• 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 […]

  • FG approves N5.5bn for healthcare in Northeast

    FG approves N5.5bn for healthcare in Northeast

    It was gathered that the Federal Government through the Ministry of Health has approved the sum of 5.5 billion naira to Borno and four other states in the northeast for the implementation of its ‘Saving One Million Lives’ initiative.

    The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, stated this in a meeting with health officials from Adamawa, Taraba, Borno, Bauchi and Gombe states at the strategy planning meeting to prepare grounds for the implementation of the initiative.

    The programme, which targets one million […]

  • 49,000 children may die of starvation in northeast – Group

    49,000 children may die of starvation in northeast – Group

    Emergency food aid and other investments are badly needed in northeast Nigeria to keep tens of thousands of children from starvation, disease and death warns anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign.

    A statement from the group signed by Juliet Vedral noted that as world leaders gather in New York USA for an emergency high-level meeting to address the food and malnutrition crisis in the area, Bono, the lead singer of U2 and the co-founder of The ONE Campaign, commented that, “the world […]

  • 14 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Northeast

    14 killed in Boko Haram attacks in Northeast

    Two suspected Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria have left up to 14 people dead and three soldiers wounded, the army and local residents said on Monday.

    On Monday afternoon, six people were killed in an ambush of a commercial convoy escorted by the military in the Sanda district of Borno state.

    “Suspected elements of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists who were foraging for food, ambushed troops… escorting commercial vehicles from Damboa to Maiduguri,” said army spokesman Sani Usman.

    “Unfortunately, five civilians […]

  • Boko Haram beheads village chief in northeast attack

    Boko Haram beheads village chief in northeast attack

    A self-defence group says Boko Haram insurgents have attacked a village in northeast Nigeria and beheaded the local chief and his son.

    Abbas Gavi of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria said the Islamic extremists came to the village of Tallari before dawn Monday.

    He says they slit the throat of village chief Ba’ Lawan and his son, then set their home and others on fire.

    Then they opened fire on fleeing villagers, killing two people and injuring others.

    Tallari is near Chibok, the town […]

  • Military warns over unauthorized media coverage in Northeast

    Military warns over unauthorized media coverage in Northeast

    According to reports, the Ministry of Defence has warned journalists against media coverage in the Northeast region without due authorization from the Nigerian military.

    It said such unauthorized coverage is capable of jeopardizing the success of the on-going military operation.

    Acting Director, Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, in a statement in Abuja said the military is not trying to gag the press but adequate permission should be sought from military authorities so that security would be provided for such journalist.

    Abubakar said, […]

  • Visa, customs clearance affecting our services to Northeast – UN

    Visa, customs clearance affecting our services to Northeast – UN

    The United Nations (UN) has listed difficulty in accessing Visa from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and delay in the clearance of humanitarian supplies by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) as the challenges confronting it in its bid to render humanitarian services in the North East region of Nigeria.

    Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator, United Nations System in Nigeria, Mohamed El Munir Safieldin confirmed that they face challenges in the bid for Customs clear its humanitarian support items and also delay in the […]