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Concern as elephants return to Nigeria’s war zone


A herd of hundreds of elephants has returned to north-east Nigeria, where it is at risk from Boko Haram jihadists and in conflict with villagers who are trying to sow their crops. The herd of elephants. Photo credit: UNHAS The elephants, thought to number about 250, initially appeared in north-east Nigeria in December 2019, before returning to neighbouring Cameroon and ...

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FAO distributes seeds, fertiliser in planting season push

Nourou Macki Tall

Seeds and fertiliser for more than one million people are being distributed by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that began in June, 2017. It is part of efforts, led by the Federal Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in areas affected by Boko Haram violence. ...

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ActionAid demands investment in well-being of released Chibok girls

Ojobo Ode Atuluku

ActionAid Nigeria has commended the effort of the Federal Government on the negotiations that led to the release of 82 Chibok girls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram. ActionAid Nigeria’s Country Director, Ojobo Ode Atuluku, in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Monday, May 8 2017, said: “it is commendable that the Federal Government prioritised the life and ...

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UNICEF welcomes release of abducted Chibok girls

Pernille Ironside

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday, May 7, 2017 welcomed Saturday’s release of more than 80 of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents over three years ago. “It is heartening to know that the girls will be returning to their families who have been waiting for this day. They will face a long and difficult process ...

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How climate change strengthens Boko Haram insurgency, by study

Lake Chad

“As the climate is changing, so too are the conditions within which non-state armed groups such as Boko Haram and ISIS operate. Climate change contributes to creating a fragile environment in which these groups can thrive.” These few lines appear to capture the essence of the outcome of a recent study that attempts to specifically and comprehensively spell out the ...

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Images: UN Security Council in Nigeria

Edward Kallon

Photo News Archives For the first time in the history of the country, the United Nations Security Council visited Nigeria, albeit from Sunday, March 5 to Monday, March 6 2017. The UN delegation visited the cities of Maiduguri in Borno State and Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). On arriving Maiduguri on Sunday, the Security Council Visiting Mission to ...

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Nigeria, EU, UN partner to boost criminal justice response to terrorism

Boko Haram

Nigeria is said to be taking an important step in its fight against terrorism, by working to further refine and strengthen its strategy to prosecute, reintegrate, and rehabilitate former members of Boko Haram in compliance with international laws and standards. For this purpose, technical and high level consultations were held in Abuja from 13 to 15 December 2016, on “Considering ...

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Gashaka-Gumti Park may become another Sambisa Forest if uncared for, government warned


The Federal Government should urgently take steps to develop the Gashaka-Gumti National Park (GGNP) in Taraba State into a tourism site to avoid the reserve being turned into a hideout for terrorists, the state governor, Darius Ishaku, has warned. The governor said the GGNP, gazetted from two game reserves in 1991, should never be allowed to go the way of Sambisa ...

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Shrinking Lake Chad: A wake-up call to address insurgency, violence

Lake Chad

Lake Chad basin that happens to be an endorheic lake ( a closed drainage basin that retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water) is bordered by four different countries including Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria on the edge of the Sahara Desert. The name Chad is a local parlance meaning ‘a lake’ or ‘large expanse ...

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NEMA provides for repentant Boko Haram insurgents

Boko Haram attack

Towards fast-tracking peace process in the North-eastern Nigeria, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has presented food and non-food items to the military for Operation Safe Corridor Programme meant to de-radicalise, rehabilitate and re-integrate 800 Boko Haram insurgents that surrendered‎. Presenting the items in Gombe, the Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi said, “The initiative, which is in line ...

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