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Boko Haram: Over 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon – officials

Officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and those from Adamawa and Borno states on Monday said about 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon ”are safe’’ and will soon return.

Cameroonian refugees take over Nigerian communities

Over ten thousand refugees have taken over all the refugee camps in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Midjiyawa Bakari

Cameroon, Nigeria discuss return of 4,000 refugees

Cameroon officials on Wednesday said it has concluded arrangements with neighbouring Nigeria for the return of 4,000 Nigerian refugees to their country by April 29.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 2

President Buhari leaves for Chad Saturday for CEN-SAD Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic, to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Migration: Commissioner tasks media on effective reportage

Hajiya Sadiya Umar, Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has urged media practitioners to effectively report and educate the public on dangers of irregular migration.

Hundreds of Syrians return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees returned home on Monday from several areas in Lebanon including Tripoli, Saida, Nabatieh, Bekaa and Akkar, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.
Authorities have identified the hijacked ship as the Turkish oil tanker El Hiblu 1.

Malta armed forces seize tanker hijacked by rescued migrants

A Maltese special operations team Thursday boarded a tanker that had been hijacked by migrants it rescued at sea, and returned control to the captain, Malta’s armed forces said.

Femi Falana writes AGF Malami, faults repatriation of Cameroonians

A human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana, has faulted the repatriation of non- Nigerians into Cameroon, saying the action lacks legality.
Former US President Bill Clinton has congratulated the eight year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and also invited him and his parents to his office for personal introduction.

Bill Clinton congratulates Nigerian prodigy for winning chess championship

Former US President Bill Clinton has congratulated the eight year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and also invited him and his parents to his office for personal introduction.
Tanitoluwa Adewunmi

Bill Clinton invites Nigerian chess prodigy Tanitoluwa Adewunmi

Former U.S President Bill Clinton has congratulated the eight year-old Nigerian chess champion, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, and also invited him and his parents to his office for personal introduction.

Federal government knocks Cameroon over deportation of 40, 000 Nigerians

The federal government has condemned the reported deportation of 40,000 Nigerians living in Cameroon as victims of Boko Haram from Rann Local Government of Borno State.

Terrorism: UN, others worry over ‘forced return’ of Nigerian refugees to Rann

Tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees are being forced to return to a remote town repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, despite lacking security, food, water and shelter, aid agencies said Friday.

Boko Haram: 35,000 flee Nigeria for Cameroon

No fewer than 35,000 Nigerians have fled to Cameroon to become refugees in recent weeks following the escalation of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, Médecins Sans Frontières has claimed.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame (L) and Ethiopia’s President Sahle-Work Zewde (R) attend the “Africa leadership meeting, investing in health”, ahead of an African Union summit in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on February 9, 2019. SIMON MAINA / AFP

As Paul Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

Former Ethiopia premier to lead AU Observation Mission to Nigeria

Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegne, will be leading the African Union (AU) Elections Observation Mission to Nigeria for the February 16, presidential and National Assembly elections.

UN: Bigotry ‘moving at lightning speed on internet’

The UN has raised an alarm over what it termed the “alarming increase” in bigotry fuelled by the Internet.

New US sanctions target Iran-backed fighters in Syria

The United States has announced new sanctions on two Iran-backed militias fighting in Syria in a move aimed at raising pressure on Tehran and the powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps, as Washington prepares for a military withdrawal from the war-torn country.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO: Nigeria, others will not achieve gender equality, poverty eradication without quality education

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said Nigeria and other countries would fail to achieve gender equality and break the cycle of poverty that leaves millions of children, young people and adults behind, without inclusive and equitable quality education.

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