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Yellow fever responsible for ‘strange deaths’ in states, says Fed Govt

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By Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja

The Federal Government has said an outbreak of yellow fever is responsible for the recent “strange deaths” in some states, including Delta and Enugu.


Health Minister Dr. Osagie Ehanire made the clarification yesterday while addressing State House Correspondents after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.


The minister said the government was investigating the disease outbreak by collecting samples and conducting research to ensure accuracy about what happened.

“Yes, there was an outbreak that started in Delta and was found in Enugu and then two other states, making it a total of four states. The analysis we have done so far shows it is yellow fever.

“So, the response has been going on from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC); vaccination is going on in all these areas.

“Few days ago, there was also a report from a member of the National Assembly. He said in his constituency, there were unexplained illnesses and deaths and that alarm also immediately triggered a response. The NCDC has been directed to carry out investigation.

“As we speak, they have to collect samples, do tests and do some laboratory investigations before we are sure of what exactly it is and what the cause is. So, the response is going on automatically and we shall get result very soon,” he said.

Enugu State has been battling to contain the outbreak of the disease in two communities – Ette Uno and Umuopu – in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area.

But the disease has now spread to Nsukka, Isi-Uzo.

Delta State recently reported that 22 deaths were recorded in Ika North East Local Government Area of the state due to the outbreak of the disease.

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5 Years After She Was Impregnated By Flavour, See What Anna Banner Has Achieved

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Anna Ebiere Banner was born on 18th February, 1995, she came into the limelight after she was adjudged the most beautiful woman in Nigeria.

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She then started dating Nigerian singer, Flavour, featured in his music video, Golibe and then got pregnant for him, giving birth to a beautiful daughter, who is now 5 years old.


5 years of after she got pregnant for flavour, she has graduated from a Wisconsin University, Ghana where she bagged a second class upper in Rural Development And Ecotourism.


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Napoli rename stadium ‘Diego Armando Maradona stadium’ after late legend

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Napoli has officially renamed it stadium ‘Diego Armando Maradona stadium’ after late football legend Diego Maradona.


Napoli rename stadium 'Diego Armando Maradona stadium' after late legend


The 60-year-old and greatest footballer of his generation suffered a cardiac arrest at a home in Tigre, Argentina, which led to his death on the 25th of November 2020.

Maradona had been recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the brain before his death.

The Naples city council, unanimously approved a resolution to change the name of Napoli’s home stadium from Stadio San Paolo to Stadio Diego Armando Maradona,.

The resolution was proposed by Naples mayor Luigi De Magistris a day after Maradona had passed away but the city council has now approved the renaming process.

“With his immense talent and his magic, he honoured the Napoli shirt for seven years, giving it two historical championships and other prestigious cups, and receiving in exchange from the whole city an eternal and unconditional love,” a statement on Friday from the council read.

“Through the football victories of the Argentine champion, it was not only the Napoli team that won but the whole city, which fully identifies with him,” it read.

“Always on the side of the weakest and the common people, Maradona fought the prejudices and discrimination that Neapolitans were still subjected to inside the stadiums, becoming the idol of the entire city.”

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New Music: Ada Ehi – Now

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Phenomenal gospel singer and songwriter, Ada Ehi releases a brand new single “Now” off her highly anticipated new album ‘‘Born Of God”.


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