Monday, 28 July 2014

Blessing Okagbare Wins Gold For Nigeria In 100m Sprint At Ongoing Commonwealth Games

Blessing Okagbare won gold for Nigeria in the Glasgow 2014 100m sprint in a Commonwealth Games record of 10.85 seconds.

Dead Liberian Ebola Victim Had Contact With 59 Persons

Nigeria Ambassador to Liberia, Chigozie Obi-Nnadozie and 58 others have contact with, Patrick Sawyer, the victim of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, who died in Lagos last Thursday, says the Lagos State Government.

At a news conference on Monday 27 July at the Lagos State Government Secretariat in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, Lagos Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris disclosed that 59 people had contact with the late Sawyer, which include the Nigerian Ambassador to Laberia.

"So far, a total of 59 contacts have been registered consisting 44 hospital contacts (38 healthcare workers and six laboratory staff) and 15 Airport contacts, comprising 3 ECOWAS staff-driver, Liaison, and Protocol officer, Nigerian Ambassador to Monrovia, two nursing staff and five Airport passenger handlers.

"As of the time of this report, 20 contacts had been physically screened of which 50% are type 1 contact and 50% had had type 2 contact. Airline manifest has not been provided by the airline at the time of this report and therefore the precise number of passenger contacts is yet to be ascertained, especially as two flights were involved (Monrovia-Lome and Lome-Lagos)," he disclosed.

On case management, infection prevention and control, Idris said an isolation ward had been designated by the Lagos State Ministry of Health at the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba for case management, adding that the designation of three other health facilities was underway.

"A total of 100 Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, were procured by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health, FMOH have been distributed to the private hospital and the State Ministry of Health. WHO also donated 250 PPEs to the NCDC/FMOH.

"Adhering strictly to WHO guidelines, the body of the deceased patient was decontaminated using 10% sodium hypochlorite and cremated, with the permission of the government of Liberia. A cremation urn has been prepared for dispatch to the family. The vehicle that conveyed the remains was also fully decontaminated," he stated.

According to Idris, government could categorically state that as of today only one case of imported Ebola and one death had been recorded in Lagos, saying that no Nigerian had been infected, but that all contacts were being actively followed.

"We call on all Nigerians to be calm and not panic and do hereby assure them that both the State and Federal Governments are up in arms to ensure that the virus did not escape and that no Nigeria is infected with this virus," he assured.

He said preliminary laboratory investigation conducted by the NCDC AI virology laboratory of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the World-Bank Funded African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID) Redeemers' University, detected viral DNA and that in both blood and urine samples obtained from the patient were positive for the Pan Filo virus analysis and Ebola Zaire MGB virus strain- specific analysis, adding that samples were also collected for further confirmation at the WHO Collaborating laboratory for Ebola in Dakar.

On the 40-year old Liberian vidtim, Idris said he arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from Monrovia via Lome on Asky Airline Flight No KP50, on his way to Calabar for the 8th ECOWAS Retreat of Heads of Offices meeting, as a senior ECOWAS official in Liberia.

He stated that his plane was reported to have had a brief stop in Accra and Lome, and the aircraft was changed at Lome, explaining that he was also reported to have fallen ill while on board and remained very ill on arrival at the airport in Lagos as he was then assisted by various airport and ECOWAS protocol staff to a private hospital named First Consultant Medical Centre, Obalende, in Lagos.

"An initial diagnosis of suspected Viral Haemorrhagic fever was made. He was admitted and investigations were carried and supportive treatment was commenced. The private hospital immediately notified the State Ministry of Health who also notified the Federal Ministry of Health. The patient however died at about 6.50am on the 25th July 2014," he explained.

Idris disclosed that the Joint Federal and State Team on the basis of all experiences gathered from the response to this outbreak recommended to mobilize funding for response activities, logistics and supplies; train and orientate health staff on the Ebola outbreak response Standards Operating Procedures and supply laboratory diagnostic supplies or activate the mobile VHF laboratory.

Other recommendations, he said, were to provide adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), organize psychosocial support and provide incentives to health personnel involved in Ebola outbreak response, design key messages in the local language and intensify public enlightenment in the local languages and involve the community in response activities.

