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Ebola Scare: Patients, Staff Flee Hospital


A baby allegedly infected with the Ebola virus was said to have been taken to Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring Road on Monday, raising fears in the area, with some residents already considering relocation from the hospital vicinity. Though, doctors were yet to confirm from tests conducted on the baby, people ... Read More »

WHO Commends Nigeria Over Ebola Control


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Nigeria’s response to the current Ebola Virus disease outbreak noting that efforts to contain the cases in the country have paid off. In an assessment of the situation in Lagos, the global health body said the situation looks reassuring and encouraging, noting that ... Read More »

Could Survivors Of Ebola Be Key To Finding A Cure?

Ebola virus

The search for a possible cure for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues, with the Lagos State government at the forefront of finding a way to increase the possibilty of having survivors in the event of infection with the Ebola virus. One of the options being considered by Lagos is ... Read More »

Nigeria Records Fifth Ebola Death


Lead consultant at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, whose bravery has saved the country from potential epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) yesterday, lost her battle with the virus. She contracted the disease while attending to late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who brought the EVD into ... Read More »

NHRC Commends FG, Lagos Over Ebola Spread Control


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has commended the federal government’s efforts in preventing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Nigeria. A statement issued by the commission’s Chief Press Officer, Mrs‎ Fatimah Agwai Muhammed quoted the commission’s Executive Secretary, Prof. Bem Angwe, as saying the Federal government and ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Debt Profile Rises To N10.5trn

Man struggling with large Debt

Director General, Debt Management Office (DMO), Dr. Abraham Nwankwo has said the country’s current public debt portfolio made up of both domestic and international borrowings stood at about N10.5 trillion compared to about N10 trillion in December 2013. Although, the rising debt is raising concerns in some quarters, Nwankwo said ... Read More »

Environmental Sanitation Programme: Zamfara Govt Employs 29,000 Youths


The Zamfara Government has employed 29,000 youths from across the state as part of its efforts to boost its environmental sanitation programme in oder to ensure a clean environment. Alhaji Sunusi Dan-Alhaji, the Director-General of the state Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), made this known in an interview with the News Agency ... Read More »

Jonathan Meets Service Chiefs, Mourns Aziza


President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday met behind closed doors with the country’s service chiefs, including the acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, on the current security challenges in the country. Some ministers also attended the meeting which lasted for about three hours. None of those who attended the meeting ... Read More »

Kano Dep. Gov Blames Shekarau For Recurring Polio Cases


The decision taken by current Education Minister, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau when he was governor of Kano State, was one of the key factors responsible for the recurring polio cases, Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has alleged. Ganduje, who is chairman of the state’s task force on ... Read More »

Your Voters Card’s Your Future, Don’t Sell It – Minister Counsels Electorate


The Minister of National Planning, Dr Abubakar Sulaiman, has counselled Nigerians against trading their voters’ card for money, saying the card is their key to the future. Sulaiman gave the advice in Ilorin, Kwara State, shortly after collecting his permanent voter’s card and monitoring the exercise in some parts of ... Read More »

2015: Kaduna Pensioners Pledge To Rally Support For Yero

Ramalan Yero

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Kaduna State chapter, has pledged to mobilize support for Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero in the 2015 elections. Speaking during the payment of gratuity to retired civil servants in the state yesterday, State Chairman of NUP, Alhaji Abdulramalan Kwarbai, said the union appreciates the modalities the ... Read More »

Ebola: Why U.S. Hasn’t Made Experimental Drug, Zmapp, Available For Nigeria – U.S. Ambassador

US-ambassador-and-Onyebuchi Chukwu

The American Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, on Monday said his country was not yet in a position to make the Ebola Disease experimental drug, Zmapp, available to Nigeria. Mr. Entwistle said during a visit to the Nigerian Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu that the drug was not yet available ... Read More »

Only 13% Of Voters Have Collected Their PVCs In Abuja – Jega


Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday disclosed that only 13 per cent of voters have so far collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as at Sunday afternoon. The INEC chairman stated this yesterday in Abuja, after he declared ... Read More »

Nigeria Railway To Engage 6,000 People – Labour Minister


The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, yesterday, said the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) is expected to directly employ additional 6,000 workers when the Eastern Railway Line, now under rehabilitation, would be ready for service. Wogu spoke when he joined Chairman of the NRC Board and former national ... Read More »

Ebola: Woman Smashes Bottle On Man’s Head For Hugging Her

Ebola virus

The fear of contracting the deadly Ebola Virus Disease caused a woman yesterday to smash a beer bottle on a man’s head for hugging her in Ajah area of Lagos State. The woman identified as Bunmi was said to have been upset when her friend, Ademola Ojikutu, held her from ... Read More »

Ebola: FG takes Hand Washing Campaign To Parks, Markets In FCT

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The Federal Government on Monday took its hand washing campaign and sensitization on Ebola Virus Disease to the ever-busy Wuse market and Jabi Motor Park in the FCT. The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, who spoke in Pidgin English, urged the people to wash their hands regularly with ... Read More »

Ebola: Bush Meat Sellers Take Protest To Oyo Governor


While the fear of the spread of the Ebola virus has stopped many people from eating bush meat, sellers of the meat are grumbling and yesterday made their grievances known in Ibadan, Oyo State. Scores marched to Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s office at the Oyo State Secretariat, Ibadan, yesterday, complaining of ... Read More »

BringBackOurGirls Group Demands Military Action For Rescue Of Chibok Girls


The BringOurGirls group, yesterday, challenged the Federal Government to take military action to rescue the Chibok girls after 120 days of abduction and 111 days of the group’s sit-out campaign at the Giwa Park, Asokoro, Abuja. The group said the call became necessary since it had become clear that Federal ... Read More »

Sack Of Doctors Ill-advised, Unwarranted – NLC


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the recent sacking of 16,000 doctors by the federal government as a bad move which should be reconsidered. In a statement by its President, Mr. Abdulwaheed Omar, the NLC said “The recent mass dismissal of resident medical doctors in federal hospitals across the ... Read More »

Baby Killed As Soak-away Pit Gives Way In Ebonyi


One-year-old baby, Odinaka Nworu, was weekend reported to have died, following the collapse of a soak-away pit at No. 5 Obi Street in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State. The two siblings of the deceased, Somtochukwu and Eunice Nworu, sustained injuries as they are currently receiving treatment at Trinity Hospital, Abakaliki. The children ... Read More »

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