Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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    Daystar targets $1m fund for Ebola-hit nations

Daystar targets $1m fund for Ebola-hit nations

Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos, intends to donate $1million to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to phase out the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the West African countries.While speaking at a service on Sunday, founder and senior pastor of the new-generation church, Reverend Sam Adeyemi, said the church would be giving to those nations to help in whatever necessary manner for [...]

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    US ‘monitoring 100 people’ after first Ebola confirmation

US ‘monitoring 100 people’ after first Ebola confirmation

After Tuesday’s discovery of the first case of Ebola in the United States, the Texas department of state health services is monitoring more than 100 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the patient.Thomas Eric Duncan had a 28-hour trip from Monronvia to Brussels, then to Dulles International Airport, near Washington before finally travelling to Dallas, where [...]

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    ‘Shekau’ is dead, Nigerian military insists

‘Shekau’ is dead, Nigerian military insists

The Nigerian military has reacted to the new Boko Haram video dismissing the reported death of Abubakar Shekau's impostor, saying as far as it is concerned, the said insurgent was killed in September.The defence headquarters released a statement saying that although there is no proof that the video is current, it would still study the claims in it.“From immediate observation and what some online news [...]

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    Ebola deaths in West Africa now 3,083

Ebola deaths in West Africa now 3,083

The World Health Organisation says death toll from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) ravaging West African countries has reached an all-time-high of 3,083.In WHO’s latest report on Ebola, Liberia remains the most hit country, with a death toll of 1,830 out of 3,458 cases reported.Guinea comes next, with 648 deaths in 1,074 cases reported by its ministry of health.In the “widespread [...]

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    ASSAN UI honours oldest Nigerian animal scientist   

ASSAN UI honours oldest Nigerian animal scientist  

The executive council of the Animal Science Student Association of Nigeria (ASSAN), University of Ibadan (UI) chapter, is set for a personality lecture in honour of Professor Gabriel Mojisola Babatunde, the oldest animal scientist in the country.Themed Animal Science: Prospects and Opportunities, the lecture will hold on September 29, 2014, at first bank building, faculty of agriculture and forestry, University of [...]

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    Protest, as court adjourns ruling on hijab in Lagos schools

Protest, as court adjourns ruling on hijab in Lagos schools

Hopes that an Ikeja high court would deliver a ruling on the ban of hijab in Lagos state public schools were dashed on Friday, as the court adjourned ruling on the matter for the second time in two months.On July 5, 2014, Justice Modupe Onyeabor had adjourned the case to Friday, and on Friday, it was again moved to October 17.Announcing [...]

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    Ebola outbreak: Bed shortage in Liberia, as death toll nears 3,000

Ebola outbreak: Bed shortage in Liberia, as death toll nears 3,000

The World Health Ogranisation (WHO) has lamented bed shortage in Liberia as the death toll from Ebola soars to almost 3,000.According to Reuters, five West African nations hit by the virus have suffered at least 2,917 deaths from 6,263 cases recorded.Despite the disposal of foreign aid to Liberia over the months, WHO insists that the country is still in need of [...]

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    VERDICT: Pay for Facebook? No, we’re leaving!

VERDICT: Pay for Facebook? No, we’re leaving!

We never thought this day would come, when we would have to pay as much as N6,000 ($36) for using the most popular social network on any planet, Facebook.Just on Monday at Menlo Park in California, USA, chief executive officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, told newsmen about the plan to begin charging users for the use of the social network [...]

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    Ebola: Pupils of private schools shun resumption

Ebola: Pupils of private schools shun resumption

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    Lagos postpones school resumption to October 8

Lagos postpones school resumption to October 8

The Lagos state government has postponed resumption in all public primary and secondary schools within the state till October 8, 2014.On September 5, the federal government had directed schools all over the country to resume on September 22, after expressing satisfaction with the progress made in containing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Five days later, Lagos state commissioner for health, Jide [...]

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    5 reasons Scotland chose to stay with the UK

5 reasons Scotland chose to stay with the UK

Scotland has rejected the opportunity to become a sovereign nation by voting to stay within the United Kingdom in the just-concluded referendum.They have granted credence to the age-long belief of their fathers by saying “United we stand, divided we fall”; and here are five of the factors that certainly informed their decision to reject the divorce of the 307-year-old union.BEHEADED [...]

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    Scotland votes to remain within UK

Scotland votes to remain within UK

In what would go down in history as one of the greatest demonstrations of civil freedom, Scotland has rejected the opportunity to become a sovereign nation by voting to stay with the United kingdom in Thursday's referendum.The better-together team won the election with about 55% of the 4.2 million votes cast, leading the poll in 30 of the 32 councils, with independent [...]

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    $9.3m arms deal: APC lists 15 questions for Jonathan

$9.3m arms deal: APC lists 15 questions for Jonathan

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    PDP to pick presidential candidate December 6

PDP to pick presidential candidate December 6

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will hold its presidential primary on December 6, while the governorship and national assembly primaries have been scheduled for October 29 and November 22 respectively, national publicity secretary of the party, Olisah Metuh, has revealed.Speaking  in Abuja on Wednesday, Metuh said the dates, which were proposed by the party's National Working Committee (NWC), are subject to approval by [...]

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    YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

It is a little under a month before Lagos state observes its inaugural horn-free day (October 15), which commissioner for transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, recently announced would become an annual ritual.But are the people who are to withhold their horns on that day aware of it at all? And do they believe in the possibility of Lagos someday becoming horn-free?This [...]

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    Ebola: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

Ebola: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

United States president, Barack Obama, has finally responded to the long plea of aid in Africa on Ebola, his government announcing its intention to send a troop of 3,000 people to help tackle Ebola in Liberia.US Officials told reporters that the plan, Obama will unveil himself, is strategized to include the building of 17 treatment centres, training of thousands of [...]

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