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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.The organisation said this on Friday in a statement signed by Godfrey Njoku, its media and external relations officer.The organisation said over 535 million children, almost one in four, live within crisis zones, causing them to be most vulnerable and undermine [...]

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UN wants $1bn for humanitairian assistance in northeast

The UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) has called for government, donor agencies and private sector support in the provision of one billion dollars to deliver life-saving assistance in Nigeria’s northeast.Peter Lundberg, the UNOCHA humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, made the appeal at a news conference and inauguration of the agency’s 2017 humanitarian plan response for northeast region [...]

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

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

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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) in the north-east.He lamented that although the crisis in IDPs camps more serious than that of South Sudan, it still has not been able to attract international help.According to a statement issued on Saturday by Yusuph Olaniyonu, the senate president's [...]

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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 is reintegrating Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with their families.A statement released on Saturday by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari to have said this at the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi.The president [...]

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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 and regional humanitarian coordinator, says.Lanzer said this on Tuesday at a media briefing after he visited the region.He explained that the successes of troops in the region have opened up news areas, formerly under the hold of Boko Haram, for [...]

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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 by Boko Haram.She made the appeal in Abuja during the inauguration of the IDB country gateway office.Adeosun said that Nigeria was striving towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and would welcome IDB’s support to achieve them."I call on the [...]

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    772,224 displaced children live in IDPs camps – UNICEF

772,224 displaced children live in IDPs camps – UNICEF

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    UN to ask for more funds for n/east Nigeria at world summit

UN to ask for more funds for n/east Nigeria at world summit

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    Boko Haram insurgency cost North East $9bn

Boko Haram insurgency cost North East $9bn

The North East Nigeria Recovery and Peace Building Assessment (RPBA) team says the impact of the conflict in the region cost $9 billion.The team, on Thursday, also said it would need $6 billion to perform recovery efforts in the crisis torn area.The team released the data at the two-day final validation and consensus workshop in Abuja and said the devastation happened between [...]

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    Army kill 35 bandits, arrest 39 in North West — GOC

Army kill 35 bandits, arrest 39 in North West — GOC

Adeniyi Oyebade, the general officer commanding (GOC) 1 division, says no fewer than 35 armed bandits have been killed in the last two months in the North West.Oyebade, who disclosed this at a news briefing in Kaduna, said 38 of the bandits had been arrested by soldiers and handed over to the police for prosecution.According to him, 6, 009 animals [...]

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    B’Haram abducts 506 women, children in Borno

B’Haram abducts 506 women, children in Borno

Boko Haram has kidnapped 506 young women and children from Damasak, a town in Borno state Nigeria, Reuters is reporting.The news agency quoted a resident who witnessed the abduction as saying that more than 50 were killed as the sect raided the northern Nigerian town.“They took 506 young women and children. They killed about 50 of them before leaving,” Souleymane Ali, [...]

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    Chibok schoolgirls ‘on the verge of freedom’

Chibok schoolgirls ‘on the verge of freedom’

Coordinator of National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, says the over 200 schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity are close to freedom.Omeri, who is also the director-general of the National Orientation Agency, said the “chief intelligence officer” of the insurgents recently arrested by the security agents is helping with the rescue effort.He also said the other "key members" of the sect [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘indirectly’ affecting Eagles Brazil plans

Boko Haram ‘indirectly’ affecting Eagles Brazil plans

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has revealed that insecurity in some part of Nigeria, particularly in the North-East, affects the focus of his players.Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi once recalled how he was 15 minutes away from being consumed by twin blasts that killed more than 200 people in Jos, Plateau State; while defender Efe Ambrose, who is from the northern city [...]

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NLC tasks government to investigate security operations in North East

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the government to investigate security operations in the North East. Mr Abdulwahed Omar, president of the NLC, on Monday made this call while expressing the organisation’s dismay at the precarious security situation in the North East. Omar said, “It is worrisome that these attacks are increasing even as the Minister of Finance recently announced that [...]

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    Agric Ministry registers 2.5 million farmers in the north-east

Agric Ministry registers 2.5 million farmers in the north-east

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has revealed that it has registered 2.5 million farmers in North-East zone as part of measures to leverage the nation’s agricultural transformation agenda.The ministry’s regional director, north-east, Alhaji Arabi Mohammed, made the disclosure at the opening of the zone’s regional meeting of state directors in Jalingo today.Mohammed declared that more than 1.5 million of [...]

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