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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.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole donates 200 bags of rice to IDPs in Taraba

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has donated two hundred bags of rice to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the various crisis in Taraba State.

World Bank: 87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

Kidnapped NYSC ‘member’ rejects freedom, joins Boko Haram

A former National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Abraham Amuta, who was abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in April 2019, has reportedly rejected an offer to be freed by the terrorists.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo seeks more interventions for IDP’s education

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on stakeholders to lend more support and interventions towards the education of displaced children in the North East.

NGO donates seedlings, other items to Plateau IDPs

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, on Saturday donated improved seedlings to 50 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Ban, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA), of Plateau.

President Buhari: I wonder why people think we can’t defeat Boko Haram, others

Having heard discouraging statements from Nigerians that it’s impossible for the country to defeat insurgency, President Muhammadu Buhari , Friday assured Janez Lenarcic, the European Union (EU) Commissioner for Crisis Management, that Boko Haram, banditry and other security issues bedeviling the nation can be handled.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured that Nigeria will soon see the end of the insurgence that has bedeviled the North-Eastern part of the country like she saw the end of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war.

President Buhari: Nigeria’ll end North-East insurgency, like it did civil war

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday assured that Nigeria will soon see the end of the insurgence that has bedeviled the North-Eastern part of the country like she saw the end of the Nigeria/Biafra civil war.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno governor urges federal government to build homes for displaced persons

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has called on the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons to channel its intervention toward providing permanent resettlement homes for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Security: Northcentral governors strategise on community policing

Governors of the Six Northcentral states have agreed to collaborate toward ensuring effective community policing to tackle the security challenges within the region and the country.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA distributes relief materials to IDPs in Abuja camps

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, distributed 1,200 cartons of toilet soap and 1, 246 cartons of detergent to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Abuja camps.
Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong seeks federal government’s assistance to resettle Plateau displaced persons

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to assist the state in its efforts to resettle internally displaced persons.

Banditry: Niger council chief cries for help over conditions at IDP camp

The Chairman of Shiroro local government area of Niger State, Mallam Suleiman Chukuba, has expressed concern over the plight and the living condition of the 110,000 displaced people at the temporary Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) camp at the Central Primary School in Kuta, headquarters of the local government.

41 die in one of Benue’s internally displaced persons camps

Indications emerged Tuesday that over 41 inmates at the Abagena Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in the outskirts of Makurdi town lost their lives since the camp was opened in 2018.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Benue, Nasarawa governors beg federal government to sustain ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, have appealed to the Federal Government to the sustain the military operation code named: ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ to guarantee full restoration of peace in the region.
The Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday elected Mr Joseph Albasu Kunini and Alh Hamman Adama Abdulahi as the new Speaker and deputy Speaker of the House respectively, following Sunday night resignation of Mr Abel Peter Diah and Mr Charles Maijankai from the said positions respectively.

UN honors Taraba speaker for humanitarian intervention, legislation

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has presented an honorary award to the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Dr Joseph Kunini, for is humanitarian work and commitment to the wellbeing of refugees and other displaced persons in the northeast.
The Nigerian Army has said that its troops have again successfully dislodged Boka Haram-Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at Malam Fatori in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno.

Nigerian troops repel another Boko Haram attack in Monguno

There was massive shooting in Monguno, a major town in northern Borno State, as the Nigerian military battled to repel an attack by suspected members of the Boko Haram, sources said.

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Neymar criticises PSG injury handling after Borussia Dortmund defeat

Neymar has criticised Paris Saint-Germain’s handling of his recent injury after scoring in the 2-1 defeat at Borussia Dortmund, which leaves the French club facing the prospect of another early Champions League exit.
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Coronavirus: New research places Nigeria among high risk African countries

The study suggested other countries – among them Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya – would all need support with detecting and handling imported cases of the coronavirus.
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Facebook sued by US for $9 billion in unpaid taxes

That lawsuit went to trial in a San Francisco court on Tuesday, and the crux of the case is a 2010 deal between Facebook and an Irish subsidiary it uses to shuffle money around internationally. The IRS alleges Facebook undervalued the intellectual property it sold to the subsidiary, thereby dodging billions in taxes.
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Lionel Messi speaks out after Barcelona social media scandal

Lionel Messi, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, has spoken publicly for the first time since reports emerged that Barcelona hired PR firm I3 Ventures for their social media channels which were aimed at tarnishing the images of Gerard Piqué, Messi himself and others associated with the club.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

BMO: President Buhari fully in-charge of critical affairs of government

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO), says President Muhammadu Buhari is “fully in charge of critical affairs of government” in the country