Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Crack Ya Ribs - BellaNaija - July - 2014

Turning your ideas into profitable ventures


People are inspired by brilliant business ideas everyday but the ability to realise them is important. IFE ADEDAPO writes on how to execute the ideas
It is often said that aspiring entrepreneurs find it easy to think of many business ideas but are at crossroads when it comes to implementing them. Business experts say they are prone to pitfalls in taking crucial decisions as a result of their inexperience.
According to some successful business managers, the ability to turn ideas into money-making ventures lie in the knowledge of business management techniques as well as the ability to manage through problems when they arise.
Some start-ups have failed in their first year while others struggle to remain afloat but experts have highlighted the following tips on how to implement good business ideas.
Solve a problem
Experts say in establishing a business, the entrepreneur must be able to meet the immediate needs of the target market by solving their problems. According to them, the ability to do this will stand an entrepreneur out because most start-ups emulate their competitors without creating their own niche.
While citing the example of online shops in the country, an entrepreneur, Mr. Tunde Babatope, says these companies have been able to satisfy the need for convenience in shopping by providing a platform where goods can be bought online and delivered to a client’s doorstep.
He adds that the present trend in e-commerce is a revolution that other entrepreneurs have taken up and are adding more value to.
Babatope concludes by saying all successful companies, products, or services must enhance the lives of their customers by eliminating a problem.
Understand the market
In order to understand the needs of the market and how to meet them, experts have advised that market research should be conducted.
According to them, the research will assist in understanding where the product or service fits, who the target consumers are and the acceptable price range.
The Managing Director, Bestway Corporate Services, Mr. Victor Abayomi, says that the most important aspect of a feasibility study is the market because if the manager does not know what his or her prospective customers want, then he or she will not be able to produce or supply what they need.
He adds that understanding the target market will help any business person to excel, saying that feasibility studies are synonymous with research works that are carried out on the intended business and it involves collecting and analysing information about the market, including the customers and competitors.
This, he adds is important to prepare them for changing market demand and conditions coupled with preventing their businesses from being left behind by the competition.
Have a financial plan
According to a business consultant, Nina Nixon, the financial demand of a business is calculated after the business owner has finished conducting the market research, described the products, services and marketing strategy; and set the organisation’s operating principles in place.
She says any other items that pertain to the business as an expense should be defined before setting out to create the business’ financial plan. Nixon notes that the goal is for the entrepreneur to be able to run the business on a predefined budget, so that there are no hidden or undefined costs that may threaten the business operations over a certain period of time.
In doing this, she says an estimate of the start-up costs for new businesses is required, which should include the cost of the equipment to run the business,
She advises start-ups to figure out their balances per month and calculate this for a year while existing businesses should gather up their balance sheets for the last three years.
She added that the cash flow statement, which shows the amount of money expected to come into and go out of the business in a given time, coupled with the tax payment should be envisaged.
Start small
When businesses start small and stay close to their customers, experts say it makes it easier to make smart changes along the way and build the business gradually. According to them, with time, the business owner can expand by setting up branches regionally, nationally and globally.
Doing this, they say will allow the entrepreneur to learn business management along the way.
Choose your team wisely
Caution must be taken when selecting people to work it, experts say. This, according to them is because not everyone can share in the dream and vision of the business.
They add that people who are able to complement the weakness of the business manager, who share a similar vision as regards the venture, and are easy to work with and should be selected.
They advise that mangers should ensure that their team cares about the venture and buys into the purpose as much as they do. According to experts, when interviewing people, an entrepreneur should do some reading on how to identify real talent beyond the certificates as innate talents, are different from educational achievements and can be more useful.

