29 August, 2014



  • AFGHANISTAN  see   through  caves
  • CHINA see all the  airports
  • RUSSIA/UKRAINE see troop movements and their exact numbers
  • IRAQ  used  to se Sadam Hussien in all his  tunnels
  • LIBYA  saw   Ghadeffi  even in his  toilet
  • GAZA see everyone  and rocket launching pads
  • SYRIA see all ISIS  movements
  • IRAN sees  the  Ayothalah in the mosque  every Friday
  • EGYPT can tell exactly how many  stones  are thrown in TAHRIR  square and their  trajectories.
  • NIGER REPUBLIC , see the uranium deep under the soil.
  • SOUTH AFRICA see  all the Diamonds  under  the  soil
  • NORTH KOREA.  See all missiles  before  they are launched  and  follow them till explosion
Sincerely, I do not  understand !!

23 August, 2014

BridePrice App

BridePrice App

brideprice app
It is through the changing trends and the latest technology of app development that a group in Nigeria called Anakle, came up with the BridePrice app, a web application which enables one to calculate how much in terms of cash and physical appearance you can pay for your bride.
The new app helps women know how much they are worth so they can “charge” their future husbands accordingly. It can also be used by men and prospective husbands to gauge how much their in-laws will expect in terms of bride price ones a person requests for their daughter’s hand in marriage.
The Brideprice app enables a lady to find the true value of her worth or bride price as well as gauge or calculate that of friends and enemies alike.
Users are taken through various questions which come with multiple answers, each with a corresponding value in Naira.
The questions range from the bride’s physical appearance to education level. Once the final question has been answered, the elders go into consultation (the app calculates the lady’s worth in monetary terms), and just like that, the worth of your future bride is revealed.
On the first page the user is given an option to either check the bride price for one’s self or to check the bride price for a friend or an enemy.
The categories that describe the brides include, height, weight, leg shape, facial beauty, skin colour, facial quality, teeth colour, residency, nationality, highest education level attained, cooking skills, employment, body art, accent and a bonus question. In each category, you are given a few options which have a quoted virtual amount in Naira.
For instance, under the height category, the app user is asked to choose if your bride is tall, short, medium or aki and paw paw. If your bride is tall, the elders will ask for  N20000; if she is short,  N4500; medium attracts N14500 while Aki and PawPaw come with a price tag of N50,000
Once you are done, and you submit the end results , the elders go into consultation and eventually give the answers. The app gives you an option to share the final results on facebook and twitter platforms.
The app itself is an aggregation of jokes and stereotypes regarding Brice price in Nigeria. These stereotypes are all jokingly used in various Nigerian cultures and on social media every day.
What the app does is aggregate these collections of jokes in one place, and this is for the purpose of fun and humour only. Admittedly, the comic strips are the popular Bride Price concept popular in Nigeria, and most African countries. It should not be perceived as a platform to objectify a woman of any tribe, race or color.
The developers of the app caution everyone on the disclaimer page stating: ‘We are responsible for optimal performance of this app, but we are not responsible for what you do with it. This app is a joke, and all there is to it…”
This is an interesting app that one should try out using. Go ahead,calculate your brideprice and don’t forget to share it!

16 August, 2014

Ebola Cure: Lagos SG Rejects Nano Silver, Awaits ZMapp

Posted by: Deolu on August 16, 2014

The Government of Lagos State has reportedly declared that only US-made ZMapp drug will be allowed for treating Ebola infected patients, while the use of Canadian-made experimental vaccine, Nano Silver, will be halted.
vaccine-EbolaThese decisions were contained in a declaration by a Commissioner of Health, Dr. Jide idris, made in the evening of August 15, 2014, Friday. He also failed to clarify whether any of these drugs have already been brought to Nigeria or not, newsday.com.ng reports.
“Should we have access to ZMapp now, right away, we will start the administration on the patients.
“We are attending a meeting soon with the Task Force on Ebola to know if the ZMapp drug is available as stated by the Federal government,” Dr. Idris said.
The commissioner also stated that the Nano Silver, developed by an unnamed Nigerian scientist in the Diaspora and previously suggested by the Federal Government, is an untested natural health product, and the state is currently not ready to play with the health of the patients.
Dr. Idris also informed that First Consultant Hospital, where the first case of EVD occurred, would be reopened soon. According to him, this followed the mandatory three rounds of state-certified decontamination process.
The commissioner also revealed that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Clinic was shut after the detection of a confirmed case of the disease at the facility. The decontamination process there would be facilitated.
“25 patients and health workers at the facility when the case was detected are presently under surveillance,” he added.
ZMapp may have likely saved the lives of two American missionaries, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. The duo have been working in Liberia and got infected. However, they have been brought back to the USA and, at the same time, treatment with ZMapp was being made, which improved thier condtion significantly.
According to the official report by the World Health Organisation, rhe outbreak of deadly Ebola virus has already claimed at least 1,145 lives, while over 2,127 cases are confirmed.

