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Nigeria: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) Report: No. 182 | 27 July – 2 August 2020

A total of 1,030 movements were recorded, comprising 680 arrivals and 350 departures, between 27 July and 2 August 2020. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Gubio, Gwoza, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the most-affected Nigerian State of Borno. Arrivals were also recorded in Girei, Gombi, Hong, Lamurde, Madagali, […]

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Bolstering COVID-19 surveillance in Lagos

Nigeria, one of the African countries with high number of COVID-19 cases, is strengthening disease surveillance to help stem the spread of the virus. In Lagos, which accounts for almost half of Nigeria’s infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting the health authorities by mobilizing surveillance teams to help investigate and trace patients presenting […]

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Asaba Airport set to resume operations

Asaba International Airport in Delta is set to resume flight operations several months after it was shut down due to Coronavirus pandemic which paralysed business and socio-economic activities across the globe. Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie, who gave the hint while inspecting the airport on Thursday ahead of the resumption of aviation […]

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Global food prices index rises 1.2%

Global food prices continued rising for the second consecutive month in July, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the benchmark United Nations report released on Thursday by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The FAO Food Price Index, which tracks international prices of the most commonly traded food commodities, averaged 94.2 points […]

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Nigerian Shippers’ Council halts cargo transfer charges

NIGERIAN Shippers’ Council, NSC, has directed the immediate stoppage of arbitrary charges imposed on transportation of cargo to off-dock terminals, describing the act as unethical and unacceptable. The ports economic regulator also directed that “all transfer charges collected from consignees of cargoes transferred from seaport terminals to off-dock terminals, from June 1, 2020 to date, […]

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USSD: ‘Banks owe Telcos N17bn’ – NCC

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has said that commercial banks in the country are owing telecommunications companies over N17 billion following the regulator’s suspension of its Determination on Unstructured Supplementary Service Data USSD pricing last year. The NCC, in furtherance of its mandate to protect the interests of […]