Sunday, June 16, 2019

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    WHO links Ondo deaths with herbicide poisoning

WHO links Ondo deaths with herbicide poisoning

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the strange disease that broke out in Ode Irele, Ondo state, on Thursday, may have been caused by pesticide poisoning.Speaking on Sunday, Gregory Hartyl, a WHO spokesman said the tests carried out thus far could not be linked to any viral or bacterial infection.“#OndoX: current hypothesis is cause of the event is #herbicides. Tests [...]

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    Strange Ondo disease linked to exhumed corpse

Strange Ondo disease linked to exhumed corpse

All 14 deaths recorded in Ode Irele, Ondo state, from a "strange" ailment are directly connected to an exhumed corpse in the community, Kayode Akinmade, the Ondo state commissioner for information and strategy, has said.Speaking with TheCable, Akinmade said the disease was not the same as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), although it had managed to kill its victims in less than 24 hours.“The symptoms were not [...]

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    Jonathan to hand over on May 28 – not May 29

Jonathan to hand over on May 28 – not May 29

President Goodluck Jonathan has fixed May 28 for handover to the new government of Muhammadu Buhari, rather than the conventional May 29.This was revealed by Patricia Akwashiki, the minister for information, who spoke to journalists at the end of Wednesday's edition of the weekly federal executive council meeting.Akwashiki said the president would hand over on May 28 at a dinner with Buhari and his [...]

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    Sierra Leone schools reopen after 9 months of ‘Ebola closure’

Sierra Leone schools reopen after 9 months of ‘Ebola closure’

Nine months after they were shut down due to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), schools in Sierra Leone have now been reopened.On Tuesday, thousands of children trooped to school with enthusiasm and joy to learn, but mainly to see their “long lost” friends, whom many of them last saw in nearly a year ago.In July 2014, the governments of [...]

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    Sambisa won’t be Buhari’s problem, says Dasuki

Sambisa won’t be Buhari’s problem, says Dasuki

Sambo Dasuki, the national security adviser (NSA), is certain that security agencies would liberate Sambisa forest, Boko Haram's fortress, before May 29, 2015 when President Goodluck Jonathan would hand over to Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with PR Nigeria, a media consultancy agency to Nigerian security outfits, Dasuki said all Boko Haram camps, save Sambisa, had fallen.“Right now, all Boko Haram camps, except Sambisa Forest, [...]

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    Soyinka: Buhari must bring back Chibok girls

Soyinka: Buhari must bring back Chibok girls

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, to rescue the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, by Boko Haram one year ago.Speaking at the one-year commemoration of the abduction organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative, the professor of literature, said the humanity as a whole must rise against terror in [...]

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    Malala to Chibok girls: We will never forget you

Malala to Chibok girls: We will never forget you

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in October 2012 for advocating the rights of women to education, has written an open letter to the 219 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.Yousafzai's letter comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the girls' kidnap.Malala, who was in Nigeria in July 2014 to celebrate her birthday with the five [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Almajiri votes kicked Jonathan out

Kwankwaso: Almajiri votes kicked Jonathan out

Rabiu Kwankwaso, governor of Kano state, says Almajiri votes were responsible for kicking Goodluck Jonathan out of the presidential villa in Abuja.Kwankwaso decried the political play in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying it has divided Nigerians along religious and ethnic lines.“It is unfortunate, in the last couple of years, we have seen a polarisation situation, this issue of Christianity, Islam, [...]

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    PDP agent rejects Lagos governorship result

PDP agent rejects Lagos governorship result

Tajudeen Agoro, the agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP in Lagos, has rejected the result of elections conducted in Lagos, saying the process was riddled by irregularities.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner for polling 812,394 votes to Agbaje's 659,738. But Agor said the declared results was "a case of a [...]

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    INEC postpones election in Bayelsa

INEC postpones election in Bayelsa

Less than 24 hours to the April 11 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the exercise in eight constituencies in Bayelsa state.Baritor Kpagih, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state who made this known in a statement on Friday, said electionsin the affected areas would be held on April 18, 2015.“Following the stand of the stakeholders ‎ [...]

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    Respect people’s will, Jonathan says ahead of guber poll

Respect people’s will, Jonathan says ahead of guber poll

Ahead of Saturday gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections across the nation, President Goodluck Jonathan has urged politicians contesting for various offices to respect the decision of the people.In a statement on Friday, the president encouraged Nigerians to turn out en masse to perform their civic duties in the promotion of a new Nigeria.“As Nigeria returns to the polls [...]

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    2 sides of the Agbaje-Ambode win-or-lose coin

2 sides of the Agbaje-Ambode win-or-lose coin

Lagos state is no doubt a battleground for the April 11 governorship election, and like the presidential election, it is the first time that the ruling party is not sure of victory. As strong as the Bola Tinubu’s dynasty is, Jimi Agbaje is proving to be a worthy challenger.Characteristic of Lagos, the state is unique. Unlike many other states, the [...]

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    Agbaje to Lagosians: Defy Akiolu with your votes

Agbaje to Lagosians: Defy Akiolu with your votes

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, wants people of the state to "confront" Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, by voting for PDP despite his death threat to Ndigbo in Lagos.Agbaje told his supporters across every ethnic group to hold on to the words of Winston Churchill, the wartime prime minister of the United [...]

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    Igbo leaders ‘will meet’ to discuss Akiolu’s threat

Igbo leaders ‘will meet’ to discuss Akiolu’s threat

Leaders of Ndigbo in Lagos state have planned to meet over the anti-Igbo comments made by Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, TheCable has confirmed.On Sunday, Akiolu threatened Igbo people (and others) in Lagos with death, saying they would perish in the Lagoon if they failed to vote Akinwunmi Ambode, the gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in [...]

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    Electricity supply interrupted at White House

Electricity supply interrupted at White House

The official residence and principal workplace of the president of the United States (US), popularly known as White House, experienced power outage on Tuesday, following widespread power outages in Washington DC. According to a US official who spoke to CNN, the outage, which affected a major part of the US capital, was caused by a small explosion at a power transfer [...]

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    FFK to Akiolu: We like peace but we’re not weak

FFK to Akiolu: We like peace but we’re not weak

Femi Fani-Kayode, the director of media and publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign organisation (PDPPCO), says the threat of Oba of Lagos against Ndigbo as unacceptable.In a statement released on Monday, Fani Kayode said the PDP had been threatened with such ethnic cleansing in the north before the March 28 presidential election, adding that President Goodluck Jonathan’s concession of [...]

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