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Ebola stricken Nigeria doctor in Liberia receives rare serum

File Photo: a health team kitted to fight Ebola epidemic

Health care workers in Liberia have administered three doses of the rare, experimental drug ZMapp to three doctors, one of them a Nigerian, suffering from Ebola, two medical workers in Monrovia told Reuters. Liberia, the West African country with the highest death toll from the tropical virus at 413, received three doses of the rare […]

Ebola: Nigeria confirms 2 more cases

Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

Nigeria on Friday confirmed two new cases of Ebola, bringing the total number of infections in Africa’s most populous country to nine, including two deaths. “We have an additional two confirmed cases. So the total now, we have nine confirmed cases (including two deaths). The same two we told you about: the index case and […]

Ebola: NNPC Clinic Shut down In Lagos

NNPC Clinic in Lagos

Kazeem Ugbodaga Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu on Friday said the clinic belonging to the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) at Muri Okunola area of Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria has been shut down over suspected case of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in a patient admitted in the clinic. The minister, who paid a […]

LASU fee cut: PDP not impressed

PDP symbol

Jamiu Yisa The Lagos State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described the reversal of the Lagos State University, LASU, school fees as a welcome development, but said that the gesture was deceitful and politically induced. The party stated this in a statement made available to P.M News by its Publicity Secretary, Taofeek Gani. […]

Boko Haram recruits young Cameroonians

Boko Haram

Cameroonian authorities now believe that Boko Haram movement has recruited and trained hundreds of young Cameroonians to carry out attacks in their own country. As the militant group seeks to gain a foothold in the poor, rural north of Cameroon, experts warn that violence may spread beyond border areas to other parts of the central […]

Benin reports 2 possible cases of Ebola, one a Nigerian

Doctors attending to an Ebola virus victim

Benin said Thursday that it has placed two patients, one of them a Nigerian, with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation and was waiting for test results to establish if the pair were infected with the deadly tropical disease. Deputy chief of staff at the health ministry, Moufalilou Aboubakar, told journalists that the two patients were being […]

Ebola: US orders families of diplomats out of Liberia

Medics carry an Ebola victim in Liberia

The United States on Thursday ordered families of its diplomats in Liberia to leave and warned against non-essential travel to the country because of the growing Ebola outbreak, amidst fears that the disease could spread to the US itself. Ebola’s spread to the United States is “inevitable” due to the nature of global airline travel, […]

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