Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ebola: Infected American Missionary Doctor shows signs of improvement

Dr. Brantly makes chlorine solution for disinfection at the case management center at ELWA Hospital.
Dr. Brantly makes chlorine solution for disinfection at the case management center at ELWA Hospital.
An American doctor who contracted Ebola virus while working in Liberia is showing slight signs of improvement, according to reports.

Dr Kent Brantly remains in a serious condition while he undergoes intensive treatment at an isolation centre, the Samaritan’s Purse charity reports.

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Ebola Virus In Anambra? Govt seals hospital, quarantines staff

File Photo: Samaritan's Purse medical staff spray disinfectant on a person who died from Ebola in Foya, Liberia
The discovery of a corpse of an indigene of Anambra State in Nkwelle Ezunaka, Oyi Council Area of the state has raised fears that the dreaded Ebola virus may have entered the state.

The corpse was said to have been brought in cargo into the town from Liberia and deposited in the morgue of one Apex hospital at the weekend by relatives of the deceased, who were said to be making arrangement for his burial ceremony.

Will Eating Before Bed Make Me Fat?

[TIME]- Especially if you tend to eat dinner a few hours before bedtime or you’re very active (or both), snacking before bed will help stabilize your blood sugar levels during the long, meal-less night, explains Stephanie Maxson, senior clinical dietician at the University of Texas’s MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Why should you care about blood sugar? As most diabetics know, blood sugar and its attendant hormones can supercharge or deflate your appetite and energy levels, as well as mess with your body’s efforts to store or burn fat. “Having low blood sugar in the morning will cause a person to feel sluggish and make it more difficult to get out of bed,” Maxson explains, adding that low blood sugar could also wake you up or otherwise disrupt your sleep in the middle of the night.

Meet The New Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba

The current Inspector General of Police, MD Abubakar has attained the mandatory age of service. Barring any last change of plan, the Federal Government is expected to announce Assistant Inspector-General of Police, in-charge of Zone 7, AIG Suleiman Abba, as a replacement for IGP Mohammed Abubakar.

Findings indicated that President Goodluck Jonathan had conveyed to Abba the news of his appointment as the next IG, following his selection by the Police Council made up of the 36 state governors and the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mike Okiro.

Samsung unveils world’s first bendable TV [Video]

Curved TVs may still seem like expensive gimmicks, but Samsung is hoping to attract those who aren't quite ready to give up their flat displays.

It is launching the world’s first bendable TV in Korea from Friday, which goes from flat to curved at the press of a button.

Ship found 20ft under World Trade Center site dates to 1773 [Photos]

The ship was discovered in July 2010
[SKY] A ship found four years ago at the World Trade Center site was made from wood cut around the year 1773, new research shows.

Scientists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory said the white oak in the ship's frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest and matched the material used to build the city's Independence Hall.

English Premier League welcome vanishing spray next season

The Barclays Premier League says it will introduce vanishing spray next season following its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was one handy invention at the Brazil tournament, used to mark the position of free-kick and the distance the defensive wall must retreat.

Female suicide bombers are not Chibok girls – Nigeria Govt

The Federal Government, Wednesday, took steps to douse anxiety over the possibility that Boko Haram insurgents are using the abducted Chibok girls as female suicide bombers.

Female bombers have carried out series of attacks on Kano city in the last five days, fuelling fears that those involved could be some of the girls being held by the terrorists.

Fishermen Discovers missing person’s corpse in river near UNIPORT

The people of Choba community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, were stunned yesterday as the corpse of a resident earlier declared missing was discovered in Choba River by some fishermen.

The corpse of Mr. Chinenye Eke, who was confirmed missing by Rivers Police, was yesterday seen floating on the waters of Choba River in the state capital.

Lack Of Sleep Can Create False Memories!

Sleep is incredibly important, and a lack of it could have some serious consequences! Join Laci as she discusses how sleep deprivation could lead to the creation of false memories!

