Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tag "north-east"

    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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    Boko Haram: FG orders air force chief to join Buratai in north-east

Boko Haram: FG orders air force chief to join Buratai in north-east

The federal government has directed Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, to join Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff in the north-east to coordinate the Nigerian air force operations.Tukur Gusau, the public relations officer to the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said in a statement that the decision was taken on Tuesday at a meeting of the air council [...]

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    Boko Haram: Police deploy 2,000 officers in north-east

Boko Haram: Police deploy 2,000 officers in north-east

The police have deployed 2,000 officers in the north-east to combat the Boko Haram insurgency.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the deployment is in line with section 4 of the police act.Moshood said the development would give strength to the military which is already combating the insurgency."The inspector-general of police (IGP) has deployed additional 2,000 Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter [...]

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    We’re still under Boko Haram siege, shehu of Borno tells Buhari

We’re still under Boko Haram siege, shehu of Borno tells Buhari

Abubakar Elkanemi, shehu of Borno, says the people of the state are still under Boko Haram seige.Elkanemi said this when President Muhammadu Buhari paid him a courtesy call at his palace in Shehuri, Maiduguri, on Thursday.The monarch dismissed claims by security operatives that the ongoing military operations, particularly in some parts of the state and the Lake Chad region, was [...]

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    Accord Party presidential candidate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

Accord Party presidential candidate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

Following Boko Haram killings in the north-east, Isaac Ositelu, presidential candidate of the Accord Party (AP), has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on security.Ositelu said the life of any Nigerian must not be cut short while the leaders "carry on as if it is business as usual".He said it is a tragedy of "immense proportion" [...]

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    Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rotting away in NEMA stores’

Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rotting away in NEMA stores’

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 the United Nations, Nigeria is still facing a crisis [...]

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    A global first for humanitarian action

A global first for humanitarian action

BY EDWARD KALLONOn Thursday 15th November, the United Nations and Nigeria’s business leaders will partner up to support millions of people in north-east Nigeria whose lives have been hampered by violence and insecurity. A handful of companies will be the first to write a new chapter in the history of the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund by joining the Private Sector Initiative. The [...]

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