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NSCDC deploys 250 personnel to sensitise IDPs in Borno

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno Command, has deployed 250 personnel to create awareness on coronavirus in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Maiduguri.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken before a Yola high court a former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde, for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).

EFCC arraigns former Adamawa commissioner over N379 million misappropriation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken before a Yola high court a former Commissioner in Adamawa State, Sanda Lamurde, for allegedly misappropriating N379 million meant to feed internally displaced persons (IDPs).
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Former Adamawa finance commissioner arraigned for N379 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Gombe Zonal Office, has arraigned one Sanda Lamurde before Justice Nathan Musa of the Adamawa State High Court on 21 counts bordering on criminal breach of trust, forgery and parading fake documents.
The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Sunday Ongbabo, who gave an update on the activities of the state government to prevent the spread of the disease into the state said that as at the moment, the state was yet to have a record of the coronavirus.

Benue moves to limit influx of people to IDPs camps

Benue State government said it is devising means to ensure that the dreaded coronavirus does not spread to the state through the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located across the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Presidential committee on the impacts of Covid-19 on Nigeria’s economy to ensure that investments and the business of government continue to run without hitches.

President Buhari: Why I have not revisited IDPs camps

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday disclosed why he is yet to revisit Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps since last year August.
Authorities in Nigeria's largest city Lagos on Monday said that the death toll from a suspected gas explosion had risen to 17 as emergency services dug bodies from the debris. 1

Official: No student died in Lagos blasts

None of the 268 pupils of Bethlehem Girls’ College present during Sunday’s explosions at Abule Ado, a Lagos suburb died in the incident, the Catholic Archdiocese’ Education Director said on Tuesday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil (Mama Boko Haram) alongside Tahiru Alhaji Saidu Daura, Prince Lawal Shoyade and Mallam Adamu Sani before Justice Jude Dagat of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri on a-two count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N42, 000,000.00 (Forty-two Million Naira).

Fraud: EFCC closes case against ‘Mama Boko Haram’, others

The anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday closed its case of fraud against Aishat Wakil, aka Mama Boko Haram and two others at a Maiduguri High Court after presenting forensic evidence to buttress its allegations.
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Official: Katsina to support resettlement of IDPs

National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) says it has received a letter from katsina State Government for the implementation of Resettlement City Development Housing Project in the state.
National President of the Forum, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, said The forum viewed the current onslaught against these Benue communities as a scheme aimed at decimating our communities and gradual entrenchment of anarchy on the state.

Middle Belt Forum condemns fresh killings in Benue

The Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has condemned in strong terms the renewed killings of innocent people and wanton destruction of property in some parts of Benue State by Fulani herdsmen.

UNHCR: 70 percent of Nigeria’s migration comes from Edo

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has announced that Edo State accounts for 70 percent of migration from Nigeria.

Benue governor, Nigerian Army disagree over herdsmen attacks

Force Commander of the Military spike Operation codenamed Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Maj. Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, on Tuesday, said that his troops are neither overwhelmed nor overstretched by the security challenges in the three states of their operation.

We’re not overwhelmed – OPWS chief

The Force Commander of the military spike operation codenamed Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS), Maj-Gen Adeyemi Yekini, has said that his troops are neither overwhelmed nor overstretched by the security challenges in the three states of their operation.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

NCEF charges Generals Gowon, Obasanjo, Danjuma to save Nigeria from Islamism

The National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has again made a passionate appeal to the three most outstanding retired military generals, General Yakubu Gowon, General Olusegun Obasanjo, and General Theophilus Danjuma as well as indigenous traditional rulers in the country to gather themselves and save the country from the grip of Islamism, Boko Haram.

NIMASA donates relief materials to 20, 000 displaced persons in Borno

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Monday donated relief materials for distribution to 20, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno.

Armed banditry attacks: More than 10,000 persons displaced in Niger

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has enjoined Christians and Muslims in the state to pray and ask God for intervention on the lingering security challenges bedevilling the state, adding that over 10,000 persons have so far been displaced, while several others were killed.

Ex-SGF: Nigerian governors are parasites of resources

Former secretary to the Nigerian government Babachir Lawal said states governors in Nigeria are “parasites” eating up resources that are meant for the people.

Borno: Hundreds sleep on the street for fear of Boko Haram

People from over 300 households in Kayamla, in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, said they had to flee into Maiduguri when the villages around them were attacked and they felt they might be raided by Boko Haram.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Abdulaziz Abdullahi Mashi, on an inspection visit to Port Health facilities at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, said that any suspected case must be presented for relevant test in line with the global practice on disease emergency control and prevention.

Nigeria intensifies health workers’ response to humanitarian crisis

The Federal Government is building the capacity of workers and stakeholders in the health sector to respond appropriately to health humanitarian crisis in the country, Dr Abdulaziz Mashi, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, said.

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Reps member calls for suspension of utility bills

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Afenifere: President Buhari should have given Nigerians enough time to prepare for lockdown

Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari should have given the residents of Lagos, Ogun and Abuja enough time to prepare before announcing the lockdown of the states.
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FAO urges countries to keep food chain alive, avoid crisis

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, Monday, urged governments in countries affected by the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic to keep the food chain alive in order to avoid the food crisis.