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496 patients treated for cardiac, renal ailments – LASG

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Jide IdrisThe Lagos State Government says 496 patients had received treatment since the inauguration of the first ultra-modern Cardiac and Renal Centre in West Africa.

Dr Jide Idris, the Commissioner for Health, gave the success profile of the centre recently while highlighting the success health programmes of the state government in four years.

He said that the centre which was inaugurated in March 2015 had contributed tremendously in the reduction of medical tourism.

“We have been able to carry out renal dialysis, cardiac procedures including two heart surgeries and the patients are all doing great.

“Also, Pacemaker insertions have been carried out since the commissioning of the cardiac and renal centre in the state.

“These are treatments many Nigerians travel abroad and spend millions of naira to have these procedures done and it has serious negative impact on the country`s economy”, he said.

On the Goitre Control programme which was inaugurated on March 17, 2014, the commissioner said that 67 patients had undergone surgery while 62 patients were awaiting surgery.

He also said that 12 patients were currently on medication due to the abnormal thyroid function.

“In the last one year, through the State`s Limb Deformity Corrective Surgery and Rehabilitation Programme, 65 patients were screened and 17 of them were operated upon and referred for physiotherapy.

“One limb corrective surgery had been carried out, two patients were given wheel chair and 23 are awaiting Orthotic devices.

“Our records for the Cleft and Palate Repair Programme, showed 71 patients between the age three-month and 15-years were screened and 48 surgeries were performed.

“31 lips repair, seven palate repairs and 10 nasal repairs were performed in the last one year”, he said.

Idris said that the state government would also continue to ensure accessible, affordable and quality healthcare for the residents of the state. (NAN)

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants

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Amotekun: Oyo Releases List Of Successful Applicants
Amotekun: Oyo releases list of successful applicants

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The Oyo State Government has released the list of successful applicants for Amotekun Corps in the State.

The process of documentation for successful applicants is billed to commence on Tuesday at the Emmanuel Alayande College of Education.

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This was contained in a statement made available by the State Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju on Saturday.

He indicated that all candidates are to check their names at their various local government headquarters or online through the Oyo State job portal.

 

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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

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Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack
Zamfara Governor Commiserates With Victims Of Bandit Attack

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle has commiserated with families of victims of the attack on citizens of Gidan Goga community by armed bandits.

The Governor assured that what is happening in terms of banditry attacks is not a security lapse but a momentary hiccup that will not be allowed to last.

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He said the attack further exposed the desperation of the bandits who are experiencing heavy pressure from the offensive launched by security operatives in recent times.

“I want to assure our law obedient citizens of Zamfara State that the experience we are undergoing will not last. The bandits are experiencing our sustained pressure which they have reacted through cowardly and desperate attacks on innocent citizens,” Matawalle observed.

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First celebrity Limited Edition Smartphone in Sub Sahara Africa: Davido Special Edition of Infinix NOTE 8

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Over the last few weeks, Infinix has floated its candy before the eyes of tech enthusiast intensifying their craving for the soon to be released device. Through several social media posts, Infinix has hinted on the imminent release of the NOTE 8 and we all can’t wait for the device to hit the shelves.

Although the proposed date for the launch in its initial teaser videos and banners have passed without
any launch, we have reasons to believe that the launch will take place sometimes this month.

However, here’s a more interesting news. Infinix is set to be the first smart phone company in sub Sahara Africa to launch a limited edition device with a celebrity. A special edition of the NOTE 8 will be released alongside the primal version of the NOTE 8 and the NOTE 8i. The special edition is  signed by Infinix’s brand ambassador David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

The available stock for the special Davido-signed edition is limited. However, interested shoppers can
get one for themselves at exclusive SLOT outlets nationwide and on their website Here. Exciting free
gifts are also available if you’re among the lucky few to buy this device while stocks last.

The Infinix NOTE 8 is targeted at the mid-to-high-end market segment and it comes with several
interesting features. The device on-boards a super-fast processor – the MediaTek Helio G80
processor, which supports ultra-fast gaming speed, stable graphics in-game, easy multi-tasking as
well as an all-round optimal performance.

The device also sports six cameras in total. It comes with a dual selfie camera which is cut out from its
super-wide 6.95inches screen. On the back, the NOTE 8 crams a 64MP super night shot camera for
amazing night shot photographs and other photography needs.

Many of Infinix loyalists and smartphone enthusiasts are already clearing their carts and lining up in
preparation for the launch of the Infinix NOTE 8. Now that there’s a special Davido edition in sight, the
queue might just be doubling up.

To stay ahead of interested shoppers and ensure that you’re one of the first to get your hands on this
special edition of the NOTE 8, follow Infinix on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @Infinixnigeria.

You can also join their community of young and vibrant fans on XClub via the app on your Infinix
device or click on this link to download the app if you’re a non Infinix user.

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