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Kent Brantly, US Doctor Who Contracted Ebola In Liberia, Discharged From Hospital

Kent Brantly, the United States doctor who was infected with Ebola Virus in Liberia, was on Thursday released from hospital.

Brantly was working for Samaritan’s Purse, a charity working to help the poor and defenceless Ebola patients in the West African country, when he started noticing symptoms of the virus.

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NMA: Our Industrial Action Is to Resolve A Conspiracy Against Health of Nigerian People

Medical doctors in Nigeria, though currently on strike, have pledged commitment to work with the Government in ensuring prevention of the Ebola epidemic from spreading.

During their congress at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Monday, they said that their strike will not affect efforts to deter the rapid spread of the deadly virus.

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Bitter Kola As Ebola Cure: Medical Groups Refute Iwu’s Claims

Two major medical groups in Nigeria have refuted claims by former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Maurice Iwu, that he has a cure for the Ebola virus ravaging parts of West Africa.

A day after President Goodluck Jonathan included Mr. Iwu, a former professor of pharmacognosy, on a panel to lead Nigeria’s fight against the deadly and incurable disease, the groups of medical professionals debunked the former INEC chairman’s claim that kola nut or bitter kola could provide antidotes for the Ebola virus.

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Dr. Damages Show – Episode 146 (Pres. Jonathan Takes Dr. Damages’ History Test)

You must have seen social media’s most liked picture of the week – the picture of a fully dressed President Jonathan reading up on the History of West Africa. Some of you, disgruntled elements, nincompoops, doubting Thomases, questioned whether the first PhD-holding President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria was actually reading the book. To clear your doubts, the president’s media team arranged a one-minute question and answer session between Dr. Damages and Pres. Jonathan on the History of West Africa.

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Nigerians Want Confab Recommendations Subjected To Referendum - Poll

By Akpandem James

An opinion poll conducted by Nigeria’s foremost polling services company, NOIPolls reveals that 87 per cent on Nigerians affirmed their support for the constitution of the National Conference.

NOIPolls which is reputed for country-specific polling services in the West African region conducted the exercise in partnership with Gallup Inc. of (USA).

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Nigeria, Ghana, Clash in CHAN Semi-Final Tonight

Two West African soccer powerhouses, Nigeria and Ghana, confront each other in what promises to be a thrilling encounter tonight in a semi-final CHAN clash at the Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein, South Africa.

The free-scoring Super Eagles of Nigeria underlined their attacking prowess last Saturday when they came from three goals down in the first half to send the Atlas Lions of Morocco out in a remarkable quarter-final contest.

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Market Stalls in Agadez, Niger Republic-Photo Credit: Jim Staley

Suicide Bombers Kill 20 Soldiers In Niger Republic, Nigeria Mounts Troops Across Borders With Niger
By SaharaReporters, New York

Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa  (MUJAO),  an Islamic group which claims to be committed to the enforcement of Shariah law in West Africa, has claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing attack this morning at the Nigerian/Niger border in which over 20 Nigerien soldiers were killed.

A journalist in transit in the area told SaharaReporters that the terrorists also injured about 15 other soldiers, while four of their own were killed.

West Africa Civil Society Urges ECOWAS President to Save Credibility By Ostracizing Obasanjo From Monitoring Elections

Olusegun Obasanjo

By Saharareporters, New York

General Olusegun Obasanjo’s sinking international reputation as a misfit in democracy circles took a deeper plunge today with members of the Civil Society community in West Africa distancing themselves from his “utterances, positions, recommendations and past records” while on Elections Observation duty in several countries in the region.

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Human Rights Advocate, Innocent Chukwuma, to Lead Ford Foundation’s Office for West Africa

Innocent Chukwuma

By SaharaReporters, New York

Innocent Chukwuma, a globally-renowned advocate for human rights and good governance as well as a leading scholar on police and criminal justice reform in West Africa, was tapped this week to oversee all the work of the Ford Foundation in West Africa.

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