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Toll in Nigeria building collapse hits 70
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos reached 70 Wednesday, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in the latest development on the incident which occurred last week.

Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman of the response agency in Nigeria's southwest region, told reporters at the site of the tragedy that a total of 70 bodies were pulled out from the rubble of the building during the rescue operation. A total of 171 survivors were also rescued during the operation, he added, according to Xinhua.

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Teachers reject Sept 22 resumption, give condition
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has said that its members would only resume on the government’s preferred date of September 22, if teachers are properly trained on Ebola prevention measures.

The NUT said its members prefer an extended resumption date, preferably the initial October 13, to be sure the deadly virus poses no risk in schools.


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Jonathan flaunts Ebola feat, says Sawyer would’ve been stopped today
Wednesday, 17 September 2014


President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to teachers to shelve any plan for an industrial action over Ebola scare, as he sought to dispel concerns on the status of the deadly virus in Nigeria.

The president said Nigeria has contained the virus, and that the government’s alertness would ensure no Nigerian contracts the virus if Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola to Nigeria, had arrived the country today.

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Nigerian govt admits ownership of $9.3 million arms money seized by South Africa
Wednesday, 17 September 2014


The Nigerian government has opened talks with South Africa after an aircraft conveying $9.3m cash from Abuja, allegedly for arms purchase, was seized by the South African authorities.

Two Nigerians and an Israeli aboard the airplane were detained and are facing investigations for transporting the huge amount into South Africa.
It emerged on Tuesday that the jet is owned by Ayo Oritsejafor, who heads the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.

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Missing jet: We should be able to provide credible information soon – Amosu
Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Ademola Amosu has said that the Air Force has credible information on where the Alpha Jet which crashed while on a mission in North-eastern part of the country may be.

An Air Force jet with two pilots on board, while on a mission from Yola to Maiduguri, disappeared from radar since Friday and a search and rescue operation has been dispatched to locate and rescue the pilots.

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Toll in Nigeria building collapse hits 70
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

ImageThe toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos reached 70 Wednesday, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in the latest development on the incident which occurred last week.

Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman of the response agency in Nigeria's southwest region, told reporters at the site of the tragedy that a total of 70 bodies were pulled out from the rubble of the building during the rescue operation. A total of 171 survivors were also rescued during the operation, he added, according to Xinhua.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 17 September 2014 )
 
Teachers reject Sept 22 resumption, give condition
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

ImageThe Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has said that its members would only resume on the government’s preferred date of September 22, if teachers are properly trained on Ebola prevention measures.

The NUT said its members prefer an extended resumption date, preferably the initial October 13, to be sure the deadly virus poses no risk in schools.


 
Jonathan flaunts Ebola feat, says Sawyer would’ve been stopped today
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Image

President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to teachers to shelve any plan for an industrial action over Ebola scare, as he sought to dispel concerns on the status of the deadly virus in Nigeria.

The president said Nigeria has contained the virus, and that the government’s alertness would ensure no Nigerian contracts the virus if Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought Ebola to Nigeria, had arrived the country today.

 
Nigerian govt admits ownership of $9.3 million arms money seized by South Africa
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014


ImageThe Nigerian government has opened talks with South Africa after an aircraft conveying $9.3m cash from Abuja, allegedly for arms purchase, was seized by the South African authorities.

Two Nigerians and an Israeli aboard the airplane were detained and are facing investigations for transporting the huge amount into South Africa.
It emerged on Tuesday that the jet is owned by Ayo Oritsejafor, who heads the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.

 
Missing jet: We should be able to provide credible information soon – Amosu
Written by Ben Agande   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014

ImageThe Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Ademola Amosu has said that the Air Force has credible information on where the Alpha Jet which crashed while on a mission in North-eastern part of the country may be.

An Air Force jet with two pilots on board, while on a mission from Yola to Maiduguri, disappeared from radar since Friday and a search and rescue operation has been dispatched to locate and rescue the pilots.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 16 September 2014 )
 
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