Uganda to close schools after eight children die of Ebola | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News
Uganda will close schools nationwide later this month after 23 Ebola cases were confirmed among pupils, including eight children who died, the country's first lady said on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers.clean energy Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC) with support from All On Hub, has announced winners of the 2022 edition of their annual ideation incubation program for early-stage renewable energy entrepreneurs.[FILES] Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari Preamble Why is Nigeria a tottering underdeveloped country-state even after sixty-two years of supposed independence and notwithstanding its vast production of highly educated manpower in all the facets of learning, knowhow and industry? In other words, why is Nigeria degenerating into a failed state that is characterised with mammoth insecurity, corruption and slide into a state of anomie? Indeed, why has Nigeria been run aground virtually and is now sliding back to the normal state of nature? I think that this has to do with the nature of our politics.The experts also called for the inclusion of alternative materials in professional codes of practice and building codes to encourage the use of indigenous technology, while governments across all levels should promote the use of locally available building materials to make housing more affordable.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo Uganda will close schools nationwide later this month after 23 Ebola cases were confirmed among pupils, including eight children who died, the country’s first lady said on Tuesday.Janet Museveni, who is also the education minister, said there had been cases in five schools in the capital Kampala, as well as the neighbouring Wakiso district and Mubende, the epicentre of the outbreak.The demo day event, which took place recently in Ikoyi, Lagos was organised by NCIC with the support of All On via its technical support facility.She said the cabinet had agreed to close pre-primary, primary and secondary schools from November 25, two weeks before the scheduled end of term.In Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Niger, Mauritania, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, the Central African Republic, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola, South Africa, Mali, Chad, Burkina-Faso and Ethiopia, the ethnic struggle for supremacy has ended in civil wars with the attendant massacres and refugee problem, and the disruption of development initiatives and projects.“Closing schools earlier will reduce areas of concentration where children are in daily close contact with fellow children, teachers and other staff who could potentially spread the virus,” said the minister and wife of veteran President Yoweri Museveni.The event marked the completion of the Embryo Incubation programme, which gives participants the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a seasoned panel of industry experts for a chance to receive an equity-free grant of $10,000.On Saturday, Uganda extended a three-week lockdown on Mubende and neighbouring Kassanda, the two central districts at the heart of the outbreak which has claimed more than 50 lives.To him, the critical pillars for affordable housing delivery such as accurate data, end-user segmentation, affordability gap funding and enabling regulation and policies must be put in place by the authorities.
The measures include a dusk-to-dawn curfew, a ban on personal travel and the closure of markets, bars and churches.Bankole Oloruntoba, reiterated the organisation’s commitment to the growth of renewable energy start-ups in Nigeria.Peace is a pre-condition for prosperity, and it is only in freedom that people fully mobilize their creative powers.Since the outbreak was declared in Mubende on September 20, the disease has spread across the East African nation, including to the capital Kampala.But the president has said nationwide curbs were not needed.Bankole charged the entrepreneurs to remain focused and maximise resources available to them through the NCIC network to accelerate their businesses drawing inspiration from notable Alumni to the previous cohorts.According to government figures dated November 6, a total of 53 people have died of Ebola out of 135 cases.We first need to affect a thorough restructuring of the captive Nigerian state that will in turn reconcile the different Nigerian peoples and hence liberate the suppressed genius and complementary energies of the people for social and economic advancement.The World Health Organization (WHO) last week said Uganda had registered over 150 confirmed and probable cases, including 64 fatalities.The training curriculum covered a wide range of technical and non-technical subjects including strategy and planning, product development, regulatory environment, marketing, finance, and fund-raising.However, he said most alternative building materials lack government backing and are not currently included in Nigeria’s building code.
Uganda’s last recorded fatality from a previous Ebola outbreak was in 2019.The strain now circulating is known as the Sudan Ebola virus, for which there is currently no vaccine, although there are several candidate vaccines heading towards clinical trials.In her address, All On CEO Caroline Eboumbou congratulated the participants and commended them for their dedication to supporting the clean energy transition with their bold ideas.It is a wrong analysis of the Nigerian condition.Ebola is spread through bodily fluids, with common symptoms being fever, vomiting, bleeding and diarrhoea.Outbreaks are difficult to contain, especially in urban environments.” In this article.In this article.Indeed, Nigeria has since its birthing remained what might be called a modern state that coexists with the ancient Fulani Empire called the Sokoto Caliphate, which has continued to peddle disproportionate influence and power.“This is due to the low strength of the materials that make it a requirement for the frequent maintenance to keep the building in good condition.
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