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Schweinsteiger named German captain

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Germany coach Joachim Low has named Bastian Schweinsteiger as his new captain in the wake of Philipp Lahm‘s international retirement.Lahm opted to say farewell to the national team after skippering them to World Cup glory in Brazil this summer and Low feels Schweinsteiger is the ideal man to succeed his Bayern Munich team-mate.“Bastian is a real leader and he […]

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Obasanjo’s letter: NHRC cancels probe panel inauguration

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National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has cancelled the  inauguration of the panel it setup to probe allegations of rights abuses and killings contained in the letter former President Olusegun Obasanjo wrote to President Goodluck Jonathan on December 2,  2013. The panel was scheduled to be inaugurated today by chairman of NHRC Governing Board, Prof Chidi […]

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Nwoye takes oath as Enugu Dep Gov

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Rev Raphael Nwoye was yesterday sworn in as the new deputy governor of Enugu state. His oath of office was administered by the state Chief Judge, Justice Innocent Umezuruike. The event which took place at the EXCO Chambers of the Government House was witnessed by the state governor, Sullivan Chime and members of the state […]

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FCTA recants on Ebola outbreak

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Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, yesterday debunked rumour of outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Abuja. FCTA through the Executive Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Demola Onakomaiya explained that the alleged case of Ebola was a patient on admission at the Accident and Emergency unit, of the Family Medicine unit of Asokoro District […]

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Stampede in Egypt military academy kills 9

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Nine people were killed on Tuesday in a stampede outside a military academy in Egypt by relatives seeking to visit cadets, the army said in a statement. The military released a statement expressing its condolences over the accident, adding that the relatives had crowded around the gates of the complex in Ismailia, northeast of Cairo, […]

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Late Port Harcourt Doctor’s sister quarantined

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Rivers State government has sent the younger sister to Dr. Ikechukwu Samuel Enemuo, who died of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, to the quarantine centre at Edoha community in Emohua local government area of the state after she became symptomatic, following her return from Abia State. Also, the remains of the late Enemuo and other high […]

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Japan faces dengue fever outbreak

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Japan is battling its first outbreak of dengue fever in almost 70 years, with at least 22 people confirmed as being infected. The health ministry said the cases were believed to have been contracted by visitors to Tokyo’s popular Yoyogi Park. An outbreak of dengue fever was last recorded in Japan in 1945. The tropical […]

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Jonathan arrives Nairobi for AU meeting

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President Goodluck Jonathan is set to participate in the African Union, AU, Peace and Security Council meeting, taking place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre, KICC, Nairobi, Kenya. The President’s plane landed at the  Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenya at exactly 8pm local time (6pm Nigerian time), yesterday. He was accompanied by Minister of State […]

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Banks, supermarkets, eateries compel costumers to use sanitizer in Rivers

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Following the spread of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in Port Harcourt, commercial banks, supermarkets, eateries and other commercial outfits have intensified efforts to stem the tide of the killer disease in Rivers State Our correspondent who visited some notable places in Port Harcourt city noted that organizations engaged in proactive measures to guard against the […]

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Plateau LG inaugurates 3 standing c’ttees

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Management of Pankshin Local Government of Plateau yesterday inaugurated three standing committees to checkmate the outbreak of Dreaded Ebola disease in the council. Our Correspondent   observed that the committees include, Disease Surveillance committee, Rapid Response Team (RRT) and Social Mobilization Committee. The surveillance committee and rapid response team are being headed by the council […]

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