Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Isaac Adewole"

    We won’t hide anything on Lassa Fever, says Adewole

We won’t hide anything on Lassa Fever, says Adewole

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says isolation centres are being activated in various hospitals to curb the spread of Lassa fever while every useful information on the virus will be provided to the public.Speaking with TheCable on the recent outbreak of the disease in Abuja, the minister said call contacts of the index case were being traced, but added that [...]

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    Police consider psychiatric screening of officers

Police consider psychiatric screening of officers

Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, says the force is considering conducting psychiatric test on recruits and serving officers.Arase said this at the Nigeria police force health policy revalidation meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.He said the initiative became necessary following incidents of indiscriminate use of firearms by personnel of the force.Arase said inadequate manpower had exposed officers to working for longer [...]

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    7 things you need to know about Lassa Fever

7 things you need to know about Lassa Fever

At least 40 Nigerians have lost their lives to the current outbreak of Lassa Fever across 10 states of the federation, but the ministry of health continues with efforts to keep the figures that low while eliminating the virus.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, had said at a press conference on Tuesday, that “the good news is that there have been no new [...]

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    Senate opposes distribution of rat killers to check Lassa fever

Senate opposes distribution of rat killers to check Lassa fever

The senate on Tuesday shot down a motion urging the federal government to distribute rat killers to Nigerians as a way of curbing the spread of Lassa fever.Olanrewaju Tejuoso, a senator representing Ogun central,  who moved the motion entitled: ‘The recent outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria’, had prayed the senate to urge "the federal government to consider giving out [...]

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    Fast-spreading Lassa Fever kills 40 in 10 states

Fast-spreading Lassa Fever kills 40 in 10 states

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has confirmed the death of 40 Nigerians, due to an outbreak of Lassa fever in 10 states of the federation.Briefing the nation on the outbreak, Adewole said the viral disease had found its way to Bauchi, Nasarawa, Niger, Taraba, Kano Rivers, Edo, Plateau, Gombe and Oyo states.He said the ministry of health was responding promptly [...]

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    Start using public transport, Bruce tells Amaechi

Start using public transport, Bruce tells Amaechi

Ben Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, has challenged Rotimi Amaechi, the newly-sworn in minister of transportation, to make it a duty to use public transport at least once in a month.The senator also called on Babatunde Fashola, who has been assigned the ministry of power, works and ministry, to halt the use of generators in his home, "so that he can [...]

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    Akpabio: We don’t send our daughters to Nigerian varsities for fear of sexual assault

Akpabio: We don’t send our daughters to Nigerian varsities for fear of sexual assault

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state and senate minority leader, has lamented the moral decadence in Nigerian tertiary institutions.Speaking on Tuesday during the screening of Isaac Adewole, the ministerial nominee from Osun state, Akpabio said members of the upper legislative chamber are worried by the sex-for-marks syndrome in Nigerian universities.“In Nigerian universities today, many female students don’t go [...]

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    PROFILE: Olayinka, ‘lover of Jesus’, new VC of UI

PROFILE: Olayinka, ‘lover of Jesus’, new VC of UI

Abel Idowu Olayinka, a professor of Geology, was on Wednesday announced the 12th vice chancellor of Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan (UI).Olayinka, who attended Ilesa Grammar School, from 1970 to 1975, takes over from Isaac Adewole, who attended the same school from 1966 to 1972. His five-year tenure goes into effect from December 1, 2015.Umar Mustapha, the pro-chancellor and [...]

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