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News24.com | Cameroon expels at least 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram.

Over 500 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram Islamists have been forced to return to Nigeria, the UN refugee agency says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon.

A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria.

- News24.com - ZA

Famine tragedy must not become a catastrophe, UN chief warns.

The United Nations needs €4bn by the end of March to prevent devastating hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, yet just €86m has been collected so far, the world body's chief has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Millions of lives at risk in West Africa's Lake Chad Basin.

Millions of lives at risk in West Africa's Lake Chad Basin23 February 2017Levels of hunger and malnutrition could deteriorate further with many more lives lost unless there is a substantial increase in funds to help over seven million people facing hunger in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

- Oxfam International - UK

OPEC To Seek Energy Dialogue' With U.S. As Shale Output Rises.

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammad Barkindo dismissed speculation that the United States' increase in shale oil production was counteracting the effects of the bloc's less-than-two-month-old output reduction strategy, according to comments made at the International Petroleum Week in London. The Nigerian leader of the powerful ...

- OilPrice.com - US

U.N. urgently seeks $4 billion aid to avert famine for 20 million in Africa, Yemen.

UNITED NATIONS - More than $4 billion is needed by the end of March to help nearly 20 million people who risk starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'.

The UN's top diplomat issued a clarion call Wednesday for world leaders to pitch in more than $4 billion to stave off near certain famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen -- all of which are beset by food insecurity because of escalating human conflict.

- Newsday - US

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram - UN.

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

- Daily Nation - KE

UN needs $4.4 billion for famine relief in four countries.

Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are in dire need of food aid.

- Daily Nation - KE

Humanitarian agencies seek $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in northeast Nigeria - UN.

As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over $1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the United Nations relief aid wing has said.

- UN - INT

Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion - UN.

Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food insecurity, Secretary-General António Guterres joined other top United Nations officials today calling for “strong and urgent” action from the international ...

- UN - INT

UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 23 - UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert a humanitarian disaster, ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

UN: $4.4bn needed to prevent 'catastrophe' of famine

UN chief Antonio Guterres says more than 20 million people face starvation in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- Al Jazeera - QA

UN chief calls for increased access, funding to address risk of famine in Africa and Yemen

Source: UN Secretary-General, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen "One of the biggest obstacles we face is funding," said António Guterres, as he joined other top UN officials today calling to help avert a humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

£3.5bn needed to avoid catastrophic Sudanese famine but just £74m collected, UN

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has said the UN needs £3.5 billion by the end of next month to prevent 'a catastrophe' of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

German archaeologist kidnapped from Nigerian village

Gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria, police said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern village

Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria.

- The Daily Star - LB

UN: 20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Just $90 million has been collected so far.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern village

KADUNA, Nigeria " Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria.Assistant Superintendent of Police Aliyu Usman with the Kaduna Police Command confirmed that gunmen took archaeologist Peter...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

UN: 20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon

UNITED NATIONS " Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Just $90 million...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Women’s empowerment meets male resistance, sexual exploitation in Nigeria camps

Women escape Boko Haram only to find violence and sexual exploitation in Nigeria’s displacement camps

- UN - INT

What happens if Muhammadu Buhari doesn't return to Nigeria?

Nigerian president has now been in London for four weeks as speculation about his health grows.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Who is Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's vice president and acting head of state?

Osinbajo has been acting as president while Muhammadu Buhari is on medical leave in London.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

News24.com | 'No cause for worry' over Nigerian leader Buhari's health

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs a "longer period of rest" in London, but there is "no cause" for worry over his health, his office says.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Buhari, Somalia

The EU has given 'birthday boy' Mugabe a "hostile" birthday gift, and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari needs a "longer period of rest" in London.

- News24.com - ZA

Millions risk starvation in Nigeria, Lake Chad region: United Nations

OSLO - More than seven million people risk starvation in Nigeria's insurgency-hit northeastern region and around Lake Chad, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday ahead of a new funding appeal.

- Reuters - US

Nigeria seeks $1 billion to provide life-saving aid to millions in country's northeast - UN

As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, timely donor support amounting to a little over $1 billion is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence, the United Nations relief aid wing has said.

- UN - INT

Pembroke-Mosta matchfixing case continues

The Nigerian-born team manager of Pembroke FC, currently in the midst of a match-fixing scandal, was today in court as the case involving the bribery of players and match fixing conspiracy by his team against Mosta FC on February 11 continued. Uchenna Anyanwu, 30, stands accused of attempting to bribe two Mosta players to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Muslim Leader In Nigeria Links Polygamy To Poverty And Terrorism

Emir Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II says he's working with Islamic scholars to draft a law discouraging men from marrying multiple wives if they cannot afford to educate large families.

