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Nigeria: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) Report: No. 109 (04 – 10 March 2019) – Nigeria

Within the period of 4 – 10 March 2019, a total of 2,102 movements were recorded, including 1,731 arrivals and 371 departures. Arrivals were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Gwoza, Jere, Kaga, Konduga, Mobbar and Ngala Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Borno state and locations in Demsa, …

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Nigeria: Boko Haram blamed as roadside bomb kills 8 near Gwoza

Eight people were killed and seven other injured near Gwoza in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state when a vehicle hit a roadside bomb on Monday, March 18, security sources told AFP. Military and civilian militia sources blamed Boko Haram for planting the mine, underlining the persistent threat to civilians in the remote …

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Local Government Area Settlement Profiling Gwoza town, Gwoza LGA, Borno State, Nigeria, October 2018 – Nigeria

Introduction Since the conflict between Nigerian security forces and armed opposition groups (AOGs) escalated in 2013, more than two million individuals have been displaced.1 Most were displaced within Borno State, particularly to urban centres in accessible Local Government Areas (LGAs).2 The humanitarian response is challenged by information gaps including, but …

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Qur’an competition: Borno, Edo to represent Nigeria in international contest

Surrayya Muhammad recites the Holy Quran and later emerged overall winner in the female category of the 4th Qur’anic Recitation Competition organised by the Islamic Promotion Initiative of Nigeria (IPIN) and the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation of Turkey at the Abuja National Mosque yesterday Two male winners in recitation and memorization …

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Media Reporting on New Zealand, but Did You Hear About That OTHER Bigotry-driven Massacre?

“If it bleeds, it leads” is, say critics, the morbid media standard. But it’s more accurate to say that if the right person bleeds, it leads. A good example would be the horrible massacres at two Christchurch, New Zealand, mosques by China-loving, anti-capitalist, self-described “eco-fascist” Brenton Harrison Tarrant and the …

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Islamic State wreaks havoc as turbulent Nigeria nears vote

Amina Sanusi was getting ready for morning prayers at her home in northeastern Nigeria when she heard gunshots and explosions. She scrambled into nearby bushes with her two children, but lost contact with her husband. Government soldiers in the fishing town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad fled …

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Borno State University To Commence Admission, Lectures… As Gov Shettima Appoints VC, DVCs, Management Staff

All is set for the immediate take-off of Borno State owned University and commencement of admission and lectures which has been under construction in the past 5 years of the present administration of Governor Kashim Shettima with the appointment of a Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellors as well as …

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Fire kills at least eight, destroys homes in northeast Nigeria camp

GENEVA (Reuters) – A fire killed at least eight people and left 15,000 others without shelter after raging through a northeast Nigerian camp for people displaced by a war against Islamist insurgents, aid group Norwegian Refugee Council said on Saturday. Northeast Nigeria is ground zero for one of the world’s …

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