Friday, August 22, 2014

Ebola: Doctors At Isolation Center In Lagos Say N1.9bn Promised By FG Was Never Received

Following countering reports from both the Federal Government and the Ministry of Health in Nigeria claiming almost N1.9bn in funding was released to fight the Ebola virus, doctors working at the isolation center at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Yaba, Lagos, say that they are yet to receive any financial support, and as conditions there deterioriates, so does staff morale.

Reaching out today, a resident doctor working at the center, who asked to remain anonymous, disclosed that the money allegedly sent from the Federal Government has yet to reach patients suffering in Lagos. "The money said to have been released by the Federal Government is still 'on its way' to Lagos," he said.

The resident also revealed some of the appalling conditions at the center and the callous nature with which the medical staff at the isolation center are being treated, faulting the Ministry of Health for their attempts to mislead the public on the crisis and downplay the efforts of the staff there. Continue..........

PASTOR T. B. JOSHUA: EBOLA is manufactured by Satan

Nigeria’s controversial preacher, T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), has declared that the killer disease Ebola currently ravaging West Africa is from ‘the pit of hell’.

According to Mr. Joshua, who, on Sunday, led his congregation in prayer for the nations and individuals affected by the disease, time was up for the ‘strange ailment’ and life would soon return to normal for the affected countries.

“The so called strange ailment coming from three nations – Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia… satan is the manufacturer, the source,” Joshua defiantly declared to the faithful.

“Begin to capture the covenant of that strange sickness,” the cleric then enjoined the congregation. “Command that strange ailment to come out and go to the pit of hell, in the name of Jesus Christ!” Continue................

Omoni Oboli & Kids Looking Fabulous As They Cover Motherhood In-Style Magazine

Coolest Mum Ever? Yes I totally agree.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ebola Virus Outbreak: FG bans transportation of corpses from one state to another

The Nigerian government has prohibited the transportations of corpses from one state to another as well as from another country to Nigeria as a strong measure to prevent the Ebola virus from spreading beyond Lagos.

The Minister of State for Health, Kairu Alhassan, told a traditional leaders stakeholders meeting in Kano on the polio eradication, that government decided to make sure that all dead bodies were buried wherever they died so that the chances of transporting the problems either from within or outside would be curtailed.

Mr. Alhassan explained that there was no dispute between Nigeria and America over the issue of drugs. He said that as it was, the Americans were using what they had on their people on trial basis, and there was no way Nigeria would accept and give what was inauthentic to its citizenry. Continue.........

#OsunDecides: APC raises alarm over alleged state- sponsored political terror

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised the alarm over the mass arrest and intimidation of its members in Osun on Saturday as the state’s Governorship election continues, saying over 250 of its members have been arrested so far in Osun.

”At this point, APC is constrained to alert Nigerians and the international community that what is going on now in Osun State Nigeria is not an election but a coup against democracy,” the party said in a statement issued in Osogbo by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.

”This is definitely not an ordinary election. It is the total hijack of the process and direct violation of the rights of the people.

Osun State has been turned into a theatre of war. An ongoing state-sponsored political terror against the Osun people and the entire people of Nigerians has been unleashed by an elected President against his own people, against his own country, in an unprecedented act of political desperation. Continue.........

#OsunDecides: Osun Governorship Elections 2014

The Osun State governorship election holds today August 9, with 20 candidates representing 20 political parties vying for the ticket to the Osun Government House.

Apparently, the contest is between Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor and candidate of the All Progressives Candidate (APC) and Iyiola Omisore, a former Senator and candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

Fatai Akinbade, a former Secretary to the State Government and candidate of the Labour Party (LP), is, however, hoping to spring a surprise on both major contenders.

A total of 1,407,222 registered voters (INEC’s post March 2014 CVR) spread across three Senatorial Districts – each of the Districts have 10 local governments – are expected to cast their votes.

Ebola Wahala: 2 Dead, 20 Hospitalised after Excessive Consumption of Salt in Jos

This Day Newspaper reports that at least two people are feared dead, while 20 others are hospitalised in various hospitals in Plateau State after consuming excessive quantity of salt and bitter kola to prevent Ebola Virus Disease .

According to the publication, the two who were rushed to the hospital by family members, collapsed in the morning after consuming too much salt over night.

They reportedly later died of high blood pressure in the hospital.

The medical personnel in the hospitals where other patients are currently taking treatment in Jos, developed ulcer, while others stool profusely, having consumed the table salt in
excess.

Ebola Outbreak in Lagos: 139 individuals Under Surveillance

At a press briefing on Friday in Lagos, the Minister of Health Prof. Chukwu Onyebuchi confirmed to reporters that there are two new cases of the Ebola infection in Lagos.

It now brings the number of cases recorded to nine. Onyebuchi also said that apart from the two fresh cases, there are also six suspected cases.

“The total number of cases, as of this morning, (Friday) stands at nine out of which eight are Nigerians and one American-Liberian.

Out of the nine confirmed cases, seven are alive and are receiving treatment In Lagos.” he said.

The health minister also noted that the death rate in Nigeria so far from the virus is between 30 to 26% percent, while it is 65% in other West African countries.

“I am saying this to enlighten people that having Ebola does not mean you have been condemned to death, survivors have been recorded.” he said.

He also confirmed that 139 individuals have been placed under surveillance.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Important Information: Salt Therapy For Ebola Is a Dangerous Rumor, Please Disregard

Fellow Nigerians please stop creating a panic attack by spreading a rumor that Ebola had entered Abuja and Edo State and that we all should bath with salt and even drink some.


