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Meningitis kills eight in Kaduna


The Kaduna State Government says it has recorded eight deaths since the outbreak of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) was reported in parts of the country in January. Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Paul Dogo, confirmed this when he spoke with newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, May 15, 2017. Dogo said that the state had recorded the eight deaths ...

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Earth tremors shake Kaduna, many displaced


Many residents of Sambang Dagi in Jaba Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State have been displaced as a result of earth tremors felt in the area. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the first tremor happened at Nok village about 20km away from Sambang, and another was felt in the early hours of Monday. The residents were ...

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Floods ravage Kaduna, Lagos, Ogun


About 60 houses were submerged by flood in Kaduna communities as a result of heavy rainfall which occurred as a result of long hours of heavy downpour that started on Friday morning till evening of that day. The flood affected houses, schools and shops within the state metropolis including Hayin Dan Mani, Hayin Bello new extension, Abubakar Kigo Road new ...

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Kaduna residents lament dearth of potable water

portable water

Residents of Kakura community in Chikun Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State in Nigeria are lamenting a lack of potable water within their village despite closeness to the city. A recent visit by this reporter to the village with about 1,000 inhabitants revealed that the community lacks access to good and clean water to drink. In fact, the people ...

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Worry as River Blindness breaks out afresh in Kaduna communities


Anxiety pervades some local communities in Kaduna State, Northwest part of Nigeria, following the reported outbreak of River Blindness, an eye and skin infection that results in blindness. River Blindness is a disease caused by infection with the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Symptoms include severe itching, bumps under the skin, and blindness. It is the second most common cause of blindness due to ...

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Military eases water shortage in Kaduna community, constructs borehole

Unguwa Kanti community

Apparently moved by a publication on plight of residents of Kanti village, a community located west of Rigasa, a suburb of Kaduna metropolis, North-West Nigeria, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Adeniyi Oyebade, has constructed a borehole in the community. This follows a story by Water Journalists Africa that reported on the plight of this community ...

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Kaduna, Delta, Cross River to pilot UNDP-GEF fuelwood scheme


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has initiated the development of a full-sized Global Environment Facility (GEF)-supported project titled “Sustainable Fuelwood Management in Nigeria”, whose overall objective is to secure multiple environmental and socio-economic benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from wood fuel consumption, enhanced carbon storage and sequestration, as well as improved rural livelihoods and opportunities for local ...

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NEMA warns of imminent danger as flood ravages Kaduna


Director-General of the National Emergency Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, has warned that ‘frontline’ states in the North should expect more flooding before the end of the year. The frontline states, according to the NEMA boss, include Kaduna, Kebbi, Adamawa, Niger, Kogi and Jigawa states as well as other states mentioned in the Nigerian Meteorological Agency’s prediction. The NEMA ...

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Photos: NITP professional development forum in Kaduna


The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) on August 5-6, 2015 in Kaduna held the last leg of its three-phase Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme (MCPDP) for the year. Just like those held previously in Port Harcourt (June 18-19) and Ibadan (July 1-2), the two-day Kaduna forum had “Development of a Multi User Template for Land Use Planning and Analysis ...

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Kaduna offers free health insurance care

Alhaji Samaila Aliyu

Kaduna State Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Samaila Aliyu, has facilitated the enrolment of 2,000 people into the Community-Based Social Health Insurance Scheme in Makarfi Local Government Area of the state. The Commissioner, who hails from the local government, also settled their contribution to enable them enjoy free access to health care services for the next one year. He said, “Two thousand people ...

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