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No More Congratulatory Messages For Bawa – EFCC Warns
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No More Congratulatory Messages For Bawa – EFCC Warns

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has observed the increasing number of messages published in the print media by groups and individuals, congratulating Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa on his well-deserved appointment as the Executive Chairman of the Commission. While the open exhibition of affection and solidarity may be salutary in our cultural milieu, and indeed appreciated, it is however inauspicious at this point in time and gradually turning into a distraction. Mr. Bawa is assuming the leadership of the EFCC at a time of great challenge and he desires to hit the ground running. What he needs from well-wishers and indeed all Nigerians, is support and prayers, and more importantly, credible information that will further the work of the Commission. He therefore appea...
Tonto Dikeh Tells Fatoyinbo What To Do With Busola Dakolo N1million Fine
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Tonto Dikeh Tells Fatoyinbo What To Do With Busola Dakolo N1million Fine

Actress Tonto Dikeh has advised COZA pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo, to use the Busola Dakolo N1million fine to feed the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs. A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja threw away the case against Fatoyinbo which was filed by Busola Dakolo. She had claimed in an explosive interview early this year that the clergyman raped her twice when she was 17. According to the court, the case was empty and full of sentiments which was a waste of its time. Busola Dakolo got fined N1million which will be given to Fatoyinbo, a sum which the court said should have been way more than that. Reacting to the court’s verdict, Tonto Dikeh who had shown support for Fatoyinbo right from the explosive interview advised that the N1million should be used to feed IDPs. See the screensh...
Senator Ndume Weeps As He Urges IDPs To Return To Their Home
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Senator Ndume Weeps As He Urges IDPs To Return To Their Home

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) has urged all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Gwazo taking refuge in Maiduguri, to return home, assuring them of their safety. Ndume made the call on Monday while addressing the IDPs in Bakassi and Gubio camps in Maiduguri. The lawmaker, who was intermittently wiping tears with handkerchief, expressed disappointment that the IDPs from Gwoza had yet to be resettled even when normalcy had returned to the town. He said that insurgency had reduced many people in Gwoza to almost beggars and they had to wait to be given handouts in the camp before they could feed. “The Palestinian IDPs camp has been existing for 60 years; in Kenya, it existed for about 30 years. “So, insecurity cannot be completely eliminated. We must therefore defy fears, summ...
Dangote Foundation Donates N200m Food Items To Borno Idps, Others
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Dangote Foundation Donates N200m Food Items To Borno Idps, Others

Borno State Deputy Governor,  Usman Durkwa, yesterday, commended the Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Zoiera Youssoufou, Managing Director of Aliko Dangote Foundation for donating food items worth N200 million for distribution to thousands of people, especially Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, during this year’s Ramadan. The deputy governor made the commendation during the official flag-off of distribution of the items in Konduga and Bama Local Government Areas of the state. Durkwa who represented Governor Kashim Shettima during the exercise said: “The government and people of the state are very grateful for witnessing another flag-off ceremony of Dangote Foundation 2019 Ramadan Kareem distribution to the IDPs and host communities in Borno St...
Bishop Oyedepo Distributes Relief Materials To IDPs In Maiduguri
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Bishop Oyedepo Distributes Relief Materials To IDPs In Maiduguri

Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide (LFC) has donated relief materials worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri. Represented by State Pastor in-charge of Maiduguri, Pastor Victor Samaila, Oyedepo who last visited Maiduguri in May, 2018, said the gesture was part of the church’s effort to reach out to displaced persons across the country. He said it was incumbent on all well meaning citizens to make efforts to bring succour to the displaced persons and the church decided to evolve a programme that would cover all IDPs across the country. “Here in Maiduguri we had gone to four displaced camps and this is fifth one. So far we have reached out to 2,500 households which translates to about 15,000 individuals. We have distributed food and n...
Over 3.6m Nigerians in need of water, sanitation, hygiene services – UNICEF.
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Over 3.6m Nigerians in need of water, sanitation, hygiene services – UNICEF.

