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Special Research: Boko Haram and impacts of conflict on food insecurity in Nigeria

Senator  Iroegbu Earlier this week, Global Sentinel reported on the recent release by Action Against Hunger, the world’s nonprofit hunger prevention group, on the extent of food insecurity in Nigeria. The report warned that nearly 72 million people in Nigeria  and seven other conflict-ridden countries face acute food insecurity. The report titled:

Over 39,000 conflicts resolved by NSCDC in three years – UNDP

Jude Johnson The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) through its Peace and Conflict Management Department, has resolved 39, 167 conflicts in the last three years, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Speaking at the closing ceremony of the refresher course and review session for NSCDC peace desk officers

Global Events: Conflicts, security, peace, governance

1. The Armed Conflict Survey 2019 Launch Chaired ByKori Schake SpeakerDr Francesca Grandi SpeakerVirginia Comolli The Armed Conflict Survey is the comprehensive reference on active conflicts worldwide, providing evidence-based analysis of key political, military and humanitarian developments and their impact. This year’s edition includes 33 conflict reports across six regions in 2018 and four

Cameroon reopens border with Nigeria

Cameroon has reopened its southwestern border with Nigeria after closing it about a year ago because of conflicts between Cameroon's military and armed separatists fighting to create an English-speaking state. Bernard Okalia Bilai, governor of Cameroon's southwest region, says collaboration between the Nigerian and Cameroon militaries is bringing peace to the

Insecurity: FG toughens stand against illicit arms, abuse of social media

•Bans unauthorised use of drones, broadcast equipment  •Says fundemental human rights dont guarantee incitement, hate speech •Activates crisis communication platforms   Senator Iroegbu The Federal Government has as part of broad measures to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, banned the unauthorised acquisition of  firearms, drones and broadcast equipment. This was disclosed on Thursday

Hidden toll of conflicts on children

Over the last two decades, violent conflicts in Africa have likely resulted in the death of as many as 5 million young children, 3 million of them infants. That's the sobering estimate in a new study published Thursday in the journal The Lancet. It's also a number that breaks new ground because

Ignored crisis on the rise in north western Nigeria

Besides Boko Haram attacks in northeastern Nigeria and the pastoralist crisis across the central region's lush vegetation belt, a lesser-known conflict is brewing in the northwest, and casualties are rising. Deadly Cattle raids is Nigwria's ignored crisis as Cattle thieves are carrying out daily killings and kidnappings in Zamfara state, Al-Jazeera reports. Hundreds

Farmer-herder conflict sparks Nigeria stability fears: report

Worsening violence between farmers and herders could hit Nigeria's general election and "destabilise" the country, according to a new report published Thursday. The International Crisis Group (ICG) said the long-running battle for land and resources, fuelled by pressures from an increasing population, was now "Nigeria's gravest security threat," outstripping the peril from jihadism. At