Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Map of Nigeria, as proposed by National Conference #NGConfab

The National Conference in its final report recommended the creation of 18 additional states to bring the number of states in the country to 54.  The recommendation was made by the Committee on Political Restructuring and Forms of Government jointly headed by Ike Nwachukwu and Mohammed Kumalia.
Initially, some Northern delegates kicked against moves to create additional states apart from the one proposed for the South-East which was overwhelmingly supported. But after series of consultations by the leadership of delegations, the Conference unanimously adopted the recommendation for the creation of additional 18 new states.

Ebola fear: Cameroon closes borders with Nigeria

In a bid to stop the deadly Ebola virus from entering to their country, the Cameroonian government has closed all borders with Nigeria.
 The border closure was made known today by the spokesman of the Cameroonian government, Issa Tchimora Bakary
"All borders, land, sea, and air, between Cameroon and Nigeria are closed. Our thinking is that it is better to act preventively rather than have to heal those who may fall ill" he said
Cameroon has so far not recorded any case of Ebola...

R.I.P: Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh dies from Ebola virus

Just confirmed from a family source. Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the Senior Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist who was one of many doctors who attended to Patrick Sawyer at First Consultant Hospital has died from the Ebola virus which she contracted from Sawyer.

Dr. Ameyo died this afternoon Tuesday August 19th at the isolation unit of the Mainland Hospital in Lagos where she'd been quarantined. She died a hero because she was the physician who refused to let Patrick Sawyer, the person who brought the Ebola virus to Nigeria, leave the First Consultant Hospital in Obalende, Lagos, when he tried with leave. She saved many lives by doing this. Her death is really heartbreaking. 

Deep Racism: The Forgotten History Of Human Zoos

Racism is deeply embedded in our culture.  Slavery of African people, ethnic cleansing of Native Americans and colonialist imperialism are seeds that intertwine to create racism that still has impacts today.  One example of the sad human history of racism — of colonizers seeing themselves as superior to others — is the long history of human zoos that featured Africans and conquered indigenous peoples, putting them on display in much the same way as animals. People would be kidnapped and brought to be exhibited in human zoos.  It was not uncommon for these people to die quickly, even within a year of their captivity. This history is long and deep and continued into the 1950s.  Several articles below with lots of photos so we can see the reality of this terrible legacy. KZ

Boko Haram and Ebola Virus: The Twin Devils Of The Season By Chris Okotie

“Like Boko Haram’s crazy insurgents who kill their victims and the soldiers who fight to protect them; the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), kills its victims along with some medical personnel who battle to save their lives. These are the twin devils of the season.

The twin scourges of 2014 share many other characteristics. Their roots date back to decades, but their ravages of human souls across the sub- Sahara Africa only peaked this year, even as a disbelieving world is left agape by their ferocity.

R.I.P: Veteran actor Adebayo Faleti is NOT dead

When I first heard about it I know it won’t be true, not that he’s immortal, but my mind not just believing it to be true. Actor Adebayo Faleti is NOT dead. The 83 year old is well-known Nigerian poet, writer and actor. He is also known for being a successful Yoruba translator, a broadcaster, TV exponent and a pioneer of the first television station in Africa, Western Nigeria Television (WNTV). He was also responsible for translating Nigeria’s National Anthem from English to Yoruba. Theatre Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association Of Nigeria (TAMPAN), Oyo State chapter, has dismissed the report as false. This was confirmed in a broadcast message sent by Yeye Rose Odika( Chairperson, TAMPAN Oyo State), Baba Adebayo Akande Faleti Ode Ababa is at his Ojoo residence(in Ibadan)

Nuhu Ribadu contesting For Governor On Platform Of PDP

Yesterday Nuhu Ribadu indicated interest in the Adamawa State governorship on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ribadu, a fervent critic of the PDP for its corrupt excesses, joined a throng of prominent indigenes to collect the party’s Expression of Interest form for the party’s governorship primaries.
The former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has in the past 10 years criticized the PDP heavily.  After assuming control of the commission in 2004, he worked hard to indict or jail several of its members.


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