Saturday, August 9

Ebola Vaccine to be Ready in 2015


The World Health Organization today announced that clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus made by British pharma company GlaxoSmithKline may begin next month and made available by 2015.

According to AFP, Jean-Marie Okwo Bele, the WHO's head of vaccines and immunisation, said this; adding that he was optimistic about making the vaccine commercially available.
"We are targeting September for the start of clinical trials, first in the United States and certainly in African countries, since that's where we have the cases. We think that if we

Sarah Ofili is Topless in New Photo



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Ghana Records First Case of Ebola?


Ghana may now have recorded her first Ebola case. Reports say a Burkinabe man, who had fever and bled from his nose and ears was rushed to Bawku Presby Hospital in the Upper East Region from Burkina Faso Friday afternoon.

The man had come down with a fever while in neighbouring Burkina Faso and was taken to a hospital for treatment in that country but saw no improvement in his condition. His relatives then decided to transport him across the common border between Burkina Faso and Ghana’s Upper East region, for proper care. But he died on the way.

The Medical Director at the hospital, Dr. Joseph Yaw Manu, confirmed to StarrFMonline.com that the man had died at the time he was brought in, saying:
What scared me most as a medical doctor is that he was bleeding from his ears and nose–

Ugandan Homosexuals Hold Pride Parade (Photos)


Scores of Ugandan homosexuals and their supporters are holding a gay pride parade on a beach in the lakeside town of Entebbe today. AP reports that the parade is their first public event since a Ugandan court invalidated an anti-gay law that was widely condemned by some Western governments and human rights watchdogs.

About 200 people are expected to attend the event, said Ugandan gay activist Moses Kimbugwe. He said participants were waiting for police protection before they marched through sprawling botanical

Nigerian Doctors Insist they are Still on Strike (New Tweets)

 
 
 
Despite pleas by various governments’ officials for the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to call off their strike action in the face of the Ebola virus outbreak, the doctors have stuck to their guns, insisting the one month old strike continues.The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Kayode Obembe, had on Friday resigned and then rescinded his resignation. Tweets continue after the cut

Nigerian Nurse Down with Ebola after Treating Patrick Sawyer Speaks Out


Obi Justina Ejelonu is from Mbaise in Imo State, a graduate of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki and was previously working at Otunba Tunwase National Pediatric Centre Ijebu Ode in Ogun state before relocating to Lagos to work at First Consultant Hospital Obalende. Here's a post she shared on Facebook group - Igboville last week:
“I never contacted his fluids. I checked his vitals, helped him with his food (he was too weak)…..I basically touched where his hands touched and that's the only contact. Not directly with his  fluids. At a stage, he yanked off his infusion and we had blood everywhere on his bed…..but the ward maids took care of that and changed his linens

Ebola: Kunle & Gabriel Afolayan Isolated at the Republic of Seychelles



Top Nigerian actor and director Kunle Afolayan,  and his brother, Gabriel had arrived Seychelles airport some minutes ago and this was their experience at the airport. According to Kunle, Gabriel and himself were isolated and made to sign plenty forms because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The brothers are in Seychelles for a project his company Golden Effects is working on in

Chika Ike looks Fierce on the Cover of VL Magazine


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Check Out Damilola Adegbite's Perfect Engagement Ring



Awww, soon to be mummy Damilola Adegbite and Chris Attoh are officially engaged and this happened in the States. Big congrats to them. There's another photo after the cut

#AMessagefromISIStoUS: Islamist Militants Threaten US after Obama Launched Airstrikes


Fighters and supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) have taken to Twitter, tweeting thousands of gruesome photos and threats to U.S. soldiers and citizens after American airstrikes took out terrorist targets in Iraq for the first time. President Obama had authorized limited airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq after months of Christians and other minorities crying out for help from the International community.

The gruesome tweets, messages of hate, bearing the hashtag #AmessagefromISIStoUS have been on since Friday. Below is a compilation of some of those threats to America.. However, many Americans are doing their best to hijack the hashtag and send their own snarky message back to ISIS.

Hot or Not?


Any reader that says he/she ain't drooling over this photo needs deliverance. lol. Iyanya shared this on his IG page. Photo is from the video for his new hit single, Mr Oreo. See another after the cut

Photos: Ebola Survivors Show off their Certificate of Good Health

Isata Konneh shows off her certificate of good health © UNICEF Sierra Leone/2014/Dunlop
In the midst of all the Ebola bad news, here's some good news, guys. I found the report on the UNICEF website and it's about the joy of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone. UNICEF consultant, Jo Dunlop, travelled last week to one of the worst affected areas of Sierra Leone – Kenema and according to Jo, when you arrive in the town, there’s a feeling that Ebola has settled in with no plans to move any time soon. Read his report below:
I travelled upcountry last week to one of the worst affected areas of Sierra Leone – Kenema. When you arrive in the town, there’s a feeling that Ebola has settled in with no plans to move any time soon. Chlorine buckets sit outside most restaurants for people to wash their hands; Ebola information posters are plastered on buildings; crackly radios

Annie Idibia Flees Event over Fear of Ebola (Photo)


 
Can't blame her jare. 
 


Musiliu Obanikoro Slams Fashola for Reversing LASU School Fees

 

 
 
A day after Lagos state Governor, Babatunde Fashola, ordered the immediate reversal of  the state's university school fees to what it used to be 3 years ago, 2011, Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro took to Twitter to slam the governor.  Musiliu is questioning Governor Fashola's true motive for the reversal and says the university's students and their parents deserve an apology as well. Tweets continue after the cut

Burna Boy’s Mum Reacts to Son's Desicion to Lay her Off


In a new chat with Punch, Burna Boy's mum, Bose Ogulu talked about her son's decision to not have her be his manager again. According to her, Burna did not “fire” her as she still manages most of his business activities. She said:
“I was not in the country when the story broke and I have said I would not make any comment on it because it is totally unimportant. Whether I am his manager or not, he is my child and there is no role bigger than that. I am so shocked about how people made a big deal of the issue. I am not a musician or an entertainer, so I don’t owe anyone an explanation but he has done enough. 
They should just leave the poor boy alone. I am not a twitter reading person; I talk to him

Photos from Florence Otedola's 'House of Cuppy' Launch in Lagos


Nigeria's billionaire Femi Otedola's daughter, Florence Otedola aka Dj Cuppy last night at Kudeta Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos launched her House of Cuppy compilation mixtape. See more photos after the cut

Kuje Residents Kick against FG Citing Ebola Isolation Centre in their Community



Residents of Kuje in Nigeria’s federal capital territory went berserk when news filtered in that federal ministry of health has chosen the only general hospital in the town to serve as referral centre for detecting Ebola virus in the victims.

Reports say that the hospital, usually populated with patients from Kuje and nearby villages, was chosen as Ebola referral centre because of its closeness to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport where passengers from international flights are expected to be taken  for screening as they arrived Nigeria.

 Hundreds of the indigenes and non indigenes who heard the news of the move to locate the Ebola

Ebola Scare: Two Feared Dead, 20 Others Hospitalised


At least two persons have been feared killed and 20 others hospitalised in various hospitals in Plateau State after consuming excessive quantity of salt and bitter kola to prevent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) attack.

 The two, according  to ThisDay, were rushed to the hospital by their family members after they suddenly collapsed in the morning, having consumed too much of salt over night. They later died of

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