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Customs distribute 63,000 bags of rice, others to orphanages

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has so far distributed 63,000 bags of rice, gallons of vegetable oil and clothing to some orphanages and IDPs in the South-West and North-West zones of the country.

Boko Haram: I slept in tents after I returned home to encourage my people...

The Emir of Akira-Uba in Borno, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibn-Muhammed, said he slept in a tent when he returned home after his kingdom was liberated from the control of Boko Haram insurgents.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Over 3.6 m Nigerians in need of water, sanitation

The United Nations International Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) says over 3.6 million people lack access to potable water, sanitation and hygiene services in Nigeria.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Senator Useni: Governor Lalong spent N20 billion rehabilitation money on election

The Gubernatorial Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau state, Senator Jeremiah Useni, on Wednesday accused Governor Simon Lalong and the All Progressive Congress, APC, Candidate of spending 20 billion naira rehabilitation funds release to the state on his reelection campaign.
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Group petitions NEMA over food crisis in Taraba, Adamawa IDP camps

The Center For Peace Education and Community Development (CEPEACECODE), a non governmental organization based in Jalingo, has petitioned the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) over reportedly neglecting Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Taraba and Adamawa states.

Emmanuel Jime: Benue ranched people instead of cattle

The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Benue State, Emmanuel Jime, said people have been the ones ranched instead of cattle under Governor Samuel Ortom’s anti-open grazing law.
Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu, Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Army addressing the troops

Elections: Group lauds troops for paying supreme price in North East

Concerned Professionals’ Congress (CPC) has lauded troops for paying the supreme price that enabled the people of the North East, especially Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs), to vote freely in the recent Presidential and National Assembly elections despite Boko Haram’s threats and attacks.

Zamfara governorship candidate ejects IDPs for voting President Buhari

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi, Wednesday confirmed that he has ejected all displaced persons taking shelter in his houses in Shinkafi for voting for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

Election: Governor Ortom accuses security agencies of intimidation

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday expressed worry over reports of intimidation of the masses by security operatives at polling stations in the state.
A voter places his ballots in boxes at a polling station in a IDP camp in Maiduguri on February 23, 2019 as Nigerians began voting for a new president after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. – Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by AUDU ALI MARTE / AFP)

Elections: IDPs defy early morning explosion scare to vote

Thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) defied the early Saturday morning explosion scare in Maiduguri and came out en mass to cast their votes in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Bandits attack more Katsina communities, displace 2,685 residents

Bandits have attacked two more communities in Batsari council area of Katsina state in the wee hours of yesterday morning, bringing the total number of communities attacked to 18 in the last one week.

INEC completes distribution of election materials in Borno

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has completed the distribution of election materials to facilitate smooth conduct of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election in Borno.
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INEC: Why elections may not hold in some areas

A head of tomorrow’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would not conduct elections in volatile areas where security agencies said the safety of their officials could not be guaranteed, especially in some parts of the North East where Boko Haram insurgents had displaced thousands.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki lauds AU for prioritising travails of migrants

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commended the African Union (AU) for recognising the peculiar travails of immigrants, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) across the continent, noting that there was need to bring the issues to the front burner.

Election: Governor Ortom assures Benue IDPs of safety

Governor Samuel Ortom has assured Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in various camps across Benue State that his administration is collaborating with security agencies to guarantee their safety as they take part in Saturday’s elections.

REC: INEC won’t recognise IDPs in Zamfara election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not consider any Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Zamfara, saying they do not have records.

Customs distributes relief materials to orphanages in Lagos

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said on Tuesday that it had started distribution of seized smuggled rice and other items to orphanages in Lagos.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Zamfara donates N60 million to families of victims of bandit attack

The Zamfara State Government has donated N60 million to families of victims of the attack on Tudun-Maijatau and Takoka villages in Gusau Local Government Area.

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Former Golden Eaglets star Victor Osimhen grabbed a hat-trick on Monday as Nigeria’s under-23 male national football team defeated their Libyan counterparts 4-0 on Monday in Asaba, to reach the third qualifying round of the 2020 Olympic Games football tournament.

Official: Nasarawa election tribunal receives 12 petitions

The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia has received 12 petitions from different candidates in Nasarawa State.

Court fixes date for ruling on alleged husband killer Maryam Sanda’s no-case submission

An FCT High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on Tuesday fixed April 4 for ruling in the no-case submission filed by Maryam Sanda, who allegedly killed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello.

Don: Why Chinese are making it in Nigeria

Prof. Muyiwa Falaiye, the Director of the Institute of African and Diaspora Studies (IADS), University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Tuesday said the Chinese had seen opportunities in factors that posed challenges to Nigerians.

NIMC extends diaspora enrolment to UAE, UK

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended its enrolment programme to the United Arab Emirate and the United Kingdom following the success recorded in the launch of the programme in South Africa earlier in March.