Nigeria: Children are still dying from measles in Borno State

MSF Statement In the 70-bed Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) measles unit inside Maiduguri’s State Specialist Hospital, Doctor Muhammad Abdullahi checks on five-year-old patient Mustapha Osman. The boy arrived for treatment at the hospital in Nigeria’s Borno state just over three days ago, and should be ready for discharge in

Boko Haram: VSF launches 2019 rain-fed farming intervention in Northeast Niger

Mukaila Ola  The Victims Support Fund (VSF) on Thursday launched the 2019 rain-fed farming intervention in the Boko Haram ravaged Northeast Nigeria. This scheme is aimed at improving food security, and empower the beneficiaries to have a source of livelihood in order to reduce dependence on charity for survival. The scheme is targeting

Hunger kills 8 IDPs in Benue camp

Eight people gave reportedly died at the Mbawa Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs), camp in Benue State between January and this month. The Chairman of the camp, Geoffrey Torgenga, made the disclosure in Makurdi on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen during a visit to the camp. He blamed the deaths on acute hunger

Illegal oil bunkering: Navy hands over 22 suspects, vessels to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over two motor vessels,Large Wooden (Cotonou) Boat and 22 crew allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Benin Zonal Office, Edo State for further investigation and possible prosecution. This was disclosed in a statement by Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman. According to

US-China trade war will jeopardize 2019 global growth, IMF warns

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Thursday that the escalating US-China trade war will “jeopardize” 2019 global growth, undermining confidence and raising prices for consumers. “Consumers in the US and China are unequivocally the losers from trade tensions,” Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund’s chief economist, said in a blog post. She

Theresa May expected to quit Friday

Theresa May is expected to announce her resignation as British Prime Minister on Friday, most British newspapers reported on Thursday. May’s resignation will trigger a race among senior ministers to replace her as leader of the Conservative Party, and herald a new approach to the deadlocked Brexit negotiations that have besieged

Insecurity: Risk Control partners Yabatech on security management training

Jude Johnson   One of Nigeria's foremost Polytechnics, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), and a security solutions company, Risk Control Services Nigeria Limited, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to design and implement an industry leading Security Management Certification Program for Nigerians. This was contained in a statement made available to Global

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