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Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

Statement attributable to Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General: The Secretary-General condemns the series of terrorist attacks on 15 August in Borno State, Nigeria.  The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the Government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.…

Source: Norwegian Refugee Council |

Attacks increasingly targeting displaced people in northeast Nigeria

190 security incidents involving civilians were reported in July in northeast Nigeria

Dozens of people where killed yesterday when multiple suicide bombers detonated devises outside a camp sheltering displaced people in Borno State. Attacks on civilians sheltering in displacement sites are on the rise, worsening an already dire situation for people on the brink of famine in northeast Nigeria. “Camps like the…

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Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Opportunities abound for foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector

The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers

The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading…

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Lagos slumps as travel to Africa displays double-digit growth

During the coming five months, August – December 2017, there will be 16% fewer airline seats on domestic routes and 9% fewer and on international routes to and from Lagos

An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, reveals that Lagos is seeing substantial declines in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53% of its seats for the rest of 2017. During the coming five…

Source: African Union Peace and Security Department |

Press Statement of the 706th meeting of the PSC on the theme: “Child Soldiers/Out of School Children in Armed Conflict in Africa”

Council and participants expressed particular solidarity with children from Member States affected by terrorism and violent extremism including those in the Lake Chad Basin Region, the Horn of Africa region, the Sahel region and in North Africa

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 706thmeeting held on 26 July 2017, to an Open Session on the theme: “Child Soldiers/Out of School Children in Armed Conflict in Africa”. Council and Participants took note of the opening statements made by the PSC Chairperson,…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria Expresses Grave Concern over Unauthorized Search by Security Forces of Humanitarian Base in Northeast

The United Nations does not have any information at this time regarding the reason or motivations for the unauthorized search

The Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has expressed grave concern over the unauthorized search of a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri, Borno State.   At circa 05:00 hours today (August 11, 2017), members of the Nigerian security forces entered the UN base for humanitarian workers in…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Nigeria: “People are dying of hepatitis E because they don’t have soap or clean water”

There have been more than 400 cases of hepatitis E in the past two months and we have treated 170 patients at our hospital, so it’s no surprise that an outbreak of hepatitis E has been declared

Hundreds of people in a camp in northeastern Nigeria have been infected with hepatitis E after the disease spread from neighbouring Niger. The highly contagious disease has spread quickly through Ngala camp due to a combination of poor living conditions and flooding. MSF medical coordinator Nicoletta Bellio describes the situation…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

Nigeria Channels Assistance to Troubled Northeast Through WFP

As part of a US$100 million contribution to WFP’s Nigeria response, the United States will cover the associated costs of getting the donated rice to those displaced in the hardest-hit states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a donation of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of Nigeria. This will help feed nearly half-a-million internally displaced people in the conflict-ravaged northeast of the country, where the threat of famine endures. WFP has already begun moving the…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Readout of the Deputy Secretary-General’s meeting with a delegation led by Prof. Paul Ghogomu, Director of Cabinet of the Prime Minister of Cameroon

The Deputy Secretary-General welcomed the efforts being undertaken by the Government to de-escalate tensions and highlighted the importance of further confidence building measures

On 8 August, the Deputy Secretary-General met with a delegation led by Prof. Paul Ghogomu, Minister and Director of Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon. They discussed the internal situation in the Republic of Cameroon, particularly in the Anglophone regions. The Deputy Secretary-General welcomed the efforts…

Source: PayU |

PayU Nigeria Introduces a convenient payment solution for recurring bills

PayU Nigeria (www.PayU.com.ng) introduces PayU Subscription, a convenient payment method which allows merchants to safely and securely collect payments from consumers who have recurring bills or subscription payments in a seamless way.  Country Manager of PayU Nigeria, Ms Juliet Nwanguma said: “PayU Subscription is an innovative product for businesses who…