Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Ebola: Rwanda reverses travel restrictions on US, Spain

Ebola: Rwanda reverses travel restrictions on US, Spain

Rwandan authorities on Thursday lifted travel restrictions placed by its ministry of health on travellers from the United States and Spain, after Paul Kagame, the president, publicly told the health minister it was unnecessary.On Tuesday, the Rwandan health ministry ordered the screening of travellers from any of the Ebola-stricken nations, including the United States and Spain.“To protect the health of [...]

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    Canadian gunman identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

Canadian gunman identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

The masked gunman who shot and killed Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo at the national war memorial has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a “terrorist” known to the Canadian government as a “high-risk traveller”.At 9:52am (Canadian time) on Wednesday, an unknown gunman (now identified as Zehaf-Bibeau) shot and killed Cirillo at the national war memorial opposite parliament hill, before heading to the [...]

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    One killed in multiple shootings at Canadian parliament

One killed in multiple shootings at Canadian parliament

Multiple incidents of shooting at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa have led to the death of a soldier.The shootings started at the national war memorial of Canada around 9:52 am (Canadian time), before the initial gunman moved to the parliament building.Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister,  was reportedly in a meeting within the parliament as at the time of [...]

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    South African wins $5000 Anyiam-Osigwe prize

South African wins $5000 Anyiam-Osigwe prize

Mogobe Benjamin, a South African scholar and professor of philosophy from the University of South Africa, has won the $5000 Emmanuel Onyechere Osigwe Anyiam-Osigwe Prize for best Philosophy book at the Nigerian Philosophical Association’s International Conference going on at the University of Lagos.The conference is themed 'Nigeria: 100 years After Amalgamation: Philosophical Issues and Perspectives' is being attended by scholars, researchers [...]

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    Bio: Kwara a toddler at 47, but I can end that era

Bio: Kwara a toddler at 47, but I can end that era

Ibrahim Bio, former minister of transport and Sports, has declared his intention to contest the governorship election of Kwara state next year in order to save the state from remaining "a toddler at 47".While speaking at a declaration ceremony at the state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, Bio said he would cater to all the sectors of the economy, [...]

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    How free was horn-free day in Lagos?

How free was horn-free day in Lagos?

On the Friday, September 5, 2014, Kayode Opeifa, commissioner for transportation, Lagos state, declared October 15 as an annual horn-free day within the state.Sequel to this, TheCable took on the verdict of the people and realised that many Lagosians were unaware of Opeifa’s declaration, hence the need for more publicity.The government revved up the publicity, but Lagosians thought it impossible [...]

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    2015: Chukwu, Obanikoro, Maku quit cabinet

2015: Chukwu, Obanikoro, Maku quit cabinet

Seven ministers in the cabinet of President Goodluck Jonathan have resigned their appointments to seek different elective offices in the 2015 general election.Although not alone, Labaran Maku, the minister for information, declared interest on Sunday to contest the governorship election in Nasarawa state.Other ministers who have submitted their resignation include Samuel Ortom, the minister of state for trade and industry; Nyesom Wike, minister of state [...]

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    UNILAG records second fire outbreak in 3 days

UNILAG records second fire outbreak in 3 days

Just three days after a fire outbreak at Madam Tinubu Hall, University of Lagos (UNILAG), that left some female students with fractured bones, the university has again recorded a fire incident.At about 1am on Wednesday, fire broke out at one of the stalls at Yem-Yem supermarket, inside the university.Sources told TheCable that the latest incident was the fifth in the current semester, which began in August.Some ladies attempted [...]

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    Ebola: Liberian health workers demand pay rise

Ebola: Liberian health workers demand pay rise

The Liberian national health workers association has demanded an increase in the pay of its members, threatening an industrial action in the demand is not met.The healthcare body wants its members to be paid a risk fee of $700 (N108,000) a month. The fee is currently less than $500 (N77,500) a month, apart from the basic salaries, which currently range [...]

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    Female Unilag students ‘fracture bones’ in fire outbreak

Female Unilag students ‘fracture bones’ in fire outbreak

A fire outbreak at Madam Tinubu Hall (MTH), University of Lagos, has left many residents of the female hall with various degrees of injury, as students jumped from the first and second floors of the building to escape being burnt. No life was lost in the incident.A trapped resident of the hall, who spoke to TheCable but asked not to be [...]

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    US records another Ebola case

US records another Ebola case

The United States has recorded its first case of Ebola transmission on its soil.Preliminary tests at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital revealed that a healthcare worker who took care of Eric Duncan, the first person to be diagnosed in the United States, has tested positive.According to a release by Texas Department of State Health Services, a test carried out at the [...]

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    Ebola: Rejected woman delivers twins on the street

Ebola: Rejected woman delivers twins on the street

As Ebola continues to strain medical facilities in Liberia, a 27-year-old pregnant woman who was turned down at the hospitals gave birth to a set of twins on the street in Paynesville city, while another rejected patient died.Comfort Fayiah was turned away from a Liberian hospital in the wake of the Ebola virus disease, which has undermined the nation's health [...]

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    Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Malala, Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

Seventeen-year-old Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai who stood up against the Talibani extremism and for girl child education in Pakistan has been awarded the 2014 Nobel peace prize alongside Hindu child-right activist, Kailash Satyarthi.On Friday, the Nobel committee in Sweden awarded the duo for their work towards education of children."The Nobel committee regards it as an important point for an [...]

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    Ebola lectures herald reopening of Lagos schools

Ebola lectures herald reopening of Lagos schools

After 10 long weeks of absence from school, pupils in Lagos state finally resumed a new session on Wednesday, with intense education about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that has kept them away from school for two extra weeks.TheCable visited some schools, which were all dedicated to orientating students and staff on the deadly viral disease.The Ebola awareness programme began [...]

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    Somalia gets first-ever ATM, but user confusion persists

Somalia gets first-ever ATM, but user confusion persists

The horn of Africa, Somalia, now has its first-ever Automated Teller Machine (ATM), which was installed in the country’s capital, Mogadishu, on October 1, 2014. But the BBC is reporting that some people are still confused about how the machine works, because the whole idea is novel to them.The machine was installed in an hotel by Salaam Somali Bank, and it strangely allows [...]

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    Spanish nurse tests positive to Ebola

Spanish nurse tests positive to Ebola

A Spanish nurse who treated an Ebola victim would be the first person to contract the disease outside Africa, if her final results come in positive as the initial results already have.According to the BBC, the nurse tested positive for Ebola in initial tests and doctors are awaiting final results.The nurse was part of a team responsible for the treatment [...]

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