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Lassa fever: Why Death Toll is Rising in Nigeria

Lassa fever: Why Death Toll is Rising in Nigeria

There are fears that with the rising death toll from Lassa fever in Edo State, 2019 might be a turning point in the narrative of the disease in Nigeria as government has not shown much capacity to deal with the situation. Lassa fever, also known as Lassa hemorrhagic fever, a type of viral hemorrhagic fever caused

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Elections: Lessons Nigeria Must Learn From Smaller Countries

Nigeria continues its cycle of election misadventures even as smaller countries get their act together and put the Giant of Africa to shame. Even though the 2019 general election has come and gone, the injuries inflicted on many by the elections may take a long time to heal. In the build-up to the elections, comments by

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Dutch Minister Quits Office

Consequent upon reports revealing lapses in her ministry, Dutch Defence minister has resigned her appointment. Following a report that revealed “serious shortcomings” by her ministry, which resulted in the death of two Dutch soldiers in far away Mali, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Dutch minister, has resigned from office. But she was not the only one that left

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Campaign Against Irregular Migration Kicks Off In Lagos

Campaign Against Irregular Migration Kicks Off In Lagos   For many Africans, especially Nigerian youths, seeking better opportunities or a fresh start in Europe, there are now better alternatives to the perilous voyage over dangerous desert and sea routes in the bid to get into Europe, illegally. There are legal options for safe migration, as

Doomsday For Workers

The worsening economic situation in the country has adversely affected the fortunes of operators in virtually all sectors of the Nigerian economy; hence many companies are now sacking their workers as a means of survival  It is not difficult to tell that all is not well with many organizations and companies both in the public

Education Tourism: How to Stop the Exodus

As more Nigerians flock to higher institutions abroad in search of better education, some stakeholders stress the need to curb the exodus, which drains individual and corporate pockets  He did not really plan to school abroad. Rather Edet Emedong, who just completed his second year programme at the Regional Maritime University, Accra, Ghana, had always

What Happened Before The Bristow Helicopter Crashed Last August

The report of the AIB gives insight into what transpired before the Sikorsky helicopter crashed last August. It also recommends steps to be taken to avert a recurrence. Almost two months after the Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter operated by Bristow Helicopters Nigeria, crashed into the lagoon in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos State, the Accident Investigative

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