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1. There are 16,911 cases of Ebola worldwide and despite missing its own target on burials, the World Health Organization is confident it can still catch up with the virus, even on such a large scale. Only Liberia and Guinea met a WHO target set for December 1 to safely bury 70% of the people who die from Ebola. In Sierra Leone that target was not met, because the western part of the country is “currently dealing with real escalation,” said Bruce Aylward, who is in charge of the WHO’s Ebola response. 2. The Lagos State Police Command has locked up a house allegedly used by suspected kidnappers, who were paraded last week for allegedly kidnapping an oil mogul. Journalists recalled that last week, Kelvin Igah, his wife, Ogechi and his brother, Victor Igah who were earlier arrested for kidnapping Hammed Fashola, Managing Director of Kings Petroleum Limited, located at the Idimu area of Lagos, were paraded before journalists. 3. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday in Lagos said as part of its ongoing financial inclusion programme, facilities of the Nigerian Post Office (NIPOST) in rural and remote areas would be used to reach millions of poor Nigerians.   CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, who said this while reacting to issues raised after delivering a keynote address at the 2014 conference of the Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFInA), said people in remote areas would not need to have a bank account to access cash on their mobile phones. 4. The management of SCOA Nigeria Plc has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the management of MAN Trucks & Bus of Germany to establish an auto assembly plant in the country.  The agreement was signed on Tuesday at the head office of SCOA in Isolo, Lagos. Chairman, SCOA Plc, Henry Agbamu, said the emotion of having MAN assembled in Nigeria by SCOA was awesome, noting that with the support of the Nigerian government’s newly launched automotive policy, the SCOA Motors Division was the right destination for MAN. 5. The Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal hearing the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, candidate in the August 9 Governorship election in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore yesterday admitted in evidence as exhibit a subpoena and four sacks of ballot papers used during the election in Ilesa East local council. 6. A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki on Tuesday nullified the local government elections conducted by the Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) on October 5, 2013 in the 13 local government areas of the state. The court in a suit filed by one of the aspirants, Alieze Nwekpa, ruled that the open ballot system used in the conduct of the election was inconsistent with the Electoral Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. 7. In an effort to further strengthen the productivity of its staff, the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has signed a Negotiated Staff Terms and Conditions of Service with its employees. The signing ceremony, which was performed at the NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt, was witnessed by representatives of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, as well as officials of the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPTRE). 8.Super Eagles skipper, Vincent Enyeama, has maintained he will not take a pay cut or sit on the bench for him to move to the more glamorous English Premier League. The Lille number 1, who has been top-choice goalkeeper for Nigeria since 2002, was recently linked with several EPL clubs before the stories were later dismissed, reports. 9. Commonwealth Medical Association, West African Region has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to ensure that all necessary conditions that would guarantee safety, and motivate as well as empower volunteers, are provided. In a press statement yesterday, the Vice President of the Association, Dr. Osahon Enabulele also urged the government to provide a guaranteed Life Insurance Policy before the departure of the volunteers. 10. Following the attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, the government of the state on Tuesday reviewed the 24-hour curfew imposed on Monday to 11 hours. Both human and vehicular movement would only be allowed between 7a.m. and 6p.m. daily till further notice.

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This article was first published on 3rd December 2014

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