Humanitarian aid: EU steps up support in Nigeria for conflict victims

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. As millions of people continue to be affected by the conflict in Nigeria’s Lake Chad region, European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič has announced a first emergency aid package of €26.5 million for 2020 whilst visiting north-east Nigeria today. Speaking in north-east Nigeria, […]

Human rights breaches in Nigeria and Burundi

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted two resolutions taking stock of the human rights and rule of law situation in Nigeria and Burundi. Nigeria Following the recent terrorist attacks in the country, the European Parliament strongly condemns the repeated violations of human rights and […]

Three things Nigeria must do to end extreme poverty

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Muhammad Sani Abdullahi, Commissioner (sub-national Minister), Ministry of Budget and National Planning of Nigeria About 90 million people – roughly half Nigeria’s population – live in extreme poverty, according to estimates from the World Data Lab’s Poverty Clock. Around […]

Here are 5 security challenges Nigeria’s leader must tackle

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Chizitera Njoku, Specialist, International Organizations and IGWELS, World Economic Forum Muhammadu Buhari has just won his second term as President of Nigeria in what was a fiercely fought campaign chiefly between him and former vice-president and businessman Atiku Abubakar. […]

UN chief condemns suspected Boko Haram attacks targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations in Nigeria

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Saturday’s attacks in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram insurgents targeting Eid al-Fitr celebrations. According to media reports, blasts killed dozens of people in the Damboa Local Government area of Borno State. “The Secretary-General stresses that attacks targeting […]

The refugee crisis as a young Nigerian doctor sees it

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Mr Imeh Michael, a young Nigerian, currently a 5th year medical student of the College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), Nigeria. Mr Michael is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Association (IFMSA). The opinion expressed in this piece belongs to the writer and does […]