11 August, 2014

'How Ebola victim sneaked into Nigeria from Liberia

Friday, August 8, 2014Written by Ibe Uwaleke (Lagos), Emeka Anuforo and John Okeke (Abuja)
Category: Lead Story


  • ECOWAS shuts down Lagos office over contacts with patient
  • Suspends meetings, fumigates office, officials under surveillance
  • Authorities to screen outbound passengers
  • Nigeria, S' Arabia okay deal on hajj, Ghana denies banning flights

PATRICK Sawyer, the late Liberian-American, who brought Ebola into Nigeria, was under surveillance in Liberia as a suspected patient of the disease. His sister had died of the deadly disease earlier.

The Liberian health authorities then put him under surveillance as a potential primary contact. But he defied the authorities over there and managed to 'sneak' into Nigeria to attend a meeting of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

The above was the account of Nigeria's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed, at a meeting the Federal Government called to brief the diplomatic community on efforts being made to curtail the spread of the disease in Abuja yesterday.

He told a shocked audience: "Sawyer was under surveillance but managed to find his way into Nigeria. The President of Liberia is deeply saddened that he managed to enter Nigeria."

Liberian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Alhassan Conteh, in a similar vein, expressed his 'deepest' condolences to the families of those dead and those under quarantine over the Ebola virus in Nigeria.

Conteh spoke at the briefing of the diplomatic mission. He, however, called on the Nigerian government to put a stop to what he described as harassment of Liberians in Nigeria over the Ebola disease, noting that "association is not causation."

But that single case of Sawyer, according to officials, has created what is now described as a 'national emergency.' Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, says everybody is at risk.

More facts have continued to emerge on the category of the 70 persons who are now under surveillance over different levels of contact with the late Sawyer.

As he arrived in Nigeria ill, ECOWAS protocol officers who were at the airport to welcome the regional diplomat coming for the Calabar meeting used one of their pool cars to rush him to the hospital. These protocol officers are part of the 70 persons who are being observed for signs of the ailment. The incubation period for Ebola is three weeks.

Also, the vehicle used to convey him to the hospital and the entire ECOWAS building in Lagos where the protocol officers returned to work are now 'suspect.'

In fact, the building has been temporarily shut down, while health officials battle to fumigate the building, the entire compound and the vehicle.

ECOWAS has also suspended all its regional meetings, unless it is absolutely necessary.

Dr. Toga Gayewea Mcintosh, Vice President at the ECOWAS Commission, gave these fresh perspectives to the situation, as he reeled out efforts to curtail the disease in the region. He said the building would remain shut until the fumigation had been concluded satisfactorily.

He also clarified that the late Sawyer never went to Calabar as widely speculated. His words: "We are pleased with the efforts made by Nigeria to hold this building, we stand by the actions of the government and other actions being taken. The commission is sad about this ailment. We have suspended all meetings that will bring us together as a region, unless it is so essential or crucial. All other meetings have been suspended. We have temporarily shut down our Lagos office. The vehicle used to take the late Sawyer is still there in our Lagos office. We want to fumigate the entire Lagos office of ECOWAS."

On what the commission was doing, he stressed: "We have spread information tapes to our institutions to ensure that they are abreast of the current trends. We have also set up a task force that will be gathering information on the region of Africa to ensure proactive fight against the disease. I want to appeal to all our friends to support us .We want you to give us your technical support. The time has come for us to stabilise the situation. This goes beyond health .These is a solidarity challenge. We should get to ask between countries how we can get out of this menace. The time has come for us to put all it takes to stabilise the situation. I think today is a very critical day for me. This is a major task and we thank those who are now producing the technical support to deal with this."

