Category: Humanitarian Crises

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Dangote’s Flood Committee Donates N250m to Benue Victims

BY THOMPSON ORHI in Makurdi• Victims of the devastating floods in Benue State at the weekend received a donation of N250 million as part of their rehabilitation...

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Mudslide Tragedy: Buhari, Ekweremadu Commiserate with Sierra Leon

BY EDITH IFEANYICHUKWU in Abuja/ Nigeria’s ailing President, Muhammadu Buhari and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu have expressed sympathy with...

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BOKO HARAM: CSOs Storm N’ East, Say Peace Has Returned 

BY AHMAD BARAU in Jos/ No fewer than 50 civil society organisations in Nigeria on Thursday gave an assessment of the security situation in the North East of the west...

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Confab Resolutions Panacea to End Southern Kaduna Killings, Others, Says Jonathan

BY EDITH IFEANYICHUKWU in Abuja/ Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has said that the resolutions contained in 2014 National Conference report could...

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DOUBLE TROUBLE: Boko Haram Attacks Camp Bombed by Nigeria’s Airforce

Aide workers have confirmed that the Boko Haram extremists attacked a refugee camp in Borno State; northeast Nigeria just days after Nigeria’s air force bombed it....

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Migrant Crisis: About 100 Feared Drowned after Boat Sinks off Libya

BBC News-No fewer than 100 migrant passengers are feared drowned in the Mediterranean Sea after their boat sank off the coast of Libya. Eight bodies were recovered from...

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North-east Crisis: Nigeria’s Senate Calls for SGF’s Resignation, Trial over Fraud

Senate is talking balderdash, says Lawal BY EDITH IFEANYICHUKWU in Abuja/ The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday tongue-lashed the Secretary to the Government of the...

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ECOWAS Donates $1.4m to Borno IDPs

By YUSUF UMAR, in Maiduguri The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has made a donation of $1.4 million to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno...

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Nigerian Authorities Nab Soldiers, Policemen for ‘Raping, Sexually Exploiting’ Female IDPs

Nigeria’s Police Chief, Mr. Ibrahim Idris on Tuesday disclosed that two policemen, three soldiers, one prison official, one official of the Nigerian Air Force, a...

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Senate Uncovers N2.5bn Fraud By Presidential Committee on North-east

  The Senate Ad hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in the North-east on Tuesday said it has exposed fraud of N2.5billion allegedly committed by the...

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Young Ghanaians Risk All for ‘Better’ Life

Every week, in the Brong Ahafo Region — one of Ghana’s major food baskets — vehicles load up with men between 18 and 40 years old. Many, mostly the younger men,...

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Those Diverting IDPs Funds Would Soon Be Exposed, Says Senate

BY ADAKU ADINDU in Abuja/ Public officers managing the North-east humanitarian crisis who are massively engage in corruption would soon be expose by the Senate ad-hoc...

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South East Caucus in Senate Call for Probe of Killing of 150 IPOB Members

BY ADAKU ADINDU in Abuja/ The Senate’s Southeast caucus on Thursday called on the Nigerian government to immediately constitute a judicial panel of inquiry with...

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Nigerian Army Launches Fresh Operation to Free More Chibok Girls

BY EMMANUEL BABA in Maiduguri / In a fresh attempt to free more Chibok schoolgirls from Boko Haram insurgents, the Nigerian Army launched an operation tagged:...

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KADUNA KILLING: Death Toll Now 45 as Senate Summons Police Chief

The death toll of last Sunday’s killings in some villages in Kauru Local Government Area of Kaduna State blamed on the Fulani herdsmen has risen to 45, just as the...

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Fund Scarcity Threatens Humanitarian Assistance in Nigeria, Says UN

The United Nations has warned that the dwindling in-flow of funds from donor partners may hamper humanitarian intervention in the North-east region of Nigeria, a...

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Demolitions of Lagos Waterfront Communities Could Leave 300,000 Homeless, Campaigners Say

More than 300,000 people face eviction and could be left homeless as prime waterfront land in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, is cleared of shanty towns to make way...

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Hundreds of Boko Haram Fighters Surrender in Chad, Says UN Sources

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and their families have surrendered in Chad in the past month, security and U.N. sources said, in a sign the military campaign against...

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Boko Haram Has Destroyed Education in North-east Nigeria, Says Government

BY ABUBAKAR DANBATTA in Borno• Nigerian government came to terms with the reality on Thursday when it said that the Boko Haram insurgency has completely displaced the...

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Riots, Demolitions Leave 30,000 Homeless in Lagos, Rights Group Claims

Some 30,000 residents of the Nigerian megacity Lagos have become homeless because of state-ordered demolitions and riots among slum dwellers competing for jobs and...