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UN: Aid Funds to Stop Famine in Nigeria's Northeast may Dry up by June.

Aid organizations working to stop the famine in Nigeria will run out of money by June if donors do not give the cash they pledged at a conference in February, worsening an already difficult situation, a U.N. official said on Monday. The famine in the northeast of the West African country is one of four hot spots, together ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | Nigeria shows off new air assets for Boko Haram fight.

Nigeria's air force has shown off new assets it says will be used to combat the Boko Haram insurgency in its north and oil militants in its south.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigeria Continues To Claw Back Money From Oil-Sector Players.

Nearly three and a half years after the Berne Declaration published its explosive report, Swiss Traders' Opaque Deals in Nigeria,' alleging billion dollar fraud in oil trades and the controversial crude oil for petroleum products swap program, President Buhari's government announced in March 2017 that it had reached a ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Sudan, Nigeria agree to join forces to fight terrorism.

April 24, 2017 - Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf and his visiting Nigeria counterpart Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali Monday have discussed issues of common concern between the two countries. Following the meeting, Ibn Ouf told reporters they agreed to promote cooperation and coordination between the two countries in all ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

FAO Council focuses on 20 million people at risk of famine.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the FAO head said at the opening of the UN agency's Council.Graziano da Silva: 20 million people could ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Suicide bombers kill four in NE Nigeria: vigilantes.

Four people were killed in two separate suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria, local militia members have said, in the latest violence blamed on Boko Haram Islamists.

- News24.com - ZA

Suicide bombers kill four in Nigeria.

Maiduguri has been repeatedly targeted in the bloody, eight-year insurgency.

- Daily Nation - KE

Aid funds to stop famine in Nigeria's northeast may dry up by June: United Nations.

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO - Aid organizations working to stop the famine in Nigeria will run out of money by June if donors do not...

- Townhall.com - US

More than 25 million children out of school in conflict zones - UNICEF.

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, South Sudan At the primary school level, South Sudan has the highest rate of out-of-school children with close to 72 per cent of children missing out on education.25 million children out of school in conflict zones ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Nigeria closes illicit oil refineries.

The military claims revenue from these refineries funds rebel activities.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Reuters Video: Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste.

Women in Nigeria make a living from recycling plastic bags and using them to make accessories and household products like baskets for sale. ― Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

One man's trash is another man's treasure: Nigerian women crochet bags from plastic waste

ABUJA, April 24 ― Where you see trash, Aishatu Muhammed sees treasure. Aishatu is part of a group in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola that has trained more than 300 women to recycle plastic waste into mats, bags and other colourful...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Nigeria pirates kidnap eight seafarers

Crew members abducted from tug after unsuccessful attack on crude oil tanker

- LloydsList - UK

Nigerian logistics firm opens in Nairobi

Courier Plus is set to officially launch its services in Kenya on Monday, with plans to enter other countries in the region under way.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Rise in use of children in suicide attacks in West Africa: UNICEF

The abduction of 276 Chibok girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago marked a defining feature in the conflict in the Lake Chad region which has since witnessed an increasing use of children in so-called suicide attacks, says a UNICEF report.Since January 2014, 117 children - more than 80 per cent of them girls - have ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Boko Haram increasingly using children in suicide attacks, says UNICEF report

The abduction of 276 Chibok girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria three years ago marked a defining feature in the conflict in the Lake Chad region which has since witnessed an increasing use of children in so-called 'suicide' attacks, says a UNICEF report. The post Boko Haram increasingly using children in suicide attacks, says ...

- Firstpost - IN

International 'March for Science' Called Unprecedented by Organizers

Scientists on Saturday took the unprecedented step of staging marches in more than 600 cities worldwide in the face of what they see as a growing political assault on evidence-based knowledge. Thousands of scientists and their supporters attended March for Science events in such cities as  Cape Town, London, Madrid and ...

- Voice of America - US

Fin24.com | Africa is Pick n Pay's second engine of growth

Pick n Pay planned to open its first stores in Nigeria and Ghana within the next two years, the company said this week.

- Fin24 - SA

It’s now Chief John Hall

Chairman of the Medical Council of Jamaica Dr John Hall was recently conferred with a Nigerian chieftaincy upon a recent visit to that populous African country.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Floriana held by Gżira

A 1-1 draw against Gżira confirmed Floriana's ongoing travails as Giovanni Tedesco's team have now gone three matches without a win. Gżira must have been relieved to have avoid early damage with an Amadou Samb header which hit the post inside the first two minutes. Shy the quarter of hour mark, the Nigerian striker ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to headline CityLit Festival, where issues of equality will be at forefront

The Nigerian-born novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie spends part of each year living in a state — and nation — that's been having a wide-ranging public conversation about racial prejudice in the two years since the unrest that broke out after the death of Freddie Gray. But when Adichie appears in...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Nigeria's Navy Thwarts Attack On Oil Products Pipeline

Nigeria's navy has foiled an attempt by vandals to break a pipeline operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that carries petroleum products from Atlas Cove, Lagos, to Mosimi depot in southwest Ogun state, local media report. According to Vanguard news outlet, the vandals were spotted on boats on Monday. The ...

