Category Archives: Breaking

Ebola: 40 Reportedly Quarantined In Lagos, Liberia Apologises To Nigeria, WHO Declares Emergency & More Updates

At least, 40 persons are being quarantined in Lagos following fears that they may have been infected with the Ebola virus. The disease which has killed nearly 1,000 in few weeks in West Africa alone is described as the worst global outbreak in decades. Daily Post an official John Okiyi Kalu, disclosed that a female…

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Nigerian Doctors Still On Strike Despite Efforts To Curtail The Spread Of Ebola

Doctors are allowed to volunteer to help contain the spread of the deadly Ebola. The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, on Thursday said it had not called of its one month strike. Speaking to Premium Times, the Secretary, NMA, Kaduna chapter, Shehu Abdulrahman, said reports on social media that the association had called of its strike…

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Nigerian Military To Restore Law & Order In Damboa, Gwoza, Others Taken By Boko Haram

The special operation which began early in the week is meant to restore law and order to the area. The Nigerian military said on Thursday that its ‘special forces’ were conducting counter-terrorism operations to dislodge the Boko Haram from major areas of Borno. According to Premium Times Boko Haram in separate attacks took over communities…

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Nigeria Declares Ebola Outbreak A “National Emergency”, More Health Personnel Needed To Screen Travellers

Mr. Sawyer’s contacts comprised officers of the State Security Service and Nigerian Immigration Service. The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Wednesday described the Ebola outbreak in the country as a “national emergency’’. Mr. Chukwu made the statement at an emergency meeting convened by the House of Representatives Committee on Health over the Ebola outbreak…

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Ebola Outbreak: Nigerian Doctors End Strike To Deal With The Virus

Nigerian public sector doctors on Thursday suspended the strike over an Ebola outbreak which has killed two people and infected five others in Lagos. A statement from the National Medical Association Union listed “the incursion of Ebola into Nigeria” as a main reason for suspending the strike. The emergence of Ebola in Lagos, sub-Saharan Africa’s…

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Ebola: Reports Prove That Patrick Sawyer Possibly Knew He Was Infected Before Coming To Nigeria

Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian man who brought the Ebola virus into Nigerian, looked “terribly ill” and might have known he was infected with the virus before travelling to Nigeria, the Liberian media is reporting. According to a review of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) images at the James Spriggs Payne’s Airport, Monrovia, by Liberian Newspaper, The…

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Boko Haram Kill 100 Persons In Gwoza, Borno State & Seize The Town

They hoisted their flag at different locations in the town in order to proclaim their control, the sources claimed. Two sources, including a high-level security official, disclosed to Sahara Reporters that heavily armed insurgents belonging to the extreme Islamist sect, Boko Haram, today descended on Gwoza, a town in Borno State, killing at least 100 residents before seizing the town. Our sources said…

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President Jonathan Calls For More Effective Global Action Against Boko Haram

President Jonathan demanded international sanctions against anyone sponsoring terrorism in any part of the world. President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday at the ongoing US-African Leaders Summit in Washington DC called for a more effective global action and implementation of all existing international protocols against terrorism and violent extremism. President Jonathan also demanded more effective international sanctions against…

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The National Assembly Should Reject Goodluck Jonathan’s $1bn Loan Request – Nigerians Speak

Nigerians have said the National Assembly should not only reject President Goodluck Jonathan’s $1bn loan request to ‘fight Boko Haram’ but that his administration be under check. Citizens believe that apart from rejecting the bill, the lawmakers should go further by probing various security allocations that the FG had voted in recent times for the…

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