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Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) partners Rugby Outreach UK

Nigeria Rugby Football Federation (NRFF) partners Rugby Outreach UK

Sports
Nigeria Rugby announced yesterday its partnership with Rugby Outreach UK to provide Rugby fitness, strength and conditioning advice to local teams across Nigeria. Technical Director; Abubakar Yaro says the partnership will help local teams across the country improve their fitness and conditioning required in the game. The Rugby Outreach Project is a global charity that provides Rugby fitness, strength and conditioning advice. The project operates on every rugby playing continent and assists teams from the grassroots level all the way up to international. This includes Union, League and 7s rugby. Teams can receive free training programs that focus on areas such as speed, power development, strength and endurance, all focused specifically for rugby. The programs are tailored to ...
Coronavirus – Nigeria: Phone Survey Data – Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Firms and Households in Nigeria

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Phone Survey Data – Monitoring COVID-19 Impact on Firms and Households in Nigeria

CORONAVIRUS
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, July 11, 2020/ -- Nigeria was among the first countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to identify COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases and has since implemented strict measures to contain the spread of the virus. At the same time, oil prices plummeted by 60% following the spread of the global pandemic. As the oil sector accounts for the bulk of Nigerian government revenue, this collapse in prices has profound implications for the economy. The federal government is confronted with the simultaneous challenge of combatting the public health crisis of the pandemic alongside trying to bolster a weakening economy. Given the mounting evidence that the social and economic impacts of these twin crises are likely to be significant, the government is ramping up policy i...
Coronavirus – Nigeria: Minister of Foreign Affairs receives new Country Representative, says, ‘Nigeria is behind WHO’

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Minister of Foreign Affairs receives new Country Representative, says, ‘Nigeria is behind WHO’

HEALTH
ABUJA, Nigeria, July 11, 2020/ -- Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama says “In this critical moment of a global fight against the COVID-19, Nigeria is behind the World Health Organization and urges you to remain focused in addressing not just the pandemic but other health challenges.” The Honorable Minister made the declaration today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs while receiving the new World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative (WR), Dr Walter Mulombo Kazadi who presented his Letters of credence to Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, signaling formal resumption of duties. The presentation which took place in Abuja, was witnessed by dignitaries from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and WHO country office.During the brief ceremony, Mr Onyeama ac...
Coronavirus: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention continues to conduct Infection Prevention and Control (lPC) training across Nigeria

Coronavirus: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in collaboration with Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention continues to conduct Infection Prevention and Control (lPC) training across Nigeria

CORONAVIRUS, Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria, July 9, 2020/ -- As part of efforts to reduce the risk of COVID19 infection among health workers, NCDC in collaboration with Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Continues to conduct lPC training across Nigeria The ongoing training in Katsina State is critical to reducing the risk of COVID19 transmission nationwide
AFRICA: Jihadists Kill 23 Soldiers in Nigeria Ambush

AFRICA: Jihadists Kill 23 Soldiers in Nigeria Ambush

AFRICA, Nigeria
Islamist fighters killed 23 Nigerian soldiers in an ambush on a key road in the restive northeast of the country, security sources said Wednesday. Two sources told AFP the troops were attacked on Tuesday by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group some 40 kilometers (25 miles) outside regional capital Maiduguri. “Yesterday a military convoy was ambushed by terrorists at Bulabulin [village] along the Maiduguri-Damboa Road,” the first source said. “Twenty-three soldiers were killed, two wounded and an unconfirmed number missing in action.” The second source said the convoy was on its way back to Maiduguri when it came under fire. “The troops were returning from patrol and clearance operation against the terrorists when they were attacked,” the source said. “The tr...
Konnect Africa offers Broadband Internet Connection to all Isolation Centers in Sokoto State, Nigeria to fight against Covid-19

Konnect Africa offers Broadband Internet Connection to all Isolation Centers in Sokoto State, Nigeria to fight against Covid-19

TECHNOLOGY
SOKOTO, Nigeria, July 7, 2020/ -- Konnect, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) (www.Eutelsat.com), pursues its ambition to connect the entire African continent to very high speed Internet, and more particularly in this context of the current health crisis. Konnect has recently proposed to offer broadband internet connection to isolation centers to fight against Covid-19 in Sokoto, a north-western state in Nigeria, where it will enable the real-time connection of centers, leading to an effective coordination of medical services and improved the care offer thanks to telemedicine. With this offer, Konnect joins the fight of several African governments to combat Covid-19 by allowing access to care for the greatest number of people. Each isolation center will ...
BUA Cement set to establish Ultramodern 3million Cement Plant, 50mw Power Plant in Adamawa

