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    • Advancing Women’s Leadership in Peace and Security In West Africa: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Inaugurates First Annual Regional Steering Group Meeting in Abuja
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Advancing Women’s Leadership in Peace and Security In West Africa: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Inaugurates First Annual Regional Steering Group Meeting in Abuja

The discussions aim to strengthen regional cooperation, identify successful practices, and improve strategies to support the involvement of women in peace and security initiatives throughout West Africa

The First Annual Meeting of the ECOWAS Women Peace and Security Regional Steering Group for 2024 was formally launched by the ECOWAS Commission. The focus of this important event, which takes place in Abuja from April 22nd to 24th, is themed “Sustaining the Momentum Towards Monitoring and Reporting on the…

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PalmPay is recognised by the GSMA as a key contributor to the growth of the African Mobile Money industry in State of the Industry Report

In the report, GSMA praised PalmPay as a “prominent non-MNO-led mobile money provider with a significant market share in Nigeria” and a top driver of financial inclusion in Africa’s $912 billion mobile money industry

PalmPay (www.PalmPay.com), a leading pan-African fintech, has been highlighted by the GSMA in the recently released ‘The State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money 2024’  as a key player driving the adoption of mobile money in Nigeria. In the report, GSMA praised PalmPay as a “prominent non-MNO-led mobile money provider…

Source: U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria |

Nigeria: United States Spent $15 Million; Trained Over 46,000 In Dispute Resolution for Northern and Middle-Belt Region

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has invested $15 million in the Community Initiatives to Promote Peace (CIPP) program

The United States and Nigeria are working together to address and mitigate the drivers of conflict in northern and middle-belt Nigeria, including ethnic, regional, and sectarian tensions across communities. Over the past five years, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has invested $15 million in…

Source: Save the Children |

Nigeria: One in six children set to go hungry as kidnappings, conflict and rising prices push food out of reach

The number of hungry children is 25% higher than the same period in 2023

Around one in six – or 15.6 million – children in Nigeria are facing hunger in the lead up to the lean season starting in June, according to a new analysis by Save the Children. The number of hungry children is 25% higher than the same period in 2023, and…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Nigeria |

Strengthening mental health services in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states through primary health care integration

The displacement of communities, coupled with the trauma of conflict and violence, has led to a heightened demand for mental health support

In the midst of humanitarian crises, the mental health needs of displaced and underserved populations often go overlooked.  Recognizing this gap, the World Health Organization (WHO) has partnered with the governments of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states (BAY), to take proactive steps to equip local healthcare workers with skills needed…

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
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    • Muhammad Adam, Accompaniment Program Maiduguri northeast Nigeria
    • Hadiza Muhammad, Accompaniment Program enrollee
    • Fatima Muhammad Aji, Accompaniment Program enrollee
    • Khadija Muhammad, Accompaniment Program enrollee
    • Abubakar Muhammad, Accompaniment Program enrollee
    • Every week Muhammad gathers 51 young hearts, each burdened by the heavy weight of their family's unknown fate, and counsels them
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Keeping the Dreams Alive: Supporting Children in Northeast Nigeria

The ICRC’s mental health and psychosocial support teams in Nigeria run a program designed to guide and support the children of those who have disappeared, through counselling

When someone goes missing due to conflict, the children they leave behind can feel that loss more than most. In response, we ran a program for children in Maiduguri to make sure their needs would not be overlooked. When family members go missing due to armed conflict, they leave behind…

Source: UNICEF Nigeria |

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigerian Media Leaders Sign Groundbreaking Partnership to Boost Children's Rights Advocacy

The collaboration will focus on advocacy and awareness campaigns, capacity building for journalists, shared research, recognition of impactful media contributions, and influencing policy to support children's rights

In a significant move to advance the rights and welfare of children in Nigeria, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Nigerian Guild of Editors, and the Diamond Awards for Media Excellence (DAME) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This partnership aims to leverage media's influential power to promote…

Source: United Nations Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints James T. Bot of Nigeria United Nations Resident Coordinator in Comoros

Mr. Bot has more than 20 years of experience in humanitarian affairs and response, development, project management, business development and peacekeeping

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed James T. Bot of Nigeria as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Comoros, with the host Government’s approval.  His start date is tomorrow. Mr. Bot has more than 20 years of experience in humanitarian affairs and response, development, project management, business development and…

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    • Israel Ogboi, Presales Engineer, WA; Fernando Fernandes, Chief Executive Officer, TelCables Nigeria and Jonadab Brown, Deputy Director, TelCables at the TelCables Nigeria Stakeholder Information Session held in Lagos, Nigeria
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TelCables’ Partner Program is shaping the future of digital connectivity in West Africa

​The TelCables Partner Program enables telecommunication companies, operators, ICT integrators, as well as internet service providers to extend their influence in shaping West Africa digital ecosystem

TelCables West Africa, part of the Angola Cables global network (http://AngolaCables.co.ao), shared details of its innovative Partner Program at a recent event held at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. This initiative is designed to empower companies in West Africa to shape the future of digital connectivity, tap…

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Towards a certified electronic signature in West Africa

The aim is to define a roadmap towards a common and concerted approach to the digital economy and society, including e-commerce and e-government

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), with the support of the European Union through the Digital for Development (D4D) Hub, is exploring with its Member States best practices and experiences in certified electronic signatures. The aim is to define a roadmap towards a common and…