Monday, December 15, 2014

Yemi Alade Steps out in a daring outfit at The Headies 2014

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5 hostages escapes from Sydney cafe under siege by an armed man

Five hostages have escaped from a Sydney cafe held under siege by an armed man showing Islamic flags on Monday.

Originally, three hostages escaped, but later two more people have been seen leaving the cafe.

The siege began on Monday morning and involved hundreds of armed police surrounding the cafe in the centre of Sydney.

The hostages have been forced to hold a black and white Islamic flag on the cafe window.
A police spokeswoman confirmed that officers were attending the scene and an operation was underway surrounding the Lindt Chocolate cafe.

Eva Alordiah and Her Six-Pack Steps Out at The Headies 2014

Fine Girl with six-pack.

Court Sentence Ugandan maid caught on video beating a toddler to four years in jail

The Ugandan maid that was caught on video beating a toddler has been sentenced to four years in jail by a Chief Magistrate court judge in Kampala after Pleding Guilty To Torturing Arnella.

The 22 year-old, Jolly Tumuhiirwe, pleaded guilty to the crime of assault last week during her appearance before Chief Magistrate Lillian Bucyana.

Ms. Tumuhiirwe was captured on CCTV as she tortured 1/12 year old Arnella Kamanzi in her father’s home in Naalya suburb on Kampala in November. The video uploaded by the baby's father went viral and led to global outrage against the barbaric act of the housemaid.

Full List of Winners at The Headies 2014

One major event that took place during the weekend was the 2014 edition of the The Headies Awards and as expected, Davido, Olamide and Patoranking emerged the biggest winners of the night picking up two awards each. Davido won in the Song of the Year and Artiste of the Year category, while Patoranking won the Next Rated – for which he received a brand new Hyundai car.

The Mavins picked up two awards, while a host of credible artistes like Yemi Alade, Runtown etc.. missed out.

See the full list of winners below:

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fmr. President, Obasanjo Put President Jonathan On Blast in Newly Released Book

It appears an attempt by Buruji Kashamu, a close associate of President Goodluck Jonathan, to stop the publication of a three-volume book by former President Obasanjo didn't sail through as SaharaReporters reports that the book has gone into circulation. 
According to SaharaReporters, copies of the former president’s exhaustive autobiography were already available to buyers in print form. They further reported that the book would soon be available in an electronic version that is beyond the jurisdiction of Nigerian courts.
The book, whose three volumes chronicle the life of the controversial former president from birth till this year, aroused political interest after SaharaReporters exclusively reported that Mr. Obasanjo devotes significant pages to paint an unflattering portrait of President Jonathan. We reported that the book characterizes Mr. Jonathan as selfish, weak-willed, callous and incapable of rising to the challenges of running a complex country like Nigeria. Mr. Obasanjo also accuses the president of surrounding himself with aides and political associates with corrupt tendencies.

Ribadu, Agbaje, Okowa, Ihedioha, Wike, Others Get PDP Gubernatorial Ticket

It's going to be a new dawn in Delta State as the gubernatorial elections were concluded yesterday after so much drama. The shape and character of the 2015 general election got clearer on Monday with the emergence of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidates in most of the states across the country. In a few other states, the results were not ready as at the time of going to the press last night.
Some notable political and sometimes controversial figures emerged yesterday in some states. While some of themfulfilled political predictions, some others sprang a  surprise by upturning book predictions.
In Delta State for instance, political pundits were taken aback with the emergence of Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, a serving Senator, against the system support for Chief David Edevbie and Mr. Tony Obuh.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Olo Osakioduwa, BBA host IK's wife put Nigerians on blast over Idris' win

I'm very sorry to say this but I think Tayo was cheated last night and we're getting weary of the antics of this Big Brother Africa show. Anyway, on to the gist at hand: Olo Osakioduwa (@O_Osakioduwa), the wife of BBA host IK thinks otherwise and put up the tweets below to prove her point.

Kate Henshaw & 9ice Loses In Party Primaries

Two Nigerian entertainment stars found out in a hard way today that politics is not scripted or written like movie scripts or lyrics of songs.

Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw has lost her ticket to represent the Calabar South Federal Constituency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in party primary held in the state on Sunday.

