Tag: Lagos

How bus-sharing start-up PlentyWaka is adapting to COVID-19

After a one-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 lock-down in Lagos, bus-hailing company, PlentyWaka says they have re-launched their operations and have announced an expansion of their services. Johnny Enagwolor, Managing Director of PlentyWaka joins CNBC Africa to discuss how this pandemic is changing the ride-hailing business in Nigeria.

COVID-19: Lagos moves to decongest mortuaries & prisons

Lagos state plans to decongest mortuaries and correctional facilities across the state. According to the State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, non-COVID-19 deaths whose funerals are stalled by the lent period were piling up. He also signed a release order for 209 inmates....

The state of security amid Nigeria’s COVID-19 lock-down

In the past few weeks there have been fears over increased security threats in pockets of Lagos, since an extended lock-down was announced by Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Tanwa Ashiru, CEO of Bulwark Intelligence joins CNBC Africa for more.

Op-Ed: Africa’s lockdown nightmare

“Across Africa, affordable housing is in acute short supply. It is one of the reasons why lockdowns and social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic are unimaginable and unsustainable,” writes Victor Oladokun.

Nigeria’s COVID-19 lockdown extension taking toll on ordinary citizens

Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has announced an extended 14-day lockdown across Abuja, Lagos, Ogun states to curtail the spread of the coronavirus citing concerns over rising numbers of cases globally, and within Nigeria. CNBCAfrica’s Christy Cole reports.

COVID-19: One Campaign calls for debt relief for poorest countries

Ahead of the World Bank's spring meetings this week, global movement; One Campaign is calling on the G20 finance ministers and Central Bank governors to provide immediate debt relief for the poorest countries. One campaign has also asked the G20 to provide $600 million to top up the IMF's Catastophe Containment Relief Trust, which grants debt relief for public health disasters. Gayle Smith, President and CEO of the One Campaign joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: Nigeria extends lockdown by two weeks in Lagos, Abuja & Ogun States

Africa's largest economy, Nigeria has extended its lockdown by two weeks in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun States. Its President Muhammadu Buhari said the extension will come into effect at 11:59...