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Poultry Farmers ask Government to tackle Bird Flu

Poultry Farmers ask Government to tackle Bird Flu

Poultry farmers in Plateau have raised concerns over the relentlessness of bird flu. They called the government to take actions to ensure prevention of poultry from new strains of avian flu, which pose a serious threat to the nation's economy.

The farmers also clamored for release of payments as compensation for those whose farms were quarantined. Alhaji Moshood Okanlawon, one of the poultry farmers, had to say that bird flu has negative economic implications for the nation's economy and thrashes the lucrative poultry business.

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Assailant attacks Air Marshal with Syringe at African Airport

Assailant attacks Air Marshal with Syringe at African Airport

An assailant attacked a federal air marshal with a syringe at the airport terminal in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday and then escaped. Authorities immediately got into action and placed the victim, who was travelling with a group of undercover air marshals, in quarantine back in the US. FBI agents and health workers from the Centers for Disease Control met the unnamed air marshal and quarantined him on Monday after returning to the US on a flight to Houston.

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Nigeria Plans Tax Incentives for Telecom Companies

Nigeria Plans Tax Incentives for Telecom Companies

Nigerian government has planned to reduce the taxes for telecom companies to boost growth and help the companies in improving their infrastructure across the country. The tax cut will promote investment in the telecom infrastructure sector.

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Fresh Polio Cases lead to WHO Travel Restrictions on Pakistan and Syria

Fresh Polio Cases lead to WHO Travel Restrictions on Pakistan and Syria

World Health Organization has slapped international travel restrictions on Pakistan, Cameroon and Syria after evaluating that the countries have failed to control deadly polio virus. WHO termed polio resurgence as a world health emergency.

Vaccine certification along with travel documents could be made mandatory for people traveling from these three countries, if the recommendations of WHO get approval. The recent outbreaks have been termed as “extraordinary events”.

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World Malaria Day Draws Attention over Need for Renewed Commitment

World Malaria Day Draws Attention over Need for Renewed Commitment

The world commemorated the Annual Malaria Day on April 25 and the attention was drawn towards the need of more commitment to control, eliminate and ultimately eradicate malaria. The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, said during the celebration in Abia State at the Women Development Centre, Umuahia, that a tremendous progress has been seen in Nigeria against malaria and would continue its efforts to completely eliminate the lethal disease from the country.

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Early Intervention Currently Best Hope of Treatment for Autism

Early Intervention Currently Best Hope of Treatment for Autism

Despite being such a devastating disease, autism remains highly misunderstood by the society. Due to this factor, many children do not get diagnosed early when there is the best hope for the treatment.

Autism Spectrum Disorder can be termed as set of multiple disorders happening to one person. Autism takes place during the first three years of life and leads to impairments in social communication, interaction and imaginative skills.

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Ivory Coast Ranks best among African Nations in FIFA Rankings

Ivory Coast Ranks best among African Nations in FIFA Rankings

The latest FIFA world football rankings have ranked Ivory Coast at number 21, up by 3 ranks. Spain and Germany have maintained their first and second rank. Argentina has dropped by three ranks in the current ranking, making space for Portugal and Colombia.

Argentina is sharing number six with Brazil, which has jumped by three places. Switzerland, Italy and Greece rank among first 10 teams in the world.

South Africa dropped by two ranks at number 66. The South African team currently has 500 points in the ranking table.

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Telecom Infrastructure major IHS Raises $490 million

Telecom Infrastructure major IHS Raises $490 million

Telecom power group IHS has raised $490 million through equity dilution and debt. The funds will be used for expansion of telecom towers, improving the coverage and on alternative energy.

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NNPC Accounts Audit Started

NNPC Accounts Audit Started

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation account auditing has started as more than 20 auditors from Office of the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF) will check the spending at the state-owned petroleum corporation.

After suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi alleged $20 billion fraud at the state-owned petroleum corporation. The senate passed a resolution to audit the accounts of NNPC.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Minister of Finance, asked for foreign audit to uncover the issue of missing funds.

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South Africa Tourism opens Office in Lagos

South Africa Tourism opens Office in Lagos

South African Tourism has opened its first office in Nigeria to promote the country in Nigerian, Ghana and West Africa. Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk invited locals to visit South Africa and enjoy the hospitality and nature.

The regional office would be acting as a tourism hub in West Africa. Tourism in South Africa continued to grow despite recession. The country has a lot to offer. The government is also promoting eco-tourism.

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