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The Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment on patients in the east of the country, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak. The outbreak in eastern Congo’s North Kivu province has now spread to neighbouring Ituri province, where a person who
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday insisted that the Inspector-General of Police must arrest and produce the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in court on Aug. 16. Justice Stephen Pam gave the order following the absence of Yakubu’s team of lawyers in court and there was no explanation as to why they were absent.

Two Malaysian women have been sentenced to caning after they admitted having sex in contravention of strict Islamic laws, an official said Tuesday, sparking outrage from rights groups. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have increasingly faced pressure in the Muslim-majority country in recent years, with officials frequently accused of targeting them.
A spokesman for the former player confirmed his departure in an email message. Ronaldo said Sunday he was being treated for a severe bout of flu infection after being taken to the hospital Friday. the former Real Madrid star had been treated in intensive care for pneumonia at the city’s public hospital before being transferred to the clinic.
Nigeria will face the wrath of world football’s governing body unless “the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) offices are not handed back to the legitimate NFF executive committee under President Amaju Melvin Pinnick”, FIFA warned in a statement on Tuesday. Nigeria put itself on a collision course with FIFA in July when the government’s sports ministry directed
Thirty-seven members of the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC,) who completed their service on Monday in Ogun State, were involved in an accident shortly after leaving the orientation camp in Sagamu. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, who confirmed this, said the corps members were heading
The Nigerian Air Force says the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation DiranMikiya has neutralised bandits in Sububu Forest, BirninMagaji and Rugu Forest in Zamfara. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, air commodore Ibikunle Daramola, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. He said that the successes recorded were in recent air
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said that seven deaths have been recorded from the outbreak of cholera in four communities in the territory. Humphrey Okoroukwu, the Director of Public Health in the Health and Human Services Secretariat, FCTA, confirmed the development in Abuja. Okoroukwu said two deaths were recorded at Kubwa village, one
The Senate President, BukolaSaraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, YakubuDogara, have said no date has been fixed for the National Assembly to reconvene to consider the 2019 budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The leaders of the two chambers disclosed this on Tuesday, in a statement signed by their media aides, YusuphOlaniyonu and
With the exit of former Governor of Plateau State,Senator Jonah David Jang,in the 2019 Senatorial race for Plateau North, having declared his intention to contest for the presidency, at least four aspirants are jostling to take over the senatorial seat from him This is even as the state Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has