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Photo of Nigerian diplomat,Olu-Ibukun Koye who took Ebola to Port Harcourt

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This is the first photo of Olu-Ibukun Koye ,the Nigerian diplomat working for ECOWAS, who escaped quarantine in Lagos and left for Port Harcourt .

He was one of the first who made contact with Liberian, Patrick Sawyer.Olu then defied instructions and ran to Port Harcourt to meet late doctor Iyke Enemuo who treated him in a hotel. Shortly after he was treated,he returned to Lagos where he was certified Ebola free.Ironically, Dr Iyke fell ill and died. His wife opened up and his corpse which was taken to a mortuary was tested positive for Ebola.

2015: Wike Apologises, Eulogises, Urges Amaechi to Vie for Presidency...as Okocha marches through Nyesom Wike’s stronghold

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It was a touching moment when Rivers State Governor and Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, did not only have his stewardship publicly appreciated but was also begged to act fast to rescue Nigeria from the dungeon by contesting the 2015 presidential election as the only panacea to the present sad state of affairs in the country. The plea was made by the cousin of Chief Nyesom Wike and a leading light of the Rumueprikom community, Barr. Tasie Wike, during Amaechi’s resumed Meet-the-People Tour of Obio Akpor Local Government Area.

This request according to Barrister Wike, is borne out of the fact that Governor Amaechi has contributed immensely to the economic development of the State and the country in general and in view of his administration’s landmark achievements which speak for themselves.

Open Heavens 2014: Sunday August 31, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - No Faith, No Miracle

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TOPIC: NO FAITH, NO MIRACLE [Sunday August 31, 2014]

MEMORISE: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Ephesians 3:20

READ:Mark 10:49-52
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.  50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

Employee of Gen. Theophilus Danjuma defrauds him of N2billion

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An employee of former Defence Minister, Gen Theophilus Danjum rtd, Manasseh Zorto is said to be currently on the run after allegedly defrauding his boss of about N2billion.

Zorto, who was to be arraigned before a Federal High Court in Lagos by the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) wasn't in court when his case was called up yesterday August 29th.

Missing boy with brain tumour found in Spain

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Missing five-year-old Ashya King and his family have been found in Spain, Hampshire Police have said.

Spanish police are now questioning the boy’s parents, for whom a European arrest warrant had been issued.

Adamawa Gubernatorial Election: Acting Gov. Fintiri disqualified by PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has formally announced that present Acting Governor of Adamawa State Umaru Fintiri, won’t participate in the October 11 governorship election organised by INEC in the troubled state.

PDP revealed that the current Acting Gov. won’t be available for the next election after serving in the position since July after replacing the former Governor Murtala Nyako.

“Boko Haram is funded through CBN” – Australian Hostage Negotiator

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A large chunk of the finances of Boko Haram may be passing through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), an Australian with close links to the militant group has told TheCable.

Dr Stephen Davis, who was in Nigeria for four months trying to negotiate with Boko Haram to release the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls, said Boko Haram commanders told him a senior CBN official, who cannot be named by TheCable for legal reasons, was fully involved in the funding of the insurgency.

Davis, who spoke with TheCable on phone from Australia in his first interview with a Nigerian journalist, said Western countries could not trace the majority of the source of funding to Boko Haram because “it is done through a legal channel, through the gatekeeper, the CBN, and that makes it very easy to cover up”.

2-Year-old Charlie playing with Python and Crocodile [Photo of the day]

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Charlie’s dad, Greg Parker says… ‘we’ve never purposely exposed him to the animals – he’s just got this obsession with snakes and lizards. It must be genetic’.

Two year old Australian boy, Charlie Parker whose family owns a wildlife park in the country officially makes history as one of the youngest wildlife rangers. Having grown up and surrounded by many of these animals, it only became natural that Charlie got accustomed to them even though his family claims to have never exposed him to them.

Husband catches wife in the same hotel he took his girlfriend to in Lagos

There was serious drama in the Olodi Apapa area of Lagos on Thursday night as a man who took another lady to a hotel to enjoy himself, came out from the hotel room only to see his own wife coming out from another room in the same hotel with his best friend.

When he spotted them, the visibly angry husband, identified as Kayode, was said to have shouted:
“My own wife in a hotel with another man!”

