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Lassa Fever Death Toll Hits 40

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The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has revealed that over 40 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the deadly viral disease, Lassa Fever in Nigeria. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja today, Adewole said the viral disease which is spread by infected rodents, has spread to ten states in the last six weeks when the first case was reported in November.


“In the last six weeks Nigeria has been experiencing Lassa fever outbreak which so far has affected 10 states in the country. The states affected include Bauchi, Nasarawa, Niger, Taraba, Kano, Rivers, Edo, Plateau, Gombe and Oyo state. The total number so far reported is 86 and 40 deaths with the mortality rate of 45%. Our laboratories have confirmed 22 cases so far, indicative of a new round trip of Lassa fever outbreak,” he said.

ISIS fighter publicly executes his own mother

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According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an ISIS fighter publicly executed his mother in Raqqa, Syria, because she encouraged him to leave the group. The woman said to be in her 40s, obviously worried for her son's safety warned him to leave because she feared that the US-backed coalition was going to wipe out the terror group. Not only did her son not heed her advice, he reported her to the group.

Citing local sources, the Observatory said the 20-year-old man executed his mother on Wednesday near the post office building where she worked in front of hundreds of people in Raqqa, a main base of operations for the group in Syria.

Arts & Culture: When Etisalat supported “Avalanche – The Kings of Dance”

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Etisalat continued its time tested practice of supporting the creative arts when it sponsored Avalanche – The Kings of Dance to encourage talent development especially the growth of the Nigerian entertainment and arts industry. Avalanche, The Kings of Dance which took place at the Muson Centre, Lagos, showcased star studded cast performances from celebrities like Ali Baba, Ireti Doyle, Victor Olaotan, Linda Ejiofor, Cool FM’s Manny, Sensei Uche from City FM, Showman and a host of others. “For us at Etisalat we are always happy to be associated with arts and entertainment because the sector has been identified as one that has the capacity to create employment for our youth and keep them positively engaged,” says Orah Egwu, Manager, Sponsorships, Etisalat Nigeria. Etisalat has proudly supported the industry through the sponsorship of several arts and entertainment events, such as the Ake Arts and Books Festival, LagosPhoto Festival, Nigerian Idol, as well as many international music festiv…

'I'll let Africa take care of itself'-Yaya Toure blasts CAF after player of the year snub

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Ivory Coast and Man city midfielder Yaya Toure, has labelled the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as  'indecent' and ‘pathetic’ for not awarding him the African Player of the Year award.
Toure's complaints appeared to have come from a perceived lack of recognition of Ivory Coast winning the Africa Cup of Nations back in February. The Manchester City midfielder was pipped to the gong by Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he missed out on winning for the fifth season running. Aubameyang, born in France to a Spanish mum but a Gabonese international, has already scored 24 goals in 23 games this campaign and collected the prestigious prize on Friday. “I'm very, very disappointed. It's sad to see Africa react this way, that they don't think African achievements are important.“I think this is what brings shame to Africa, because to act in that way is indecent. But what can we do about it? Us Africans, we don't show that Africa is important …

Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo recaptured in Mexico after gunfight

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Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most sought-after drug lords, has been captured in his Sinaloa hometown.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced Friday.
"Mission accomplished!" the president said via his Twitter account.

He was captured again today at 4:30am in a firefight between his bodyguards and Mexican Marine special forces in the Sinaloa city of Los Mochis, on the Pacific coast and not far from his home, government officials said. Five of his associates were killed, six injured and several captured, the navy said. One marine was wounded.

The special forces were responding to a citizen’s tip regarding armed people in a home when they came under fire, the navy said.

Guzman -- a multi-billionaire thanks to his Sinaloa Cartel, which traffics in cocaine and marijuana -- escaped from jail in July for the second time, dramatically tunneling his way out of Mexico's top maximum-security prison.

Guzman’s escape last year was a major embarrassment…

Photos: Millen Magese, Linda Ikeji, Darey Art-Alade, David Tlale & More at the LoudNProudLive #LuxuryEdition

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The LoudNProudLive New Year’s Eve #LuxuryEdition, held at Maison Fahrenheit, was a fitting and special end to 2015 with the live music platform combining Africa’s greatest fashion and beauty representatives in celebrating excellence. Nigerian Fashion icon and legend Frank Osodi representing House of Bunor‎ showcased a glamorous, timeless & exquisite collection which oozed luxury and grace. New generation Nigerian designer McMeka – tailored menswear range was in a class of its own. David Tlale (South Africa) ‘drop dead gorgeous’ exclusive to LoudNProudLive #LuxuryEdition collection had all elements of edge, timeless street chic, fairytale elegance. The models were international – some flown in from South Africa and New York ‎- were gorgeous, fierce, stunning and unique. Reigning Miss Nigeria 2015 Lessi Peter-Vigboro slayed on the runway and communicated well with the audience during her chat dressed in a custom made Frank Osodi piece. Host/MC Millen Magese, who is former Miss Tanzania…

Supermodel Hotness X3! Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer & Cindy Crawford for Balmain’s S/S16 Campaign

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For Balmain by Olivier Rousteing‘s Spring/Summer 2016 campaign, 3 super models – Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford & Claudia Schiffer, ensure the campaign is sizzling hot. Showing off the brand’s S/S16 collection originally debuted at Paris Fashion Week, the models bathe in the sun while rocking the luxe pieces. The images were shot in black & white by Steven Klein and directed by Pascal Dangin. Photo Credit: @BalmainParis (Instagram)

It's Another New Year

We would like to wish everyone a happy new year. This year 2016 shall be a wonderful and better year for us. All our heart desires shall be granted this year and we have to stay focused, have faith and be prayerful.

Last year started well and by the middle of the year we opened our store at Suite 21, Mulegun Shopping Complex, Abesan, Alimosho, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos, Nigeria. Lightup Concepts include ankara accessories and other bed fittings such as ankara bags and clutches, bracelets and necklaces, ankara carrier bags and notepads (used as souvenirs for social events), throw pillows, bed sheets and pillow cases, curtains, aso ebi etc.
Lightup Concepts also train people who are interested in learning this kind of business and to be their own boss.
On the 5th December, 2015 we also celebrated the 3rd year anniversary of our blog, www.lightupconcepts.blogspot.com and online awareness of our products and services. I personally celebrated my 4th wedding anniversary on the 10th and gave birth to …