- OilPrice.com - US

42,974 Med migrant arrivals in 2017, 962 deaths - IOM

85% of arrivals to Italy, most from Guinea, Nigeria, Bangladesh

- ANSA - IT

Man. United fans electrocuted watching game

At least seven people were killed in southern Nigeria on Thursday night when an electric cable fell on a house where soccer fans gathered to view a match on TV.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Armed Conflicts Exacerbate Famine In South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia And Yemen

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, about the on-the-ground scene of famine in South Sudan and other countries.

- NPR - US

Nigerian police say 2 kidnapped Turkish nationals rescued

WARRI, Nigeria " Police in Nigeria say they have rescued two Turkish nationals who were kidnapped this month and arrested five of their abductors.Gunmen seized the two employees of BKS Construction on April 9 in the southern...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Tugboat crew kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria

Eight crew members are missing following the April 19 attack.

- FOX News - US

Nigerian police say 2 kidnapped Turkish nationals rescued

Police in Nigeria say they have rescued two Turkish nationals who were kidnapped this month and arrested five of their abductors.

- FOX News - US

Nigeria rocked by two piracy attacks

Pirates abducted eight crew members off a tug after unsuccessful attack on crude oil tanker

- LloydsList - UK

News24.com | Boko Haram raid killed nine Nigerian soldiers

Nine Nigerian soldiers were killed and 14 others are missing feared abducted after an attack this week by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the violence-torn northeast, security sources have said.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | 7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering

Seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football in southern Nigeria, police said on Friday, but residents said the death toll was higher.

- News24.com - ZA

7 Manchester United fans electrocuted to death

Incident took place in Nigerian coastal city of Calabar The post 7 Manchester United fans electrocuted to death appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

At least seven football fans electrocuted watching TV in Nigeria

LAGOS , April 21 — At least seven football fans were killed and 11 injured when an electric cable fell on a building where they were watching a Europa League match, Nigerian police said today. The incident happened in the southern...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Nigerian Manchester United fans electrocuted watching match

At least seven people died after an electric cable fell on fans in Nigeria, police say.

- BBC - UK

At least 7 football fans electrocuted watching TV in Nigeria

Ugbo ruled out any foul play in the tragedy.

- Daily Nation - KE

7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering

Police in Nigeria say seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football, but residents say the death toll is higher.

- FOX News - US

7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering

WARRI, Nigeria — Police in Nigeria say seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football,...

- Townhall.com - US

Police in Nigeria Have Charged 53 Men for Celebrating a 'Gay Wedding'

Homosexuality is illegal in the country

- TIME Magazine - US

Nigerian Anti-graft Activists Want Further Action From Buhari

Anti-corruption activists in Nigeria say the president's suspension of two top officials is only a first step and must be followed up with more action. On Wednesday, Buhari suspended national intelligence agency chief Ayo Oke, who was linked to more than $40 million found in an empty Lagos apartment, and the secretary ...

- Voice of America - US

Nigeria arrests 53 over gay wedding

The man have been charged with belonging to "an unlawful society." Being in a homosexual relationship can come with a hefty prison sentence in Nigeria.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Can President Buhari clean up corruption in Nigeria?

Two top Nigerian officials are suspended after bundles of cash were discovered in a Lagos flat.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Nigerian, two Canadians arrested in human smuggling investigation that ensnared Saskatchewan woman

The three were arrested the same day as Regina woman stopped with nine asylum-seekers from West Africa

- National Post - CA

MSF: Cameroon forcefully deporting Nigerian refugees

International medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières has accused the Cameroonian military of forcefully sending back Nigerian refugees. Cameroon's army says the displaced Nigerians are choosing to return home.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

News24.com | 53 arrested in Nigeria for celebrating gay wedding: Police

Nigerian police say they have arrested 53 young men who celebrated a gay wedding and charged them with "belonging to a gang of unlawful society."

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Aid group says Cameroon expelling refugees to Nigeria

The Doctors Without Borders aid group says it has witnessed Cameroon's military returning Nigerian refugees to their country as the number of people fleeing hunger and Boko Haram extremist violence there has mounted.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Nigeria's meningitis outbreak kills 745 so far: Officials

Nigeria's meningitis outbreak has killed 745 since surfacing in December, officials say.

- News24.com - ZA

EU freezes UK out of contracts, oil slide slows, Nigerian oil

Brussels is starting to shut out British groups from multibillion-euro contracts

- Financial Times - US

Nigeria 'gay wedding' bust leads to charges

The charges are brought against people for conspiring to celebrate a gay wedding.

- BBC - UK

Nigeria's Buhari suspends key aides over alleged graft

The Nigerian leader also directed that Lawal be suspended from office "pending the outcome of the investigations"

- Daily Monitor - UG

OPEC And NOPEC To Meet At Vienna Summit To Discuss Cut Extensions

The members and non-members of OPEC that participated in the global agreement to reduce oil production in November will be meeting on May 25th – the day of the bloc's planned summit in Vienna, sources in-the-know told Reuters. All but two members of OPEC – Nigeria and Libya – participated in the output reduction, with ...

- OilPrice.com - US

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