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UN relief chief pledges support for Nigeria in rebuilding Northeast

Martin Griffiths

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has pledged to support Nigeria to help rebuild the lives of those affected by violence in the Northeast. UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths The UN humanitarian affairs chief who made the pledge at the end of his four-day visit to Nigeria, said ...

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NNPC begins 2022 activities with commitment to host communities’ development

Nigerian National Petroleum Company

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has assured of its commitment to further deepen ties with its host communities as it begins activities for 2022. Nigerian National Petroleum Company NNPC gave the assurance through the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited (NPDC), one of its upstream subsidiaries. In achieving this, NPDC, recently organised a novel community support programme called SpudBaby ...

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C21st, WANEP task govt on ways to curb gender-based violence

Gender-based violence

In commemoration of the 2021 International Campaign against Gender-Based Violence, with theme as Orange the World: End Violence Against Women Now, the Centre for 21st Century Issues (C21st) and the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) joined Nigeria, the UN and the globe at large to mark the 30th anniversary of the global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against ...

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Lagos whitepaper on EndSARS Report tagged ‘a dance on blood of victims’

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has described the Lagos State Government White Paper on the report of the Judicial Panel on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters as an insult to the dead and the sensibilities of victims of the Lekki tollgate shooting which happened on 20 October 2020. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of ...

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Stakeholders want govt to declare State of Emergency on herders-farmers clashes

Herdsmen

Stakeholders at an Inclusive Forum for Accountable Society (IFAS) meeting want the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on herders and farmers clashes to avert food crisis. Herdsmen The stakeholders met on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 in Lokoja, Kogi State, where they observed that the crisis had been allowed to linger for too long and affected almost every ...

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Over 12m Nigerians to face hunger – FAO

Qu Dongyu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says over 12 million Nigerians are faced with hunger due to insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu Mr David Tsokar, the communication officer of FAO, said this in a statement issued on Friday, November 12, 2021, in Abuja. According to Tsokar, the United Nations food security ...

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WFP warns 45m people now ‘teetering on the edge of famine’

David Beasley

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that the number of people teetering on the edge of famine in 43 countries had risen to 45 million – up by three million in 2021 – as acute hunger spikes around the world. David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) This number has risen from 42 million earlier ...

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Govt creates 74,413 employments through environmental projects

Sharon Ikeazor

The Federal Government says it has created 74,413 employment opportunities for Nigerians through effective implementation of various environmental projects in the country. Environment Minister of State, Sharon Ikeazor Minister of State, Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor disclosed this at the closing of the 15th National Council on Environment (NCE) on Friday, October 22, 2021 in Abuja. Ikeazor said that the employment ...

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700,000 South Sudanese hit by worst floods in decades, says UN

Stéphane Dujarric

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 said it was alarmed by the humanitarian impact of the worst flooding in decades in South Sudan, as it affected more than 700,000 people across the country. UN Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, disclosed this at a news conference at the  UN headquarters in New ...

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Put human rights at centre of environmental policy, CSOs tell world leaders

Dr David R. Boyd

Over 150 civil society organisations (CSOs) and academics have signed open letter calling on world leaders to integrate human rights into global and national environmental policy and practice. Dr David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment In the lead-up to historic agreements on climate and nature being made in the next month, over 150 civil ...

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