Chukwu observed that Nigeria had never had any health emergency like Ebola and termed it a "national emergency."

" We have an emergency on hand. Everyone is at risk. It doesn't have 100 per cent mortality rate though. Not all infected die. In fact, the World Health Organisation puts survival rate at 40 per cent."

He gave further details on the flight, stressing that a total of 48 passengers were on that flight.

"The initial challenge was the manifest and the sitting was free. So, it was difficult mapping out the contact in the earlier hours. Some left on the next flights. Against our advice, some primary contacts left Lagos and went to other states. Everyone is at risk. WHO has sent a team to Lagos and are freely available for all kinds of support."

He said all Nigerian borders had been equipped with devices to test all passengers to and fro Nigeria, noting that Nigeria had not decided to close its borders, unless the situation required it.

He announced that Nigeria had accepted advice from the United States government and would henceforth screen all outbound passengers.

"We want to start screening passengers going out, we need to curtail the spread of the diseases even to other countries, if possible. We must insist that there must be a way to screen all passengers going out. Let me also mention that health workers are the most vulnerable. We got information that people are wearing gloves on the streets. This practice is counter-productive, unless you are involved in testing or treating.

"Seventy primary contacts are under investigation. We are in secondary contacts, and it is difficult, not to talk about tertiary contacts."

To further curtail spread, he said all crowd-related programmes by churches, mosques, and others, must have a medicinal team and participants must be screened.

On hajj, he said the Federal Government was working with the Saudi Arabia authorities to screen everybody going from Nigeria, while the Saudis would also be doing their own screening at the point of arrival. He said this was a better option.

Meanwhile, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has denied banning flights from Nigeria and other African countries as a result of the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

In a statement issued yesterday by GCAA, it said the information published online was "erroneous and misleading."

The statement reads: "The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority's attention has been drawn to an online publication on the above subject on Saturday, 2nd August, 2014 and we wish to state emphatically that the publication is erroneous and misleading.

"GCAA, as the sole regulator of the air transport industry and provider of air navigation service in the country, has not banned any airline from Nigeria and other African countries from operating to Ghana because of suspicion that the flights might be carrying passengers with the Ebola virus.

"We can confirm that flight operations to and from Nigeria and other African countries are normal without any interruption.

"The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority wishes to assure passengers and the general public that it is working with all stakeholders to ensure that the Kotoka International Airport and all other airports in the country remain safe and secure.

10 August, 2014

Nigerian 14 year-old girl faces murder trial

August 5, 2014 — 

A Nigerian court on Monday postponed the murder trial of a 14-year-old girl accused of poisoning the 35-year-old man she was forced to marry

Wasila Tasi'u. Photo: Vanguard
Wasila Tasi'u. Photo: Vanguard
Nigerian police say Wasila Tasi’u confessed to poisoning her groom, Umaru Sani, and his guests at the wedding party in the village of Unguwar Yansoro village, about 60 kilometres (40 miles) outside Nigeria’s second city of Kano. Additional charges are to the murder of three other people who ate the food laced with rat poison that she allegedly prepared and served earlier this year.
“She did it because she was forced by her parents to marry a man she did not love,” Kano state police spokesman Musa Magaji Majia told AFP.
Her lawyer, Hussaina Aliyu, contends that her client made a confession that is not legally valid. She said Tasi’u, a minor, was questioned by police without the presence of a parent or lawyer therefore any comments she may have made are inadmissable in court.
Aliyu works with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) and has tried to get the case tried at a juvenile court to no avail. “All we are saying is do justice to her. Treat the case as it is. Treat her as a child,” Aliyu said.
The marriage of teenage girls to grown men is common in the deeply conservative, mainly Muslim northern Nigeria, especially in poorer rural areas. The region has since 2000 been under Islamic Sharia law which, according to some, does not outlaw the marriage of girl children.

