Advancing rights and welfare of IDPs through the media project

With the support of the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) and the Bread for the World (German Protestant Agency for Diaconia Development), we announce the launch of a new project aimed at bringing to limelight for institutional attention, the rights and welfare issues faced by Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Nigeria. The project entitled, ‘Advancing the rights and welfare of IDPs through the media’ will help to consolidate our work in alleviating the pitiable living conditions of IDPs will run from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 It…

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IWD 2019: Women in the media missing at the top

Gender audit of major newspapers in Nigeria by Journalists for Christ (JFC) International Outreach in commemoration of the 2019 International Women’s Day confirms that only very few women occupy top editorial positions in the country. JFC calls for conscious efforts to redress the imbalance and give more women the opportunity to be involved in major editorial making process in media organisations. The crucial role of women in any human endeavour cannot be overemphasized. Women, like men, have requisite skills and the capacity to perform most, if not all tasks. However,…

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AU lauded on prioritising travails of immigrants, IDPS

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the African Union (AU) for recognising the peculiar travails of immigrants, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) across the continent. He said in a statement that there was a need to give priority to the issues. The governor was reacting to the declaration of 2019 as the Year of Immigrants, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by the AU, in recognition of the difficulty faced by many fleeing conflicts, disease and harsh socio-economic realities prevalent in a number of African countries. He…

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Over 2,000 IDPs Have Returned Home-Nigerian Army

About 2,043 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have left the Bakassi Camp for their various  homes in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State, the Nigerian Army announced on Tuesday. IDPs comprising of 378 households were the first batch of people who willingly expressed desire to return to their communities and resume farming, fishing and other social cultural activities. The resettlement exercise according to a statement issued by the spokesman, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, was flagged on in Maiduguri, the state capital. Nwachukwu revealed that modalities for return of…

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