Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak that has killed 377 in the nation a "health emergency" Wednesday and more flights from hard-hit west African countries were cancelled as the region awaited shipments of experimental vaccine.The post Guinea declares emergency as W.Africa awaits experimental Ebola drug appeared first on Vanguard News.
THE Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mariam Mukhtar will on Monday August 18, 2014 preside over the launching of the book â€˜Corruption and Human Rights Law in Africaâ€™, written? by Dr. Kolawole Olaniyan? of Amnesty International in London.The post CJN chairs book launch on corruption & human rights law appeared first on Vanguard News.
Nigeria have edged England with a 2-1 comeback win to top Group C, leaving the Europeans to head for home. Nigeria have a strong tradition of success at the FIFA U-20 Womenâ€™s World Cup and displayed their fortitude by coming from a goal down to secure this decisive win.The post Nigeria comeback seals passage, meet New Zealand in quarter final appeared first on Vanguard News.
SCIENTISTS say they have found how the lethal Ebola virus blocks and disables the bodyâ€™s ability to battle infections in a discovery that should help the search for potential cures and vaccines. A group of scientists in the United States found that Ebola carries a protein called VP24 that interferes with a molecule called interferon, which is vital to the immune response.The post Scientists discover how Ebola virus disables immune response appeared first on Vanguard News.
There is heavy security presence in Uyo, the Akwa-Ibom State capital and other urban centres of the state as President Goodluck Jonathan visits the state today to commission a gas processing facility, including a 69-kilometre gas pipeline at Uquo-Ibeno.The post Uyo prepares for President Jonathan’s visit appeared first on Vanguard News.
Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has faulted claims that President Goodluck Jonathan abused state power over his deployment of security operatives to Osun State during last Saturdayâ€™s governorship election.The post Osun: Jonathan didnâ€™t abuse state power â€” Kashamu appeared first on Vanguard News.
The Nigerian Air Force has effected a shake-up in its high command with the appointment of new Air Officers Commanding, AOCs.The post Shake up in Airforce: New AOCS appointed appeared first on Vanguard News.
ABEOKUTAâ€”Former deputy governor of Ogun State, Rafiu Ogunleye, has accused Governor Ibikunle Amosun of trying to force former governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba and other party stalwarts of the All Progressives Party, APC out of the party.The post Amosun forcing Osoba, others out of APC, says ex-deputy gov appeared first on Vanguard News.
THE World Health Organization, WHO, yesterday, classified Kenya in East Africa as a â€œhigh riskâ€ country for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus from West Africa, where nearly 2,000 have been infected. The virus could reach East Africa through Nairobiâ€™s airport, where about 70 flights from West Africa land every week. It was, therefore, crucial to tighten Ebola controls, said the WHOâ€™s Kenya director Custodia Mandlhate.The post Ebola: WHO classifies Kenya high risk country appeared first
The drama going on in the Nigerian football ahead of the August 26 election into the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) took a different dimension yesterday when the electoral committee saddled with the responsibility of conducting the elections disqualified the acting president of the NFF, Chief Mike Umeh and the former chairman of the technical committee of the federation, Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi.The post NFA Electoral c’tee disqualifies Umeh, Ogunjobi, Odegbami appeared
Apparently, after all efforts to regain his position as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) failed, the impeached former president, Alhaji Aminu Maigari yesterday tendered his letter of resignation to the NFF secretariat.The post Maigari tenders resignation letter to NFF appeared first on Vanguard News.
LIBERIA's deputy finance minister, Sebastian Omar, who cleared Patrick Sawyer to travel, yesterday, defended himself against charges of incompetence for clearing Sawyer to travel to Nigeria for a conference. In the conversation on Facebook tracked by online publication, Premium Times, Omar stood his ground, and revealed that Sawyer was his friend.The post I owe no one any apology says Minister who cleared Patrick Sawyer to trave appeared first on Vanguard News.
Lagosâ€”Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has requested for the adjustment of the budget to meet services from citizens, which are â€œsufficiently compelling and cannot wait until 2015â€.The post Ebola, LASU fees: Fashola seeks adjustment of budget appeared first on Vanguard News.
UN Security Council ambassadors met with Somalia's president Wednesday under heavy security in the war-ravaged capital Mogadishu, the presidency said in a statement.The post UN Security Council envoys visit war-torn Somalia- presidency appeared first on Vanguard News.
IN modern history, female suicide bombers have earned dubious honour of becoming more news-worthy than their male counterparts following the widespread belief that women are naturally not wicked, non-violent, motherly and weak to take such deadly task of committing suicide bombing. However, records have revealed that the participation of women in any terrorist activity and even as suicide bombers is hardly a recent phenomenon as their debut suicide attacks have been traced to early eighties.The post
Women in north Nigeria's largest city Kano are abandoning their traditional religious dress after a spate of suicide bombings by young girls with explosives under their hijab.The post ‘People now see any young woman in hijab as potential suicide bomber’ appeared first on Vanguard News.
A socio-political group under the aegis of Presidential View,has said last Saturday's election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has boosted the chances of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election.The post 2015: Jonathan remains most credible candidate – Group appeared first on Vanguard News.
An Iranian-born mathematician has become the first woman to win a prestigious Fields Medal, widely viewed as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.The post Iranian is first woman to win ‘Nobel Prize of maths’ appeared first on Vanguard News.
Ella Martins is a top Beninoise musician and actress who became popular in Nigeria after news about her and Genevieve Nnaji went viral that they are lesbians. Ella, who vehemently denied the allegation in a riveting interview with Potpourri said she has not known peace since that piece of news hit her country as many of her fans believed the storyThe post I hate men who stand in the way of your success â€“ Ella Martins appeared first on Vanguard News.
Oma Dinara Emmanuella Iyasara is an extraordinary, emerging talent, with a unique combination of good looks, enterprise, a good command of English with sophisticated diction. In 2011, she enrolled in the prestigious Royal Arts Academy owned by Emem Isong and she excelled as one of the favourite students in her time, with a certificate of excellence.The post I can’t stand a stingy boyfriend â€“ Oma Iyasara appeared first on Vanguard News.