Friday, 20 November 2009

Citizen Report: Nuhu Ribadu Declared Wanted By Code Of Conduct Tribunal

A citizen reporter in Abuja filed in a report this afternoon that the immediate past Executive Chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), Mr. Nuhu Ribadu have been declared wanted by the Code Of Conduct Tribuanl sitting in Abuja, presided over by Justice Constance Momoh.

Ribadu, who is on self exile in Europe was arraigned at the tribunal for failure to submit his assets declararation form when due as stipulated by public service rules.

His failure to appear in person today to take his plea as ordered by the tribunal at its last sitting, reportedly necesitated the declaration.

chidi opara reports have since confirmed the declaration order.

The Achebe Colloquium on Nigerian Elections Holds On December 11, 2009 In Providence, Rhode Island

                                          [Chinua Achebe]

According to the organizers, "Conference themes will include problems, prospects and pathologies of 50 years of Nigerian independence; strategic interests of Nigeria and the United States; challenges of the Anambra Elections in 2010; lessons learned and problems ahead in monitoring Nigerian elections; strategies for free and fair polls in the 2010 elections and beyond".

Inaugural Edition Of West African Forum On Access To Quality Medicines Holds November 24th, 2009 In Accra Ghana


The inaugural edition of the West African forum on access to quality medicines, a programme of The Initiative for Public Policy Analysis, (IPPA Nigeria), Africanroundtable, IMANI – Ghana, the Health Access Network, and the mPedigree Network will hold on 24th November, 2009, at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel(Homowo Conference Centre) Accra Ghana, from 9.00am to 6.00pm.

The Organizers in a statement contained in an invitation made available to chidi opara reports, said that “given the recent concern about the substandard quality of a significant proportion of the medicines sold and dispensed in the West African sub-region, the forum is urgently required to collect views of key stakeholders in the health sector about how to address these challenges”.

“Furthermore”, the statement continued, “the high prices of essential pharmaceuticals, and the difficulty marketers of medicines have in selling their products in other countries beyond their own, are also major concerns that need to be discussed”.

”These views”, the statement further revealed “will be used in a proposed draft policy paper on how to expand access to quality medicines for decision makers in the region”.

The conference will feature:

(1)Babatunde Osotimehin, (Minister of Health, Nigeria)

(2)Dr. Paul Orhii, (Director General, National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control, Nigeria)

(3)Dr. Alex Dodoo, (President, Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana)

(4)Joseph Odumodu, (President, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group Of MAN)

(5)Mazi Sam Ohuanbunwa, (President, West African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association)

(6)Dr. Placido Monterio Cardoso, (WAHO Director-General)

(7)Dr. Daniel Kertesz, (WHO Representative)

(8)Dr. Stephen Opuni, (Chief Executive Ghana Food & Drugs Board)