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Nigerian Citizens Justify Massive Looting of COVID-19 Supplies

Amid tensions in Nigeria last week over police brutality, mobs of citizens are overrunning several government-owned facilities and ransacking palliatives meant for distribution earlier during the coronavirus lockdowns. So far, nine Nigerian states have been looted. On Saturday, security officials dispersed mobs at another storage facility under attack in Abuja. Some protesters were demonstrating in […]

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IOM Nigeria Flash Report #22: Population Displacement – North West/North Central Nigeria (19 – 25 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 302 individuals, including 10 injuries and 21 fatalities, in Sabuwa […]

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Okpaligwe Amawbia calls for ceasefire from protesting youth as Amawbia celebrates ‘Iru Otite’ festival

Amawbia (Awka South LGA)-Traditional Ruler Amawbia community, Igwe Chinyelu Nwora-Molokwu has called for ceasefire by protesting youths across the state and the nation. Igwe Nwora-Molokwu, the Okpaligwe Amawbia urged the youths to eschew violence, re-unite to guard their communities and project it into the light of the nation. He made the call while celebrating the […]

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North East Nigeria: COVID-19 Point of Entry Dashboard 23 (17 – 23 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 17 – 23 October 2020, […]

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Oko Poly Mass Comm Department gets ultramodern equipment

Oko (Orumba North LGA)-Oko Polytechnic, in collaboration with Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) has supplied the Mass Communication Department of the Institution with not less than 50 ultramodern communication equipment. The equipment including consoles, plasma television sets, microphones, studio cameras, still cameras, Antennas and stabilisers were received by Head of the Department (HOD), Mr Fidelis […]

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Please Youths, have a rethink before destroying individual, Government infrastructures

Onitsha-Youths from all over Anambra State have been urged to have a rethink before participating in destroying Government and private property under #Endsars protest. In a homily during Sunday Mass celebration, the Priest at Holy Family Catholic Church, Nkpor, Rev. Fr. Kingsley Maduka emphasised the need for the youth to stave-off destroying property and roads […]

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World Devt Information Day: Obaseki flays role of fake news in spreading violence amid #ENDSARS protest

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has flayed the role of fake news and alternative facts in the escalation of violence and carnage across the country in the wake of the hijack of the peaceful #ENDSARS protests by Nigerian youths.   The governor made the submission in commemoration of the World Development Information Day, […]

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Update: Nigeria police chief deploys ‘all resources’ amid continued street violence

ABUJA— Nigeria’s chief of police has ordered the immediate mobilisation of all police resources to put an end to days of street violence and looting. Mohammed Adamu said criminals had hijacked anti-police brutality protests and taken over public spaces. He said this was no longer acceptable. Police officers said they had been ordered to end the […]