• Haunted By Boko Haram

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    Even with the defeat of Boko Haram terrorists, drivers whose vehicles bear number plates of North-east states face odium, suspicion and excessive scrutiny on the roads by security agents and wary road users. Francis Okoye, Maiduguri, Hussaini Jirgi, Damaturu, and Hussaini Hammangado, Yola write. nsurgency in the North-east did not only hit the social and…

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  • Borno Govt Purchases 27 Trucks To Convey Relief Items

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    The Borno State government has purchased 27 trucks at the cost of N405 million to be used for transportation of relief items to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who have returned back to their communities. This was disclosed yesterday by the state commissioner of works and  transport, Alhaji Adamu Lawan, when he inspected ongoing construction of…

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  • NYSC To Re-open Borno Orientation Camp After 6 Years

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    The National Youth Service Corps ( NYSC) yesterday said that plans are on the way to reopen its orientation camp in Borno after 6 years of closure due to  Insurgency in the state. The NYSC further said that it has opened skills acquisition centres across the six geopolitical zones of the country with  Gombe State…

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  • WHO To Immunise 1.9M Children Against Polio In Borno

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    The World Health Organization ( WHO) has yesterday said about 1.9 million children have been targeted for Polio immunization in Borno state this year. WHO reported that the 1.9 million children mostly from Boko Haram ravaged communities were targeted for immunization against wild polio virus to be conducted by 14, 000 volunteers in Borno State…

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  • Hand Over Relief Materials To Religious Bodies, Bishop Tells NGOs

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    The Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Maiduguri, Most Rev. Oliver Doeme Dashe has yesterday called on international donor agencies to commit religious bodies in the administration of relief materials being donated to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country for adequate distribution. Bishop Dashe added that the only solution to getting the relief materials to…

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  • We Have Been Abandoned For IDPs, Physically Challenged Persons Cry Out

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    Physically challenged in Borno State have lamented over what they described as long time neglect by government and other bodies since the creation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) by Boko Haram. Accordingly, they appealed to non- governmental organizations ( NGOs) operating in the state to also consider them in their humanitarian services through food and…

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  • PCNI Requires N108bn Annually To Feed IDPs In North-East

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    The Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI) lamented yesterday that the N45 billion budgeted by the federal government to feed over 2 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the region was grossly inadequate, compared to what the international community had expended on humanitarian services. It said N108 billion was required to effectively and efficiently…

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