Saturday, 9 August 2014

Pregnant woman tests positive for Ebola in Lagos


A pregnant woman who went for her usual check up at the First Consultant Hospital Obalande – same hospital that Patrick Sawyer was admitted -  tested positive of the virus on Friday.
She got infected after being treated by the same nurse, Obi Justina Ejelonu, who attended to the Liberian carrier, Patrick Sawyer.
Recall that two nurses came in direct contact with Mr. Sawyer and one of them died this week – the other nurse, Justina is still alive.
The pregnant woman has since been quarantined at the mainland hospital where there is an isolation emergency centre for Ebola virus victims.

Ebola: Fear grips Aso Rock (Read why)

Aso Rock Villa

Apparently, there are thousands of bats flying around the Presidential villa!
During the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, 6 August, a drama of sorts played out as the Ebola virus disease was the main topic of discussion.
In the absence of President Goodluck Jonathan, who was away in Washington DC for the United States-African Leaders Summit, the meeting was presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo.
At the meeting, Ministers reportedly avoided handshakes with their colleagues, journalists and other government officials for the fear of contracting the disease.
To make matters worse, when the health minister, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, arrived the Council Chambers venue of the meeting, many ministers stayed clear of him, albeit in a playful manner.
While briefing the State House correspondents on the Ebola situation, Onyebuchi urged Nigerians to avoid unnecessary handshakes if they could afford to do so.
After the Minister of Health mentioned ‘bats’ as one of the carriers of Ebola, he was informed that many of the big trees inside the Villa are inhabited by bats, who fly around the Villa in their thousands and regularly

Congolese Nun Dies of Ebola


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A few days ago, KD BLOG brought you the news that a Spanish priest , 75-year-old Miguel Pajares,  tested positive for the Ebola virus in Liberia.
And now, a Congolese nun who worked with the priest and other Spanish Catholic missionaries in Liberia has died of Ebola, Vanguard reports. 
The nun, Chantal Pascaline, passed away this morning at Saint Joseph Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia.

TRAGIC: Delta State Governor’s Aide Sunny Ofili & Traditional Ruler Die in Auto Crash


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Asaba (NAN) ― The Special Assistant to the Governor of Delta on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Sunny Ofili, on Saturday died in an auto crash at Utulu near Asaba.
Ofili died along with the traditional ruler of Issele-Uku, Obi Henry Ezeagwuna II.
They died along the Benin-Onitsha highway when the vehicle they were travelling in rammed into a stationary lorry loaded with granite.
The deceased were heading towards Asaba from Issele-Uku in Ezeagwuna’s jeep.
The car in which they were trapped was said to have somersaulted after hitting the lorry, and it later caught fire.
The accident caused a traffic gridlock on the other side of the highway as vehicles were forced to use only one lane.
The Secretary to the State Government, Ovouzerie Macaulay, confirmed the incident.

My Knuckles Have Always Been Dark From Birth - Sean Tizzle Addresses Bleaching Rumours

 
Fast rising singer, Sean Tizzle has explained why a lot of people think he bleaches. Sean said a lot of people think he bleaches because his knuckles are black, but they have been like that from birth.
I heard that as well. I don’t bleach my skin. I know why people are saying that. It is because my knuckles are dark. But they have always been like this from birth. I have tried everything but my knuckles have remained like this. I will not fight God. He created me this way. So I have left my hands like this.
About going to school, he said;
I tried a bit, at least I still entered the university. I did a three-year diploma programme in Theatre Arts at the University of Ibadan.

After Ebola What Next? Etcetera Writes

 
Ebolaphobia is the new term in town as panic has swept through Nigeria and beyond in the wake of the lethal virus. The campaign has seen so much twists and turns such that the fear of the disease is causing more harm than the disease itself. But from all we have heard and seen in the past few weeks, to doubt the existence of ebola will be the height of stupidity. It is real and it kills and everyone should take all precautionary measures suggested by health organisations.

That being said, there are still so many confusing angles on the disease that need clarification. Are we talking about the same highly contagious ebola virus that was first discovered in Congo in 1976? If so, how did it disappear only to resurface with a big-bang 38 years later? Did they find the cure in 1976? If they did, how is it that there’s no more cure for it today? Let’s say they didn’t find the cure back in 1976, but how was it contained? Why can’t they apply the same method to the present outbreak? Isn’t it weird how this supposedly highly contagious virus went dormant and made a perfectly timed comeback 38 years later, just about the same time an American pharmaceutical company developed a secret serum for it? 

