• Boko Haram: UNOCHA calls for support to raise $1 billion for North-East

    Boko Haram: UNOCHA calls for support to raise $1 billion for North-East

    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.

    Mr 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 in Abuja on Friday.

    Lundberg explained that the fund would aid in the delivery of life-saving assistance and further prevent […]

  • Boko Haram: Lawyers are endangered in North-East – NBA boss

    Boko Haram: Lawyers are endangered in North-East – NBA boss

    President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud, said on Monday that the judges and lawyers could no longer practise freely in the North-East because of insurgency in the area.

    Mahmoud, who spoke while inaugurating the NBA’s North-East and Niger-Delta task forces in Abuja, said lawyers were endangered in the region.

    He said with internally displaced persons in the North-East “estimated to be about 2.3 million which is the third largest in the world after Syria and Columbia”, insurgency in the […]

  • We will reconstruct Boko Haram-damaged North-east, says Buhari

    We will reconstruct Boko Haram-damaged North-east, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative, PCNI, under the chairmanship of Theophilus Danjuma, a retired

  • EFCC recovers over N325m from politicians, individuals in North-east

    EFCC recovers over N325m from politicians, individuals in North-east

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recovered N325,181,919.00 from politicians and individuals the Northeast zone and secured five convictions in its operations across the states there.

    Aminu Ado Aminu, EFCC Head of Operations, made this known in Gombe at the weekend while recounting the successes from January 2016 to date within the zone.

    It comprises Adamawa, Bauchi, Plateau, Taraba and Gombe, which is the headquarters of the zone.

    He said the recovered money included the […]

  • Senate approves 3% VAT deduction to rebuild North East

    Senate approves 3% VAT deduction to rebuild North East

    According to reports, the Senate on Thursday approved allocation of three per cent of Value Added Tax accruable to the Federal Government in the next 10 years to the rebuilding of the North East.

    This was sequel to the adoption of the recommendation of the Ad hoc Committee on North-East Development Commission Bill, which also proposed that the commission be domiciled in Borno.

    It would be recalled that in June when the Bill came for third reading, the two issues of allocation […]

  • World Bank donates 50 million dollars to revive North-East

    World Bank donates 50 million dollars to revive North-East

    It was gathered that thee World bank has donated the sum of 50 million dollars to assist the six insurgent affected North-Eastern states of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Taraba and Gombe under the FADAMA programme.

    The Team Leader, Dr. Adetunji Oredipe who stated this while speaking to newsmen, said the reason for carrying out such project was to deal with the negative impact of insurgency that had affected the people in those states.

    According to him, “the project is a combined effort […]

  • NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has blamed the surge in demand for hard drugs in the North East to insurgency in the area.

    The agency’s Commander in Niger State, Joseph Iweajunwa, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Saturday.

    Iweajunwa said: “The insurgents use potent drugs, especially improved cannabis, known as skunk, imported from Ghana and Republic of Niger to stimulate themselves into action.

    “The activities of the insurgents have made skunk […]

  • Boko Haram: Senate to probe FG’s spending on North East

    Boko Haram: Senate to probe FG’s spending on North East

    According to reports, the Senate on Tuesday set-up an adhoc committee to probe the spendings by the Federal Government on the humanitarian crisis in the North East in view of the allegation of massive diversion of relief materials meant for the Internally Displaced Persons.

    The Adhoc Committee, chaired by Senator Shehu Sani from Kaduna State, is also to hold a public hearing to unravel the funds already committed to ameliorating the plight of the IDPs and how the fund is being […]

  • Military hopeful of victory over Boko Haram insurgents in North East

    Military hopeful of victory over Boko Haram insurgents in North East

    It was gathered thattThe Nigerian military says it remains confident of its victory over the Boko Haram insurgents in North-East. It also said that its six-day joint operations recaptured the Borno border town of Damasak alongside 27 other communities in July.

    The Commanding Officer, 145 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Lt.-Col. Mustapha Jimoh, who spoke while briefing Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima at the 145 Headquarters Battalion, Damasak at the weekend, said the military would work to sustain the success recorded […]

  • Boko Haram: 611 teachers killed, 19,000 flee North East – UN

    Boko Haram: 611 teachers killed, 19,000 flee North East – UN

    No fewer than 611 teachers were killed and 19,000 forced to flee the North-Eastern part of Nigeria between 2009 and 2015 due to the Boko Haram insurgency, a UN official has said.

    Oluseyi Soremekun, the UN National Information Officer, made the disclosure in a media advisory made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    Soremekun said the advisory was on a report entitled: “Launch of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report in Nigeria,” to be launched on Monday in Abuja.

    He […]

  • Insecurity: North East remains indebted to President Buhari – Chief Imam

    Insecurity: North East remains indebted to President Buhari – Chief Imam

    Chief Imam of Bauchi Central Mosque, Sheikh Ahmed Baban-Inna, said on Monday that the people of North East sub-region would remain indebted to President Muhammadu Buhari for coming to their rescue at a critical period.

    Delivering his Eid-El-Kabir sermon in Bauchi, Baban-Inna said that but for the dogged determination of the President in tackling the security threat posed by insurgents, the story would have been different today.

    He noted that at the peak of the security threat, a lot of inconveniences were […]