Medicine

World Breastfeeding Week 2020- Caregivers emphasize breastfeeding benefits for mother and child

Abuja- “Exclusive Breastfeeding in the first six months is a good way of keeping your baby healthy and preventing them from contracting childhood diseases such as diarrhoea”, says Paulina Fidelis Sharia, a43 year old nurse at the Bwari General Hospital, Abuja. Mrs Sharia, emphasizing the benefits of breastfeeding for newborns and mothers to over 100 […]

Medicine

North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard (1 – 7 August 2020)

OVERVIEW IOM DTM in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state Ministry of Health have been conducting monitoring of individuals moving into Nigeria’s conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno under pillar four (Points of entry) of COVID 19 preparedness and response planning guidelines. During the period 01 – 07 August 2020, […]

General

Media Advisory: North-East Nigeria: Act Now, Avert the Worst

WHO?   Mr. Edward Kallon, United Nations Resident Representative and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria   Her Excellency Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development (TBC)   His Excellency Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno State (TBC)   Mr. Chris Pycroft, Head of the United Kingdom’s Department for International […]

General

IOM Nigeria Flash Report: Population Displacement – North West/North Central Nigeria (03 – 09 August 2020)

OVERVIEW The crisis in Nigeria’s North Central and North West zones, which involves long-standing tensions between ethnic and linguistic groups; attacks by crim- inal groups; and banditry/hirabah (such as kidnapping and grand larceny along major highways) led to fresh wave of population displacement. Latest attacks affected 3,552 individuals, including 153 injuries and 40 fatali- ties, […]

Trading

FG to restructure SME loans

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Federal Government is working with the Central Bank of Nigeria to help borrowers to restructure their loans as part of efforts to ease the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. He made the statement at the virtual edition of the 2020 presidential policy dialogue of the Lagos Chamber of […]

Trading

AGF inaugurates the committee on Federal Government financial transparency guidelines

In line with the Transparency and Open Government Policy for making public, financial information of all MDAs to promote accountability and anti-corruption campaign, the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has inaugurated the Committee on Federal Government Financial Transparency Guidelines and Open Treasury Portal. The Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris who stated […]