Some weeks back, Nigerians were all over the social media speculating that Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh would be representing the country at this year’s Big Brother 8 which the actress went on twitter to deny.
Well, it is a clear fact that Kenya will be represented by the vivacious model and socialite Huddah ‘Empress’ Monroe and various nude pictures of hers which has splashed all over the internet is an indication of something to look forward to for avid watchers of the Big Brother episodes.
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Few weeks after releasing the official cover art for is upcoming album, Street OT; YBNL recording artiste Olamide has unveiled the track list for the album. The indigenous rapper released the track list via his Instagram page on Monday, 20th of Oct. 2014.
The album art shows the rapper in a cloudy background, with a rosary and gold chain around his neck. Street OT hits the streets on the 11th of November.
Nigeria, officially declared free of the Ebola virus by the WHO on Monday, has become a global reference point in the battle against the deadly disease, as the world health body endorses “made in Nigeria” technologies in boosting contact tracing capacities for nations with imported case diseases.
The World Health Organization which gave Nigeria a clean bill on the Ebola virus outbreak after six weeks without a recorded case said: “Several wealthy countries have people right now in Nigeria. They are studying technologies, “made in Nigeria” with WHO support, to boost their contact tracing capacities should an imported case occur.”
Addressing the organizations Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan noted that when the Ebola virus was carried into Lagos, Nigeria, on 20 July, health officials all around the world trembled in anticipation of what was almost certain to be the start of the worst nightmare scenario anyone could imagine.
She said given with a population of 23 million people constantly moving in and out of Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, everyone expected a tremendous explosion of cases that would likely prove extremely difficult to control.
Explaining the reason for this success, Dr. Chan explained: “When the first Ebola case was confirmed in July, health officials immediately repurposed polio technologies and infrastructures to conduct Ebola case-finding and contact-tracing.”
The enthusiastic WHO Director-General said: “with full confidence that the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria is over. The virus is gone. The outbreak was defeated.”
“It is a good public health story with an unusual twist at the end.”
According to her, “the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging parts of West Africa is going to get far worse before it gets any better. Health officials are still racing to catch up with this rapidly evolving outbreak that is constantly delivering surprises.”
“As the whole world is seeing right now, without fundamental public health infrastructures in place, no society is stable. No population is safe.
“No country has the resilience to withstand the multiple shocks our 21st century societies are delivering with increasing frequency and force, whether caused by extreme weather events in a changing climate, armed conflict or civil unrest, or a deadly and dreaded virus spreading out of control, ” Dr. Chan said.
The effort of late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, an experienced consultant physician with the First Consultant Hospital in Lagos, remains notable in curtailing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria.
Adadevoh, lost her life after contracting the Ebola virus from an infected Liberian diplomat, Patrick Sawyer, the first case ever reported in the country.
The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial is expected to hand down the Paralympic athlete’s sentence on Tuesday.
The five-day sentencing hearing was adjourned on Friday after both the defence and prosecution gave their closing statements.
Mr Pistorius is awaiting the sentence for the conviction of culpable homicide, after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.
The athlete could serve a maximum of 15 years in prison for the crime.
The prosecution has called for Mr Pistorius to be incarcerated for 10 years, while the defence has argued that the double amputee should receive a maximum sentence of three years occasional house arrest, community service, and no jail time, claiming that violent South African prisons would “break” the athlete.
Mr Pistorius is also facing sentencing for his conviction of the negligent use of a firearm, for which the maximum sentence is five years. The conviction is for Mr Pistorius’s actions a month before Miss Steenkamp’s killing, when he fired a gun into the floor of a crowded restaurant.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have announced that their second royal baby is due in April next year.
The Duchess's pregnancy was announced on 8 September, but no due date had been given until today. The official announcement came from Kensington Palace this morning.
The palace said the Duchess is still suffering from extreme morning sickness, but her condition is "steadily improving", according to the BBC.read more
General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church og God, Pastor E.A. Adeboye defends CAN leader Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the recent $9.3 arms deal. Look at what he wrote on facebook.read more
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