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) says over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria. UNICEF’s representative in the country, Mohamed Fall, made this known on Friday in a statement to commemorate World Water Day scheduled for March 22 with the 2019 theme: “Living no one behind”. Mr. Fall identified 1.1 million as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as a result of violence and conflict, noting that many of them are out-of-reach in remote areas still impacted by conflict. “About 800,000 people are in hard-to-reach areas and 79 percent of these are children and women. “In Nigeria, the conflict has created huge challenges for people living in the Northeast of the country, where violence has aff...
FG Files Charges Against Babachir Lawal, NIA DG Ayodele Oke
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FG Files Charges Against Babachir Lawal, NIA DG Ayodele Oke

The Federal Government has filed 10 charges bordering on allegations of fraud against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The Federal government also filed four charges of alleged fraud against the former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Mrs Folashade Oke. Oke and his wife will be arraigned before Justice Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday, February 1, 2019, while Babachir Lawal will be arraigned before Abuja High Court next week on a date yet to be revealed. Babachir was sacked by President Buhari in October 2017 after he was found guilty of diverting funds meant for the rehabilitation of IDPs when he served as the Chairman of the Presidential Initiative of the North East. Ok...
Dangote Feeds 30,000 Idps In Zamfara
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Dangote Feeds 30,000 Idps In Zamfara

The farmers-herders clash and sporadic attacks by cattle rustlers have displaced thousands, many of whom are currently seeking refuge at Maradun Local Government Area of the State... In yet another massive intervention, the Aliko Dangote Foundation Monday officially launched a major philanthropic programme in Zamfara State, doling out food items running into several millions of naira to support victims of the insurgency. The farmers-herders clash and sporadic attacks by cattle rustlers have displaced thousands, many of whom are currently seeking refuge at Maradun Local Government Area of the State. According to official reports over 3,000 people have been killed, about 100,000 displaced, of which about 30,000 are in Maradun LG, and over 500 people kidnapped. Group Executive...
Boko Haram Abducts 10 Women in Borno
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Boko Haram Abducts 10 Women in Borno

Boko Haram Suspected Boko Haram members have reportedly abducted 10 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from farms in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. The insurgents in a rampage on two communities in the state last Wednesday night and yesterday morning abducted 10 women and killed a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) from two separate attacks Speaking to journalists yesterday on the attack on his village, the Village Head (Bulama) of Mammanti, a suburb of Maiduguri, Mohammed Ibrahim, said the rampaging insurgents set ablaze about 100 houses and carted away their livestock while setting livestock ablaze. The village head said: “They packed their bicycles near trenches and started shooting sporadically. We all fled our homes exactly 11p.m. last Wednesday ni...
1,801 Killed, 50,212 Displaced in Plateau Attacks
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1,801 Killed, 50,212 Displaced in Plateau Attacks

No fewer than 1,801 persons have been confirmed killed and 50,212 others displaced in recent attacks in Plateau state. The Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), set up by the Plateau Government, made the confirmation on Monday. AVM Bala Danbaba (retired), Chairman of the committee, presented his report to Governor Simon Lalong on Monday in Jos. Danbaba said that the committee identified 115 communities cutting across Jos North, Jos South, Bassa, Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Bokkos Local Government Areas, that were affected by the crises. He said that the committee, whose one month period was later increased to two months, received 55 memoranda and visited 27 camps where the IDPs were quartered. “The only IDPs camp we did not visit was the one at Lere,...
Flooding: FG Has Abandoned Bayelsa, Says Dickson
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Flooding: FG Has Abandoned Bayelsa, Says Dickson

The Bayelsa State Governor, Mr Seriake Dickson, Thursday said that the state government has yet to get any financial assistance from the federal government to alleviate the plight of persons affected by the ravaging flood in the state. The governor said in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, that at least 70 per cent of the people living in the state were affected by the menace, noting that he had only received between 300 to 400 bags of rice as intervention from the federal government. Stating that assets worth billions of naira had been destroyed, he recalled that Bayelsa, which was the most affected by the flooding, did not get any help from the federal government even during the serious flooding in 2012. He said that the Bayelsa State ...
Flood: Monarch Wants FG To Include Jigawa Among Worst Hit States
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Flood: Monarch Wants FG To Include Jigawa Among Worst Hit States

