FG Confirms First Ebola Death in Port Harcourt

The Federal Government on Thursday confirmed that a doctor had died from the Ebola virus disease in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. This is the first case of Ebola recorded outside Lagos. Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu told reporters in Abuja that the doctor died on August 22 after treating a patient who had contact … Continue reading

Not Without Our Daughters, By Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks )

Today marks 136 days since April 14, when 219 daughters of Nigeria were taken captive from our midst at close to midnight while we all slept. The Presidential Facts Finding Committee on Chibok Abduction which was set up evidently to validate to those who doubted the tragedy, helped confirm that our daughters that went to … Continue reading

Buhari Set To Declare For 2015 Presidential Election

According to reports which emerged on Wednesday, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and three time Presidential Aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari, is going to declare for the 2015 presidential race within the next few days. According to one of his political aides, Buhari is about to round up his nationwide consultations and when … Continue reading

10 Dead, Several Others Injured as Boat Capsizes in Kogi

At least 10 people were feared dead and several others injured when a boat capsized yester­day at Ebe village in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State. According to reports, the boat had about 100 passengers in it and was said to be coming from Ebe village in Kuba-North community in Lokoja Local Government Area … Continue reading

I’ll Be Sworn In as Governor of Osun Before The End of The Year, Says Omisore

The Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the August 9, 2014 gov­ernorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omi­sore, has expressed confidence that he will be sworn in as Governor of the state before the year ends becasue the mandate given to him by the people of the state was allegedly stolen … Continue reading

Jonathan Condemns Stigmatisation 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 … Continue reading

Jonathan, Obasanjo Meet Over Security

President Good­luck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo met yes­terday in Abuja, to discuss the nation’s security issues. The visit was on the invita­tion of Jonathan and it came barely two days after the for­mer president commended the Federal and Lagos State governments on the efforts be­ing made to check the spread of the Ebola … Continue reading

Declaration of Islamic Caliphate In Gwoza: Shekau “Trying To Get More Media Attention” – Analysts

(AFP) – Boko Haram’s declaration of a caliphate in Nigeria may have been prompted by the attention heaped on Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, experts said, but the pronouncement may have deeper roots. The Nigerian group announced in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday that the captured town of Gwoza in northeastern Borno … Continue reading