What Pastor Chris Oyakhilome said about Anita

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The big news is Rev. Anita Oyakhilome, seeking divorce from her husband, Chris Oyakhilome, over alleged adultery and ‘unreasonable behaviour’.

After Anita filed the divorce papers in April, here are some of what Pastor Chris said about Anita, most of it when he addressed pastors and deacons of his church at the Bermondsey branch on 16 May.

Video: Everton 3-6 Chelsea

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Diego Costa bookended an extraordinary end-to-end contest at Goodison Park with goals in the first and last minute to help Chelsea see off Everton and claim a thrilling 6-3 victory and maintain their perfect start to the Premier League season. In a match that will live long in the memory thanks to goals, officiating errors and physical confrontations aplenty, Everton three times reduced a two-goal deficit to one as they time and again threatened to make spectacular comebacks. But each time they did, Chelsea found another gear to extend their advantage once more. Even after Ramires scored to make it 5-3 with 13 minutes remaining at the end of an extraordinary 10 minute spell that featured four goals, it took a spectacular save from Thibaut Courtois to turn a Kevin Mirallas shot onto the post and prevent even greater drama late on.

Costa’s late goal added an emphatic sheen to the victory that was perhaps harsh on the hosts after such a spirited performance.

How I survived Ebola – Late nurse' fiance, Dennis Akagha speaks

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Dennis Akagha, the fiance of Justina Ejelonu, the First Consultant Hospital nurse who died after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus by Liberian Patrick Sawyer, in this exclusive interview with Vanguard spoke about how his late fiancee contracted the deadly disease, how she lost their unborn child while battling with Ebola, and also revealed that Justina had just landed the job at the hospital and met Sawyer on her first day there. He also spoke on how he got infected with the virus and how he finally got discharged.

On his relationship with the late Justina, Dennis said;

"The  truth is that Justina and I were not legally married, we were planning for our traditional marriage in October and she just got this job. She was a qualified graduate nurse and got the job at the First Consultant Hospital in Lagos. She resumed duty at the hospital on the 21st of July, while Patrick Sawyer was admitted at the hospital on the 20th. He was her first patient. She was one of the nurses t…

Sierra Leone sacks health minister over Ebola outbreak

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The president of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, has fired the country’s Minister of Health, Miatta Kargbo, over her handling of the Ebola epidemic that has has led to the death 400 people in the West African country.

A statement released by the presidency on Friday said that Kargbo was sacked “to create a conducive environment for efficient and effective handling of the Ebola outbreak”.

Confusion trails Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s wife’s divorce suit

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Confusion seems to trail the reported divorce suit of Reverend Mrs. Anita Odegwa Oyakhilome against her husband, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, founder, Christ Embassy.

While some members of the church told Saturday Independent that the report is false, others said that it is true but that they are praying and hoping that God will intervene.

Fenerbahce drops Joseph Yobo

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Turkish Super Lig club, Fenerbahce, announced yesterday Friday August 29th that they have released Nigeria defender Joseph Yobo.

The club announced on their official website that due to restriction in the number of foreign players, they had to part ways with the player.

Declaration of caliphate: Military seeks Jonathan’s will to fight Boko Haram

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Prominent retired Generals in the country are alarmed that Boko Haram terrorists appeared to be gaining the upper hand in their war against Nigeria.

One of the retired Generals, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who visited Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday, was said to have voiced out to some of his close associates that he would not mind putting on his military uniform again in the face of the embarrassing declaration of an Islamic state in the North East by Boko Haram amid reports of the terrorists victory over the Nigerian army in several battles in recent days.

Experimental Ebola drug cured 100% of monkeys tested

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After all the bad news that have been going round over the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West African countries, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, a piece of good news finally arrived some moments ago.

Reporting online in the British journal Nature, researchers at the Public Health Agency of Canada announced that a prototype drug, ZMapp, that has been urgently given to a handful of patients with Ebola has cleared an important test hurdle.

According to the scientists report, the drug test results showed that ZMapp cured lab monkeys that have been infected with the Ebola virus disease.

Missing policemen are Now Boko Haram instructors?

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"The missing policemen have joined the Boko Haram instructors"

Today, millions of Nigerians are at the mercy of Boko Haram and it is becoming clearer that our security agencies might not be equal to the task, in terms of fire-power.