After Ms. Henshaw had been defeated at the primary election, she took to her twitter account to address her loss with grace.

Also, Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Abolore Akande aka "9ice, lost in his campaign run for House of Representative for Ogbomosjo North/South and Orire Federal Constituency. He lost out to an formidable opponent, Prince Akeem Oyewumi, son of the Soun of Ogbomoso at the All Progressives Congress party primary in Oyo state.

Chris Brown Apologizes to Karrueche

Here is the pic he posted along with the apology note below 
"Being young and dumb is one of my strong suits and emotional at best. I love hard and react impulsively when I'm hurt at times. I don't think social media is a place to air out or hash out personal problems and a nigga feel hella wack for doing it. So I am apologizing I live in a glass house and the same shit that makes me great also is my curse. Everybody know I love that girl. I don't care how my image my look to the public because I'm still gonna be the best at what I do. I just want baby girl to know I apologize!"

Chris Brown Accuses Karrueche of Cheating on Him with Drake

Chris Brown continued his Instagram shredding of Ex-girlfriend Karrueche, calling her a cheater, saying, "I was locked up for damn near 4 months and only got 1 visit from you while u was hosting parties and taking secret trips to Toronto, going on dates with Drake."

Chris fired this blow after after Karrueche went on the attack, explaining their breakup this way ... "I refuse to be repeatedly mistreated especially by someone who claims to love me. That's not love."

Karrueche added, "If you can't love me the right way, then don't love me at all."

Well, all this was before the Instagram apology Chris Brown by which I'm posting shortly.

WATCH: Nicki Minaj Mocks Kim Kardashian’s Nude Pics On ‘SNL’

Kim may have broken the Internet, but Nicki broke the record for laughs of the night when she put on her very best Kim Kardashian pout for the Weekend Update skit on Saturday Night Live on Dec. 6th.

The ‘Anaconda’ rapper stole the show while spoofing Kim’s nude ‘Paper’ magazine shoot during the weekend update skit on ‘SNL’ and made such a convincing Kim! Nicki was also the musical guest of the episode, and I think Nicki’s Kim impression was just as memorable!

Nicki came out dressed in a tight, cleavage baring dress and perfectly parted her hair flowing over her shoulders. She stared into the camera mocking Kim’s pouty duckface, and we have to say, she pretty much mastered the infamous Kardashian glamour face!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oritsefemi: I Got Two Girlfriends Pregnant But I am Not Marrying any of them

Oritsefemi has revealed in a new interview that he will be getting married soon. According to him, he will be getting married to his fiancee of two years and not any of his childhood girlfriends who have children for him. According to him, one of his girlfriend’s gave birth to a baby girl for him 10 years ago, while another also gave birth a year after. My daughters are 10 and 9-year old, he said.

A lot of your fans are confused about your marital status. For the record, are you married officially?

Honestly, for now, I am not married. But definitely, I am going to get married very soon. I have a fiancee and we have been together for close to two years now.

Flavour: I’m Not Ready For Marriage

Flavour who recently shocked his fans by releasing his latest album unannounced told a Punch reporter why he is not ready for marriage. He also explains why he feels comfortable always showing off his body on social media. His words;

“I don’t like to talk about being a father but I don’t have any plans for marriage right now and it is because my career is very demanding. I would always want to spend time with my family and it is not something I can do now because I am all over the place. I was raised in the proper way with my parents always watching over me and I want to do the same to my family. For now, I don’t want to get married.”

He also explains why he shows off his body on social media;

“If I am not doing music, I love to work out and when I do that, I am confident enough to show my body on my social media accounts. If you call me a s*x symbol, you are not lying. I feel it is a good thing for people to believe in themselves and be confident. I believe in hard work and it shows in my music and the way I work out at the gym. I exercise a lot and take out time to keep fit and maintain my physique.”

Friday, November 21, 2014

Emmanuel Adebayor Accused Of Neglecting Mum; Says She Wants Him Dead

Togolese football icon Emmanuel Adebayor is caught in a tango with his mother and other family members. A lady who introduced herself as Maggie, his sister, told listeners of a popular Ghanaian radio station that Adebayor has neglected his own mother and family and even threw the poor woman out of his house at a point.

