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Oxfam urges action against famine on eve of G7 meeting.

Source: Oxfam Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen If each G7 government contributed its fair share to the UN's appeal for $6.3 billion for all four countries, Oxfam estimates this would raise almost half the total required.Group of Seven leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily, this week ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

'Serbia doesn't want to join NATO, or any other alliance'.

Ivica Dacic on Tuesday organized a reception for a delegation of the National Defense College of Nigeria. The delegation is on a geo-strategic world study tour.

- B92 - SK

Boko Haram: Down but far from out.

Amid the optimism that the Nigerian government is winning the war against Boko Haram, it's important to acknowledge lingering causes for concern

- UN - INT

News24.com | Nigeria seizes illegal arms shipment.

Nigeria says it has intercepted an illegal cache of arms at the port in Lagos, five months after a similar seizure in the city, a spokesperson says.

- News24.com - ZA

Traveller24.com | SAA temporarily suspends flights to Abuja.

Travellers are being warned to make alternative arrangements.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigeria Could Hit 2.2 Million Bpd Oil Output By End Of June.

The worst disruptions in Nigeria's oil-producing Delta region are over, and production could reach 2.2 million barrels per day by the end of June.

- Rigzone.com - US

Nigerian tutoring app Tuteria wins UK engineering award.

The app links qualified tutors to students in their area and within their budget.

- BBC - UK

NBI arrests Nigerian for scamming woman online.

The National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday announced the arrest of a Nigerian national involved in an online scam. The post NBI arrests Nigerian for scamming woman online appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Cameroon, Nigeria Collaborate Against Piracy.

The Gulf of Guinea remains a global hot spot for piracy, with reported attacks concentrated off the coast of Nigeria. Regional naval coordination has been a challenge, as the gulf touches 17 countries along West and Central Africa. Cameroon and Nigeria, however, are now reporting some success. Nigerian navy officials ...

- Voice of America - US

Oil Pipeline Attack Breaks Months Of Truce In Nigeria.

Just as Nigeria's government and militants in the restive Niger Delta have managed to reach a kind of fragile truce with talks, amnesty funding, and incentives, a pipeline close to the Warri oil hub was attacked by suspected rebels in what was the first sabotage against the country's oil facilities in months. Militants ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Will Dangote Refinery end Nigeria's continuous oil woes?.

The completion of the Dangote Refinery in 2019 will mark another milestone in the Nigerian oil and gas industry

- Daily Monitor - UG

News24.com | Lawmakers ditch probe of outspoken Nigerian ruler

Lawmakers in Kano state, northern Nigeria, have indefinitely suspended a probe into allegations of graft against one of the country's most respected traditional rulers, ending proceedings that could have seen him removed from office.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Suspected oil rebels attack Niger Delta pipeline

Suspected oil rebels attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria's restive south, breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesperson has said.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Nigerian economy shrinks by 0.5%: data

Nigeria's economy has contracted for a fifth straight quarter, official figures showed, as low oil production dented overall output.

- News24.com - ZA

Polio programme helps response to meningitis outbreak in Nigeria

Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative Country: Nigeria Polio programme staff from across Nigeria have joined efforts to combat a meningitis outbreak in Sokoto, providing support and expertise in epidemic response.Polio staff in Nigeria have contributed emergency response expertise in Sokoto State In early May 2017, ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

New UN fund to tackle looming famine in Nigeria reaches US$24 million

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund, launched at the Oslo Conference on the Lake Chad Region in February, plays a vital role in ensuring an effective, coordinated, prioritized and principled humanitarian response. : The new United Nations fund set up ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Suspected oil rebels attack Niger Delta pipeline

Suspected oil rebels attacked a gas pipeline in Nigeria's restive south, breaking a fragile truce between them and the government, an oil company spokesman told AFP Tuesday

- The Daily Star - LB

US chooses Nigeria for next Army chiefs summit despite human rights concern

As the African Land Forces Summit ended recently in this southern African nation whose tiny military specializes in peacekeeping, plans were already being laid for next year's meeting in a location at the center of some of the continent's most pressing problems.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Nigeria Activist Group Calls For Progress On Small-Scale Oil Refineries

An activist group in Nigeria's oil-rich Delta region calls for the government to advance plans to allow illicit bush refineries to be converted into legal operations.

- Rigzone.com - US

Daily briefing: Manchester terror attack, Trump talks Middle East peace, Nigeria's Chibok girls

UK police confirm at least 22 deaths after concert explosion

- Financial Times - US

Convicted Nigerian fraudster James Ibori wins £1 from UK

Ex-state governor James Ibori was illegally held in immigration detention, a UK court rules.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Angola, Nigeria

Joice Mujuru says President Mugabe's undiplomatic angry outbursts against other world leaders killed Zimbabwe, and Angolan apartheid troops are battling to survive in SA

- News24.com - ZA

Nigeria's Chibok girls still waiting to go home

Continuing state custody fuels speculation they sympathise with Boko Haram

- Financial Times - US

Libya And Nigeria May Be Asked To Cut Production, Says Iraqi Oil Minister

Even Libya and Nigeria could be asked to cut production at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries' meeting in Vienna on the 25th, when the bloc is expected to review the terms of the November agreement to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day, according to the Iraqi oil minister. When the nations last ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Conflict Creates Food Shortages in Niger

Like northeast Nigeria, parts of Niger are suffering through food shortages, caused in part by the Boko Haram insurgency. No famine has been declared, but for many people, hunger and malnutrition are a reality. VOA Correspondent Nicolas Pinault went to Diffa, Niger, to assess the situation.

