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Committee on Dapchi school girls’ abduction inaugurated

Babagana Monguno

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno, on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 inaugurated a 12-member committee to unravel circumstances that led to the abduction of 110 school girls in Dapchi, Yobe State. Monguno, who described the abduction as worrisome, said “it does not portray the country in good light. “There have also been reports, especially in the social ...

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UN outraged by Dapchi schoolgirls abduction

Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi

The UN has expressed outrage at the abduction of 110 schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Guterres, said in a statement by his Spokesperson, Mr Stephane Dujarric, that he “strongly condemns the abduction and attack”. Guterres said he was gravely concerned over the situation of the schoolgirls’ abducted ...

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Government releases names, details of missing Dapchi girls

Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi

The Federal Government on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 released the names and details of the missing 110 girls following attack on the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State on Feb. 19. The list was contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The minister said the list which ...

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6.3m people face food crisis in S/Sudan – UN

South Sudan

UN agencies have raised the alarm of food crisis in South Sudan, projecting that about 6.3 million people are facing food insecurity one year after famine was declared in parts of the country. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP) warned that progress in preventing hunger-related deaths could be undone. ...

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110 girls unaccounted for in Yobe school attack, says government

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government  on Sunday, February 25, 2018 confirmed that 110 schoolgirls of Government Girls Technical School, Dapchi are unaccounted for in the Boko Haram attack on the school last Monday. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this to newsmen in Damaturu after a closed door meeting between a Federal Government delegation,Yobe State Government, security agencies, community leaders and ...

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EU increasing suffering of African migrants trying to cross the Sahara – Red Cross

Agadez

Europe is increasing the suffering of African migrants trying to cross the Sahara, the Red Cross chief said, urging lawmakers not to put security above human rights. Francesco Rocca, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),  met migrants in Niger who said they were stranded, unable to head north to Europe or return home. ...

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UNDP to deliver school, houses, shops to Borno IDPs

Samuel Bwalya

The UN Development Programme (UNDP), Country Director, Samuel Bwalya, says the agency will donate houses, school and health centre to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ngwom, Borno State. Bwalya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that Ngwom, an agrarian community in Mafa Local Government Area, fell victim to violent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in 2014. He ...

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Addressing humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria

internally displaced persons

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says more than 8.5 million persons are in dire need of life-saving support due to humanitarian crisis caused by the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeastern part of Nigeria. According to its recent report, no fewer than 6.9 million displaced persons are targeted for assistance out of the number. The ...

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Global summit highlights solutions to end violence against children

violence against children

Globally, up to one billion children aged 2-17 years – or one in two children – have suffered physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in the past year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday, February 9, 2018 that it would be joining global efforts next week aimed at promoting solutions, and reinforcing global commitments, to end all ...

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$1.06b UN scheme to help fragile countries create ‘firewall against famine’

internally displaced persons

Ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks have left millions of people on the brink of starvation, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Thursday, February 8, 2018 as it launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods, and tackle acute hunger in 26 countries. “The reality is that while the lives of millions of people were saved thanks to ...

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