FirstBank’s FirstGem clocks two, promotes female independence

On Friday, 23 November 2018, women from all walks of life would converge at the Harbour Point Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos for the second anniversary of the launch of FirstGem, the FirstBank lifestyle product designed specifically for women to promote female independence and entrepreneurship. The event is themed “Building Sustainable Wealth”.

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700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia – NRC

Over 200,000 people fled ethnic conflict to camps in the Somali region of Ethiopia since July. This pushes the total to over 700,000 that fled inter-communal violence in recent years, according to the latest Displacement Tracking Matrix for Ethiopia. Most came from the Oromia region. Overall nearly 1.1 million people are displaced in the Somali region when other causes such as drought and flood are included.

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Progress not sufficient on inclusive education for internal migrants in Nigeria – New UNESCO report

The new 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, entitled Building bridges not walls, highlights countries’ achievements and shortcomings in ensuring the right of migrant and refugee children to benefit from quality education, a right that serves the interests of both learners and the communities they live in. Released on International Children’s Day and launched at a regional event in Nairobi co-hosted by the Government of Kenya, it shows the need for improvement in education for migrant children in Nigeria who have ended up in informal settlements, for nomadic communities, and for those who are internally displaced.

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