Category: Ebola Outbreak

Aregbesola visits school, says govt never approved hijab
March 1, 2018 |

Aregbesola visits school, says govt never approved hijab

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, on Monday visited the troubled Baptist High School, Iwo, saying his administration never approved the wearing of hijab by female Muslim pupils. The governor, who was dressed in the school uniform with a cap, said this while addressing parents and pupils of the school. He added that his administration […]

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Second US Ebola nurse is cured, leaves hospital
November 29, 2014 |

Second US Ebola nurse is cured, leaves hospital

A Texas nurse who was the second US healthcare worker infected with Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient left the hospital on Tuesday after being declared cured of the virus. “I’m so grateful to be well and first and foremost I want to thank God,” Amber Vinson, 29, said at a press conference at […]

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Iraqi forces close in on major oil refinery
November 12, 2014 |

Iraqi forces close in on major oil refinery

Iraqi soldiers battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have recaptured the heart of the town of Beiji, home to the country’s largest oil refinery, according to state television and a military official. Retaking Beiji, 250km north of Baghdad, could allow Iraqi forces a base to attack neighbouring Tikrit, taken by ISIL […]

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Dangote, UBA Donates $4m To Fight Ebola In Africa
November 12, 2014 |

Dangote, UBA Donates $4m To Fight Ebola In Africa

The Dangote Foundation and the United Bank for Africa (UBA) have donated $3 million and $1 million respectively to a fund established by African business leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to contain the dreaded Ebola virus in West Africa. This is in addition to previous interventions in Nigeria where the Foundation owned by Africa’s richest […]

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Ebola: Text Message As An Enlightenment Tool
November 12, 2014 |

Ebola: Text Message As An Enlightenment Tool

A text messaging communications platform developed by UNICEF has become a vital source of information in preventing the spread of Ebola in Nigeria. When the recent outbreak of Ebola virus was first reported in Nigeria, Nne Orji was one of many Nigerians who took baths in saltwater, believing that it would help keep her safe […]

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Ebola: Nigerians Warned Against Complacency
November 3, 2014 |

Ebola: Nigerians Warned Against Complacency

The presiding bishop of Rhema Christian Church and Towers, Bishop Taiwo Akinola has urged Nigerians not to relent in the battle against the deadly Ebola Virus Disease in spite of the clean bill of health given by the World Health Organisation (WHO). He made the call in a press conference during Rhema World Convention, which […]

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AFC provides funding to members to fight Ebola
October 31, 2014 |

AFC provides funding to members to fight Ebola

The Africa Finance Corporation says it is providing financial assistance to the governments of its member countries affected by the worst Ebola outbreak in history. According to a statement, AFC’s assistance will be directed through partnerships with the International Federation for Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Virology Unit of the Central Research Laboratory […]

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Ebola outbreak: Charity MSF warns US on quarantine
October 31, 2014 |

Ebola outbreak: Charity MSF warns US on quarantine

The medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a “chilling effect” on its work. The group has said it may shorten some assignments to West Africa as a result of recent state restrictions. One of the charity’s volunteers has defied orders by the US state of […]

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Ebola.com domain sold for big payout
October 26, 2014 |

Ebola.com domain sold for big payout

The owners of the website Ebola.com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than $200,000 in cash and stock. The deal highlights the rewards and risk of industry trading and speculating in domain names that see high interest following news events. According to a securities filing, […]

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Ebola: Experts call for sustained surveillance
October 24, 2014 |

Ebola: Experts call for sustained surveillance

As the World Health Organisation, WHO, Monday declared Nigeria Ebola free, experts have warned Nigerians to maintain steady surveillance with a view to nip in the bud possible reoccurrence of the deadly virus even as it urged Federal Government to build a formidable emergency response service to address public health issues. Issuing the warning at an […]

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