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Another Ebola outbreak announced in DR Congo

THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced the resurgence of Ebola in its troubled eastern part of the country. This is three months...

Nigeria and disease outbreaks. Better prepared, but still weak spots

By Folasade OGUNSOLA, University of Lagos EARLY this year, China confirmed the first case of a new strain of coronavirus (2019nCoV) isolated from a cluster...

Armed group kills four Ebola response workers in DR Congo, five injured

Four workers responding to the Ebola outbreak at the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed in two attacks at the eastern...

Two cases of Ebola confirmed in new province of DRC

TWO new Ebola virus cases have been confirmed at a new province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with one death on Friday. The...

1,800 lives lost as Ebola outbreak reaches one year in Congo

AS today marks one year since the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in...

WHO considers declaring global emergency on ebola spread

UGANDA has confirmed the death of two people to Ebola disease, one is a 50-year-old woman and her five-year-old grandson on Wednesday and Tuesday...

Why Nigeria is battling to control disease outbreaks like Lassa fever

Oyewale Tomori, Nigerian Academy of Science THE first case of Lassa fever in Nigeria was recorded in 1969. A zoonotic disease endemic to West Africa,...

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NCDC confirms two cases of Omicron variant in Nigeria

THE Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the first two cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in...

White paper: Lagos govt describes Lekki Toll Gate killings as ‘assumptions’

THE Lagos State Government has rejected that nine persons were killed when the Nigerian Army opened fire at unarmed...

Wike’s N7bn suit against ThisDay newspaper adjourned to January 2022

A N7 billion libel suit against ThisDay newspaper and its management has been adjourned to January 2020 by a...

Borno government commits 14% of 2022 budget to education

THE Borno State Government has earmarked 14.2 per cent of its 2022 budget to education. Of the N267 billion budget...

Low tax-to-GDP not justification for raising taxes, Adesina tells FG

AFRICAN Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina, on Tuesday, said that  low tax-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP)  in the country was...
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