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UPDATE: US to conduct ebola vaccine trial in Nigeria

Ebola Virus

The United States health officials have said they are considering a trial test of the recently launched Ebola vaccine in Nigeria, as they also prepare to test the vaccine in The Gambia and Mali in mid-September. The US National Institutes of Health announced in a statement on Thursday that it would launch the safety trial […]

2015 Presidential Election: Jonathan to declare 2015 ambition soon — Anyim

Secretary to the Government the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim

President Goodluck Jonathan will soon declare his intention to run in the 2015 presidential election, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim, has said. Anyim made this known on Saturday at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, during the South-South rally for the President. The rally was organised by the […]

‘Aregbesola re-elected for his good works’

Rauf Aregbesola

An aide to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has described the governor’s victory in the August 9 governorship election as a reward for his dedication to the service of the people. Oyintiloye, who is the Senior Special Assistant on Community to the governor, said this recently at the Christ Apostolic Church, […]

EXPOSED!!! Chibok girls: Powerful Nigerians don’t want girls rescued — Negotiator

The 250 girls are being held by Islamic group Boko Haram after they were abducted from Chibok, in north eastern Nigeria

Some powerful Nigerians are sabotaging the efforts of the Federal Government and other concerned citizens to ensure that the over 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are set free. This was disclosed by the President, Civil Rights Congress, Mr. Shehu Sani, in an exclusive interview with SUNDAY PUNCH last week. Sani, who has been involved […]

UPDATE: Cure for Ebola Virus Found! ZMapp works perfectly! cures 100% lab monkeys

Ebola Virus

An experimental Ebola drug, ZMapp, has cured all 18 of the laboratory monkeys infected with the deadly virus. According to Reuters, these include those suffering the fever and hemorrhaging characteristics of the disease and had been hours from death. Monkeys not treated until five days after infection also survived. Reportedly, no other experimental Ebola therapy […]

Adamawa: Choice that may make or break PDP

Ribadu, Marwa and Modibbo

The Peoples Democratic Party seems to be at the crossroads over who will be its candidate in the October 11 Adamawa governorship by-election. BAYO AKINLOYE, assesses how the choice of some of the aspirants can affect the fortune of the party in the state At least 10 aspirants have so far declared interest to fly […]

Falae calls for maximum force against B’Haram

Chief Olu Falae

A former presidential candidate of Alliance for Democracy, Olu Falae, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to use maximum force to deal with Boko Haram. A chieftain of the Social Democratic Party, Falae said he was distressed that after more than 100 days in captivity, the Federal Government had not been able to rescue the […]

Exclusive Interview Video: The US Government Should Arrest Jonathan As A Boko Haram Collaborator – Farouk Aliyu

Farouk Adamu Aliyu

In an exclusive interview with Sahara Reporters, former member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Farouk Adamu Aliyu, reveals the aim behind his trip to Washington DC, at the time when US president Barack Obama is meeting some 50 African leaders. He wants to petition President Obama to arrest Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Source

HELP!!! Boko Haram kills 14 in Borno villages


No fewer than 14 people were killed in Jibwhiwhui village, Hawul local government area of Borno State and environs when gunmen, suspected to be members of Boko Haram insurgents, invaded the area. Hawul is about 220 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the state capital, suffering from deadly attacks by insurgents following non-deployment of military troops despite […]

Life in Boko Haram’s Republic

Life in Boko Haram’s Republic

■ Residents unsure of safety of trapped relations ■ As Catholic Church laments siege to parishes Musa Yakubu’s biggest worry was the safety of his septuagenarian uncle who has been trapped in the hilly Gwoza town, southeast of Borno since Boko Haram sacked the com­munity and reportedly declared it its territory. “I am very worried […]

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