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It was pomp and pageantry recently at Civic Centre, Lagos, when the late celebrated journalist, Dele Giwa, late legal icon, Gani Fawehinmi, and other distinguished Nigerians were honoured at the maiden edition of Tell Awards of Excellence. ... Ben ...
journalists in Borno State under the aegis of Journalists Against Polio (JAP) have organised a mobile broadcast in 16 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps and other host communities in Maiduguri and Jere to sensitise them and other people on ...
Borno state police commissioner Damian Chukwu said Monday that most of the attackers were teenage girls who were heavily wired with deadly explosives.
National President of the union, Ibrahim Khaleel stated this in a statement made available to the news agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday in Abuja.
At least nine people were killed and 13 wounded in a series of blasts that took place late Sunday night and early Monday morning in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno, a northeast Nigerian state. While no group has claimed responsibility for the ...
Aisha Al-Hassan (2nd, L); Director of Medical Services, Department of State Security Service (DSS), Dr Ann Okoroafor (R) and two of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls recently freed from the Boko Haram terrorists during the symbolic hand-over of the girls from ...
When a small ideological group started rioting in 2010, it was unknown to millions of people in Borno State that the seemingly innocuous group would later be responsible for the death of about 40,000 people and rendered over two million Nigerians ...
... campaign, talks about her harrowing experience in fighting corruption in Nigeria from her early days as the co founder of Transparency International to the shock and horror of finding out about the abduction of over 270 girls in Chibok, Borno State ...
Muslims yesterday celebrated the Eid-el-Fitri to mark the end of Ramadan fast amid tight security in Kano.The security agencies deployed their men with heavy ...
Military offensives and insecurity in parts of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states continue to cut off numerous people from assistance.
Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have struck the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, killing at least nine civilians, as the same armed group was also blamed for the death of eight soldiers in fierce fighting in neighbouring Chad.
Maiduguri, Nigeria (Reuters) - suicide bombers killed nine people and wounded 13 others in multiple blasts in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri, police said on Monday, the latest in a spate of attacks in the city worst hit by the Islamist militant Boko ...
Nigerian soldiers. Nigeria's state security agency said on Friday it had foiled plans by militants to detonate explosives in four cities in the north of the country during celebrations to mark the Islamic Eid al-Fitre holiday.
Nigeria beefs up security amid Muslims celebration ... Lagos, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian authorities have beefed up security with the deployment of massive policemen across the country for the Sallah celebration.
The Eid-El-Fitr festivities were celebrated peacefully in most states of the North East, as security was tightened in Borno and Yobe, two states worst hit by the activities of insurgents. news agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that vehicular movements ...
Declaring the new moon Saturday night at his Palace in Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar said the new moon was sighted in parts of the country including Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. 3. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has sacked all members of the State ...
The news agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Sultan announced the sighting of the new moon of the month Shawwal in a broadcast in Sokoto on Saturday.
It was like any other day in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State. The bright desert sun had become a problem for those who left their windows open as they regretted their action.
We may be blaming so many other factors for the current crisis of confidence in the (103 years old) unequal yoke called Nigeria, the most telling factor, in this regard, has been presidential appointments into the security and intelligence and ...
While running for office in the 2015 elections, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari promised to end the war with Boko Haram, the deadly Islamist militant group that controls part of the country's northeast.
The Igbo Community in Borno State on Saturday held a peace meeting with the people of the state, and both sides condemned the eviction threat issued by the Arewa youth Consultative Forum (AYCF).
Lagos, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Nigerian authorities have beefed up security with the deployment of massive policemen across the country for the Sallah celebration.
The Borno State government through the National States Health Investment Project (NSHIP) and Performance Based Financing (PBF) has disbursed N30.8 ...
Ahead of the Sallah celebration, Borno state police command has issued an order prohibiting the movement of vehicles until after the Eid prayers on sallah day.
A statement issued at the end of the meeting and signed by the Secretary of the Middle Belt Forum, John Dara, reads: "In a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-religious country like Nigeria, the federal system makes enormous sense, because it allows ...
HIGHLIGHTS More than 800 people arrive in Nigeria's Banki town from Cameroon, bringing total returns to more than 13000 since mid-April Nigerian officials, ...