BUA Cement set to establish Ultramodern 3million Cement Plant, 50mw Power Plant in Adamawa

AFRICA
LAGOS, Nigeria, July 7, 2020/ -- BUA Cement (www.BUAgroup.com), One of West Africa’s largest Cement companies has announced that it is set to establish a three million metric tonnes cement plant and 50 megawatts power plant in Guyuk and Lamurde local governments of Adamawa state in the North Easter region of Nigeria. This was revealed when the Chairman of BUA, Abdul Samad Rabiu led the BUA Cement Management team on a courtesy call to the Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in the Government House, Yola. Speaking during the visit, Abdul Samad Rabiu said preliminary findings show that the two local governments of Guyuk and Lamurde are reputed to have good quality of limestone deposits and BUA Cement is ready to begin the investment in the state. He added that the BUA will use ne...
Former Benue State’s First Lady Yemisi Suswam and Nigerian Hair Entrepreneur Akunna Nwala-Akano Covers Pleasures Magazine July/August 2020 Issue

Former Benue State’s First Lady Yemisi Suswam and Nigerian Hair Entrepreneur Akunna Nwala-Akano Covers Pleasures Magazine July/August 2020 Issue

AFRICA
ABUJA, Nigeria, July 7, 2020/ -- It is time once again to unearth the July/August 2020 edition of your favourite Pan-African Entrepreneurial magazine PLEASURES Magazine (https://PleasuresMagazine.com.ng/). This edition presents an exclusive story on how Female entrepreneurs are shaping Nigeria’s economic future, across a variety of industries, as they are creating successful businesses and contributing towards the economy and leaving their mark in the most impressive way as emerging leaders. It features a special highlight on the former First Lady of Benue state, Arch Yemisi Suswam, an Architect by profession and CEO of All Purpose Shelters Limited. And a cursory look into Africa’s booming business of cosmetologists and beauty products especially hair products, an industry that is expe...
BUSINESS: Atlas Petroleum Resumes Development of OML109 in Nigeria

BUSINESS: Atlas Petroleum Resumes Development of OML109 in Nigeria

AFRICA, Business, Nigeria
OML 109 comprises 14 identified and mapped prospects and leads, and an un-risked resource potential in excess of 500 million barrels of oil equivalentLAGOS, Nigeria, July 6, 2020/ -- Over the weekend, Atlas Petroleum International has resumed work over activities and well interventions on OML 109 in Nigeria in order to enhance production from the Ejulebe marginal field. Awarded to Atlas Petroleum International in 1991, the block entered into production through the development of the Ejubele discovery in September 1998.OML 109 comprises 14 identified and mapped prospects and leads, and an un-risked resource potential in excess of 500 million barrels of oil equivalent. Its low cost operating environment in shallow water and proximity to existing oil and gas infrastructure such as the Escrav...
Nigeria Rugby Players and Coaches share knowledge via Webinar Sessions

Nigeria Rugby Players and Coaches share knowledge via Webinar Sessions

Sports
LAGOS, Nigeria, July 5, 2020/ -- With the ongoing pandemic affecting Rugby across the globe, the NRFF (TheNRFF.com) have organized leadership webinar sessions for Black Stallions players and coaching staff. The webinar session is hosted by Dr Wilbur Kraak. a sport coaching lecturer at the Department of Sport Science, Stellenbosh University in South Africa.  Dr Kraak (PhD, sport Science) has published several books on the various elements within Rugby Union and has presented at several summits in the various topics within rugby, from coaching to performances to laws and its effects. The session is to improve on the psychic of the players thereby bringing the players together to express their individual challenges as regards the ongoing pandemic affecting them in their re...
AFRICA: Lagos ties with Kampala in asking for dropping of colonial street names

AFRICA: Lagos ties with Kampala in asking for dropping of colonial street names

AFRICA, Nigeria
Elected officials in Nigeria’s Lagos state have called on the state’s governor to look into renaming some of the city’s streets in order to remove the reminders of colonialism and slavery. During Wednesday’s debate on the issue in the state’s house of assembly, Noheem Adams reflected about the killing of African-American George Floyd, which has sparked a wave of Black Lives Matter protests around the world. “Some of the names remind us of these people that enslaved our people,” the house speaker Mudashiru Obasa is quoted by the Premium Times newspaper as saying. “Those who dehumanised Africans should not be celebrated,” he added. But not everyone following the debate agreed. Lawyer Ebun Adegboruwa is quoted in the paper as saying that the lawmakers were being “unduly emotio...
AFRICA: Honoris United Universities Welcomes Nile University of Nigeria to its Pan-African Network.

