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Four new cases of Monkey pox, 301 Nationwide

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Four new cases of Monkeypox: 301 Nationwide

Four new cases of Monkeypox, 301 Nationwide.

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The Borno State Ministry of Health has confirmed four cases of monkeypox infections.
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The state director of public health, Lawi Mshelia, confirmed that three out of the four suspected cases discovered were confirmed positive by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

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Mr Mshelia added that two of the positive cases were reported from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where he said they are currently receiving treatment.

 

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He added that the other patient was reported from Biu in Southern Borno.

 

The director also revealed that one of the patients was discharged from the hospital about a week ago.

 

Also, the NCDC in its latest Monkeypox situation report spanning July 4 to 7, reported 101 confirmed cases in 2022, its highest figure since 2017 when the disease re-emerged.

 

Apart from the confirmed cases, the NCDC stated in the situation report that no fewer than 301 suspected cases of the disease have been reported nationwide.

 

The situation report further revealed that Nigeria reported 88 cases in 2017; 49 in 2018; 47 in 2019; 8 in 2020, and 34 in 2021, which brings the total number of confirmed cases from 2017 to 2022 to 327.

 

The report revealed that there were 56 suspected new cases reported from 22 states, of which 17 cases were confirmed positive from 12 states in the week under review.

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Tsokundi killings: Tivs in Taraba Are Taking The Generosity of Gov. Agbu Kefas For Granted – Chief Benjamin Bako

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One Month In Office: A Reconnoitre Of Dr. Agbu Kefas’ Giant Strides In Taraba State

 

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The president of the Jukun Apex Socio- Cultural and Political Organisation of the Jukun people , the Jukun Development Association of Nigeria (JDAN) Chief Benjamin Bako has warned the suspected Tiv Militia group who were alleged to have killed three ( 3) people and many others injured  to take advantage of the generosity and the inclusiveness of the present administration of Dr agbu kafas to live in peace with their host Community or the Jukun people  will be prepared to defend their land.

 

Chief Bako stated this in an exclusive interview with Taraba News while reacting to the news of the killings of 3 people, including a woman  along Wukari Tsokudi Road in Wukari Local Government of Taraba State. He expressed surprise that a Tiv group will audaciously step forward to claim responsibility for slaughtering Jukun people on their own land .

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Chief Bako said Gov Agbu Kefas’ efforts to operate an all-inclusive government of State unity by taking the political risk to ignore many interest groups and brought on board even the opposition is being viewed by some Tiv renegades as a sign of weakness. Can you  imagine that for the first time after a long time a Tiv man is appointed into the state executive council with hope for more opportunities, then the Tiv people stroke with the intention of blackmailing the government.

 

The magnanimity of the current government needs to be commended, to say the least. Tiv people in Taraba dividend their votes between Professor Yahaya of the NNPP and Senator Emmanuel Bwacha of the APC, yet Dr Agbu Kefas rewarded them and many others for opposing him.

 

 

 

Chief Bako Condemns in strong terms the attack against the Jukun people and warn that Jukun will no longer  tolerate, he said this attack has been going on for some time now, he said this attack is not only happening on Wukari- Tsokundi but also on, Chanchanji-Takum road where Tiv criminality has been elevated to a community enterprise.

 

“As I speak to you many have died, Yoruba people, Igbo Business people  by the same Tiv people along Chanchanji, robbery and kidnapping taking place on this road on a daily basis, some of this incident are even under reported”

 

According to Chief Bako, the Jukun people in Benue state are being ridiculed and maltreated daily but yet they follow a civic approach by seeking redress in court, he condemned the recent attack on Jukun people in North Bank Makurdi Benue state.

” Our people in Benue are suffering under a terrible inhuman condition witness only in appartite SouthAfrica, they don’t even have a government primary school, clinics, not even get a councilor in over  100 years of existence. Yet our people obediently wrote to complain about their plight, and even went to court, without taking law Into their hands”

 

According to him ,Tiv criminality in Southern Taraba has destroyed the economy of the entire region is becoming very worrisome and the Jukun people will defend themselves and defend their land, he warned that the continuous killing of the Jukun people will no longer be tolerated.

 

“We  own land from Kente  to Makurdi in Benue state but has been subjugated completely and yet the Jukun people did not take laws into their  hands in Benue State, rather went to court, we need to go back to drawing board with this open declaration of war by the Tiv people, it is going to be fire for fire, enough is enough, we will defend ourself and our land no body has monopoly for violence” He called on security agencies to identify the Tiv Taraba group officials and arrest them promptly before they kill more people as they openly promised.

 

He condemned the declaration by the TIV Taraba group online,  where the group claimed responsibility for  the attack and also threatened further attack on the Jukun people.

