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2014-10-30 12:29:19

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria, through the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control and with approval from President Jonathan, will send nearly 600 volunteers to support Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa. The medical aides will join 1,000 health workers from across the African continent -- filling a critical shortage of medical workers who are willing to treat Ebola patients. Nigeria's first set of 250 volunteers, who will meet the global health standards...

2014-10-24 12:22:01

Government contract will fund two standard gauge locomotives ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria has intensified its efforts to drive the country's socio-economic transformation via the revitalization of the nation's railway system. The Nigerian Government recently approved a N1.1billion contract to develop two electric diesel engines. The 10-month commissioned project--awarded to Nigeria's Messrs CNR Darling Locomotives, Rolling Stock Limited and CCECC Nigeria...

2014-10-20 16:26:19

AT THE OCCASION OF THE DECLARATION OF NIGERIA AS EBOLA VIRUS FREE BY THE WHO HELD AT ABUJA ON MONDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria's declaration that it is Ebola-free represents a major milestone of President Jonathan's Administration, according to an official statement from the Minister of Health Professor C.O. Onyebuchi Chukwu. At a public address in Abuja on Monday, Oct. 20, Minister Chukwu reaffirmed that the strong, focused and...

2014-10-20 16:22:27

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oriental Energy Resources Limited ("Oriental") the 60% equity owner of the Ebok and Okwok assets, Offshore Nigeria, and the Operator of record with the Nigerian Government, responded today to the press release issued by Afren on October 13th which contained the "Results of the independent review by Wilkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) ("WFG") into certain transactions undertaken by Afren and whether such transactions should have...

2014-10-20 08:38:44

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria has seen a tremendous increase in the adoption of alternate payment channels (APC) since the implementation of its Cashless Policy in January 2012 - an initiative to encourage the use of electronic payment transactions, and to reduce the circulation of cash in the economy. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141017/152843Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141017/152844 Channels like Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals,...

2014-10-20 03:00:25

Provided by Cheryl Dybas/NSF and Julie Newberg/ASU Rapid control measures critical to stopping the virus in its tracks Ebola. The word brings fear of an unseen and potentially lethal enemy. But there are ways to stop its spread, say infectious disease scientists. Quick intervention is needed, according to the researchers, who recently published their findings in the journal Eurosurveillance. Analyzing Ebola cases in Nigeria, a country with success in containing the disease, the...

2014-10-19 23:01:59

TelephoneNigeria.com decreased its calling plan rates to Nigeria. Now Nigerian customers living abroad can enjoy longer calls back home. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 It’s never too early to start preparing for upcoming holidays with TelephoneNigeria.com. Since holidays are always a good reason to call everyone back home when living abroad, TelephoneNigeria.com has lowered its international calling rates. Therefore, all Nigerian people living outside their mother country can...

2014-10-14 12:29:02

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following new cases of the Ebola virus in Spain and the first death from the virus in the United States, researchers are looking to Nigeria's utilization of 21(st) Century technology to study exactly how Africa's most populous country was able to contain the deadly disease. The Ebola outbreak hit Nigeria in July when Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American, flew into Lagos plagued by the virus, contagious and nearing his last days. The...

2014-10-12 12:20:42

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan congratulates the joint-recipients of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Pakistani girl-child education activist, Malala Yousafzai and Indian children's rights campaigner, Kailash Satyarthi. President Jonathan believes that Malala and her co-winner are very worthy recipients of the Noble Peace Prize in view of their globally-acclaimed and very courageous advocacy against bigotry, discrimination, oppression...

2014-09-30 16:28:00

Strong emergency operations center, polio eradication experience keys to success ATLANTA, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria's Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official end to an Ebola outbreak comes when two of the 21-day incubation periods for Ebola...

Latest Nigeria Reference Libraries

2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

2008-05-02 01:14:12

The Pennant-winged Nightjar (Macrodipteryx vexillaria), is an intra African migrant that occurs from Nigeria to northern South Africa. Their preferred habitat south of the equator is plateau woodlands, especially Miombo, where they are partial to stony or boulder-strewn hillsides. They are observed as bi-annual and social passage migrants along the Kenyan Rift Valley and Lake Victoria regions, and spend the non-breeding season in subtropical savanna from Nigeria to Sudan. The male has a...

2008-05-01 00:06:09

The Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus), also known as the ropefish or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to the Congo. The Reedfish has a maximum total length of 36 inches. It lives in slow-moving, brackish, warm water, and it can breathe air using a modified swimbladder which it uses like a pair of lungs. This organ means...

2007-10-22 16:03:24

The Bioko Allen's Bushbaby (Galago alleni) , also known as Bioko Allen's Galago, or Bioko Allen's Squirrel Galago is a species of primate in the Galagidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

2007-01-02 10:22:49

The mantled guereza (Colobus guereza), also known simply as the guereza or the abyssinian black-and-white colobus, is a colobus monkey. It is a kind of Old World monkey. It is native to much of west central and east Africa, including Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Chad. This black-and-white colobus species grows to about 18 to 28 inches, with a 20 to 35 inch tail. It weighs 12 to 32 pounds. It has no cheek pouches, and, like most colobi, the thumb is nearly...

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