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PCNI inaugurates IDPs resettlement committee in northeast

The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) said it inaugurated a committee for the return and resettlement of persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.

Boko Haram: Presidential committee develops orphanage for 56,000 children

The Presidential Committee on Northeast Initiative (PCNI) says it evolved effective modalities to encourage community based orphanages to cater for 56,000 children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in the region.
The Nigerian Army has handed over 184 teenagers suspected to be Boko Haram members to the United Nations, in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

Nigerian Army hands over 184 Boko Haram suspects to UN

The Nigerian Army has handed over 184 teenagers suspected to be Boko Haram members to the United Nations, in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
VP Osinbajo; Senior Special Assistant on Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Mariam Masha (2nd right) with staff and students of Children Learning Centre, Maiduguri.

Boko Haram: VP Osinbajo visits orphans’ special school in Maiduguri

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday paid a visit to the Special School for children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency, in Maiduguri.
Wife of Chief of Army Staff; Mrs. Umma Kalsum Tukur Buratai

Umma-Kulsum Buratai reiterates NAOWA’s commitment to education, healthcare

Mrs Umma-Kulsum Buratai, the President, Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA), has reiterated the commitments of the association to delivery of quality education and healthcare services to barracks and host communities.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo - NOVO ISIORO

Boko Haram: Vice President Osinbajo visits orphans’ special school in Maiduguri

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday paid a visit to the Special School for children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency, in Maiduguri.

Suicide bombings: Police urges Maiduguri residents to be more vigilant

The Borno state police Command has urges residents of the capital city of Maiduguri to excercise more vigilance while going about their lawful duties.

Borno government commends UNICEF over health facilities

The Borno State Government on Sunday commended the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for rehabilitating 166 healthcare centres across the state.

Borno to convert prostitution den to schools

The Borno State Government said on Friday that it plans to convert the notorious Galadima prostitution den in Maiduguri to public schools for the members of the community.

Borno offers plots of land to 200 CJTF widows

Borno State government, in conjunction with Support for Widows, Orphans and Tsangaya (SWOT) Foundation has donated 200 plots of land to 200 widows of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) members who lost their lives in fighting the war against insurgency in the state.

Mixed reactions trail plan to demolish Maiduguri drug, prostitution den

Some residents of Maiduguri on Wednesday expressed divergent views on the plan by the Borno State Government to demolish the notorious Galadima area in Maiduguri, home to drug dealers, prostitutes, and criminals.

Borno inducts 2,900 youth as volunteer force against drugs, crimes

The Borno State government on Saturday, inducted a total of 2,900 youth volunteer force as members of a newly created Neighbourhood Watch, whose role includes sniffing out drug abusers and perpetrators of other related crimes.

Nigerian troops kill 15 Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 49 women, children

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it killed 15 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 49 persons in separate encounters between Boko Haram and troops in the Southern Lake Chad Basin.

UN seeks security, communities collaboration to defeat insurgency

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Nigeria Edward Kallon on Wednesday advocated for a strong link between the security and people to find lasting solution to the Boko Haram crisis in Lake Chad Basin.

Boko Haram: VSF flags off rebuilding projects in three Borno local governments

The Victims Support Fund (VSF) on Thursday flagged-off a N1.6 billion reconstruction project in three communities destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno State.

United Nations seeks stability in Lake Chad

The United Nations (UN) has said it is seeking practical approaches to address the violence in the Lake Chad Basin area and ensure stability of the region.

Nigerian Army plans to make Sambisa forest tourists haven

Nigeria’s army is planning a makeover for the Sambisa Forest, from being the den of Boko Haram terrorists into a tourist destination.

78 graduate with First Class at University of Maiduguri

The University of Maiduguri on Monday said it produced 78 First Class graduates for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions.

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