Floods displaced 650,000 Nigerian children in six years – UNICEF
No fewer than 650,000 Nigerian children were displaced due to floods from 2016 to 2021, the United Nations Children’s Fund said.
Punch News Floods displaced 650,000 Nigerian children in six years – UNICEF November 20, 2023
Nigeria, others struggling for tech talents
Nigeria and other African countries are struggling for tech talent, a new report has shown.
Punch News Nigeria, others struggling for tech talents, says report November 21, 2023
Food insecurity can worsen Boko Haram insurgency in Borno — Gov Zulum
Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has disclosed that food insecurity can worsen Boko Haram insurgency in the State. Zulum disclosed this at Monguno town while distributing food and items to the most vulnerable victims of Boko Haram insurgency. Zulum noted that distributing food and items to IDPs and the vulnerable people in Borno is a child of necessity because 80% of those that were resettled back to their ancestral homes are farmers and now they have no access to their farmlands, hunger and poverty can make them to join the terror group.
Tribune News Food insecurity can worsen Boko Haram insurgency in Borno — Gov Zulum November 23, 2023
Lagos loses N4tn annually to traffic congestion
A recent study conducted by the Danne Institute for Research disclosed that Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria, is losing a staggering N4tn annually, attributed to profound traffic congestion. The study, titled ‘Behavioural Causes of Traffic Congestion in Lagos,’ funded by the Bank of Industry and Africa Finance Corporation, underscored the need for immediate action to alleviate the economic and social toll.
Punch News Lagos loses N4tn annually to traffic congestion November 23, 2023
Fresh Naira scarcity hits Kano, Sokoto, Edo, others
Despite recent assurances by the Central Bank of Nigeria that there is enough naira in circulation, reports of scarcity have emerged across the country. A survey confirmed scarcity in some parts of Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Kwara, Gombe, Edo, Sokoto, and Ekiti States. Many bank customers and Point of Sales operators, lamented that it is becoming a challenge to access cash for their economic activities.
Punch News Fresh Naira scarcity hits Kano, Sokoto, Edo, others November 23, 2023
North Korea Ends Military Deal with South, Vows to Deploy ‘Powerful’ Forces near Border
North Korea said they’ll be ending an agreement aimed at reducing military tensions with the South, a sign ties are fraying after Pyongyang placed a spy satellite into orbit for the first time. Following the launch of the spy satellite, South Korea suspended parts of a 2018 deal with North Korea intended to ease military tensions along the border. The cabinet in Seoul approved a plan to restore reconnaissance and surveillance activities that were halted under the agreement.
Times North Korea Ends Military Deal With South, Vows to Deploy ‘Powerful’ Forces Near Border November 24, 2023
Comoros’ Supreme Court clears Assoumani for 4th term bid
Comoros’ Supreme Court on Thursday approved plans by incumbent President Azali Assoumani to run for another term in the next election due on January 14. Assoumani will be running for a fourth term, after winning his third election in 2019.
African News Comoros’ Supreme Court clears Assoumani for 4th term bid November 24, 2023
Mali inks significant deal with Russia for gold refinery project in Bamako
Mali’s military government has officially entered into an agreement with Russia, unveiling plans for a state-of-the-art gold refinery project to be established in the Malian capital, Bamako. The deal, which spans four years, includes the construction of a refinery capable of processing a substantial 200 tonnes of gold annually.
African News Mali inks significant deal with Russia for gold refinery project in Bamako November 24, 2023
West Africa responds to huge diphtheria outbreaks by targeting unvaccinated populations
Authorities in several West African countries are trying to manage their huge diphtheria outbreaks, including in Nigeria where a top health official said Thursday that millions are being vaccinated to cover wide gaps in immunity against the disease. At least 573 people out of the 11,640 diagnosed with the disease in Nigeria have died since the current outbreak started in December 2022, though officials estimate the toll — now on the decline because of treatment efforts — could be much higher across states unable to detect many cases.
African News West Africa responds to huge diphtheria outbreaks by targeting unvaccinated populations November 24, 2023