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Nigeria’s Top Business Leaders Join UN To Visit Borno 

 Some of Nigeria’s most influential and powerful business leaders traveled to Maiduguri on Tuesday in a first-ever collective visit to camps for internally displaced people where aid agencies have been responding to the most urgent needs of women, men, and children freshly displaced by the ongoing conflict. Mr. Adewale Tinubu, Group CEO of Oando Plc, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Norwegian Refugee Council Condemns Killings Of Farmers

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has said it is horrified by the killings of at least 12 farmers in Kalle village, Borno State, last weekend.  “The level of violence registered lately in Northeast Nigeria is alarming. Farmers have been easy targets. These attacks risk making people too afraid to cultivate their land and may worsen […]

UN Applauds Release Of 833 Children From Civilian JTF

The United Nations (UN) said on Friday it welcomed as an “important milestone” the release of 833 children by the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF). The group was formed in 2013 to protect communities and support the country’s security forces against Boko Haram extremists, but it also recruited young boys and girls into its ranks. […]

Female suicide bombers again hit Maiduguri, kill 19

Nineteen people have now been confirmed dead after four female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, police said. In a monitored report by AFP, Borno State Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu said the bombers had targeted mourners at a funeral ceremony in the suburb of Molai Kolemari on Tuesday night. Most of the […]

Federal troops pound fleeing insurgents in weekend raid

  As the war against terror continues, the  Nigerian troops have continued to make progress against the insurgents being dislodged from their strongholds. There seems to be no hideouts left for the miscreants as the federal troops in a raid in Borno villages, killed five and made an arrest at the weekend. Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. […]