No new confirmed Ebola case – Health Minister


The Minister of Health Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has said that there is no new confirmed case of Ebola disease in the country, contrary to reports that five new cases had been observed in Lagos.

The minister, in a tweet on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh, explained that so far, no new case had been confirmed.

Ebola: Five new cases recorded in Lagos


Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Jide Idris, has said that five new suspected cases involving the Ebola Virus Disease were on Tuesday, taken to the Yaba Mainland Hospital.

CBN, Western Union launch foreign remittance service


THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday launched the first international outbound money transfer channel which will allow transfer of funds overseas from Nigeria using the Naira currency instead of the Dollar or other foreign exchange denominations.

Following this initiative, an opportunity has also been provided for people without bank accounts to transfer funds overseas to either wards or dependants as they can now do so with the more than 500 Western Union agents and accredited Bureaux de Change across Nigeria.

FG plans to disconnect 12.6 million fake phones


There are strong indications that the Nigerian government has concluded plans to order telephone manufacturers in the country to disconnect over 12.6 million counterfeit phones.

The PUNCH learnt on Sunday that the decision was aimed at protecting consumer rights while boosting government and manufacturers’ revenues.

Nigerians to pay N65 monthly for ATM cards used on other banks


Anyone who uses his/her ATM card on a machine belonging to another bank would now pay N65 monthly, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has sad.

The Central Bank stated this in its new guidelines to restructure the fees for banks automated teller machine, ATM, card users. The directive takes off from September 1.

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