UNICEF Report Reveals Gunmen Attacked 25 Nigerian Schools, Abducted 1,440 Students In 2021

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has revealed that in 2021 alone, 25 schools so far suffered attacks while 1,440 students were abducted in Nigeria. This was contained in a report titled, ‘Children in West and Central Africa among those who suffer highest rates of grave violations in armed conflict.’ Focused on the impact of … Read more

Over 2million people now displaced in Northeast Nigeria – EU

The new Head of Delegation for the European Union (EU) and the ECOWAS, Samuela Isopi, has said that over two million people remained displaced from their homes in the North-east of the country. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja reports that, the envoy said this on Monday at the premiere of ”HOPE”, a … Read more

7.7 million Somalis will need humanitarian aid in 2022 – UN

The United Nations says 7.7 million Somalis will require humanitarian assistance in 2022 as decades of conflict, disease, poverty and climate shocks devastate the country. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Somalia has about 2.9 million internally displaced persons, one of the most in a single country. The UNOCHA … Read more

FAO: Over four million Nigerians hungry, malnourished

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says over four million Nigerians go hungry and suffer from malnutrition due to insecurity and environmental factors. Conflict, pests and diseases, natural disasters, loss of biodiversity, economic challenges, habitat destruction, and devastating effects of COVID-19 are the causes according to FAO. FAO Representative to Nigeria, Fred Kafeero, made this … Read more

UN’s World Food Programme May Cut Food Supply To Nigeria’s War-Torn Region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) may soon cut its food rations to women and children in Nigeria’s North-East east, says West Africa Regional Director Chris Nikoi. On Saturday, Mr Nikoi warned the over half a million people benefitting from its food aid may be shut out as funding sources shrink. He said this … Read more

Nigeria: 75% of students in Kankara, Katsina State drop out of school – Report

A report just released has indicated that 75 per cent of children in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of Katsina state drop out of school upon completing primary school. Isa Muhammad, Secretary of the Katsina state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), disclosed this on Wednesday, in Kankara, while quoting the report of a survey conducted … Read more

Climate Change: Madagascar faces food shortage as drought bites harder

More than one million Malagasy people of the Grand Sud region require emergency food aid in what the United Nations is calling a “climate change famine.” Tsimamorekm Aly, 44, says “In previous years there was rain, a lot of rain. I grew sweet potatoes and I had a lot of money. I even got married … Read more

Nigeria needs to include space education in schools curriculum – NASRDA

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has suggested the inclusion of space education in the curriculum of Nigerian schools. The Director, Centre for Basic Space Science (CBSS), Bonaventure Okere, suggested on Sunday in Abuja while commemorating World Space Day. Mr Okere called on the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) and the Federal Ministry of … Read more

Ethiopia Orders 7 UN Staff Out Of Country Within 72-Hours

The Ethiopian Government has ordered seven staff of the United Nations providing aid to leave the country within 72-hours. This was revealed by the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a tweet. According to them, the aid workers were meddling in state affairs. This is the latest, after authorities previously accused aid workers of arming … Read more

UN Expels Gabon Peacekeepers For sexually abusing Girls & Women In Central African Republic

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has sent away all Gabonese military units from the Central African Republic (CAR) over sexual abuse allegations. UN Spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, disclosed at a press briefing at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday that the repatriation was a decision of its secretariat. On September … Read more