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More than 100 million at risk of starvation globally – U.N. official

Reuters The number of people facing severe hunger worldwide has surpassed 100 million and will grow if humanitarian aid is not paired with more support for farmers, a senior United Nations official said. Dominique Burgeon, director of the emergency division at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said latest …

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Nigeria To Issue UN Passport To Persons At Risk Of Being ‘Stateless’

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Sani Zorro, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), says the Nigerian government plans to issue United Nations passport to people at risk of being stateless. Mr. Zorro made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday, in Abuja, marking the …

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Kidnappers Of German Professor Demand N60m Ransom


The men who kidnapped German professor and archaeologist, Professor Peter Breunig, and his associate, Johannes Buringer have demanded N60 million for their release. The two men were kidnapped in Jenjela village in the Kagarko Local Government of Kaduna State on Wednesday, February 22. The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. …

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UN: Cameroon ‘Forcefully’ Repatriates 517 Nigerian Refugees Fleeing From Boko Haram


The U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed that Cameroon has forcibly repatriated more than 500 Nigerians who had fled into the country due to the Boko Haram insurgency. According to AFP, a statement issued by UNHCR indicated that a total of 517 Nigerians were sent back to their home country, …

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Corruption: Samsung Boss Arrested As South Korean Probe Deepens


Lee Jae-yong, the acting head of Samsung, South Korea’s biggest conglomerate, has been arrested today over his alleged role in a corruption scandal rocking the highest levels of power in the country – that threatens to topple the country’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. On Friday morning, a judge in Seoul approved …

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Nigerian Leader Extends Sick Leave Abroad As Citizens Suffer, AP


JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s nearly month-long medical leave in London is a sharp reminder to taxpayers that while they finance their leaders’ health care abroad, they often are stuck with decrepit, ill-staffed government health facilities at home. For decades, Nigerians have paid for their leaders and former …

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