- Voice of America - US

Boko Haram released 82 kidnapped girls to their families

Reuters/Afolabi SotundeABUJA, Nigeria — The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Brightly dressed families rushed through the ...

- Business Insider - US

IITA donates 35,930 kilograms of seeds to Nigeria to address humanitarian crisis

Source: Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Country: Nigeria The donation of improved varieties of cowpea, soybean, maize, millet, sorghum, and rice to the Borno state government is part of ongoing humanitarian efforts in northeast Nigeria.Borno, Nigeria ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

News24.com | Suspected Boko Haram jihadists kill vigilantes in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists have killed six people fighting alongside the military in two separate incidents in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes say.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Boko Haram's 'golden girls': ISS blasts Buhari govt over Chibok girls exchange

The Institute for Security Studies has criticised Nigeria's "sudden policy change" after it agreed to release some Boko Haram fighters in exchange for 82 Chibok girls.

- News24.com - ZA

Boko Haram beheads four displaced people hunting in Borno state

Victims were members of vigilante group that helps Nigerian army fight against Isis-affiliated terrorists.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria " Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fela Kuti built his music around a distrust of Nigeria's elites. Now they're the audience for the musical about his life

It's a humid Thursday evening at one of the most exclusive hotels in Lagos, and police are everywhere. They check drinks at every entrance, supervise metal detectors and patrol the lobby in bulletproof vests while hundreds of wealthy Lagosians and expats sip overpriced cocktails and munch on fancified...

- Los Angeles Times - US

More than 31 million people displaced within their own country in 2016

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Country: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Nigeria, Syrian Arab Republic, World, Yemen The Democratic Republic of the Congo was the country worst affected, with a spike of 922,000 new displacements during the year alone, according ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Video: Scores of Nigeria's Chibok schoolgirls reunited with their families

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity were reunited with their families for the first time Saturday in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

- France24 - FR

Nigeria visas within two days

Nigeria cuts out red tape to enable business executives to apply for a visa online and collect it on arrival 48 hours later.

- Cape Times - SA

2 Nigerians held for drug peddling

Central Crime Branch sleuths have arrested two Nigerians on the charge of attempting to sell banned substances.The suspects, Chukwuemeka Chris and Christian Mabeojirikwl Uzochukwu , are residents of TC Palya.The police seized 219 gm of amphetamine, 50 gm cocaine and three laptops from them. They are ascertaining whether the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

President Kenyatta to attend G7 Summit in Italy Thursday

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21- President Uhuru Kenyatta is due to attend the 43rd Group of Seven Summit next week in Taormina, Italy. Kenya is among four African states invited to the summit, the others being Ethiopia, Tunisia and Nigeria. According to State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu who spoke during his weekly address on ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

News24.com | Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram, at least 13 killed

Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram militants this weekend, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, an army spokesperson says.

- News24.com - ZA

Nigerian Troops Battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad Area

Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, said an army spokesman.   Soldiers of the of 8 Task Force Battalion spent 72 hours clearing the location where the ...

- Voice of America - US

Freed Chibok girls reunited with families

The 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently released by Boko Haram were reunited with their families Saturday, the Nigerian government says.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Joy as Chibok girls reunited with parents

Abuja, Nigeria, May 21 - There were emotional scenes Saturday as 82 kidnapped Chibok girls released by Boko Haram Islamists earlier this month were reunited with their parents. At the reunion held in Nigeria's capital of Abuja, fathers gripped their daughters in tight hugs, while mothers shrieked with joy, wiping away tears ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area, kill 13

A spokesman for the Nigerian army says troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nigerian troops battle Boko Haram in Lake Chad area

Nigerian troops fought Boko Haram in the Lake Chad area on Saturday, killing 13 of the Islamic extremists and arresting 10 others, including 6 women believed to have helped smuggle supplies to the insurgents, said an army spokesperson.

- Times Of India - IN

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years

ABUJA, Nigeria , The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity, reunited with their families yesterday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives.Brightly dressed families rushed through the crowd in the capital, ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Chibok Girls Reunite With Families After Being Held In Captivity By Boko Haram

Eighty-two school girls who had been held captive for more than three years by Boko Haram had a an emotional reunion with their parents on Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria.

- NPR - US

Freed Nigerian Schoolgirls Reunite With Their Families After 3 Years

, The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Brightly dressed families rushed through the crowd in the capital, Abuja, and ...

- TIME Magazine - US

Nigerian schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram meet families after 3 years

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives. Brightly dressed families rushed through the crowd in the...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Rescued Chibok girls reunited with families

, May21 : The dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls, who were released by Boko Haram militants on May 7 following a deal with the Nigerian authorities, have finally been reunited with their families. Authorities had taken the 82 freed Chibok girls to Abuja after their release earlier this month.The 82 girls were freed in return ...

- Sify - IN

Chibok girls reunited with parents after being released by Boko Haram

The Chibok girls released by Boko Haram militants this month are reunited with their parents in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunite with families three years after kidnapping

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families on Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives.

- Stuff - NZ

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