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7 Jun 2019
World Health Organisation (WHO) has empowered 5,500 health workers with capacity building interventions in the insurgency-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. According to the global health agency, the interventions are to address impact of current conflicts on healthcare delivery system in the region. This was disclosed in WHO’s Weekly Report released yesterday in Borno…
20 May 2019
The destruction of health facilities and personnel by Boko Haram insurgents in North-East has denied children of being immunised against cholera and other child-killer diseases. Forty-six per cent of health facilities in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe are either fully or partially destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents. This was disclosed at the weekend in a World…
23 Apr 2019
The presidency has said that the Northeast has fared better under President Muhammadu Buhari than it was under the previous administration. In a statement yesterday signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the presidency said its position was predicated on the massive turnout of voters in the region, in spite…
Homeless indigens of Bornu state due to Boko Haram attacks
15 Feb 2019
The humanitarian crisis in the North-East is complex and multifaceted with more than two million people been displaced and tens of thousands killed over the past decade. The sheer destruction of the basic economic and social infrastructure and the impact of the insurgency on all the basic Human Development indices are vast.   Many women…
20 Dec 2018
United States of America has donated operational equipment and tools to Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to fight Boko Haram in the north east. Also, the World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations and its partners have commenced distribution of 766 milling machines to 5,000 displaced families in the region, to ease…
23 Sep 2018
The Screening Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it has screened the party’s 30 governorship aspirants in the North-East comprising Adamawa...
7 Sep 2018
A member of the Senate, Alhaji Ali Ndume, has expressed concern over escalation of Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian troops and locals in the North east. Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, expressed his feelings while talking to journalists on the situation on Friday. He said that Boko Haram had launched several attacks which…
12 Jun 2018
The President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operations of Nigeria (AISSON), Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has urged the military to deploy risk mapping in mitigating losses arising from inadequate or failed procedures, systems or policies in the ongoing fight against terrorism in the North East. Ekhomu gave the advice while speaking on the…
12 Mar 2018
According to the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the tragedy in north-east Nigeria occasioned by Boko Haram violence and military counter -operations is one of the most severe in the world today with the attendant humanitarian crisis. Across the six affected states of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe and Taraba,…
6 Mar 2018
An elder statesman and former Federal Commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in the North East.   In an open letter sent directly to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Clark admonished the minister to advice Mr.…
27 Feb 2018
The House of Representatives on Tuesday set up an ad hoc committee to visit Dapchi in Yobe to assess the issues surrounding recent abduction of 105 girls from a school in the community. The House also urged the Federal Government to guard against further abduction and insecurity in the North-East. This was sequel to a…
10 Feb 2018
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) is claiming it has spent over N1.5 billion on reconstruction of destroyed schools, provision of learning materials and furniture for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in the northeast region. Speaking yesterday in Yola during the commissioning of 12 waterproof tent-classrooms in the Education Must Continue (EMC) IDP school located in Sangere,…

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