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.

Minister threatens to revoke ₦3.4bn contracts

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr. Steve Oru, has threatened to revoke the contracts for two of the nine skill acquisition centres in the Niger Delta over poor and delayed contract execution.

The two contracts are the Skill Acquisition Centre in Otuke, in the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State and the one for Ibeno in Akwa Ibom State awarded for N3.4bn.

Buhari, Atiku, Tinubu, 71 others make APC BoT

The All Progressives Congress has appointed at least 74 persons, including a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari; and a former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu as members of its Board of Trustees.
The list has not been officially released by the party but our correspondent learnt on Wednesday that the list comprised others like a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Chief Tom Ikimi, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, Chief Bisi Akande and Chief Audu Ogbeh.

Russia Suspends Operation at 4 McDonald's Restaurants in Moscow over Food Safety

Russia's consumer rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said Wednesday it had suspended operations at four McDonald's restaurants in Moscow after numerous violations of sanitary regulations had been found at popular fast food outlets.
"Inspections of other outlets pertaining to this chain will continue," the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection said in a statement.
"We are studying the claims to determine the measures we need to take in order to accelerate the opening of restaurants for our visitors. McDonald's chief priority is the provision of quality and safe products," according to the statement made by the company.

Meet the Nigeria who may become first African-British PM

On May 7, 2015, a Nigerian, Chuka Umunna, could make history by becoming the first black Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Born in London in 1978, Chuka was bred in the UK. His late father, Bennett, hailed from Anambra State while his Irish mother, Patricia, is a solicitor.
Co-incidentally, Chuka shares startling similarities with the United States President, Barack Obama, who is the first black President of the world’s most powerful nation.


Liberian police open fire on Ebola protesters

According to Punch, Police in the Liberian capital have fired live rounds and tear gas to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350.

In the sprawling oceanfront West Point neighbourhood of Monrovia, at least four people were injured in clashes with security forces, witnesses said. It was unclear whether anyone was wounded by the gunfire, though a Reuters news agency photographer saw a young boy with his leg largely severed just above the ankle on Wednesday.


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