06 August, 2014

Nigeria: T.B. Joshua Asks Ebola Victims to Stay in Their Countries

Photo: SCOAN
T.B. Joshua
As panic continues to grow over the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, Temitope Joshua (popularly known as Pastor T.B Joshua), the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, has directed Ebola victims to stay in their countries.
Mr. Joshua's directive followed a plea by the officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Federal Government who visited his church, last Sunday, to seek his cooperation.
"What makes you a good citizen makes you a good Christian. There is a general law in every country that binds against Ebola victims from crossing borders," Mr. Joshua announced on the church's official website and Facebook page.
"Obey the law of your land and it shall be well with you. Obey the law of the land by not crossing the borders of your nation with Ebola virus," he added.
Jide Idris, the Lagos State Commissioner of Health, who led the government delegation, said that the visit is one of government's strategies to seek collaboration with faith-based organizations.
"We have our strategies that we intend to share with you," said Mr. Idris, a medical doctor.
"Again, we need to know the resources you have here because whether it is one or two cases, if they are allowed to get out, it is a major problem. We are here to work together on how to contain this disease," he added.
Mr. Joshua, the General Overseer of the Lagos-based church, is controversial for his claims of using divine powers to heal all kinds of ailments, prompting sick people from across Africa and the world to regularly throng his church.
Last week, Ituah Ighodalo, the Founder of Trinity House, sparked outrage on his Facebook page after he said that "the Name of Jesus" will cause the viral spread to stop.
The pastor had since come out to clarify that his Facebook post was merely a "message of hope and faith reminding us of the ever living words of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
At least 826 people have died from Ebola since January as the virus continues to spread across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The Nigerian Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, on Monday said that a medical doctor in Lagos has been infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
The unnamed doctor marks the second case of confirmed Ebola infection in Lagos after Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian, contracted and died of the ailment last month.
According to the Prof. Chukwu, 70 other people believed to have come into contact with the Liberian were being monitored.
Of the eight people now in quarantine, three show "symptomatic" signs of the disease, the health minister said.

01 August, 2014

Ebola Scare in Anambra: Govt detains corpse from Liberia


Medical doctors attending to an Ebola virus disease victimBy Vincent Ujumadu, Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale

