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COVID-19 Recovery Plans Must Boost Women’s Role as “Proven Road” to Sustainable Development Gains, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Gender Equality Conference

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s video message on the occasion of the Kwara State Gender Equality Conference:  “Galvanizing the will to take action on gender equality and women’s empowerment”, today: I am pleased to share a message with you today as we mark 60 years of Nigeria’s independence.  It is fitting that […]

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North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard 20 (26 September – 2 October 2020)

Overview IOM DTM in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the state Ministry of Health have been conducting monitoring of individuals moving into Nigeria’s conflict-affected northeastern states of Adamawa and Borno under pillar four (Points of entry) of COVID 19 preparedness and response planning guidelines. During the period 26 September – 02 October […]

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IOM Nigeria Flash Report #19: Population Displacement – North West/North Central Nigeria (28 September – 4 October 2020)

Overview The crisis in Nigeria’s North Central and North West zones, which involves long-standing tensions between ethnic and linguistic groups; attacks by criminal groups; and banditry/hirabah (such as kidnapping and grand larceny along major highways) led to fresh wave of population displacement. Latest attacks affected 561 individuals, including 22 injuries and 9 fatalities, in Anka […]

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ANSG to partner Awada Industrialists to create employment opportunities –Says Trade and Commerce Commissioner

Awada (Idemili North LGA)-Anambra State Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Uchenna Okafor has urged Industrialists in Awada Industrial Layout, Idemili North Local Government Area to form a formidable Cooperative association in order to have access to capital for the development of their businesses. Mr Okafor said this during the inauguration of the first executive […]

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Sustaining fight against gender-based violence requires commitment, sacrifice–Says Mrs Obiano

Awka-To sustain the fight against gender-based violence, women in general must stay committed to the course of spirited efforts to make amends as well as be ready to sacrifice time and energy for noble pursuit. Wife of the governor of Anambra State and founder, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano said this while […]