So i recieved loads and loads of calls, BCs, Pings etc.. this morning and everyone warning me to drink salt and bath with it, I even tried to educate them about the nature of the virus but they wouldn't listen and i even heard heard Nigerians have started bathing with salt since 2am and that salt is now a scarce commodity.

Ebola is not an airborne disease and most importantly, its not a worm, so drinking salt cannot prevent or eliminate the virus, See important facts about the virus after the jump.......

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Important Facts You Must Know About the Ebola Virus - US State Department

Everyone deserves to know about the deadly Ebola virus, read this alert from the US Embassy here in Nigeria and don't forget to share it with your friends, family, etc...

Abducted Chibok Girls Spotted by a US Surveillance Plane

A United States surveillance plane has spotted what appears to be a group of girls abducted from Chibok by Boko Haram.
 
The girls were spotted in July, raising the hope that their rescue is still possible, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, quoting U.S. officials.

The girls were abducted from their dormitory in Government Secondary School Chibok, Borno State in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.

Amid international outrage, the United States, Britain, France and Canada offered intelligence support and sent specialists to Nigeria.

The effort has yielded little, while global attention has gradually receded.

Obama: It's Too early to send Ebola drug to Africa


US President Barack Obama said it is "premature" to send an experimental medicine for the treatment of Ebola to West Africa, as Liberia declared a state of emergency amid an outbreak that shows no signs of slowing.

Obama said on Wednesday that he lacked enough information to green-light a promising medicine called ZMapp that was already used on two American aid workers who saw their conditions improve by varying degrees.

"We've got to let the science guide us and I don't think all the information is in on whether this drug is helpful," Obama said. "The Ebola virus, both currently and in the past, is controllable if you have a strong public health infrastructure in place."

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nigeria and U.S. partner to curtail Ebola Virus outbreak

President Goodluck Jonathan and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden have agreed that Nigeria and the United States would work together to urgently curtail the outbreak of Ebola virus.

Messrs. Jonathan and Biden met in Washington D.C on Tuesday on the side-line of the on- going US-Africa African leader’s summit, according to a ‘readout’ issued by the White House, Office of the Vice President.

Eight persons in Nigeria have come down with symptoms of Ebola since a 40-year-old Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, died of the disease in Lagos.

The identity of a second victim of the deadly virus has been withheld by government who revealed the mentioned the victim as a nurse who had contact with Mr. Sawyer at the hospital in Lagos.

Mary Okoye and Nollywood actor, Emma Emordi Wed in Asaba

Mary Okoye (Peter and Paul Okoye's younger sister) and Nollywood actor, Emma Emordi tied the knot today in Asaba. Peter Okoye and his wife, Lola Omotayo were in attendance. See more pics after the jump.

Friday, August 1, 2014

New Research: 'Bitter Kola' Possible Cure to the Deadly Ebola Virus

A plant has been found to halt the deadly Ebola virus in its tracks in laboratory tests, scientists have said.

They used a compound from Garcinia kola, a plant commonly eaten in West Africa. Compounds from the plant have also proved effective against some strains of flu.

If the anti-Ebola compound proves successful in animal and human trials, it will be the first medicine to successfully treat the virus that causes Ebola haemorrhagic fever - an often-fatal condition.

The discovery was announced at the 16th International Botanical Congress in St Louis in the US. See more after the jump.......................

Beyonce Raps About ‘Leaving’ Jay Z In New Song With Nicki Minaj

Ever since the infamous elevator incident where Solange fought Jay Z, the celebrity couple's marriage hasn’t really been the same. And now, MTO is reporting that Queen B allegedly disregards her marriage to Jay Z by unleashing some serious shade on Jay Z in a new song she and Nicki Minaj have worked on. In the untitled song, Beyonce allegedly doesn’t give Jay Z any credit for making her feel flawless.

See a few lines from the new song after the jump.....................

Katy Perry throws major shade at Kim Kardashian

While discussing some of the costumes her dancer’s wear on her ‘Prism’ tour, Katy Perry may have just thrown major shade at Kim Kardashian.

Katy Perry discussed life on the road and how Kim Kardashian inspired part of her “Prism” tour in a brand-new interview. Katy reveals that she drew inspiration from Kim’s famous backside for some of the controversial costumes featured in her show. However, the “inspiration” Katy talks about sounds like a diss. Did Katy really call Kim’s butt “plastic?”
In the August issue of Rolling Stone, Katy addresses the critics who claim she’s culturally insensitive for having her dancers dress up as “big-bootied mummies” during a number on her “Prism” tour. 
“As far as the mummy thing, I based it on plastic surgery,” Katy tells the mag. “Look at someone like Kim Kardashian or Ice-T’s wife, Coco. Those girls aren’t African-American. But it’s actually a representation of our culture wanting to be plastic, and that’s why there’s bandages and it’s mummies.”

Exclusive: Karrueche Tran Dumps Chris Brown

Karrueche Tran has dumped Chris Brown and changed her number. According to TMZ, Karrueche has not only broken up with him but also changed her number.

Sources say Karrueche exploded when Chris recently  "liked" 2 fan photos on Instagram of Rihanna and him together.

But Rihanna was only a small part of Karrueche's problems with Chris.  We're told she was unhappy for a long time ... as sources put it, because "Chris acts immature, like a child."  She thinks he's ruining his life by spending more time partying than making music.

Chris' reaction to the break up has been breathtaking.  He went to St. Tropez  this week and took a very good friend of Karrueche's along for the ride.  And he made a point to be photographed with her ... making sure Karrueche would see it.

Karrueche's reaction was not jealousy.  We're told she's changed her phone number specifically so Chris couldn't contact her.