AWKA —A CORPSE of an Anambra State indigene brought from Liberia, yesterday, caused scare of the dreaded Ebola disease in the state, with officials of the state ministry of health directing security operatives to cordon off the mortuary where the body was deposited pending investigations by experts from the Federal Ministry of Health.
The corpse was brought into the country as a cargo and was taken straight to Apex Hospital and Mortuary at Nkwelle Ezunaka in Oyi Local Government Area of the state, apparently by his relations and waiting for burial.
However, somebody from the community, who knew that the man died in Liberia where there have been deaths caused by Ebola disease, informed the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano. The Governor immediately directed the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Josephat Akabike to take action.
Addressing reporters in Awka, yesterday, Akabike said though it has not been confirmed that the man died of the Ebola disease, there was need for precautionary measures to be taken.
He said: “We have already contacted the Federal Ministry of Health and we are expecting them to arrive the state any time from now. We have sealed the mortuary and the hospital and all the corpses and the people working there have been quarantined.
Mourtary, staff quarantined
“We are also making efforts to locate the family of the deceased to know their level of contact with the corpse when it arrived the country and everybody who had visited the mortuary will also be quarantined.
“We are surprised how the corpse came into Nigeria and Anambra State. It is shocking to us.
“We have directed the police to cordon off the area. Ebola is a very big threat and that is why we are taking all the measures.”
According to him, “the information was brought by somebody who acted fast, following the announcement we have been making since the disease was made known”, adding that his ministry has assembled its health team and got all the preventive materials ready.
LUTH tests 20 specimens, all negative
Meanwhile, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, yesterday, disclosed that over 20 specimens of suspected contacts of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, have been received for analysis at its DNA molecular laboratory, since the confirmed case of Patrick Sawyer, the late Liberian that died of Ebola disease in Lagos on July 25, 2014.
The results of those samples have, however, been confirmed negative by virologists at the hospital. Confirming this yesterday, Chief Medical Director, Prof. Akin Osibogun said: “The samples which were sent from all over the country include mainly those of the late Sawyer’s contacts while he was being treated.
However, as the blood and fluid samples keep trooping to LUTH from doctors, Osibogun said none has tested positive except that of the late Liberian. He confirmed that the hospital has screened at least 20 blood/fluid samples for the deadly Ebola virus, but also admitted that more were being expected. He expressed confidence that LUTH laboratory has the capacity for the tests which involve high technology.
Continuing, Osibogun said: “The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has the capability to make the diagnosis and I am sure you must have heard that the specimens were sent to this hospital and the diagnosis was made in this hospital.
“The specimens keep coming to LUTH because the Liberian patient was only one but we have received more than one specimen. None has tested positive so far. I don’t know the exact figure at this point but at one point we had well over 20 specimens that have been tested from 20 different contacts, people who were likely to have come in contact with the late Liberian. But it is a continuous thing. That 20 may not be a figure to work with because they keep sending specimens”.
He noted that “Ebola virus disease has an incubation period of two to 21 days. Some manifest earlier, while some manifest late, but between two to 21 days. The incubation period is used to quarantine the patient. If you keep a patient for one month and the virus does not manifest, the suspect might be let out of quarantine. But what is important is to watch out for signs and symptoms”.
How Ebola is transmitted
Osibogun advised that at this point, it is important to bear in mind how the disease is transmitted. “It is usually by any contact with any body fluid, blood, sweat and saliva. We should wash our hands as often as possible as we can just to reduce the chances of contamination. It is going to be difficult avoiding crowded places.”
He also disclosed that in a disease outbreak like Ebola, it is needful to corroborate lab results with a second laboratory to ensure accuracy of result, which he said they have been doing since the case of the late Liberian.
Medical doctors attending to an Ebola virus disease victim
He said already LUTH has set up a team to handle any crisis arising from an unexpected spread of the disease. He said: “We put in place isolation mechanism, and barrier mechanisms. Everything is on standby in the event there is any case in the hospital. The Lagos State Ministry of Health and Federal Ministry of Health have also been carrying out enlightenment campaign where they have health education units to educate members of the public on how to protect themselves against exposure and to recognise and to have a high level index of suspicion. So that if there is any suspected case, the report is quickly made.
“I think we should commend that private hospital because they demonstrated high index of suspicion. They were able to keep the patient and declined to allow the patient leave the hospital and they immediately alerted federal and state authorities.
“The Federal and State authorities have since stepped in to investigate and try to trace the contacts while specimen are still being received and tested to see if any of the contacts are at risk. We need to reduce body contact. People no longer shake hands. The thing about communicable diseases is that there must be an agent that is transmissible from one person to the other. It is either that agent or product of the agent or a part of that agent that must be transmissible from an infected person to susceptible host. So that is very clear so the virus must go from one person, but in this case, it is virus. But in some conditions, it could be the product of the virus, a toxin from the virus can be transmitted to somebody in some other diseases, but in this instance, the virus must be transmitted from one person to another.
“We have the technology to detect the virus or its products or its parts through DNA technology. For instance, we have the technology in this hospital to detect even when the person is not sick but it is just in the incubation period which means the patient is already incubating the agent only that it hasn’t manifested the symptoms. The manifestation of the symptoms is the totality of the interactions between the virus and the body. So it takes some time.”
Ebola Red Alert worldwide
Meantime, fears that the West African Ebola outbreak could spread to other continents are growing with European and Asian countries on alert as a leading medical charity warn the epidemic is out of control.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said the crisis gripping Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would only get worse and warned there was no overarching strategy to handle the world’s worst outbreak of the disease. US Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse was temporarily withdrawing its non-essential staff from Liberia, it said, citing regional “instability and ongoing security issues”.
Hong Kong announced quarantine measures for suspected cases, although one woman arriving from Africa with possible symptoms tested negative, while the EU said it was ready to deal with the threat. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has held talks with global health officials on potential measures to halt the spread of the disease. In Britain, where one person has tested negative for the disease, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said it was regarded as “a very serious threat”
An emergency meeting had decided that the best approach was to provide “additional resources to deal with the disease at source” in West Africa, he added.
Ebola can kill victims within days, causing severe fever and muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and, in some cases, organ failure and unstoppable bleeding. 57 more deaths from the Ebola epidemic spreading alarm in West Africa have pushed the overall fatality toll from the outbreak to 729, the World Health Organization said yesterday. The 57 deaths were recorded between Thursday and Sunday last week in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the UN health agency said in a statement.
It added that 122 new cases were detected over the four days, taking the total number of confirmed and likely infected cases to 1,323.Bart Janssens, MSFs director of operations, warned that governments and global bodies had no “overarching view” of how to tackle the outbreak. This epidemic is unprecedented, absolutely out of control and the situation can only get worse, because it is still spreading”, he said.
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