Why a salary increase is never enough


Ugodre Obi-Chukwu
Soma lived in a N400, 000 a year rental property when his salary was N3.6m per annum. He also owned a car worth about N1.2m. He finally switched jobs for a higher pay and now earned N6m per annum. With the eighty per cent rise in his salary his lifestyle just had to change. He moved to a N1.2m per annum apartment and bought a car worth N2.5m. After three months he realised he was always broke and in fact in a far worse situation than he was when he earned lower and thought he needed to switch jobs again.
Being in paid employment has a way of making one feel short changed all the time as you discover no matter how much you earn it is almost not enough. You have plans of what you could do with a higher salary and then when your salary is raised nothing changes. Mid way into the month your bank account is already looking thin and you just can’t wait till the end of the month again. It’s a vicious cycle.
I have thought about this throughout my working experience and wondered why things were always this way. Why do I ask for a salary raise and when it does come, I want another increment sooner rather than later. Just how much is enough for me at any given time and how can I make sure each salary increase puts me in a much better situation financially. I soon figured out this were the critical issues I needed to focus on.
My lifestyle – When we earn higher pay there is this innate tendency to somehow change the way we live without appreciating the financial consequence. You just feel you have moved up in class and as such your lifestyle must be a reflection of your salary. Whilst this is a good feeling, the problem is that it can be difficult to measure just how much that extra lifestyle should cost you. An increase in your lifestyle should be commensurate with how much of a lifestyle you can actually afford. You therefore have to think in terms of percentages. For example, at N3.6m per annum Soma’s house rent chalked off about eleven per cent of his salary. When his salary now increased to N6m per annum, his rent sliced off twenty per cent of his salary.
If other expenses increased this way, he will soon be broke. His expense must rise proportionately to his salary.
My loans – An increase in salary also exposes you to all sort of financial products that make you want to spend more rather than less. You can now get a car loan, housing loan or even afford an expensive ceremony. As explained above, you have to live within the percentages. If you have somehow lived within a debt service to income percentage of twenty per cent then the only time you get the benefit of a higher salary is to either keep the percentages the same or reduce it. For example, if your salary is N2m per annum and a loan deduction was N400, 000 per annum then your debt service to income percentage will be twenty per cent. Therefore, a salary increase to N3m per annum should attract loan deduction of N600, 000 per annum (which is an extra N200, 000) for you to maintain the same percentage. Deciding to increase or decrease the percentages will off course depend on other things that lay claim to your salary. If one goes up something else must go down.
My taxes, pension and other contributions – The new tax law has brought the often-maligned Pay As You Earn to the front burner. The tax law is now simplistic with little loophole for employers to exploit. Considering that the PAYE system that you earn is a progressive form of taxation, you basically pay more taxes as your salary increases. This also affects deductions such as pension and contributions such as the NHF. Before you seek a salary increase you must factor in these charges to your salary to ensure your statutory take home pay is up to your target. In fact, this must be done before you apply the percentages mentioned above.
My responsibilities – A salary increase also brings about more responsibilities. In fact, up to ten per cent of most our salary is spent on taking care of extended families, friends and other dependents. An easy way to control this expense is to ensure word of your newfound salary is kept under the lid. People will demand for more if they know you earn more.
My savings and investment – If there is any portion of your new salary that needs a percentage increase, then it is this category. In fact, it is often advisable to deduct this from source leaving behind what you can use to fund other expenses. A disciplined savings and investing culture gives you peace of mind especially during a cash crunch. But remember when this increases the percentage for the others will change proportionately.
Finally, the impact of a salary increase can only be felt when at the end of the day you have an extra income in the bank. Whilst a change is lifestyle is good your ultimate goal should be how much comparative increase in cash you have in the bank. After all cash is king!

10 Things You Did Now Know About Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Nollywood Diva, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, is one actress that you cannot help but love. Its not wonder she has a large fan.
She is the first African celebrity to receive over 1 million likes on her Facebook page.
However, there are some interesting things you did not know about this beautiful mother of four.
She recently took to Twitter to share some of these things with her over 450,000 followers while spending time with them.
Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde
Here are about 10 things you did not know below:
1. She speaks her Ondo dialect well and some measure of Igbo.
2. She will be forever into music and her goal is not to be commercial.
3. Sound Sultan is her favourite Nigerian music act.
4. Her deepest fear is the wrath of God.
Sound Sultan and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s kids Sound Sultan and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde’s kids
5. She has no scandals (or so she claims).
6. She thinks Jim Iyke is the best dressed man in Nollywood and Regina Askia was her greatest competition as a young actress.
7. Her favourite sport is wrestling and Hulk Hogan and Sean Michael are her favourite wrestlers. 

8. She was born in Lagos and grew up in Ikoyi, Ketu and Iyana-Ipaja.
9. Her favourite food is plantain and vegetable and she loves the colour red.
10. Her surname, Ekeinde is not a Yoruba name as her husband, Matthew Ekeinde is from Sabongida Ora in Edo State.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Billionaire Femi Otedola celebrates daughter DJ Cuppy a Grand Graduation Party in London!

DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 11The party never stops for DJ Cuppy!
The jet-setting DJ is daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, who threw her a grand Marie Antoinette themed party to celebrate her graduation and release of her new album, House of Cuppy.
See all the snaps below!
The photos are courtesy @OvationInternational Instagram.
DecorDJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 15
The guests arrived in a ‘double decker’DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 8 DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 9
Inside the Venue! Lights like FireworksDJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 3
DJ Cuppy and her billionaire dad!DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 16 DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 10
Cuppy & her brother!DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 19
Friends!DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 6
DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 4 DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 13
Dele Momodu – editor of Ovation Magazine & CuppyDJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 5 DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 18The celebrant’s fabulous mother – Nana Otedola giving the Vote of Thanks!DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 2 DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 14
Family Portrait!DJ Cuppy - Femi Otedola's Daughter - Marie Antoinette Party 17

How to make your money last through retirement

You’ve built up your nest egg, and your retirement is set just as you’re leaving the work force. But what are you planning to do with that egg? You’ve sat on it for years now; do you simply crack it open and see what spills out?
You spent your entire career working and stashing dollars, because Social Security isn’t enough to support your quality of life after retirement. It isn’t enough to help you buy groceries or pay your bills, so you had to do something to continue the life you’re accustomed to — even after you quit working.
It was hard. More than simply adding to a fund or savings each month, diligent squirrelling meant going without — years of sacrificing to make sure your cash went where you needed it most for your future. The many exotic vacations you missed will now pay off, because you have enough money put away to make your golden years truly golden.
Properly spending your savings in your retirement years takes planning.
You didn’t skimp on planning when it came time to build your stash, so you certainly don’t want to skimp when it comes to using it.
You built your savings because you knew you’d need it to survive. If you don’t spend it wisely, you could run out.
Using these three strategies, you can help ensure that you don’t run out of money during retirement.
How to make your retirement funds last
• Understand that the 4% rule may not apply.
You may have heard that if you want your savings to last at least 30 years, you’ll need to withdraw 4 percent of it in the beginning, then add the inflation rate each year after that.
But things aren’t that simple anymore. In the past, the odds of your funds lasting through your retirement were around 80 percent or so (that’s pretty good), but now, if you adhere to the 4 percent rule, there are no guarantees that you won’t outlive your savings.
Research by Morningstar suggests that you should start lower (around 3 percent) if you want further assurance that you won’t run out of money. You can verify how much you’ll be able to live off of by running different numbers on a retirement (3-5 percent) income calculator. Try testing different percentages over different years (25-30 years) to figure out just how long your money should last. Then, decide on your best withdrawal plan.
• Know where you should be withdrawing from.
You may have tax-deferred accounts mixed with taxable accounts. By taxing efficiently, you’ll stretch your money farther into your retirement. Usually, you want to pull funds from taxable accounts first, since they may be taxed at a lower long-term capital gains rate.
Then, you’d shift your withdrawal to your tax-deferred accounts. These are your 401Ks, IRAs, and Roth accounts. This gives your tax-advantaged accounts more time to build up without taxes dragging them down — allowing you more money for your retirement.
But, beware. Once you reach 70.5 years old, you’ll have to withdraw certain amounts to stay within the laws’ requirements. If you don’t, you could pay as much as 50 percent tax on what you haven’t taken out yet. Ouch! Make sure you’re aware of your limitations and requirements once you reach the target age.
•  Be prepared to make tweaks each year.
Whatever way you determine is best for your financial future, be sure to follow up on your progress each year so that you can see where you stand. You may find you need to withdraw more. Or, you may find that you have to scale back.
Depending on the market status, you could also determine that your annual plan was right on target. But don’t take that for granted the following year. Schedule a review at each year’s end to ensure you don’t let these crucial decisions slip by.
Use an online retirement calculator to plug in your new balances and planned spending to see if you should adjust your plan for the New Year. If you’re unsure, consult with a financial planner to help you decide on the best way to withdraw and survive on your existing retirement income.
Now you have a plan for your spending. Execute it well and stretch your retirement money long-enough so that you’ll never go without.

