Nigerian Newspaper: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 21st, 2014

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. Colleagues, relatives and friends of the late Adadevoh who died from Ebola virus Diseases after her effort to keep the late Patrick Sawyer in hospital, have praised her determination to save the country from what would have become an epidemic. Some family members however lamented why she lost the battle to Ebola despite that many got cured of the disease recently.

2. In an effort to rescue the Chibok girls who are currently held in the Sambisa forest by the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Britain Royal Air Force is planning to send three fighter jets to help locate the schoolgirls. Report says the RAF Tornado GR4s equipped with surveillance facilities, will on Wednesday undertake “reconnaissance missions” over the Sambissa Forest where the girls are reportedly kept.

3. Fiance to the late nurse, Obi Ejelonu, is is reportedly down with fever, and the thinking is that he has contracted the Ebola virus from his late lover who contracted the virus while treating the late Liberian, Patrick Sawyer. A blood test has been carried on her and result is currently being awaited, says report.

4. In a closed-door meeting with the Senate President, David Mark on Wednesday, the Nigerian Medical Association boss, reportedly assured the Senate President, that the NMA’s 51-day old industrial action would soon be called off.

5. Report yesterday confirmed five new suspected cases of Ebola in Lagos. Confirming the report, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, said another Liberian was among the new suspected cases. Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Onyeabuchi Chukwu has dismissed the report, saying the Ministry was not aware of any new case.

6. No fewer than four persons have been confirmed killed in an ongoing clash between some hoodlums from Otto and those from Ilopo areas of Apapa, Lagos. Report says several others have been seriously injured in the clash, and several property destroyed.

7. The All Progressives Congress has appointed at least, 74 persons, including a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari; and a former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu as members of its Board of Trustees. Report says the list include others like a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Chief Tom Ikimi, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, Chief Bisi Akande and Chief Audu Ogbeh.

8. The Lagos state PDP has termed as mere politics, the reduction in LASU school fees by the state governor, Babatunde Fashola, The Publicity Secretary of the state PDP, Mr. Taofik Gani, while reacting to the development, said it was a desperate move by the All Progressives Congress-led government to retain power come 2015.

9. A faction of the Nigerian Footbal Federation, NFF, has alleged sabotage in the Wednesday fire incident at the Glass House. The Vice President of the NFF, Mike Umeh has described the incident as an act of sabotage, saying Magari used the incident to cover up his dirty history in the Glass House.

10. Nigerian Falconets, yesterday proceeded to the final of the U20 Women World Cup currently holding in Canada. The Falconets booked a final ticket after trashing the Korea Republic 6:2.

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