Alhaji Umar Baffa, paramount ruler of Auyo Local Government in Hadejia Emirate, Jigawa, has called on the Federal Government to include Jigawa among the states that were recently devastated with flood. Underwater in Jigawa. Baffa made the request in an interview with newsmen in his palace in Ayo town on Sunday. He said the call was necessary in view of the devastation caused by the disaster in the entire area. He noted that many lives were lost while farmlands animals, schools, industries, government offices; were submerged by flood across Jigawa. “Nobody will know the degree of havoc done to us, unless someone comes and see the situation practically hence the need to include the state among the states that were devastated by flood became imperative. “For instance here in A...
IDPs Plead With NECO To Re-Conduct SSCE, BECE
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IDPs Plead With NECO To Re-Conduct SSCE, BECE

Some candidates of the National Examination Council (NECO), who could not write some papers due to the recent Plateau killings in the state have pleaded with the council to re-conduct the examinations. The candidates, who are taking shelter in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the attacks prevented them from writing the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). NAN reports that more than 11 communities in Jos South, Riyom, Bokkos and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas (LGAs) were affected in the recent attacks. A BECE candidate, 14 years old Ezra Danjuma said he missed three papers because his school, Government Secondary School, Exland in...
IDPs Plead With NECO to Re-conduct SSCE, BECE
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IDPs Plead With NECO to Re-conduct SSCE, BECE

Some candidates of the National Examination Council (NECO), who could not write some papers due to the recent Plateau killings in the state have pleaded with the council to re-conduct the examinations. The candidates, who are taking shelter in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the attacks prevented them from writing the NECO Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). NAN reports that more than 11 communities in Jos South, Riyom, Bokkos and Barkin Ladi Local Government Areas (LGAs) were affected in the recent attacks. A BECE candidate, 14 years old Ezra Danjuma said he missed three papers because his school, Government Secondary School, Exland in Ba...
Nasarawa IDPs Cry Out: Police, Soldiers Are Diverting Relief Materials
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Nasarawa IDPs Cry Out: Police, Soldiers Are Diverting Relief Materials

Internally Displaced Persons in Nasarawa State have accused security operatives deployed in Kadarko, Giza and Agyaragu in Obi Local Government Area of diverting the relief materials meant for the IDPs in the state. Governor Umaru Tanko Al- Makura had, on Thursday last week, distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to the IDPs following their displacement by the crisis in the area. But the displaced people accused riot policemen and soldiers of keeping back some of the materials donated to them by the governor. A man, who did want his name in print, told our correspondent on Tuesday that a councillor from Kadarko ward, a prominent chief from Osagade village and other non-IDPs also benefitted from the relief materials meant for the displaced persons. The IDP...
VP Yemi Osinbajo Inaugurates AfDB Country Office
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VP Yemi Osinbajo Inaugurates AfDB Country Office

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday inaugurated the Country Office of the African Development Bank and hailed the banks $6bn portfolio in Nigeria which enhanced job creation. Osinbajo said he was particularly delighted that the bank was working closely with the administration in addressing the challenges of the people emerging from an insurgency in the North East and militancy in the Niger Delta. According to him, the Bank’s portfolio was spread across 73 projects across the country. “The Bank’s inclusive basic delivery and livelihood empowerment integrated programme aimed at addressing the challenges in the North East, in particular, is commendable. “The project will support youth, women and IDPs who have returned to their communities. “An estimated population of more ...
Nigeria Customs Generates N1.03 Trillion Revenue In 2017
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Nigeria Customs Generates N1.03 Trillion Revenue In 2017