7 Incredible and Easy Ways to Invest in Yourself …

There are several ways to invest in yourself and improve your personal and financial future. We make decisions every day, but sometimes, these decisions do not put us a step closer to reaching our life goals. Between work, school, family and other obligations, taking care of self can fall by the wayside. However, there are seven incredible and easy ways to invest in yourself.
1. Start a Savings Account
Mortgage payments, auto loan payments and other bills might take precedent but starting a savings account is one of the best ways to invest in yourself – whether it’s a regular savings, a CD or a money market account. A savings account not only provides a financial cushion in an emergency, it can help you reach long-term goals, such as buying a house or planning for retirement. To get started, commit to depositing a certain percentage of your paycheck – whether it’s 5% or 10%.
2. Get out of Debt
It is difficult to reach financial goals with massive debt. Going forward, create a strategy to pay off your credit cards, loans and any other debts you have. Start slow and double or triple your minimum payments, and when you receive extra cash, put this money towards debt repayment.
3. Take Care of Yourself
The decisions you make regarding your health can impact your future. Understandably, it’s hard to eat healthy and work out when you’re busy. But if you make time for yourself, and exercise on a regular basis, you’ll have more energy, better health, and you’ll come closer to reaching weight loss goals. Also, regular exercise can boost your mood and decrease stress levels.
4. Learn a New Skill
Do you dislike your job? Are you ready for a move? Rather than stick with a job you don’t like, invest in yourself and learn new skills. There are several ways to achieve this. You might study for another degree, or maybe you can attend a class or workshop to improve your skills, which opens the door to better job opportunities.
5. Do What You Love
Even if you can’t make a career move, explore a hobby or other interests. Sometimes, we get so caught up in working, caring for our families and paying bills, that we forget to enjoy our passions and talents. However, a hobby can reduce your stress level and improve overall satisfaction. Whether you’ve always wanted to learn a new language or a musical instrument, stop talking about it and do it.
6. Splurge
This doesn’t mean spending bill money on things you cannot afford. However, you work hard; therefore, don’t feel bad about splurging from time to time and treating yourself. Schedule a massage, buy yourself a new pair of shoes, or treat yourself to dinner at a nice restaurant.
7. Hire a Coach
Whether it’s business or financial related, hiring a coach can help you reach long-term goals. A coach can provide advice on how to proceed and achieve goals in different areas of life, as well as be a support system along the way.
Investing in yourself is one of the best ways to have satisfaction in life and career. However, before you can invest in yourself, you need to determine your future goals, and devise a plan to reach them. What are other ways to invest in yourself?

First Photos From Traditional Wedding Of Dr Sid and Simi Osomo

The much awaited traditional wedding between Dr. Sid and his boo, Simi Osomo is going on as you read this.
If you recall, The ‘Surulere‘ singer made the announcement on July 2, 2014 via his Instagram page that ‘On the 27th of July 2014 I say “I Do” to this beautiful woman #LoveMine my #LastBusStop’, he wrote.
The couple got engaged in Venice, Italy last year August.
Dr Sid getting married to fiancée Simi Osomo today in Lagos.
Stay glued for more details and photos.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Frequently asked questions on Ebola virus disease

1. What is Ebola virus disease?

Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90%. The illness affects humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).
Ebola first appeared in 1976 in two simultaneous outbreaks, one in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the other in a remote area of Sudan.
The origin of the virus is unknown but fruit bats (Pteropodidae) are considered the likely host of the Ebola virus, based on available evidence.

