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AfDB Donates $258m To Support Northeast Recovery Funds

AfDB Donates $258m To Support Northeast Recovery Funds

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday unveiled $258 million donation by the African Development Bank (AFDB) to support recovery efforts in the northeast. The fund, in collaboration with Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative is titled: “Inclusive Basic Service Delivery and Livelihood Empowerment Integrated Project (IBSIP). Osinbajo said: “It has been gratifying to note how […]

Dapchi School Reopens Nine Months After…

Dapchi School Reopens Nine Months After…

Academic activities have resumed at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 schoolgirls on February 19. The Principal of the school, Adama Abdulkarim, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Dapchi that, at least, 80 per cent of the students and teachers had resumed. “More […]

Air Force Helicopter Crashes

Air Force Helicopter Crashes

A Mi-17 attack helicopter of the Nigerian Air Force has crashed in the northeast during a counter-insurgency operation. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, who confirmed that the helicopter “suffered mishap”, noted that the aircraft had a significant damage but no life was lost. “The Chief of Air Staff, […]

Displaced North-East Women Protest Presidential Panel’s Snub

Displaced North-East Women Protest Presidential Panel’s Snub

The Knifar Movement, a group of displaced women in the North-east Nigeria, representing more than 1200 men, women and children in military-run detention centres, has accused the Presidential Investigative Panel on Human Rights Abuses in the Military of denying it the opportunity to appear before it. The group said it celebrated the establishment of the […]

EU Announces €143m Humanitarian Support Package For N/East Nigeria

EU Announces €143m Humanitarian Support Package For N/East Nigeria

The European Commission has announced a support package of 143 million euros (about N50.2 billion) for the early recovery and reconstruction needs in Borno, which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis. The Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the EU […]

Malnutrition Crisis In The North East Can Be Deadly – UNICEF

Malnutrition Crisis In The North East Can Be Deadly – UNICEF

The Executive Director of the United Nations Chil­dren’s Fund (UNICEF), Anthony Lake, has warned that if urgent measures are not taken to salvage the malnutrition crisis in the north eastern part of Ni­geria, it will soon become a ca­tastrophe. He stated this in a statement yesterday. “What is already a crisis can become a catastrophe,” […]

Defence Headquarters Denies Considering South African Mercenaries

Defence Headquarters Denies Considering South African Mercenaries

 The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has denied any consideration for recruitment of security contractors and mercenaries from South Africa to help Nigerian military in the ongoing counter-terrorism efforts in the North-east region. The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, in a statement issued yesterday expressed concern that the story making the round that it […]

Soldiers Missing, 13 Others Wounded After Boko Haram Attack

Soldiers Missing, 13 Others Wounded After Boko Haram Attack

An unspecified number of Nigerian soldiers went missing after an attack by the Boko Haram in Gashigar, a northern Borno community that borders Niger Republic, the Army has said. The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the soldiers were attacked at their position at about 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Mr. Usman, a colonel, described the attackers […]

Over 3,000 Females Missing in North-East

Over 3,000 Females Missing in North-East

The Non-violent Peace Initiative (NPI) has said it documented over 3000 missing women and girls in the North-east since the upsurge of Boko Haram insurgency. The coordinator of the non-governmental organisation, Malam Sahanu Mohammed Idris, disclosed this Wednesday during a visit to the Abuja headquarters of Media Trust Ltd, publishers of the Daily Trust titles. […]

Military Plans Joint Operations Against Herdsmen

Military Plans Joint Operations Against Herdsmen

Strong indications emerged on Thursday that the military high command in the country might come up with a joint operation involving the various security agencies against the menace of Fulani herdsmen in the country. The Acting Director, Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar, told our correspondent on Thursday  that the expected operation would not be […]

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