Saturday August 30th, 2014
Saturday August 30th, 2014
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2015: Sule Lamido’s entry rattles Presidency, PDP

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SUBTLE trouble is brewing at the Presidency over the last-minute decision of Jigawa State Governor, Dr. Sule Lamido, to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan in next year’s presidential election.

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Setback in EVD War: Ebola hits P-Harcourt, one dies, 100 isolated

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Rivers State. Governor of the state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

The battle to contain the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Nigeria suffered a setback, yesterday, as the virus evaded a surveillance team in Lagos and claimed its first victim, a medical doctor in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Governor of the state, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu both confirmed the news.

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Jonathan, Obasanjo meet over Boko Haram

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President Goodluck Jonathan  and Chief Olusegun Obasanjo

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, held a closed-door meeting following high rate of insecurity in the country, occasioned by the Boko Haram insurgency. The problem appears to be getting out of control with terrorists capturing Gwoza, and declaring it an Islamic caliphate.

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EBOLA SCARE: FG shuts schools till October 13

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The Federal Government, yesterday, took far-reaching decisions to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country as it postponed the resumption of all primary and secondary schools till October 13, even as government cleared the air on the health status of a sister to the late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, confirming that she is Ebola-free.

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B’Haram: Nigerian troops flee rampaging Boko Haram fighters

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SOLDIERS ON GUARD ON POST OFFICE ROAD IN MAIDUGURI

Hundreds of troops in Gamboru Ngala and Banki towns reportedly fled their duty posts into Cameroon, yesterday, after they ran short of ammunition in their encounter with Boko Haram terrorists who stormed the two communities with sophisticated weapons in search of security operatives.

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FG, Boko Haram battle for control of Gwoza

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BOKO HARAM—Another screengrab from a video released by Boko Haram, yesterday, showing other people lined up before being executed by members of Islamic sect at an undisclosed location.

The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, declared that military operations to secure Gwoza town seized by the insurgents earlier this month was ongoing even as Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau was defiant, proclaiming Islamic caliphate in the town which he said was now firmly in the grip of the sect.

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Ebola: Dearth of volunteers persist in Lagos despite N60,000 daily pay, insurance

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*Biochemistry students of UNN staging an awareness campaign on Ebola virus.

LAGOS State is facing the problem of shortage of volunteers to help care for the victims of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). In spite of a life insurance scheme and N60, 000 daily allowance being offered by the state government, health workers and volunteers are still not forthcoming.

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Confab has shamed critics, says Jonathan as he receives 22 volumes of report

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Confab Closes— From left: President Goodluck Jonathan receiving Report of 2014 National Conference from  Chairman of the Confab, Justice Idris Kutigi at the closing ceremony of conference in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

EXACTLY 158 days after he inaugurated the 2014 National Conference, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, received the report of the confab and vowed that his government would implement the recommendations.

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FG, LASG disagree on new Ebola cases

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L-r: Dr. Wale Ahmed, Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties; Dr. Jide Idris, Commissioner  for Health, and Mr. Remi Ibirogba, Commissioner for Information and Strategy , during the press briefing on the Ebola Virus Disease in Lagos, yesterday.  Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

The Federal and Lagos State governments, yesterday, differed on new suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country.

While the Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu insisted that there were no new cases of the EVD in Nigeria, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health Dr. Jide Idris told reporters that five new suspected cases of Ebola have been recorded in the state.
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the release of N200 million to the Lagos State Government to assist in containment of the spread of the disease.

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Brave doctor, Adadevoh loses Ebola battle

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Dr.Ameyo Adadevoh

FRONTLINE medical Doctor, Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who saved the country from potential epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, yesterday, fell to the vise-grip of the disease which she contracted while attending to the index (first) Ebola case, the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer.

Dr. Adadevoh was infected when she forcefully restricted Mr. Sawyer to his bed after he tried to remove the drip administered on him.

