Author: McAnthony Anaelechukwu

Ebola: WHO chief arrives DR Congo

Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO), has arrived Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), to assess the needs of Ebola response teams. The director general announced this on his Twitter handle @DrTedros on Sunday. He said WHO staff were in the team that first identified the outbreak, adding that the organisation was working with its partners to send more staff, equipment and supplies to the area. Mr Ghebreyesus said that the organisation and its partners were also working with national health authorities to contain the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo. He reassured that the...

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Nigerian nurses, midwives call for salary harmonization

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has called for the harmonisation of salaries and better remuneration of nurses and midwives in the country to prevent migration of professionals. Mrs Margaret Akinsola, National Chairman NANNM-Midwives who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the harmonisation would ensure nurses and midwives in the rural areas at par with their counterparts in the state and federal payroll. Akinsola was speaking at an occasion to commemorate the International Day of Midwife (IDM) on Wednesday in Abuja. NAN reports that the day is commemorated...

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America cripples China’s ZTE

ZTE Corp’s main business operations have ceased due to a ban imposed by the U.S. government, but China’s second biggest telecom equipment maker is trying to have the ban modified or reversed, it said on Wednesday. ZTE was hit by a ban last month from Washington, forbidding U.S. firms from supplying it with components and technology after it was found to have violated U.S. export restrictions by illegally shipping goods to Iran. “As a result of the Denial Order, the major operating activities of the company have ceased,” ZTE said in the exchange filings late on Wednesday. “As of...

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President Buhari Arrives Abuja

This was contained in a tweet shared by the All Progressives Congress (APC) UK branch and the president’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad. The presidential jet that conveyed him President Buhari arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at 6:49 pm. President Buhari was received at the airport by the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammed Musa Bello, the deputy inspector-general of police (Operations), Joshak Habila; the permanent secretary of the State House, Jalaal Arabi; the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Malam Garba Shehu; the senior special assistant to...

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Nigerian govt pays 14 Whistleblowers N439m Reward

Fourteen persons who gave useful tips that led to the recovery of several billions of Naira and some millions in hard currency from some corporate tax evaders were paid about N439.3 million this week, Finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, said. The Minister did not name the offending companies. But, she told reporters in Abuja that about N14.8 billion, consisting N7.8 billion, $378 million and £27,800 were recovered. She said the recovered monies paid to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) have since been shared. Following tips by the whistleblowers in line with the whistleblower policy of the federal government, Mrs...

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