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  • Meningitis: Governor Yari should blame APC, not God – Makarfi

    April 6, 2017 7:12 AM 20

    The Senator Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told Zamafara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, to blame the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the country and not God. Makarfi also accused the APC of playing politics with the lives of Nigerians. In a statement released by the spokesman

  • No meningitis in Bauchi —Commissioner

    April 6, 2017 4:13 AM 18

    Bauchi State government, yesterday, debunked the rumours that there was an outbreak of Cerebro-spinal Meningitis, CSM, in the state. The state’s Commi-ssioner for Health, Halima Mukaddas, told newsmen in Bauchi, that the state had not recorded any case of meningitis as insinuated by some people. She said the state had commenced meningitis vaccination

  • Zamfara Gov Under Fire Over Statement On Meningitis |

    April 6, 2017 3:36 AM 17

    Zamfara State governor, Dr. Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari, has lamented the paucity of appropriate vaccines to confront the outbreak of meningitis in his state. Reacting to the public condemnation that greeted his alleged comments on meningitis, Dr Yari said he never atributed the outbreak to a divine punishment from God for sins of fornication committed

  • FG dismisses Gov. Yari’s views on Meningitis being result of sins

    April 5, 2017 8:40 PM 15

    The Federal Government says the outbreak of `Type C’ form of Cerebro-spinal Meningitis (CSM) in some parts of the country has nothing to do with moral or spiritual lifestyles of Nigerians. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, stated this after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, which was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari

  • Robin Hood flour recall due to E. coli contamination expanded nationwide

    April 5, 2017 6:02 PM 16

    OTTAWA - A recall of Robin Hood brand flour announced last month by federal health officials has now been expanded to all of Canada. The initial recall of 10-kilogram bags of flour was addressed to consumers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The affected flour carries a best-before date of April 17, 2018 (and a UPC code of 0 59000 01652 8). The Public

  • Nigeria starts vaccine drive to stop meningitis outbreak

    April 5, 2017 10:22 AM 15

    Health workers in Nigeria on Wednesday began a mass vaccination programme to try to halt a mass outbreak of meningitis that has killed nearly 340 people since late last year. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said there had been 2,997 suspected cases of the disease in 16 states as of April 3, with 336 deaths. “Right now, vaccinators are in the field

  • God sent meningitis to punish Nigerians – Governor Yari

    April 5, 2017 6:51 AM 14

    Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, has said that the current outbreak of Type C Cerebrospinal Meningitis, is God’s way of punishing Nigerians. Yari stated this while speaking with journalists at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday. The Governor claimed that God is unleashing his wrath on Nigerians, for turning their back on him. “What we used to know as far as meningitis

  • Panic as meningitis spreads

    April 5, 2017 3:26 AM 15

    LAGOS—Apprehension has gripped Nigerians in the wake of the current outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis, CSM, in some parts of the country. Reports show that the outbreak, which has reached epidemic proportions in the last few days, has continued to spread. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC , as of April 3, 2017, a total of 2,997 suspected

  • God sent Type C Meningitis to punish Nigerians for their sins – Gov. Yari

    April 4, 2017 7:28 PM 14

    He said that God had always sent strange illnesses which had no cure to torment the people for turning their back on Him. Yari whose State appeared to be worst hit by the disease spoke with State House Correspondents at the presidential Villa Abuja after a private meeting with President Muhammdu Buhari on Tuesday. Reports say that over 200 persons had dead while

  • Cerebrospinal Meningitis: 328 deaths in 16 states

    April 2, 2017 7:39 AM 14

    More than 2,524 people have so far been affected by the Cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) outbreak, with 328 deaths recorded in ninety Local Government Councils of 16 states of the federation. More than 2,524 people have so far been affected by the Cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) outbreak, with 328 deaths recorded in ninety Local Government Councils of 16 states