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International Women’s Day: AfDB to empower African women with $300m

United for Food

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will offer $300 million to financial intermediaries to support the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA). Mr Ebrima Faal, the Senior Director, Nigeria Country Department, AfDB, said this at the 2018 International Women’s Day (IWD) commemorative event organised by the bank on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 in Abuja. Faal was represented ...

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23 migrants on trip from Libya to Italy feared dead

Migrant boat

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 that 21 migrants were missing, and had probably drowned, after two boats, a rubber dinghy and a wooden boat, set off from Libya for Italy and had to be rescued. IOM spokesman, Joel Millman, told a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, that 132 other people on the rubber ...

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Northeast humanitarian crisis still critical, says UN


The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) says the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast is still critical due to ongoing hostilities. UNOCHA stated this in its monthly humanitarian update report made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Abuja. According to the report, the humanitarian crisis in the region, ...

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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


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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