Thursday, August 14
Obi Justina Ejelonu, one of the nurses who attended to Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American Ebola carrier who flew to Nigeria on his way to attend a conference in Calabar, has died. Her relatives rang SaharaReporters today with news that she passed away this morning. Ms. Ejelonu had been kept in a quarantine facility in Lagos.
Until her death, the outspoken nurse was at the center of a campaign to get the Zmapp experimental drugs to Ebola victims in Nigeria. John Okiyi-Kalu started the Internet campaign a few days ago.
Ms. Ejelonu was one of the primary contacts with Patrick Sawyer at a Lagos Hospital where he received treatment after he was rushed from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos where he collapsed. She was aged 25, her relatives said.
The nurse, who had contact with Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, caused a stir on Wednesday when it was discovered that she had travelled to Enugu and had contact with at least 21 people during her unauthorized trip to the Southeastern city. However, Chukwu says the nurse has so far not developed the symptoms as of the time of her trip.
“In Enugu yesterday, there were 21 secondary contacts with the nurse. But after
It's time for our giveaway for today, guys. Prize goes to whoever gets the answer to this riddle correctly. Also note that in a situation where more than 1 person gets the answer correctly, winner will be randomly picked from the correct answers. Copy and paste answers won't be counted o.
A 75 year old man went to sell his vast quantity of 57 hour old puppies at the local market. When asked how many puppies he had, he replied:
Son, I can't count past 100 but I know that:
If you divide the number of puppies by 2 there will be one puppy left.
Reading the comments on our giveaway yesterday was soo much fun, guys. And I thank you all for participating. So, it's time to announce our winner. Please note that our second giveaway - N5000 is coming up shortly today too.
Our riddle was this:
You have been given the task of transporting 3,000 apples 1,000 miles from Orangeland to Chocolateville. Your truck can carry 1,000 apples at a time. Every time you travel a mile towards Chocolateville you must pay a tax of 1 apple but you pay nothing when going in the other direction (towards Orangeland).
What is highest number of apples you can get to Chocolateville? Include how you got your answer too.And our winner is this reader because he gave a more detailed clue as to how he got his answer. *loud drum rolls pleaseee* lol
Usher has opened up about his divorce for an interview with the September issue of O magazine.
The 35-year-old singer, who was married to stylist Tameka Foster from 2007 to 2009, reflects that the ending of his marriage was something beneficial. When asked about his best mistakes, Usher replied:
'Getting married at 28. Most people probably think I regret it because I ended up getting divorced, but it helped me learn that sometimes I think I know more than I actually do'.
Usher has since battled with his former spouse over custody of their two children, six-year-old Usher
To prevent an outbreak of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD), the Federal Government has reportedly approved the extension of the current holiday of primary and secondary schools across the country until further notice.
NewTelegraph reports that the development, government stated, is part of measures to curb the spread of Ebola. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Students Matters, Comrade Jude Imagwe, who disclosed the postponement of school resumption in Abuja yesterday did not state
Authorities in Singapore sent a woman from Nigeria into a hospital isolation unit today on suspicion that she might have Ebola, the Straits Times reported on Thursday. The woman, in her 50s, was believed to have flown into Singapore recently and arrived at a hospital emergency department with a
A Nigerian mother living in the UK has accidentally knocked down and killed her own daughter while trying to park her car.
DailyMail reports Bolutito Shodipe was run over outside Hounslow West tube station in south-west London yesterday morning. The six-year-old's devastated family are 'coming to terms with this terrible accident' as British Transport Police investigates what happened. Bolutito's mother was attempting to park her car outside the station at around 9.40am when she struck her child.
Nigerian athletes and officials to the on-going 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China have been directed to leave and come home after the country pulled out of the competition on Wednesday following discrimination against its athletes.
Acording to reports, Sierra Leone were the first country to reveal that they had pulled out following pressure from the Chinese authorities. A few hours later they were joined by Nigeria, who withdrew their team in protest at how they had been treated in China. Gbenga Elegbeleye, director general of the National Sports Commission, said:
"Nigerian athletes were quarantined, isolated and barred from training alongside athletes from other countries since they arrived the competition venue over news of Ebola virus
Here are 8 photos of Peter Okoye's different looks over a period of time. In which of the photos do you think Pete looked his best?
25 year old Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown has got this look that always melts hearts. Chris was in court in L.A. yesterday for a progress report on his probation and he was pictured looking like this.
Thankfully, his results were glowing too. All his random drug tests were negative and he attended bi-weekly therapy sessions. For that, Judge James Brandlin reduced his drug test requirement from three times to twice a week. The probation department had asked that Chris's community labour requirement be bumped from three days a week to four, but Brandlin denied the request. Scroll down to see more photos..
Here's what she shared on her Facebook page:
Good day my Facebook friends and FAM. I hope all is well with you. Thank you for all of your kind words and support for me and my family. You strengthen me more than you realize.
According to an article written on Ava's birthday (August 10) by Sabrina Tavernise of the New York Times, "...in another Liberian newspaper, The New Dawn, which cited
Idris Elba is an actor, a DJ, a new daddy, recently made headlines for his “mic wire,” bulge. And once again, dude is “arousing” “curiosity” with his latest feature as cover star for Details magazine. Scroll down to see more photos....