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Nigeria: Council of State Okays $1bn for Agric, Livestock Support for Herdsmen

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Abuja — The Council of State, yesterday, endorsed $1 billion to boost agriculture and empower livestock farmers, including the Fulani herdsmen. The council also recommended inter-state security joint operations to flush out bandits, especially those operating from the forests. Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, alongside Governor …

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Why I want to take over from Buhari – Lamido

Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa State and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant has given reasons why he want to become Nigeria’s next President. Lamido said his decision to contest for presidency was to restore vision of PDP founding fathers and to ensure unity, justice, equity and fair play in …

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Why we endorsed Sule Lamido

After painstakingly examining the current socio – political situation in the country, and after a thorough screening of all aspirants eyeing the Presidential ticket come 2019, former Governor Sule Lamido ranks highest among all the potential presidential prospects, judging by his giant strides in all spheres of human endeavours as …

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6m at risk of infectious diseases in Jigawa

By Aliyu Dangida DUTSE—Recent indices has indicated that six million persons in Jigawa State are at risk of infectious diseases and facing other events of public health importance. To that effect, the World Health Organisation, WHO, has donated 28 motorcycles worth N8.4 million to the government to boost surveillance, monitoring …

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Disease Surveillance: WHO Donates N8.4m Motorcycles To Jigawa

Dutse – The World Health Organisation (WHO) has donated twenty eight motorcycles worth N8.4 million to Jigawa State Government. The motorcycles are aimed at boosting surveillance, monitoring, and control of outbreak of communal diseases. The development may not be unconnected with the reported issue that over six million persons, especially highly …

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NCDC Situation Report: 2017/2018 Cerebro-spinal Meningitis Outbreak in Nigeria (Week 4)

HIGHLIGHTS • NCDC and partners are currently implementing the 2017/2018 preparedness and response plan through the multi-agency CSM Emergency Operations Centre (EOC). This is the fifth situation report. • Isolated cases were detected from September 2017, and each followed up. • Given the known epidemic season and increasing number of …

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