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Nigeria Donates $3 Million to Fight against Ebola Virus

ebolaThe ECOWAS Heads of State and Government summit held in Accra on Thursday, June 10th 2014 has directed the establishment of a solidarity fund to support the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. Oil-rich Nigeria has committed $3 million to the fight against the disease which has claimed hundreds of lives. According to the proposal on how to spend the money, one million dollars would be allocated to Guinea, $500,000 to Sierra Leone with Liberia also receiving $500,000. Half a million dollars would be given to the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to help adopt a regional approach to counter the Ebola virus. The remaining one million dollars would be lodged in the ECOWAS Pool Fund for Ebola.

 
Chairman of ECOWAS, John Mahama at the close of the 45th Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of States and Government, asked other Member States and the international community to endeavour also to contribute towards the Solidarity Ebola fund.

 
About 467 deaths out of 759 Ebola virus cases were reported in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia as at June 30, this year. The disease has remained a major health concern for many African states.

 

Some Children Dream of becoming Football Stars

Everything is possible when children receive WFP school meals. Did you know that 8 of the teams in this year’s World Cup represent countries receiving food assistance from the World Food Programme? They are Algeria, Cameroon, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Honduras, and Iran. Children here – just like children all around the world – have dreams. Some dream of becoming football stars, others want to be teachers or doctors. Continue reading

VISA Financial Soccer: Develop Your Financial Knowledge while you Play Soccer!

One of the things I do daily is to update my financial knowledge. One of the tools I use is the VISA Financial Soccer. I came across a game several months ago. It’s a game made by VISA (an American multinational financial services corporation). Visa Financial Soccer is a fast-paced, sports-themed game, but it’s also a learning tool. The game is divided into three (3) categories. Continue reading

10 Important things to Know about Personal Finance

Money is what we all use. We all have our personal finances to take care of. One thing you need to know is that money is a tool. You are meant to use it for things. You are meant to control it. You are to make money, manage money and multiply money. To do this effectively, you need to be well informed about personal finance. Here are the 10 most important thing you need to know about personal finance. Continue reading

Want To Become A Billionaire? Solve One of these 10 Problems

Do you really want to be a billionaire? Billionaires are known to be astute problem solvers. If you want to become a billionaire, here are 10 of the many problems which you can solve one. The real challenge, and the greater value and more lucrative pursuit, would be to come up with the solutions to problems that have befuddled people for decades or more. Continue reading

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