Social, Economic Inclusion Is Solution To Boko Haram–UNHCR

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Antonio Jose Canhandula, has said the problems of Boko Haram and insecurity in Nigeria are best tackled with increased social and economic inclusion of citizens by the Nigerian government. The UN scribe, in an exclusive interview […]

Boko Haram, Factions Recruited Over 3,500 Children In Nigeria–UNICEF

**Marking five years since Chibok abduction, UNICEF urges protection of children’s rights Bayo Akinloye More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east Nigeria – UNICEF said today ahead of the […]

Japanese Govt Releases $1.5m For Stabilization Activities In N’East

The Government of Japan has released USD 1,500,000 to fund community stabilization activities in Nigeria’s North-East region. These funds will be utilized through an ongoing programme launched in 2016, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme in Nigeria. The interventions being implemented in the region are aimed at supporting victims of Boko Haram insurgency in […]

Germany Donates €15m to support Boko Haram victims

Bayo Akinloye Germany has announced a new contribution of 15 million euros to UNICEF Nigeria to support the provision of quality and equitable basic education and strengthen the resilience of the most vulnerable communities, especially children, in Adamawa and Yobe states. Provided through the German government’s development bank – Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), this  new […]

BREAKING: Multiple Explosions Rock Maiduguri, Yobe

Multiple explosions were heard in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in Northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning as people are setting out for elections. Ahmad Salkida, a journalist believed to know the workings of the insurgents and with sources among them, said the explosions were more  10 and that the attacks started around 5:50am. He also […]


UN, Partners Seek N353.8 bn Aid For Vulnerable Nigerians

Tayo Olanipekun The United Nations (UN) and its partners require N 353,880,000,000  to continue providing basic needs to the most vulnerable people in Nigeria as part of the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy for the country. This as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) together with the UN Development Programme and other partners is today in Abuja […]

Cameroon Cannot Reject Nigerians Fleeing From Boko Haram–Norwegian Refugee Council

Tayo Olanipekun The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has said Cameroon breached international and regional agreements by denying refuge to over 9,000 Nigerians who fled the violence in Borno State to the country last week, maintaining it cannot send back the refuge seekers. NRC, in a statement made available to Nationalwire on Monday night, said the […]


UN Laments Over Lack Of Access For Aid Delivery In Borno

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has lamented over the interruption of aid delivery to the internally displaced people in Rann, a town in eastern Borno State. Ran, about 10 kilometers from the border with Cameroon, came under a deadly attack by a non-state armed group on January 14, 2019 and […]


Buhari, Sultan of Sokoto, Boko Haram Shekau Named World’s Most Powerful Muslims

*President’s ill health identified as his main obstacle in 2019 presidential poll *Dangote, Mo Ibrahim, Liverpool’s Mo’ Salah, Paul Pogba and Zidane also on list Bayo Akinloye For the third consecutive year, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar III, and the infamous Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, have been listed among […]

‘Boko Haram Won’t Release Leah Sharibu Once Pregnant’

Tayo Olanipekun Negotiations for release of Leah Sharibu may be futile once she gets pregnant in Boko Haram captivity, a journalist with sources among the insurgents has said. Even when Sharibu, the remaining of the Dapchi girls, held for her Christian faith, gives birth, she cannot be separated with her baby until the child turns […]