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NDLEA: 247 Suspects Arrested In Ebonyi in 2020

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The Ebonyi Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has said that it arrested 247 suspects in the state in 2020.
Mr Umar Adoro, State Commander of the agency made the disclosure in an interview on Friday at its state office in Ntezi, Ishiellu Local Area of the state.
Adoro said the figure was still recorded in spite of the restriction on social and economic activities due to COVID 19 nationwide lockdown.
“A total of 461.2 kilogrammes of illicit drugs were seized from the suspects who consist of 198 males and 49 females.
“A total of 36 suspects were convicted; consisting of 35 males and one female,” he said.
He revealed that in spite of not being known to many, the command offers counselling, treatment and rehabilitation services to illicit drug users.
“We counselled a total of 107 suspects in 2020; treating, rehabilitating and re-integrating them back into the society.
“Most of those counselled were reported to the command by their parents or guardians and we offered the desired assistance to them.

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“It is pertinent to note that not all the suspects are prosecuted as we identify those who need counselling and rehabilitation,” he said.
The NDLEA state commander also regretted the high number of females involved in illegal drug usage and dealings, describing the development as ‘worrisome’.
“This situation should be of huge concern to relevant stakeholders and attract immediate actions, especially from mothers.
“We also state that over 70 per cent of the youths who participated in the EndSars protest of 2020 were actively engaged in illicit drug intake,” he said.
He noted that the command would re-double its efforts in propagating messages concerning how to end illicit drugs through media channels, workshops, symposia among others.
“We will continue soliciting the cooperation of relevant stakeholders to check the increasing rate of illicit drug usage and dealings in the society,” he said.

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Ganduje Closes Five Health Training Institutions In Kano

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Ganduje Closes Five Health Training Institutions In Kano

As part of efforts to prevent possible attacks on schools located in areas prone to security threat, the Kano State Government has ordered the closure of five Health training institutions in the state with immediate effect.
The directive was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, issued to newsmen in Kano on Sunday.

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According to the statement, the affected institutions include the School of Health Technology Bebeji, School of Nursing Madobi, and the Schools of Midwifery in Gwarzo, Gezawa and Dambatta.
Recall that the Kano State Government had on Saturday ordered the immediate closure of 12 secondary schools and four tertiary institutions in the outskirts of the state capital over increasing insecurity.
It said the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibraim Tsanyawa noted that adequate arrangements have been made for the students to continue with their academic activities.
The statement advised parents and guardians to pick their children from their respective schools today (Sunday morning).

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Ondo nurses begin warning strike

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The nurses in Ondo State under the auspices of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives will begin a three-day warning strike over the alleged payment of 50 percent salaries by the state government from Monday, March 1, 2021.

The directive was contained in a letter dated February 26, 2021, and signed by the State Secretary of NANNM, Aina Oluwasegun.

The letter was titled, ‘Commencement of three days warning strike by nurses in Ondo State’.

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The letter read, “Sequel to the meeting the State Executive Council of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, held on 16th February, 2021 which resolved that state government should;

“Pay 100 per cent salary of January 2017, December 2020, January 2021, 20% balance of December 2016, 50 per cent November 2020 and commencement of New Salary Adjustment for Local Government Nurses within seven working days.

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D.R. Congo Ebola Death Toll Rises To Four

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Four people have died from Ebola during a new outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where people are resisting measures to contain the disease, officials said Sunday.

Since the epidemic’s resurgence this month, “we have already registered six Ebola cases. We have lost four infected people,” Doctor Eugene Syalita, the provincial health minister in North Kivu province in the DRC’s northeast, said.

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Syalita said one person died Friday and another on Saturday, while the two others died at the beginning of the month.

Two patients are receiving care at an Ebola treatment centre in Katwa, he added.

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