South Korea reports 3new MERS cases

South Korea has reported three new cases of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, bringing the total number of people infected to 169 in the largest outbreak outside of Saudi Arabia. The country’s health ministry also reported its 25th fatality on Sunday, after the death of a patient who also had a heart condition and diabetes. Sunday’s…

PotiskumBlast

Dozens of people were feared killed Monday after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at a religious gathering in Potiskum area of Nigeria’s northeastern state of Yobe, witnesses said. What was believed to be a terror attack occurred amid a religious procession by a group known as Shia Muslim Brotherhood in the northeastern province,…

NIGERIAN ARMY RETIRES 15 GENERALS

The Nigerian Army has retired 15 generals from the Nigerian Army School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (NASEME) Auchi, Edo State, from active service. Among the 15, 10 are brigadier-generals while the remaining five are major- generals. The major-generals are Edem Ekwo, Thompson Oliomoghe, Richard Maduegbunam, Friday Airende and Abass Adekanye, while the brigadier generals…

#EBOLA “I am a Liberian, not a virus” campaign

Two weeks ago, Shoana Solomon and three other Liberian women started the ” I am a Liberian, not a virus” campaign, which quickly went viral. Their aim was to end the discrimination and make an important point: That Liberians, and those from the other countries affected by the disease, are humans first.

Jamaat chief sentenced to death in Bangladesh

A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country’s Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971. The head of a three-judge panel, M Enayetur Rahim, announced the verdict on Wednesday against Motiur Rahman Nizami in a packed courtroom…

Provost jailed over corruption

Dr. Bello Ahmed, the acting provost of the College of Education (Technical) in Zamfara State has been jailed for 5 years by a Zamfara State High Court for collecting double Duty Tour Allowance from the college for an official trip to attend a board meeting of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, while also collecting…

Politics and national response to HIV/AIDS challenge . With Nigeria’s successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease, as declared by the World Health Organisation amid global applause, which seems to be assuming a global pandemic, attention should appropriately be channelled towards replicating similar feats in fighting HIV/AIDS to the finish.