‘Unprecedented scale’ of violations against children in Gaza, West Bank and Israel, UN report says (www.theguardian.com)

More grave violations against children were committed in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel than anywhere else in the world last year, according to a UN report due to be published this week.The report on children and armed conflict, which has been seen by the Guardian, verified more cases of war crimes against children in the...

fulelo, to nigeria
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#BBCNews - Power cut across #Nigeria as workers go on strike
https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c6ppwz87vgqo

AnnaAnthro, to nigeria
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NLC strike update in : National electricity grid shut down

“The country was plunged into darkness shortly after 02:00 local time when union members prevented operators at the country's power control rooms from working and shut down electricity substations.

Many flights have also been cancelled in the country's busiest airport in , and in the capital, , with passengers left stranded.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c6ppwz87vgqo

thejapantimes, to community
@thejapantimes@mastodon.social avatar

Lest anyone blame "wokeness" for this open-air cache of African art tucked away in western Tokyo, the group of statues were originally installed in 1994. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2024/06/03/voices/african-art-tachikawa-nigeria/ #community #voices #art #africa #tokyo #nigeria #africanart

AnnaAnthro, to nigeria
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#Nigeria takes up case of its 60 Teesside University students ordered out of UK over fee payment changes

https://www.theguardian.com/education/article/2024/may/30/nigeria-takes-up-case-of-its-teesside-university-students-ordered-out-of-uk

thejapantimes, to worldnews
@thejapantimes@mastodon.social avatar

An UNHCR official has warned that Sahel's humanitarian crisis demands urgent action to prevent regional spillover and global repercussions. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/world/politics/sahel-crisis-world-unhcr/ #worldnews #politics #sahel #unhcr #africa #burkinafaso #cameroon #chad #mali #mauritania #niger #nigeria

booktweeting, to books
@booktweeting@zirk.us avatar

A FORMER CHILD INFLUENCER comes to terms with how the exploitation of her image changed her life. More than just a “problem novel,” this thoughtful book deftly takes on issues of family trauma, love, friendship, racial and national identity. A MINUS

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/allow-me-to-introduce-myself-onyi-nwabineli/1144020537?ean=9781525896033

@bookstodon

aggualaqisaaq, to news
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"The State Governor, Abba Yusuf, has signed the bill that repealed the State Emirate Council Law 2019 that gave the state five emirate councils. The state House of Assembly on Thursday passed a bill for the dissolution of the four additional emirates created by the immediate past administration of former governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the removal of all five emirs

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/nwest/696970-breaking-kano-governor-signs-law-scrapping-five-emirates-may-reinstate-sanusi.html

puneetsiinghal01, to worldwithoutus
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Climate change is a reality in Nigeria: heatwave kills 200 people in Adamawa state in 2 weeks following the temperature records of about 47-50°C.

#GreenDisability #SDGs #Africa #Nigeria #Heatwave #ExtremeHeat #Technology #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis #Sustainability #HumanRights

https://dailytrust.com/heat-waves-kill-200-in-adamawa-in-2-weeks/

darnell, to nigeria
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Glad the hostages were rescued from (who joined years ago) in 🇳🇬.

👉🏾 Hundreds of Hostages Rescued from Boko Haram Extremists in Nigeria https://english.aawsat.com/world/5022892-hundreds-hostages-rescued-boko-haram-extremists-nigeria

Some of the female hostages were forcibly wed & raped against their will & birth kids for the terrorists.

One had seven (7!😳) kids!

doomscroller, to nigeria
@doomscroller@mastodon.online avatar

Heat-Waves Kill 200 In Adamawa In 2 Weeks
No fewer than 200 people have been killed by a dangerous humid heat that has been experienced from the 1st to 13th of this month…
https://dailytrust.com/heat-waves-kill-200-in-adamawa-in-2-weeks/
#Nigeria #Heatwave

peterdutoit, to nigeria
@peterdutoit@mastodon.green avatar

News in from Yola, , some 60km from the Nigeria/Cameroon border.

"Heat-Waves Kill 200 In Adamawa In 2 Weeks" (https://dailytrust.com/heat-waves-kill-200-in-adamawa-in-2-weeks/)

Instrument readings:

+1.63ºC 12-month running mean above preindustrial
+1.3ºC latest 5-year average above preindustrial

+1.5ºC imminent

(Image showing areas to experience increase heat-humidity stress days as we continue to heat. Yola area highlighted)

BigAngBlack, to nigeria
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Nigerian activists condemn mass ‘forced marriages’ of 100 girls and young women

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/may/16/nigeria-activists-mass-forced-marriage-girls-young-women

> Petition launched to halt mass ceremony that organisers say is for 100 orphans whose parents were killed by gangs

#Nigeria

catalystcoop, to nigeria
@catalystcoop@mastodon.energy avatar

Hello @mekkaokereke or anybody else familiar with working with folks overseas in is there a clearly preferred way to make international payments there? Domestically we use Gusto but their international fees seem vague at best. It looks like @opencollective would let us use PayPal or Wise. Are there any labor or employment law issues to watch out for if the person doesn't have their own legal entity we can contract with? Is it hard to set up an LLC there?

darnelltv, to worldwithoutus

I understand the need to fund cybersecurity efforts to thwart criminals. However, this latest levy conveniently exempts the affluent by focusing on select transactions.

