Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Pres. Jonathan condemns stigmatiation of Nigerians over Ebola

    President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Wednesday in Abuja condemned the stigmatization of Nigerians by some countries over recent cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country.
    Speaking at a meeting with Mr. David Navarro, a Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General, President Jonathan particularly denounced discriminatory actions such as that which forced Nigeria’s team to the Youth Olympics in China to abandon its participation.

SSS arrests Nigeria Football Federation chairman, Aminu Maigari

President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Aminu Maigari has reportedly been arrested by the State Security Service agent in Abuja.
Mr Maigari is said to have been arrested yesterday August 26th alongside Musa Amadu the NFF Secretary General and Chris Green, a board member, as proceedings for the General meeting of the NFF began at Chida Hotel in Abuja. Reason for their arrest has not yet been disclosed.
Embattled Maigari was recently reinstated as Chairman of the NFF by FIFA after being impeached by the NFF Board members in July.

Nigeria successfully contains Ebola, has only one case left - Health Minister

Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu said today that Nigeria has been able to reduce the number of Ebola cases to just one.
At a press briefing held yesterday August 26th in Abuja, Prof. Onyebuchi said only one patient out of the 13 confirmed cases in Nigeria is still at the Isolation center. He said five of those infected died while seven have successfully recovered and have been discharged. He also said two of the nurses who attended to Patrick Sawyer at the First Consultant hospital were discharged yesterday.
Find the minister's statement after the cut...

Photo: Actor Mike Ezuruonye shows of his new Range Rover SUV

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

The Federal Government has postponed the resumption of primary and secondary schools across the country to October 22nd.Primary and Secondary schools were supposed to resume on September 22nd, FG postponed it indefinitely to prevent an outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease. They announced yesterday that schools can resume October 15th.
The Federal Government also stopped all summer schools.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

World's 'tallest man', Leonid Stadnyk, dies at age 44

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.
At one point, his condition, called giganticism, left him growing at the rate of roughly a foot every 3 years. His feet measured 18 inches in length while his palms were more than a foot in diameter

Segun Arinze and wife welcome daughter

 Nollywood actor Segun Arinze and his wife Julie welcomed a baby girl yesterday August 25th. Julie gave birth to the couple's 3rd child in Maryland, USA. Mother and child are said to be doing great. Segun and Julie already have two sons

Enugu Deputy Governor Impeached

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.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Late Dr Adadevoh's younger sister reportedly tests positive to Ebola

According to Sahara Reporters, the younger sister of late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh who died of Ebola on Tuesday August 19th has been confirmed to have Ebola and has been hospitalized. The report below..
    SaharaReporters has learned today that Amy Ngozi Adadevoh, younger sister of the late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, has reportedly tested positive for the Ebola virus.
    Miss Adadevoh had previously been a suspected case, a suspicion confirmed today by blood test. She has been moved to isolation at the Ebola treatment center in Lagos. She joins two other patients there undergoing evaluation and treatment.

Photos: President Jonathan arrives Abuja today after a private visit to Germany

  President Jonathan arrives Abuja today after a private visit to Germany.More pictures after the cut....

Sunday, 24 August 2014

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

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.

The Idibia family release statement on the passing of Michael Idibia

The family has released the statement below

    With sadness in our hearts, but with gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the passing on of our father, brother, uncle and in-law, Michael Agbo Idibia, a native of Okpokwu Idumoga in Benue State. Born on July 25, 1946, Mr. Idibia is an alumnus of Kansas State University, USA, and retired from the Ministry of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State.‎ Survived by wife, Mrs. Rose Owoyi Idibia, children: Steven Idibia, Innocent '2face' Idibia‎, Hyacinth Idibia and Oche Idibia, grand-children, and siblings. ‎ Burial arrangements will be announced by the family. We plead with the media and the general public to respect the privacy of the family in this difficult time. Thank you.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

2face Idibia loses dad after long battle with cancer

2face has lost his dad to cancer. He had been undergoing treatments for prostrate cancer for a while  but sadly,didn't survive it.He passed on today at an undisclosed hospital ..
May he rest in peace

I was hospitalised after my husband left me in less than a month-Comediene Princess

Comediene, Damilola Adekoya,aka Princess has opened up to Punch on how her marriage ended in less than a month. She said the marriage was already over a few days after the wedding but she kept it a secret to avoid the shame..
You didn’t say what was wrong with you that you had to be hospitalised?

