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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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Maida: Linking humanitarian assistance to development

ICEED trains solar technicians

The Maida programme is building livelihood and dismantling energy poverty in Borno State. Launched  in 2018 with financial support from the European Commission (EU), the programme aligns with the  EU’s  overall objective of building the resilience of conflict affected people and communities in Borno State in an environment-friendly way. Some of the solar technicians during the training Maida as a ...

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Sahel crisis reaching unprecedented levels, UN warns

António Guterres

Insecurity and armed attacks in the Sahel region have reached unprecedented levels, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Photo credit: UN /Mark Garten UN spokesperson, Mr Farhan Haq, told newsmen in New York on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 that OCHA gave the warning in a report presented to UN ...

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WFP adopts new strategic plans to expand support to Nigeria

Myrta Kaulard

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is to expand its four-year support to humanitarian and development programmes in Nigeria. Myrta Kaulard Myrta Kaulard, WFP Representative and Country Director in Nigeria, said in a statement on Thursday, May 2, 2019 in Abuja that it was based on a new Country Strategic Plan (CSP) between 2019 to 2022. The WFP Executive ...

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Palm oil development leaves Liberians poorer, says winner of ‘Green Nobel’

Alfred Brownell

Palm oil plantations in Liberia are billed as bringing jobs and development but leave locals poorer, says a Liberian lawyer who won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize on Monday, April 29, 2019. Alfred Brownell. Photo credit: Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University The U.S.-based Goldman Environmental Foundation gives the prize – often known as the Green Nobel – to six grassroots activists each ...

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Stakeholders seek rights protection in EIA to curb crisis

Multi-Stakeholders Consultative Meeting

Stakeholders have called for inclusion of social and human rights protective mechanisms in the Nigerian environmental impact assessment to mitigate crises in extractive laden areas in the country. Participants at the Multi-Stakeholders Consultative Meeting in Abuja The call was made at a one-day Multi-Stakeholders Consultative Meeting on Integrating Social and Human Right Impact Assessment into the Environmental Impact Assessment Policy ...

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Otodo Gbame evictees seek justice, compensation

Otodo Gbame community evictees

The Nigeria Slum/Informal Settlement Federation is standing in solidarity with the over 30,000 people who were evicted in a state-led land grab from Otodo Gbame community in Lagos in November 9, 2017. Protesting Otodo Gbame community evictees They are demanding the immediate resettlement of evictees from the land from which they were forcefully evicted, as well as full and adequate ...

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Shell delivers N150m capacity development programme for Bonny youths


No fewer than 12 young entrepreneurs from host communities to the Bonny Oil and Gas Terminal in Rivers State have benefitted from a N150 million capacity development and empowerment programme by The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). L-R: Manager, Nigeria Content Development, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), Olanrewaju Olawuyi; SPDC Training and Empowerment ...

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