Following the enactment of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) (amendment) Act 2024 and pursuant to the provision of Section 44 (2)(a) of the Act, “a levy of 0.5% (0.005) equivalent to a half percent of all electronic transactions value by the business specified in the Second Schedule of the Act”, is to be remitted to the National Cybersecurity Fund (NCF), which shall be administered by the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA). […]

The levy shall be applied at the point of electronic transfer origination, then deducted and remitted by the financial institution.

The deducted amount shall be reflected in the customer’s account with the narration: “Cybersecurity Levy”. (Central Bank of Nigeria 🇳🇬, PDF here)

The Premium Times provides reactions from Nigerians 🇳🇬, which is unfavorable as no one wants an increase in expenses during this age of inflation we are living in.

Although I do not desire to pay extra fees when conducting transactions, I understand the levy’s necessity, even if I do not appreciate the expense.

While it is understandable that there would be exemptions to the new Levy (for charities, payroll, school, transactions within the bank, government, etcetera), one exemption did capture my attention.

SCHEDULE OF EXEMPTIONS FROM CYBERSECURITY LEVY […]

  1. Savings and deposits including transactions involving long-term investments such as Treasury Bills, Bonds and Commercial Papers. (Central Bank of Nigeria 🇳🇬)

Usually, the affluent invest long-term in bonds & treasury bills, so its appearance here as an exception is suspicious. Like any other nation, Nigeria 🇳🇬 needs investors, but they should not cater to their interests while asking the public to increase their burden.

Nigerians 🇳🇬 are threatening lawsuits against the Cybersecurity Levy. However, I doubt the government will suspend a new source of revenue when nations seek extra cash to maintain the upkeep of their respective countries.

https://darnell.africa/2024/05/07/cybersecurity-levy-nigeria/

#africa #cybersecurity #government #nigeria #taxes

AgroecologyMap, to nigeria

Organic and Agroecology Initiative (ORAIN)
...a coalition of organic and agroecology organizations in Nigeria
Presents
Upscaling Organic and Agroecological Practices in Nigeria Series:
May 2024 Edition

Date: Thursday 2 May, 2024
Time: 10:00 am (WAT)
Venue: Zoom
Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86493433754?pwd=L0p5cEh4eklCZXhocDRTTVV6ME5XQT09#success

Meeting ID: 864 9343 3754
Passcode: 361570

Development of organic and agroecology in Nigeria is a joint responsibility

glynmoody, to nigeria
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Noisy, performative and unapologetically non-European: #Nigeria welcomes a museum like no other - https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2024/apr/30/john-randle-centre-yoruba-culture-lagos-nigeria "The John Randle Centre for #Yoruba Culture and History in Lagos ‘pops with colour and sound’ in a dazzling departure from the colonial model" #africa

ChrisMayLA6, to Nurses
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Meanwhile in Nigeria, the health service has imposed a new two year working requirement before nurses qualifications will be validated for work abroad - a measure intended to stop the 'brain drain' of qualified nurses to other countries health care systems... prompting legal action from the nurses

Given the numbers of Nigerian nurses who have headed to the UK, this may prove yet one more factor in the NHS workforce planning problems....

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/nigeria-nurses-nhis-nmcn-working-abroad-guidelines-two-years-brain-drain/

tagesschau, to nigeria German
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Mehrere Festnahmen bei Razzia gegen nigerianische Mafia

Hunderte Ermittler haben Objekte in Bayern, Hessen, Baden-Württemberg und Hamburg durchsucht. Im Visier: mutmaßliche Mitglieder der nigerianischen Mafia. Die Beamten nahmen mehrere Männer fest.

➡️ https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/gesellschaft/razzia-nigerianische-maffia-100.html?at_medium=mastodon&at_campaign=tagesschau.de

#Razzia #Nigeria #Mafia

AnnaAnthro, to nigeria
@AnnaAnthro@mastodon.social avatar

Tunde Onakoya: Nigerian attempts to break chess marathon record

“Under the beaming lights of New York's iconic Times Square, ’s chess master Tunde Onakoya is attempting an ambitious challenge to break the record for the longest chess marathon.

He aims to play for 58 consecutive hours and raise $1m (£805,000) for charity in the process.

The money, he says, will support education for millions of children.”

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-68852876

pvonhellermannn, (edited ) to random
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Just been talking to someone about oil palm groves and palm oil in West Africa and it occurred to me that maybe some of you here might be interested in this article (from my preMastodon days). Not everything palm oil related is bad!

https://dialogue.earth/en/food/red-gold-a-history-of-palm-oil-in-west-africa/

AnnaAnthro, to nigeria
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Cubana Chief Priest: #Nigeria socialite charged for throwing money in air

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-68835237

Explainer: Nigeria rolls out world's first full shot against meningitis: Here's what you need to know (www.hindustantimes.com)

Nigeria has rolled out the world's first vaccine against all strains of meningitis. The shot will help ease the burden of disease in Africa's “meningitis belt.” Nigeria has become the first country in Africa's "meningitis belt" to introduce the new Men5CV or 'MenFive' meningitis vaccine. It is the world's first vaccine to...

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