PCN seals 596 pharmaceutical stores in Gombe – Official

By Olamilekan FAWAS The Director, Inspection and Monitoring Unit, Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria, Mrs  Anthonia Aruya, (PCN) on Friday said 596 pharmaceutical stores were sealed in Gombe during an inspection and monitoring exercise. Aruya, who disclosed this to newsmen in Gombe, said the state was the 31stthe council had visited so far in the course of its inspection and monitoring. She said it was discovered during the inspection that many operators of pharmaceutical stores in the state were not following due process. “The exercise which is being carried out in…

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CIIN unveils reformed code for insurance practice

By Giwa SHILE The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), has unveiled new code for insurance practice in the country. The President of CIIN, Mrs Funmi Babington-Ashaye, unveiled the code at the ongoing 2018 National Insurance Conference in Abuja on Monday. She said the codes would align the practitioners with international best practices. TBI Africa reports that the National Insurance conference with the theme: “Insurance Industry and Financial Inclusion’’ attracted more than 500 Insurance practitioners. The practitioners were drawn from the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Chartered Insurance…

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Group seeks liquidation of private media firms over nonpayment of salary arrears

The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER), said it would seek liquidation of the African Independent Television (AIT) and ThisDay Newspaper over nonpayment of salary arrears they owe their staff. The Executive Director, CASER, Mr Frank Tietie, said this at a news conference on Monday in Abuja. He said the civil society group would approach the court to seek the liquidation of the media organisations because of their non-commitment to the welfare of their staff. He, however, appealed to the management of ThisDay newspaper and AIT to pay…

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Dangote pledges commitment to education, healthcare development

The Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has pledged his commitment to the development of education and healthcare sectors, as he bagged the Ahmadu Bello University’s top Corporate Award. The Head, Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, Mr. Tony Chiejina, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, said that Mr. Ahmed Mansur, the Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communication, represented Dangote at the award ceremony The award was presented by the University’s Alumni Association in recognition of Dangote’s numerous contributions to the development of the nation’s education sector. Dangote…

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Boeing 777 Freighters for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices.  The letter of intent was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman His Excellency Mr Ali Sharif Al Emadi, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President & CEO Kevin McAllister. “The addition of five 777 Freighters is a significant moment for our cargo division,” said His Excellency Mr Al Baker.  “As the world’s third-largest…

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Plastic doesn’t reduce food waste, study finds

The report adds that the harmful effects of plastic are often not properly estimated when policies are made on food packaging. Plastic is the most widely used packaging material in the EU – with 37% of all food sold wrapped in it – but it’s not actually helping us reduce food waste, despite manufacturers claiming it does. A new study from Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe says annual use of plastic packaging per person has grown simultaneously with food waste since the 1950s – finding that…

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