Tag: Patrick Sawyer

Opinion: What Happened When I Visited First Consultants Hospital After Patrick Sawyer

By Joy Ehonwa / @anafricandiva I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I wasn’t ready for what I got. I had been looking forward to visiting First Consultants Medical Centre again, but having moved far away from that vicinity, I needed good reason. A second pregnancy was what I had[Read More…]

Ebola Stigmatization: Liberian Woman Resident In Lagos Commits Suicide

There was confusion on Bankole Street, Isheri-Oke, Lagos on Friday morning when residents woke up to the sight of a woman hanging on a tree, PUNCH Newspaper gathered.. The woman, popularly called Kate in the area, was found dead in a black sweater and orange skirt under a pear tree. Residents[Read More…]

Usman Shamaki:Like A Sacrificial Lamb: A Tribute To Dr. Adadevoh

On the 21st of July, 2014 when Dr. Stella Ameyor Adadevoh and nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu of First Consultants Hospital, Obalende, Lagos confirmed that Patrick Sawyer was indeed suffering from the Ebola virus, they had the option – as has become normal nowadays – of doing things the “Nigerian way.”[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: Nigeria’s True Heroes And Villains

The dreaded Ebola virus and Boko Haram represent different faces of two most dire crises currently plaguing Nigeria. The former is a natural contagion, the latter a human-made disaster. Patrick Sawyer, a now deceased Liberian American diplomat, has become a well-known—and widely despised name—in Nigeria. It was he who first[Read More…]

Tunde Leye: Choosing To Make A Difference

I have never been impressed by the heroics of people convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference – Ellen Goodman. Nigeria is country with monumental challenges. And sometimes, it seems that the country is out to[Read More…]

Ebola Outbreak: WHO Commends Efforts Of Nigerian Government

The Nigerian Government’s efforts to curb the further spread of the Ebola Virus which broke out in Nigeria last month has been commended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). A statement on the WHO website read: “The situation in Lagos, Nigeria, where the first imported case was detected in July, looks[Read More…]

Femi Fani-Kayode: A Virus Called Ebola And The Evil Patrick Sawyer

I disagree with those that have described Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian/American that single-handedly brought the deadly ebola virus into our shores, as a madman. He was not mad at all but just evil. He was a man that was on a mission. That mission was to spread the ebola virus[Read More…]

I Want My Son’s Ashes; I Can’t Sleep – Patrick Sawyer’s Mum Laments [Pictured]

Heartbroken mother of Mr Patrick Sawyer, the 40-year-old man, who brought Ebola to Nigeia is demanding the ashes of his cremated son. Sawyer’s remains were burnt after his death of Ebola in Lagos on July 25.  Sawyer is Pictured with Sister who also died of Ebola “I can’t stand it,”.[Read More…]

‘Patrick Went To Nigeria For Help’, Sawyer’s Widow Speaks Up

The widow of the late Patrick Sawyer (who will unfortunately go down in history books as the man who brought the Ebola virus to Nigeria) has spoken up about the demise of her husband and why he embarked on his journey to Nigeria. Mrs. Decontee Sawyer broke her silence on her[Read More…]

ECOWAS Staff Who Assisted Patrick Sawyer Dies Of Ebola

A Protocol Assistant, Mr. Jatto Asihu Abdulqudir, with the ECOWAS Commission Liaison Office has died of the ebola virus disease. Abdulqudir, was one of those that rushed to the aid of Nigeria’s index case, Liberian national, Patrick Sawyer when he collapsed on arrival at the Lagos airport from Monrovia. The[Read More…]