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UN HUMANITARIAN, DEVELOPMENT CHIEFS JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT CRISIS-AFFECTED PEOPLE IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA

United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock on Friday called on national and international partners to reinforce joint efforts to address the dire humanitarian needs in the conflict-affected north-eastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, while at the same time speed up the recovery of livelihoods. During a two-day joint official visit to ...

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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege, ISIS survivor Nadia Murad for fighting sexual violence

Nadia Murad, a rape survivor, who raised awareness about the abuses on 3,000 Yazidi women by the ISIS army, has won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. She was awarded for showing “uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims”. Murad was awarded alongside Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, who has spent most of ...

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UNDP ADMINISTRATOR ACHIM STEINER, HUMANITARIAN CHIEF MARK LOWCOCK TO VISIT NIGERIA, CHAD

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock will be visiting Nigeria (5-6 Oct) and Chad (6-7 Oct) on a mission to highlight and support joint humanitarian and development efforts in these countries. In Nigeria, Mr. Lowcock and Mr. Steiner will meet with high-level government officials and representatives of the humanitarian, development and donor communities. On 6 October, ...

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Sant Egidio condemns Jos Killings

By David Effe A faith-based organization known as Community of Sant’Egidio has again condemned the rising spate of killings in the country, especially the recent killing of at least eight people in two villages in Barkin-Ladi LGA of Plateau State even as it called on the government to tackle the issue of herdsmen killing in the country headlong. It was ...

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MSF Kicks off Emergency aid for the dying Children in the North East

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on that Friday it was providing emergency help after 33 children died in a camp housing people that have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria. MSF said that the children died between August 2nd and 15th in Bama, once the second-largest town in the ravaged state of Borno but now a ...

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CS-SUNN trains state chapters on advocacy, leadership skills

Civil Society Organizations from Civil Society Scaling Up-Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN) state chapters have been successfully trained on advocacy and leadership skills for effective nutrition advocacy that will translate to improved nutrition outcomes in Nigeria. The Steering Committee Chairman, CS-SUNN, Dr. David Olayemi while welcoming participants to the PINNS Training of Trainers on Advocacy and Leadership skills said the aim ...

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CS-SUNN introduces “PINNS Project” to tackle Malnutrition Challenge in Nigeria!

Civil Society Scaling-up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), a non-profit coalition, made up of organizations with a shared vision to transform Nigeria into a country where every citizen has food and  adequate nutrition has introduced a multi-sectoral project tagged Partnership for Improving Nigeria Nutrition Systems (PINNS) at a Media Roundtable in Abuja yesterday. Speaking at the Project Inception Media Roundtable, Beatrice ...

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Communiqué of the Second African Union – United Nations Annual Conference

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia On 9 July 2018, the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres convened the second AU- UN Annual Conference at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Chairperson and the Secretary-General welcomed the strong collaboration between the AU and the UN, and expressed their commitment ...

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#TankerExplosion: A little boy got missing at the scene of Lagos Tanker Explosion!

At about 17:30pm yesterday there was a horrific tanker explosion that claimed the lives of road users. 😢 😢 😢 . . According to an eye witness, the death toll was said to be 9 while 4 persons were seriously injured and 54 vehicles destroyed by the inferno. However, the boy in this picture is a three year old named ...

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UNDP partners with Civic Foundation for Innovation, seeks new approaches to designing development solutions

Abuja, 27 June 2018 – “Innovation has potential to significantly contribute to addressing urgent development challenges in Nigeria; from youth unemployment and inequality to enhancing efficiency in the delivery of public services,” stated Samuel Bwalya, UNDP Nigeria Country Director at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civic Foundation for Innovation. The two institutions entered into the ...

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