A female doctor (names withheld) who attended to the late Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, the man who brought Ebola to Nigeria, has contracted the virus. This is coming barely two weeks after the Liberianâ€™s death in a Lagos hospital.The post Lagos doctor tests positive to Ebola virus appeared first on The Sun News.
President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that the days when few politicians, acting in concert with their hirelings and thugs, The post Days of manipulating-elections gone for goodâ€“Jonathan appeared first on The Sun News.
Former Osun State governor and suspended National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, will today formally defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.The post At last, Oyinlola joins APC appeared first on The Sun News.
(FREETOWN/MONROVIA) Hundreds of troops deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Monday to fight the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, as the death toll climbed to 887 and three new suspected cases of the highly contagious disease were reported in Nigeria. With healthcare systems in the West Africa nations completely overrun by theRead MoreThe post Sierra Leone, Liberia deploy troops as Ebola toll hits 887 appeared first on The Sun News.
As Khaleh heads finance council Former head of the FIBA Africa marketing council and president Dodan Warriors Basketball Programme, Col Sam Ahmedu (rtd) has emerged the new president of FIBA Africa in charge of Zone 3 at the 16th Congress of FIBA Africa held in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Ahmedu, who was formerly a member of theRead MoreThe post Ahmedu emerges new FIBA Africa Zone 3 president appeared first on The Sun News.
(OSOGBO) Tension has continued to rise between the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party over Saturdayâ€™s governorship poll in Osun State. On Sunday the APC, through its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly instructed security agencies to ensure victory for his party by all means. In a statementRead MoreThe post Osun poll: Tension rises appeared first on The Sun News.
The doctor in Lagos who treated a Liberian victim of Ebola has contracted the virus, the second confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africaâ€™s largest city. â€œThis new case is one of the doctors who attended to the Liberian Ebola patient who died,â€ said Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu. Liberian finance ministry employee Patrick Sawyer was found toRead MoreThe post Doctor who treated Ebola patient in Nigeria infected with virus appeared first on The Sun News.
(NAIROBI, Kenya) Gallup has ranked President Uhuru Kenyatta third best performing leader in Sub-Saharan Africa among 26 African leaders surveyed. President Uhuru received 78 per cent job approval ratings beating other leaders who have been in power for over two decades. According to the Gallup reports, the Presidents from more than half of the 26Read MoreThe post President Uhuru Kenyatta ranks third in sub-Saharan Africa job approval ratings appeared first on The Sun News.
(YENAGOA) Gunmen in the early hours of Monday abducted Mr Iniokpoemi Benson, a younger brother to the Speaker of Bayelsa House of Assembly, Mr Kombowei Benson. Mr Hilary Okpara, Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa, who confirmed the incident, said the victim was abducted at about 3 a.m. at his residence in Korokorosei village in SouthernRead MoreThe post Gunmen abduct Bayelsa Speaker’s brother appeared first on The Sun News.
(WASHINGTON DC, U.S.A) The United States will announce nearly $1 billion in business deals, increase funding for peacekeeping and commit billions of dollars to expanding food and power programs in Africa during a summit this week, U.S. and development officials say. U.S. officials said the Aug. 4-6 summit in Washington of nearly 50 African leadersRead MoreThe post Billions of dollars in deals and funding to be announced at Africa summit appeared first on The Sun News.
(LAGOS) Little action has been taken to clean up pollution caused by oil production in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region, either by the government or Shell Oil, Amnesty International and other groups charged Monday. Oil production has contaminated the drinking water of at least 10 communities in the Ogoniland area but neither the Nigerian government norRead MoreThe post Shell not cleaning oil pollution, Report reveals appeared first on The Sun News.
(SEOUL, South Korea) A South Korean university rescinded an invitation for three Nigerians to attend a conference and a group of South Korean medical volunteers called off a trip to West Africa amid growing concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The Duksung Women’s University in Seoul said in a statement the schoolRead MoreThe post Ebola fear prompts South Korea university to cancel Nigerians’ invitation appeared first on The Sun News.
The wife of AnamÂbra State Governor, Lady Ebele Obiano, has announced that she would assist no fewer than 5,210 indigent women in the state to set up small-scale businesses this month. Speaking at the Women DeÂvelopment Centre in Awka on the occasion of the 2014 MothÂers Summit, Mrs Obiano said the proposed intervention was partRead MoreThe post Anambra first lady unfolds empowerment programme appeared first on The Sun News.
…Compulsory quality education, a must for Nigerians, he says A Non-Governmental OrganÂisation (NGO), Dynamic Youth Organisation of Nigeria (DYON), has set agenda for the new Minister of Education, Mallam Ibrahim ShekÂarau, on how to restore education standard in the country. National President of DYON, Chief Elvis Obiekwe, stated this in Lagos recently during the groupâ€™sRead MoreThe post Obiekwe, youth leader sets agenda for Shekarau appeared first on The Sun News.
â€¢After giving birth to twins in Aba A young menÂtally challenged woman caused a stir in Aba, Abia State at the weekÂend when she gave birth to a set of female twins on a heap of refuse and stoned one to death beÂfore the police were inÂvited. It was gathered that an unknown person impregÂnatedRead MoreThe post Madwoman stones own baby to death appeared first on The Sun News.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in AnamÂbra Central SenatoÂrial District has mapped out necessary strategies to ensure victory for the party in the 2015 general elections. Addressing a meeting of stakeholders, the ChairÂman of APGA Forum in the senatorial zone, Chief EmeÂka Onuorah, said the party would spare no effort to enÂsure that itRead MoreThe post 2015: APGA strategises for victory appeared first on The Sun News.
â€¢ 3 unions kick over staff welfare Uncertainty enveloped the Projects Development InÂstitute (PRODA) Enugu, at the weekend as the three unions have resolved to reÂsume their suspended strike. The workers are not happy with the alleged failure of the management and Governing Council to address staff welfare, which they said, had been on forRead MoreThe post PRODA workers to resume strike appeared first on The Sun News.