2. How do people become infected with the virus?

Ebola is introduced into the human population through close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. In Africa, infection has occurred through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rainforest. It is important to reduce contact with high-risk animals (i.e. fruit bats, monkeys or apes) including not picking up dead animals found lying in the forest or handling their raw meat.
Once a person comes into contact with an animal that has Ebola, it can spread within the community from human to human. Infection occurs from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, or other bodily fluids or secretions (stool, urine, saliva, semen) of infected people. Infection can also occur if broken skin or mucous membranes of a healthy person come into contact with environments that have become contaminated with an Ebola patient’s infectious fluids such as soiled clothing, bed linen, or used needles.
Health workers have frequently been exposed to the virus when caring for Ebola patients. This happens because they are not wearing personal protection equipment, such as gloves, when caring for the patients. Health care providers at all levels of the health system – hospitals, clinics and health posts – should be briefed on the nature of the disease and how it is transmitted, and strictly follow recommended infection control precautions.
Burial ceremonies in which mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of Ebola. Persons who have died of Ebola must be handled using strong protective clothing and gloves, and be buried immediately.
People are infectious as long as their blood and secretions contain the virus. For this reason, infected patients receive close monitoring from medical professionals and receive laboratory tests to ensure the virus is no longer circulating in their systems before they return home. When the medical professionals determine it is okay for the patient to return home, they are no longer infectious and cannot infect anyone else in their communities. Men who have recovered from the illness can still spread the virus to their partner through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery. For this reason, it is important for men to avoid sexual intercourse for at least 7 weeks after recovery or to wear condoms if having sexual intercourse during 7 weeks after recovery.

3. Who is most at risk?

During an outbreak, those at higher risk of infection are:
  • health workers;
  • family members or others in close contact with infected people;
  • mourners who have direct contact with the bodies of the deceased as part of burial ceremonies; and
  • hunters in the rain forest who come into contact with dead animals found lying in the forest.
More research is needed to understand if some groups, such as immuno-compromised people or those with other underlying health conditions, are more susceptible than others to contracting the virus.
Exposure to the virus can be controlled through the use of protective measures in clinics and hospitals, at community gatherings, or at home.

4. What are typical signs and symptoms of infection?

Sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat are typical signs and symptoms. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding.
Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts, and elevated liver enzymes.
The incubation period, or the time interval from infection to onset of symptoms, is from 2 to 21 days. The patient becomes contagious once they begin to show symptoms. They are not contagious during the incubation period.
Ebola virus disease infections can only be confirmed through laboratory testing.

5. When should someone seek medical care?

If a person has been in an area known to have Ebola virus disease or in contact with a person known or suspected to have Ebola and they begin to have symptoms, they should seek medical care immediately.
Any cases of persons who are suspected to have the disease should be reported to the nearest health unit without delay. Prompt medical care is essential to improving the rate of survival from the disease. It is also important to control spread of the disease and infection control procedures need to be started immediately.

6. What is the treatment?

Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. They are frequently dehydrated and need intravenous fluids or oral rehydration with solutions that contain electrolytes. There is currently no specific treatment to cure the disease.
Some patients will recover with the appropriate medical care.
To help control further spread of the virus, people that are suspected or confirmed to have the disease should be isolated from other patients and treated by health workers using strict infection control precautions.

7. What can I do? Can Ebola be prevented?

Currently there is no licensed vaccine for Ebola virus disease. Several vaccines are being tested, but none are available for clinical use right now.
Raising awareness of the risk factors and measures people can take to protect themselves are the only ways to reduce illness and deaths.
Ways to prevent infection and transmission
While initial cases of Ebola virus disease are contracted by handling infected animals or carcasses, secondary cases occur by direct contact with the bodily fluids of an ill person, either through unsafe case management or unsafe burial practices. During this outbreak, most of the disease has spread through human-to-human transmission. Several steps can be taken to help in preventing infection and limiting or stopping transmission.
  • Understand the nature of the disease, how it is transmitted, and how to prevent it from spreading further. (For additional information, please see the previous questions about Ebola virus disease in this FAQ.)
  • Listen to and follow directives issued by your country’s respective Ministry of Health.
  • If you suspect someone close to you or in your community of having Ebola virus disease, encourage and support them in seeking appropriate medical treatment in a care facility.
  • If you choose to care for an ill person in your home, notify public health officials of your intentions so they can train you and provide appropriate gloves and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as instructions as a reminder on how to properly care for the patient, protect yourself and your family, and properly dispose of the PPE after use.
  • When visiting patients in the hospital or caring for someone at home, hand washing with soap and water is recommended after touching a patient, being in contact with their bodily fluids, or touching his/her surroundings.
  • People who have died from Ebola should only be handled using appropriate protective equipment and should be buried immediately.
Additionally, individuals should reduce contact with high-risk infected animals (i.e. fruit bats, monkeys or apes) in the affected rainforest areas. If you suspect an animal is infected, do not handle it. Animal products (blood and meat) should be thoroughly cooked before eating.

