Nigeria: COVID-19 Cases on the Rise Ensure Emergency Preparedness for Displaced, Vulnerable People

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 25, 2020/ — The Nigerian government shouldensure that its response to the COVID-19 pandemic is rooted in respectfor human rights by ensuring access to standard health care services,clean water, and other basic necessities to the most vulnerablecommunities, Human Rights Watch said today. The services should beavailable on an equitable basis to those […]


Naira falls to N515 in forward market

Nigeria’s one-year currency forward posted its biggest drop in more than a decade on Monday, as the Central Bank of Nigeria adjusted the naira’s official rate and the country recorded its first death from the Coronavirus outbreak. The Naira, which depends on oil earnings for about 90% of foreign exchange earnings, has depreciated against emerged […]


EU urges nations to unblock borders to allow medical supplies

The European Union (EU) has appealed to member-countries to unblock their borders to allow freight vehicles carrying basic supplies and medical equipment into their territories. President, European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen released a video statement to the AFP, explained that the border closures were becoming counterproductive as they slowed and sometimes paralysed the transportation […]


NSE equities grows marginally by 0.19%

The equities market of the Nigerian Stock Exchange rebounded marginally on Tuesday with the benchmark index growing by 0.19 percent. Where the Market Capitalisation increased by 21 billion Naira or 0.19 percent and closed at 11,330 trillion Naira from Monday’s 11,309 trillion Naira. And the All Share index increased by 40.18 or 0.19 percent from […]


Adamawa bans gatherings above 50 people

The Adamawa State government has banned all conventions, congresses, seminars and workshops that would bring together more than 50 people at a time, until further notice. In a Special Broadcast, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri said the government has adopted measures to contain the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Fintiri also announced a three-month ban on all training […]