Sunday, August 10, 2014

First Ebola Virus Victim - Patient Zero Has Been Identified as a Two-Year-Old Boy In Guinea

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Researchers tracing the Ebola virus back to patient zero think that they have identified him, a two-year-old boy who died on December 6, 2013. The toddler fell ill while in a village in southeastern Guinea called Guéckédou.

This small village is like a three nation intersection, as it sits on the border of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. All three of these places have been heavily effected by the Ebola virus outbreak.

Scientists think that because the disease started in Guéckédou, it had an easy entry path into the three nations in West Africa that have suffered so many deaths between them.

There have now been 1,779 cases of Ebola reported and 961 people have died from the deadly disease.

One Direction Wins Big At Teen Choice Awards And Full List Of Winners

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Boyband One Direction topped the music categories at the Teen Choice Awards, receiving 10 surfboard prizes in total, including Choice Music Group, Choice Summer Tour for their ongoing Where We Are trek, and Choice Love Song for You and I

They also won for Choice Break-Up Song and Choice Single: Group for 'Story of My Life'.

In the social media category, they also won for the best twit, kings and hotties!

#EbolaOutbreak - Nigerians In Canada And Hong Kong Quarantined After Showing Symptoms

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Nigerians travelling into or out of Nigeria have to be aware of possible checks and tests at the airports at the countries of their destination. If possible, please do not travel at this time.

A patient with flu-like symptoms who recently visited Nigeria was put into isolation at an Ontario hospital but later tested negative for the deadly Ebola virus.

The man had complained of fever, headache, muscle pain and malaise and was held in isolation at Brampton Civic Hospital which instituted heightened infection-control procedures after the patient was admitted.

Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Eric Hoskins confirmed that the man, who recently travelled to Canada from Nigeria, is now "doing well" and anticipated to have a "full and speedy recovery."

NASCAR Champion Tony Stewart Hits And Kills Sprint Race Car Driver Kevin Ward [Photos]

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NASCAR Champion

Three-time Nascar champion Tony Stewart has struck and killed a 20-year-old race car driver, Kevin Ward Jr, 20, during a local sprint race in New York.

The younger driver died after being struck by the car of Tony Stewart while standing in the race tracks.

According  to eyewitnesses, Stewart and Ward had collided on a previous lap of the dirt track race on Saturday. Ward then climbed out of his car to show his displeasure and was on track confronting Stewart when he was suddenly struck and thrown into the air by Stewart's car.

Omotola Shows Off Her Children As The Family Heads To South Africa For Vacation

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, her husband and four kids are all in Johannesburg South Africa now for a family vacation.

Exclusive - All The Okoye Brothers And Their Wives And More Pictures From Mary Okoye's Wedding!

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On Wednesday, Mary Okoye, the younger sister of Jude, Peter and Paul Okoye of PSquare, got married to Nollywood actor, Emma Emordi in Asaba.

That day, the pictures released by the brothers was of only Peter Okoye and Lola his wife at the wedding. [see here] As it turns out, all the brothers and their wives were at the wedding and reception.

You guys know I'm from Asaba, one of my people sent me these pictures. See more below...

Celeb Insta Fashion - Linda Ikeji Is Fun and Flirty In New Photos

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Today's look! #Theyskens'Theorytop. #Jbrandjeans. #Pradabag. #YSLshoes. Time for Sunday enjoyment

Linda Ikeji has shown us how designers can be done in white [see here]. In new photos, the homebody fashionista shows her fun and flirty side in pastel colors, patterns, prints, and most importantly, some skin.

The busy blogger, who loves dressing up over the weekend, showed her fun side in the black tshirt above that showed off the sexy small of her back over pink jeans and matching pumps.

Check out her blue chiffon  blouse with a plunging neckline worn with blue tights, and a sleeveless top over a print skirt ensemble below...

Robert Peters Gets Married For The Second Time To Deborah Smalling

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Robert Peters is Nollywood's US-based actors; having remained in contact with his colleagues back in Nigeria since he relocated to the United States in 2008. The actor-cum-producer, got married to Deborah Smalling today, his fiance since January this year. This is the second marriage for Robert Peters.

Desmond Elliot was the best man at the wedding, Stella Damasus and Daniel Ademinokan were also there as well Mercy Johnson and her daughter Purity.

More pictures below

Christian Bridal Shop Under Fire For Refusing To Sell Wedding Dresses To Lesbian Couple

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A bridal shop in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania is causing outrage in their local community and online after they refused to sell wedding dresses to a lesbian couple.

The store's owner Victoria Miller says she denied the lesbian couple dresses because of her Christian religion. Store owner Victoria Miller, who identifies as Christian, told the Press Enterprise;

'We feel we have to answer to God for what we do, and providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law.' 

One of the disturbed brides to be, who didn't want to be identified, wrote a Facebook post about W-W Bridal's unfair treatment towards them based solely on their sexual orientation. The status read,

'I was put on hold for about five minutes so that the lady could get her appointment book. She took me off hold and said unfortunately she would not be able to schedule an appointment for us because they currently do not service same sex couples and it's just not something they do.' 

Man Posing As Nigerian Prince in British High Society Jailed 7 Years For Immigration Scam

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A Nigerian posing as a prince in British high society while coordinating massive immigration fraud for almost 3 decades has now been jailed for his crimes. The conman who called himself 'His Royal Highness Prince Yilkyes Bala Finok Tonglele PhD State Crown Prince' was found guilty of using false and stolen IDs to help over 100 people to get into the UK. The UK Daily Mail reports;

Posing as a member of the Nigerian Royal family, he mingled with diplomats, captains of industry and senior police officers. Dr Yilkyes Bala was chauffeur-driven in a black Bentley and hosted sumptuous dinners at the Dorchester to mix with society’s elite. But the supposedly flourishing businessman was in fact a criminal mastermind responsible for an ambitious immigration racket.

Investigators believe he helped more than 100 of his countrymen, including most of his extended family, to enter the UK illegally under false and stolen identities.

At the centre of the scam was a corrupt Home Office worker who sold him genuine, but improperly issued, refugee passports for £1,500 each.

Couple Love - Dakore and Olumide Akande At A Wedding

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It's been a while we saw one of our favorite couples, Dakore and Olumide Akande. The handsome hubby shared this photo of the two of them together at a family wedding they attended this weekend.

So cute!

Adaeze Yobo, Funmi Iyanda, Amal Fashanu, at Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL) 2014

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Adaeze Yobo is currently in London where she is a celebrity ambassador for the on-going African Fashion Week London. The ex-beauty queen was at Day 2 of the event along with other celeb ambassadors.

Adaeze Yobo's mother, Mrs Abigail Fashanu who is married to former soccer star, John Fashanu also turned up with her step daughter Amal Fashanu, the daughter of her husband, from a previous marriage.

TV personality Funmi Iyanda was also there as was designer Ade Bakare and Eccentrik. Check out the pics!