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Northeastern Nigeria – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe: Situation report – June 2020

Key messages: Conflict-affected households in the North-East face further negative socio-economic impacts caused by measures taken to curtail** the coronavirus disease 2019** (COVID-19), including lockdown and physical distancing directives that have hindered commodity trade and overall economic activity. The dry season agricultural support programme in northeastern Nigeria contributed to increased food security among conflict-affected households […]

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IOM Nigeria Flash Report: Population Displacement – North West/North Central Nigeria (9 – 12 June 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 3,583 individuals, including 61 injuries and 52 fatalities, in Faskari […]

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COVID-19: As cases climb to 580, Edo govt insists on strict enforcement of gazette on political gatherings

With the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) climbing to 580 in Edo, the state government has insisted on the strict enforcement of regulations spelt out in its gazette, aimed at curtailing the spread of the virus and protecting Edo people. In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, […]

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Do not expose yourself to danger over COVID-19 pandemic — cleric urges

Awka-Parish Priest, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Awka, Rev. Fr. Anthony Akabogu has urged congregation not to expose themselves to dangers by adopting measures outlined to overcome Coronavirus pandemic. Fr. Akabogu enjoined them to always obey government directives in curbing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the state, emphasising that the virus was real. “Always […]

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Obaseki’s reforms: Edo State Poly wins Canadian govt’s grant for gender, STEAM research

The Edo State Polytechnic, Usen, has won a research grant for an explorative research programme aimed to advance gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). The programme is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and is to be implemented in collaboration with Carleton University in conjunction with multidisciplinary experts […]