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Lassa fever kills 15 in Ondo, 28 others on danger list

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No fewer than 15 persons have reportedly died after contracting Lassa Fever in Ondo State.

WuzupNigeria gathered that 28 others are on danger list in the southwestern state.

It was further gathered that a majority of the victims were from Oka Akoko, Owo and Ose.

“Over 100 people affected have been receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, while 15 have died and 28 are on the danger list,” The Punch Newspapers reported quoting an unnamed source.

The newspaper further said that a ward in the hospital reserved for Lassa fever patients is overcrowded, forcing the doctors to refer some patients to the Virology Centre in Akure.

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It was also gathered that at the FMC claimed one of the health workers in the hospital lost his wife to the disease a few days ago.

He also confirmed that the number of Lassa fever patients in the hospital was increasing on a daily basis.

A member of the state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told one of our correspondents that a sensitisation programme was needed to stop the disease in the state.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro, said the issue was already being addressed by the state government.

He said,

“I am at the Governor’s Office (on Monday evening) and we are having a meeting on the matter.

“That is (Lassa fever issue) is what we are trying to address now. We are working on the report available and the next line of action. That is why I’m here.”

Meanwhile, a corps member serving in Asaba, in the Oshimili South Local Government Area of Delta State, has been diagnosed with the Lassa fever.

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The corps member simply identified as Yinka was said to have been taken to the Irrua Specialist Hospital in Edo State on Monday after the Federal Medical Centre in Asaba confirmed the development.

A source told one of our correspondents that Yinka suddenly fell ill on Wednesday and was admitted to the FMC on Friday.

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The source said,

We were buying drugs thinking it was just malaria and that he would be okay.

“After a series of tests (at the FMC), he was diagnosed with Lassa fever and was taken to Edo State today (Monday).”

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps, Delta State, Mrs Olutayo Samuel, confirmed the development.

“The corps member has been stabilised and transferred to a specialist hospital,” Samuel said.

All efforts made to reach the state Commissioner for Health, Dr Ononye Mordi, and the Chief Medical Director, FMC, Asaba, Dr Victor Osiatume, were unsuccessful.

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Abia: Church of Satan destroyed, founder reportedly arrested

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The Church of Satan in Ohafia, Abia state has been destroyed by the youths in the community and her chief apostle and founder has been arrested and taken away by the federal authority.

The Assemblies of light Bearer Greater Church of Lucifer, popularly known as Church of Satan in Ohafia founded by Mr Ifekwe Udo has been knocked down and vandalized by the youths of the community for the evil it has initiated.

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People of Ohafia knew his evil practices but nobody could confront him because of his connections.

He claims to have the power Satan has. He is known to use voodoo power on his Members.

It was a thing of joy and happiness for the people of Ohafia around the world as the founder of the named church above was arrested by federal authority.

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Ifekwe Udo, also known as Lucifer or Fada-Fada has a question mark regarding his Ohafia nativity.

He became popular in the past quarter of the decade for his visible effort in providing employment opportunities for the jobless youths of the community.

He gave the jobless youth motorcycles on hire purchase.

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Kenyan suspends all school activities till January 2021

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Kenya has declared that its schools will no longer reopen this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Guardian UK, reports.

Furthermore, the country said its primary and secondary pupils would return to class in January 2021.

The Kenyan school year runs from January to November when it climaxes with end-of-term exams.

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Education Minister, George Magoha, said in a statement on Tuesday that the curve of COVID-19 infections was expected to flatten only by December 2020.

He said as a result of these examinations for primary and secondary school have been cancelled

He said;

“The 2020 school calendar year will be considered lost due to COVID-19 restrictions.”

Schools in Kenya were closed on March 15 when it had only three confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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Police Act: Senate okays four-year single tenure for IGP

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The Senate, on Tuesday, passed a bill which amended the Police Act and prescribed among others, a four-year single tenure for the office of the Inspector-General of Police.

The proposed legislation is titled, “Police Act CAP P19 LFN 2004 (Repeal and Re-enactment) Bill, 2020”

The bill states that the tenure was introduced to give stability to the office of the Inspector-General of Police.

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It also states that the appointment and removal from office of the Police boss would henceforth be based on the advice of the Police Council.

The legislative action followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs.

The report read by the panel Chairman, Senator Haliru Jika recommended that the inspector-General of Police should adhere to policing plans.

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It read, “The national policing plan should be made with inputs from the Police Force Headquarters and all the various Police formations nationwide before the end of each financial year.

” It should set priorities, objectives, cost implications, and expected outcomes of Policing for the next succeeding financial year in order to change budgeting from a top-down approach to a bottom-up approach,” it said.

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It also recommended that the Police should “abide and enforce certain constitutional provisions, particularly fundamental rights of persons in Police custody under chapter 4 of the l999 constitution (as amended) and other international instruments on Human rights to which Nigeria is a signatory.”

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