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Nearly 900 children freed from armed group in North East — UNICEF

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nearly 900 children have been freed armed groups in Nigeria's North East, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has revealed. The UNICEF in a statement said a total of 894 children, including 106 girls, were released from the ranks of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Maiduguri, on Wednesday as

NEMA to Aid Agencies: Stop duplication of humanitarian interventions in the North East

Mukaila Ola  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has warned stakeholders in the humanitarian aid support to the North East against duplicating interventions. The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja told a meeting of the stakeholders on Wednesday in Maiduguri that there should be strong coordinator of humanitarian activities in the

Buhari inaugurates North East Development commission board

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the governing board of the newly established North East Development Commission (NEDC) to re-build region. The board, chaired by retired Major General Paul Tarfa, was inaugurated at the council chamber of the State House, Abuja. Inaugurating the board, Buhari said the establishment of the commission was

Special Report: Ripples as Army redeploys battle-fatigued soldiers back to Boko Haram war

•Traumatized soldiers cry out for help •Allege favouritism over shielding of some soldiers from battle •Affected officers, soldiers should approach their Corps Commanders--DHQ Senator Iroegbu The latest decision by Nigerian Army to send about 388 soldiers most of whom were only rotated few months ago, back to the battlefront in the ongoing

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