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Panic in Port Harcourt as Ebola kills doctor

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•100 under surveillance in Port Harcourt Two days after the Federal Government announced it had contained Ebola in the country, there was panic among residents of Port Harcourt yesterday over the death of Dr Iyke Enemuo through the deadly virus. He died on August 22. Confirming the death, Health Minister, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, told reporters […]

West African states call for end to border closures over Ebola


West African states should reopen borders and end flight bans imposed in a bid to halt the spread of an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 1,550 people, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said on Thursday. ECOWAS countries and airlines will take their own decisions on whether to reopen borders and […]

Infected diplomat takes Ebola to Port Harcourt

FG declares four more victims ebola free

Nigeria’s efforts to contain the deadly Ebola virus have suffered a major setback with the news that another medical doctor has been killed by the disease in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The news was announced by the Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday. The doctor’s passage on […]

Ebola outbreak: ‘Jonathan should stop re-election rallies immediately’ – APC, NBA urge

Again, South West lawyers fail to agree on consensus candidate for NBA president

The All Progressives Congress and the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, on Thursday said the rallies being held for President Goodluck Jonathan’s second term bid was violating measures put in place to avert the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease. Also, prominent legal practitioner, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), in a separate interview with […]

BREAKING: Ebola Outbreak Hits Hard In Port Harcourt As Another Medical Doctor Dies

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, Thursday confirmed the death of a medical doctor, Dr. Ike Samuel Enemua, in Port Harcourt of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Chukwu also disclosed that 70 persons have already been quarantined in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, as a result of the disease. The Rivers State Government also Thursday confirmed […]

[Update] Doctor dies of Ebola in Rivers – FG

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

Nigeria has confirmed its first Ebola death outside Lagos – a doctor in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, said the doctor had died on August 22, but the results of the tests have only just been made public. A further 70 people are under surveillance in the city, while his […]

Kaduna community Vs. State govt: Disagreement over location of Ebola quarantine centre


Members of the Down Quarters Community in Kaduna South Local Government area of Kaduna State on Wednesday protested the setting up of an Ebola quarantine centre in the area. They vehemently kicked against the proposed project, saying that government was not sensitive to the negative implication of locating such project in the midst of the […]

VICTORY @LAST! Nigeria overcomes ebola…’Only 1 patient remains in isolation’ —FG confirms


MINISTER of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Tuesday, said only one Ebola patient remained in isolation in the country, down from the 13 cases it confirmed since the outbreak of the virus in July. Professor Chukwu, at a press conference, also disclosed that two more people in isolation had been tested negative to the deadly […]

EBOLA SCARE: FG shuts schools till October 13

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By Sola Ogundipe, Clifford Ndujihe, Olasunkanmi Akoni, Favour Nnabugwu, Chioma Obinna, Jimitota Onoyume, Laide Akinboade, Daud Olatunji, Monsur Olowoopejo & Gabriel Olawale LAGOS — The Federal Government, yesterday, took far-reaching decisions to curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, in the country as it postponed the resumption of all primary and secondary […]

Only one Ebola case left in Nigeria – Health Minister

Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu

Health Minister, Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu, said in Abuja on Tuesday that only the spouse of a doctor who had died of the Ebola Virus Disease, was now being treated at the Isolation centre in Lagos State. Chukwu who addressed journalists in company with his counterpart in the Ministry of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, said that […]


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