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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Boko Haram Takes Over Bama






Reports emerging from Bama, in Borno State, indicate that Boko Haram militants have taken over control of the city.
The state’s second-largest city was attacked earlier today by the militants.  That first attack was initially repelled by Nigerian troops, but the militants appear to have returned in greater force, leading some of the soldiers to follow fleeing civilians in an effort to escape.
Residents are saying tonight that Boko Haram has completely overrun the city and hoisted its flag in the city center.

A Nigeria military statement credited to General Chris Olukolade didn’t offer much hope for Bama, as the terse statement merely stated that the attack on Bama was “being repelled.”

Monday, 1 September 2014

RADAMEL FALCAO IS MANCHESTER UNITED'S LATEST SIGNING






The Colombian arrived at Manchester airport minutes ago and will be on his way to Carrington to undergo a medical.
Manchester United complete loan move for Colombian striker
Falcao has scored 20 goals in 51 international appearances for Colombia
Striker also scored 52 goals in 68 games for Atletico Madrid whilst in Spain


'Falcao's signing is some statement of intent by United, and it's some financial commitment for a loan deal.

'Apart from the loan fee, the Colombia striker's wage is an area of interest. As reported here, it's £200,000 a week. But, and it's a big but, is that net or gross?

'Juventus did their utmost to tie him up on a season-long loan and negotiated long and hard with Monaco, in an attempt to get them to pay part of his sky-high earnings.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Ebola Drug Zmapp Is 100% Effective At Treating Monkeys





Hopes of a breakthrough in the fight against Ebola have been raised by the 100 per cent successful treatment of monkeys with the deadly disease.
The experimental drug ZMapp cured the animals even when administered five days after infection, while they were displaying severe symptoms.
All 18 rhesus macaques made a complete recovery, in contrast to three other untreated monkeys that quickly fell seriously ill and died.

ZMapp is a blend of three laboratory-made antibodies designed to neutralise the virus.
Two U.S. doctors given the drug after they were infected with Ebola while working in Liberia subsequently recovered.
But it is not known whether they were saved by the drug or just lucky. About 45 per cent of those infected in the current outbreak have survived without treatment.
At least two other patients treated with ZMapp have died, possibly because help got to them too late.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Doctor Dies of Ebola In Port Harcourt




Nigeria has confirmed its first Ebola death outside Lagos – a doctor in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.

Nigeria’s Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said the Port Harcourt doctor had died on 22 August, but the results of the tests have only just been made public.

A further 70 people are under surveillance in the city, while his wife has been put under quarantine.

The doctor had treated a patient, who later recovered, who had met Patrick Sawyer, the man who took Ebola from Liberia to Nigeria.

West Africa’s health ministers are meeting later to discuss how to tackle the world’s most deadly Ebola outbreak.

More than 1,550 people have died, with more than 3,000 confirmed cases –mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

More than 240 health workers have been infected with Ebola – a rate which the World Health Organization (WHO) said was “unprecedented”.

It noted that in many cases protective suits, even rubber gloves and face masks, were not available.

The doctor becomes the sixth fatality in Nigeria, which is Africa’s most populous country.


On Wednesday, Nigeria announced that schools would not reopen after holidays until 13 October in order to try and contain the disease.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

ANGEL IN RED DEVIL SHIRT (United Sign Angel Di Maria For Record Fee)



Argentina international midfielder joins on five-year contract.
Manchester United is delighted to announce that Angel Di Maria has completed his transfer for a British record fee of £59.7million. Angel joins on a five-year contract.

Di Maria, 26, began his career at one of the most prolific youth academies in Argentinian football, Rosario Central. In 2007, he moved to Europe to play for Portuguese club Benfica, before signing for Real Madrid in 2010.The Argentina international has 52 caps for his national team, scoring 10 goals.


Angel Di Maria said: "I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for.

"Louis van Gaal is a fantastic coach with a proven track record of success and I am impressed by the vision and determination everyone has to get this club back to the top – where it belongs. I now just cannot wait to get started."

Louis van Gaal said: "Angel is a world-class midfielder but most importantly he is a team player. There is no doubting his immense natural talent.


"He is a tremendously fast and incisive left-footed player who puts fear into the most accomplished defence. His dribbling skills and his ability to take on and beat opponents are a joy to watch. He is an excellent addition to the team."

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Monday, 25 August 2014

Angel Di Maria Arrives In Manchester United





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MARIO BALOTELLI FINALLY WITH LIVERPOOL



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As the transfer window coming to an end, the last minute shopping is involving the big names and players that can turn things around for the new respective clubs.
One of these new signings is Mario Balotelli who is now Liverpool player.

Michael Brown: As He Is Laid To Rest Finally Today


Michael Brown’s death was a case of the incessant Police brutality that is usually witnessed in United States and some other parts of the World.