“As at now, our mother is selling polythene bags, padlocks and other things on the border (Ghana/Togo border). Our mother has not seen him for more than a year and he rejects her calls anytime...our mother is not calling him for his money; she just wants to see him because she loves him very much”.

The lady who spoke in flawless Twi (the most common Ghanaian dialect) said the Togo Captain has also accused his mother of witchcraft.

Breaking News: Speaker Tambuwal picks Sokoto Gubernatorial form

The speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has obtained nomination forms to contest as governor of Sokoto State.

The speaker will contest on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Speaker picked his nomination form in his home state, Sokoto, on Friday, three days after he dropped his ambition to run for the office of the president.

Mr. Tambuwal’s spokesperson, Imam Imam, confirmed on Twitter on Friday that the speaker has obtained the forms.

“I am here to honour the call of Sokoto people to return home and serve,” Mr. Imam tweeted the Speaker saying. “I am here to continue the work of our leader, Governor Aliyu Wammakko.”

BBA Hotshots: Tayo Bursts Big Brother

It's really difficult to talk about this year's BBA Hotshots without mentioning the name TAYO, so far he's been the most outspoken housemates and many are beginning to think he'll not win the price money especially after bursting Biggie's ass today.

While other Hotshots are doing everything in their powers to accept that the Ex-mates are in the house for good, Tayo isn't taking any of it saying Biggie brought in the Ex-mates to tell them to act more to save the show's rating because it has dropped drastically.

Big Brother thereafter took his drum from him and also made sure no camera was focused on him, with that you can only conclude that he'll end up as a runner up as usual.

So much for the so called reality show.

Between 50 Cent, Diddy and EFFEN Vodka

50 Cent is endorsing EFFEN Vodka and decided the best way to promote his brand was to go after the strong competition and by strong competition i mean 'Diddy and Ciroc'. But the way he did it was super offensive, posting a photo of Diddy grinding up against a large woman thereby equating Ciroc with banging large chicks.

50 Cent crossed the line, and it didn't take long for people to go on the attack, and 50 just waived the white flag by pulling down the post and pretending it never happened.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Breaking: Boko Haram seizes Chibok

Boko Haram militants have seized Chibok, a town in Borno State, where nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted by the same group on April 14.
Residents of Chibok said militants attacked and took control of the Chibok Local Government Area Thursday night.
One resident, Musa Chibok, told PREMIUM TIMES he managed to leave the town as the insurgents took charge.
It is not clear whether any resident was killed.

Nollywood's Sensation, Mercy Johnson releases New Family Pictures

Nollywood's Sensation, Mercy Johnson Okojie has released new family photos featuring her one month old son, Henry. See more after the jump.....................

Saturday, November 1, 2014

LMAO: Etcetera Trashes Bigbrother in Funny Article *MUST READ*

Hello Bigbrother! This is your egbon speaking. Please come to the diary room for questioning.’

‘Huh? This is my what? Who the hell is my egbon? I am Bigbrother and nobody summons me to any diary room.’

‘Shut your mouth Bigbrother and listen very carefully. I am your egbon. That means I am your bigger brother and you have to show me some respect. And If I want you in the diary room, you go there without a grumble. And listen Bigbrother, you better take your hands off your pocket and wipe that fake baritone off your voice when talking to your egbon. Olori buruku omo ti o ni respect. Are you still standing there? You have less than a minute to put on a shirt and present yourself for questioning in the diary room.’

Gunmen in military uniform attacks Senator and snatches his car

Four armed men, said to be dressed in military fatigue, on Friday night attacked a serving Senator from Kano, Kabiru Gaya, and snatched a Prado SUV in which he was travelling.

The senator’s spokesperson, Idris Afegbua, said in a statement late Friday that his boss was travelling to Kano when he was suddenly attacked along the Jaji-Zaria road by unknown armed men in military uniform. 

Mr. Afegbua, who said the incident occurred around 7:30 p.m., said Senator Gaya was however unhurt, although his car, with Registration Number FL 16 SEN, was taken away by the attackers. 

