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Farmers-Herders Conflict: Refugees Commission distribute relief materials to IDPs in Oyo State

Nosa Enobhayisobo  The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCRMI) has distributed relief materials to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) located in Oyo State, South West Nigeria. The IDPs who were discovered by Rev. Father Sylvester Odurinde last year, who were mainly from  Benue and Nassarrawa States, North Central

Number of IDPs in Maiduguri metropolis overwhelming–CAN

•Says IDPs facing problem of feeding, shelter •Donates relief materials to displaced persons in Borno  Mukaila Ola  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned that the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State is overwhelming. To this end, CAN on Tuesday came to the aid of IDPs in troubled

IMF worries over rise in internally displaced persons in Nigeria

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is concerned with the rising numbers of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria and other Sub-Saharan African countries. The IMF said this on Friday in Washington DC in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa report presented by Director of the IMF’s African Department,

PDP chieftain, Lawal Adamu blames Birnin Gwari killings on government laxity

Godsgift Onyedinefu Lawal Adamu Usman, the Kaduna Central Peoples Democratic Party Senatorial candidate in last February's elections has reacted to reports of attacks by bandits on the Kakangi community of Birnin Gwari blaming it on government's lack of will to act. Usman, fondly called Mr LA, while condoling victims of the

Zamfara Killings: Senate approves N10bn for displaced persons

The Senate has proposed that a N10 billion intervention be made part of the 2019 Budget to assist persons displaced by banditry in Zamfara. This followed a motion by Sen. Kabiru Marafa on Wednesday at the Upper Chamber. The senate further called for establishment of a 10-year Presidential Initiative to cater to

Japan donates $1.5 million for community stabilization in North East–UNDP

Mukaila Ola  The Government of Japan has released $1.5 million to fund community stabilization activities in North-East Nigeria ravaged by Boko Haram terrorism.  The fund donated to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to beutilized through an ongoing programme launched in 2016. A statement by UNDP on Tuesday said the interventions being implemented

PCNI provides relief to 36,000 IDPs in Borno

The Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative, the agency established for the coordination of humanitarian activities in the North East has targeted 36,000 IDPs in its March food and non-food and shelter kits support to IDPs in Maiduguri, Borno State. In a press release signed by the Head, Media and

UNDP, EU expend €1.4 million on infrastructure in North East

Mukaila Ola  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Union have spent €1.4 million on building of infrastructure in some crisis affected areas of the North East. The fund, €1 million from EU Humanitarian Aid Operations and €400,000 from the UNDP was expended on drilling of boreholes, building of clinics and

Over 3.6 million Nigerians in need of water, hygiene services — UNICEF

Godsgift Onyedinefu The United Nations International Children's Education Fund ( UNICEF) has revealed that More than 3.6 million Nigerians are in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services. The UNICEF Nigeria representative, Mohammed Fall who made this known in a statement on Friday to commemorate the 2019 world water day said that