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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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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

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Nigeria Ranks Third On Global Terrorism Index Despite Drop In Deaths – Report

Boko Haram

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most terrorized country in the world according to a 2020 report by the Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

The report which was released on Wednesday, ranked Nigeria third only behind war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq.

According to the GTI report, Nigeria witnessed an increase in Boko Haram attacks in the period under review, witnessing her worst terrorist attack in 2019 in northeastern Borno State, where at least 70 people were killed and 10 others wounded when insurgents attacked at a funeral.

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“Over the past year, Boko Haram increased attacks on military targets, with deaths rising from 26 in 2018 to 148 in 2019,” the report said.

However, the report recognized that terror-related incidents in the country fell by 27% in the same period due to a significant reduction in violence attributed to killer herdsmen.

“This reduction occurred despite a small increase in deaths attributed to Boko Haram, which has been the most active terrorist group in the country over the past decade. Deaths from terrorism in Nigeria are now 83 percent lower than at
their peak in 2014.”

 

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

Also Read: Gunmen Evict NIDCOM Staff From Office On Minister’s Order

The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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