Reno Omokri Disses Twitter & Facebook Activists

 
Lol Smh.. I just love this man tho. For those who don’t know him, Reno Omokri is the special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media.

Ugandan Homosexuals Hold Pride Parade (PHOTOS)


Scores of Ugandan homosexuals and their supporters are holding a gay pride parade on a beach in the lakeside town of Entebbe today. AP reports that the parade is their first public event since a Ugandan court invalidated an anti-gay law that was widely condemned by some Western governments and human rights watchdogs.

About 200 people are expected to attend the event, said Ugandan gay activist Moses Kimbugwe. He said participants were waiting for police protection before they marched through sprawling botanical
gardens in Entebbe, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the capital of Kampala.

Many marchers wore masks, signalling they did not want to be publicly identified in a country where homosexuals face discrimination. Others waved rainbow flags as they danced and frolicked on a sandy beach.

Ghana Records First Case of Ebola?


Ghana may now have recorded her first Ebola case. Reports say a Burkinabe man, who had fever and bled from his nose and ears was rushed to Bawku Presby Hospital in the Upper East Region from Burkina Faso Friday afternoon.

The man had come down with a fever while in neighbouring Burkina Faso and was taken to a hospital for treatment in that country but saw no improvement in his condition. His relatives then decided to transport him across the common border between Burkina Faso and Ghana’s Upper East region, for proper care. But he died on the way.

The Medical Director at the hospital, Dr. Joseph Yaw Manu, confirmed to StarrFMonline.com that the man had died at the time he was brought in, saying:
What scared me most as a medical doctor is that he was bleeding from his ears and nose–

Ebola Vaccine to be Ready in 2015


The World Health Organization today announced that clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus made by British pharma company GlaxoSmithKline may begin next month and made available by 2015.

According to AFP, Jean-Marie Okwo Bele, the WHO's head of vaccines and immunisation, said this; adding that he was optimistic about making the vaccine commercially available.
"We are targeting September for the start of clinical trials, first in the United States and certainly in African countries, since that's where we have the cases. We think that if we
start in September, we could already have results by the end of the year. And since this is an emergency, we can put emergency procedures in place ... so that we can have a vaccine available by 2015."
There is currently no available cure or vaccine for Ebola, a virus that causes severe fever and, in the worst cases, unstoppable bleeding. It has claimed close to 1,000 lives in the latest epidemic to spread across west

Osun Governorship Polls: Aregbesola in early lead


Governor Rauf Aregbesola of the All Progressives Congress, APC was shoving aside a stiff challenge from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Senator Iyiola Omisore as early results from Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Osun State trickled in.

Early returns showed Aregbesola to be leading in many areas of Osogbo, Ede and Ilesa with Omisore showing good lead in Ife and in some wards across the state.

Mrs Carter: Beyonce strikes sexy pose wearing a jersey with Jay Z's name (PHOTO)

 
Jay Z and Beyonce have wrapped up their "On the Run" tour, yet no sign of divorce. Recall reports claim they were to file divorce papers after the tour.Well,here is Bey rocking a jersey with his name ....
She ain't going nowhere.....

Why I want to be next governor of Rivers State - Julius Agwu

"I cannot really call myself a politician, but l am someone who prays and wish for things to get better than it is in this country. I believe I can help to achieve what my brother started in Rivers State. It is a known truth that Port Harcourt was the Garden City of this great country, but we lost that glory because of poverty and neglect, coupled with incessant militancy and kidnapping. Governor Amaechi has done well for the State, but we still need good hands after he leaves to continue the good work."
"Becoming the governor of Rivers State was not something that came up overnight. It was not on my radar back then. The people of Rivers State in the Diaspora and those in the State have been clamouring for me to come out as an aspirant. They believe I have what it takes to go for it. It just dawned on me that I indeed have what it takes. I have given it a serious thought and

Musiliu Obanikoro Slams Governor Fashola for Reversing LASU School Fees

A day after Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola, ordered the immediate reversal of  the state's university school fees to what it used to be 3 years ago, 2011, Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro took to Twitter to slam the governor.  Musiliu is questioning Governor Fashola's true motive for the reversal and says the university's students and their parents deserve an apology as well. Tweets continue below:

Annie Idibia Flees Event over Fear of Ebola (PHOTO)

 
Can't blame her anyway....lol

EBOLA: Kunle & Gabriel Afolayan Isolated at the Republic of Seychelles

Top Nigerian actor and director Kunle Afolayan,  and his brother, Gabriel had arrived Seychelles airport some minutes ago and this was their experience at the airport. According to Kunle, Gabriel and himself were isolated and made to sign plenty forms because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The brothers are in Seychelles for a project his company Golden Effects is working on in collaboration with the country's

