Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lagos doctor infected with Ebola as nurse who escaped from quarantine is returned back to Lagos

A doctor who attended to late Patrick Sawyer at the First Consultant Hospital has been confirmed positive with the Ebola virus. Speaking at a news conference today, the Nigerian Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu said the physician happens to be undergoing treatment at the quarantine centre in Lagos.

Prof Onyebuchi revealed  that a few of the 169 secondary contacts of Sawyer were no further under surveillance and have been released, having completed the 21 days of incubation period.  The Minister also said the nurse who'd escaped the quarantine center in Lagos and traveled to Enugu state has been returned back once again to Lagos with her husband in a special traveling ambulance.

Boko Haram abducts 100 young men in Borno as military intercepts mass movement of 57 youths

Boko Haram have abducted 100 teenage boys in Doron Baga, a village in Borno State during an attack on the village on Sunday August 10th. In accordance with a resident of the village, Halima Alhaji Adamu who spoke with journalists, she said the sect men killed at least 10 people and abducted 100 young children and men during the attack...
"The attack was on Sunday, in my family they killed six people, I don’t know about the other families but the Hadaijawa community which I belong also had 100 of the men abducted by the insurgents.” she said.
Halima also revealed that she lost her husband during the attack. ...

Graphic image: Headless human body of a person found in Mile 12, Lagos

 Residents of Agiliti, Mile 12 Lagos, woke up today to a gruesome sight. The headless body of a son was found on the street. On closer inspection, it was unearthed that his manhood had been cut off. People suspect it was ritual murder but nobody knows for certain what happened. The murdered man has since been identified by those who claim to know him. See the graphic pix after the jump.

FG orders indefinite suspension of Resident Doctors in Teaching Hospitals

 Resident Doctors in Nigerian Teaching Hospitals have now been suspended by the Federal Government starting yesterday August 13th. According to a letter delivered by the Permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, the indefinite suspension is supposed to greatly help the Federal Govt'appraise the challenges facing the sector '. 

Army battle to retake gwoza as Boko Haram kills 20, kidnap women

Nigerian troops have massed around Gwoza to retake the town from members of the Islamist group, Boko Haram, military sources have disclosed. The battle for control of Gwoza rages as reports emerged that Boko Haram insurgents yesterday killed 20 people in Doro Baga in Kukawa local government area of Borno State. The residents of the embattled village also disclosed that the militants kidnapped several women in an early morning raid. Continue...

Ebola: Singapore isolates Nigerian Woman.

Authorities in Singapore sent a woman from Nigeria into a hospital isolation unit today on suspicion that she might have Ebola, the Straits Times reported on Thursday. The woman, in her 50s, was believed to have flown into Singapore recently and arrived at a hospital emergency department with a fever, the newspaper said. She was immediately isolated and transferred by ambulance to a communicable diseases centre, the newspaper said.

Ebola: FG Postpones Resumption of Schools until further notice.

To prevent further  outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), the Federal Government has reportedly approved the extension of the present holiday of primary and secondary schools around the country until further notice.

NewTelegraph reports that the development, government stated, is part of measures to curb the spread of Ebola. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Matters, Comrade Jude Imagwe, who disclosed the postponement of school resumption in Abuja yesterday did not state 

Over 22,400 Sign Petition Demanding UN to Recognize Luhansk, Donetsk People’s Republics

More than 22,400 people have signed an online petition calling on the United Nations to recognize independence of people’s republics of Luhansk and Donetsk.
“We should try to help the people gain independence by our votes, rather than just sitting on the couch in front of a TV-set,” said Vladimir, a Russian-speaking person living in Germany, who started the petition with Avaaz Community Petitions a month ago.

Medvedev's Twitter Account Hacked, Resignation Tweet False – Press Service

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s Twitter account was hacked and the tweet about his resignation is untrue, Medvedev’s press service told RIA Novosti.
“[Medvedev’s] Twitter was hacked, the tweet on his resignation is false. We’re working on the problem,” the press service said.
“I’m resigning,” appeared on Medvedev’s microblog Thursday morning.
Medvedev’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said it was most likely a hacker attack.
“I don’t have any information, but I’m pretty sure that this was a hacker,” Peskov said.


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