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N1.03 trillion in 2017, surpassing its target of N770.5 billion for the year. Joseph Attah, National Public Relations Officer of NCS, made this known at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday. Five working days to the close of 2017, Attah had announced the generation of N1.01 trillion revenue which was above the service target of N770.5 billion for last year. He said that the service also surpassed the revenue of N898.6 billion generated in 2016. Attah said that some Nigerians had compared the 2017 revenue generated to that of 2014 which was N977 billion. He said that depreciation in naira value had led to the increase in revenue collected in 2017 compared to what was collected in 2014. Attah said that it was imperative to state...
NGO To Carry Out Trauma Intervention For IDPs In Northeast In 2018
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NGO To Carry Out Trauma Intervention For IDPs In Northeast In 2018

The Mandate Health Empowerment Initiative (MHEI), an NGO said on Friday it would carry out trauma intervention for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East in 2018. Mr Ameh Zion, MHEI President, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the intervention organised in collaboration with the Presidential Initiative for North East would take place in the first quarter of 2018. Zion said that the intervention was aimed at providing the needed psycho-social support and rehabilitation to victims of the crisis in the region. He noted that although the crisis was presently minimal, its impact on citizens within the region was great hence the need to provide not just material and medical support but also trauma and psychological intervention. According to him, the ...
Deola Smart To Distribute Items To IDPs
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Deola Smart To Distribute Items To IDPs

The daughter of Adeyemi Smart, a former Senator representing Kogi, Deola Smart, is set to distribute items to IDPs across the country. This is powered by her foundation-- Deola Smart Foundation.
Nigerian Army Replies To UN, Says No Civilians Were Killed In Ngala Attack
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Nigerian Army Replies To UN, Says No Civilians Were Killed In Ngala Attack

he Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents against the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday. Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, gave the clarification in a Short Service Message (SMS) to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Nicholas said contrary to reports credited to WFP, the troops escorting the trucks killed six insurgents and recovered weapons. He explained that there were no civilian casualties in the attack, adding that he was at Dikwa when the incident occurred. “There was an ambush but the soldiers killed six Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons. No civilian was killed. “I was in Dikwa that Saturday and this happened whil...
No Civilian Killed In Boko Haram Attack On WFP’s Convoy – Army
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No Civilian Killed In Boko Haram Attack On WFP’s Convoy – Army

The Nigerian Army on Monday denied the killings of civilians in an attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents against the World Food Programme (WFP’s) trucks on Saturday. Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, gave the clarification in a Short Service Message (SMS) to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Nicholas said that the troops escorting the trucks had killed six insurgents and recovered weapons. He explained that there were no civilian casualties in the attack, adding that he was at Dikwa when the incident occurred. “There was an ambush but the soldiers killed six Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons. No civilian was killed. “I was in Dikwa that Saturday and this happened while I was within,” Nicholas said. Ho...
Kano Anti Graft Agency Recovers UNICEF Bags Donated To IDPs That Are Being Sold In The Market
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Kano Anti Graft Agency Recovers UNICEF Bags Donated To IDPs That Are Being Sold In The Market

Two days ago, a Twitter user, @Habuhk4, raised an alarm after discovering that some bags that were donated by UNICEF for school children at the various IDP camps, have found their way into the market. In a swift reaction, operatives of Kano public compliant and Anti-corruption Agency yesterday stormed Wambe market in Kano and recovered hundreds of the customized UNICEF School bags and Mosquito nets meant for IDPs. Speaking with journalists shortly after raiding the shops where the bags were displayed for sale, head of operation of the agency, CSP Sulaiman Aliyu Gusau said the agency was still investigating those behind the diversion of the material. “It was based on information at our disposal that we put our personnel on surveillance into the market and they were able to confiscate ...
UNICEF Bags Meant For IDPs Reportedly Being Sold In Kano Markets
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UNICEF Bags Meant For IDPs Reportedly Being Sold In Kano Markets

