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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Prophet Who Predicted Ebola Virus Says The World Is Yet To See The Worst

August 30, 2014 0 Comments
Brother Joshua Iginla (Prophet) and the General Overseer of Champions Royal Assembly Church based in Abuja has said the world is yet to see the worst of Ebola. The Prophet who predicted in December 2013 that a certain virus would hit the world says scientists are doing their part and its left for spiritual leaders to come together, so they can take care of the spiritual aspect. His words;

There is a spiritual undertone to the issue. There is a link between the witchcraft coven and the marine world that lures people into hell and this is what I’m seeing. I am not mincing words. God revealed it to me which I have said that there would be something like a vaccine or hope that would come and it would be discovered by a group of scientists led by a white scientist with a bald head and this research will bring about 10 per cent hope.  However, there is hope if spiritual leaders can complement the work of the scientists.  As they are putting their heads together, we should also assemble to pray for the world.  The way out is for us to adhere to measures put in place to prevent it and most important, turn to God.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Ebola Researchers To Speed Up Vaccine Trials

August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Researchers have concluded plans to speed up vaccine trials on Ebola, which could make it possible for healthy volunteers to start testing it as early as next month in three countries of Gambia, Mali, and Britain. 

The vaccines will be made available to volunteers in Gambia, Mali, and Britain in effort to curb the spread of the epidemic, which has killed over 1,552 in West Africa so far.
Researchers are hoping that the trials could finish by the end of the year (2014). If the trials prove successful, vaccines could then be given to people infected with Ebola, which is spread through bodily fluids. 

This was made known on Thursday by leading pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, which is developing the vaccine with the United States National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Wellcome Trust, which is partly financing the trials.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Nigeria Records New Case Of Ebola

August 28, 2014 0 Comments
A new Ebola case has sadly been reported in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. A doctor who is said to have secretly treated a diplomat, who met with Late Patrick Sawyer in Lagos before flying to Rivers State in a hotel, has died of the virus.

The doctor who is yet to be named died last Friday while his wife has also fallen ill. In all 70 people have been quarantined so far in Port Harcourt, while the hospital, Good Heart Hospital and the hotel has been shut down.

Interestingly, the diplomat the doctor has been secretly treating is still alive.

Mercy Aigbe’s Advise To Young Ladies On Marriage

August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mercy Aigbe in a new interview has advised ladies to be calm and don’t rush into marriage, stating that the most important thing is to find the right partner and not just getting married.

They should take their time before getting married. Don’t allow yourself to be pushed into marriage. At whatever age or time you get married, the most important thing is to find your life partner because the truth is that when you find the right person, you just have to be happy. It’s when you are happy that you can be useful to your society and be productive. Maybe because marriage is an institution ordained by God, it is going through a lot of things. So, I feel the devil is taking it personal to attack marriages, be it celebrity. Marital problems are not synonymous with you being a celebrity or not. I just felt it is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. We should know that marriage is a divine institution and when we say we are married, no matter the challenges we should learn to cope and make the best use of everything we have. Marriage is not a bed of roses.

I'm Going Into Politics With God & My Heart- Kate Henshaw States

August 28, 2014 0 Comments
Kate Henshaw has told SaharaTv that she will be taking a break from acting for now to pursue her political career. She also says she won’t be spending more than 4 or 8 years in politics, because she has other things to do. I want to go in, make noise and leave when the ovation is loudest, you can hold me to my words, she said. 

She then asked her fans to ignore the rumours that she has enough money to spend around as most politicians do, stating that she is only going into politics with God and her heart.

Emulate Late Akunyili- President Jonathan Tells Politicians

August 28, 2014 0 Comments
The president yesterday, at the requiem mass held in honour of late Dora Akunyili at the Catholic Pro-Cathedral Church, Area 3, Garki, Abuja, has asked politicians to strive to be recognised by the quality of service they render while in office rather than the position they hold. 

While speaking at the funeral mass, Jonathan expressed Joy that he could make the service and said Akunyili had no match, urging every politician to be like her.

She was diligent, intelligent, extremely patriotic, extremely brave and became very known in the country, because of her hard work, the president said.

281 Fake NYSC Members Kicked Out Of Orientation Camp

August 28, 2014 0 Comments
The National Youth Service Corps in Niger State has identified and subsequently kicked out 281 fake corps members from the orientation camp.

The State’s coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps, Mr Stephen Ehoda-adi disclosed this while speaking to journalists shortly after 2014 Batch ‘B’ orientation exercise that took place in Paiko.

