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Source: British High Commission Abuja |

RAF Force Protection Wing deploy to Nigeria

The detachment comes after a request from Nigeria's Chief of Air Staff to assist in capacity building for the Nigerian Air Force Regiment

A 66 person Short Term Training Team (STTT) from No 5 Royal Air Force (RAF) Force Protection Wing deployed from RAF Lossiemouth to Nigeria for a 6 week period to train the Nigerian Air Force Regiment. The focus of the STTT is to deliver a training package which enables students…

CWC Group Limited
Source: CWC Group Limited |

Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board sign MOU with CWC Group on PNC Forum

Practical Nigerian Content Forum, 6 – 9 November 2017, Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

NCDMB reinforces its commitment to the Practical Nigerian Content (PNC) (www.CWCPNC.com) Forum held annually with the signing of a MoU with the CWC Group. Under the terms of the MoU, the NCDMB & CWC alongside Nigerian partner, Levmora Services will collaborate to deliver greater value through PNC. This will be…

Source: API Events |

Reshaping the Future of Real Estate for African Cities

While Africa’s cities are growing rapidly in population, they are developing informally as current urban planning has proven to be ineffective, and private development is often deterred by opaque or inappropriate regulations

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Emergency seed distributions to combat hunger in north-east Nigeria

FAO provides seeds and fertilizer to more than one million people in planting season push

Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month. It is part of efforts, led by the Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

Three weeks ago UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency warned about the situation in the Nigerian border town of Banki where thousands were returning

I am extremely worried that large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are again returning to northeast Nigeria - into a situation dangerously unprepared to receive them. Three weeks ago UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency warned about the situation in the Nigerian border town of Banki where thousands were…

Source: Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation |

Alexander De Croo brings a humanitarian work visit to South Sudan

Today and tomorrow Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo brings a humanitarian work visit to South Sudan, where he will talk to humanitarian workers and representatives of the South Sudanese government and the international community. Of all the four countries affected by famine this year, South…

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs Canada |

Minister Bibeau announces projects to support people of South Sudan

The Government of Canada is deeply concerned about the devastating humanitarian situation in South Sudan where ongoing and escalating conflict is ravaging the country. The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today concludes a four-day visit to South Sudan, where she witnessed first-hand the extreme suffering…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Hepatitis E outbreak in Diffa: 876 suspected cases, including 186 pregnant women admitted to hospital

The current response has not yet reached the standard required due to insufficient resources and coordination between humanitarian actors

In southeastern Niger, the hepatitis E outbreak declared two months ago is particularly affecting pregnant women. Of the 186 women admitted to the main maternal and paediatric health centre in the town of Diffa[1], 34 died of severe complications related to the disease. Of the 876 cases of hepatitis E…

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Source: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) |

Nigerian Finance Minister wants the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and government to rollout youth agric program nationally

Nigeria’s signatory to the ENABLE youth program will make the oil-rich country the third African country coming behind Cameroon and Sudan to benefit from funds under the AfDB Feed Africa initiative

The Nigerian Minister of Finance, Honorable Kemi Adeosun, says the country will benefit by signing up for the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) funded ENABLE Youth (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) (http://APO.af/276D5p) Program. Nigeria’s signatory to the ENABLE youth program will make the oil-rich country the third African country coming behind Cameroon…

Source: MainOne |

MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

Open-Connect guarantees the best cross connect services in Nigeria, enabling customers bypass the public internet and connect directly to partners, cloud and SaaS providers with secure, reliable and flexible direct connections

Following the partnership of MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Center company, MDXi, with the Nigerian Internet Exchange, (IXPN) to improve national transit traffic in Nigeria, the company has recently announced a new interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and ISPs called Open-Connect. Open-Connect is a service that facilitates improved interconnection, collaboration and peering…