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Ex-Lagos Commissioner of Police, Young Arebamen buried

Ex-Lagos Commissioner of Police, Young Arebamen buried

A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Young Arebamen, was on Friday at his residence in Ujabhole community, Esan Central local government area of Edo State. Residents of the community trooped out to witness ex- police commissioner’s funeral activities Arebamen, who served as Lagos police commissioner between 2002 and 2004, died on March 14. He

Cholera Outbreak: UN allocates $2 million for North-East

The United Nations, through the Nigerian Humanitarian Fund, has allocated US$2 million to support the response to a deadly cholera outbreak in North-East Nigeria, that could affect thousands of people.   Since the beginning of the outbreak, which was officially declared in four local government areas on 28 March, a total of 404 cases and

Ghana denies reports of Ebola outbreak

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Monday refuted reports of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The denial followed social media reports that claimed an Ebola outbreak in Ghana and that the health authority was trying to suppress the information. “We want to state emphatically that the report is false

Deadly Nipah Virus Kills Five In India

A deadly virus carried by fruit bats has killed at least five people in southern India and more than 90 people are in quarantine, a top health official said Tuesday. Other deaths are suspected to have been caused by Nipah virus and authorities have ordered emergency measures to control the outbreak. “We can confirm that

BREAKING: Olisa Metuh Collapses In Court

The former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has collapsed during his resumed trial in an Abuja High Court on Monday. He was trying to make his way to the dock when he suddenly collapsed. The judge had to stand down the matter to enable medical officials to attend to

Strike: Health workers plot mass rally against minister

    The Tertiary Health Institutions National Consultative Forum (THINCF) has threatened to mobilise in support of other striking members of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) for street rallies to draw attention to alleged injustice against health workers as being perpetrated by the Federal Ministry of Health.   This is coming just as an

Stop rejecting gunshot victims, Lagos police warn doctors

The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law. Reacting to a media report on the refusal of an hospital to treat a victim who was shot and wounded by armed robbers, the police said