- NPR - US

Carol Ibe: Making training for African researchers affordable

Carol Ibe, a Gates Cambridge Scholar who was born in the USA but grew up in Nigeria, is not only doing a PhD in Plant Sciences, but is also running her own non-profit organisation to help train future African scientists and promote joined up thinking on sustainable development. Carol set up the JR Biotek Foundation in 2013, ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

Swiss harness power of Nollywood for anti-migration campaign

The Swiss government is funding a Nigerian television series to show potential migrants the difficulties of emigrating illegally to Switzerland.

- The Local - INT

12 governments compete to lead the Open Government Partnership

Washington, Feb 22 Governments from around the world, including Canada, South Korea and Sri Lanka, have applied for leadership positions in the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee to help lead a growing global movement for open governance. OGP is a global movement for openness and deeper democracy and a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Nigeria's President Buhari needs 'longer period of rest' in London

Leader on medical leave for more than four weeks, but presidency says no reason to worry about his health.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

IDEX 2017: Embraer says 'no comment' on Nigerian Super Tucanos

Embraer CEO Jackson Schneider indicated that the Nigerian Air Force's announcement that it will receive ex-Brazilian Air Force EMB-412 Super Tucanos was premature, telling Jane's during the IDEX 2017 show in Abu Dhabi that he would not make any comment on the West African country's

- Jane’s - US

Otakikpo field in Nigeria starts oil flow

Continuous production has begun from Otakikpo Marginal oil field in a coastal swamp about 60 km southeast of Port Hartcourt, Nigeria, reports Lekoil Ltd.

- OGJ - US

Blogger learns that it's never OK to talk down pizza

Here's a life tip: Never, ever talk ill of pizza. While there recently have been arguments over what exactly should go on pizza, there will be hell to pay for those who try to get people to stop eating it. SEE ALSO: Iceland's president said he would ban pineapple on pizza if he could As a Nigerian fitness website called ...

- Mashable! - US

News24.com | Logistics nightmare: Helping the Boko Haram displaced

Humanitarian groups in Nigeria's town of Dikwa are trying to bring aid to at least 57 000 people forced out of their homes by Boko Haram Islamists, whose insurgency has devastated the remote region since 2009.

- News24.com - ZA

UN says 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death in famines

GENEVA, - Nearly 1.4 million children are at imminent risk' of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the U.N.

- Stabroek News - GY

More Atlantic opportunities for crude tankers after Opec cut

US and Nigeria raise exports as Middle East reduces output

- LloydsList - UK

Timely funding crucial in sustaining scale-up of humanitarian response in Nigeria

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, more support is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence. Maiduguri/Abuja, 21 February ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Humanitarian situation worsening in Cameroon's Far North

Source: International Crisis Group Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria The region hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs fleeing Boko Haram violence, adding to the burdens of an already impoverished host population. The plight of refugees and the internally displaced from the Boko Haram conflict in Cameroon's ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Human activists condemn beating of woman accused of stealing yam in Kumasi

More people are adding their voices to condemn brutality meted out to a Nigerian woman who was stripped naked and pounded in the private part for allegedly stealing yam. Executive Director of the Ark Foundation, Angela Dwamena Aboagye is one of the many gender activists who have condemned the act perpetuated against the ...

- ModernGhana - GH

News24.com | Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

Nigerians who have been starved of electricity access turn to solar as a US-backed project launches nationwide.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Nigeria's Buhari to stay in London for 'further rest'

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari needs "further rest" so will extend his month-long medical stay in London, but there is "no cause" for worry over his health, his office has said.

- News24.com - ZA

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death,' U.N. agency warns

Famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- Washington Post - US

Boko Haram recruited 2,000 child soldiers in 2016: UNICEF

Ed AdamczykFeb. 21 -- The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram recruited 2,000 children to fight in 2016, a United Nations report released Tuesday said.

- UPI - US

Timely funding crucial in sustaining scale-up of humanitarian response in Nigeria

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria About 5.1 million people in the northeast to face severe food insecurity in the coming months, as relief organizations seek urgent financial support to prevent famine and assist at-risk children. Maiduguri/Abuja, 21 February 2017: As relief ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Nigerians in S Africa 'living in fear' after attacks

Nigerian community in South Africa calls for protection after reports of renewed 'xenophobic' violence in Pretoria West.

- Al Jazeera - QA

'Time running out' for 1.4 million children in 'man-made' crises in Africa, Yemen - UNICEF

Almost 1.4 million children are at imminent risk of death due to severe acute malnutrition this year, as famine threatens in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, warned the United Nations Children's Fund , urging prompt action to save them.

- UN - INT

IS, Boko Haram won't be defeated unless corruption tackled: NGO

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 21 - Western governments need to step up their efforts to combat corruption if they are to defeat jihadists such as the Islamic State group and Boko Haram, Transparency International warned Tuesday. Corrupt practices in states such as Nigeria, Libya and Iraq are providing fertile ground for ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

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