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Dr. Evan Atar Adaha operates on a young Sudanese refugee at Bunj Hospital in Maban

South Sudanese doctor wins UNHCR prize

A South Sudanese doctor, Evan Atar Adaha, who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UNHCR prestigious Nansen award.

Boko Haram: UNHCR enrols 300 orphans in Borno private school

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has enrolled about 300 children who lost either or both parents in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State in a private school for orphans in Maiduguri.

President Buhari paid Boko Haram €3 million for release of Chibok girls – report

The Federal Government paid €3m for the release of some Chibok schoolgirls who were in Boko Haram custody, according to Wall Street Journal.

President Buhari congratulates Zannah Mustapha on UN Refugee Award

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Zannah Mustapha on winning the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award for 2017.

Nigerian wins 2017 UN Nansen Refugees Award

A Nigerian, Mr Zannah Mustapha, the Director, Future Prowess Islamic Foundation School, has won the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) 2017 Nansen Refugees Award, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.