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Ebola: Not Yet Uhuru – David-West



Tam-David-West-480x300A Former Minister of Petroleum and Energy under the military regime of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Tam David-West, has said it was not time for Nigeria to celebrate after being declared Ebola free by the World Health Organisation, warning that without proper vigilance, the virus could resurface in Nigeria.

Nigeria was declared an Ebola free nation by WHO on Monday in Abuja after 42 days with no new reported cases. The Federal Government also won world wide accolade for the manner in which it curtailed the spread of the virus since July, when an American-Liberian, late Patrick Sawyer, imported the disease into the country.

But despite the good news and the commendation by WHO representative in Nigeria, RuiGama Vaz, who described the Federal Government’s effort to fight the virus as a “spectacular success story”, West, who is also a virologist, said the fight against any major virus was a continuous effort.

He said, “The fact that WHO said we are a nation free of Ebola Virus Disease does not mean that we must throw caution into the wind. We must still be careful and treat every case with caution. We should continue to be careful”.

The former minister pointed out that the FG must continue with its effort to secure the nation’s borders in order to ensure that Ebola-infected individuals did not pass through undetected, saying the country should learn from the episode of the index case in July.

He said, “We should continue to do what we are doing presently to safe-guard the nation. Ebola is a deadly virus and like I said, we must still be careful. We must continue to be careful. I will also call on our people to be careful and live a healthy life. Unlike before, Ebola is now defined and certified to be deadly. But if we take the necessary care, it can be prevented”.

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  1. Akaahan Terungwa

    October 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Professor West is correct.

    While it’s a major achievement for the government to tackle Ebola in the country head on and make it history (at least in the country), the fact that neighboring countries are still under its grip gives us no cause for laughter. It’s like laughing when your neighbor’s house is on fire and you’re laughing in your thatch hut…

    Anyway, congrats to the government. On this one count, I’m happy I’m a Nigerian…if corruption and insurgency is tackled in a like manner, it won’t take time before Nigeria would overtake America.


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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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