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Who advises this president?

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By Usha Anenga I was sitting on the sofa in my living room watching the television when the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of a...

Ebola death toll rises by 29 to 961, WHO says

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GENEVA - The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa stood at 961 people as of Aug 6, with 29 deaths reported...

Ebola vaccine to be available in 2015, says WHO

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A clinical trial of the preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus, produced by British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline, may begin next month and will be...

UNICEF, WHO WANT RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO STOP RUMOURS ON EBOLA VIRUS...

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ENUGU - United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) have  appealed to religious leaders to disseminate correct information on...

NFF elections: Let people who know football run it, says Onigbinde

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Former coach of the Super Eagles, Adegboye Onigbinde, has called for people who know football to run for office, ahead of the Nigeria Football...

WHO calls ethics meeting over experimental Ebola drug

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(AFP) – The World Health Organization said on Wednesday it was convening an ethics meeting next week to explore the use of experimental treatment...

James Brady, who was shot with former US President Reagan, dies...

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James Brady, the former White House press secretary shot in the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has died at...

Ebola crisis: Virus spreading too fast, says WHO

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading faster than efforts to control it, World Health Organization (WHO) head Margaret Chan has said. She told...

WHO commends progress on hepatitis

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The World Health Organisation has welcomed what it called “new progress” in tackling viral hepatitis, the tenth leading killer disease around the world. The...

AIDS researchers who perished in MH17 crash

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Out of the 298 people that died in the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, 189 were Dutch, among whom were HIV/AIDS researchers. They were on...

Mazursky, Director Who Captured a Changing America, Dies at 84

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Paul Mazursky, an innovative director and screenwriter who both satirized and sympathized with America’s panorama of social upheavals in the late 1960s and ’70s...

Drastic action needed to halt world’s worst Ebola outbreak – WHO

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ABIDJAN - An Ebola outbreak that began in Guinea has turned into a cross-border crisis that could spread to more countries, the World Health...

World Cup: FIFA defends referee who handled Brazil vs Croatia

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FIFA’s referees’ chief Massimo Busacca, has leapt to the defence of Yuichi Nishimura, who handled the 2014 World Cup opening match between hosts Brazil...

Death toll from West Africa Ebola hits 337 – WHO...

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DAKAR -  The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has hit 337 since February, the U.N. World...

Christ Embassy pastor to marry dead girlfriend who secretly had a...

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One Pastor Hillary, a Christ Embassy Pastor in Lagos has been arrested and detained at the State Criminal Investigations Department, CID, Yaba, Lagos, for...

WHO experts say hospital breaches worsened MERS outbreak in UAE

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By Kate Kelland LONDON - Lapses in hospital infection control measures exacerbated an outbreak of a deadly new viral disease which has infected more than...

Guinea, Sierra Leone see spike in Ebola cases – WHO

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DAKAR - At least 21 people died and 37 new cases of suspected Ebola were recorded in Guinea between May 29 and June 1,...

Cremieux-Brilhac: The man who prepared France for D-Day (People

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By Hugh Schofield In the run-up to D-Day, a French soldier exiled in London was given the task of telling his compatriots how they...

FIFA World Cup: UN picks Super Eagles as ambassadors

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ABUJA - The United Nations on Monday picked the Super Eagles as its goodwill ambassadors for the 2014 FIFA World Cup scheduled to take...

WHO joins effort to make new hepatitis C pills affordable

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BY BEN HIRSCHLER LONDON - The World Health Organization wants a "concerted effort" to drive down the cost of new hepatitis C drugs that offer...