Hope you guys remember that Boko Haram stormed and took over a Nigeria Police College recently? Well, the sad update is that the terrorists have converted the place into the base of the terrorist group and they are conducting their training there, with impunity.

US Urged to Arrest Pres Jonathan for Organized Terrorism and Genocide

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This interview of Hon. Farouk Adamu Aliyu is a most important document in Nigeria’s developing history. Mr. Aliyu went to the United States to seek the assistance and cooperation of the Obama administration in the arrest of Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. He defended the reasons why he and many Nigerians, myself included believe the accidental President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan should be swiftly arrested for crimes against humanity, support and leadership of terrorism and gross abuse of office. Mr. Aliyu formally presented the submission to the United States government who have the capacity to arrest Goodluck Jonathan, protected by immunity in Nigeria.

He expressed that it will be insincere and reckless of the US and international community to continue to ignore the direct leadership, affiliations and coordination of terror by the Nigerian President on the country’s 167 million people.

Open Heavens 2014: Saturday August 30, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - When Revival Comes II

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TOPIC:WHEN REVIVAL COMES II [Saturday August 30, 2014]

MEMORISE: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

READ:Psalm 51:1-3
1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.  2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Ribadu granted waiver to contest PDP Governorship primaries

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Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Malam Nuhu Ribadu can now heave a sigh of great relief as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Friday granted him waiver to contest the September 6 governorship primary election.

Former military administrator of Lagos state, Buba Marwa and Markus Gundiri were also granted waiver.

Ebola: Wife of deceased doctor Enemuo moved to Lagos

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Nigerian health authorities have moved the wife of the medical doctor who died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the southern city of Port Harcourt to an isolation centre in the commercial city of Lagos.

Dr. Iyke Enemuo, who treated an infected ECOWAS staff in Port Harcourt, died of the disease 22 Aug. However, the ECOWAS staff survived the disease.

Fernando Torres joins AC Milan on loan

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Chelsea and AC Milan have agreed terms on a two-year loan deal for Fernando Torres, the Premier League club have confirmed.

The Spain international has endured a troubled career at Stamford Bridge, struggling for form following his £50 million move from Liverpool.

Dogs eating corpses of Ebola victims in Liberia - Residents

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Residents of Johnsonville Township, outside Monrovia in Liberia are claiming that dogs are digging up the corpses of Ebola victims buried in shallow graves in Liberia and eating them in the streets.

Though security personnel guarding the area have refuted this, the residents insist it's been happening for days...that wild dogs have been going to the 'Ebola graveyard' in Johnsonville, digging up corpses, dragging them into the open and feeding on their flesh. They are blaming government health officials who hurriedly bury Ebola victims after they die in shallow graves at night.

FIFA threatens to ban Nigeria, warns Chris Giwa

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World football governing body FIFA has warned Nigeria could be banned by Tuesday if an “elected” executive committee led by Chris Giwa does not vacate the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) office by midnight Monday.

In a letter dated Friday, 29 August and signed by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valke, FIFA warned Giwa and his executives to stop parading themselves as NFF officials.

Ebola: CAF rules out relocation of AFCON matches

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The Confederation of African Football has ruled out the relocation of matches scheduled outside of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

This is coming after several national associations requested relocation of matches over their concerns about hosting or visiting the team of an Ebola-affected country.

Another woman with "Ebola" escapes from Port Harcourt; over 200 now quarantined

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The sister of the Doctor who died of Ebola in Port Harcourt has escaped. It was gathered that the woman escaped to Abia State to avoid being quarantined along with others who came into contact with the late doctor.

The good news is that one of her siblings, who is also a Medical Doctor in the city, has forced her to go back to the quarantine center in Port Harcourt, advising her that she could get help there.

Incest: Brother and sister have sex 3 times in church parking lot

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20-year-old Christopher Buckner, and her brother Timothy Savoy, 25 were arrested near a church after they allegedly had sex.

The two siblings from Georgia admitted to police that they had sex three times in a tractor trailer parked outside a church after watching “The Notebook,” cops said.

Ebola: Nigeria monitors 160 after virus kills doctor in Port Harcourt

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Some 160 people are being medically monitored in Nigeria’s oil-producing hub Port Harcourt after a doctor died from the virus, the local government said on Friday.

