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UN, Partners Seek N353.8 bn Aid For Vulnerable Nigerians

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Tayo Olanipekun The United Nations (UN) and its partners require N 353,880,000,000  to continue providing basic needs to the most vulnerable people in Nigeria as part of the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy for the country. This as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) together with the UN Development Programme and other partners is today in Abuja launching the 2019 Nigeria Regional …

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UN Laments Over Lack Of Access For Aid Delivery In Borno

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The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has lamented over the interruption of aid delivery to the internally displaced people in Rann, a town in eastern Borno State. Ran, about 10 kilometers from the border with Cameroon, came under a deadly attack by a non-state armed group on January 14, 2019 and the incident has led to …

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130 000 African Children Contracted HIV In 2017–UN Agencies

Around 130, 000 children and adolescents became newly infected with HIV in western and central Africa in 2017, making the number of persons living with the condition to reach 800, 000 that year, said agencies of the United Nations (UN). The UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), who made this known at a …

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UN Says It Is Concerned Over Borno, Kaduna Killings

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Tayo Olanipekun The United Nations (UN) has expressed concern over the renewed killings in Borno State, saying the attacks were unchecked may reverse the gains made so far in securing lives and property in the north east region. This is as it also called on the authorities in Kaduna State to “seriously look into” circumstances leading to the killings over …

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Nigerian Becomes Africa’s Champion In Nutritious Foods

Tayo Olanipekun With Agency Reports A Nigerian business man has been crowned champion of the first Africa edition of the Scaling Up Nutrition Pitch Competition held at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. Kennie-O Cold Chain Logistics from Kwara State won the competition involving some of the continent’s most exciting enterprises working to improve access to nutritious foods. …

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UN Applauds Release Of 833 Children From Civilian JTF

The United Nations (UN) said on Friday it welcomed as an “important milestone” the release of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). The group was formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the country’s security forces against Boko Haram extremists, but it also recruited young boys and girls into its ranks. “This is an important development …

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Nigeria Floods: UN Scribe ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Loss Of Life

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has said he is “deeply saddened,” over the announcement by the Nigerian government that floods in parts of the country have claimed about 200 lives and a further 1,310 injured. He made this known on Thursday as he also extended his condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people …

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Lagos Recovers N829m From Settling Tenancy,Other Disputes In 8 Months

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Tayo Olanipekun The Lagos State government has said while brokering peace over civil disputes among residents of the state, it has recovered a total of N829.110m for parties involved, through mediation, in the first eight months of this year. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, disclosed this on Wednesday during the commemoration of this year’s United …

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UN Human Rights Expert To Assess Trafficking In Persons In Nigeria

Tayo Olanipekun With Agency Reports UN Special Rapporteur, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, will assess the issue of trafficking in persons in Nigeria during an official visit to the country from 3-10 September. “My visit is an opportunity to meet with relevant stakeholders to discuss various forms and manifestations of trafficking in persons and key human rights concerns and challenges, as well …

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Economic Commission For Africa Leads UN For Stable, Prosperous Sahel Region

Dayo Emmanuel The United Nations is revamping its action plan to address the root causes of the complex crisis in Africa’s Sahel region, in particular outlining a development vision for the region through a prospective socio-economic study by its agencies led by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). The initiative is being carried out as complex national and cross-border security …

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