Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Sierra-Leonian Doctor who was key figure in fight against Ebola has died from the virus

On Friday,it was announced that Dr. Sheik Umar Khan had caught the virus,he contacted the disease despite wearing protective gear when treating patients. He passed away on the 29th of this month.
The 39 year old Sheik who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, was infected with Ebola this month and had been moved to a treatment ward run by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres in the far north of the country.Before his diagnosis, he told reporters:

 "I am afraid for my life, I must say, because I cherish my life.Health workers are prone to the disease because we are the first port of call for somebody who is sickened by disease. Even with the full protective clothing you put on, you are at risk,"
His death comes days after a senior doctor at Liberia's largest hospital, Samuel Brisbane, died on Saturday at an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia. 3 nurses working in the same Ebola treatment centre alongside Khan also died from the disease last week. Several other medics have been infected.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Winners of Big Nigerian Wedding Season 1.

Sisi Yemmie and her man Yomi Odusanya. Their wedding photos.The wedding which took place on Friday July 18th.

59 people had direct contact with Lagos Ebola victim

Dr Idris explained that out of the number, 20 contacts had been physically screened of which 50% are of the type one contact and another 50% had type two contact, adding that the airline manifest has not been provided yet. "The Airline manifest has not been provided by the airline at the time of this report and therefore, the precise number of passenger contacts is yet to be ascertained, especially as two flights were involved (Monrovia-Lome and Lome-Lagos). There was no report of a medical incident filed." the statement read Dr Idris stated categorically that only one case of imported Ebola and one death has been recorded in Lagos.

 He went further to state “No Nigerian is infected, but all contacts are being actively followed. We call on all Nigerians to be calm and not panic and I do hereby assure them that both the state and Federal governments are up in arms to ensure that the virus did not escape and that no Nigeria is infected with this virus,” he stressed. He said part of the measures taken after the death of the Liberian was the demobilization of the private hospital where he was admitted and elimination of primary source of infection and that the decontamination process in all affected areas has commenced.

 He added that the corpse of the victim has since been cremated, and the ash is awaiting further directives from the Liberian Embassy. "Adhering strictly to WHO guidelines, the body of the deceased patient was decontaminated using 10% sodium hypochlorite and cremated, with the permission of the government of Liberia. A cremation urn has been prepared for dispatch to the family. The vehicle that conveyed the remains was also fully decontaminated," he added.

El-Rufai’ son dies from a car crash

Mallam Nasir El Rufai’s son died this morning at Maitama,Abuja. These are photos from the scene..According to a post by the Federal Road Safety Corps,he was said to be driving the damaged black lexus  around 5:30am when he ran into the volkswagen car in Abuja. The other person involved in the crash survived

He was only 23years,may his soul rest in peace

Monday, 28 July 2014

Bomb Blast in Kano again

This morning the Nigeria Police Force released the post above stating  bomb blast again at NNPC mega station along Maiduguri road