Hello November, Please be awesome

May God keep you away from harm and sadness in this month of November and may you have no problems and tensions this month. Have a peaceful new month, Happy November friends.

Like i said in my previous post of "Gov. Fayose beer parlour fridays" I'm back to blogger :)

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose Says He Visits Beer Parlour Every Friday

The Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has said he patronises drinking joints every Friday in order to get close to the ‘common man’ in the state.

The governor said this in Abuja on Thursday while defending the concept of “stomach infrastructure” introduced by his government.

He told journalists that it would be wrong to assume that stomach infrastructure meant only sharing of food and money to the people.

Fayose said, “I also go to beer parlour on Fridays to stay with the common men there. Governance is not church; it is about diverse characters and you must relate with them as such.Christmas is coming, why do people go out of their ways to be shopping or doing other things if it is not just to make people merry?

“So, I’m grooming chicken, buying rice, yams, plantain, and the rest of them. I am sure if I give them to families during the festive period, they will be happy. So, stomach infrastructure is a way of life.”

Supposedly “Killed” Boko Haram leader, Shekau, appears in new video; denying ceasefire deal and saying Chibok girls ‘married off’

Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader who was supposedly killed by Nigerian security forces, has appeared in a new video that was released on Friday, dismissing claims of a ceasefire deal with the government and dashing hopes of the return of school girls abducted by the group since April.

The Nigerian government had announced on October 17 that it was suspending all it's military operations against the extremist group after both sides agreed a ceasefire.

Part of the deal was to see the return of more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok in Borno State on April 14.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Watch: Beyonce Releases ‘Flawless’ Remix Video with Nicki Minaj

The video opens with Beyonce on stage in Paris for one of the final nights of her On The Run tour with husband Jay Z.

Queen Bey begins to sing “Flawless” as the following flashes across the screen: “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.”

Beyonce slays the track and works it with an army of backup dancers. But midway through the song from her self-titled 2013 album, Beyonce starts singing the remixed version and brings out Nicki Minaj.

Introduced by her real name, Onika, the rapper spits out, “The queen of rap, slayin with Queen Bey / If you ain’t on the team, you plain’ for team D.”

Saturday, October 4, 2014

HOT MAMA: Jennifer Lopez Steps out in three Sexy Outfits on "American Idol" Set

The 45-year-old beauty put her killer curves on display in a sheer, black lace midi dress, which she paired with cage stilettos and a blown-out 'do (left).

J. Lo then strutted her stuff alongside her "Idol" costars while sporting a metallic tank top with side cutouts, black leather pants and black boots (center).

The mother-of-two switched up her look one more time to rock a very revealing Roberto Cavalli zebra print maxi dress, complete with cutouts. She topped off the daring outfit with a black floppy hat, black stilettos and a glam smoky eye.

Video: Jordin Sparks refutes Jason Derulo's claims in a Classy way

Jordin Sparks sat down with Wendy Williams to refute a lot of Derulo's claims in a recent radio interview where he aired the couple's dirty laundry was unbelievably on point.

One word? Jordin is classier and matured in every sense of it.

Photo: Nick Cannon gets rid of Mariah Carey's Tattoo

Nick Cannon was at Playhouse in Hollywood on Thursday night to celebrate his birthday. As celebs are known to do, Nick took off his shirt at one point and revealed a new tattoo, turning the 'Mariah' tattoo on his back to a Jesus Christ.

Considering how blurred the photo is, it's hard to make out the details but sources close to TMZ say the tattoo shows Jesus on the cross with angel wings coming off the end of the cross.

And in what looks pretty heavier than a coincidence, Amber Rose was present too.

Happy weekend guys.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Governor Fashola: Jonathan and PDP can’t claim credit for Victory over Ebola

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that the true heroes behind Nigeria’s success in curtailing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease are not those campaigning across the country.

In his Independence Day address in Lagos, Wednesday, Mr. Fashola said that credit should not be taken away from the health workers who helped curtailed the virus.

At various rallies across Nigeria, ruling party politicians have continued to cite Nigeria’s success on the virus as among the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party.

