Lassa fever kills 21 in Nigeria, says health officials

Lassa fever kills 21 in Nigeria, says health officials

  Twenty-one people have died from Lassa fever in Nigeria this month, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said on Wednesday, in the latest outbreak in Africa’s most populous nation. “Since the beginning of 2018, 80 cases have been classified as: 77 confirmed cases, three probable cases with 21 deaths,” the NCDC said on Twitter. Cases have been reported in 13 of 36 states while 10 health care workers had been affected, it added. Lassa…

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Crisis Brews In Kenya As Odinga Declares Self President

Crisis Brews In Kenya As Odinga Declares Self President

The Kenyan opposition leader, Raila Odinga of National Super Alliance has been sworn in as the ‘people’s president’. Mr. Odinga took the controversial oath at Uhuru Park Grounds in Nairobi yesterday at 2.45 pm in a ceremony skipped by his co-principals KalonzoMusyoka, MusaliaMudavadi and Moses Wetangula. Holding a Bible on his right hand, MrOdinga said: “I, Raila Amolo Odinga, in full realisation of the high calling assume the office of the people’s president of the…

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Emirates crew beat, tied up 71-year-old Nigerian for eight hours for sitting in wrong seat

Emirates crew beat, tied up 71-year-old Nigerian for eight hours for sitting in wrong seat

A  71-year-old Nigerian grandpa, David Ukesone, has recounted a raw deal that he had from the crew of Emirates airline while flying from Dubai to Chicago. He was punched in the face, his mouth taped and bound like a prisoner for eight hours on his trip to reunite with his family. His offence was that he got into a dispute with the flight attendants over his seat number. And then, as Mail Online reported, matters escalated. Ukesone…

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Planned Parenthood president: ‘If government won’t change, we will change the government’

Planned Parenthood president: ‘If government won’t change, we will change the government’

The outgoing head of Planned Parenthood warned Tuesday that elected leaders should think twice about trying to curb a woman’s access to abortion. Cecile Richards, speaking at a “State of Our Union” forum in Washington, which coincided with President Trump’s State of the Union Address to Congress, said women have “beaten the odds by protecting access to affordable health care for millions of Americans and ensuring that Planned Parenthood’s doors are still open all across…

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Again Fayose defeats EFCC as court says EFCC lacks power to probe state finances

Again Fayose defeats EFCC as court says EFCC lacks power to probe state finances

The Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti has ruled that EFCC lacked power to investigate finances of a State. The court said, in federalism, the FG is not an overseer or supervisor regarding finances of a State. That only the State House of Assembly can investigate finances of a State. Consequently, the EFCC has been restrained from interfering in the running of Ekiti State by either investigating or arresting any official of the State Govt. We…

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2019: No alternative to Buhari, says el-Rufai

2019: No alternative to Buhari, says el-Rufai

Political Editor President Muhammadu Buhari remains electorally unbeatable with his attachment to the people unwavering, despite recriminations by the elite class on social and conventional media, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said. El-Rufai Governor El-Rufai, who is also Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Committee on Restructuring, also affirmed President Buhari’s endorsement of the committee’s recommendations on restructuring, saying the President was ready to give up his powers if it would help to…

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Andrew McCabe steps down as deputy FBI director amid pressure

Andrew McCabe steps down as deputy FBI director amid pressure

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from the FBI, according to a source familiar with the matter. However, within the Justice Department and FBI, there are competing narratives about the tenor of his departure.  A source tells CBS News that the Justice Department is pushing a narrative that McCabe was “told to go,” while within the FBI, sources say that it was McCabe’s decision. An internal communication authored by FBI Director Christopher Wray and sent…

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See who won at the Grammy Awards

See who won at the Grammy Awards

“Redbone” – Childish Gambino “Despacito” – Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z “HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars *WINNER Album of the year “Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino “4:44” – Jay-Z “DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar “Melodrama” – Lorde “24K Magic” – Bruno Mars *WINNER Song of the year “Despacito” “4:44” “Issues” “1-800-273-8255” “That’s What I Like” *WINNER Best new artist Alessia Cara *WINNER Khalid Lil Uzi…

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Petrol Crisis May Worsen As Depot Price Hits N165 Per Litre

Petrol Crisis May Worsen As Depot Price Hits N165 Per Litre

Ejiofor Alike Despite what seems like its best efforts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to end the protracted petrol scarcity in the country, the fuel supply situation may worsen as the price has hit N165 per litre at the depots, against the official price of N133.28, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed. This is coming as two petrol vessels imported by the NNPC discharged simultaneously in Lagos at the weekend. Petrol scarcity, which had marred…

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