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Buhari to attend D-8 summit in Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari will Wednesday depart for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday, October 20, 2017. Prior to the D-8 Summit, President Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, will participate in an official working visit to …

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Minister confirms Monkey pox cases in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative. This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said only four cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in Nigeria. Adewole said, “As of October 13, 2017, there were 17 suspected cases reported from Yenagoa LGA in Bayelsa State. “We have received laboratory confirmation for Monkey pox virus from three of these cases from the WHO Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. Samples from 12 other cases from Bayelsa were negative. “With these results, four suspected Monkeypox outbreak in Yenagoa have been confirmed with laboratory evidence. The most likely source of infection is a primary zoonotic transmission, from an animal, with secondary person-to-person transmission. “Since our initial announcement, a total of 43 other suspected cases have been reported from eight other States (Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Lagos, Enugu, Nasarawa, Rivers, and FCT). Of these, four cases from Lagos have also been tested and confirmed to be negative for the Monkeypox virus. “We expect that many of these cases being reported from other states in Nigeria are not caused by the Monkeypox virus, but we will continue to investigate all those cases that fit the case definition. “Further laboratory tests using whole genome sequencing are being carried out by the Africa Center for Genomics and Infectious Diseases in Redeemers University Ede, Ogun State.”

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative. This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said only four cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in Nigeria. Adewole said, “As of October 13, …

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Weightlifting: Nigeria wins nine gold medals in African championship

Weightlifting: Nigeria wins nine gold medals in African championship

The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation, NWF, Mohammed Yahaya, says the country’s weightlifters have won nine gold medals so far at the ongoing African Junior/Youths Weightlifting Championships in Uganda. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the 2017 African Junior/Youths Weightlifting Championships which started on Saturday is expected to end …

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2018 World Cup: Rohr ready to drop Mikel Obi, Ighalo

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has admitted he might have to leave out captain John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo, from their 2018 World Cup qualifier against Algeria on November 11. The fixture has become a mere formality, after Nigeria booked their place at next year’s tournament, …

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World Cup: FIFA, CAF Probe Nigeria, Zambia Match 

Fifa and the Confederation of Africa Football have launched an investigation into the behavior of the Copper Bullets fans during Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Zambia on Saturday evening. Photographs show the Zambian fans displaying a banner: “H.E. E.C. LUNGU GOD BLESS YOU,” in the stands at the Godswill Akpabio International …

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