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America doctor leaves hospital after successful Ebola treatment


An American doctor who contracted the dreaded Ebola virus disease by treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia, has been discharged from a U.S. hospital after receiving treatment. With an experimental drug, his charity said on Thursday. The doctor, named Kent Brantly, was one of the two American health workers being trated with ZMapp, a trial drug used on ...

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NMA ready to call off doctors’ strike

President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Kayode Obembe, has said the doctors’ body is ready to bring the industrial action embarked upon by medical doctors across the country to an end.   Obembe is said to have revealed this during a close-door session with Senate President, Senator David Mark on Tuesday night through the early hours.   According to ...

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Pope Francis says he has only a few years to live

In a statement that is bound to shock the entire world in general and Catholic faithful in particular, Pope Francis has said he has only two or three years to live.   While not revealing the reason for the statement, the Pontiff from Argentina, who has been hailed widely as a a breath of fresh air due to his unconventional ...

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Adadevoh, Nigerian doctor who treated Sawyer dies

The Nigerian doctor who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American with the first Ebola case in Nigeria, is dead. ‎The late female doctor, Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh was the senior consultant endocrinologist at the Lagos hospital where Sawyer was treated before his death from Ebola. Adadevoh became infected with the deadly Ebola virus, according to medical authorities, revealing that Adadevoh ...

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Ban Ki-moon calls for accelerated action on MDGS to save lives

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has called for more accelerated action from governments, international organisations and civil society groups on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), for sustainable development far beyond 2015.   MDGs was adopted by world leaders in the year 2000, as a 15-year roadmap to fight poverty, hunger and disease, protect the environment and expand education, basic health and women’s ...

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Ebola: Four more survivors discharged from quarantine facility

The cheering news continues for Nigeria as four more Lagos residents who had been held at the Lagos Treatment Centre have been released after being certified as free from the dreaded disease. Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, said this in a statement released on Monday. Chukwu, in the statement signed by his special assistant on Media and Communication, Dan ...

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DHQ faults UK newspaper allegation on war crimes

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) had faulted a British Newspaper report that Nigerian government committed war crimes by terrorising some of its citizens in the war against insurgency.   This is contained in a statement posted on the Defence Headquarters official website www.defence on Tuesday in Abuja.   “The report credited to the British Newspaper, Daily Independent, UK, in which ...

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Lagos Water Corporation spends N4bn yearly to produce portable water

The Lagos State Water Corporation (LSWC) on Monday said it spent over N4 billion yearly to run its operations of providing potable water to houses in the state.   The Group Managing Director of (LSWC), Mr Shayo Holloway, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that making water potable was ...

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FAO seeks improved policy implementation to promote agriculture

Minister of Water Resources Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe

The Food and Agriculture Organisation  (FAO)  has attributed the slow pace of agricultural development in Africa to poor implementation of policies.   The FAO Representative to Nigeria, Mrs Louise Setshwaelo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.   Setshwaelo, said that the continent did not lack of good policies to promote ...

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IPCC’s AR5 and Africa: How climate change threatens continent’s fragile growth

Farm irrigation

The third feature in the series lays emphasis on the fact that climate change poses challenges to growth and development in Africa   The emissions already in the atmosphere, together with the greenhouse gases that will be emitted in the future, mean that the climate will continue to change. These changes in climate will create new risks and will amplify ...

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