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Dr. Stella Adadevoh, First Doctor To Attend To Liberian Patrick Sawyer, Dies Of Ebola

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adedavoh, the doctor who was the first to attend to Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, has died.

The death of Adadevoh, which occurred on Tuesday, has not yet been confirmed by Nigeria’s health authorities. But a source close to the Adadevoh confirmed her passing to SaharaReporters.

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Nigerian Actress Uzo Aduba Wins Creative Arts Emmy 
By Fatima Sesay
Uzo Aduba, 33, who plays “Crazy Eyes” on the highly admired Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black (2013)” made history after taking home the Show’s first award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy on Saturday, August 16 at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles."I’m stuffed really,” Aduba said. “I’m beyond full. My cup runneth over right now.”READ MORE…
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Nigerian Actress Uzo Aduba Wins Creative Arts Emmy

By Fatima Sesay

Uzo Aduba, 33, who plays “Crazy Eyes” on the highly admired Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black (2013)” made history after taking home the Show’s first award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy on Saturday, August 16 at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

"I’m stuffed really,” Aduba said. “I’m beyond full. My cup runneth over right now.”

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Suspected Suicide Bomber Arrested At Lagos Airport

disabled man, who police say was planning to bomb the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, was arrested late on Monday. The incident threw the airport into mass chaos as travelers scampered for cover upon hearing of an attempted suicide bombing within the airport.

Witnesses at the airport who saw police make the dramatic arrest, say the man was arrested for allegedly planning to bomb the Centrex unit of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.

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Former Anti-Corruption Icon Nuhu Ribadu Running For Governor On Platform Of PDP, Party He Labeled Den Of Corruption

About 10 governorship aspirants, including Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, today indicated interest in the Adamawa State governorship on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  

In addition to his EFCC stint, he headed the June 2006 federal interagency Joint Task Force (JTF) which indicted several governors, including the then Bayelsa State governor Goodluck Jonathan, for false declaration of assets, among others.

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The Nigerian Government Is A Greater Threat To Its People Than Boko Haram By Udoka Okafor

Corruption is a disease that has infiltrated the fabric of my country, Nigeria. It has become a way of life. Corruption exists, not simply at the human level, but at an institutional level as well. Our political climate and sociocultural narrative is fundamentally shaped by corruption.

Corruption manifests itself in different ways, both on a micro and a macro level. Policemen collecting bribes is just one of these said manifestations of corruption in Nigeria.

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NFF Reinstates Maigari Following FIFA Pressure

The Nigeria Football Federation has reinstated Aminu Maigari as president, after a back and forth struggle with international football governing body, FIFA, following the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

In a statement today, NFF official Emeka Inyama said “there were disagreements and (a) misunderstanding for a number of weeks, but FIFA has cleared the air.”

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Hundreds Protest Police Brutality After Murder Of Michael Brown

Hundreds gather at Union Square, New York City on August 14 to protest the murder of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old from Ferguson, Missouri, among other incidents relating to police brutality.

Brown, who was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force on Saturday, August 9, is said to have been walking to visit his grandmother when the incident occurred.

Photo Credit: Fatima Sesay

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"Inside the Diaspora with Fatima" Eps. 14: A Closer Look At Ebola

This episode takes a closer look at the ebola virus that has been ravaging the Western region of Africa for months.

Special guests Dr. Mafudia Suaray and Mr. Sidique Wai give a better understanding of the virus and what needs to be done to combat the outbreak.

On the “Each One, Teach One” segment, New Yorkers share their thoughts about Ebola and whether or not it is a government conspiracy.

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Medical Doctors, Students, Consultants Protest Nationwide Sack Of Resident Doctors In Lagos

In what they branded as a solidarity move to save the collective health sector, various associations of health workers and medical students protested the mass sacking of 16,000 resident doctors early this morning.

The protesters faulted attitudes of the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, toward the demands of the doctors, alleging that the political class is deliberately shutting down the public health sector as a form of “coup” against good health of the public.

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Hundreds Protest Police Brutality After Murder Of Michael Brown

Hundreds gather at Union Square, New York City on August 14 to protest the murder of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old from Ferguson, Missouri, among other incidents relating to police brutality.

Brown, who was shot and killed by officer Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force on Saturday, August 9, is said to have been walking to visit his grandmother when the incident occurred.

Photo Credit: Fatima Sesay

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Stock Broker Faces Prosecution For N30m Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to prosecute a stock broker for a N30million scam.

The broker, Bioye Eluwole, 54, allegedly sold 300,000 units of shares belonging to one of his clients without authorisation. The shares, spread over sixteen different companies, were reportedly warehoused in his firm, Bytofel Trust and Securities Limited, but were confirmed sold by the Central Securities Clearing System, CSCS, when the client sought to confirm the status of his investments.

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National Conference 2014 Ends, Delegates Adopt Final Report Conference Chairman and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, GCON; Deputy chairman and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi; Conference Secretary, Dr (Mrs) Valerie-Jenette Azinge and the three assistant secretaries savoured the atmosphere with joy. Read More…
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National Conference 2014 Ends, Delegates Adopt Final Report

Conference Chairman and former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, GCON; Deputy chairman and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi; Conference Secretary, Dr (Mrs) Valerie-Jenette Azinge and the three assistant secretaries savoured the atmosphere with joy.

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EFCC Quizzes Alabi Over Intercontinental Bank Sale

A former managing director of intercontinental Bank Plc, Mr. Mahmoud Lai Ababi, is currently being quizzed by the anti- graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the sale of the defunct second generation bank to Access Bank Plc.

Knowledgeable sources informed that Alabi, who responded to an invitation by the commission at about 10am this morning, August 14, is being grilled by a team of operatives assembled to clear the clouds surrounding the controversial transaction.

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