according to AFP on Sunday. The woman is believed to have gone out alone for a jog after spending the night with her family in…

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Nigeria, others on list of 'most pressing' shortage of health workers - WHO

The Oyo State Chapter of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria has on Sunday, directed all its members to commence a seven-day warning strike on Monday, June 24, 2024 to press further the demands of the union. This was disclosed in a notification letter sent to the members across all health institutions; including ministries, departments and local government areas by the union President, John Fabunmi, seen by Chronicle NG on Sunday. Fabunmi in the letter said the strike action was imperative to press further the demands of the union, revealing that the union has reminded the State Government…

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Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has provided health insurance for street sweepers in the state, saying it was necessary for them to be healthy and active at work. Kwara State Deputy Governor, Kayode Alabi, disclosed this on Saturday in Ilorin during an interactive session with the sweepers. Alabi, represented by the Commissioner for Youth Development, Shehu Ndanusa, said the sweepers would therefore be registered by the state health insurance officials. He said that they would be given registration/enrollment cards to be used at state-owned hospitals. He added, “Most of the sweepers are indigenes and have the opportunity to access the…

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Two former bank staff in EFCC net for stealing dead customer's money

Operatives of the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Makurdi Zonal Command, have arrested two former staff of Union Bank in Makurdi for stealing the sum of N4,199,500.00 (Four Million One Hundred and Ninety Nine Thousand Five Hundred Naira) belonging to a deceased customer of the bank. Dele Oyewale, the EFCC’s spokesman stated this in a statement made available to Chronicle NG. “The suspects, Idah Ogoh and Agbo Okwute were arrested on Friday, June 21, 2024 in Makurdi, Benue State. “Their arrest followed a petition against them by the bank on fraudulent debits on a deceased customer, Emmanuel Azer Agenna’s…

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Gunmen killed Plateau APC publicity secretary, Sylvanus Namang

A top traditional title holder, the Madakin of the Shabu community in the Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Musa Shuaibu, has been kidnapped by gunmen. The gunmen were said to have invaded the area at exactly 8 pm on Thursday and whisked him away to an unknown destination. According to a resident of the area who preferred to remain anonymous, traditional ruler was kidnapped a few meters away from his residence after observing the Muslim dusk prayer (Isha’i) in a Mosque in the area. “We heard that he was kidnapped just a few meters away from his house.…

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EFCC arrests 26 internet fraudsters in Abuja

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC, have arrested a syndicate of fake State House Staff in Abuja for alleged criminal conspiracy, false representation and employment scam. The EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale on Friday revealed this in a statement seen by Chronicle NG. The suspects were arrested separately following investigation on petitions by various victims who were promised jobs as “Directors General” at the Ministry of Communication, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, NNPCL, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC and other ministries. The suspects according to the statement are; Augustine Enamegbai Umogboi, who claimed to…

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Lagos has confirmed first case of Lassa fever

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control ( and Prevention (NCDC) has recorded 6,704 suspected Lassa fever cases and 162 deaths across 125 Local Government Areas in 28 states. The NCDC confirmed said 911 cases from the suspected cases from January to June 9, 2024. The agency disclosed the figures in its Lassa fever situation report on its website on Friday. According to the World Health Organisation, Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by the Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus family of viruses. Humans usually become infected with the Lassa virus through exposure to food or…

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