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Plateau Records Five Suspected Cases Of Cerebrospinal Meningitis

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The Plateau State government has announced the discovery of five suspected cases of cerebrospinal meningitis in Langtang South and Mikang local council areas.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kunden Deyin Kamshak, told journalists in Jos yesterday that they “got calls from the local councils and deployed its team to the areas. So far, our findings confirmed suspected cases of cerebrospinal meningitis.”

The commissioner explained that a blood sample or cerebrospinal fluid of a suspected case must be diagnosed at a government approved medical laboratory.“It is the results from such a laboratory test that would confirm the case as being that of cerebrospinal meningitis,” he said.

Kamshak added that three of the suspected persons had commenced treatment, while the others were yet to be treated because their blood samples had just been taken to the laboratory for analysis.

The commissioner explained that the major symptoms of the disease are severe headaches, fever and neck stiffness.He advised people to avoid staying in overcrowded places and sleep only in well-ventilated rooms.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has directed the management of the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, in Zamfara State not to wait for referrals before treating cases.

Adewole, who gave the directive when he visited the hospital, urged the management to set up a rapid response team to locate suspected cases.“This is not the time to wait for referrals before you treat, but rather you should go out and search for the cases,” he said.

The minister urged the hospital to assist in strengthening the Primary Health Care system in the state to curtail the current outbreak and future occurrences.

The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mrs. Binta Adamu Bello and a team of international development partners, accompanied the minister.Also, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai have expressed fear over the devastation of the outbreak.

But the Nigerian representative of the Department for International Department (DFID), Dr. Salma Kolo, said the outbreak was an indication that the healthcare system in the north was weak.

Kolo disclosed this at the emergency meeting of the governors and the Northern Traditional Leaders Committee on Public Health Centre.In Ekiti State, the Head of Department of Community Medicine at the Afe Babalola University, Prof Adekunle Kunle-Olowu, has warned against linking the disease to superstition

He gave the warning yesterday in Ado Ekiti, while commissioning a rural medical centre in Are Ekiti.He condemned the statement credited to the Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, that the outbreak of meningitis was caused by adultery and fornication.The founder of the university, Afe Babalola and the Provost, College of Health Science and Medicine, Prof. Olurotimi Sanya, witnessed the commissioning.

Source: Guardian

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups

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Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday

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Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers

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Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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