Category Archives: Breaking

Three Ecowas Staff & Nigerian Ambassador Amongst The 59 Persons In Contact With Ebola Virus

An isolation ward has been designated for case management. According to Vanguard, the Lagos State Government disclosed, yesterday, that the Nigerian Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi Nnadozie, three staff of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, and 55 others had contact with the victim of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, Patrick Sawyer, who died…

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Nigerian Gold Medalist, Chika Amalaha Suspended From The Commonwealth Games After Testing Positive For Drugs

This isn’t good… According to Daily Mail, the future of weightlifting as a core sport in the Commonwealth Games programme has again been thrown into doubt after Nigerian 53kg gold medalist Chika Amalaha tested positive for drugs. The 16-year-old Nigerian has been provisionally suspended pending the results of a ‘B’ sample after traces of diuretics…

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Commonwealth Games: “This Silver Is More Precious Than Gold” – Obioma Okoli On Winning With Injuries

Obioma’s die-hard, resilient spirit pushed her into competing… and ‘winning’. With her precious silver medal dangling on her chest, she beams her toothpaste smile as she acknowledged banters from her colleagues. “I’ve never felt this good in my career”, Obioma Okoli winner of Nigeria’s silver medal in Weightlifting at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow…

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Nigerian Athlete, Blessing Okagbare Wins Gold In Women’s 100M Race At The Commonwealth Games

Bringing home the Gold… Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare sensationally became the Commonwealth Games champion last night when she ran 10.85 seconds to beat the pack that included Jamaican duo of Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart who took the silver and bronze in 11.03 and 11.07 respectively, reports Vanguard. On the stands cheering was Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan…

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Federal Government Assures Citizens Of Its Efforts To Control & Avert The Outbreak Of Ebola Virus

Measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the fast spreading disease. Business Day reports that the Federal Government over the weekend assured on its readiness to avert the outbreak of the Ebola disease which recorded a case in Lagos recently from a Liberian air traveller. Onyebuchi Chukwu, the minister of health, tasked Nigerians…

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Nigeria Wins 6 Medals From Weightlifting At The Commonwealth Games

The rise and rise of ‘team Nigeria’ According to Vanguard, Oluwatoyin Adesanmi won another gold medal for Nigeria at the Commonwealth Games in the women’s 63kg weightlifting yesterday, July 27 2014. The African championship silver medallist pushed Commonwealth No.1 and compatriot Obioma Okoli into the silver position. India’s Punam Yadav, the youngest lifter at 19,…

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Mark Jelks And Blessing Okagbare Make Nigeria Proud At The Commonwealth Games

Nigeria is definitely doing great at the Commonwealth Games. Nigerian athletes started on a good note on Sunday as they booked semi-final tickets at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. According to Punch,reigning Nigeria champion Mark Jelks in Heat 3 in 10.28 seconds to qualify for the semi-finals which hold on Monday. Jelks went into…

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“If Buhari Was Killed, There Would Have Been Major Crisis” – President Goodluck Jonathan

Buhari’s aides were reported to have sustained injuries during the bomb blast… According to African Spotlight, President Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday, said if those who planned to kill General Muhammadu Buhari and the frontline Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, had succeeded, there would have been no Sallah celebration. The president also described those who planned…

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