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Ebola Latest: 3 new cases as 4 more victims are discharged

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FROM LEFT: MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES, MRS SARAH OCHEPE; CHAIRMAN, MINI BUS UTAKO PARK, ABUJA, MR OLUGBADE  OLAGUNJU AND FCT  DEPUTY CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS,  ALHAJI GABI IBRAHAM, WASHING  THEIR HANDS TO COMMENCE THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY HANDS WASHING CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT THE SPREAD  OF EBOLA VIRUS IN NIGERIA AT UTAKO  MOTOR PARK IN  ABUJA ON MONDAY

IT was a case of mixed fortunes for the nation, yesterday, in the management of the Ebola Virus Disease as three fresh cases were discovered, while four of those earlier admitted at the isolation centre in Lagos were discharged.

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How Ebola patients survived – Experts

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Gloria Tumwijuke (with microphone), Alice Ngonzi Isoke (folding hands in red dress), Diana Alinaitwe (behind Alice), Mrs Isoke (Alice’s mother), an unidentified health worker(on Gloria’s right) and a granddaughter to Mrs Isoke – all Ebola survivors narrating their ordeal at Kagaadi Hospital during the function to officially declare Uganda Ebola free. Photo courtesy WHO

Following the recovery and discharge of the first Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient from the isolation centre at the Mainland Hospital in Lagos, facts have emerged as to how the patients are recovering.

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Ebola: Hope dashed as US declares drug pesticide

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The Lagos State Ebola quarantine centre and Late Nurse Obi Justina Ejelonu

HOPES of immediate relief for victims of the Ebola Virus Disease following reports that doses of an experimental drug, nano-silver, had been delivered were dimmed yesterday. The United States Food and Drug Administration said the drug is a pesticide and warned those claiming that it could prevent or treat Ebola to desist from doing so

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Ebola latest: Another nurse dies, doctor in bad state

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The Lagos State Ebola quarantine centre and Late Nurse Obi Justina Ejelonu

A nurse, Justina Obi Echelonu, one of the primary contacts who participated in the initial management of the index case, late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, has died in quarantine.

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Ebola nurse flees Lagos for Enugu

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HEALTH PERSONNEL IN PROTECTIVE  KITS AT THE NATIONAL HOSPITAL IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (12/8/14).

One of the primary contacts of the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who escaped quarantine on suspicion of having the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Lagos, has been tracked to Enugu.

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Sawyer was mad to bring Ebola here – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, described the late American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer’s visit that heralded the entry of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, into the country, as “pure madness.”

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Osun: Why Aregbesola won

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State (2nd left) and his deputy, Mrs Titi Laoye-Tomori celebrating their re-election at Freedom Park, Osogbo, yesterday. Photo: Dare Fasube. 

IT is no longer news that Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) comfortably beat Senator Iyiola Omisore of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to retain his seat for another 48 months in power in weekend’s Osun State polls. What perhaps is news is the avalanche of reasons for Aregbesola’s convincing victory.

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Osun Decides: Aregbesola leads

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AREGBESOLA-VOTE

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress, APC, was, last night, shoving aside a stiff challenge from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Senator Iyiola Omisore as early results from yesterday’s gubernatorial election in Osun State trickled in.

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Ebola Alert! Nigeria records 2 deaths, 9 cases

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President Goodluck Jonathan approved a N1.9 billion special fund to combat Ebola

LIKE wild Harmattan fire, the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continued to spread yesterday across the globe with Nigeria recording two more cases and the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring a global health emergency.

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Ebola Latest: US rejects Nigeria’s request for trial drug

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*Jonathan and Obama

The United States of America, yesterday, dashed the hope of an early cure for Ebola Virus victims in Nigeria when it refused to share the trial drug with Nigeria. US President Barak Obama says it would be premature to share the experimental drug with Africa.

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Ebola now national emergency – Health Minister

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FOLLOWING the death of the matron that was one of the primary contacts of the late American-Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, who died recently of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Lagos, Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, has described the presence of Ebola in the country as a national emergency.

