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Boko Haram: VSF launches 2019 rain-fed farming intervention in Northeast Niger

Mukaila Ola  The Victims Support Fund (VSF) on Thursday launched the 2019 rain-fed farming intervention in the Boko Haram ravaged Northeast Nigeria. This scheme is aimed at improving food security, and empower the beneficiaries to have a source of livelihood in order to reduce dependence on charity for survival. The scheme is targeting

Hunger kills 8 IDPs in Benue camp

Eight people gave reportedly died at the Mbawa Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs), camp in Benue State between January and this month. The Chairman of the camp, Geoffrey Torgenga, made the disclosure in Makurdi on Wednesday while speaking with newsmen during a visit to the camp. He blamed the deaths on acute hunger

Illegal oil bunkering: Navy hands over 22 suspects, vessels to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over two motor vessels,Large Wooden (Cotonou) Boat and 22 crew allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Benin Zonal Office, Edo State for further investigation and possible prosecution. This was disclosed in a statement by Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman. According to

Insecurity: Risk Control partners Yabatech on security management training

Jude Johnson   One of Nigeria's foremost Polytechnics, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), and a security solutions company, Risk Control Services Nigeria Limited, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to design and implement an industry leading Security Management Certification Program for Nigerians. This was contained in a statement made available to Global

Islamisation Comment: Full Text Of A Keynote address delivered by Obasanjo at Anglican Church Synod in Delta

Editor's note: This is the full text of the controversial keynote address delivered by former President Obasanjo at Anglican Church Synod in Delta, where raised allegations of planned 'Islamisation and Fulanisation' of Nigeria as well as Africa through Boko Haram, banditry and herdsmen attacks. “MOBILISING NIGERIA’S HUMAN AND NATURAL RESOURCES FOR

Obasanjo right about ‘Islamisation and Fulanisation’ comment, call to end insecurity–Soyinka

Says Nigeria in a descent to the abyss Jude Johnson The Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has backed the controversial comments by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, over his worries about the insecurity in the country arising from banditry and the spate of kidnappings, which he tagged as an agenda for the 

18 farmers killed by ‘armed bandits’ in northwest Nigeria buried

Jude Johnson with Agency  The remains of the 18 farmers killed by  'armed bandits' in Batsari local government area of Katsina State,  North West Nigeria, have been buried in Katsina amidst tears by families and sympathisers. The farmers were killed in their farmlands at Yar-gamji community, home state of Nigeria's President Muhammadu

ISWAP in latest video claims killing, execution of 29 Nigerian soldiers 

Jude Johnson with Agency  A Boko Haram splinter group, the Islamic State in  West Africa Province (ISWAP) has in its latest video claimed to have killed about 20 Nigerian soldiers. ISWAP had in a report by Reuters claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it

Nigeria: ‘Weak governments’ enable armed groups to thrive – Report

Editor's note: This year’s Armed Conflict Survey takes a look at 33 ongoing conflicts across the world with a verdict that armed groups and conflicts thrive where there are 'weak governments' citing that of Nigeria and other African as well as Central American countries. Zeenat Hansrod The book aims to explain what