Stop paying lip service to insecurity, Sultan tells FG
Sultan of Sokoto and President General of Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Sa’ad Abubakar, has advised the Federal Government against paying lip service to the insecurity in the country.
Nigeria returns 3,000 displaced after jihadist violence
Some 3,000 people began returning to their homes and deserted farms in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno on Monday, six years after fleeing jihadist violence and despite a weekend massacre that underscored the security risks they still face.
Compensation for Cross River Deep Seaport divides host communities
Part payment of compensation by the Cross River State government for the Deep Seaport project has split some host communities of Bakassi Council Area of the state.
Zulum to close Borno IDP camps by May 2021
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum is to shut the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps on or before May 2021. According to the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the state government has 145 IDP camps .....
Obiano wades in as airport land threatens Aguleri, Umuleri peace
The peace in Aguleri and Umueri communities in Anambra East Council of Anambra State is under threat following alleged land-grabbing by government officials and some individuals at the cargo and passenger airport project site in Umueri. After a decade and half of bloody hostilities, tension is gradually returning to the two sister communities. But Governor…
Katsina shuts down IDP camps, repatriates 27,000 persons
Kastina State government said it had repatriated 27,000 Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) back to their communities within and outside the state. It also said that seven of the IDP camps, which used to accommodate the displaced persons in parts of the state, had since been closed down. The state’s Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Social Development,…
COVID-19: 600,000 persons join hungry category in Northeast
The new Country Representative for Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of United Nations (UN), Fred Kafeero, said 600,000 persons have been added to the category of hungry group due to COVID-19 impact in the Northeast.
Reps probe closure of CSOs, NGOs, donor agencies in North East
U.S. visa ban stems from misinformation, says Adeyemi The House of Representatives, yesterday, disclosed that it will probe the closure of some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), donor agencies and development partners in the North East region. Chairman, House Committee on Civil Societies and Development Partners, Kabir Idris, stated this during an oversight…
Borno: Zulum urges National Assembly, NEDC to empower IDPs
Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has urged National Assembly and the North East Development Commission (NEDC) to assist in returning and empowering displaced persons in the state. He said over one million Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) were clamouring to return to their ancestral homes. Zulum made the call, at the weekend, while receiving 18-member House…