He said that the 281 fake corps members were unable to present their call-up letters, and were subsequently thrown out of the camp

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

World's 'tallest man', Leonid Stadnyk, dies aged 44

August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Leonid Stadnyk, believed to be the world's tallest man at 8ft 4 inches has died. He was just 44. The peasant farmer from the Ukrainian village of Podoliantsy, died on Sunday August 24th from a brain haemorrhage after health problems.

In his last interview, Leonid, who wears a  talked about how his height was a curse, why he refused to be measured by the Guinness Book of World Records and also why he refused to get married 
"To me, my height is a curse, a punishment from God, not something to celebrate. What sin I have committed, I do not know. All my life I have dreamed of being just like everyone else. I don't want or need the fame that this would bring so I have no desire to be in this Guinness book.
"I never got married because I don't want to inflict my problems on a wife. I think it would not be fair on her" he said.

FG postpones resumption of primary & secondary schools to Oct. 15th

August 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Federal Government has postponed the resumption of primary and secondary schools across the country to October 22nd, it has been announced. Primary and Secondary schools were supposed to resume on September 22nd but about two weeks, FG postponed it indefinitely to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease. They announced today that schools can resume October 15th.

The Federal Government also stopped all summer schools.

Federal Government Announces Containment Of The Ebola Virus As 2 More Persons Are Discharged

August 27, 2014 0 Comments
The Federal Government has announced the containment of the deadly Ebola Virus, which was imported into the country by Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian. Health Minister, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu revealed this at a media briefing today (Tuesday).

In a statement released by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh, the country had thirteen cases of the Ebola Virus Disease including Patrick Sawyer, the index case.

The full statement reads thus:

Today is the 38th day since the Ebola Virus Disease was imported into Nigeria by a Liberian-American.
As of today, 26th August, 2014, Nigeria has had thirteen (13) cases of EVD including the index case.
Of these thirteen (13), five (5), including the index case unfortunately did not survive the disease and are now late.

However, seven (7) of the infected persons were successfully managed at the Isolation ward in Lagos and have been discharged home.
Two (2) of treated patients, a male doctor and a female nurse were discharged yesterday evening, 25th August, 2014 having satisfied the criteria for discharge.
As I speak to you, Nigeria has only one confirmed case of EVD, a secondary contact of Mr. Patrick Sawyer’s and spouse of one of the physicians who participated in the management of the index case. She is stable but still on treatment at the Isolation ward in Lagos.

Enugu Deputy Governor Impeached

August 27, 2014 0 Comments
The embattled Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Sunday Onyebuchi has been impeached by the State House of Assembly today.

His impeachment, which was carried out precisely at 10:39 am came after the House adopted the 7-man panel report that investigated allegations of gross misconduct levelled against him by 22 of the 24 members of the House.

The motion for the adoption of the report was moved by the House Leader, Hon. S.K.E Udeh-Okoye. He said the panel of investigation had come up with the conclusion that the “allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Onyebuchi by the House have been approved.”

It would be recalled that the State Chief Judge had earlier set up a 7-man panel to investigate allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Sunday Onyebuchi before his impeachment.

Ebola: Wema Bank To ‘Reject’ Customers With High Fever

August 27, 2014 0 Comments
Wema Bank has introduced self-dispensing hand sanitisers, and body temperature scanners at all its branches in the country in a move aimed at curtailing the spread of Ebola, Premium Times reports.

The bank is also introducing protective gears for members of its staffs especially those who deal directly with customers.

In a notice to customers released Monday, the bank said henceforth all customers and visitors to any branch of the bank would be required to use the hand sanitisers and be scanned for symptoms of fever before being admitted into their banking halls.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh’s Younger Sister Tests Positive To Ebola

August 26, 2014 0 Comments
According to Sahara Reporters, younger sister of Late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, Ngozi Adadevoh has tested positive to Ebola Virus, the same disease that killed her sister few days ago.

She has been moved to the isolation center in Yaba, Lagos.  She joins two other patients there undergoing evaluation and treatment.

We can only pray that her case turns out to be like that of Dennis, the late 29-year old nurse’ fiancé who tested positive twice and was later confirmed to be negative after the international affiliates of the center carried out a third test on him. May God heal her.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Beyoncé Gives the Performance of Her Career at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Plus Jay Z and Blue Ivy Join Her Onstage!

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
And don't worry about those pesky divorce rumors, you guys, Jay Z joined his wife onstage—along with baby Blue Ivy—to present his wife with the award.
Jay called her the "greatest entertainer in the world," while Blue said "Yay, mommy!" 
All throughout, Yoncé shook what her mama gave her and sang her heart out each and every song. We still have chills! And we weren't the only ones to get emotional, Bey herself even teared up when thanking her fans for their endless support just before she sang "XO."
This marks Beyoncé's fifth time performing at the annual event. She previously sang "Baby Boy/Crazy in Love" in 2003, "Ring the Alarm" in 2006, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" in 2009 and "Love on Top" in 2011.