'We’re expecting Tinubu, El-Rufai, their godfathers to join Jonathan' - Reuben Abati

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati says he owes no one any explanation for working with the present administration, adding that his belief in the leadership of Jonathan was what made him decide to serve in his govt.
Abati also stated that most of his critics, one of whom even referred to him one time as a product of same sex marriage (FFK), have ended up in the GEJ led administration. He says they are now waiting for the likes of Oby Ezekwesili, Nasir El Rufai, Dino Melaye, Bola Tinubu and their 'Northern godfathers' to also 'see the light and allow the light set them free'. Find his interview after the cut..

DSS warns of planned suicide bombing by women dressed in Catholic sisters attire

The Department of State Services has raised alarm over fears that some female suicide bombers are planning to carry out bombing attacks in Nigeria while dressed in Catholic Reverend Sisters attire.
According to a press statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the DSS Marilyn Ogar, some unidentified persons stormed a local tailoring store in Odutola street in the Sabongari area in Kano state on Wednesday August 20th and stole 13 pieces of Catholic Reverend sisters attire.
The DSS says with the recent increase in female suicide bombings, the stealing of the attires calls for great concern. The DSS called on all Nigerians to be extra vigilant and observant of anyone wearing such regalia.Press statement after the cut...

Thursday, 21 August 2014

South Africa issues travel ban for non-citizens from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea

According to new reports, South African has issued a travel ban for non-citizens from Ebola-hit countries including - Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone.

Tony Elumelu donates N50million to contain Ebola virus in Nigeria

Former MD of UBA bank, Mr Tony Elumelu has donated N50m to support the Federal Government's effort to contain the Ebola virus in Nigeria.
Dan Nwomeh, the Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Health Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu announced this today on social media.
The management of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria also donated an ambulance to the Ebola Emergency Operation Centre in Lagos .

US doctor with Ebola to be released from hospital today

Dr Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia while working as a missionary in the country will be released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital today August 21st after being successfully treated.
According to the spokesperson of the hospital, Vince Dollard, Dr. Kent's blood samples came back negative for the virus after undergoing proper screening for two days. Dr. Kent is expected to give a statement regarding his discharge later today at a news conference before leaving the hospital.
Dr. Kent and another US missionary Nancy Writebol contracted the disease while working to fight the outbreak in Liberia. After they contracted the disease they were taken to an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital, where they were treated with the experimental drug, ZMapp.

Fake soldier granted interview to BBC - DHQ says

On Tuesday August 19th, a Nigerian soldier spoke with the BBC explaining why himself and some other soldiers refused the order from their superiors to go fight Boko Haram insurgents. He alleged that they were not provided good weapons and ammunition and so gave Boko Haram the upper hand during any battle because the militants are more well equipped The Defence Headquarters says the man who spoke with BBC is an impostor. Their statement below

Brad doesn't love Angelina Jolie,he is stuck because of the kids-Pitt's Psychic

After being together for 7 years,Brad Pitt's psychic,Ron Bard has made a startling claim that the actor doesn't love Angelina Jolie but is stuck with her because of the 6 kids and his image.
He says Brad Pitt loves Jennifer Aniston. He said he was the one who told Brad Pitt he would find someone else while married to Jennifer and Brad did. When asked if Pitt loved Jolie,he said....

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh Passes On

 Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh one of the doctors who treated late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who brought in Ebola virus to Nigeria has died this afternoon at Mainland hospital, Yaba, where she has been isolated.  Dr Ameyo is survived by a son and her husband Mr Ameyo.

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