Brown’s promising life was brought to a halt from the brutality melted on him by a white Police officer who sees no reason not to kill the innocent and unarmed black teenager. His death erupted demonstrations and civil unrest in the area of Fergusson (a city in St. Louis County, Missouri in USA). This is like the story of Trayvon Martin that was exterminated last year by another White Police officer.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Study Reveals Failure Rate in Addiction Treatment For Gays


Gays and lesbians are three times more likely to have multiple inpatient addiction treatments than heterosexual patients. That’s one of the findings in a new study that addresses issues of addiction treatment LGBT patients, which is set to be published in the August edition of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.

The study, written by researchers at the Hazelden Springbrook alcohol and dream treatment center in Newberg, Ore., also underscored the growing need for inpatient treatment programs to tailor their services to the sexual and social issues faced by many gay and lesbian patients.

According to the study, they are three times more likely to have suffered sexual abuse; twice as likely to have reported physical or emotional abuse; and are more likely to report struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric issues than heterosexual patients. Gay patients are also more likely to have multiple patient treatments prior to admission than heterosexuals. “[This] means that treatments are not working as well for gay and lesbian people,” said study co-author Buster Ross.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Nollywood Movie "30 Days In Atlanta” Gets 10 Nominations In U.S.


A Nigerian movie, “30 Days in Atlanta” scored one of the highest nominations for the 3rd annual Golden Icons Academic Awards, GIAMA, scheduled for October 25, in Houston, Texas U.S.A. The movie got a whooping 10 nominations.
The Movie Producer and comedian, Ayo Makun, popularly known as AY, in a statement expressed satisfaction that the efforts put into making the movie paid off.

The Delta State University Theatre Arts graduate said “I am so happy that the sleepless nights and days of shooting the movie in Nigeria and Atlanta is beginning to pay off.
“This is affirmation to the efforts put into the production of the movie and to celebrate the great team that worked with me on the project.

“The main idea was to recreate the Akpos Character on The AY Show’s `Who Wants to Be a Billionaire Segment’. “It was also to establish the AY brand as an actor and a producer in the movie industry”.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Nigeria Recorded First Ebola Survivor.



Ebola infected medical doctor; Ameyo Adadevoh has recovered from the attack with the deadly Ebola virus. Dr. Adadevoh was declared Ebola-free and discharged from quarantine, becoming Nigeria’s first Ebola survivor.

Dr. Adadevoh was the doctor who treated Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola into the country, at First Consultant Hospital, and was subsequently infected with the virus, has recovered and was discharged from the Isolation centre in Lagos Saturday

Ameyo Adadevoh, a senior consultant, was the first Nigerian infected with the virus and had been receiving treatment at the Isolation centre.

The Director of Communication and Community Mobilisation for the Nigerian Emergency Operation Centre on Ebola Virus Disease, Adebayo Onajole, confirmed that Adadevoh had been discharged.

HORROR! EBOLA PATIENTS ON THE RUN IN LIBERIA AS QUARANTINE CENTER LOOTED


An Ebola treatment/quarantine center in Liberia has been attacked while the suspected victims under close monitoring escaped. According to Liberian Health ministry, the vandals were suspected family members of the quarantined victims of Ebola.

MONROVIA, Liberia - Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses.

The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and was led by residents angry that patients were brought to the holding center from other parts of Monrovia, Tolbert Nyenswah, assistant health minister, said Sunday.

Local witnesses said: "They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled," said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams.

Robin Williams And The Dark Legacy Of An Era Of Brilliant Addicts



Robin Williams came to notice as a brilliantly original performer in the 1970s, a time when alcoholism and drug addiction came to define an era of brilliant comic performers. Like Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and so many other amazing performers of the time, Williams used drugs and alcohol in legendary quantities, calming down that manic stage presence; or, given his enormous use of cocaine, to help him keep up with his own awe-inspiring comedic powers. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Williams was addicted to both cocaine and heroin, with alcohol being a constant companion.

As a hard-drinking cocaine-addict, Williams used the rush of the stimulant to power the lightning-fast improvisational genius of his comic bits. As he rose to fame as the manic Mork from Ork on the 1970s hit sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams developed a hard-partying reputation for drug abuse and alcoholism. In the 'live fast, die young' era of the 1970s, developing such a reputation was not easy and with Williams, it was clearly well deserved.
What was he afraid of? "Everything. It's just a general all-round arggghhh. It's fearfulness and anxiety."

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Alcohol and Energy Drinks A Dangerous Combo



In a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, researchers at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan have concluded that mixing alcohol and energy drinks poses a serious public health risk, especially among college students. "We found that college students tended to drink more heavily, become more intoxicated, and have more negative drinking consequences on days they used both energy drinks and alcohol, compared to days they only used alcohol," said Megan Patrick, a research assistant professor and co-author of the study.

According to the study, students who either drank alcohol and energy drinks on the same day or who combined the two at the same time wound up spending more time drinking – thus consuming more alcohol – than they would have without the caffeinated drinks. The result of spending more hours drinking raised users' blood alcohol levels to higher peaks. But because of the stimulant effects of the energy drinks, the users reported that they felt less drunk than they actually were. "This can have serious potential health impacts, for example if people don't realize how intoxicated they actually are and decide to drive home," Patrick said.