AFRICA: Honoris United Universities Welcomes Nile University of Nigeria to its Pan-African Network.

AFRICA, Nigeria
Expansion into Nigeria marks a major milestone in Honoris’ mission to provide Education for Impact across the continentABUJA, Nigeria, July 2, 2020/ -- Honoris United Universities, Africa’s first and largest pan-African network of private higher education institutions, today announced its expansion into West Africa by welcoming Nile University of Nigeria, known for its strong academic credentials and best-in-class faculties, into the network.Established in 2009, Nile University of Nigeria is a fully accredited university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, Management Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Medical & Health Sciences. Committed to the best development experiences for its students, ...
Carbon releases its 2019 financial results

Carbon releases its 2019 financial results

TECHNOLOGY
LAGOS, Nigeria, July 1st, 2020/ -- Nigeria’s leading digital financial services company, Carbon (https://getCarbon.co), has released it’s 2019 financial statements audited by KPMG, detailing its product growth and $17.5mm in revenue. Download socument: https://bit.ly/3g74D6I Carbon began operations in 2012 and within the space of six years, it grew revenue steadily, reaching an all-time high of $17.5mm in full-year 2019. In the same year, Carbon expanded its product offerings to the Kenyan market and it’s disbursement volumes have grown from N13bn (2018) to N23bn. Formerly called Paylater, Carbon pioneered instant lending in Nigeria and was the first mobile app to provide access to credit digitally and without requesting individuals to present the documents and collateral tr...
Digital misunderstanding: 55% of Nigerian parents have conflicts with their children because they spend too much time on the phone

Digital misunderstanding: 55% of Nigerian parents have conflicts with their children because they spend too much time on the phone

TECHNOLOGY
LAGOS, Nigeria, July 1st, 2020/ -- Modern parents have to constantly educate themselves and keep up to date when it comes to the Internet trends. There is a strong reason for it – their children. If parents do not know what is popular on the Net, they can have misunderstandings or even conflicts with their children. It turns out, not all the parents keep up with current trends online and have enough knowledge about content that their children prefer.According to the recent survey*, 27% of Nigerian parents do not watch video blogs and are not sure what is popular among modern kids. However, the kids themselves are interested in watching such content: one third of children in Nigeria watch video blogs, including those dedicated to games and toys (60%), movies (51%), music (43%) and computer...
COVID-19: Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) donates 150-bed Isolation Center, multi-million Naira Medical Equipment to Lagos State

COVID-19: Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) donates 150-bed Isolation Center, multi-million Naira Medical Equipment to Lagos State

CORONAVIRUS
LAGOS, Nigeria, June 29, 2020/ -- The Private Sector led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has donated a 150-bed fully equipped  isolation facility with medical equipment worth millions of naira to the Lagos State Government, to provide support in the fight against the virus within the state. Speaking at the commissioning of the Yaba Isolation center, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu noted that the isolation center would further strengthen the state's healthcare system in dealing with the challenges of the Pandemic as the state currently leads the toll of Nigeria’s COVID-19 infections with over 10,000 confirmed cases. The Governor commended the Coalition's efforts in mobilising resources quickly to support emergency responses and pledged that the donated facility wou...
Coronavirus – Nigeria: Federal Government (FG) comes out with Advisory on Safe Food Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Federal Government (FG) comes out with Advisory on Safe Food Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic

CORONAVIRUS
ABUJA, Nigeria, June 29, 2020/ -- With a view to ensuring public safety, the Federal Government has approved a new Advisory for Food Businesses which spells out safe food practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire gave the approval to the document which spells out the new advisory at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja on 5th June, 2020. He said the purpose of the advisory is to bring up possible measures to guide what food establishments and food retail markets have to put in place to ensure the integrity of the food supply chain across the country. Dr. Ehanire who agreed with the World Health Organization (WHO) that it is highly unlikely that people can contract COVID-19 from food and food packaging however said that because SARS...
Coronavirus – Nigeria: Advisory on the Use of Face Shields with Face Masks by the General Public

Coronavirus – Nigeria: Advisory on the Use of Face Shields with Face Masks by the General Public

CORONAVIRUS
ABUJA, Nigeria, June 29, 2020/ -- Following evolving evidence on the transmission of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) provided recommendations for the wearing of face masks by the general public. This is especially important where there is ongoing widespread transmission and physical distancing is difficult, such as in public transport, markets, and confined or crowded environments. In Nigeria, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 mandated the use of face masks or coverings in public spaces, on the 27th of April 2020. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) published advisories on the use of face masks and guidance on making cloth masks. The use of face masks for COVID-19 prevention is important, as recent studies indicate that a significant proportion of people w...