A Twitter user @habuhk4‏ has revealed that bags donated by UNICEF for the use of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are being sold in markets in Kano State. @habuhk shared photos of a trader selling the backpacks. He wrote: @UNICEF tagged Bags for #IDPs being sold in #Kano. Was it also made to be sold or some unpatriotic people made the move? #NotAnotherNigerian Another Twitter user @aishatoo_too confirmed the news, writing that she too saw the bags for sale in the market. She wrote: I was so surprised when I saw the bags being sold in the market. Bags that are meant to be given to the needy, are the same ones being sold. Smh.
President Buhari Congratulates Zannah Mustapha On UN Refugee Award
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President Buhari Congratulates Zannah Mustapha On UN Refugee Award

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Mr Zannah Mustapha on winning the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award for 2017. President Buhari, in a congratulatory message, issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Wednesday, felicitated with Mustapha on the international recognition. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mustapha is a lawyer engaged in humanitarian activities among the Internally Displaced Persons in the Northeast. Buhari believed that Mustapha had inspired many Nigerians as well as national and international humanitarian organisations for his outstanding works on education, peace, reconciliation and stability in the North-East of the country. He noted that Mustapha earned t...
President Buhari Displaying Divisive Tendencies – Oby Ezekwesili
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President Buhari Displaying Divisive Tendencies – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Education Minister Oby Ezekwesili has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day speech as “divisive and uninspiring.” Ezekwesili, who made the remark while faulting the President’s speech stressed that Buhari should have given a leadership speech. The former Minister maintained that those who “lie” to the President that he was doing well in nation building were unfair to him. In a series of tweets on her social media handle, the former Minister said, “Those who LIE to Mr President that he is doing well in BUILDING a NATION are UNFAIR to him. The President should take INDEPENDENT FEEDBACK; “For e.g. as Candidate, Pres @MBuhari spoke often about our Internally Displaced People- IDPs. Why has he NEVER CONSIDERED a VISIT to them? “Since he became OUR Preside...
Buhari Leaves For New York Sunday, Will Dine With Trump
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Buhari Leaves For New York Sunday, Will Dine With Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday for New York, to join other world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72). He will also have a lunch meeting with President Donald Trump, during the trip. According to a statement by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity, the high point of the President’s visit will be his participation in the General Debate during which he will deliver the country’s National Statement. The theme for this year’s Debate is: “Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet.” President Buhari will join other world leaders at the welcoming reception to be hosted by the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, and also hold a bilateral meeting with th...
Boko Haram Kills 11, Abducts 4 In IDPs Camp In Borno
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Boko Haram Kills 11, Abducts 4 In IDPs Camp In Borno

Civil Society Organization, CSO, on Sunday, confirmed that, 11 people were killed at an Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp located at Banki, a border town between Nigeria and Cameroon in the northeast region. According to Mr. Ibrahim Tom, a member of the CSO in Maiduguri, Official of the state emergency management agency, SEMA alongside the cateraker Chairman of Bama local government council were at the camp earlier with a member of the civil society organisation. “I went to Banki in the afternoon with Bama LGA chairman and SEMA to follow up on the incident in Banki. According to report from both the military and IDPs leaders, 11 people were killed, 3 injured and 4 boys kidnapped,” he said. It was earlier reported that, Boko Haram terrorists sneaked into the IDP camp in Bank...
UN Says Military Raid Won’t Affect Relations With Nigeria
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UN Says Military Raid Won’t Affect Relations With Nigeria

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has resumed assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State, 24 hours after an army raid on its Maiduguri compound. The organisation had suspended its activities to protest the raid which the army said was in search of high profile elements of the terror sect, Boko Haram, which informants claimed had infiltrated the part of the city where the building is located. Governor Kashim Shettima, in a swift response to the suspension of activities by UNOCHA, convened an emergency Security Council meeting to review the development where he pledged government’s continued diplomatic protection for the UN personnel. In attendance were the General Officer Commanding the 7th Division of the Nigerian...
Cost Of Managing 2.4 Million IDPs Enormous, Says Osinbajo
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Cost Of Managing 2.4 Million IDPs Enormous, Says Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday admitted that the cost of managing the humanitarian crisis caused by insurgency especially as it concerns about 2.4 million Internally Displaced Persons and extensive destruction of infrastructure “is “huge and enormous.” According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, the Acting President spoke while receiving a delegation of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Osinbajo said countries in the Lake Chad Basin had been cooperating in dealing with the insurgency in the region and the consequent humanitarian crisis. He cited the progress of the Multinational Joint Task Force set up to address insurgency as a sign of the cooperation. Osi...
2baba Blasts Nigerians Saying He Wants To Use IDPs To Make Money
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2baba Blasts Nigerians Saying He Wants To Use IDPs To Make Money

