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WHO declares Ebola outbreak international emergency as dead patient suspected of going to Uganda, Rwanda

The World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday declared that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which surfaced in August 2018, is now an international emergency. The declaration raises the outbreak’s visibility and public health officials hope...

FG debunks Ebola virus in Nigeria

The Federal Government has described the message circulating in the social media purporting a positive case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Country, as false. Speaking on Wednesday in his office, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH),...

UN Says About 25% of Ebola Cases Could be Going Undetected

The World Health Organization says it may be missing a quarter of all Ebola cases in eastern Congo as violent unrest complicates detection. That estimate by WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan on Thursday comes after aid groups expressed concern...

Fresh Ebola outbreak kills 200 in Congo

Democratic Republic of Congo has reported an outbreak of Ebola in its conflict-torn east, killing at least 200 since August 2018, barely a week after it declared the end to an epidemic in the northwest of the vast country. The...

Ebola is back: WHO confirms outbreak in DR Congo following 17 deaths

A new Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the deaths of 17 people have been linked to the virus. At least one of the deceased has tested positive for the virus, the country’s...

Crooks Dig Up Sierra Leone’s ‘Ebola Cemetery’

By Philip Obaji Jnr After a devastating mudslide hit Freetown, Sierra Leone, early last week, the nation held a painful ceremony to bury the dead. The government hired about 600 gravediggers, while a huge crowd that included President Ernest Bai...
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Invest more in issues relating to malnutrition, NEC urges state, local governments

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Man, 37, faces trial in court for noise-making at police station

A 37-year-old businessman, Lawrence Atikekeresola, got more than what he bargained for allegedly making a noise at a police station in Lagos. He is facing...

Lagos boy plunges into death-well to retrieve phone

    Love of prized possession more than one's life consumed a 26-year-old Lagos boy, who took a dive into a "death-well" to retrieve his phone. The...

Faulty Power Lines: TCN to Acquire Helicopters 

  For fault detection on its transmission line network across the country,  the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) says it plans to acquire a fleet...

‘Nobody likes him’: Hillary Clinton reignites feud with Bernie

  Former U.S First Lady Hillary Clinton said in a forthcoming documentary that nobody likes Bernie Sanders her rival for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. “He was...