Two years after Ebola, Nigeria allows Meningitis to become pandemic

The regular annual visitor to the nineteen Northern states, Cerebrospinal Meningitis, has so far taken the life of nearly five hundred Nigerians within the past few months, with the authorities bickering and indulging in the blame game over the availability of the vaccines. The government had insisted that the outbreak, which started about September last year, and which the Zamfara state government was accuses of doing nothing since the current outbreak, took them by surprise. In fact, the Zamfara governor, Abdulazeez Yari, blamed the outbreak of the disease on the…

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Anti-smuggling: A cry For Help

By Stephen Ubanna Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, solicits public support to break into the rank of the smugglers’ cartel. This is because of the ambush of Customs personnel by smugglers to carry out their nefarious activities across the cross. Most worrisome was the confrontation of Customs personnel on border patrols resulting in the team personnel running for their dear life. They muster the courage to attack Customs personnel because of the sophisticated weapons used by them to carry out their trade. Many…

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