Nigerian Doctors Insist they are Still on Strike (New Tweets)

 
Despite pleas by various governments’ officials for the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to call off their strike action in the face of the Ebola virus outbreak, the doctors have stuck to their guns, insisting the one month old strike continues.The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Kayode Obembe, had on Friday resigned and then rescinded his resignation. Tweets continue below:

Nigerian Nurse Down with Ebola after Treating Patrick Sawyer Speaks Out


Obi Justina Ejelonu is from Mbaise in Imo State, a graduate of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki and was previously working at Otunba Tunwase National Pediatric Centre Ijebu Ode in Ogun state before relocating to Lagos to work at First Consultant Hospital Obalende. Here's a post she shared on Facebook group - Igboville last week:
“I never contacted his fluids. I checked his vitals, helped him with his food (he was too weak)…..I basically touched where his hands touched and that's the only contact. Not directly with his  fluids. At a stage, he yanked off his infusion and we had blood everywhere on his bed…..but the ward maids took care of that and changed his linens
with great precaution. Every patient is treated as high risk …..if it were airborne, by now wahala for dey. I still thank God.  
Friends, up to our uniforms n all linens were burnt off. We r on surveillance n off work till 11th. Our samples v long bn taken by WHO n so far we v been fine. For me, kudos to my hospital

Chika Ike Goes Goth for VL Magazine


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It’s Chika Ike.
The Nollywood actress is back on the radar – yet again, this time rocking a magazine cover.
For the new issue of VL Magazine, Chika goes goth. She speaks on Nollywood, her Chika Ike Foundation and her many new projects which she is working on.
Check it out below:

Find Out What Happens When Lolo Pretends She is a Top Bank Manager (WATCH)

       

Her last skit was hilarious, now Lolo 1 presents us with another funny one.
This is titled – The High Way Manager.
Check it out!

Do you have any suggestions on what the government should do about the Ebola epidermic?

Yesterday President Jonathan declared an Emergency on Ebola. This thing is apparently more serious than some of us think. Reno Omokri tweeted today asking people for their suggestions on what the government should do in addition to what they are already doing. Do you have any suggestions?

PSquare gives back in Cameroon (PHOTOS)

 
Psquare are presently in Yaounde,Cameroon for a concert but, they decided to stop by an Orphanage and give back to society.
Meanwhile some fans are criticising them for still travelling and coming in contact with people despite the Ebola scare...

Damilola Adegbite shows off her engagement ring from Chris Attoh


The actress just shared the diamond engagement ring she received from her boo, actor Chris Attoh, on her instagram page and wrote what you see above. Big congrats to them...

Iyanya Finds True Love in “Mr. Oreo” – See Pics from the Music Video Shoot in New York!

 
Iyanya recently shot the video for his new hit single, Mr Oreo, in Brooklyn, New York, directed by The Mega Boi. The video was shot in an upscale apartment in one of New York’s most populous neighborhoods and I have the behind the scenes photos. See more pics below:

ISIS threatens US with war after airstrikes, tweet photos of dead US soldiers, vow to blow up US embassies

 
Few hours after the US launched devastating 'targeted airstrikes' on Islamist militants ISIS, who have seized many towns in Iraq and are killing non-Muslims, the Jihadist group has vowed to 'raise their flag at the White House". 

Some members and supporters of the terrorist group took to twitter yesterday to threaten the US with war. They tweeted gruesome pics of dead American soldiers from the previous war in the country, U.S. marines hung from bridges in Fallujah, decapitated men, human heads on spikes, and pics from the deadly attack on US on 9/11. They also vowed to blow up US embassies.

With the hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS, over 2000 threatening tweets were posted on Twitter. One member wrote "This is a message is for every American citizen. You are the target of every Muslim in the world wherever you are.'. Another one wrote "ready to cut your heads dear Americans O sons of bitches. Come quickly.'

