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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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Ebola: Patrick Sawyer Reportedly Escaped Quarantine In Liberia Before Arriving In Nigeria

The minister encourages affected West African countries to come together to combat the crisis, rather than shuffle the responsibility. Fresh information from Liberia suggests that the late Patrick Sawyer, the first man to die of Ebola in Nigeria, was in fact quarantined by Liberian health authorities prior to boarding a flight to Nigeria. THIS DAY…

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Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola Reverses LASU Tuition Fees

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday bowed to pressure from academic unions and students of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, by reversing the increase in school fees. Fashola, who made the announcement at LASU’s convocation in Ojo, Lagos, ordered the fees to be reversed to N25,000. Three years ago, the state government increased…

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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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