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20 volunteers begin training for COVID-19 outreach, sensitisation in Onitsha

Onitsha-Volunteers numbering no fewer than 24 started a COVID-19 outreach and sensitisation training in Onitsha on June 17. The volunteers known as “Wellbeing Ambassadors’’ were being trained to deliver `outreach and sensitisation programmes,’ for early prevention and mitigation of COVID-19 within the Onitsha community. A Medical intervention group — the Onitsha COVID-19 Response Team (ORCCRT) […]

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Nigeria: Pres Buhari calls for patience to tackle bandits as violence spike

ABUJA— Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has urged for patience in the military’s fight against bandits in north-western states. Last week in Katsina state 150 gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on residents, looting shops and stealing cattle in the village of Kadisau. In a statement tweeted by his spokesperson, President Buhari said he had approved a […]

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Nigeria: Two children die as building collapses following mudslide after heavy downpour

ABUJA-Two children lost their lives after being trapped beneath the rubble of a single-storey building which collapsed in the Gafari Balogun area of Ogudu, Lagos State. Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the building collapsed due to mudslide resulting from a downpour. He stated that the victims were […]

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Nigeria: Protection Monitoring Dashboard – Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara May 2020

A combination of communal clashes, banditry and criminality in rural areas of Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto states, continues to cause fatalities and forced displacement within and outside Nigeria. An estimated 60,000 Nigerian refugees crossed into Niger Republic since May 2019, due to violence in the three North-West states. Leading to declaration of L2 Emergency in […]