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Over 12m Nigerians to face hunger – FAO

Qu Dongyu

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says over 12 million Nigerians are faced with hunger due to insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic. Director-General of FAO, Qu Dongyu Mr David Tsokar, the communication officer of FAO, said this in a statement issued on Friday, November 12, 2021, in Abuja. According to Tsokar, the United Nations food security ...

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CSOs storm Lagos Assembly, demand end to insecurity

National Day of Mourning (NDOM)

A coalition of 19 civil society organisations (CSOs) on Friday, May 28, 2021 stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly in protest of the rising cases of insecurity in the country. The National Day of Mourning (NDOM) protest in Lagos The demonstration, which was to register Nigerian’s displeasure with the incessant cases of insecurity in the country, was convened by ...

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Nigeria seeks collective efforts to end insecurity, environmental issues in Niger Basin

Ministry of Water Resources

Nigeria Government on Thursday, May 27, 2021 called for collective efforts to tackle insecurity and environmental challenges in the Niger Basin. Chairman, Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), Mr Suleiman Adamu The Chairman, Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), Mr Suleiman Adamu, made the call at the 12th Extraordinary Session of the Council in ...

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Farmers raise alarm as insecurity threatens food availability


Some stakeholders in the agriculture sector have appealed to the Federal Government to intensify efforts in curbing banditry, kidnapping and terrorism, as these can threaten food security. Farming The stakeholders made the appeal in separate interviews on Friday, May 14, 2021 in Abuja. They noted that the recent increase in kidnapping and banditry had made a lot of farmers run ...

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Gashaka-Gumti National Park upgraded to boost security


The Africa Nature Investors (ANI), an international NGO, has upgraded facilities and services at the Gashaka-Gumti National Park in Taraba State. The Gashaka Gumti National Park The organisation also deployed modern technology to boost security in and around the park as well as trained 43 rangers to tackle challenges of climate change and insecurity at the park. The Conservator General of ...

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Modular refinery can reduce insecurity, environmental challenges in Niger Delta, says APC Chieftain

Modular Refinery

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Rivers State, Mr Ojukaye Flag-Amachree, says the establishment of modular refineries in the Niger Delta will reduce insecurity, illegal bunkering and environmental challenges in the region. Modular refinery Flag-Amachree, in an interview on Friday, February 5, 2021 in Port Harcourt, the state capital, said that there was the need for state governments to ...

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How environmental degradation induces insecurity, insurgency

Environmental activists and experts are of the view that deliberate efforts to tackle environmental challenges in Nigeria will help to check the wave of insecurity in the country. According to them, a large chunk of the insecurity around the world can be directly or indirectly linked to environmental issues such as pollution and desert encroachment. They argue that environmental pollution ...

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Insecurity challenge: Nigeria goes satellite

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria will soon begin a series of trainings for the country’s security agencies on how to use simple satellite technologies to tackle some of the security challenges facing the country. This, according to the agency’s Director General, Dr. Seidu Mohammed, is in tandem with its vision “to uncover and exploit the ...

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