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EBOLA: Liberia Apologises To Nigeria

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The Liberian Government on Thursday apologised to Nigeria for the role they played in bringing the deadly Ebola Virus to the country.

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Patrick Sawyer

It would be recalled that the first case of Ebola hit Nigeria after a Liberian-born American, Patrick Sawyer, who was already infected with the virus, arrived Lagos on July 20 from Lome but died five days after he was admitted into a hospital in Obalende.

The Liberian-born American came into contact with 59 people in both the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and the hospital.

Eight of the hospital contacts were quarantined at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Yaba. One of them, a nurse, who treated the deceased, died on Tuesday, August 5 becoming the first Nigerian casualty. Five others, including a female medical doctor, had as of Wednesday, tested positive to the virus.

Meanwhile, the Liberian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nurudeem Mohammed, told journalists in Abuja that President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson, was deeply sorry that Sawyer brought the virus to Nigeria.

He stated that the deceased was under surveillance in Liberia but that he sneaked into Lagos.

Mohammed said: “The Liberian President has personally called to apologise on the unfortunate development.

“She specifically said her country had declared a state of emergency over the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

“She equally apologised that Sawyer ignored medical advice and escaped out of Liberia.”

It would be added that yesterday the United States of America President Barack Obama has refused to send experimental drug to Africa saying: “The countries affected by the virus should concentrated on building a “strong public infrastructure, I think we have to let the science guide us. And I don’t think all the information is in on whether this drug is helpful.”

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  1. angy

    August 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    apology can change the damage. hw did he get into d plane to nigeria? this is delibrate. our people ll now be widows, widower and orphans. Liberia government kns d harm patric was bring yet they allowed him leave his country. its delibrate.

  2. dan Jigawa

    August 8, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    We should juss bomb dis country liberia kawai. Our army should test our mighty der. Dis is an art of war. Ebele declare war on dem

  3. stanley j.

    August 8, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    It is nothing more than sorry nw! Tell me hw commensurate dis sorry will be to d lives Nigeria is yet to loss? In my own view, I think dis wickedness should be reciprocated by Nigeria in any other alternative means. Obama, few months dat he withdrew US soldiers frm Irag, has he nt sent back d soldiers recently to hlp dem combat insurgency bt we are still dying of Bokoharam aftr dey promise to hlp.god will see dem all

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I don’t mind being a second wife to a rich man: Nigerian Actress

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I don’t mind being a second wife to a rich man: Nigerian Actress

Ruth Eze, Nigerian actress has revealed that due to family pressure, she doesn’t mind to be a second wife to a rich man.

Eze made this known in an exclusive interview with Inside Nollywood.

She expressed that due to her mother’s pressure on her to marry, she wouldn’t mind being a second wife as long as the man is rich and agrees to a white wedding.

“My mother is on my neck to get married but I can’t afford to marry a poor man, truth be told. So, I have been calming my mum down. I told her if I don’t look well and rush into marriage, I might rush out before she knows it.

For now, I’m here waiting for true love and without money, love can’t be true and sweet. I also don’t mind being a second wife as long as he agrees we have a white wedding,” she said.

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

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James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

Scottish actor, Sir Sean Connery, has died at the age of 90.

He was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

He was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls. His acting career spanned decades and his many awards including an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

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Ned Nwoko, Laycon sign partnership deal (Photos)

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Ned Nwoko, Laycon sign partnership deal (Photos)

Ned Nwoko, actress Regina Daniels husband has signed new partnership deal with winner of BBNaija 2020 winner, Laycon.

Ned Nwoko in partnership with Laycon

Nwoko made this known on Friday, October 30, via the official Twitter handle of his foundation, the Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation.

Ned Nwoko in partnership with Laycon

Ned Nwoko invited Laycon to share his dream for his anti-malaria project and the rapper cum reality TV star pledged support to join hands with the billionaire in his fight against malaria in Africa.

Ned Nwoko in partnership with Laycon

Ned Nwoko’s foundation tweeted, “Prince_NedNwoko hosts @itslaycon and share his dream for @Ned_malaria with the winner of Big Brother Naija (Lockdown) who in return pledged his support to put an end to the scourge of malaria in Africa.”

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