“I have heard some stories emanating from campaign podiums with claims of conquering Ebola,” said Mr. Fashola.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Boko Haram Kills Many and Burn Down 540 Houses In Michika

Members of Boko Haram yesterday killed scores of people and burnt about 540 houses in Kubi and Watu villages of Michika Local Government in Adamawa State.

Residents of one of the affected village Watu also informed LEADERSHIP that many people were killed in the attack when the insurgents struck and started firing sporadically while detonating explosives leading to the destruction of many houses.

A fleeing resident of Watu Village who simply identify himself as Zira said the insurgents struck the area in the early hours of monday before most of the residents woke up from sleep. He said most of the residents were trapped in their homes as the insurgents started shooting and setting off explosives which led to the destruction of many houses including lives.

First case of Ebola confirmed in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that the United States now has one confirmed case of Ebola.

The as-yet unidentified patient is located in Dallas, officials say, effectively confirming a statement issued on Monday by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. The organization said that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history.

In a press conference, CDC Director Tom Frieden said the patient in question had been traveling in Liberia, where he may have contracted the disease. He returned to the United States on the 20th of September, after which he sought care.

Happy 54 Independence Nigeria

The National flag and anthem is enough to inspire us for each and every passing day, let us use this day to reflect on the lyrics of this anthem and try to amend where we have fallen short. Happy 54th Independence NIGERIA.

"Arise, O Compatriots"

Arise, O compatriots,

Nigeria's call obey
To serve our Fatherland
With love and strength and faith.
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain,
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.

"O God of creation"

O God of creation

Direct our noble cause
Guide our leaders right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
To build a nation where peace
And justice shall reign.

"National Pledge"

I pledge to Nigeria my country

To be faithful, loyal and honest
To serve Nigeria with all my strength
To defend her unity, and uphold her honour and glory
So, help me God.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Atiku Accuses Federal Government of using Boko Haram as ploy to cause instability

Anybody who is familiar with our Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar should know by now that the guy can speak from the both sides of his mouth. Well, this time Atiku said the Boko Haram crisis was a deliberate ploy by the Federal Government to cause instability in the country for selfish political reasons.

He disclosed this while speaking on the Voice of America, Hausa Service ‎on Thursday.

“This thing (insurgency) almost came up during our time but we crushed it in less than a month. We have a military that is known and respected the world over for peace keeping.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WHO: Cities with international airports at risk of Ebola

The World Health Organisation, WHO has disclosed that any city with an international airport is at risk of an imported case of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD. The global health body revealed this while making a review of the virus’ outbreak for the past six months in the six affected countries. 

The countries include: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo. “Theoretically, given the speed and volume of air travel, any city with an international airport is at risk of an imported case of Ebola” the world health body had said. 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Top FIFA Official: Qatar will not host the FIFA 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday.

"I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild on Monday.

"Medics say that they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place under these conditions," the former German football (DFB) chief, who is now a member of the world soccer's governing body FIFA that awarded the tournament to Qatar in 2010.

Katsina Governor detains Student indefinitely for criticising him on Facebook

A student of the National Open University of Nigeria, Abdulmalik Sa’idu, has been languishing in a police cell for over 20 days on the orders of the Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, for posting details of an alleged fertiliser scam in the state on his Facebook timeline.

This was disclosed to PREMIUM TIMES by Mr. Sa’idu’s family and lawyer.

Abdulmalik was first invited to the Katsina Government House on August 28 by a phone caller who claimed he had a message for him.

But when Abdulmalik arrived at the governor’s office, he was promptly arrested, handcuffed and taken to Batagarawa Police Station just outside the state capital, Katsina, and detained on the orders of Mr. Shema’s aide-de-camp, Shehu Koko, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

‎Synagogue Building Collapse: 84 South Africans dead, 17 unaccounted for, 265 survive - South African High Commissioner

The number of dead South Africans at the collapsed five-storey guest house owned by the Synagogue Church of all Nations has increased from 67 to 84, the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, has said.

Mr. Mnguni, who stated this in an interview with AFP, also revealed that 265 South Africans survived the incident while 17 other national of that country remain unaccounted for.

Last Friday, the five-storey guest house inside the church’s premises caved in as three additional floors were being added to the original two-storey building.

