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Cuban Medics Head for Liberia to Fight Ebola

Cuban Medics Head for Liberia to Fight Ebola

Cuban medical team is set to arrive in Liberia to help tackle the spread of the Ebola virus, the foreign ministry has said in a statement. The ministry said a 52-member team comprising doctors, nurses, epidemiologists, intensive care doctors, general practitioners, surgeons, pediatricians, intensive care nurses, anesthetists and licensed nurses will arrive in the capital on Wednesday. The statement said the ministry was informed of ... Read More »

Five More Soldiers Arraigned For Mutiny

Five More Soldiers Arraigned For Mutiny

Army authorities again arraigned five more soldiers before a General Court Martial for mutiny at the Abacha Barracks in Abuja on Tuesday. The soldiers were said to have pleaded not guilty to the two counts of mutiny and conspiracy to commit mutiny. The accused are Lance Corporals Bankole Taiwo, Ayodele Olawale, Sule Ochehepo, Isaiah Olofu and Adebayo Gbenga. They all ... Read More »

Aminu Wali ‘Optimistic’ Boko Haram will Free Chibok Girls

Aminu Wali ‘Optimistic’ Boko Haram will Free Chibok Girls

Nigeria’s foreign minister said Tuesday that Abuja hopes to end the conflict with Islamist militant group Boko Haram soon and win the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls.  “I can say with some optimism, cautious optimism, that we are moving towards a situation where we’d be able to, in the very near future, to be able to get back ... Read More »

Ebola: US Restricts Airport Arrivals from West Africa

Ebola: US Restricts Airport Arrivals from West Africa

New US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports are coming into effect. Travellers from Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea must now arrive at O’Hare in Chicago, JFK, Newark, Washington’s Dulles or Atlanta, where they will undergo enhanced screening. Travellers from these countries will have their ... Read More »

APC Writes Jonathan And Police IG On Asari’s Threat To Lai Mohammed

APC Writes Jonathan And Police IG On Asari’s Threat To Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress on Tuesday wrote a letter to President Goodluck Jonathan alleging threats to its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, by the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari. In the letter which was signed by its National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, the APC said Dokubo-Asari’s threat was contained in an interview he granted ... Read More »

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