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June 21, 2024

Nigerian Newspapers: Death toll rises as Lagos records more Cholera cases

Nigerian newspapers

In Vanguard’s Nigerian Newspapers review programme, Today in the News, Vanguard reports that following the outbreak of Cholera in some parts of the country, at least 21 persons have been confirmed dead in Lagos State.

Vanguard reports that 401 suspected cases have been reported to the state Ministry of Health, with an increasing number of severe gastroenteritis cases across multiple local government areas, LGAs, in the state.

Reports on the rise in the death toll from cholera infections dominate the frontpages of Nigerian newspapers.

Also Vanguard reports that the rivers government said it is not worried by the barricade of the LGA secretariats in the state by the police.

According to the newspaper, protesters in Kaduna have called for the prosecution of Nasir El-Rufai, former governor of the state, over alleged diversion of public funds.

In Today in the News, the Punch reports that the death toll from the cholera outbreak in Lagos has risen to 37.

The newspaper reports that the Federal Government has begun the proposed audit of the N2.7 trillion petrol subsidy claim by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC).

Daily trust reports that the judgment of the Federal High Court in Kano has left parties in the suit in limbo, after the court declared the actions taken by Abba Yusuf, Governor of Kano, on may 23, as “null and void”, but refused to nullify the Kano emirate council repeal law 2024.

Also in Today in the News, the Guardian reports that poor hygiene and food inflation have complicated the outbreak of cholera in states.

The newspaper reports that a High Court in Akure has nullified the creation of additional 33 local council development areas (LCDAS) in Ondo.

The latest reports, on Friday, indicate an oinrease. Read the new death toll story HERE.

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