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Nigeria: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) Report: No. 198 | 16 – 22 November 2020

A total of 1,102 movements were recorded, comprising 771 arrivals and 331 departures, between 16 and 22 November 2020. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Dikwa, Gwoza, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council, Mobbar, Monguno and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the most-affected Nigerian State of Borno. Arrivals were also recorded in Fufore, Girei, Gombi, […]

Trading

Access to loans: CBN favours farmers using improved, disease-free cassava varieties for lending loans

Access to loans: CBN favours farmers using improved, disease-free cassava varieties for lending loans The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says only farmers who grow improved disease-free cassava stems will have access to the N25billion facility it has created to boost cassava production in the country. The policy aims at ensuring that beneficiaries of the […]

Medicine

Anambra Inaugurates Monitoring Committee on Sickle Cell Disease Control, Eradication

Awka-Anambra State Government has inaugurated a monitoring committee on Sickle Cell Disease Control and Eradication. Commissioner for Health, Dr Vincent Okpala, while inaugurating the committee said that Anambra was the only state in Nigeria to enact a law to help to protect people living with sickle cell anaemia. Dr Okpala commended Gov. Willie Obiano for […]

Governance

Nigeria’s land borders, closed a year ago, to be reopened soon – Minister

ABUJA— Nigeria’s land borders that have been closed since August 2019 may be reopened soon, said Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed. Speaking to State House correspondents on Wednesday, Zainab said the presidential committee set up on the matter has completed its job and has recommended the reopening of the borders. She […]

Governance

Trump’s legacy in Africa and what to expect from Biden

Donald Trump was propelled to the US presidency by promising to rewrite globalisation rules. This included restricting trade when it directly hurt the US, clamping down on immigration, and reducing commitments to the global order. His administration’s “America First” foreign policy also meant disengaging from its obligations to Africa, which he infamously referred to as “shit-hole countries”. Historically, the US […]

General

Edo First Lady, Betsy, Bagudu, Okei-Odumakin, others seek collaboration, new strategies to end violence against women

BENIN CITY – The Edo First Lady, Mrs. Betsy Obaseki, her Kebbi State counterpart, Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu and human rights activist and founder of Women Arise, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, have called for joint action by relevant stakeholders to end all forms of Gender-Based Violence in the country and prosecute all suspected sexual offenders. They […]