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Kogi Teen Dies from Lassa Fever

A teenager in Kogi, Aisha Jimoh, who was confirmed to have contracted the dreaded Lassa fever, is dead. A brother of the deceased, Asipita Jimoh, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja that Aisha, 18, died in the early hours of Monday at the Irua General Hospital in Edo, where

Nigerian Doctors Seek Jobs Abroad

For decades, Nigeria's health sector has been characterised by a disturbing degree of deterioration due to neglect by successive administrations. Indeed, the sector is now near a total collapse with very little hope of revival. Indeed, that President Muhammadu Buhari continues to be treated abroad for his health challenges is a

Meningitis outbreak kills 328 people in Nigeria

Nigeria is currently going through a meningitis epidemic which has affected 16 states in the Northern region. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that the outbreak started in Zamfara state.  No fewer than 328 persons have died and 2,524 suspected cases have been recorded since November 2016.

Watch: Fake Chinese Rice Spreads in Nigeria

China has been producing fake rice for at least four years and it is still on the market. Its been reported that this “rice” – believe it or not – contains poisonous plastic called resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and other chemicals used in pharmaceutical tablets. It is shaped like regular

Lassa Fever in Nigeria -5 Quick Facts

There’s increasing concern in Nigeria about the spread of Lassa fever. The latest outbreak has killed at least 72 people and the disease has spread to 17 of the country’s 36 states. Here are some quick facts you should know about the virus. What is lassa fever? it is a virus similar

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