Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Doctor who treated more than 100 Ebola patients dies from the virus

The Sierra Leonean doctor who treated more than 100 Ebola patients has also died. Dr Sheik Umar Khan (pictured above), who was hailed as a national hero for disregarding his own health and helping sick patients, died today July 29th from the disease after being diagnosed with the virus last week. He contacted the virus despite wearing protective gear when treating patients.

In an interview last month, the 39yr old doctor had expressed fears for his life because of his constant contact with Ebola patients.
"I am afraid for my life. Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by the disease. Even with the full protective clothingyou put on, you are at risk" He told Reuters

IG, Amosun, help us!

I request the Inspector-General of Nigeria Police and Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State to beam searchlight on the high rate of kidnapping going on in Ijebu-Ode. I can inform that about 15 active business owners have had themselves or family members kidnapped just between the months of June and July 2014 with ransoms ranging between N2million and N10million collected from them. This is a verifiable fact within the town. Urgent actions are needed to safeguard the lives of these people before they become totally discouraged which might eventually lead to paralysis of the local economy of the town and job scarcity.
Kazeem M.A.,
Olisa Street, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State,

Explosion rips through ‘busy area’ in Potiskum

A yet-to-be-identified number of residents might have died in an explosion in a “busy area” of Potiskum, Yobe State, on Tuesday night.  Details of the bombing is still sketchy but our correspondent said many people might have been killed as the area where the explosion went off plays host to a lot of people every day.  Earlier on Monday, suspected Boko Haram members had sacked a military base in the Birni Yadi area before killing no fewer than eight people.  The terrorists reportedly blew off a bridge linking Damaturu, the state capital, through Birni Yadi with Borno and Adamawa states.

Details later…

EU Confirms New Economic Sanctions Against Moscow

 The European Union agreed on Tuesday a new set of economic sanctions against Russia over the Ukrainian crisis, a joint communique by EU leaders said. “Today the European Union has agreed a package of significant additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with the Russian Federation,” a statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said.

“These decisions will limit access to EU capital markets for Russian State-owned financial institutions, impose an embargo on trade in arms, establish an export ban for dual use goods for military end users, and curtail Russian access to sensitive technologies particularly in the field of the oil sector,” the document said.

Northern leaders can stop Boko Haram —Senator

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Marcus Ikisikpo, in this interview with SUNDAY ABORISHADE, speaks about Nigeria’s security challenges, the 2015 elections and the misappropriation of ecological funds, among other issues

Hamas Armed Wing Says No To Truce Until Siege Stops

The leader of the military wing of Hamas has said there will be no truce in Gaza unless Israel lifts its siege, in comments broadcast hours after an attempt at a 24-hour ceasefire stalled with disagreements.

In an audio statement on Tuesday, Qassam Brigades commander Mohammed Deif said the ceasefire “will not take place unless the siege is lifted and the border crossings are all open”.
The leader of the military wing of Hamas has said there will be no truce in Gaza unless Israel lifts its siege, in comments broadcast hours after an attempt at a 24-hour ceasefire stalled with disagreements.
In an audio statement on Tuesday, Qassam Brigades commander Mohammed Deif said the ceasefire “will not take place unless the siege is lifted and the border crossings are all open”.

Ex Man City Forward, Carlos Tevez's Father abducted In Argentina

Argentine website TN are reporting that Tevez’s father was in Moron, an area to the west of Greater Buenos Aires when the incident happened at around 7am local time this morning. The criminals are demanding a ransom from the Juventus star, but the attack is not believed to be pre-meditated. Apparently, the initial request for money was much lower than the second request, indicating that at first the kidnappers did not know exactly who the man was, simply somebody with an expensive car. Some reports claim the ransom has already been paid to the kidnappers and that Tevez is on his way to Argentina to deal with the situation

FFK challenges APC to explain links with B’Haram

Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has again challenged the All Progressives Congress to explain its relationship with the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, saying the party was not able to controvert him, few months ago, when he accused it of sponsoring the sect.

