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NOA urges use of hand sanitisers, gloves to curb spread of  Ebola

Mr Mike Omeri, the Director-General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), has advised Nigerians to use hand sanitisers and wear gloves to curb the spread of Ebola virus. Omeri gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja He said that the agency would sensitise Nigerians on the need to use the hand sanitiser ...

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Pastor arraigned for rape

A 23-year-old professed Celestial Church prophet, Adewale Adeleke, on Tuesday in Lagos, appeared before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court for alleged fraud and rape.   Adeleke, who resides at No. 2 Ajibola Street, Agbado Ijaiye, Lagos was arraigned on a four-count charge of stealing, obtaining by false pretext, impersonation and rape.   Prosecutor Chris Takim told the court that the accused ...

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Evacuated Spanish priest dies of Ebola

A Spanish missionary who contracted the Ebola virus while working in West became the first European to die from the disease on Tuesday, succumbing to the virus in a Madrid hospital five days after being evacuated from Liberia. More than 1,000 people have died in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since the outbreak was first reported in February. Miguel ...

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Ebola: government, doctors bicker over life insurance for medical personnel


The Lagos State Government must have felt it was doing something grand when, in conjunction with the Federal Government, it announced the provision of life insurance to health volunteers in order to effectively curtail the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease. In a statement issued today by Jide Idris, Commissioner for Health in Lagos, LASG said the insurance cover is ...

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Suicide bombers’ trainer nabbed with 16 females

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Kano has arrested a man suspected to be the master trainer of Boko Haram female suicide bombers with 16 females who were reportedly being trained for suicide operations, Daily Trust, gathered from security sources. It was gathered that the man identified as Ibrahim Ibrahim was arrested in Dala LGA of Kano during a raid ...

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Nigerian now has 10 confirmed Ebola cases

The minister of health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has revealed that Nigeria now has a total of 10 cases of the Ebola virus in the country while revealing that a total of 177 people are also under surveiilance as they are being monitored closely for the virus.   The minister disclosed this at a press briefing held today in Abuja with ...

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Ministry to upgrade web-based Flood Warning System – Official

The Federal Ministry of Environment will soon upgrade its web-Based Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) for better forecasting and monitoring of flooding in the country, an official said on Monday.   Mr Johnnie Ekanem, the Deputy Director in charge of flood forecasting, monitoring and control in the Department of Erosion, Flood Control and Coastal Management in the ministry, made this ...

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Prof. Ade Ajayi, historian and ex-Unilag VC dies

The death of foremost historian and former vice chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Ade Ajayi , is dead.   Investigations  reveals that the late university administrator died at the University College Hospital in Ibadan on Saturday, August 9 but the news only filtered in today. Ajayi, who enjoyed the respect of his peers, students and members of university ...

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139 Nigerians now under surveillance as two fresh Ebola cases confirmed in Lagos


Information  says two new cases of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.   Information on the two new cases, confirmed by Federal Government officials at a press briefing today indicates that two new cases have been recorded in Lagos.   The two new cases brings the number of confirmed the ravaging Ebola virus to nine including that of the ...

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Ebola: Fashola inspects isolation ward, urges prompt report of suspected cases

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Friday paid an early morning inspection visit to the Isolation Ward prepared by the State Government for patients with symptoms of the Ebola Virus Disease, saying the facility is now set up and ready to use.   Mr Fashola who spoke in an interview with newsmen after inspecting some of the facilities at the ...

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