 

“The acceptance by the TIV Taraba that they kill the Jukun people  is the high of it, this can only happen in Afghanistan, we need to go back to the drawing board and defend ourselves because they have told us what to expect ”

 

He disagreed with the claim that some land in Jukun land belonged to the Tiv people.

 

“The problem has been there for years, those places they are claiming that they are their grand fathers’ land now, these where farm labourers that were brought into Jukunland, to come and farm, you know the culture of farm labourers in Jukun land is not new, our people go and hire people surplus supply of farm labourers across Benue to come and  farm for them, when you farm for them they will say, let me compensate you with a small piece of the land to farm your choice of crop for the season, ; these Jukun people with time now died and their children not interested in farming left for the city, this community Tivs stay their and continued to multiple and stay in the farm and now they are claiming it is their land” They should produce the receipt of payment where the land was sold to them by Jukun people. Is Tsukundi a Jukun name or Tiv language? Answer me!

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THE PROPHETIC HALL OF FAME: A litre of fuel should be #250,a bag of rice should be 9k, Prophet Godwin Ikuru explodes

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By Collins Nkwocha

Today is the day of celebration for the Muslims,Eid al Fitr, the prophetic hall of fame,prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry and a member of the APC presidential council has called for the reduction of the prices of goods and services across the country.

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Speaking to newsmen today in Ikeja,the prophet emphasised on the need to reduce the prices of goods and services,he pointed out that those indiscriminate price increments were done in order to frustrate the government of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.He said “things are very expensive in the country, Nigerians are suffering, that’s why the president didn’t celebrate his birthday on the 29th of March because he is not happy, because the president removed subsidy in order to save the nation from doom,oil marketers conspired and increased the price of fuel,fuel should be #250,a bag of rice should be 9000,a bag of cement should be 3000, flight should be 40k,not 250k that airlines are currently charging “.

He pointed out that the president is not the cause of our problems in Nigeria,he reiterated that those who wants to frustrate the reign of the president are behind what we are going through,he said “take a look at house rent, it’s very exorbitant how many Nigerians can afford to pay 2 million to live in a comfortable environment,in some areas, it’s around 15 million, school fees are very expensive, around 250k a term,how does someone that has five children survive,if your wife takes 50k to the market,she comes back with almost nothing because things are expensive,things have to change” .

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Shalina Recognizes Major Distributors as the Main Force behind its Business Growth – Arun Raj, Chief Commercial Officer

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A leading Afro-focus multinational company, Shalina Healthcare, has said it recognizes its major distributors as one of the driving force behind its success stories in the last one year in the face of the economic realities. This was in Lagos on Thursday at the meeting of the company with its business partners and major distributors across the country to mark the end of the financial year of the company with the main theme: “Driving Growth through Strong Business Partnerships.”

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In his welcome speech as well as his corporate presentation,  Arun Raj, the Chief Commercial Officer, Shalina Healthcare West Africa said through the efforts of the business partners ” Shalina is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in Africa. Though the last one year had shown to be one of the most difficult for business in the recent times, but were able to weather the storm through the support and resilience of our major distributors. The last one year had shown to be a very difficult time, especially for the industry, with a leading brand of about sixty years in Nigeria leaving the country, but we are assuring everyone that, despite all economic issues, Shalina continues to believe Nigeria. We are committed to providing available and affordable quality health products. It will interest many people that in the last financial year, the company had a 19% volume growth. Though it may be below our expectations, but considering the economic realities of the last one year, it is a good development.”

In the same vein, the Managing Director, Shalina Healthcare, Nigeria, Mrs. Opeyemi Akinyele, said “the purpose of the event is to refresh, appraise and evaluate the last financial year for us to forge ahead and make more impacts. The last one year has been the survival of the fittest in the business world , but here we are today with successful stories.”

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In his own remarks, the Corporate Marketing Head of the company, Folorunso Alaran while appreciating the business partners who are the major  distributors across the country said “the success stories of the company can’t be completed without the distributors.”

Meanwhile, in their various responses and feedbacks, some of the business partners commended  the company for the job well-done in the outgone financial year and also made recommendations and suggestions for the company to grow bigger and higher in the upcoming new financial year. In their responses, Alhaji Rasheed Adetoro of The Will of God Multipurpose Ventures,  Shaki, Oyo State and Tochukwu Agu of Atidam Pharmaceutical Limited, Lagos  among other business partners were unanimous in congratulating the company for a successful financial year saying ” the reward for a good job is more good jobs.”

One of the high points of the event was the presentation of “Distributor Excellence Award”  to its outstanding business partners.

 

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