A Nigerian soldier stands guard near the Yobe river on the outskirt of the town of Damasak in North East Nigeria in April 2017 as thousands of Nigerians, who were freed in 2016 by the Nigerian army from Boko Haram insurgents, return to their homes in ...
They specifically canvassed a middle belt region made up of the current six states in the North Central zone, as well as Southern Kebbi, Southern Kaduna, Southern Borno and parts of Adamawa, Taraba and Gombe states. In attendance at the meeting ...
The U.K. deployed 66 officers earlier in June to undertake a six-week training mission for the Nigerian Air Force, according to a statement from the British embassy in Nigeria sent to Newsweek. They will train their Nigerian counterparts in how to ...
Benue State Governor, Dr Samuel Ortom, described the Nigeria Zero Hunger initiative as a tool that would accelerate the agricultural development of states through peer learning. He noted that through the instrumentality of the Forum the state was able ...
We were close to making history last year until when some new polio cases cropped up in the insecure and inaccessible areas of Borno State. With this grant, we will continue to conduct activities that reach children with vaccine to prevent any spread ...
GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - Nigerian refugees who fled Islamist militants are returning from Cameroon into a country that is still not equipped to support them, and they risk creating a new humanitarian crisis, the head of the U.N.
This year, I spent most of the month of January in northeastern Nigeria on a reporting trip for The Times Magazine with the writer Sarah Topol to tell the story of boys abducted by Boko Haram and forced to become child soldiers.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Nigerian refugees who fled Islamist militants are returning from Cameroon into a country that is still not equipped to support them, and they risk creating a new humanitarian crisis, the head of the U.N.
"I am extremely worried that large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are again returning to northeast Nigeria - into a situation dangerously unprepared to receive them," UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said in a statement. The Nigerian ...
Furthermore, a substantial part of the discovered oil is said to be lying in Kukawa local government council of Borno State where report indicates that security threats are still being experienced and which may jeopardized the planned commencement of ...
FAO provides seeds and fertilizer to more than one million people in planting season push 21 June 2017, Rome/Maiduguri - Seeds and fertilizer for more than ...
It may surprise many Nigerians who still hear sporadic nerve-breaking sounds of bomb explosions by Boko Haram terrorists (BHTs) in parts of Borno State. ... Yobe and Adamawa states were also caught up by the fire of terrorism in the Northeast. ... What ...
The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria's north-east and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5m people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, and 6.9m ...
Five state governors in Nigeria have endorsed a peer advisory mechanism to enable them to monitor the implementation of their state-grown agricultural plans with a view to ending hunger by 2030. The peer advisory mechanism is a brainchild of the ...
Since the beginning of the month, and as of 15 June, WFP, both directly and through partnerships, provided food assistance to approximately 521,000 beneficiaries in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States. Through its ... The key reasons for the increase were ...
The Acting President who was represented by Minister of State, Budget and National planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, explained that the framework would integrate appropriate interventions through effective utilization of data, research and planning for ...
At least half of Nigerian government food aid sent northeast for hungry people driven from their homes by Boko Haram has been "diverted" and never reached them, a government official said.
Even before they are unceremoniously joined by thirty colleagues who are about to be displaced by the scrapping of states, Nigeria is brimming with former state governors from several Republics. Three Republics came to grief before the current one and ...
Few days to the deadline set by the Nigerian National petroleum corporation (NNPC) to resume oil exploration in Borno State, indications have emerged that the planned exercise may not take place soon. LEADERSHIP reports that none of the sophisticated ...
... address food shortage in the camps and other settlements of displaced persons, is now delivering assorted grains to internally displaced (through over 1000 trucks) and already has reached 12,691 households in Borno State since the flag off by the ...
It will be recalled that between April 9 and May 22, a total of 12,202 Nigerian refugees returned spontaneously from the Minawowa refugees' camp in Cameroon.
The two women joined thousands of other Nigerian youth in Bauchi State to register for the N-Power programme and were lucky to be selected in the first batch.
Scores of villagers were, on Saturday, feared killed, following an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Gumsiri community in Damboa Local government Area of Borno State. A local hunter told SaharaReporters that the terrorists arrived Gumsiri at about 6 ...


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