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13 Feb 2019
Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City yesterday struck out a case filed by the governor’s Chief of staff, Mr. Taiwo Akerele, against The Guardian Newspaper over a report on the diversion of rice meant for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) in the state. Counsel to the first and second Defendants (The Guardian and its correspondent…
20 Dec 2018
The returning Benue State Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) have urged the Federal Government to provide more security posts at the border communities to guarantee their safety. The locals particularly complained of being afraid of their border areas with Nasarawa State along the bank of River Benue. However, the Force Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Maj.-Gen. Adeyemi…
15 Nov 2018
Despite the widely-reported cries of hunger by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the north-east and the acute malnutrition ravaging their children, 162,696 bags of rice donated by the Chinese government to the IDPs have been abandoned and left to rot in stores belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), according to an online medium,…
4 Nov 2018
Delta State government has initiated an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) Simple Acquisition Skill project to prepare displaced flood victims for life after the Holding Camps. The office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Okowa on Girl Child Development/Non-governmental Organizations Liaison, Benedicta Osakunih has announced. Osakunih, who doubles as supervisor of the Utagba Ogbe…
1 Nov 2018
Relief materials donated to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) by the Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) in Ahoada East and Ahoada West Local Government Areas of Rivers State have been carted away by suspected hoodlums. The Guardian gathered that out of 200 bags of rice donated by the association, the flood victims received only three bags.…
3 Oct 2018
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) will today hold the yearly national human rights lecture during which the plights of millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria will become the focus.     Besides, the group will also crown the Human Rights Queen of 2018 and Human Rights Baby of the year…
21 Sep 2018
He who feels it, knows it. That is the untold pains that cannot be fully captioned in words but which has become the dire reality of over two million people displaced by flood and families of the more than a hundred people who already lost their lives to flood this year alone in 10 states…
22 Aug 2018
By Grooming Centre, a non-governmental organization has partnered with Sesor Empowerment Foundation to donate N10.2 million towards alleviating the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Benue and Lagos states. The money will take care of the Safe Day space project in Lagos and Benue for the IDPs and provide soft loans for women to…
19 Aug 2018
Even though relative peace has returned to villages recently razed down in a feud involving herdsmen, and communities in Lau Local Council of Taraba State, the affected villages are still effectively ghost towns deserted by the erstwhile inhabitants for fear of reprisal attacks. Matters are not helped by the glaring absence of security operatives in…
23 Apr 2018
The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) on Monday says it is providing free eye treatment to about 5,000 displaced persons in Borno. Ms Amina Maibe, the Administrative Manager of PCNI in Borno, said this while inspecting the conduct of the exercise at the Eye Centre in Maiduguri. Maibe said that the two-week exercise was…
18 Apr 2018
Federal Government on Wednesday handed over 36 rooms constructed at Internally Displaced persons (lDPs) centre in Patigi, headquarters of the Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara to Kwara Government. The 36 rooms, which were yet to be provided with facilities, were handed to Kwara Emergency Management Agency by representatives of the Presidential Committee on Flood…
14 Feb 2018
The Yobe Government said it would launch an Integrated Recovery Plan for sustainable resettlement, reconstruction and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. Alhaji Musa Jidawa, Permanent Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu. Jidawa said the plan would…

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