African Cherry Provides Novel Cure for Drug-Resistant Infections, Malaria

[Guardian] Extracts of African star apple or cherry have been validated in recent studies as ‘cure’ for drug-resistant infections and malaria. CHUKWUMA MUANYA, Assistant Editor writes

[Guardian] Extracts of African star apple or cherry have been validated in recent studies as 'cure' for drug-resistant infections and malaria. CHUKWUMA MUANYA, Assistant Editor writes

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‘Dilapidated Buildings Pose a Threat to Pupils’

[Daily Trust] Ibadan -The Oyo State government took steps in the past to improve the standard of education at the primary and secondary school levels because several factors were said to have caused students poor performance.

[Daily Trust] Ibadan -The Oyo State government took steps in the past to improve the standard of education at the primary and secondary school levels because several factors were said to have caused students poor performance.

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Presidency Didn’t Make Loan Request for Oil Marketers – Senate

[Daily Trust] The Senate yesterday faulted the claim by the Presidency that the perennial fuel scarcity in the country was due to the delay in the approval of loan request before the National Assembly meant for the payment of a debt owed to oil marketers.

[Daily Trust] The Senate yesterday faulted the claim by the Presidency that the perennial fuel scarcity in the country was due to the delay in the approval of loan request before the National Assembly meant for the payment of a debt owed to oil marketers.

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Govt Gets U.S.$550m From China for Satellites’ Procurement

[Daily Trust] The Chinese Exim Bank has agreed to pay the $550 million Nigeria needs to procure two new satellites, Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu said on Wednesday.

[Daily Trust] The Chinese Exim Bank has agreed to pay the $550 million Nigeria needs to procure two new satellites, Communications Minister Adebayo Shittu said on Wednesday.

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Suicide Bomber Kills Own Father, 9 Others in Mosque

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -A suicide bomber yesterday stormed a mosque in Borno State during the dawn prayer and ignited his bomb, killing himself and nine other worshippers, including his biological father, and injuring many others.

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -A suicide bomber yesterday stormed a mosque in Borno State during the dawn prayer and ignited his bomb, killing himself and nine other worshippers, including his biological father, and injuring many others.

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Senate Flays Presidency, Fuel Marketers Seek Tax Holiday

[Guardian] The Senate yesterday condemned reports attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, suggesting that the failure to pay subsidy debts owed oil marketers was due to the chamber’s refusal to approve a loan request.

[Guardian] The Senate yesterday condemned reports attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, suggesting that the failure to pay subsidy debts owed oil marketers was due to the chamber's refusal to approve a loan request.

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Mnangagwa’s Wife Blasts Looters, Says ‘People Must Not Steal’

[New Zimbabwe] People must “not steal” while those who externalised money must take advantage of the ultimatum to bring the loot back into the country before the window closes, first lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa, has said.

[New Zimbabwe] People must "not steal" while those who externalised money must take advantage of the ultimatum to bring the loot back into the country before the window closes, first lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa, has said.

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Cholera Outbreak Delays 2018 School Calendar

Government has announced the 2018 school calendar will delay indefinitely after 50 deaths have been recorded countrywide following the outbreak of cholera. More than 2000 cases of cholera cases have been recorded countrywide. According to a joint statement by Minister … Continued

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Government has announced the 2018 school calendar will delay indefinitely after 50 deaths have been recorded countrywide following the outbreak of cholera. More than 2000 cases of cholera cases have been recorded countrywide. According to a joint statement by Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya and his education counterpart Dennis Wanchinga, the re-opening of schools countrywide has been deferred until further notice. “We have had an outbreak of cholera from October 6, 2017 and it has affected mainly Lusaka Province and we have recorded sporadic cases in various parts of the country,” says Dr Chilufya. “We have recorded a total of 2047 cases and Lusaka alone is accounting for 2000 cases. Cumulatively, we have recorded 50 deaths, with Lusaka accounting for 47 deaths. We have mounted a robust multi-sectorial approach involving various sectors.” Dr Chilufya has issued a Statutory Instrument N0. 79 of 2017 which evokes provisions of the Public Health Act to ensure that the spread of the outbreak and loss of life is prevented. He said deferring the re-opening of the schools countrywide was to avoid many gatherings in various educational facilities. “There are children who are coming from areas which we are describing as the epicentres of the epidemic and they will be mixing with children from other areas. There may be cross contamination and that may escalate the epidemic. “There are also children that will be coming from the epicentres in Lusaka who may need to travel to boarding schools outside Lusaka to various parts of the country. So, we will suddenly be having a possibility of carriers and this disease will spread in various parts of the country and will spiral out of control. “In line with the Statutory Instrument, we are restricting this particular movement. We do not want school children to move outside the epicentres to various schools where they will co-mingle with other children. Or move out of Lusaka to other parts of the country so that we start fire fighting in different parts of the country. “So, this is an important measure and will apply to all schools nationally and we will be able to review this decision by January 30, 2018. This period will allow us to work with the authorities in the schools to look at water and sanitation facilities, correct them where need be and so there is a task force that is working to ensure that water facilities, sanitation facilities in the schools is in good shape.†Dr Chilufya said his ministry would broadcast key messages to raise awareness to improve personal hygiene by school children before schools re-opened. Dr Chilufya also said his ministry would further vaccinate all citizens in affected areas particularly school going children. “This will help reduce the spread of the disease. We are targeting to begin vaccination within the next seven to 10 days and we are going to vaccinate an initial number of two million people and we hope to reach four million. This will give us an opportunity to continue correcting the issue of access to clean and safe water. Let’s be mindful that the drivers of this epidemic include consumption of contaminated water and food, poor waste management, and poor personal hygiene practices. These must be addressed,†said Dr Chilufya. Education minister Dennis Wanchinga said postponing the re-opening of schools due to the cholera outbreak was an important decision to make. The post Cholera Outbreak Delays 2018 School Calendar appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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