Seven doctors and five nurses have reportedly been quarantined at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa state, following their contact with a patient diagnosed with Lassa fever. According to a source at the hospital, a pregnant woman who lost her fetus was the primary contact, theCable reports. She said the woman was admitted at the labour ward, where the fetus was evacuated on Friday.
In a recent interview with The Interview, President Muhammadu Buhari debunked claims that he has a cabal running his government. The president had been accused severally by Nigerians, including his wife, Aisha of not being in control of his government. The Interview asked Buhari if a “cabal really exist in your government, or is it just a phantom description based on insufficient information about the extent of influence some close aides or relatives have over you as President? ”
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says some parts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) manifesto was written at the residence of Pat Utomi, a professor, in 2014.
Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity revealed that Osinbajo said this at the 5th edition of the Airtel Touching Lives in Lagos. The vice-president was quoted as saying. “Listening to each story of a life touched this evening must remind us of the many others who need our help, our comfort and our kindness. The poor and vulnerable always need a voice. ”
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked governors of the south-west to rename Amotekun because it has a biblical origin. Amotekun, the Western Nigeria Security Network is a Yoruba word which means leopard.
In a statement on Monday, Ishaq Akintola, the director of MURIC’s director, said Muslims can’t be part of Amotekun because it has its origin in the Bible.
Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, on Monday, revealed how he was attacked by suspected herdsmen while at his farm located along Makurdi-Naka road in Makurdi, Benue state capital.Speaking during an interactive session with newsmen in Makurdi, Ortom said he would not be intimidated, adding that he would continue to speak up for his people.
The governor also reiterated his call for arrest and prosecution of Miyetti Allah leaders for instigating violence against farmers in Benue state.
Former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani has been granted a N10m bail by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. The former lawmaker was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday on a two-count charge of bribery. Abdul Ibrahim, Sani’s counsel, asked the court to grant bail to his client, adding that Sani would not interfere with the witnesses that would be called in the case.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has urged the federal government to tackle the ongoing Lassa fever menace with the same zeal Ebola was tackled in the country. Atiku, the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last Presidential election, while reacting to Coronavirus, Lassa fever advised the Nigerian government on preventive measures.
Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to the death sentence slammed on Maryam Sanda, who was found guilty of killing her husband, Bilyamin Mohammed Bello in 2017.
Justice Yusuf Halilu of the federal high court in Abuja on Monday sentenced the defendant to death by hanging, a judgment that has sparked social media debate.
Sanda reportedly stabbed her husband, son of Haliru Mohammed Bello, a former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to death with a bottle in November 2017.