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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

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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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Ebola: Liberian envoy laments harassment, discrimination of Liberians in Nigeria

The Liberian ambassador to Nigeria, Professor Al-Hassan Conte’h, has spoken about the harassment and discrimination of Liberians living in Nigeria regarding the Ebola virus.   According to Conte’h, since the first case of Ebola brought into the country by Patrick Sawyer, Liberian not deceased, Liberians in Nigeria have been the subject of intimidation, harassment and stereotyping.   “I would like ...

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Ebola: WHO declares global health emergency

The dreaded and fast killing Ebola virus has led the World Health Organisation into declaring a global health emergency just as it appealed for global aid to help afflicted countries.   The declaration was made after a two-day emergency session in Geneva, Switzerland and it has grave implications as travel restrictions may be put in place to prevent the continuous ...

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‘Nigeria, driver of Africa’s economic growth’

African countries have been advised to develop and implement prudent macro-economic management policies, deepen structural reforms and build economic buffers in order to sustain their current economic growth rates. The advice was given on Thursday in Abuja by Dr. Ousmane Dore, Nigeria’s Country Director of the African Development Bank. Dore stated this at the launch of the bank’s “African Economic Outlook 2014″, ...

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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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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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