Here’s how COVID-19 is impacting immigration operations in Nigeria
27 June 2020 | 6:47 am
From the first of July 2020, Nigeria Immigration Service says it will resume its Migrant E-Registration Exercise across the country. This is accompanied by an introduction of online application processes for Temporary Work Permit visa pre-approval. James Sunday, Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Immigration Service joins CNBC Africa to look at how operations and processes have responded in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We take a look at how the French press is covering the government’s new Covid rules for booster shots. The French and British press are also widely covering Wednesday’s migrant drownings in the Channel. Finally, will our pancakes soon be suffering from a maple syrup shortage?
At least 27 people died as they were attempting to cross from France to England in a rubber dinghy. This tragedy is the result of a collective failure, says Barbara Wesel.
Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told his British counterpart Priti Patel that she was "no longer welcome" at weekend talks. This follows Boris Johnson's decision to publish a critical letter to Emmanuel Macron.
Following the drowning of 27 people in the English Channel, France says it is preparing a new post-Brexit deal on migration. But Paris also asked the UK to stop "double speak."
In October, the Central Bank of Nigeria launched the hugely-anticipated eNaira, joining the small league of countries to own their digital currency. But it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the currency that, according to the CBN, offers more possibilities. What do you think about the eNaira? How would you describe your experience with the eNaira app?
A migrant shares the challenge of crossing into Greece, and Americans post their resignations on TikTok
The Observers, we caught up with a Syrian migrant who filmed himself crossing the Maritsa river from Turkey to Greece, in order to reach the European Union. He recounts his various trials crossing the river and being confronted by Greek border guards. Then, we go to the United States, where an unprecedented number of people are quitting their jobs, after being fed up with corporate culture and work-life balance during the Covid-19 pandemic. They've shared their #QuitMyJob stories on TikTok.
Oil giant Shell will pay a Nigerian community $111m (£80m) over an oil spill more than 50 years ago. A spokesman said the payment would mark the "full and final settlement" to the Ejama-Ebubu community over a spill during the 1967-70 Biafran War. The company has maintained that the damage was caused by third parties.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 7,216 people have died crossing the U.S–Mexico border between 1998 and 2017. In 2005, more than 500 died across the entire U.S.–Mexico border. The number of yearly border crossing deaths doubled from 1995 to 2005, before declining.
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Traditionally, growing avocados requires lots of water. But entrepreneurs in Nigeria are attempting to grow them in a new water-saving and sustainable way by using drip irrigation systems and recycling water.
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