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    Otedola’s N5bn lifeline for children

Otedola’s N5bn lifeline for children

How about this? By 2030 — that’s a little over 10 years from now — no Nigerian child will die from preventable diseases such as malaria, pneumonia and malnutrition; all children will receive quality basic education, and their parents will not have to be politicians or bankers; and discrimination against the girl-child will end. These are the big dreams of [...]

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    UN: 1.2m residents stranded, deprived of aid in north-east

UN: 1.2m residents stranded, deprived of aid in north-east

The United Nations says at least 1.2 million people are currently stranded in the north-east where Boko Haram insurgency has been on for 10 years.Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said this on Friday while speaking at the international civil-security summit in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Kallon said there is a "continuously shrinking humanitarian space" in the north-eastern states of [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram crisis returning to pre-2015 levels with new strategy

Report: Boko Haram crisis returning to pre-2015 levels with new strategy

The Boko Haram crisis is worsening and returning to pre-2015 levels when the insurgents held territories in the north-east, a report by SB Morgen says.The insurgency was at its peak in 2014 with the capture of a strip of territories and the harvest of mass casualties in the north-east.About 21 local government areas out of 27 in Borno state were under [...]

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    UNICEF: 440,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition in north-east

UNICEF: 440,000 children suffering from acute malnutrition in north-east

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says at least 400,000 children below five years are suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the north-eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.Speaking at a meeting in Maiduguri on Thursday, Aminu Usman, UNICEF nutrition specialist, said at least N4.4 billion is needed to cater to the food needs of the children.Every year, an estimated [...]

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    ICRC president: Insecurity making it difficult to provide humanitarian services in north-east

ICRC president: Insecurity making it difficult to provide humanitarian services in north-east

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), says insecurity in the north-east is making it difficult to provide humanitarian services in the region. Speaking with journalists in Lagos, Maurer said the north-east is prone to different epidemic owing to the danger of the bad health situation being witnessed in the area.He said the huge gap in health [...]

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    ‘2.2m children and teachers’ in north-east need emergency education support

‘2.2m children and teachers’ in north-east need emergency education support

Save the Children, an international humanitarian agency, says at least 2.2 million children in the north-east are in need of immediate education in emergency support.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Florence Otedola (better known as DJ Cuppy), the agency’s global ambassador, said at least 800 schools in the region are not functional.Children are among the worst hit in [...]

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    Buhari not sleeping on duty, Garba Shehu replies Catholic bishop

Buhari not sleeping on duty, Garba Shehu replies Catholic bishop

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, says the north-eastern region of the country is better off under his principal.Shehu said this in reaction to comment by Stephen Mamza, Catholic bishop of Yola diocese. Mamza had said the unabated killings across the country is an indication that Buhari is "sleeping on duty."But Shehu said the remark [...]

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    UNICEF: Armed groups recruited over 3,500 children in north-east

UNICEF: Armed groups recruited over 3,500 children in north-east

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says between 2013 and 2017, more than 3,500 children were recruited and used by non-state armed groups in the north-east.The agency said most of children have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east.It noted that "these numbers are only those that have been verified, while the true figures are likely to be [...]

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    Borno elders: Ndume qualified to succeed Saraki

Borno elders: Ndume qualified to succeed Saraki

Borno state elders under the platform of Concerned Citizens of Borno have recommended Ali Ndume, lawmaker representing the state's south senatorial district, for the position of the next senate president.Speaking on behalf of the elders at a press briefing, Dauda Danladi, leader of the group and Nigeria's former ambassador to Pakistan, said Ndume should be considered for the position being a [...]

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    Yobe PDP chairman joins APC 

Yobe PDP chairman joins APC 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Yobe state has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Sani Nguru announced he has joined the APC after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Thursday.Addressing state house correspondents after the meeting, Nguru said he visited the president to demonstrate his loyalty and desire "to return home."He said [...]

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    Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is extremely concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in north-east.In a statement on Monday, the humanitarian organisation said 55,000 people have been displaced in the last two months, while Maiduguri, Borno state capital, already hosts more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs).ICRC said a health facility in Rann and [...]

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    UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

The United Nations says it has withdrawn about 260 aid workers from three local governments in Borno state over the recent resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.In a statement on Wednesday, Samantha Newport, UN spokesperson in Nigeria, said the development has affected its humanitarian service delivery in the embattled region..Newport said Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, is deeply [...]

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    Army calls activist ‘criminal’ over fundraising campaign for Nigerian soldiers

Army calls activist ‘criminal’ over fundraising campaign for Nigerian soldiers

The army says it is working with the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) to declare Perry Brimah, a Nigerian activist in diaspora, wanted for alleged fraud.Brimah, a columnist, has consistently spoken on the plight of the soldiers combating Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.He launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to provide food for the soldiers in that part [...]

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    Shehu Sani accuses northern elite of being silent on killings

Shehu Sani accuses northern elite of being silent on killings

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has accused northern elite of being silent on the killings in the region.Sani made the accusation via his Twitter handle on Monday.He listed three reasons that could have made the northern elites taciturn, saying it could either be as a result of the the fear of being seen as anti-government, belief that President Muhammadu [...]

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    Buratai: New army uniform sends signal when you are in danger

Buratai: New army uniform sends signal when you are in danger

The Nigerian army on Saturday said it has adopted new technologies and application of drones in the campaign against Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff (COAS), disclosed this while fielding questions at a dinner and media interactive session organised for editors and defence correspondents in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Buratai said the applications of drones and [...]

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    We are examining farmers-herders conflict in Nigeria, says ICC

We are examining farmers-herders conflict in Nigeria, says ICC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it is examining the farmers-herders crisis in Nigeria.Fatou Bensouda, lead prosecutor of the ICC, disclosed this at The Hague, Netherlands, while presenting the annual report of ICC activities for 2018, on Wednesday.She said the ICC is examining available information to determine whether there is a reasonable basis to believe that the crimes allegedly committed fall [...]

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