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WHO elects first African Director-General

An Ethiopian medical doctor, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has been elected the new Director-General of the World Health Organisation.   Mr. Ghebreyesus, who was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia and will begin his five-year term on 1 July, was elected Tuesday as the first African to occupy the position.   He had served as Minister

OPEC ministers meet in Vienna on Thursday

Ministers from oil exporting countries have been scheduled to meet in Vienna, Austria on Thursday. The meeting is intended to discuss oil production cuts amid increased competition from U.S. shale producers. According to the information available on the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries website, it is the organisation’s 172nd meeting. The OPEC Secretariat calculations states

Canada invites Ooni to 150th Independence Anniversary

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been invited as a special guest of the Canadian Government to grace the country’s 150th Independence Anniversary celebrations in July this year. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the special invitation was conveyed to the Ife monarch in his palace on Sunday by a Canadian

Nigerian airline, Medview, banned by European Commission

Nigerian air operator, Medview airline, has been banned from operating within the airspace of the European Commission. A statement released by the commission said that a total of 181 airlines have been banned from EU skies. “Today the European Commission updated the EU air safety list, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet

Celebrating World Telecommunication Day

Gone are the days when various telecommunication gizmos where the exclusive preserve of the rich. It is funny now, but just a few years ago, (more specifically, between the year 2000 and 2003), the cost of a mobile phone was on the high end; talkless of the price of a Sim Card. Today, the old