International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Peacekeeping – Covid-19/Peacekeeping Missions – Climate – Honduras/COVID-19 – COVID-19/Brazil – COVID-19/Postal Sector – COVID-19/Tourism – Yemen – Security Council – Nepal – Libya – Kenya/Floods – Ethiopia – Somalia – Venezuela – Nigeria – World No Tobacco Day SECRETARY-GENERAL/PEACEKEEPING  This morning, to … Read more International Day of UN Peacekeepers & other topics – Daily Briefing (29 May 2020)

Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

In tonight’s edition: Fifty Nigerian women who had been traffficked into Lebanon as undocumented workers have been rescued and returned home – this according to Nigeria’s Foreign Minister. It’s the latest knock-on effect on undocumented Africans in Lebanon in the midst of an economic crisis there. Also in Nigeria how are frontline workers coping with the … Read more Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

Eid in Nigeria: Outbreak dampens festivities

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr at the end of Ramadan is usually a time of celebration in Nigeria. This year, however, many children will not be getting new clothes and gifts. The pandemic has devastated the economy, leaving millions struggling to get by. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. … Read more Eid in Nigeria: Outbreak dampens festivities

COVID-19 allegations | Hotels demolished in Nigeria for ‘lockdown breaches’

Two hotels in Nigeria’s Rivers State were demolished after allegations emerged that #COVID19-positive people were residing at hotels, though it’s not clear whether they had stayed in either of the two razed hotels. The managers of both hotels, who have been arrested, claimed public officials had demanded bribes to keep the premises open. Subscribe to … Read more COVID-19 allegations | Hotels demolished in Nigeria for ‘lockdown breaches’

Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

Nigerians are complaining about rising food prices during Ramadan. The cost of some items has doubled, and they are expected to stay high after the Muslim fasting month ends. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris has been speaking with buyers and sellers in markets in the capital, Abuja. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us … Read more Nigerian food prices rise during Ramadan

Chinese enterprise helps build makeshift hospital in Nigeria

With the help of a Chinese enterprise, a theater in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, was transformed into a makeshift hospital for detection, observation and treatment of COVID-19 patients on Tuesday. It will relieve the city’s shortage of medical resources. #COVID19 #Nigeria #China Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 … Read more Chinese enterprise helps build makeshift hospital in Nigeria

Most Nigerians cannot afford to buy a house

The World Bank says Nigeria needs hundreds of billions of dollars to bridge its housing deficit. Home ownership is at a mere 25 percent, and Nigerians are finding it harder to buy as incomes fall along with the price of oil, the country’s main earner. Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja, Nigeria. – Subscribe … Read more Most Nigerians cannot afford to buy a house

Covid-19: The pandemic heightens food insecurity in Benin

While residents of Benin haven’t been ordered to stay home like their neighbours in Nigeria, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced them to slow down nevertheless, putting many at risk of food insecurity. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to … Read more Covid-19: The pandemic heightens food insecurity in Benin

‘Worst crisis since Great Depression’: IMF boss gives blunt assessment of global economy | ITV News

If you ask Kristalina Georgieva, the head of the International Monetary Fund to assess the scale of the crisis facing the global economy, she doesn’t mince her words. “It is the worst crisis since the Great Depression. But it is more than that because it is a combination of a health crisis and an economic … Read more ‘Worst crisis since Great Depression’: IMF boss gives blunt assessment of global economy | ITV News

Nigerian Cities Come Back To Life As Lockdown Restrictions Eased

As some virus lockdown restrictions were eased in a number of Nigeria’s key urban areas on Monday, crowds of people were seen in the streets and outdoor markets of Lagos, the main commercial city. A food seller at one market, Roselyn Okhani, said she had been home since the start of the lockdown, and Monday … Read more Nigerian Cities Come Back To Life As Lockdown Restrictions Eased

Police in Lagos Arrested People Seen Breaking a Government-imposed Curfew

Police in the Nigerian city of Lagos arrested people seen breaking a government-imposed curfew late on Monday, AP reported. Some businesses reopened on Monday in Nigeria as the lockdown was eased in some cities but not all measures were relaxed. Nigeria has had 2,802 registered cases of COVID-19 and 93 deaths according to figures by … Read more Police in Lagos Arrested People Seen Breaking a Government-imposed Curfew

Nigeria reopens some business, but finds customers lacking

The largest economy in Africa is allowing certain business across many of its hubs to open for six hours a day. But many vendors complain customers no longer have has much money as before. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com … Read more Nigeria reopens some business, but finds customers lacking

‘Today is wonderful’: Relief in Lagos as Nigeria emerges from Covid-19 lockdown

Africa’s biggest city, Lagos, returned to work on Monday at the end of a five-week coronavirus lockdown. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

Relief in Nigeria as main cities ease lockdown

In tonight’s edition: Main cities see an easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions, many businesses are still shut and social distancing measures are still in place. South Africa also sees businesses reopen after 5 weeks of lockdown. And finally Morocco charities and organisationscomes together to support those in need during Ramadan to make sure everyone is kept … Read more Relief in Nigeria as main cities ease lockdown

Businesses reopen as Nigeria eases coronavirus lockdown

Nigeria has joined a host of countries easing coronavirus restrictions following a five-week lockdown. But medical workers still fighting against the virus say the large crowds now returning to the streets could lead to a spike in cases in the country. Ahmed Idris reports from Abuja, Nigeria. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more Businesses reopen as Nigeria eases coronavirus lockdown