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Entire North is under siege, Shehu Sani warns

The senator representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, Shehu Sani, on Tuesday urged governments to take more proactive measures to address the overwhelming security challenges facing the Northern part of the country. Sani spoke while receiving groups from Birnin Gwari, Chikun Local Government Areas and representatives of Zamfara indigenes resident in

Nigerian Military defends court-martial system, dismisses officer over rape of 14-year old IDP

•Says it helps military promote professionalism, build cooperation- Mukaila Ola  The President of the Military Court Martial in the North East, Maj-Gen. Yakubu Auta has said the court was established to promote professionalism among the soldiers and build civil military cooperation. He said the establishment of the court, which has handled many war

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

Food Security: FAO introduces Climate Smart Agriculture to North East

Senator Iroegbu  The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (UN-FAO) has introduced Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) approach in the North East Nigeria so as to combat anticipated decline in food production. This was contained in a statement by the Deputy Representative of FAO in Nigeria, Mr. Nourou Macki-Tall, noting that the impact of

Buhari Hasn’t Solved Nigeria’s Security Threats, Will Voters Punish Him?

By Olayinka Ajala Weeks away from another democratic transition in Nigeria, electoral campaigns are in full gear for the dozens of candidates vying for the presidency in the country. Four years from the historic 2015 elections - the first democratic transition not marred by post-election violence - there is palpable tension due to insecurity