While speaking with journalists in Osogbo, Osun State capital, after attending a campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, Fani-Kayode insisted that some members of the APC, particularly those from the North, were sponsoring the operations of Boko Haram.

China investigates ex-security chief

China’s former security chief Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for suspected “serious disciplinary violation”, state media say.

The news confirms rumours about the hugely powerful former minister, who has not been seen in public for months.

Mr. Zhou headed China’s Ministry of Public Security and was a member of the top decision-making body, the Politburo Standing Committee.

Australians fighting in Iraq to face arrest

Australian police have obtained arrest warrants for two Australians who are fighting with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria after one posted photographs of the other posing with severed heads of Syrian soldiers.
Australian Federal Police said in a statement on Tuesday that they obtained arrest warrants for Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar for “terrorism-related activity”.
The former Sydney residents will be arrested if they return to Australia, the statement said.
Photographs posted last week on a Twitter account linked to Sharrouf showed Elomar smiling and holding the severed heads of two Syrian soldiers.

Presidency didn’t give us ₦100m – Chibok community

The Chibok community in Abuja, has denied reports that it collected a N100 million largess during its meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa on July 22,2014.

The Chairman of the community, Tsambido Abana, described as false allegations that the largess was shared among the parents and that some were short changed by the leadership of the association.

The BBC had reported that the whopping amount was given to the Chibok parents, adding that many of the parents complained that they were shortchanged and given amounts ranging from N200,000 to N300,000.

Army Lifts Ban On Vehicular Movement In Maiduguri

The Nigerian Army has lifted the ban it positioned on vehicular movement in Maiduguri, Borno State to defend against the alleged planned attack of the Boko Haram insurgents.

A ban was placed on vehicular movement on Sunday which caused untold hardship on the residents of the troubled town as they've to trek long distances.

Buhari: Nigeria’s disintegration holds no good, says Umar

Former military governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar(retd) on Tuesday said that violent disintegration of Nigeria would do no one any good, noting that the attack on Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd) should not be blamed on the Federal Government.

Umar, reacting to the bomb attack on the former Nigerian leader, appealed to the nation’s political elite to desist from what he described as “politics of brinkmanship” all aimed at achieving their narrow political interests.

Dead Man pulled out of a well in Lagos

Early this morning July 29th, a person was found dead head down in the well (pictured above) together with his slippers next to the well in a home at Akanyn street, Shibiri Rd, Ilemba in Ojo, Ajangbadi, Lagos.

Many residents of the home had fetched water from the well and even made use of the water before someone discovered there is a corpse inside it. When he was eventually pulled from the well, he was recognized as somebody who lived around..a carpenter whose wife recently left him. Many people claimed to have seen him the last day, very drunk. No-one knew how he fell in to the well.

A source told us that the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ojo division and Ajangbadi police were contacted and they came to eliminate the corpse and took it away for fuurther investigation. Begin to see the exclusive graphic pic after the break...

Boko Haram kills 8, bombs bridge in Yobe

8 people have were killed and a major bridge destroyed after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect yesterday night July 28th launched an attack in Katarko town in Yobe State. Katarko is 22km South of Damaturu, the state capital and is said to be very near the dreaded Sambisa forest.

According to reports, the sect members arrived the village around 7.30pm in motorbikes and operated unhindered till 2.00am. The men had unsuccessful attacked a military base in the town before moving into a residential area. Continue...

Policeman mistakenly Shoots Self, Dead In Aba

Inspector Sunday Mefo, a police officer attached to the Patrol and Guard (P&G) Unit at the Aba Central Police Station (CPS) in Abia State, allegedly shot himself dead accidentally on Sunday, July 27.

According to Daily Sun report, the incident occurred at about 10p.m. as Mefo tried to check the working condition of the an AK 47 rifle, which he was to use for night duty.