“As of today, none of them has shown symptoms of any kind. We are in touch with them constantly and they also call us to tell us their condition,” Rivers State health commissioner Sampson Parker told a news conference in the city.

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome's Wife files for Divorce

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The dissolution of the marriage between Christ Embassy Church founder, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, and his wife, Rev. Anita Odegwa Oyakhilome, has entered the final phase, TheCable report that, the wife is seeking a divorce on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour” and “adul-tery”.

She outlined several allegations against the pastor which TheCable cannot publish yet for legal reasons.

The divorce case, with Suit No FD14D01650, was filed on April 9, 2014 at Divorce Section A, Central Family Court, First Avenue House, High Holborn, London, UK, on Anita’s behalf by Attwaters Jameson Hill Solicitors.

Tambuwal and Fashola Presidential ticket will crush PDP in 2015

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The Deputy Chairman of the House of Reps Committee on Finance, Yomi Ogunnusi, has said if the APC can present strong candidates for the Presidency in 2015, it will defeat President Goodluck Jonathan who is most likely set to seek re-election.

Hon. Ogunnusi, who represents Ifako/Ijaye Constituency, said the APC would do well at the poll next year if it presented the Speaker of the House of Reps, Aminu Tambuwal as its presidential candidate and the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, as his running mate.

President Jonathan recalls all resident Doctors

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The pressure on President Goodluck Jonathan with regards to the sack of resident doctors and suspension of the training has paid off.

The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of Residency Training Programme in federal hospitals effective Thursday August 28, while the ongoing appraisal of the programme continues.

Tiwa Savage tells Teebillz he can't divorce or exchange her [Photo]

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She posted that photo with the caption.....way to go

Dora Akunyili all the way

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I have struggled with writing a befitting piece for Dora Akunyili since her cruel demise. And this is why. In the less than six months that I worked closely with her in Abuja at the Ministry of information and Communications, I was unable to come to terms with her undying belief that Nigeria was still the greatest country in the world. For her, no country had all of God's blessings together in one piece like Nigeria. Nigeria, to her, had the ingredients to attain greatness. It was only a matter of time.

If I shared her faith, I could not share her optimism about Nigeria. Where she saw greatness, I saw something different. Where she saw hope for a better country, I saw a bleak future. But no one could stop her or change her passion for Nigeria. Consummate in her endeavors and committed to achieving set goals, Dora Akunyili had no comparison. Even from a distance, one could sense her commitment and share In her dream.

El-Rufai is Boko Haram Commander – Ihejirika Opens Up

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From all indications, we will soon catch all those sponsoring Boko Haram and causing us pains as some of those who should know are beginning to open up. Speaking to Vanguard Thursday, Former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Ihejirika exposed former minister of the FCT, Nasir El-Rufai, as the chief and influential commander of Boko Haram.

“The (commanders), including El-Rufai, know where the problem is," Ihejirika told Vanguard. "He should stop deceiving Nigerians by trying to divert attention”.

Man who found and returned N17million($105k) says, My conscience would not have allowed me to rest

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Umar Yusuf did what a few in his position would have done. He found a customer’s dollar bills running into over 100,000 and returned it intact. For this, the reception manager has been honoured by the government of Jigawa State at the grand finale of its 23rd anniversary celebration in Dutse.

Yusuf has been the toast of his Jigawa Hotels employer and lovers of honesty, writes Asst. Editor Olukorede Yishau [The Nation].

He lives in a country ranked the 144th most corrupt. Nigeria, where Umar Yusuf, a reception manager at Jigawa Hotels, proudly identifies as his country, shares this dubious status with failed states, such as Afghanistan, North Korea and Somalia.

Open Heavens 2014: Friday August 29, daily devotion by Pastor E. A. Adeboye - When Revival Comes I

TOPIC: WHEN REVIVAL COMES I [Friday August 29, 2014]

MEMORISE: Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Psalm 85:6

READ:Psalm 85:4-7
4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.  5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

Brazilian town full of ‘extremely attractive’ women calls out for men

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A Brazilian town that is entirely made up of young, ‘extremely attractive’ women has made an appeal – for single men.

Noiva do Cordeiro, in southeast Brazil, has a 600-strong population that is entirely female, with sons sent away at 18 and the few husbands only allowed in town on weekends.

