591 Nigerians to fight Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone
No fewer than 591 Nigerian have registered to join the Ebola volunteers group for deployment in hard-hit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, stated this yesterday while giving updates on global Ebola Virus Disease. Read more
SacOil kicks off 3D seismic in Nigeria
SacOil (LON:PVR) has told investors that progress across its portfolio has been satisfactory, and it continues to evaluate a number of opportunities to secure value accretive acreage in Africa.
Seismic exploration activities have begun on the OPL 233 asset in Nigeria. The 3D seismic programme is expected to be complete before the end of the year, with final findings available during the first quarter of 2015. Read more
U.S. Records First Ebola Death
The first patient diagnosed with ebola in the United States has died, a Dallas hospital announced yesterday.
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who contracted ebola prior to visiting Texas last month, died at 7:51 a.m. US time. He was 33. Read more
Keshi: I Called Uche But He Refused
Any chance of Villareal Striker, Ikechukwu Uche, returning to the Super Eagles under Stephen Keshi has evaporated, SL10.ng can report as the Super Eagles coach has claimed that the 30-year old striker has once again refused to play for Nigeria. Read more
PDP denies stopping governors from backing successors
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Wednesday that it would not stop any of its 15 outgoing governors from securing automatic tickets for their “anointed god-sons” even as it declared that the governors had every right to present and campaign for aspirants of their choice.
At a stormy interactive session between the party’s integration committee for the South-South zone in Abuja yesterday in Abuja, it was made clear that that the issue of allowing the outgoing governors to get the party’s automatic ticket for their loyalists was not an issue because the committee was not set up to block anybody from endorsing anybody. Read more
Nigeria needs additional 35,000mw for stable power, says Aliyu
With a population of over 160 million people, beside industrial needs, Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State says that Nigeria requires no less than 35,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity generation to attain stable power supply across the country.
Aliyu, who gave this hint in Minna yesterday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German technical partner, GIZ, said the country’s current generation stands at about 4,000MW, a development that has kept citizens and their economic ends well undeserved. Read more
Lagos workers resume after Sallah break
Normal activities returned to the Alausa Secretariat Ikeja in Lagos on Wednesday, as workers in the different ministries and agencies resumed work after the Sallah holiday.
As early as 9.00 a.m., most of the workers were already at their duty posts to carry out their activities. Read more
Decline in External Reserve – Naira Depreciation to Persist
The decline in the nation’s external reserve and naira depreciation in the interbank foreign exchange market will persist this month, said Bismarck Rewane, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Financial Derivatives Company.
He made this prediction in his month Economic News and Views presented at the Lagos Business School. Read more