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Amnesty: Many Biafra protesters are still in detention

    Amnesty: Many Biafra protesters are still in detention

Amnesty International has accused security agencies of holding many pro-Biafra protesters incommunicado.  In a report released on Wednesday, the human rights body said at least 150 protesters have been killed by

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3.6 million people in north-east Nigeria are food insecure, says UN agency

    3.6 million people in north-east Nigeria are food insecure, says UN agency

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations says about 3.6 million people in the north-east region of Nigeria are food insecure. The north-east, particularly Borno state, has

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Shettima: Boko Haram killed 100,000 people, displaced over 2 million

    Shettima: Boko Haram killed 100,000 people, displaced over 2 million

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says 100,000 people have been killed in the Boko Haram insurgency. Speaking at the 2017 edition of Murtala Muhammed memorial lecture in Abuja on Monday,

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Committee adopts ‘Buhari plan’ to solve humanitarian crisis in north-east

    Committee adopts ‘Buhari plan’ to solve humanitarian crisis in north-east

The Presidential Committee for North East Initiative (PCNI) has developed a framework of action, tagged the ‘Buhari Plan’, to rehabilitate victims of insurgency and reconstruct their communities. Mohammed Danjuma, head,

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UNICEF: Nearly 1 million children in north-east are displaced

  UNICEF: Nearly 1 million children in north-east are displaced

Of the 1.8 million people displaced in crisis-torn northeastern Nigeria, almost 1 million of them are children, UNICEF has said.

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5,000 IDPs have returned to their communities, says NEMA

  5,000 IDPs have returned to their communities, says NEMA

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 5,403 internally displaced persons (IDPS) in Borno state have left the camps for

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Those who stole IDPs’ food must be prosecuted, says Saraki

  Those who stole IDPs’ food must be prosecuted, says Saraki

Bukola Saraki, senate president, has called for the prosecution of those who “stole” food meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

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Reintegrating 2 million IDPs is our challenge now, says Buhari

  Reintegrating 2 million IDPs is our challenge now, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says normalcy is returning to the north-eastern part of the country but the problem his administration faces

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North-east facing staggering humanitarian crisis, says UN

  North-east facing staggering humanitarian crisis, says UN

The north-east is facing a staggering humanitarian crisis and needs an increased scale of assistance, Toby Lanzer, UN assistant secretary general

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Adeosun wants Islamic Development Bank to help rebuild north-east

  Adeosun wants Islamic Development Bank to help rebuild north-east

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, on Monday called on the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to support Nigeria in rebuilding the north-east, ravaged

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