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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.
Fighters loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) hold a position west of the city of Aziziah, some 60 kilometres southwest of the capital Tripoli, on April 14, 2019. – Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organization said today. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

WHO: At least 174 killed in fight for Libya’s Tripoli

At least 174 people have been killed and 758 wounded in the battle for control over the Libyan capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
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HRW calls for arrests in South Africa after attacks on foreigners

Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged South African authorities Monday to prosecute the perpetrators of deadly xenophobic violence that displaced some 300 Malawi migrants three weeks ago but has yielded no arrests.

UNHCR, ECOWAS move to tackle West Africa’s migration crisis

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Economic Commission of West Africa States (ECOWAS) have called for urgent need to tackle migration crisis affecting the sub-region and protection of persons of concern.

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.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

There is no food insecurity in Nigeria – BMO tells UN

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has dismissed UN report that Nigeria is among countries suffered most from high levels of food insecurity in the world in 2018.

UNHCR: Church donates N10 million to support victims of conflicts in Africa

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria, says it has received N10 million as donation from the Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos, to support victims of conflicts in Africa.

Rights groups protest against Kenya’s plan to close Dadaab camp

A quarter of a million Somali refugees face violence back home if Kenya continues with plans to shut the vast Dadaab camp, rights groups warned Thursday.
Ethiopian Airlines

Number of UN officials killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash rises to 21

The number of UN officials killed in the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday has risen to 21 from the initial 19 reported by the global intergovernmental organisation.
Ethiopian Airlines

Nigerian among 19 UN officials perished in ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

Apart from Canada-based professor of Literary Arts, Carleton University, Pius Adesanmi, who died carrying a Canadian passport, the other Nigerian, Abiodun Bashua, who had a UN passport, was among 19 UN officials who perished in the ill-fated Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday.

Court condemns extradition of Cameroon separatists

A court in Nigeria has condemned as “illegal and unconstitutional” the arrest and deportation of Cameroonian separatists who had applied for asylum in Nigeria, the lawyers representing them said Sunday.

UN: 35,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon safe

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that 35,000 Nigerian seeking refuge in Cameroon are safe.

UN: 35,000 Nigerian refugees safe in Cameroon

The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) says 35,000 Nigerians seeking refuge in Cameroon are safe.
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UN solicits $50 million to tackle new displacements in Nigeria

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it urgently requires 50 million dollars from the 840 million dollar humanitarian response appeal to tackle new cases of displacement.
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UN humanitarian office to tackle new displacements in Nigeria

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says it urgently requires 50 million dollars from the 840 million dollar humanitarian response appeal to tackle new cases of displacement.

UN: Boko Haram threat displaces 30,000 from Rann, Borno community

More than 30,000 people fled the Nigerian town of Rann over the weekend amid fears of renewed attacks by the Boko Haram armed group, according to the United Nations refugee agency.

Lake Chad: Conference to develop comprehensive solutions framework

The Ministry of Interior says upcoming Second Regional Protection Dialogue on Lake Chad Basin will develop a framework for comprehensive solutions to tackle refugees challenges in the region.
Rotana Farea, 22, & Tala Farea, 16

Deaths of Saudi sisters found in New York river ruled suicide

Sisters Rotana Farea, 23, and Tala Farea, 16, had been living in the United States for two to three years, and their bodies were found on the banks of New York's Hudson River on October 24.

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UNIBEN matriculates 11,772 students

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) on Saturday matriculated 11,772 students who were offered provisional admission.

UHC: Society wants recognition of family physicians

Dr Gbenga Ogunfowokan, the SOFPON Chairman, FCT/Keffi Chapter, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja in commemoration of the World Family Doctors Day (WFD), marked on May 19 annually.

VIO: ‘For Sale’ sign on moving vehicles is illegal in FCT

Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Directorate of Road Traffic Services, VIO, says pasting “For Sale” sticker on moving vehicles as a way of marketing is illegal and a violation of the law.

CPC: Why it’s difficult to arrest, prosecute vote buyers

The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof. Bolaji Owasanoyeh, has said that vote-buying is so rampant and widespread in the country that it is difficult to arrest and prosecute offenders.
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One killed, as gunmen abduct seven others in Edo

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have allegedly shot and killed a passenger at Okada junction, Benin/Lagos highway, during the weekend.