15 Year Old Japanese Girl Killed And Her Head Chopped Off By Her Classmate She Went To Visit

In one of the most grisly crimes tackled by Japanese police, a schoolgirl has been arrested for strangling a classmate, severing her head and chopping off one of her hands.

Police who went to the 15-year-old high school girl's apartment in Sasebo, 900 miles south west of Tokyo, found the bedroom soaked in blood, with the decapitated body of her friend lying on the bed.

The 15-year-old suspect was being interviewed today to establish the reason for the alleged murder.

Police named the victim as Aiwa Matsuko, also 15, who died when she visited the accused schoolgirl's
apartment in Sasebo, in Nagasaki Prefecture, 900 miles south west of Tokyo.

Police alleged that the suspect struck Matsuo on the back of the head more than 10 times with a blunt instrument and while she was unconscious strangled her.

Then as a final act, it is alleged, the suspect, who has not been named because she is a minor, cut off Matsuo's head and her left hand with a large knife.

The horrific crime came to light after Matsuo's parents contacted police to say their daughter had
not returned home.

Police said Matsuo had earlier sent a message to her parents to say she was going to visit her friend at her
apartment - then later sent her parents a text at around 7pm to say she was about to leave for home.

What had started out as a casual inquiry about a schoolgirl returning home late from a friend's house
turned out to be an alleged investigation into one of the country's most shocking crimes in recent years.

Police found Matsuko's body lying on the suspect's blood-soaked bed.

The knife and an unspecified 'blunt instrument' were lying nearby.

Officers said the two girls were alone in the apartment at the time of the crime. They alleged that the suspect, who did not live with her parents, admitted murdering her friend.

'She has not provided us with a motive for the attack at the moment,' said a police spokesman.

The victim had graduated from the same junior high school as the suspect.

The murder comes 10 years after Sasebo, with a population of 270,000, was rocked by the killing of a primary school girl who was stabbed by a classmate.

Some Are Insinuating That Current MBGN 2014, Iheoma Nnadi May Have Lied About Her Age

Trust tongues to begin to wag.

Some people have started whispering in discordant tunes ever since the emergence of 19 year old Iheoma Nnadi as the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, 2014 edition that took place last weekend.

Some have even gone as far as digging up her archives on social media.

There is this picture Iheoma Nnadi took 7 months ago with the caption:

"When I still had time for braids #throwback #mynaturaleyesbackthen lol #2007 I think #innocent #days #angel"

If Iheoma is claiming she is 19, does it mean she was 12 years old in 2007? If yes;

Do 12 year olds have braids on their head at such a tender age?

Does she look like a 12 year old in the picture above?

These are million dollar questions!!

Update On The Second Bomb Blast That Took Place Around Shoprite Area Of Kano State

There has been a release by the Police Force HQ as the bomb which went off at about 1.40pm today at the Trade Fair Complex, close to Shoprite in the Kano area.

For the umpteenth time, another female suicide bomber, about 18 years of age has been confirmed dead, and 6 others injured.

*Wait someone shouldn't just tell me these girls carrying out these bombings are those kidnapped Chibok girls*

Dr. SID’s Wedding: Simi Osomo's Mother And Childhood Friend Spat Over Preparations And Also Simi's Attitude- DailyPost

The traditional wedding of Surulere crooner, Dr. SID and his heartrob,
Simi Osomo held Sunday at The Ark Event Center, Lekki, Lagos.

However, the build-up to the occasion which drew quite a number of industry acts and prominent personalities, witnessed squabbles
involving SID's mother in-law, Mrs. Osomo and her childhood friend.

DailyPost exclusively gathered that the issue nearly got out of hand as the latter threatened to pull off
the preparations for the big day, citing the disrespectful tendency of Mrs. Osomo.

"The woman was angry about Dr. SID wife's mum extreme arrogance. They've known each other for decades and she knows how best to relate with her," said our source.

"As the wedding approached, Simi's mother was all edgy, talking to everyone anyhow. She was in-charge
and ensured no one came close
to questioning her judgements.