Pastor, woman arrested after ‘sanctified liquid’ kills children in Delta

A man, said to be a pastor, and a woman are in Police net in Asaba, the Delta State capital for allegedly killing two children with a deadly substance sold by the pastor for N1,850.

The Delta State Police Command spokesperson, DSP Celestina Kalu, in a release, said the suspects are in custody helping the police with relevant information.

Agony of Ebola Virus victims [Video]

Bleeding eyes, severe vomiting and deadly organ failure are just some symptoms of the highly infectious Ebola virus.

The killer disease, which has a death rate of up to 90%, starts off with similar pains to the common cold with a sore throat, fever and headache in an onslaught on the body’s immune system.

UK Airports alert over Ebola Virus

Samaritan's Purse medical staff spray disinfectant on a person who died from Ebola in Foya, Liberia
British airports and airlines are on high alert to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from reaching this country.
Passengers thought to have the virus will be barred from boarding flights heading to the UK – and will be held at immigration if they appear ill on arrival.

They will then be quarantined in highly secure isolation units, such as those at the Royal Free Hospital in North London.

Two new mysteriously holes appear in Siberia

Two new mysterious holes have appeared in the Siberian permafrost, the Siberian Times reports—just two weeks after the first crater appeared in the northern Yamal peninsula.

The second hole, some 15 meters wide, was found a few hundred kilometers away from the first, also in the Yamal peninsula. Like the first, the second hole has piles of dirt surrounding the perimeter, indicating an excavation or explosion. However, scientists have yet to confirm what’s causing the strange phenomena. Some believe they’re a result of meteorite impacts, while others look towards natural gas explosions under earth’s surface.

Landlady’s children cut tenant’s private parts in Lagos

Yinka Offehin

[Punch] A 35-year-old man, Yinka Offehin, is battling for his life at a private hospital in Lagos State after his scrotum was cut by the children of his landlady.

The Edo State indigene, who resides on Popoola Street, off Abaranje Road in the Ikotun area of Lagos, was said to have been attacked while sleeping in his room with his family members.

10 Years old girl caught with explosive belt in Katsina

belt bomb

A 10 year old girl has been arrested along side with others by security forces on suspicion of belonging to Nigeria-based extremists, collectively known as Boko Haram.

According to the information provided by Coordinator of National Information Centre, NIC, Mike Omerri, a suspicious car, Honda CRV, with suspected Boko Haram members was stopped by security forces in Katsina state. The people in the car included one adult male; one teenage girl aged 18 and one underage girl aged 10.

Alleged Kaduna Bomber disguised as woman is innocent?

The Nigerian military had on Friday, after the bomb blasts that targeted former military head of state, Mohammed Buhari's convoy, said they have arrested a suspected bomber who disguised himself as a woman. A statement by the Defence Headquarters said the suspect was arrested by a security team that arrived at the explosion site not long after the blast. He was caught while trying to merge into a crowd of onlookers.

Open Heavens 2014: Thursday July 31, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - A Friend In Jesus

Topic: A Friend In Jesus [Thursday July 31, 2014]


Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15:14

Read: 1 Samuel 20:16-17
16 So Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David, saying, Let the LORD even require it at the hand of David's enemies. 
17 And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Why Goodluck Jonathan is likely to win the 2015 presidential election by a landslide, By Femi Aribisala

Goodluck Jonathan

I have been a student of elections for 42 years. I obtained my first degree in History and Politics from Warwick University, Coventry, England in 1975. In my second year at Warwick, I obtained a scholarship to visit the United States to study the circumstances behind the 1973 election of Maynard Jackson as the first African-American Mayor of Atlanta, and of a major Southern metropolis in the United States since the American Civil War.

Since then, I have been fascinated by elections. Unfortunately, Nigeria remained under military rule for an inordinate length of time. The most fascinating election I have ever observed was the first election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president of the United States in 2008. Obama secured the nomination of the Democratic Party against the formidable Hilary Clinton; and he then went on to defeat the Republican nominee, John McCain, in the general election.