8. What about health workers? How do they protect themselves from the high risk of caring for sick patients?

Health workers treating patients with suspected or confirmed illness are at higher risk of infection than other groups.
  • In addition to standard health care precautions, health workers should strictly apply recommended infection control measures to avoid exposure to infected blood, fluids, or contaminated environments or objects – such as a patient’s soiled linen or used needles.
  • They should use personal protection equipment such as individual gowns, gloves, masks and goggles or face shields.
  • They should use personal protective equipment such as individual gowns, gloves, masks and goggles or face shields.
  • They should not reuse protective equipment or clothing unless they have been properly disinfected.
  • They should change gloves between caring for each patient suspected of having Ebola.
  • Invasive procedures that can expose medical doctors, nurses and others to infection should be carried out under strict, safe conditions.
  • Infected patients should be kept separate from other patients and healthy people, as much as possible.

9. What about rumours that some foods can prevent or treat the infection?

WHO strongly recommends that people seek credible health advice about Ebola virus disease from their public health authority.
While there is no specific drug against Ebola, the best treatment is intensive supportive treatment provided in the hospital by health workers using strict infection control procedures. The infection can be controlled through recommended protective measures.

10. How does WHO protect health during outbreaks?

WHO provides technical advice to countries and communities to prepare for and respond to Ebola outbreaks.
WHO actions include:
  • disease surveillance and information-sharing across regions to watch for outbreaks;
  • technical assistance to investigate and contain health threats when they occur – such as on-site help to identify sick people and track disease patterns;
  • advice on prevention and treatment options;
  • deployments of experts and the distribution of health supplies (such as personal protection gear for health workers) when they are requested by the country;
  • communications to raise awareness of the nature of the disease and protective health measures to control transmission of the virus; and
  • activation of regional and global networks of experts to provide assistance, if requested, and mitigate potential international health effects and disruptions of travel and trade.

11. During an outbreak, numbers of cases reported by health officials can go up and down? Why?

During an Ebola outbreak, the affected country’s public health authority reports its disease case numbers and deaths. Figures can change daily. Case numbers reflect both suspected cases and laboratory-confirmed cases of Ebola. Sometimes numbers of suspected and confirmed cases are reported together. Sometimes they are reported separately. Thus, numbers can shift between suspected and confirmed cases.
Analyzing case data trends, over time, and with additional information, is generally more helpful to assess the public health situation and determine the appropriate response.

12. Is it safe to travel during an outbreak? What is WHO’s travel advice?

During an outbreak, WHO reviews the public health situation regularly, and recommends any travel or trade restrictions if necessary.
The risk of infection for travelers is very low since person-to-person transmission results from direct contact with the body fluids or secretions of an infected patient.
WHO’s general travel advice
  • Travelers should avoid all contact with infected patients.
  • Health workers traveling to affected areas should strictly follow WHO-recommended infection control guidance.
  • Anyone who has stayed in areas where cases were recently reported should be aware of the symptoms of infection and seek medical attention at the first sign of illness.
  • Clinicians caring for travelers returning from affected areas with compatible symptoms are advised to consider the possibility of Ebola virus disease.

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full plot of land with cof o@ ibeju lekki for 10m

3bdrm bungalow with penthouse@abraham adesanya aja for 23m

3bdrm flat@ jakande est for 4m

bungalow@walter siffrey st off yetunde brown for 25m

4bdrm duplex with bq@medina estste gbagada for 45m

4nos 3bdrm fkat @ papa ajao mushin for 40m

420sqm dry land @ isheri north with cof o for 3.5m

3bdrm duplex+bq@ moore rd yaba for 50m

4bdrm bungalow@aku st union bank on a full plot for 13m

6bdrm detached house@ tunji ogunsanwo egbeda for 20m

4bdrm bungalow@odejayi cresent surulere for 40m

detached bungalow with bq on 780sqm@3rd avenue festac for 50m fenced plot of land sunny villa estate for 6m

3bdrm bungalow@idowu osifodunrin st isolo for 6m

4bdrm semi detached@ chevy estate lekki for 45m

plot measuring 955sqm@ lekki phase 2 for 15m

plot of land off budland st ojodu for 10m

A spacious 4Bdrm flat 3toilet /3bathroom with a pent house with 2rooms with toilet/bath all for 850k per annum @ Obanikoro Lagos

 Call 08050383215 for further enquiries.
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