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Poverty Eradication Day: Nigeria unveils plans to end poverty

Sadiya Farouq

October 17, a day set aside by the United Nations to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2019, presented an opportunity for the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to carry out its official outreach towards ending poverty in Nigeria. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq At the ...

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Holding transnational corporations accountable for human rights abuses

Transnational Corporations

As the Fifth Session of the UN Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights commences in Geneva, Switzerland, Shayda Naficy, Senior Programme Director at Corporate Accountability and Ebuata Philip Jakpor, Programme Manager, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, attempt a preview of the forum in the light of critical emerging issues that could decide where the scale tips ...

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People with disabilities worst hit by climate change – NGOs

Ilorin flood

Dr Piman Hoffman of African Climate Reporters has said that persons with disabilities are worst hit by climate change and all the challenges associated with environmental degradation. Flooding in Ilorin: Persons with disabilities are worst hit by climate change Hoffman made the observation on Thursday, October 10, 2019 when officials of three NGOs visited the Kaduna Rehabilitation Centre on advocacy ...

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Activists flay xenophobic attacks in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

Member organisations of Friends of the Earth Africa in statement against xenophobia attacks in South Africa condemn the act as well as the South African government’s handling of the issue. They expressed solidarity with the men, women and all victims of the attacks. President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa Barely recovered from the cyclones in southern Africa, which are themselves ...

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Nigeria seeks more international support to tackle humanitarian crisis in Lake Chad Region

Ibukun Odusote

Nigeria has again appealed for more international support to confront the humanitarian disasters arising from drought, land degradation and desertification in the Lake Chad Basin Region. Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environmet, Mrs Ibukun Odusote The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Environment, Ibukun Odusote, made the appeal on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in her presentation at the high ...

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How South African govt can stop xenophobic attacks – Africans Rising

Xenophobia attacks protesters

In a solidarity statement against the attacks on black African migrants in South Africa, Africans Rising, a Pan-African movement of people and organisations, working for justice, peace and dignity, is outraged by the occurrences. The group calls on the receiving parties to not respond to hate with hatred Xenophobia attacks protesters Africans Rising for Justice, Peace, and Dignity is saddened and ...

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Xenophobia: UN Chief flays ‘acts of violence’ against foreigners

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has “strongly condemned” the renewed wave of “acts of violence” against foreigners and their property in parts of South Africa. Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo credit: UN /Mark Garten Guterres’ message was conveyed by his spokesman, Mr Stéphane Dujarric, at a news briefing at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. He was ...

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Group clamours Cross River management commission to curb land grab

Land use management commission

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the Cross River State House of Assembly to establish a Model Land Use and Allocation Management Commission in the state. Members of the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth during an engagement with policy makers in Calabar Executive Driector of the group, Dr Godwin Ojo, made the call ...

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Doctors laud Buhari for creating Humanitarian Ministry

Muhammadu Buhari

The African Doctors for Africa (AfDA) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the creation of the Humanitarian and Disaster Ministry, saying it is a recognition of efforts of non-governmental and civil society organisations towards achieving a better society. President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari had on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 while swearing in the 43 ministers, assigned Sadiya Umar Faruk (Zamfara State) ...

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Humanitarian Day: UN calls for more protection for aid workers

UN aid workers in Nigeria

The United Nations has called for protection of aid workers engaged in humanitarian services in the North East, just as 37 aid personnel were killed in the 10-year Boko Haram insurgency. UN aid workers in Nigeria Mr Peter Ekayu, the Head of UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nigeria, made the call in a statement issued in ...

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