Reacting, a US military official said ISIS is yet to know the full power of the US military force and will soon

PHOTOS: Ex-beauty queen Munachi Abii debuts new afro look

 
Guess she's TeamNatural now. Former beauty queen turned rapper Munachi Abii debuted her new 'Afro' look a few days ago. She's ditched the weaves and is now rocking her natural hair. Pictured above at an event in Lagos yesterday. See another pic below:

Fear of Ebola: See what Air Hostesses now wear on a West African flight

 
This is supposedly a pic of air hostesses on a West African flight. The person who sent in the pic gave the name of the country and airline but since I have no way of confirming it, we will leave that out. Meanwhile, See how attendants at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos now collect money below:

Meet the 7-year-old Sierra Leonan boy & others who have survived Ebola

the girl that survived ebola

Vandy Jawad 7, is a reminder of hope and survival in an otherwise deeply tragic situation. He was in the treatment centre at Kenema for more than one month after contracting the virus in Daru village about 40 km out of Kenema town, and one of the worst affected communities in Sierra Leone.
According to nurses, he displayed some very serious symptoms when first admitted, “That small boy was very, very sick. We did not think he would survive as so many haven’t,” said Sister Nancy Yoko, the nurse in charge of the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema.
Vandy started showing signs of recovery a couple of weeks ago slowly gathering his strength. When he finally achieved a negative test result, which revealed there was no more Ebola virus in his system, it was time for him to go home.

American Ebola patient speaks: “I am growing stronger everyday”

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An American patient who was diagnosed with Ebola and airlifted to the United States for treatment has released his first statement since the ordeal began.
Doctor Kent Brantly, an American aid worker from North Carolina, said in a statement Friday he is “growing stronger every day.”
He was infected with the Ebola virus while working for U.S. aid group Samaritan’s Purse at a Liberian hospital that treated Ebola patients.
He released the statement from the isolation unit of Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital where he is being treated.
There is no known cure for Ebola, and Brantly is being treated with an experimental serum.
Brantly thanked those who have been praying for his recovery, and said his focus remains on following God.
The full statement:
I am writing this update from my isolation room at Emory University Hospital, where the doctors and

“Upon my integrity and honour” - NMA president resigns because he suspended doctors’ strike



Dr. Kayode Obembe, the President of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has resigned from his position.
Obembe said he was leaving the post following the controversies that trailed the recent suspension of the over-one-month-old doctors’ strike.
In a letter signed and dated August 8, 2014, Obembe said he was stepping down in order to protect his honour and integrity.
The letter read in part; “There has been a request for clarification about the two postings by the NMA Secretariat on the NMA blog. I want to make it categorically clear that I stand by every letter of the document I signed, that the strike was suspended.”
“And since upon my integrity and honour I cannot continue to drive the doctrine that ‘strike continues,’ I hereby tender my letter of resignation as NMA President. What I have written, I have written.”
The NMA had on Thursday, 7 August, suspended its nationwide strike with immediate effect.
After its emergency delegate meeting in Abuja, the union released a communiqué, citing the recent outbreak

Impending Iraq Genocide: The Obama Doctrine

 

President Obama's announcement that the United States' will protect 40,000 Yazidis trapped on Sinjar Mountain in northern Iraq is a decisive and timely response to an unfolding humanitarian disaster. Airdrops of water and food, already under way, will save lives.
The Yazidis, however, will not really be safe until they can get off the desert mountain and back to their homes in Sinjar. This will require American airstrikes in combination with the ongoing campaign by the Kurdistan military, known as the peshmerga, to retake the city. President Obama has said he will authorize airstrikes, if necessary, to save the Yazidis, and they probably will be.
The Yazidis are Kurdish-speaking adherents to an ancient religion that considers that God is the creator of all, including good and evil. Because they consider Satan to be one of God's creations, many Muslims denigrate the Yazidis as devil worshippers and they have often faced greater persecution than other religious minorities. Needless to say, ISIS reviles them.
In their public decrees, ISIS gave the Yazidis a choice between converting to Islam and death. In Sinjar, the killings came so rapidly that it seems unlikely that anyone had the option to convert. As the terrorists set about massacring the men, they announced that the women would serve as temporary "wives" for ISIS

Fuji maestro KWAM 1 and wife welcome baby girl

 
Fuji musician Wasiu Ayinde Marshall aka K1 De Ultimate and his wife Opeyemi Fatia just welcomed a baby girl. Mrs K1 gave birth today August 8th at exactly 2.10pm Nigerian time at St Bernard Hospital in Chicago. The elated father was beside the wife when the bundle of joy was brought to the world. Both mother and child are said to be doing well. Congrats to them.

Amber Rose flaunts sexy post baby bikini bod

 

Amber Rose has always said it takes time to lose baby weight if you don't want to take the surgery route.While Kim was rocking bikini's  shortly after childbirth,Amber was covering up..
Looks like she is now confident of her post baby bod as she rocked a bikini without a cover up for the first time since child birth in May 2013.

"I'm just laughing" - Burna Boy's mother reacts to his decision to never get married...

