Friday, August 22, 2014

Spouses of 2 dead Nigerian Ebola victims test positive - Health Minister

Minister of Health Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu announced today August 22nd that Nigeria has recorded two new cases of the Ebola disease. The Minister said the two new cases are spouses of dead Ebola victims who had primary contact with late Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria. Prof. Chukwu said the two new cases are the first secondary contacts in isolation to test positive to the deadly virus. This brings the total number of cases in Nigeria to 14, with 5 deaths and 5 survivors. Details soon..
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"I'm sorry for the Adadevoh's pain" - Patrick Sawyer's widow says

Decontee Sawyer, the widow of late late Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought the deadly Ebola disease to Nigeria, says she regrets the death of Doctor Ameyo Adadevor of First Consultant Hospital, who died of the Ebola virus on Tuesday August 19th after being infected by Sawyer.

In an email to, Mrs Sawyer, who lives in Minnesota, USA, said she's pained that her late husband caused so many others so much pain both in Liberia and Nigeria.
"I share the pains that the family members of the Nigerian doctor are going through. It is just a pity that Patrick had to cause this damage both in Liberia and Nigeria.”

Photo: Mother of 3 nabbed with Cannbis at Lagos Airport

A 37-year-old mother of three, Ezeh Ifeoma Maureen (pictured above), has been arrested with substances suspected to be cannabis by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). 

According to The Nation, Maureen was caught at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in  Ikeja, Lagos, during outward screening of China-bound Ethiopian Airlines’ passengers for allegedly attempting to smuggle 6.200 kilogrammes of dried weeds that tested positive for cannabis.

The agency’s Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar, said the suspect told the officers that her bags contained vegetables and foodstuff. 

Edo State Government debunks connection with death of 25-year-old man

The Edo State Government has said that it had no connection in the death of a 25-year-old physically-challenged man who died on Tuesday, after his body was dumped by unknown persons in Benin.

The late man, identified as Danjuma, was found lying lifeless in front of his uncle’s house at Oza Street in Benin.  It was also learnt that the deceased had earlier been dumped on a heap of refuse behind the house for several days by one Mr. Arase, who was identified as his uncle, and was occasionally fed by some good-spirited Nigerians.

Bello El-Rufai's touching tribute to his late younger brother Hamza

Bello El-Rufai (pictured right), son of Mallam Nasir El Rufai, took to his Facebook wall to pay tribute to his younger brother, Hamza El-Rufai (pictured left), who died in a fatal car crash on July 29th. Find his moving tribute below..
"Hamza El-Rufai was born on February 14th 1991 in Kaduna state and attended Essence International School before transferring to Sacred Heart, a Catholic Primary School in Kaduna. He took the Common Entrance Examination from Class 4 and began... his Secondary School Education in Nigerian Turkish International School. His journey to secondary school 2 years before his time was more pleasing due to the several awards he received. He is my younger brother and was one of my best friends." 


EFCC Nabs 2 bankers for ₦9million fraud

Find the EFCC press release below

Two bankers, Rowland Alozie, Segun Osho and their accomplice, Abass Kolawole have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for alleged conspiracy and fraudulent conversion of Rivers State Board of Internal Revenue Cheque for nine million, five hundred and fifty-four thousand, two hundred and eighty six naira, (N9554,286, 00). Continue...

Photo: Human parts syndicate busted in Lagos

Operatives of  the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, Ikeja, Lagos have smashed a syndicate that specialize in selling human parts, Vanguard reports.  The 3 suspects whose names were given as Mustapha Muritala, Sunday Oluyeba and Adenike Olanrewaju, were arrested at the Ojumerin area of Sagamu, Ogun State following a tip off. Recovered from the suspects were two human skulls suspected to have been procured from a graveyard.


House Speaker Tambuwal To Dump PDP and Join APC

There are strong indications that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, is set to defect to the leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress.  Tambuwal’s spokesperson, Imam Imam, said the nationwide consultation would determine whether he would contest the Presidency or the Sokoto State governorship election in 2015.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Doctors were only placed on suspension not Sacked — Health Minister -

Health minister has made it clear that resident doctors are not sacked but what the government did was the suspension of the residency programme in federal hospitals. Speaking with house correspondent, Professor Onyebuchi said  “the situation has been compounded by the recent importation of the Ebola Virus Disease into Nigeria on July 20, 2014....

