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Ban on fuel distribution to border filling station begins to affect network providers 

Buhari’s decision to stop distribution of fuel to filling stations close to the borders is beginning to affect businesses in the area.

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President Muhammadu Buhari‘s decision to stop distribution of fuel to filling stations close to the country’s land borders has started affecting businesses in the area. The ban is currently taking its toll on network providers.

Telecommunications companies are bearing the brunt and according to the Chairman of Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Gbenga Adebayo, the situation might escalate if not properly handled.

How it started: In April 2019, Nairametrics reported that a tripartite committee consisting of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), was set up to tackle the growing smuggling of petroleum products to neighbouring countries. The committee reported that some unlicensed filling stations along the border had been identified as being responsible for the smuggling of petroleum products.

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Seven months after, the Federal Government banned the distribution of petroleum products to filling stations close to the land borders. The affected oil companies are those located 20 kilometres to the borders. The Nigeria Customs Service is in charge of carrying out the directive.

How it’s affecting telecoms: The ALTON chairman said the directive was affecting the operations of telecommunications companies located close to the borders. He said the inability of the petrol stations to get fuel made it difficult for telecoms firms to refill power generators at their base stations that power their towers.

According to Adebayo, if the ban continues, it might lead to the shutdown of communications services, and the adverse impact “may be significant if the necessary agencies of government do not urgently intervene in the situation.”

“So far, the Nigeria Customs Service has stopped our members’ trucks in Kebbi, Kano and Calabar from supplying diesel to the telecommunications sites within the borders areas, which may lead to total shut down of communications system/services and by implications worsen the security operations within those areas,” Adebayo said while calling for the intervention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.

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Problem with ban order: Nairametrics had reported that the decision to stop distributing petroleum products to the filling stations close to the borders could affect the daily operation and threaten the existence of oil companies.

When there’s no longer fuel for the filling stations to meet the demand of their teeming customers, they could be forced to downsize and shut down operation. With the impact already affecting non-oil companies, the effect could be more damaging.

[READ MORE: Patronage of Ghanaian goods spike despite border closure]

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Nigeria breaks transmission record again, hitting 5,801.60 MW

The TCN has broken its own transmission record three times in the space of a week.

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria announced another record, as grid transmission hits a peak of  5801.60 MW.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Power, Engineer Sale Mamman in a statement on Tuesday evening.

“Back-to-Back Peak Transmission, Yesterday, 1st of March at 9:30 pm, we hit a new HIGH,” he said.

He added that 5801.60 MW transmitted at a frequency of 50.09 hz.

“Next Level heights for the Power Sector. Kudos to all at the TCN & MoP striving towards stable energy for Nigerians,” he added.

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  • Nairametrics reported yesterday that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) announced that it hit another record milestone on transmission, as it recorded a national peak of 5,615.40MW.
  • On March 1st that the TCN announced it has broken its transmission record once again, after hitting a record of 5,584.40 MW.

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COVID-19 Update in Nigeria

On the 2nd of March 2021, 479 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria

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The spread of novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria continues to record significant increases as the latest statistics provided by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reveal Nigeria now has 156,496 confirmed cases.

On the 2nd of March 2021, 479 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Nigeria.

To date, 156,496 cases have been confirmed, 134,551 cases have been discharged and 1,923 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

A total of 1.54 million tests have been carried out as of March 2nd, 2021 compared to 1.49 million tests a day earlier.

COVID-19 Case Updates- 2nd March 2021,

  • Total Number of Cases – 156,496
  • Total Number Discharged – 135,136
  • Total Deaths – 1,923
  • Total Tests Carried out – 1,544,008

According to the NCDC, the 479 new cases are reported from 22 states- Lagos (153), Enugu (75), Rivers (50), FCT (40), Kaduna (18), Ebonyi (17), Plateau (17), Edo (17), Borno (16), Oyo (12) Kano (11), Abia (10), Cross River (10), Taraba (9), Nasarawa (7), Bauchi (4), Bayelsa (3), Delta (3), Ekiti (2), Niger (2), Ogun (2) and Akwa Ibom (1).

Meanwhile, the latest numbers bring Lagos state total confirmed cases to 56,001, followed by Abuja (19,274), Plateau (8,911), Kaduna (8,531),  Oyo (6,746), Rivers (6,544), Edo (4,607), Ogun (4,398), Kano (3,764), Ondo (2,983), Kwara (2,931), Delta (2,576), Osun (2,433), Nasarawa (2,234), Enugu (2,078), Gombe (2,051), Katsina (2,030), Ebonyi (1,881), Anambra (1,726), and Abia (1,530).

Akwa Ibom has recorded 1,519 cases, Imo (1,497), Borno (1,292), Bauchi (1,232), Benue (1,188), Niger (917), Taraba (813), Ekiti (804), Bayelsa (772), Sokoto (769), Adamawa (762), Jigawa (496), Kebbi (377), Cross River (334), Yobe (268), Zamfara (219), while Kogi state has recorded 5 cases only.

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Lock Down and Curfew

In a move to combat the spread of the pandemic disease, President Muhammadu Buhari directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, which took effect from 11 pm on Monday, 30th March 2020.

The movement restriction, which was extended by another two weeks period, has been partially put on hold with some businesses commencing operations from May 4. On April 27th, 2020, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari declared an overnight curfew from 8 pm to 6 am across the country, as part of new measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19. This comes along with the phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos, and Ogun States, which took effect from Saturday, 2nd May 2020, at 9 am.

On Monday, 29th June 2020 the federal government extended the second phase of the eased lockdown by 4 weeks and approved interstate movement outside curfew hours with effect from July 1, 2020. Also, on Monday 27th July 2020, the federal government extended the second phase of eased lockdown by an additional one week.

On Thursday, 6th August 2020 the federal government through the secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 announced the extension of the second phase of eased lockdown by another four (4) weeks.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State announced the closed down of the Eti-Osa Isolation Centre, with effect from Friday, 31st July 2020. He also mentioned that the Agidingbi Isolation Centre would also be closed and the patients relocated to a large capacity centre.

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Due to the increased number of covid-19 cases in Nigeria, the Nigerian government ordered the reopening of Isolation and treatment centres in the country on Thursday, 10th December 2020.

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On 26th January 2021, the Federal Government announced the extension of the guidelines of phase 3 of the eased lockdown by one month following the rising cases of the coronavirus disease in the country and the expiration of phase 3 of the eased lockdown.

On 28th February 2021, the federal government confirmed that the first tranche of Covid-19 vaccines will arrive in Nigeria on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021.

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