Lassa fever kills 80 in Nigeria, says NCDC
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 80 persons have so far died from Lassa fever as of Thursday, 16th December, 2021.
The NCDC disclosed this during its routine situation report of Lassa Fever outbreak in the country on Thursday in Abuja.
According to NCDC report, 434 cases have been reported in the country, as the states affected by the infections were Edo (192), Ondo (150), Taraba (21), Ebonyi (17), Bauchi (15), Benue (8),
It added that While Plateau recorded eight cases while Kaduna recorded seven.
Others are Enugu State (5), Nasarawa (3), Kogi (3), Cross River (1), Imo (1), Anambra (1), Delta (1), and Abia (1).
Ekiti CJ frees 69 Inmates at correctional centre
The Ekiti Chief Judge, Justice John Adeyeye, has released 69 awaiting trial inmates at the Nigerian Correctional Center in Ado Ekiti.
Adeyeye granted the inmates freedom on Thursday, during his first official visit to the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Ado Ekiti since assumption of duty in June.
The released inmates were those who committed lesser offenses, ranging from burglary, stealing, staying in the Centre beyond law stipulated jail term among others.
– The Chief Judge advised the released inmates to be of good behaviour as long hand of the law is awaiting anyone found disrupting the peace of the society.
Adeyeye appreciated all stakeholders in the administration of justice especially the Judges, Magistrates, Lawyers, Police and others for their patient and cooperation.
Niger Govt working to flush out bandits, criminal elements – Commissioner
The Niger Government has restated its commitment to flush out bandits and other criminal elements in the State.
Emmanuel Umar, the state Commissioner of Local Government and Internal Security, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen after a meeting with the state assembly Committee on Local Government.
According to him , Niger state government was working towards increasing support to law enforcement agencies and conventional security organizations to mitigate against banditry activities ongoing.
He assured Niger state residents that that efforts were on to flush out bandits and criminal elements out of the state as well as mitigate their activities.
World Bank Approves $700m Credit For Nigeria’s Agro-Climate Project
The World Bank has approved a seven hundred million dollars credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for the Nigeria Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) Project.
According to a statement issued by the bank on Thursday, the project would increase the implementation of sustainable landscape management practices in northern Nigeria and strengthen the country’s long-term enabling environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management.
The bank said that the productivity of major crops in Nigeria has been steadily declining over the past two decades, in part due to climate change, forcing an expansion of the area under agriculture and increased imports to meet the food needs of Nigeria’s growing population.
Eguavoen to stick with Rohr’s team for Cameroon 2022 AFCON
Super Eagles’ Interim Coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has revealed that he will work with the same set of players used by his predecessor, Gernot Rohr, at the Cameroon 2022 African Cup of Nations. The competition begins on January 9 and ends on February 6.
Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Eguavoen said it would be difficult to raise a complete new set of players for the AFCON and remaining matches of the World Cup qualifiers.
The coach confirmed that before he left, Rohr had submitted a list of players to CAF from where the final 23 players will be chosen.
Eguavoen also disclosed that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has not picked any camp for the team, saying he would meet with the federation to decide the team’s programme for the AFCON.