Her daughter has same attitude; there are times she speaks in a manner that demoralizes those
around her, including close friends."

"You will recall how she acted towards her friends who failed to show up at her bachelorette party in Las Vegas about two months ago.

Imagine the situation: she invited them to a foreign land without taking care of flight and accommodation costs, yet she insited they attend."

"The family is wealthy but the character of mother and child is far from nice. At a point, Simi mum's friend pointedly told the mother (Mrs. Osomo) that she should counsel Simi on how to communicate with others and also on how to spend judiciously, saying she is rich too but trained her children on prudence and good behaviour."

DailyPost was further informed that the Wedding Planner, FVO (Funmi Victor Okigbo) was paid about N1.5million, yet there were things she was not allowed to handle because Simi's mother had a say in virtually all decisions relating to the event.

For instance, contrary to other suggestions, she insisted on ordering the flowers used for event decoration and beautification among others from abroad.

Inquired about about the position of Mrs. Omiete Esiri (Dr SID's mum) in the whole episode, the source said "the woman doesn't want wahala (problems). Hers is for
the couple to have a blissful union."

Phone calls made Monday morning to Sunday Are, Dr. SID's manager went unanswered.


Breaking: Yet Another Bomb Goes Off Near Shoprite Mall In Kano State

A bomb blast has occurred again close to Buhari Square adjacent to Shoprite shopping mall in Kano.

The area cordoned off by security attached to Shoprite.

*I am sick and tired of all these bomb blast reports. God help this country*

One Direction Star, Zayn Malik Receives Death Threats After Tweeting #FreePalestine On His TL

Zayn Malik probably wasn't expecting the barrage of abuse he
received from followers after he pledged his support for the #FreePalestine social media campaign.

The One Direction star was bombarded with death threats and
messages of complaint after he " did a Rihanna" and tweeted the
hashtag to his 13million followers.

And to start with, Malik might have assumed his protest post was a popular decision: the tweet garnered over 130,000 retweets and 138,000 favourites in a matter of moments.

But it soon became apparent that not everyone agreed with his opinion on the emotionally charged conflict, that has seen over 1,000 Palestinians perish in Gaza and 43 Israelis killed.

"U have fans in #Israel. It broke me that one of my idols wand me to die @benwinstone @harry_styles @onedirection [sic]," one of the lighter tweets at him read.

The heavier ones from pro-Israel fans included calls for him to "kill himself" or to let them kill him instead.

Of course, Malik isn't the first famous face to tweet about the
conflict. Rihanna made the same mistake when she posted #FreePalestine via her official account, only to delete it minutes
later after she received a similar hammering from fans online.

In its place, she posted the far more balanced: "Let's pray for
peace and a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! Is there
any hope?....[sic]"

Meanwhile, Piers Morgan was branded "Zionist scum" for his stream of tweets on the topic of Israel-Gaza, in which he helpfully declared things like "I like Jews. I like Arabs" and "Same nonsense made Northern Ireland a murderous tinderbox for 30 years".

Update On The Bomb Blast In Kano This Morning: Female Suicide Bomber And 3 Others Die While 8 Are Injured

UPDATE: Here's the press release the Nigeria police just released:

Today, 28-07-14 at about 10:00am, another suicide bomb went off at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC Mega Filling
Station at Hotoro Quarter along Maiduguri Road, Kano.

A suicide bomber suspected to be a female had slipped into the crowd of citizens buying kerosene at the Station before detonating the explosives. The suicide bomber and three others have been confirmed dead, eight persons are injured and rushed to the Hospital. It is instructive to note that the Mega Station did not go ablaze due to the
security barricade put in place by the Policemen on duty at the station. Such a situation would have clearly complicated the Emergency response.

Security Forces have cordoned off the scene, and Police Bomb Disposal Experts are "sweeping" the area.

Citizens are advised to stay off the scene, be vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) or activities to security forces. Full scale investigation has commenced, intensive patrol of the city is ongoing.


Another Bomb Blast In Kano State This Morning

There has been another bomb blast at the NNPC mega station along Maiduguri Road in Kano state this morning.

Details are still sketchy!