Nigerian singer 2face Idibia has reacted angrily to comments by some group of Nigerians who says he wants to make money through the Internal Displaced person (IDP). The legendary singer, who explained that proceeds ​were specifically meant for the Internally Displaced Persons, ​IPDs, to donate to their plight and alleviate their suffering, declared that people with such thinking are not mentally stable. He ​told Vanguard; “My attention is focused more on the individuals and organizations concerned with providing support for IDPs; people who murmur about hidden agenda don’t matter. ​ “If they are pessimists and haters then they need to be saved from themselves”, ​”​The 2face foundation’s first activity in January 2017 was Project 1.4-1.4, with which we sought to raise N14​mill...
State Distributes Sets Of Animal Traction Equipment To IDPs
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State Distributes Sets Of Animal Traction Equipment To IDPs

Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe on Friday distributed 130 sets of animal traction equipment to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Gujba and Gulani local government areas to revive their agricultural production The governor, who distributed the animals and traction equipment in Buni-Yadi, said that the project was aimed at boosting food production in the communities of returning IDPs. Gaidam, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Agriculture, Alhaji Mustapha Gajirima, said: “In an effort to ensure food security and fight poverty, government procured the animals and the traction packages for distribution to the displaced persons.’’ He said that the government procured 130 pairs of oxen carts and agricultural implements at the cost of N49.6 million. The governor urged ...
Tuface Pledges To Donate Song’s Proceeds To UNHCR For IDPs, Refugees
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Tuface Pledges To Donate Song’s Proceeds To UNHCR For IDPs, Refugees

Music icon, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as Tuface, has pledged to donate the proceeds from his song to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria, to assist Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Tuface, who is the Chairman of the Tuface Foundation, made the pledge on Thursday when he visited the UNHCR office in Abuja. He said that his foundation would donate 60 per cent of the proceeds from his music dedicated to Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Tuface said that the song, which would be launched in commemoration of the World Refugees Day on June 20, is part of his contribution to alleviating the plights of the IDPs. “I have decided to dedicate my time, resources and my voice to support the UNHCR in this massive endeavor of alleviating the sufferin...
Whistleblower Exposes Hijacked Relief Items Meant For IDPs
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Whistleblower Exposes Hijacked Relief Items Meant For IDPs

A whistleblower has help authorities to uncover a warehouse where food items which were meant for an IDP Center, are allegedly hijacked and kept. The items are said to have been left in the warehouse for over a year, leading to the expiration of some items. Some Nigerians have labeled the crime - "a direct hit against FG's efforts to support and reintegrate victims of the IDP Centers back into the mainstream society - a clear case of sabotage and inhumanity." The burden of IDPs is not for the states and Federal Government to shoulder alone. It's a societal burden that must be carried by each and every Nigerian. "We can contribute to the betterment of the victims if not financially at least, by keeping our eyes open to prevent unpatriotic elements from subverting government effo...
Aisha Buhari Donates Relief Materials To IDPs Who Returned After Boko Haram Defeat
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Aisha Buhari Donates Relief Materials To IDPs Who Returned After Boko Haram Defeat

