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Youth Day: DEVCOMS calls for state of emergency on nation’s education

International Youth Day

The Lagos-based Development Communications (DEVCOMS) Network has called on the Federal Government, as well as parents and guardians, to take education as a paramount goal and basic necessity of life. A gathering of youths Its Programmes Director, Mr Akin Jimoh, said in Lagos on Friday, August 9, 2019 that it was necessary to address the gap in the youth education. ...

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Global hunger continues to rise, says UN report

Gilbert Houngbo

More than 820 million people worldwide were under nourished in 2018, the third consecutive year of slight increase after decades of decline. Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) This is said according to a report presented on Monday, July 15, 2019 by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to newsmen, United Nations officials ...

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AfDB president to launch foundation against hunger, poverty

Akinwunmi Adesina

President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, is to launch the World Hunger Fighter’s Prize and Fellowship foundation with a view to ending global hunger. AFDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina A statement issued by the bank on Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Abuja, said that the foundation would also work toward lifting millions of people in Africa out of poverty. ...

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Population Day: Nigeria has about 198m people, says Commission

Nigeria Population

Director General of the National Population Commission (NPoPC), Dr Ghaji Bello, has said the Commission will use electronic enumeration method to determine the actual population of Nigeria. Nigeria’s population is said to be equivalent to 2.55% of the total world population Bello said in Abuja on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 that Nigeria presently has an estimated population of about 198 ...

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Population Day: People-oriented programmes can curb population explosion – DevComs

Mini Town Hall

An NGO, Development Communications Network (DevComs), says effective people-oriented programmes can curb population explosion in Nigeria. People-oriented programmes enable community leaders and representatives bare their minds on issues affecting their welfare. Photo credit: AMPLIFY/Awede Taiwo Mr Akin Jimoh, Director, DevComs Programme, made the assertion on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Lagos in commemoration of the World Population Day marked annually ...

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UNODC rehabilitates children recruited, exploited by terrorist groups

Yury Fedotov

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says it is addressing the situation of children recruited and exploited by terrorist groups in the North-East. Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Mr Sylvester Atere, National Project Officer, Outreach and Communications, UNODC Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, July 7, 2019 in ...

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UN expresses concern over slow development in Sahel region

Bakary Dosso

The United Nations Economic Commission (ECA) has expressed concern over the poor state of development in the Sahel region, including Nigeria. Bakary Dosso, Director, West African Sub-Regional Office of the ECA Acting Director of the ECA Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, Mr Bakary Dosso, who said this in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at a dialogue on the Sahel 2043 Prospective Study, ...

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‘Ruga Settlement’ to address farmers, herders’ conflicts – Presidency

Ruga settlement

The Presidency has frowned at recent unhelpful comments regarding the plan to stop roaming of cattle herders with the attendant clashes with farmers via the establishment of “Ruga Settlement” across the country. A pastoral settlement “Ruga Settlement” seeks to settle migrant pastoral families. It means rural settlement in which animal farmers, not just cattle herders, would be settled in an ...

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UN facilitates dialogue to mitigate herders, farmers crises


UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) has facilitated dialogue aimed at mitigating herdsmen/farmers crisis in the middle-belt region of Nigeria, Mr Lucky Musonda, Head of Communication, UN Development Programme (UNDP), has revealed. Herdsmen Musonda, in a statement in Abuja on Friday, June 28, 2019 said that the dialogue held in Abuja was the first in a series of consultations ...

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Food safety contributes to food security, human health, economic prosperity — UN

Jose Graziano da Silva

As the first-ever UN World Food Safety Day was observed on Friday, June 7, 2019, the UN underlined the need for food safety as it contributes to food security, human health, economic prosperity and sustainable development. Jose Graziano da Silva of the FAO The UN World Food Safety Day, which will be marked annually on June 7, aims to ensure ...

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