Is NASA going to find life on Europa?

Each month DNews will sit down with NASA to discuss amazing space topics!

This month, we'll be talking about Jupiter's icy moon Europa. Could its subsurface oceans harbor life? What extreme engineering challenges.

Ebola: Rivers identifies patients of late doctor

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[Punch] Rivers State Government says the patients of the late Dr. Iyke Enemoah, who died of Ebola have been identified and restricted.

Our correspondent learnt that the late doctor died at the Good Heart Hospital on Evo Road, GRA, Port Harcourt.

Nigerian oil theft: FG, US probe Ghana, Europe’s connection

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Strong indications have emerged that the Federal Government and the United States have launched full investigation into smuggling of the Nigerian crude oil through Saltpond platform in Ghana.

Information gathered revealed that several thousands of barrels, which were supposedly pilfered from Nigeria, made their way to global markets through Saltpond oil facility, which is owned by Ghana and Lushann International Energy Corporation (LIEC), a Houston-based firm.

British Scientists Discover Ebola Vaccine

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A new vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus has been developed in the UK and human trials could commence on 60 healthy British volunteers as early as next month.

If the vaccine performs as well in humans as it already has in monkeys, it will be extended to 80 volunteers in Gambia and in Mali.

President Jonathan launches new national e-ID card in Abuja

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President Jonathan today August 28th launched the new national e-ID card at the Villa in Abuja. The new e-ID card which is powered by MasterCard is a multi-purpose card for identification, electronic signatures, and can be used for depositing money, withdrawing and making payments. So it's both an ID card and ATM.

The first phase of the project will see 13million Nigerians issued the card while the next phase will target 100million Nigerians. The project is a partnership with MasterCard, the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission and Access bank.

Angeline Jolie officially marries Brad Pitt

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According to TMZ, Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who have been living together for the past 9 years and share 6 children, are now husband and wife. 
The report below:
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie finally have made it official ... they got married! In typical Brangelina fashion, it happened very under the radar. In fact, they married last weekend in France, according to a spokesman for the couple.

PDP accuses Amaechi over Ebola

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The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has blamed the State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, for the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease to the state.

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser on Media to the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Jerry Needam, the opposition party in Rivers State stated that Amaechi’s insensitivity was responsible for the Ebola virus that claimed the life of a medical doctor, Iyke Enemuo.

2014/2015 UEFA Champions League group stage draw

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Manchester City will face Bayern Munich for the third time in four seasons, as well as CSKA Moscow and Roma.
Arsenal face Borussia Dortmund for the second season running, while Chelsea look to have a kind draw against Schalke, Sporting Lisbon and Maribor.

Diego Costa suffers Chelsea training injury

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The Spaniard will be monitored by the Blues' medical staff to determine the extent of the problem, and no decision has yet been made on whether he will feature against Everton

Diego Costa has sustained a minor muscular injury in training and will be monitored by Chelsea's medical staff in the coming days, Goal understands.

Governor Amaechi set to work with Buhari

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Sources revealed that, the Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi is highly disposed to work with Gen Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

His political allies told TheCable that he is very comfortable with Buhari. "Amaechi said at a meeting with his political allies recently that even though APC has very good presidential materials, Buhari stands out. Electorally, he can deliver northern votes and get a significant number from the south.

Most of those fighting me are people I’ve given billions of Naira - Amaechi Opens Up

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Chairman of Nigerian Governors Forum and Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi on Wednesday explained why he was the target of attacks from some politicians within and outside the state.

Almost 80 per cent of those fighting him are are people he gave billions of naira in contracts and they have put the money in their pockets, they did not deliver and they claim they are Ikwerre people.

Nigeria records new Ebola death in Port Harcourt

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[Saharareporters] The diplomat, who was part of the team who met with Patrick Sawyer in Lagos, flew to Port Harcourt, Rivers State for treatment, evading surveillance for the disease.

A doctor, who secretly treated a diplomat who had contact with the index case, Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, has died of Ebola in Nigeria.

Samuel Eto’o: I'm ending my International Career

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Samuel Eto’o announced on Wednesday that his international career with Cameroon is over.

Eto’o, who had not been named in Cameroon’s 25-man squad for the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations which begin in September, played his last game for The Indomitable Lions during their mediocre World Cup campaign in Brazil.