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COVID-19: Humanitarian Affairs Ministry to Support Elderly,Vulnerable

COVID-19: Humanitarian Affairs Ministry to Support Elderly, vulnerable The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development will adopt a multi-faceted approach which will also focus on the poor and vulnerable, the elderly, refugees, IDPs, persons living with disabilities, trafficked persons, petty traders, among others in its response to COVID-19 in the country. The […]

The King Baudouin Foundation has created a Fund for all hospitals and residential care establishments

In the face of the current COVID-19 health crisis, the King Baudouin Foundation has created the Fund for Supportive Care, to which donations from businesses and private individuals can be made. The funds collected are distributed to hospital and residential care home initiatives throughout the country.

Can DDMO Manage Information on Military Operations?

Can DDMO Manage Information on Military Operations? By Abdulsalam Mahmud   Crime and violence are inevitable. They are permanent features of many societies. They result in wanton annihilation of human lives. Monumental destruction and loss of valuable properties are always left in the wake of gruesome violence. Left untamed, violent crimes soon metamorphose into behemoth […]

BREAKING: NNPC, Partners Donate N11bn to Fight Coronavirus

BREAKING: NNPC, Partners Donate N11bn to Fight Coronavirus The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has made a donation of $30 million (N11 billion) to help fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its effect on the economy. NNPC Group Managing Director, Mele Kyari, announced the intervention initiative on Friday in Abuja. The GMD said the intervention, […]

EPP Group: Coronavirus Action: EU funding, investment, airline help

Coronavirus Action: EU funding, investment, airline help
Rushing to aid Europeans and their economy, the EPP Group, the largest force in Parliament, calls for EU-wide solidarity and has approved measures to counter the impact of the coronavirus.
 
The EPP Group voted for 37 billion euros in aid and investment through the European Solidarity Fund and the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative.
 

Council of the European Union: Video conference of cohesion policy ministers, 27 March 2020

EU ministers and member state representatives responsible for cohesion policy held a video conference to discuss how to make best use of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative to mitigate the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the end of the video conference the Croatian Presidency issued a press release.

CPJ: Brazil restricts access to government information amid COVID-19 emergency

Brazil restricts access to government information amid COVID-19 emergency
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is seen in Brasilia on March 20, 2020. Bolsonaro recently passed a provisional regulation restricting access to public records. (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)
Rio de Janeiro, March 26, 2020 — Brazilian authorities should not use the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to restrict access to government information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

<div>S&Ss Group: We need to act now to save the future of the tourism industry, say S&Ds</div>

We need to act now to save the future of the tourism industry, say S&Ds
With millions of jobs in the tourism and transport industry endangered by the COVID-19 outbreak, S&Ds urge European authorities to listen to the people and take the necessary measures to prevent the collapse of the third largest economic sector in Europe.
István Ujhely, S&D vice-chair of the committee on tourism and transport, stated:

Customs Generates N225m Revenue, Impounds N197.4m Goods In Bauchi

Customs Generates N225m Revenue, Impounds N197.4m Goods In Bauchi   The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘D’, with headquarters in Bauchi on Thursday said it generated N224.7m and seized contraband and smuggled goods worth N197.4m between November 2019 and March 2020. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FOU […]

Nigeria To Suffer $15.4bn Loss In Crude Oil Earnings – Analysts

Nigeria To Suffer $15.4bn Loss In Crude Oil Earnings – Analysts   Nigeria and other African economies are projected to record substantial revenue losses, particularly from the oil and gas sector, as the devastating effects of the Coronavirus pandemic continues its devastating toll on the various economies. Giving the projection in a statement on the […]