Friday, September 12, 2014

Ebola Survivor Dr. Kent Brantly Donates Blood to Treat Another Infected Doctor

Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly has donated a unit of blood to treat the third American aid worker infected with the virus as doctors fight to save the patient’s life.

Brantly flew to Nebraska last week to donate his blood which was a perfect match, to use to treat Dr. Rick Sacra, an American missionary who contracted Ebola in Liberia. Sacra is being treated at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He has received two blood plasma transfusions from Brantly, Dr. Phil Smith, director of the Nebraska hospital's biocontainment unit, said Thursday at a news conference.

Photo: Lady shot dead in Lagos on her way to work this morning

A lady identified as Oluwabunmi Adeola Oladokun, and a man were in the early hours of today, around 5.30am, shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Orisumbare area of Idimu, Lagos State.

According to Sahara Reporters, Oladokun was on her way to her Victoria Island office when she was shot dead. She was said to have died on the spot while the other victim, a man, whose identity is still unknown managed to escape with a gunshot injury and is currently receiving treatment at a private hospital in the area. ...

Lagos state government supports FG September resumption date

The Lagos state Government has thrown its weight behind the September 22nd public and private schools resumption date by the Federal government following efforts to stop the Ebola virus outbreak in the country. 

In a recent statement issued by the Special Adviser to the state governor on Media, Lateef Raji, the state government says following a non-existence of any Ebola virus patient in the state, it's safe for students to come back back for their classes. 

Breaking News: Russia, Nigeria Sign Contract for Mi-171Sh, Mi-35 Helicopters

Russia and Nigeria have signed a contract for the supply of Mi-171Sh and Mi-35 helicopters, Rosoboronexport deputy general director Sergei Goreslavsky told reporters Friday.
"The Mi-171Sh machine is in steady demand on the foreign market. A contract with Nigeria was recently signed," 

Just in: Oscar Pistorius found guilty of manslaughter

Yesterday Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of premeditated murder and second degree murder because according to the judge, his conduct after the shooting was 'inconsistent' with someone who intended to commit murder. But he has been found guilty of manslaughter this morning. The judge said he acted negligently when he fired shots into the toilet door. The question now is, will he be jailed for manslaughter?

*He was also found not guilty of the first firearm charge - (firing a gun through the roof of his car)

Shocking: Liberian woman found hanging in Lagos

Earlier today a pic was shared here of a suspected suicide victim in the Magodo part of Lagos. The lady found hanging from the tree in the first hours of today September 12th on Bankole Street, Isheri-Oke, Lagos has been identified as a Liberian woman simply called Kate. 

According to Punch, the woman was a worker in a sachet water factory before she killed herself. A resident of the area said people in the area started to distance themselves from her after the outbreak of Ebola in Lagos which was brought into the country by a Liberian. They also started avoiding her because of her ill health, a situation believed to have frustrated her enough to commit suicide.

FRSC to introduce ‘flying ticket policy’ for road offenders

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has announced it will soon be introducing 'Flying Ticket Policy' to penalize traffic offenders in the country.
The FRSC made this known yesterday September 11th at a conference in Abuja. They said the policy would empower officers of the commission to take picture evidence of traffic offenders in the country
"We are going to introduce flying tickets for traffic offenders which will enable our men and other road users to be able to report offenders by providing concrete evidence to us for prosecution. The picture of traffic offenders can be taken with mobile phone or any device that has camera.

Medical interns at Ministry of Defence protest non payment of wages for 8 months

Medical doctor interns working at the Ministry of Defence hospitals yesterday September 11 stormed the premises of Channels TV in Lagos to protest the non payment of their wages for eight whole months by authorities of the Ministry.

The doctors numbering about 50 said they approached the authorities of the Ministry regarding their unpaid wages and they were told that their wages was not captured in this year's budget among other excuses given to them. Continue...

What is Wrong with this Photo? ( Suicide photo or a prank?)

A twitter user said he was passing via a street in Magodo, Lagos and saw people taking pics of an apparent suicide victim... he took the pic and shared on Twitter. Is this for sure though? Someone committed suicide and they're taking photos or...that's not a person?

Photo: Cultists specialized in eating roasted human flesh among its members

The Police in Niger State have apprehended an unusual cult group which specialises in eating roasted human flesh among its members.

The police informed that the incident occurred on August 21, 2014 .The members of the cult group included an aged grandmother, Fatima (surname withheld). Her accomplices include Tetengi (male) and one Aminatu (surnames withheld).

Ebola: Teachers Slam FG's decision to reopen schools, threathen to go on strike

The Nigerian Union of Teachers has threatened to go on strike if the Federal Government fails to put in place measures to protect its members and pupils from contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease before the   resumption of schools.But the Federal Government says there is no going back on the date since there is no scientific basis for schools to remain shut beyond the September 22 resumption date announced by the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau.


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