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FG Advises Male Survivors Of Ebola To Abstain From S*x For 7 Months

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The Federal Ministry of Health has advised men who were treated and discharged of Ebola virus to avoid s*xual intercourse for at least seven weeks. Dr Bridget Okoeguale, Director, Department of Public Health, gave the advice during interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday. Okoeguale ... Read More »

Cameroon Army Kills 27 Boko Haram Insurgents In Border Clashes


Cameroon’s army has killed 27 members of terrorist group Boko Haram near a northern town, state radio said on Wednesday. The Boko Haram fighters were reported to have crossed Nigeria’s border into Cameroon earlier this week after attacking a military base and police station in Borno, north east Nigeria. The ... Read More »

40 Killed In Fresh Communal Clash In Nasarawa


At least 40 people have been feared killed in a fresh fight that broke out between the Alago and Eggon people at Tudun Adabu area of Obi local government with over 50 houses burnt down in the Nasarawa state. The fight took a different dimension on Wednesday as it took ... Read More »

Nigeria Is Not Ebola Free Yet – Health Minister

Health Minister, Onyebuchi Chukwu

Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu Wednesday said that the risk of transmission still exist as long as there is still Ebola Virus disease in West Africa. He therefore cautioned that Nigerians should not be carried away with euphoria over the successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease. “I don’t ... Read More »

Obasanjo, Jonathan Meet On Ending Boko Haram Insurgency


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan today held a closed-door meeting where they were believed to have discussed the incessant Boko Haram attacks in the country among other security challenges. The meeting was reportedly held in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday as the two leaders reportedly ... Read More »

FG Shuts Schools Till October 13 To Curtail Ebola Spread

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The Federal Government, yesterday, postponed the resumption of all primary and secondary schools till October 13, to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country. The schools were originally scheduled to re-open in the second week of September. Announcing the shift in resumption date in ... Read More »

Be Very Cautious In Your Daily Conduct, Akpabio Counsels Corps Members

Godswill Akpabio

Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, yesterday, urged the National Youths Service Corps, NYSC, members newly posted to the state, to always be security conscious in their respective places of primary assignment. Speaking during the formal closing of orientation course for the 2014 ‘B’ Corps members at the NYSC ... Read More »

Igbo To Observe 4-Hour Business Shutdown For Akunyili In Lagos


Igbo resident in Lagos State will tomorrow, Thursday, shutdown their businesses for four hours in honour of the late former Minister of Information and Communication, Prof Dora Akunyili, who would be buried in Agulu, in Anambra State same day. Rising from a dinner/interactive session for market leaders and stakeholders, Igbo, ... Read More »

Ilorin Magistrate’s Court Remands Man, 21, For Murder


An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court has remanded a 21-year-old cattle rearer, Mohammed Janyu, in prison for allegedly killing one Garba Salihu. According to the First Information Report, the case was transferred from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Okuta to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Ilorin, Kwara State. According to the FIR, on ... Read More »

Borno Schools To Re-open Soon, Says Shettima


Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State yesterday hinted that public schools in the state which were shut down at the height of attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in the state, will soon be reopened. Recall that schools across the state were shut down about five months ago following escalating attacks ... Read More »

281 Fake Corps Members Sent Out Of NYSC Camp In Niger – Coordinator

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The National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Coordinator in Niger State, Mr. Steven Ehoda-adi, yesterday said 281 fake corps members identified at the state orientation camp, Paiko, have been sent out of the camp after failing to present their call-up letters. The coordinator told reporters shortly after the closing ceremony of the ... Read More »

OOU Students Protest Had Strong External Influence – Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has explained the crisis rocking the state-owned Olabisi Onabanjo University (O.O.U) Ago-Iwoye, saying the closure of the institution was because of the students’ attitude. The university was closed down at the weekend, after a breakdown in negotiations between the students and government over further ... Read More »

Nigeria Successfully Contains Ebola As Only One Case Remaining In Isolation


After weeks of uncertainty and heightened fear across the land over the outbreak of Ebola in Lagos State, the federal government has disclosed that two more patients earlier confirmed to have the deadly virus disease, have been discharged from hospital, thereby, leaving only one person in isolation. Addressing journalists in ... Read More »

Good Governance, Not Empty Promises, Guarantee Re-election – Ahmed

Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has said good governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to the people by political leaders and not empty promises are what would guarantee re-election. Speaking at the Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency stakeholders’ forum in Ilorin, the state capital on Tuesday, Ahmed, who was ... Read More »

Dora Akunyili Had No Match In Service – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan, Tuesday, challenged public office holders to strive to be recognised by the quality of service they rendered while in office rather than the position they held. The president stated this in a a remark at the requiem mass for the former Minister of Information, Dr. Dora Akunyili, ... Read More »

Kaduna Attack: Buhari Dismisses Investigation, Expects Nothing From It


Former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), who recently escaped an attempt on his life says nothing will come out of the ongoing investigation on the attack. Buhari, who is also a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) expressed his pessimism on the investigation in an interview ... Read More »

Resource-rich Nigeria Has No Business With Poverty – Labour Minister

Labour and Productivity Minister, Chief Emeka Wogu

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has said Nigeria has no business with poverty because of the vast natural resources abound in the country. Wogu, who spoke in Abuja, at the 14th National Productivity Day and the award of recognition to selected Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in ... Read More »

Benin Christian Group Protests Killing Of Pastor By Boko Haram


The Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship (NCGF), Benin Chapter has condemned the killing of one its members in Bauchi State, Pastor Blessing Ehiorobo by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect. In a statement by its President, Mrs. Uche Chiejina, the fellowship said that the murder of Pastor Ehiorobo, an indigene ... Read More »

Sokoto Youth Leaders Okays Govt Borrowing, Slams Protesters


Coalition of Sokoto State Youth and Students Leaders (CSYSL), has called on youths in the state to stop further protest against state government’s plans to borrow money for developmental purposes, noting that the state is empowered by the law to borrow for such purpose. It also described an earlier protest ... Read More »

Boko Haram: 8 Out Of 35 Missing Policemen In Gwoza Attack Found


Eight of 35 policemen missing during an attack on the Police Mobile Force training camp at Gwoza, Borno by Boko Haram insurgents, have been found, Police said on Tuesday. Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Emmanuel Ojukwu, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the ... Read More »

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