FCT mulls Ebola education among residents

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Ebola preventive measure in FCT

===The Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja says it has taken proactive steps to sensitise residents on measures to take to prevent the Ebola disease.

Dr Humphrey Okoroukwu, the Director of Public Health in the territory, said that Abuja would start preventive measures even though there has not been any reported case in the country.

Ebola has claimed 27 lives since it resurfaced in DR Congo, with the World Health Organisation warning that the 2018 outbreak could spread nationally and internationally.

===The Federal High Court sitting in Kano has granted bail to former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged money laundering.

Shekarau together with former external affairs minister, Aminu Wali and one Mansur Ahmad are facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering to the tune of N950 million.

==Similarly, a Plateau State High Court granted bail to former governor Jonah Jang of Plateau who is standing trial for alleged misappropriation of state funds while in office.

Justice Daniel Longji, in a ruling, granted Jang bail with the conditions of providing two sureties in the sum of N100 million each and deposit of his international passport.

=====Nigeria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Ltd to address the impact of extreme weather events in the country and to attract capacity building for government personnel.

The ceremony, which took place on the sideline of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Thursday in Busan, South Korea, was in response to the pledge by the Bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, to support the company in the region.

Akinwumi, at the event, urged more stakeholders to join the company, to ensure the availability of insurance against natural disaster risks.

===World Health Organisation has warned that Ebola in the DR Congo may spread nationally and internationally in spite of the quick response by authorities and international partners to the threat.

Deputy Director-General of the organisation, Dr Peter Salama, said the 2018 outbreak was complicated by the spread of the virus to both rural and urban areas, thus resulting in 27 deaths and 58 confirmed cases.

===Scientists have developed a cheap tool that could rapidly identify mosquitoes infected with the dangerous Zika virus.

Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord, a University of Queensland researcher, who developed the tool with colleagues in Brazil, said the tool which shines a beam of light to identify infected mosquitoes, would aid surveillance and prediction of outbreaks.

===President Trump on Thursday canceled a planned summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” from the ”rogue nation” in a letter explaining his abrupt decision.

Trump said he felt it was inappropriate to hold the meeting at the moment even though it had been scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

In his letter, Trump held open the possibility that the two leaders could meet at a later date to discuss denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, which the American President has been pushing.


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