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More feared infected with Ebola virus

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A picture taken on July 24, 2014 shows staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. An American doctor battling West Africa's Ebola epidemic has himself fallen sick with the disease in Liberia, Samaritan's Purse said on July 27. AFP PHOTO /

THERE were fears, yesterday, that six of the eight primary contacts of the late Patrick Sawyer, may have tested positive to the Ebola virus, but are yet to show signs of the disease.

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Nigerian female doctor tests positive to Ebola

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Men clean their shop in Monrovia where offices were closed for disinfection against the epidemic of the haemorrhagic fever Ebola on August 1, 2014. The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the west African countries suffering the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea today to launch a $100 million (75 million euros) emergency joint response plan.   AFP PHOTO

The Federal Government has confirmed the first case of Ebola Virus Disease in a Nigerian medical doctor, who was among the people that had the first contact with Mr. Patrick Sawyer, the deceased Liberian and first confirmed Ebola victim in the country.

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Jonathan promotes hatred – Kwankwaso

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Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, yesterday, accused President Goodluck Jonathan of running a government based on ethnic sentiment and religious bigotry.

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Chibok girls fingered as suicide bombers

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing.

The delay in freeing the over 200 girls seized from Government Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, may have exposed them to radicalisation by their captors, who are now using them for suicide bombings, a source told Sunday Vanguard at the weekend.

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Jonathan lacks political will to fight terror – Atiku

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Atiku and Jonathan

FORMER Vice President Atiku Abubakar has taken a cursory look at the present security challenges in the country with massive killings and wanton destruction of property in some parts of the country by members of the Boko Haram sect, saying President Goodluck Jonathan lacked the political will to nip it in the bud.

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Ebola Scare in Anambra: Govt detains corpse from Liberia

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Medical doctors attending to an Ebola virus disease victim

A CORPSE of an Anambra State indigene brought from Liberia, yesterday, caused scare of the dreaded Ebola disease in the state, with officials of the state ministry of health directing security operatives to cordon off the mortuary where the body was deposited pending investigations by experts from the Federal Ministry of Health.

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EBOLA: Panic spreads

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Victim of the deadly Ebola virus disease, Patrick Sawyer wth wife, Decontee

Following the death in Nigeria of a Liberian, Mr. Patrick Sawyer, of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, panic has gripped Nigerians especially all those who were in the same flight with him from Liberia.

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N100m LARGESSE: Our leaders cheated us — Chibok parents

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President Jonathan interacting with parents of abducted Chibok girls at the State House

The N100 million cash gift allegedly given to parents of abducted Chibok girls when they met President Goodluck Jonathan on July 22 at the Presidential Villa is now causing disquiet among the aggrieved parents.

They have reported ly cried out that they have been cheated by their community leaders in the sharing formula.

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Female suicide bombers strike again in Kano

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Panic gripped residents of the ancient city of Kano, yesterday, as two female suicide bombers struck the city within five hours of each other, killing five persons less than 24 hours after another set of bombers blasted the city, killing six persons.

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Female suicide bomber, 5 others killed in Kano

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President Goodluck Jonathan (r) receiving a greeting card from Vice President Namadi Sambo; FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed and the Minister of State FCT, Oloye Olajumoke Akinnjide during Eid-il-Fitri homage paid the President by residents of the FCT led by Vice President Namadi Sambo at the President's Residence, State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Ancient city of Kano witnessed fresh bomb attacks, yesterday, as twin explosions targeted at worshippers at Saint Charles Catholic Church, Sabon Gari, and a police check point in Kano killed six persons. The dead included a soldier, two women, a man, a child and a female suicide bomber.

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Kaduna Blasts: Killing Buhari, Bauchi would have set Nigeria on fire – Presidency

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THE Presidency yesterday expressed thanks to God that the perpetrators of Wednesday’s twin bomb blasts targeted at both the former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and an Islamic cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi in Kaduna State, did not achieve their evil motives of killing the two prominent Nigerians, saying that the country would have been set on fire if they had succeeded.

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