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CNN MultiChoice Announces Its African Journalist 2014 Finalists, See Full list

28 journalists from 10 countries have been shortlisted. (Winners at the 2013 awards) Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2014 Competition were announced by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel. The competition is now in its 19th year. This year the competition received entries from 38 countries across the continent, including…

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Ebola: President Goodluck Jonathan Declares National Emergency & Approves N1.9 Billion Intervention Fund, Read Press Release

The President takes necessary action against to curtail the spread of the disease. State House Press Release: President Jonathan Declares National Emergency On Ebola, Approves N1.9 Billion Special Intervention President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Friday in Abuja declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a National Emergency. President Goodluck Jonathan Accordingly, the President has…

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Suspected Nigerian Ebola Victim Currently Undergoing Treatment In Benin Republic

The nation’s health minister has said that a Nigerian is being treated after showing symptoms of the disease. Fears of the continued spread of the Ebola virus have again risen as the Republic of Benin has confirmed that it is treating a patient suspected to have the disease. The country’s Health minister, Dorotheé Gazard has…

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Ebola: World Health Organisation Declares International Public Health Emergency

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday rose from a meeting of its Emergency Committee, declaring the Ebola virus outbreak in four West Africa countries an International Public Health Emergency. At the end of the meeting convened by the organisation’s Director General, and held by teleconference, WHO, said “the possible consequences of further international spread…

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Liberian President Apologizes To Nigerians Over The Importation Of The Deadly Ebola Virus By Sawyer

The Liberian Government on Thursday apologised to Nigeria over the importation of the deadly Ebola Virus   by a Liberian-born American, Patrick Sawyer. Sawyer arrived Lagos on July 20 from Lome but died five days after he was admitted into a hospital in Obalende when he showed Ebola virus symptoms. The Liberian-born American came into contact…

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Oscar Pistorius Trial: Judge Shifts Delivery Of Verdict To September 11, See Live Updates Here

Oscar Pistorius’trial continues. Prosecution and defence lawyers for athlete, Oscar Pistorius have final the opportunity to convince South Africa judge in Pretoria with closing arguments in trial of Oscar Pistorius over killing of Reeva Steenkamp. #OscarPistorius leaves court after closing arguments. Judgement will be handed down on September 11th pic.twitter.com/X40fx6UuJw — EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) August…

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Ebola: President Barack Obama Won’t Provide Experimental Drug To Africa

Mr. Obama asked African leaders to improve on their healthcare systems. The President of the United States of America, Barrack Obama, has said the U.S. would not give the experimental drug for the management of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, to African countries until scientists certify it for human treatment. Speaking at a news conference after…

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Liberia Health System Reportedly Collapsing With The Constant Spread Of Ebola Virus

The health care system in Liberia is collapsing, hospitals closing down and medical workers fleeing from the Ebola epidemic, which is poised to worsen, Liberia’s foreign minister said on Thursday. “People are dying from common diseases because the health care system is collapsing,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan said in an interview with…

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Commonwealth Games: “Chika Amalaha Testing Positive Was As A Result Of Zobo Drink” – Coach

Nigeria’s Chika Amalaha was stripped of her win shortly after she tested positive for drugs. Treasurer of Nigeria Weighlifting Coaches Association, Andrew Ekanem has revealed that Chika Amalaha, who was stripped of her gold medal after testing positive to a banned substance at the just concluded Commonwealth Games, might have allegedly got the prohibited substance…

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