Borno Records Cholera Deaths, 530 Suspected Cases

Borno Records Cholera Deaths, 530 Suspected Cases
 

Cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 deaths and 530 suspected cases in Borno, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Thursday. The UN agency added in a statement that a cholera outbreak was first reported by the state’s Ministry of Health, adding that the first c...

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

Sixty Deaths Over 5 Days at India Hospital Without Oxygen

Sixty Deaths Over 5 Days at India Hospital Without Oxygen
 

At least 60 children have died over five days at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages, officials said Saturday amid fears the toll could rise. Authorities said they have launched an inquiry but denied reports that a lack of oxygen had caused the deaths at the Baba R...

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 - Last updated on Aug 12, 2017

US Strike On Syria Base Leads To Several Deaths

US Strike On Syria Base Leads To Several Deaths
 

BEVERLY HILLS, April 07, (THEWILL) – The Governor of Homs province, where the Shayrat base is located, has disclosed that the United States military strike on a Syrian airbase has caused several deaths. “There are martyrs, but we don’t yet know the number either of martyrs or of wounded,” Ta...

Posted on Apr 7, 2017 - Last updated on Apr 7, 2017

Needless Deaths, Umuchima Gets First Hospital

Needless Deaths, Umuchima Gets First Hospital
 

•As FG hails Mbisiogu for gesture BY CHARLES KUMOLU “I had a younger brother, who died in infancy in 1974 because he was ill.  My brother would have survived the illness but the limitations our community had, ended his life that would have been a blessing to our community. Before my mother coul...

Posted on Jan 21, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 21, 2017

225 Road Crashes, 77 Deaths Occurred in 2016 in Anambra—FRSC

225 Road Crashes, 77 Deaths Occurred in 2016 in Anambra—FRSC
 

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra, Mr Sunday Ajayi on Thursday said the command recorded 225 road traffic crashes in the state in 2016. Ajayi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Onitsha that 54 of the crashes were fatal and 77 people were...

Posted on Jan 5, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 5, 2017

7 Deaths That Shocked Nigerian Football in 2016

7 Deaths That Shocked Nigerian Football in 2016
 

The sporting fraternity will for long remember 2016 as the year the cold hands of death snatched some of its icons. The deaths, especially in the football family, brought tears and anguish to family, friends, and sports followers. As part of PREMIUM TIMES’ 2016 year end review, we look at seven of...

Posted on Dec 31, 2016 - Last updated on Dec 31, 2016

Nigeria Records 273 Lassa Fever Cases, 149 Deaths in 2015/16

Nigeria Records 273 Lassa Fever Cases, 149 Deaths in 2015/16
 

Nigeria recorded the largest outbreak of Lassa fever in its history between 2015 and 2016, with 273 reported cases resulting to 149 deaths, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, said on Friday Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer of NCDC, said this in a statement in Lagos. Mr. Ihekweazu...

Posted on Dec 23, 2016 - Last updated on Dec 23, 2016

Ebola deaths near 4,500 -WHO

Ebola deaths near 4,500 -WHO
 

A total of 4,493 people have died from the world’s worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the situation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is deteriorating, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. WHO said a total of 8,997 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola had been report...

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 - Last updated on Oct 16, 2014

Ebola deaths in West Africa ‘pass 3,000′ – WHO

Ebola deaths in West Africa ‘pass 3,000′ – WHO
 

(BBC Monrovia) The latest figures indicate that more than 6,500 people are believed to have been infected in the region. Liberia is the worst affected country, having recorded around 1,830 deaths linked to the latest outbreak. The outbreak is the world’s most deadly – US President Barack...

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 - Last updated on Sep 27, 2014

Nigeria, India contribute 1/3 of global under-5 deaths –UN

Nigeria, India contribute 1/3 of global under-5 deaths –UN
 

Nigeria and India contributed onethird of global under-five deaths in 2013, a new report released recently by the United Nations said. Summary of the report, posted on the WHO’s website, showed that 6.3 million children under-five died from mostly preventable causes in 2013, worldwide. Hence, over...

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 - Last updated on Sep 23, 2014

Iran calls in Nigerian charge d’affaires over Zaria deaths

Iran calls in Nigerian charge d’affaires over Zaria deaths
 

(ABUJA) Iran has summoned Nigeria’s charge d’affaires in protest at the recent killing of a group of demonstrators participating in the International Quds Day rallies, which were held in support of the Palestinian nation. On Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry called in the Nigerian offi...

Posted on Aug 1, 2014 - Last updated on Aug 1, 2014

Kano blast: Boko Haram blamed for six deaths

Kano blast: Boko Haram blamed for six deaths
 

At least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a college in northern Nigeria’s biggest city, Kano, witnesses say. The female bomber blew herself up as students queued to check their names on a new admission list, they reported. This is the fifth attack in Kano since Sunday, at le...

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 - Last updated on Jul 30, 2014

Chibok girls… 100 days of sorrow, tears and deaths

Chibok girls… 100 days of sorrow, tears and deaths
 

Today marks 100 days since over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in Chibok, Borno State. About 57 of them escaped and re-united with their families. Close to 200 are still with the insurgents. About a dozen parents of the girls have since died, writes YUSUF ALLI. When Boko Haram beat security agencies ...

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 - Last updated on Jul 22, 2014

Dutch liable for 300 Bosnian Muslims deaths in Srebrenica

Dutch liable for 300 Bosnian Muslims deaths in Srebrenica
 

Court finds Dutch guilty for 300 Bosnian Muslims deaths in Srebrenica yesterday ruled that the Dutch state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since the First World War. Accor families of the victims had br...

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 - Last updated on Jul 19, 2014

Despite deaths, crackdown, Sahara migrant trail thrives

Despite deaths, crackdown, Sahara migrant trail thrives
 

After 92 people died of thirst attempting to cross the Sahara in late September, the government of Niger moved to shut down its decades-old desert migrant routes. “We cannot remain indifferent in the face of this tragedy,” Colonel Garba Maikido, the governor of the country’s main north...

Posted on Jul 5, 2014 - Last updated on Jul 5, 2014

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