Video of deadly St Louis police shooting raises questions (GRAPHIC)

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has released mobile phone footage that seems to be at odds with parts of its story surrounding the officer-involved shooting of Kajieme Powell in the weeks after Michael Brown’s death.

According to St. Louis Public Radio, the police released the video Wednesday evening as part of an effort to be more transparent when it comes to violent incidents involving law enforcement. In addition to the cell phone footage, the department also released security camera footage of the alleged robbery, as well as the two 911 calls made to police.

Ebola alleged Test Drug is Working: US Doctor With Ebola Set To Be Discharged Today!

Dr Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia while working as a missionary in the country will be released from Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital today August 21st after being successful treated.

British ISIS Jihadi vows to be first woman to behead UK or US prisoner

A British jihadi woman linked to the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has vowed to become the first woman to behead a person from the UK or US.

Khadijah Dare tweeted she wants to become the first British woman to kill a UK or US citizen. This comes a day after a video emerged of the beheading of US journalist James Foley.

Dare posted: ‘Any links 4 da execution of da journalist plz. Allahu Akbar. UK must b shaking up haha. I wna b da 1st UK woman 2 kill a UK or US terorrist! (sic)’

Photos: Enugu Airport, runway flooded after a downpour.

This is serious. See more photos bellow.

Fake soldier granted interview to BBC - DHQ reveals

On Tuesday August 19th, a Nigerian soldier spoke with the BBC explaining why himself and several other soldiers refused the order from their superiors to go fight Boko Haram insurgents. He alleged that they certainly were not provided good weapons and ammunition and so gave Boko Haram upper hand during any battle as the militants tend to be more well equipped (read that here).

Now the Defence Headquarters revealed the man who spoke with BBC is an impostor. Their statement below after the break.

Equip soldiers to fight Boko Haram, Ohanaeze tells FG

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze N’digbo, has asked the Federal Government to empower the security forces to win the war against Boko Haram insurgents by providing them with all the necessary equipment and materials.

The group, noted that the security agencies would be able to perform their responsibilities of defending the nation if given the right materials and resources to achieve their mandate.

The President-General of Ohanaeze, Chief Gary  Enwo-Igariwey, who stated this when he visited the Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, in Abuja on Thursday, explained that the security operatives need the right equipment to protect lives and properties and save the nation from the ravages of terrorists.

Professionals Urge Fair sharing of Ebola Test Drugs

The limited doses of Ebola trial drugs must not be reserved for the well-off or well-connected, two medical ethics experts said on Thursday as two American doctors treated with an experimental serum were pronounced cured.

“Fair selection of participants is essential,” Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania and Annette Rid of Kings College London wrote in The Lancet medical journal.

“Especially in a dire emergency such as this one, well-off and well-connected patients should not be further privileged.”

Tony Elumelu donates ₦50million to contain Ebola virus in Nigeria

The Chairman of Heirs Holdings and former MD of UBA bank, Mr Tony Elumelu has donated N50m to aid the Federal Government's effort to retain the Ebola virus in Nigeria. Dan Nwomeh, the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Health Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu announced this today on social media.  The management of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria also donated an ambulance to the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre in Lagos.

South Africa introduces total travel ban for non-citizens from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea

 Based on new reports, South Africa has issued a journey ban for non-citizens from Ebola-hit countries including - Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone. Thankfully Nigeria isn't included.

ACP Frank Mba Dumps Police Public Relations Officer to Pick up Area J Commander.

ACP Frank Mba has bowed out as the Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Police Force. In a letter of appreciation he delivered today, Mr  Mba expressed his gratitude to the media and the Nigerian people for contributing to his successful tenure.  Mba, who had been promoted to the rank of Assistant Police Commissioner in June, has been redeployed to Lagos State Command being an Area Commander, Area J. He's expected to hand over to newest Public Relations officer, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu later today.

2015: We won’t allow hooded security operatives, says Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, said on Wednesday that the commission would not allow security operatives to be masked during the 2015 general elections.

Jega told the CSO representatives on Wednesday that the emerging trend of security operatives wearing mask during elections was worrisome.  According to him, the wearing of hood by security men during elections is not in tandem with the principle of transparency guiding the conduct of an election.


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