3 feared dead as Christ Chosen Church of God building Collapses in Edo

Just a week after the building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapsed in Lagos killing over 80 people, another church building has caved in at Egor local government area of Edo state.

The collapse of the one-storey building, owned by the Christ Chosen Church of God, is feared to have led to the death of three people whose identities are yet to be determined.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Synagogue Building Collapse: Death toll hit 90 as 131 rescued - NEMA

A statement on the church’s website claims that before the church moved to its present location at Ikotun, Lagos, it had witnessed three disasters at three previous sites.

“The physical structure of The SCOAN has gone through different stages. Each stage served a purpose,” the church said on its website.

“Before moving to our present position, The SCOAN has had three previous locations. The roof of the first church was blown off by a storm, the second church was washed away by a flood while the third church also collapsed due to severe weather conditions.

"Famous Magazine" Put Kendall Jenner on Blast For Being Fat

In the latest issue of Famous mag, Kendall Jenner is on blast for being too fat to be a model!

There was a time when Kendall Jenner was being picked on for being “too skinny” but now, an Australian gossip mag is saying that the young star is being called out by her bosses for being “too fat!”

The magazine also claims that Kendall was “devastated” after being ordered to lose 8kg! Oh, it gets worse! Pictures of the KUWTK star were actually photoshopped for the cover to look like she has cellulite!

Good thing there are pics from the Tommy Hilfiger show that proves that the cellulite was added in by the magazine.

WATCH: JLo and Iggy Azalea's Ultra Sexy "Booty" Video

After weeks of teasing fans, Jennifer Lopez finally released her highly-anticipated ‘Booty’ music video on September 18. As expected “Booty” is seriously sexy and fans are going absolutely crazy for JLo and Iggy Azalea’s ultra sexy video.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

T. B. Joshua: Hard times may test me, but cannot destroy me

The founder of The Synagogue Church of all Nations, Temitope Joshua (popularly known as T.B. Joshua), has described the recent incident in his church as a hard time that cannot destroy him. 

Writing on the church’s official Facebook page, Tuesday,  Mr. Joshua said hard times should be counted as joy. “It is through hard times that you gain the necessary experience and maturity to handle whatever responsibility given you,” Mr. Joshua said. 

“We are most likely to go astray from God and forget him when things are easy with us in the world because we often become proud and stupid with wealth and pleasure. “God visits His people with hard times that they may learn His way. His ways, though hard to the ungodly men, are desirable and profitable because they lead us to safety unto eternal life,” 

President Jonathan appeals to teachers to shelve plans for an industrial action, says Nigeria is Ebola free

President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to teachers to shelve any plan for an industrial action over Ebola scare, as he sought to dispel concerns on the status of the deadly virus in Nigeria.

The president said Nigeria has contained the virus, and that the government’s alertness would ensure no Nigerian contracts the virus if Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola to Nigeria, had arrived the country today.

“Presently there is no case of Ebola in Nigeria, nobody in Nigeria has Ebola now. All the people that had the symptoms of Ebola have recovered. Out of 19, we lost seven and the others have recovered. Yes, there are a few people we are observing,” he said.

Nigerian teachers to skip 2014 World Teachers’ Day celebration

The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has said its members will not celebrate this year’s World Teachers’ Day which comes up on October 5th.

The NUT president, Alogba Olukoya, made this known on Tuesday while briefing journalists in Abuja.

The day is marked every year to celebrate teachers and the teaching profession.

The NUT president said that the decision came in the face of the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Nigeria.

NUT reject Sept 22 resumption date, give conditions

The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has said that its members would only resume on the government’s preferred date of September 22, if teachers are properly trained on Ebola prevention measures which actually makes sense to me.

The NUT said its members prefer an extended resumption date, preferably the initial October 13, to be sure the deadly virus poses no risk in schools. But where the government insists on September 22, teachers will only return to work if they receive sufficient training about Ebola, the union said. 

This was stated by the President of the NUT, Alogba Olukoya, on Tuesday while briefing journalists in Abuja. Mr. Olukoya said if the September 22 resumption date stands, he would direct teachers to resume after they were sufficiently trained on safety measures to prevent the spread of the disease and schools were provided with the necessary preventive and protective gadgets.