Thursday, July 24, 2014

Liberian man in Lagos being tested for Ebola

The Lagos State Ministry of Health today July 24th said a Liberian man in his 40s is being tested for the deadly Ebola virus in Lagos.   On July 14th, the Lagos state government issued an alert to residents of the state over the deadly virus currently sweeping through some west African countries, including Liberia.  Further details on the outcome of the test is still being expected. This would be the first recorded case of one of the world's deadliest diseases in Nigeria.

Impeachment Wave rocks Maigari, the NFF president over 'financial misappropriation'

Members of the board of the Nigeria Football Federation NFF have impeached its president, Aminu Maigari, over allegations of financial misappropriation.

The members today passed a vote of no confidence on Maigari during an executive meeting to review Nigeria’s performance at the just concluded FIFA World Cup. The meeting held at the NFF Glass House Headquarters in Abuja.

Announcing the decision of the board members, Adamu Muazu who represents the North-West on the executive board, said Maigari was removed for Financial misappropriation & Mal-administration and that a more detailed statement on the allegations leveled against Mr. Maigari will soon be made public. He said a new election for the office of the President of the NFF has been slated for August 26th

Air Algeria Plane Crashes With 110 Passengers on Board [UPDATED]

An Air Algerie flight has crashed en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers up to speed, almost 50% of them French citizens, officials say.  An Algerian official told Reuters the plane had crashed en rout  to Algiers, but declined to offer information on where  the plane was or what caused the accident.  Burkino Faso's transport minister Jean Bertin Ouedrago said the aircraft asked to change  route on Thursday at 1:38am GMT (11:38am AEST) as a result of storm in the area.

Bomb Blast in Kano this afternoon, many feared dead!

A Blast occurred around 3pm today at New Road Motor in the Sabongari section of Kano city, according to police sources. The explosive was hidden in a desk top fridge disguised as luggage. Information on casualties remain sketchy but eyewitnesses say scores were killed and as much as 10 people injured. Details later... 

Dr. Tunji Calls For Suspension Of 2015 Election Until Chibok Girls Are Released

Founder of the defunct Nigeria Advanced Party and pro-democracy activist, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite, on Wednesday, said that the 2015 election should not take place unless the 223 Chibok schoolgirls still in Boko Haram captivity are released.

Dr. Braithwaite, who joined other activists at a rally held at the Event Garden in Lagos as part of activities to mark 100 days of captivity of the girls, decried the manner at which politicians go about their electioneering activities in the face of insecurity in the country.

Video Post: Haram Rebel Bomb Attack On Ex-President Buhari

Asari Dokubo reacts to yesterday's attack on General Buhari

 Ex-Niger-Delta militant Asari Dokubo has shared his opinion on yesterday's attack on Gen. Buhari. He believes the former Head of State was attacked to cause calamity in Nigeria to push the military to dominate from President Jonathan. See more tweets following the break.

Federal Government declares Monday July 28th & Tuesday July 29th public holidays

To commemorate the Eid-el-fitri Salah celebration, the Federal Government has declared Monday July 28th and Tuesday July 29th public holidays.  A record issued yesterday July 23rd in Abuja by the Ministry of Interior for the Federal government, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians generally speaking to increase the spiritual great things about Ramadan, which are love, peace, justice with their daily living.

30-year-old man nabbed for raping 2 year old girl in Ebonyi state

A 30-year old man, Mr. Inya-Okoro from Afikpo North LGA of Ebonyi State has been arrested by police for defiling a 2-year-old girl named Favour, Sunnewsonline reports 
The suspect was alleged to have com­mitted the shameful act when the victim returned from school and was sleeping at the corridor of the house when the suspect, who also lives in the same compound allegedly pounced on her and committed the crime.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr. Chris Anyanwu an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who confirmed the incident said the suspect was arrested on July 14, 2014 at the scene of the crime when the members of the family alerted the police. Continue...

Video: Nationalist & Communist Politicians Brawl In Ukraine Parliament

Nationalist and communist politicians fight it out in the Ukraine parliament in Kiev on Tuesday, July 22. Reports showed that brawls broke " out between lawmakers from Ukraine's nationalist and communist parties in the country's parliament on Wednesday. The fight erupted after Svoboda party lawmaker Oleksiy Kayda asked lawmakers to vote to remove the leader of the Communist party from the session". MPs had the similar fight a day before: Click here to watch the fight a day before

Expert: Sleeping for more than Seven hours can make you become "mumu" (dull) -

While general opinion is that we need to sleep more to remain healthy and function right, an expert warns that getting too much sleep could actually be bad for your health. Shawn Youngstedt, a professor at Arizona State University who studies sleep duration told Wall Street Journal 


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