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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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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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Taraba cuts down Budget to accommodate Covid-19 expenses

Taraba State government has trimmed its 2020 budget from N215,923,576,810 to N176,616,318,475. This, according to the state Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Solomon Elisha, was necessitated by the prevailing economic situation caused by the coronavirus disease. Citing the sharp decrease in the state’s finances in the first quarter of 2020, he said: “The state has no reason to […]

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Executive order on Telecommunications infrastructure underway – Minister

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, says the Draft document on the Executive Order protecting Telecommunications Infrastructure across the country has been reviewed by the relevant authorities and is awaiting presidential assent. The Minister disclosed this during a keynote address at a virtual sectoral forum, organised by the Association of Telecommunications […]

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NCC appeals for media partnership to promote telecoms development

The Nigeria Communications Commission NCC, has urged media practitioners not to relent in its efforts to promote and accelerate the development of the nation’s economy through their reportage especially now the world is grappling with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Director of Public Affairs DPA of the Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde stated this during a virtual meeting […]