Chris Brown 'shot at', Suge Knight 'injured' during LA nightclub party

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
According to a breaking news report on Daily Mail and TMZ, singer Chris Brown was 'shot at' in the early hours of this morning at a pre-VMAs party at 10AK night club in LA. Chris, who was hosting the party, was not injured but music label boss Suge Knight was shot twice. Two others were injured, one of them said to be in critical condition.

According to Daily Mail, witnesses at the scene claimed that Chris Brown was the target of the shooting, but TMZ said they weren't so sure who the target was.

Model Tyson Beckford, and Black Eyed Peas member Apple de Ap, who were inside the party said they heard four gun shots.

After the shooting, Death Row Records founder Suge Knight, was taken to Cedars Sinai hospital where he's being treated. Continue...

Nigerian Doctors Suspend Strike

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Nigerian Doctors have suspended their nationwide strike which they kicked off on the 1st of July 2014. Although details of the strike is still very sketchy, they made the announcement via their official twitter page this morning and a press statement is expected to follow later today, Sunday 4August, 2014. NTA news also announced the suspension of the strike this morning.

Sierra Leone Ready To Jail Families Who Hide Ebola Patients

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Sierra Leone’s parliament has passed a new law making it a criminal offence to hide Ebola patients by loved ones. Anyone caught hiding a patient faces up to two years in prison, the justice minister said.

Even though Sierra Leone has closed all its land borders, it has recorded the highest death rate so far in the world ever since the Ebola outbreak. At least 1,427 have died of the deadly disease and many have also tested positive.

‘I Still Be Pikin’…I Have No Reason To Rush Into Marriage Imelda Says

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Fast rising singer, Imelda J with real names as Ada Okwori has asked people bothering her with the question of marriage to let her be because she is still young. Imelda who has once been rumoured to have dated Governor Suswan and Jaywon says she won’t rush into marriage because people are getting married especially when age is still on her side.

You know marriage no be small pikin thing. I still be pikin oh, she said.

When I see someone I can happily cope with for the rest of my life, I will. It’s a spirit to soul thing. I am not in haste. I can’t get married because others are getting married. I should get married when the time is ripe and God has the final say, she concluded. 

35 Policemen Missing After Boko Haram Attack On Mobile Police Training School

August 25, 2014 0 Comments
35 Policemen have been declared missing with rescue operatives trying to locate them following the deadly attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents on the Mobile Police Training School in Gwoza, last week, the Force Headquarters said yesterday.

The Boko Haram insurgents had first attacked the Mobile Police Training School on the 7th of August, 2014 but were resisted by the Police. They then launched a fresh attack on the 20th, which lasted for several hours where the policemen on duty engaged them in a fierce battle.

So far, thirty-five policemen who are still missing from the facility as a result of the latest attack are being searched for with very promising prospect of locating them, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu who confirmed the incident said in a statement released.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

My marriage lasted for less than a month – Princess

August 24, 2014 0 Comments
Comedienne Princess Damilola has opened up once again about her failed marriage, telling Punch that her marriage lasted less than a month and she fell ill and had to be hospitalized after her husband left her. Excerpts from the interview below...
You didn’t say what was wrong with you that you had to be hospitalized?
But you already know. We thank the Lord. The most important thing is that I am alive and better. I appreciate life more. But this one you are asking, e no reach make I sick? After my husband left after our wedding, was it not enough reason for me to be sick? Ah! The Lord is our strength.
Why are you making fun of this?
Ah! I am telling you the truth o. The truth is that we all have challenges in our lives. I have always believed that the challenge is not the issue but how you get up and get over it. I was very down last year. It was my low moment. But with the help of God and the support of my family and friends, I am here now. I am happy.

Are you no longer depressed?
I was never depressed. I reacted like every normal human being would react if she embarks on a lifetime journey and it doesn’t go as she planned it. But God has a reason for everything.

Ebola: British National test positive in Sierra Leone as Ivory Coast closes its border

August 24, 2014 0 Comments
A British national residing in Sierra Leone has tested positive to the deadly Ebora virus. According to a statement released by the British Department of Health, medical experts were assessing the situation 'to ensure that appropriate care is delivered". The statement also added that Consular assistance is being provided to the Briton.

