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Senate in Rowdy session  over disagreement on Nigeria’s unemployment Status

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The Senate was on Wednesday thrown into confusion  as the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senators disagreed on additional prayers to a motion on the “Urgent need to curb the soaring rate of unemployment in Nigeria”. Majority of the senators across party lines had supported […]

Sierra Leone: Ebola Riddle Harmattan Season At Christmas

Roland Bankole, Florida – Harmattan season is ripe in Sierra Leone at Christmas. But there will be no Christmas in my motherland. Don’t tell our nervous folks back home or abroad that it’s not a blizzard winter condition. Christmas church service may not take place here in US, as climatic conditions could be brutal or […]

Ebola: Sierra Leone Doctor Dies In US

A surgeon from Sierra Leone who was being treated for Ebola in the US has died, a Nebraska hospital announced. Martin Salia, who has US residency and is married to an American, arrived for treatment in the state on Saturday, in a critical condition. And on Monday morning the hospital said the 44-year-old had died. […]

Dangote contributes $3 million to the African Union’s Ebola Fund

Africa Union’s efforts at containing the dreaded Ebola virus in West Africa has been boosted with the Dangote Foundation pledging a sum of $3 million to a fund established by African business leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is in addition to previous interventions in Nigeria where the Foundation owned by the business mogul, Aliko […]

Transporter Petitions FG over Oyo NURTW Extortion of Money to Fight Ebola

Mr Kehinde Oluyole, member, National Union of Road Transporter Worker (NURTW) Oyo State chapter has petitioned the Federal and State governments over alleged extortion of N80 million to fight Ebola Virus. Oluyole, a transporter, made the allegation in a two-page petition made available to the Newsmen in Ibadan on Tuesday. In the petition, he claimed […]

Jonathan Frowns At Ebola Stigmatization Against Nigerians

After a week the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Nigeria as Ebola free country, President Goodluck Jonathan said Monday in FCT Abuja, that he expects and hopes Nigerians will no longer suffer discriminatory checks and stigmatization abroad. The President expressed the hope during an audience with the Foreign Ministers of Germany, Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and […]

Ebola: Lagos Doles Out N50 Million To First Consultant Hospital

…To Send Team To Sierra Leone The Lagos State Government has doled out a whooping N50 million to First Consultant Medical Centre, Lagos to help the hospital get back to its feet after the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) first broke out in the hospital. Late Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian envoy had imported the disease to […]

Jonathan Hails WHO’s Declaration On Nigeria Over Ebola

      President Goodluck Jonathan has hailed Monday declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO), of Nigeria as Ebola-free country. President Jonathan in a statement issued Monday by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati dedicated the certification to the many patriotic health workers, volunteers and ordinary Nigerians who worked tirelessly, […]

Breaking News: No More Ebola In Nigeria, WHO Declares

The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally declared Nigeria officially free of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). After the recommended six weeks without either suspected or confirmed cases of EVD, WHO Monday morning made the declaration, with commendation for swift and coordinated actions by the Nigerian government to curtail the spared of the deadly […]

Ebola: FG Tasked To Establish Local Surveillance Units

From Ganiyu Nasirudeen As Nigeria just survived the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and while it still remains a global health challenge, the Federal Government has been asked to establish Community Ebola Surveillance Units across the country. National President of the National Medical Association (NMA), Dr Kayode Obembe gave this task at […]

EBOLA IN US: Mexico, Belize Close Ports to US Cruise Ship

…As American Government Works Towards Bringing Female Victim And Husband Back Home A US cruise ship which launched from Texas was Friday barred from entering Belize and Mexico because it may be carrying an Ebola victim. The ship is carrying a health worker from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas – the epicenter of the […]

Ebola War: Don’t Celebrate Yet, Says Health Minister

The battle against the deadly Ebola Virus may have been won in the country but the war is not yet over says Health Minister, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu. Professor Chukwu  gave the warning   while speaking at the plenary of the just concluded  2014 summit on women and girl-child education held at the National Centre for Women […]

EBOLA: American Student quarantined in US After Volunteer Trip to Liberia

An American student who helped in a research to monitor the Ebola outbreak has been quarantined in Connecticut, US. Hospital officials said the patient was quarantined as a precaution after developing Ebola-like symptoms. Officials said that the patient was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital. Hospital Chief Medical Officer Thomas Balcezak said Thursday afternoon that the […]

EBOLA IN US: Another Texas Hospital Worker Tested Positive For Ebola

Another health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease. The Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday in a statement that the worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in […]

No Ebola In Ogun State, Says Commissioner for Health

Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Olaokun Soyinka has debunked rumours making the rounds about Ebola Virus in the State. In a statement made available to Journalists, Dr Soyinka described as false in its entirety, calling it “total misinformation.” He said ” I want to correct and set the records straight concerning some misinformation regarding […]

Ebonyi Bans Entry Of Corpses Without Death Certificate

  From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki As part of measures to guide against the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Ebonyi state, Governor Martin Elechi, led Government has banned conveying of Corpses without certified death Certificates into the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sunday Nwangele, gave the order in Abakaliki, the […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson Accuses Texas Hospital of Racism Following The Death of US Ebola Victim

    Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. has joined the relatives of the first person to die of Ebola in the United States, Thomas Eric Duncan to denounce the treatment the deceased and his family had received from Texas Hospital officials. The family claimed that Duncan had been cremated without their knowledge or permission and […]

APC Misconstrues Jonathan’s Remarks On Heroes Of War Against Ebola – Analyst

    The statement recently credited to President Goodluck Jonathan over who the glory is due, on the successful containment of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria has continued to draw comments, as the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) has been accused of misinterpreting the President’s submission. In a piece titled: “Ebola: Containment […]

Ebola: Rivers Govt Provides Preventive Equipment For Public Schools

IGNATIUS OKPARA, Port Harcourt As part of measure to protect school children, from the deadly Ebola Virus Disease EVD, Rivers state Government on Wednesday flagged-off the distribution of protective materials in primary and secondary schools in the area. The programme, which is being jointly implemented by the Ministries of Health and Education, commenced from Township […]

First US Ebola Patient, Duncan is Dead

The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died in a Dallas hospital. Thomas Eric Duncan died on  Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis exposed gaps in the USA’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track down anyone exposed to him. The 42, was pronounced […]

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