• Senate to publish names of persons who misappropriated of funds meant for IDPs in northeast

    Senate to publish names of persons who misappropriated of funds meant for IDPs in northeast

    The Senate says it will publish the names of individuals found culpable in the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northeast.

    The Senate’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the Northeast, headed by Senator Shehu Sani, announced the plan on Friday after a visit to some IDPs’ camps in the region that has seen over seven yeas of insurgency.

    Members of the committee, including Senators Ben Murray Bruce and Ali Wakili, are investigating how the nine […]

  • Unidentified Hoodlums invade Abuja IDPs camp and steal relief materials

    Unidentified Hoodlums invade Abuja IDPs camp and steal relief materials

    Unidentified hoodlums numbering 100 invaded the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Apo area of Abuja on Saturday and carted away some relief materials meant for 872 IDPs by the Nigerian Red Cross Society.

    It was gathered that the incident occurred during the distribution of the relief materials to the IDPs by Total Nigeria PLC.

    Confirming the incident in an interview, the Corporate Affairs Manager, Total Nigeria PLC, Mr. Alber Mabuyaku, said, “It is based on this incident that we decided to officially […]

  • MMM-Nigeria donates relief materials worth N5 million to IDPs in Abuja

    MMM-Nigeria donates relief materials worth N5 million to IDPs in Abuja

    ‘MMM-Nigeria’, a community of mutual financial aid and donations, on Saturday donated relief materials worth N5 million to two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in the Federal Capital Territory.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the gesture was part of the community’s humanitarian week tagged ‘MMM cares’ to mark its one year anniversary.

    The Gwoza and Bama IDP Camp located in Durumi area and the New Kuchingoro IDP camp were the two beneficiaries of the relief materials. Bags of rice, […]

  • Atiku distributes food items to IDPs to mark 70th birthday

    Atiku distributes food items to IDPs to mark 70th birthday

    Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President,  on Tuesday, distributed food items to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, residing in Yola town and environs to mark his 70th birthday.

     

    Mr. Abubakar, who addressed the IDPs at a ceremony in Yola, said that the gesture was to show concern on the plight of the IDPs and to assure them of his commitment to continue to support them.

    He said “I have told my friends and associates not to waste money buying birthday cards and other […]

  • I’ll fight those diverting grains for IDPs with my last breath – Ndume

    I’ll fight those diverting grains for IDPs with my last breath – Ndume

    According to reports, the Senate Majority Leader, Mohammed Ndume, at the weekend vowed to fight those involved in the diversion and theft of federal government’s grains to victims of Boko Haram insurgency with his last breath.

    Ndume, who is a senator representing Borno south, one of the districts severely affected by the insurgency, told journalists after taking possession of grains sent by the federal government since six months ago to alleviate the suffering of victims of Boko Haram in Borno State, […]

  • 100 trucks of grains for IDPs diverted under Jonathan – Ndume

    100 trucks of grains for IDPs diverted under Jonathan – Ndume

    Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on Saturday claimed that 100 trucks of grains meant for to Internally Displaced Persons in the North East were diverted during the regime of former President Goodluck Jonthan.

    Ndume made the assertion in Maiduguri while handing over grains to Borno Government for the IDPs, supplied to the state by the Federal Government.

    He alleged the 100 trucks were diverted by the same contractor who also cornered 31 trucks of grains meant for IDPs since April.

    The senate leader said […]

  • Borno: Aisha Buhari flags off distribution of Nutrition food to IDPs

    Borno: Aisha Buhari flags off distribution of Nutrition food to IDPs

    As part of her Future Assured program for Children and vulnerable people in the country, Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari Thursday flagged off the distribution of Nutrition Food and non-food items to internally displaced people at Beneshiek, one of the liberated towns in Borno state.

    Hajiya Aisha Buhari, who personally did the launching of the materials at Benisheik in Kaga Local Government of Borno State, informed that the food donation is from the Get Involved project which is […]

  • Four arrested for allegedly diverting rice meant for IDPs

    Four arrested for allegedly diverting rice meant for IDPs

    The Katsina Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested four persons for allegedly diverting tonnes of rice meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East Zone.

    The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Salisu Agaisa, told newsmen in Katsina that the suspects had claimed to be customs agents.

    It would be recalled that the Federal Government had directed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to distribute rice it seized from smugglers to the various IDPs camps.

    The police […]

  • Female IDPs engaging in prostitution to survive – CSOs

    Female IDPs engaging in prostitution to survive – CSOs

    It was gathered that the Network of Civil Society Organisations in Borno State has raised the alarm over the increasing rate of prostitution by female internally displaced persons in the state.

    The Chairman of the CSOs, Ahmed Shehu, disclosed that displaced women and teenagers were engaging in prostitution in order to raise money to feed their families.

    Shehu spoke at the presentation of the situational assessment of internally displaced persons in he North-East by a non-governmental Organisation, NOI Polls, on Tuesday in […]

  • Mama Taraba slumps while inspecting IDPs camp

    Mama Taraba slumps while inspecting IDPs camp

    Minister for Women Affairs, Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan (Mama Taraba), slumped yesterday at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Fufore local government area of Adamawa State.

    She was inside the camp’s store to inspect foodstuff and other items supplied by the Federal Government.

    There was a mild drama as her aides engaged journalists in a physical combat to avoid taking pictures of the incident.

    An aide of the minister who ordered them out of the store smashed recorders of some reporters.

    While addressing […]

  • Don’t grant amnesty to Boko Haram – IDPs tell FG

    Don’t grant amnesty to Boko Haram – IDPs tell FG

    Residents of Maiduguri in Borno State and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in camps have raised alarm over Federal Government plans to grant amnesty to repentant Boko Haram insurgents, warning that it may be dangerous to returning displaced persons.

    The alarm was raised on Friday at a workshop on the Sensitization of Religious and Traditional Leaders, De-radicalisation and Counter-Terrorism and Migration in Northeast at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) secretariat complex, Maiduguri.

    Participants at the workshop warned government that it would be dangerous and […]