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health, Professor John Watson said;
"The overall risk to the public in the UK continues to be very low. Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided. We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts."
Meanwhile, Ivory Coast has closed its land borders with Liberia and Guinea, two countries strongly hit by the deadly virus. The closure was announced today August 23rd.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

DSS Warns Female Suicide Bombers Might Disguise In Reverend Sisters Regalia After Breaking Into Tailor’s Shop

August 23, 2014 0 Comments
The DSS has warned Nigerians this morning to be watchful of females in Catholic Church Reverend Sisters’ regalia because they could be female bombers. Ms. Ogar said some unknown people broke into a tailor’s shop in Kano and took away 13 pieces of the sister's regalia. 

Female suicide bombers wearing hijab had in July descended on Kano, setting off explosives and killing innocent citizens after disguising. Find the press statement from the DSS’ office after the cut.

How 20-year Old Covenant University Student Was Murdered In Lagos

August 23, 2014 0 Comments

Lagos State Police Command is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the kidnap and murder of a 20-year-old undergraduate, identified as John Chinedu Okere, who until his death was a 300 level Electrical Engineering student at Covenant University, Otta in Ogun State. 

According to reports, Chinedu left his parent’s house in the morning of Wednesday, August 6, 2014, to a Hospital in Yaba, Lagos for medical reasons and never returned. He reportedly left home with about N6000 and that was the last time he was seen alive.

The mysterious disappearance of Chinedu, caused a stir as the parents ran helter-skelter, in search of him to no avail.  They  gathered from some family members that one of his friends called on phone earlier that morning to tell him to meet him at an undisclosed hotel.

Every Region Of Liberia Hit By Ebola

August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Every region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola. Every city has been hit, officials said yesterday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would take months. 624 deaths have been recorded so far in the country, with hundreds of people down with the virus

Chibok girls: Parents want case closed, say funeral rites already performed

August 23, 2014 0 Comments

Four long months after over 200 girls were taken from their school in Chibok, Borno State, the Nigerian government have not been able to find them ...and now their parents want the case closed and have asked the Federal government to just help bring back their daughters corpses. Some of the parents said after missing for four months, they already presumed the girls are no longer alive and have performed their funeral rites according to their custom.

The parents position was made known yesterday August 22nd at the #Bringbackourgirls advocacy group daily sit-out meeting for the rescue of the missing girls at Unity Fountain, Abuja. The group said all the parents want at this time is for the bodies of the girls to be returned to them so they can be given proper burial. “All they said they want is their corpses to bury them honourably” the group said

Friday, 22 August 2014

Health Minister Confirms Two New Cases Of Ebola In Lagos

August 22, 2014 0 Comments

The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu has confirmed two new cases of Ebola Virus Disease in Lagos. The two new cases are secondary contacts and spouses of primary contacts that attended to late Patrick Sawyer who flew into the country last month with the virus. This brings the total number of Ebola confirmed cases in Lagos to 14.

Ogun State Postpones School Resumption Over Ebola

August 22, 2014 0 Comments
The Ogun State Government yesterday announced the indefinite postponement of the resumption date for all primary and secondary schools in the state. The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Segun Odubela, made this known in a press statement where he attributed the postponement to the deadly Ebola disease.

“Due to the current global health challenge occasioned by the deadly Ebola disease, the Ogun State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has postponed the resumption date for all public and private primary and secondary schools earlier scheduled for September 15, 2014 to a date to be announced later,” the commissioner said.

Sierra Leonean Health Officials Claim Herbalist Caused Ebola Outbreak In The Country

August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Health officials in Sierra Leone have blamed the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus on a female herbalist who claimed to have power to heal people of the disease. The health officials said the disease should not have spread from Guinea to Sierra Leone, but for the herbalist.

“She was claiming to have powers to heal Ebola. Cases from Guinea were crossing into Sierra Leone for treatment. She got infected and died. During her funeral, women around the other towns got infected,” Mohamed Vandi, the top medical official in the hard-hit district of Kenema, told Agence France-Presse.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Justin Bieber buys home with nightclub and movie theatre

August 21, 2014 0 Comments
On an appearance on Jay Leno many months back, Miley Cyrus advised Justin Bieber, who seemed to run into trouble every time he leaves his house, to a buy a house with a night club. "you have a lot of money…buy a house with a night club.” Miley said. Well, Justin has taken that advice. He's left his rented Beverly Hills condo and moved into a sprawling Hollywood hills mansion with its own night club...and now he can party his heart out with his friends without getting into trouble.

The 16,000 square foot all-glass contemporary home has an 80-foot long disco with three bars, lights and sound system. It also has a fully-equipped gym, pool table, ping pong enclave, 10 bedrooms, including two master suites with huge closets, a floating glass staircase, 80-foot-long pool and an in-home movie theater with a 160-inch screen. See the pics after the cut...