 
In the past weeks, Burnaboy posted some interesting tweets. The first was officially firing his mother as his manager and the second was saying he is never getting married. In a chat with Punch,she addressed both issues .
“The boy is 23 and if he feels that at his age he would not marry, he can change his mind in five years. He can even change his mind tomorrow. I am just laughing that he said he would not get married. How many people have said that in the industry and are married today? When I was younger, I remember saying that I would not get pregnant when I saw pregnant women but now, I have three children,”
On firing her as his manager:
“I was not in the country when the story broke and I have said I would not make any comment

EBOLA: Family of dead Nigerian nurse reportedly on the run

 
The husband and children of the Nigerian nurse who died after getting infected with the Ebola virus are on the run. Business day reports that,this was confirmed by Nigerian  health officials .
If you recall, she is the first Nigerian to die from the virus after contacting it from Liberian,Patrick Sawyer.Meanwhile,  the Minister of Health said 139 people are under surveillance with 9 confirmed 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.“I am saying this to enlighten people that having Ebola does not mean you have been condemned to death, survivors have been recorded.
President Jonathan has declared Ebola a national emergency with N1.6billion  awarded to fight and contain the epidemic.
Meanwhile, checkout the Ebola Isolation wards in Lagos below:

How a married woman almost seduced me - Pastor E.A. Adeboye


During Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s sermon on Thursday night at the ongoing 62nd annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, .Pastor Adeboye narrated that a high profile woman who was an executive of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, did everything to seduce him.

According to him, the woman came to him and announced to him that God had told her that he would be her husband, and immediately he rebuked her, saying “you know that I am happily married and have children.” That didn’t deter the woman who continued to pester him, and even came to the camp to threaten him, saying “if you stand on my way to marrying this man, I will kill you.”
Continuing, Pastor Adeboye took the matter to then Inspector General of Police who immediately invited the woman and her husband to his office and after a meeting banned the randy woman from entering the Redemption Camp or ever making passes at the man of God.
. “But that measure didn’t stop her. I travelled to London without telling anybody, to work on

Why I didn't become a Glo Ambassador - Genevieve Nnaji reveals...

 
It came as a surprise to many that Genevieve wasn't picked up as a Glo ambassador instead she was signed on by Etisalat. They were reports that the deal didn't pull through because she referred them to her manager and even when Mike Adenuga personally called her, she said the same.She told PMnews...
"First of all, that is not true as I never spoke to Dr. Mike Adenuga. In fact, it will be a honour to speak with him. However, let us face the subject of speaking with my manager. I think it is professional that managers should be contacted when issues about business are about to be discussed. I am not saying that was the issue with that particular brand. But let’s assume it was; is there any problem speaking with someone’s management? Please tell me.Truly I was

President Jonathan declares national emergency on Ebola, approves N1.9b special intervention fund

 
Below is the State House press release...
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Friday in Abuja declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a National Emergency.
Accordingly, the President has directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant agencies to ensure that all possible steps are taken to effectively contain the threat of the Ebola virus  in line with international protocols and best practices.
President Jonathan also approved a Special Intervention Plan and the immediate release of N1. 9 billion for its implementation, to further strengthen on-going steps to contain the virus such as the establishment of additional isolation centres, case management, contact tracing, deployment of additional personnel, screening at borders, and the procurement of required items and facilities.
The President commends the vigilance of  aviation and health authorities in Lagos who identified and isolated

Indonesian family finds daughter swept away in 2004 tsunami



Mother says Raudhatul Jannah was rescued from sea and taken in by islanders until an uncle spotted her in the street.
An Indonesian family claims to have found their missing daughter a full decade after she was swept away as a toddler by the 2004 tsunami and presumed dead.
“It’s a miracle from God,” mother Jamaliah, 42, told the Jakarta Globe. “When I saw her, my heart was beating really fast … We couldn’t hold back our tears.”
Fleeing huge waves as the tsunami pummelled their village in West Aceh on 26 December 2004, Jamaliah said she and her husband, Septi Rangkuti, 52, ran for safety but couldn’t escape the water. Her husband found a large wooden board and put the two youngest children on top of it — daughter Raudhatul Jannah, then 4, and her brother Arif Pratama Rangkuti, 7.
Septi was separated from his children in the mayhem and the parents spent a month looking for them after the tsunami receded, with no leads and, eventually, no hope.

Snoop Dogg Insults President Goodluck Jonathan?

Popular US rapper, Snoop Dogg posted a mixed photo of Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Instagram as he was fuming and meditating over Nyanya bomb blast victims in Abuja few months ago. Snoop Lion then captioned the photo: "When u cheatin on the test and yo teacher start lookin at u..... U gotta start doin this stuff like".