Less than two weeks after the reopening of roads leading to Northern Borno state, Mrs. Aisha Buhari represented by Senator Abubakar Kyari and other members of the Wife of The Presidents Committee on Distribution of Relief Items, distributed relief items to internally displaced persons (IDPs) who returned to their communities in NGANZAI and MONGUNO Local Government areas of the state. 400 households of displaced women in each of the two council areas benefited from the distribution exercise earlier this week. Each beneficiary received a bag of rice, masavita, semovita, cartons of detergents, milk, action meals, blankets, among other items. In the past months women from Kaga, Magumeri, Mafa, Dikwa, Askira Uba, Gwoza, Gubio and other local government areas in the state had already be...
N4 Billion Budget For Roads In Sambisa Forest And Border Communities- Borno Government
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N4 Billion Budget For Roads In Sambisa Forest And Border Communities- Borno Government

The Borno State Government has earmarked N4 billion for the construction of roads into the Sambisa forest and some liberated border communities of the state. Commissioner for Works and Transport, Adamu Lawan, spoke yesterday in Maiduguri, while responding to Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor demands for individuals, governments and corporate organisations to assist the military construct roads into Sambisa forest. He said the state government will support the Army in the reconstruction efforts. Besides the budgetary allocation, the state government also donated seven trucks and three excavators to the Army to build eight roads into the forest. When the roads are completed, they will link many liberated communities in six council areas of Bama, Gwoza, ...
EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu Visits Idps Camps In Abuja, Donate Food Items (Pictures)
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EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu Visits Idps Camps In Abuja, Donate Food Items (Pictures)

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has told persons displaced by the insurgency in the North East not to be demoralized by their present predicament but to remain strong, adding that there will soon be an end to their travail. He gave the assurance Saturday, December 31, 2016 during a visit to two internally displaced persons’ camps in Abuja. “I am aware that most of you never expected that you will find yourselves in this predicament. There are things we as human beings cannot change. But whatever situation we find ourselves, we can make the most of it. That is the reason I am here today to tell you that I feel your pains and to celebrate this special season with you”, Magu said. He urged the IDPs to be disciplined and stay out ...
Read President Buhari’s New Year Message For 2017
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Read President Buhari’s New Year Message For 2017

My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in our security and socio-economic situation. I know you will join me to, once again, congratulate the heroic and gallant efforts of our military and other security agencies on their remarkable successes to rid the nation of terrorism. Following the successful capture of Sambisa Forest, spearheaded by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, we have entered a new phase in our battle against our common enemy, Boko Haram. When we see our beloved 21 Chibok girls reuniting with their families and community for Christmas, it gives us the hope that those who are still in captivity w...
2baba Donates N1m For Welfare of IDPs in Nigeria
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2baba Donates N1m For Welfare of IDPs in Nigeria

Legendary singer, Innocent Idibia aka 2baba has donated N1million to Project N14million In 14 Days. The popular singer through his foundation - The 2Face Foundation - in partnership with KIND, planned to donate the sum of N14m to support the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs), within the next 14 days. "Just made a 1million naira donation to project14/14. When are you making yours? N14millionIn14Days at the2facefoundation,"
Borno Records 512 New HIV Cases In IDPs’ Camps
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Borno Records 512 New HIV Cases In IDPs’ Camps

Malam Barkindo Saidu, the Executive Secretary, Borno Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (BOSACA), says 512 new cases of HIV infections have been recorded in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the state. He spoke on Sunday in Maiduguri while briefing newsmen. Saidu said that the cases were recorded after voluntary screening in some IDPs’ camps in the state. He pointed out that two out of the 512 persons were children. “We are currently conducting voluntary screening on HIV/AIDS in IDPs’ camps across the state to determine the status of the people, especially those rescued from the Boko Haram terrorists. “As at last week, we have recorded 512 positive cases, among which two are children,” Saidu said. He said that the state had witnessed rising cases of the disease due largely to...
Nigerians Troll Ben Bruce Over Call That IDPs Be Fed With Spoilt Food
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Nigerians Troll Ben Bruce Over Call That IDPs Be Fed With Spoilt Food

The federal government today ordered the destruction of 15 containers of ‘spoilt’ frozen fish allegedly belonging to a company, Food Solution Nigeria Limited. This however, did not go down well with the senator representing Bayelsa West, Senator Ben Bruce as he is of the opinion that the food could have been given to the IDPs. Nigerians had a thing or 2 to say.