The recent outbreak of monkey pox disease in Nigeria has caused a lot of scare.
This is mainly in the eastern region of the country where conspiracy rumors have been trending as related to the monkey pox disease.
Most recent of the states affected by the monkey pox disease scare is Anambra state. Report has it that most schools in the state didn’t open because of the scare.
Parents were reluctant to send their children to school because of the activities that occurred on Wednesday 11th of October 2017.
According to reports, the 82nd division of the Nigerian army commenced a military medical outreach that day. That of course might have been the cause of the scare.
The Commissioner for health in Anambra state: Dr Joe Akabuike has this to say about the situation.
“We have activated a rapid response team, isolated camps, acquired needed drugs. We have also commenced a sensitization campaign to educate the public about the disease.
“The disease is usually transmitted by direct contact with infected animals.
“It can be transmitted by eating poorly cooked meat from an infected rodent or monkey, person to person through infected respiratory droplets.
“Monkey pox is a relatively uncommon disease. Risk factors include animal bites and scratches from infected animals mainly monkeys.
“There is no vaccine for treatment of the disease. We administer the common ones for the treatment of small pox”
Human Trafficking: 27-Year Old Woman Caught With 16 Kids In Jos
The Police in Plateau has intercepted a 27-year-old woman for allegedly being in possession of 16 children at Gada Biyu Motor Park in Jos.According to him, the woman, identified as Rifkatu Bello, was conveying the children from Bauchi to Anambra.
“Our men from the Kabong Outstation, while on patrol, intercepted a 27-year-old Rifkatu Bello with 16 minors trying to board a vehicle at the Gada Biyu Motor Park.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that she was taking the children from Bauchi to Anambra.
“We have decided to arrest and detain her so as to investigate further and ascertain the purpose for which she is taking the children for.”
She had 15 male kids and one female in her possession. She is presently been held by the police.
Students from the Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka in Anambra state designed and constructed a mini bus from local materials. The bus took about five months to complete
Seven final-year engineering students of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, designed and constructed a mini bus from scratch with locally sourced materials .
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The group, known as the Autozik Group, was made up of six males and a female including Callistus Ezeigwe, Victor Obinani, Ifeanyi Ezeanolue, Ogbu Ikenna, Fidelis Ominigbo, Nnamdi Nwobodo and Chinaza Okoro, was supervised by the then Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. C.H. Achebe.
“We made the mini bus using mere hand tools. This means we did all of the constructions and folding, with our hands, since the university could not provide us with ground equipment, as used in most automobile companies,” said Ezeugwu.
The mini bus which took about five months to complete, has a beautiful finishing so that people find it difficult to believe it was made in Nigeria.
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Sweepers have rescued a new born baby found at a rubbish dump in Anambra state, Eastern Nigeria
A new born baby boy was found by early morning sweepers abandoned at a rubbish dump in Nibo near Awka, the capital city of Anambra.
The wife of Anambra state Governor, Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano adopted the boy and named him “Moses” reports gathered.
The first lady of Anambra disclosed that “Moses” is the third child to be rescued out of such circumstances. She gave assurance that she would take full care of the child as she had the others under the umbrella of her NGO – Caring Family enhancement Initiative.
The Governor’s wife said;
It is my responsibility to care and nurture the baby who
may eventually turn-out to be governor of the state in future. On one
hand I condemn the act of abandoning the baby but in another breath, I
want to commend her for wrapping the baby well and ensuring that he
did not suffocate.
Perhaps, she heeded my previous plea for mothers with unwanted babies
to keep them where they can be seen and taken care of.
They can drop them near Governor’s Lodge, Fire station or a hospital
The First Lady pleaded with the people in the spirit of Easter to be their brothers’ keeper and “love your neighbours as yourself”
Tragedy struck at Nnewi, Anambra State, when hundreds of people were burnt to death following a gas explosion at a gas factory.
This is indeed sad as tragedy swept through the industrial town of Nnewi, Anambra State, caused by gas explosion.
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According to reports, an industrial Gas Plant suddenly exploded around 11am, while a truck belonging to Inter Corp Oil Limited (LPG Gas Plant), was offloading its contents.
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An eye witness at the scene also said all the people who had gone to the plant to get their gas refilled were instantly burnt to death, while some passersby and community people, were also unlucky, as the fire also burnt them. Rescue workers who were at the scene were said to be unable to get into the factory to help workers and hundreds trapped in there, as the fire made it impossible.
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Some victims who were burnt to death along with those severely burned by the gas explosion, were taken to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, NAUTH, Nnewi.