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‘Sawyer knew of Ebola infection before Nigeria trip’

Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who died in Nigeria knew he had the Ebola virus before flying to Nigeria from his country. In fact, Sawyer was in quarantine before he escaped to come to Nigeria. These facts were disclosed on Thursday at a news briefing by the Minister of State 2 for Foreign Affairs, Alhaji Nurudeen Mohammed. Mohammed said the President ...

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Jonathan insincere over Chibok girls -#BringBackOurGirls campaigners

The #Bringbackourgirls group on Thursday slammed President Goodluck Jonathan for what it described as his insincerity in the efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls after 115 days. The group, in statement issued on Thursday, said that there is double talk in what President Jonathan is saying on the issue of the abduction of the over 200 girls in Borno State. The #Bringbackourgirls ...

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Bassey: My memories, hopes for Ogoniland

In the spirit of the third year anniversary of the release of the report on Ogoniland by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nnimmo Bassey, who heads the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), reflects at a recent forum on the travails of the community, scarred by decades of land and sea degradation as a result of oil and gas ...

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FG takes measures to curtail spread of Ebola

Following the outbreak of Ebola Virus in Lagos, Nigeria, the Federal Government has assured that it was taking adequate measures to contain the spread of the disease in the country.   The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, told newsmen in Abuja that the government was scaling up public awareness on the dangers of the scourge to prevent citizens from ...

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Ebola: Sierra Leone blocks rural areas, as Liberian declares 90 days state of emergency

Police and soldiers in Sierra Leone on Thursday, blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus.   A senior health official said, this has become imperative following the declaration of state of emergency by its neighbouring Liberia to tackle the worst-ever outbreak of the disease, which has killed 932 people.   Liberian President Ellen Johnson, declared 90 days state ...

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South Africans to invest in Nigeria’s non-oil sector

A delegation of South African businessmen have expressed willingness to partner their Nigerian counterparts to boost job creation in Nigeria through investments in the nation’s non-oil sector.   The leader of the delegation, Mr Michael Gamwo, from Wesgro, a South African Trade Promotion Group, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in ...

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Police parade Boko Haram butcher rumored to have escaped

Police public relations officer, ACP Frank Mba, said in a statement that rumors to the effect that Zakari has escaped from police custody are unfounded and should be disregarded.   The Nigeria police today paraded Zakari Mohammed; a Boko Haram “chief-butcher” arrested on July 15, 2014 after the army raided Balmo forest in Bauchi state.   Zakari was shown in ...

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Ebola: LASG begin search for 27 other contacts

Following the infection of the doctor and death of another nurse who both participated in the treatment of late Ebola victim, Patrick Sawyer, officials of the Lagos State Government have undertaken a search for 27 other people who might have had contact with the late Sawyer or any of the doctors, nurses and health workers who attended to the late ...

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5.3 magnitude earthquake hits central South Africa

 The U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday in Johannesburg that 5.3 magnitude earthquake has hit central South Africa killing one man.   It said the man died when a wall collapsed on top of him.   It said the tremor was centered in Orkney, a town around 120 km (70 miles) southwest of Johannesburg, an area with a high concentration ...

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Ebola Virus: Nigerian nurse dead, six others infected

One of the medical officers that attended to late Ebola victim, Liberian-born Patrick Sawyer, has died after she became infected with the virus. The nurse came into direct contact with the late Liberian-American man, according to officials of the Federal Government. At a press briefing held today, Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, confirmed that six other people have tested positive ...

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