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Senate Dumps NIS Tragedy Probe Report

Fresh fact emerged on Monday that the senate leadership may not provide any platform for the consideration of the investigation conducted by its Committee on Interior over the ill-fated recruitment into the Nigerian Immigration Service, on March 15, this year.

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

Gaza has seen one of its heaviest nights of bombardment in three weeks, after Israel’s prime minister warned of a long conflict ahead. Gaza’s only power plant was damaged as Israel carried out 60 air strikes, also targeting sites associated with Hamas, the group which controls Gaza. At least 60 people died in Gaza, possibly including UN staff members. An Israeli military spokesman said the strikes signalled a “gradual increase in the pressure” on Hamas.

Lagos Hospital Where Ebola Victim Died Shut Down

The Lagos State government has shut down and quarantined First Consultants Hospital in Obalende where a Liberian, Mr Patrick Sawyer with Ebola virus died last week in Lagos.
“We have shut the hospital to enable us to properly quarantine the environment. Some of the hospital staff who were in close contact with the victim have been isolated. The hospital will be shut for a week and all staff monitored to ensure the virus has not spread,” the Lagos State Health Commissioner Jide Idris said. 

US Selling Israel Weapons for Use on Palestinians - Middle East Expert

 While negotiating a truce between Israelis and Palestinian militants, the US continues to stoke the conflict by selling deadly weapons to Israel, a Middle East expert told RIA Novosti Monday.

“Even as the US government claims to be brokering a ceasefire, it continues selling weapons to Israel,” said Ken Klippenstein, a journalist who regularly covers the conflict.

Oyinlola Supports My Ambition — Omisore

Senator Iyiola Omisore, candidate representing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming governorship election in Osun State, has declared that he enjoys a cordial relationship with the immediate former governor of the state, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

Omisore said this in rebuttal of claims in political circles of a feud between the two prominent members of the PDP, which fuelled claims that Oyinlola was defecting to the APC.
Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s visit to Oyinlola, whose government he criticised heavily when he became governor further fuelled the claims.

MMWG Group Urges FG To Negotiate With Boko Haram For Release Of Chibok Girls

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has urged the federal government to negotiate the release of the abducted scchoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state, with Boko Haram insurgents.

According to the group, the problems of insecurity in the country can only be surmounted through negotiation and intensive prayers.

Buhari’s Survival Saved Nigeria From Genocide

Human Rights activist and Co-ordinator of Ijaw Monitoring Group has said former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari’s survival in a bomb blast in Kaduna saved Nigeria the genocide that would have been worse than what happened in Rwanda.

Speaking to Vanguard in an interview, the former Publicity Secretary of Ijaw National Congress (INC) said the survival of Buhari was the greatest miracle from God this year.
“It was not General Buhari that was lucky, it was Nigeria that was actually lucky that Buhari survived the attack.
“Some people don’t know the implications because they are ignorant of history. The killing of two political leaders in a plane crash that was bombed in Rwanda was what led to the worst genocide in Africa history.

Cheque Forgery Syndicate nabbed In Lagos

Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, Lagos have arrested three persons who specialised in stealing bank customers cheques with which they withdraw money through alleged connivance of some banks staff.

Recovered from the suspects were two dud cheques, fake letter heads of the Ekiti State House of Assembly and that of the state’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development which they allegedly intended to use to procure United Kingdom visa.  The suspects’ modus operandi, as gathered, included visiting banks around Lagos pretending to be transacting one business or another.  Meanwhile, they would be on the look out for any customer who is careless with his cheque book with the aim of stealing such.

Eormer FCT Minister, Nasir El Rufai's Son dies in car Crash

 Hamza El Rufai, among the sons of the former Minister of the FCT & Chieftain of the APC, Nasir El Rufai died today July 29th in an automobile accident. His father took to his Facebook page to announce his passing on. This type of young man. Too sad! 
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