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NGOs Withdraw Workers As Boko Haram Plans Massive Attacks On Borno, Yobe
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NGOs Withdraw Workers As Boko Haram Plans Massive Attacks On Borno, Yobe

Boko Haram terrorists are planning a series of attacks on communities in Borno and Yobe states. According to a military source, non-governmental organisations working in the area have been informed and have started withdrawing their workers from the two states. “They (Boko Haram terrorists) have been quiet for some time now due to the pressure from troops of Operation TURA TAKAI BANGO. But the intelligence report we got recently showed that both the Abubakar Shekau-led faction and ISWAP (Islamic State in West Africa Province) are planning massive attacks on different communities in both Yobe and Borno. “We have informed all operational commanders to stay alert; all NGOs and humanitarian workers have also been informed. Some of the NGOs have started withdrawing their workers bu...
UN reacts as Boko Haram kills humanitarian worker in Borno
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UN reacts as Boko Haram kills humanitarian worker in Borno

The United Nations has reacted to reports of the recent killing of a Humanitarian worker in Borno state.   The Action Against Hunger, a humanitarian organization based in the North East, earlier today, disclosed that one of its drivers was killed by the sect members on Wednesday July 18th. The organization in a statement released, said the humanitarian workers were in a convoy enroute Damasak in Borno state when they were attacked by the sect members. While the driver died in the attack, some other workers have been declared missing.   Reacting to the development, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, in a statement released this evening, expressed concerns over the reported attack. He called on anyone who may have any form of influence to do ever...
Ibrahim Magu Asks Bankers To Report Any Money Laundering To EFCC
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Ibrahim Magu Asks Bankers To Report Any Money Laundering To EFCC

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has called on bankers in Maiduguri, Borno State to ensure that they comply with the Money Laundering Act, and report to the anti-graft agency, any person(s) moving cash above the allowed threshold. Magu gave the charge on Monday, April 8, 2019 during an interactive session with the Chief Compliance Officers of banks. According to Magu, “Nobody should carry cash above the threshold of above N10 million for corporate organizations and N5 million for individuals; anything above the threshold must be routed through financial institutions.” Magu also emphasized the role of Non-Governmental Organizations, NGOs in the North-East stressing that the EFCC will in the near future, begin the profiling of suc...
‘Dem Go Flog Tire’: From Poverty To Scholarship – Sapele Schoolgirl’s Parents Speak
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‘Dem Go Flog Tire’: From Poverty To Scholarship – Sapele Schoolgirl’s Parents Speak

Fun Video of Success Adegor, a pupil of Okotie-Eboh Primary School I, Sapele, who was chased from school over exams levy has later turned the 7-year-old Sapele Schoolgirl into a celebrity. DAILY INDEPENDENT visited Success Adegor and reports about the current situation. Like every success story, the crowd of goodwill visitors, government personnel, NGOs and a host of other public-spirited persons continue to swell by the day. Calls from far and near poured in from those who just want to identify with the little girl who had before now lived a low profile life with her parents at an obscure ghetto area of Sapele called Urban Area. Meanwhile, Miss Stephanie Rukevwe Idolor, an HND holder from Auchi Polytechnic, Edo State, who took the video shot of the little girl and upload i...
Flood: Monarch Wants FG To Include Jigawa Among Worst Hit States
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Flood: Monarch Wants FG To Include Jigawa Among Worst Hit States

Alhaji Umar Baffa, paramount ruler of Auyo Local Government in Hadejia Emirate, Jigawa, has called on the Federal Government to include Jigawa among the states that were recently devastated with flood. Underwater in Jigawa. Baffa made the request in an interview with newsmen in his palace in Ayo town on Sunday. He said the call was necessary in view of the devastation caused by the disaster in the entire area. He noted that many lives were lost while farmlands animals, schools, industries, government offices; were submerged by flood across Jigawa. “Nobody will know the degree of havoc done to us, unless someone comes and see the situation practically hence the need to include the state among the states that were devastated by flood became imperative. “For instance here in A...
20 Dead As Hill Collapses On Darfur Village In Sudan – Rebels
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20 Dead As Hill Collapses On Darfur Village In Sudan – Rebels

At least 20 people have been killed in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region after a hill collapsed onto their village following heavy rain, a rebel group said Wednesday. Several people are still feared to be buried after rocks crashed down onto their houses in the mountainous Jebel Marra region of Darfur on September 7, the group said. The region is under the control of the rebel Sudan Liberation Army-Abdul Wahid (SLA-AW) group, and getting independent information from that remote area is difficult. “On September 7 a part of a hill collapsed on a village in eastern Jebel Marra killing at least 20 people,” said Mohamed El-Naier, spokesman of SLA-AW. “Dozens more are still buried under the debris. The entire village has been destroyed,” he said, adding that those who survived were now li...
Eleven Million People Are In Urgent Need of Humanitarian Aid In The Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs warned Thursday.  Lake Chad  The groups issued a plea for emergency aid to help communities surrounding the lake, which lies across Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon, ahead of a major donor conference about the crisis in Berlin next week. “The insurgency as well as military operations across the four countries have displaced 2.4 million people and left 5 million people food insecure, while significantly reducing economic activity,” said the statement signed by the NGOs, including Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger.     “The humanitarian community scaled up the response significantly in 2017, but humanitarian needs remain massive and will continue well into 2018 and beyond.”  The United Nations estimates it needs $1.6 billion (1.4 billion euros) to offer life-saving aid for the region in coordination with humanitarian actors.  Boko Haram took up arms in 2009 in pursuit of an Islamic state in northern Nigeria but its insurgency has since spread to neighbouring states bordering Lake Chad, with frequent suicide bomb attacks.  The conflict has aggravated an already difficult humanitarian situation in one of the poorest regions of the world.  The territory around the lake is difficult to access and the majority of the aid must be delivered by heavy armed convoys and staff transported by costly helicopters.  A donor conference in Oslo last year ended with a pledge by 14 countries to give $672 million to help the region, well below the $1.5 billion sought.  However, less than half has so far Been Paid, The NGOs Added.
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Eleven Million People Are In Urgent Need of Humanitarian Aid In The Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs warned Thursday. Lake Chad The groups issued a plea for emergency aid to help communities surrounding the lake, which lies across Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon, ahead of a major donor conference about the crisis in Berlin next week. “The insurgency as well as military operations across the four countries have displaced 2.4 million people and left 5 million people food insecure, while significantly reducing economic activity,” said the statement signed by the NGOs, including Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger. “The humanitarian community scaled up the response significantly in 2017, but humanitarian needs remain massive and will continue well into 2018 and beyond.” The United Nations estimates it needs $1.6 billion (1.4 billion euros) to offer life-saving aid for the region in coordination with humanitarian actors. Boko Haram took up arms in 2009 in pursuit of an Islamic state in northern Nigeria but its insurgency has since spread to neighbouring states bordering Lake Chad, with frequent suicide bomb attacks. The conflict has aggravated an already difficult humanitarian situation in one of the poorest regions of the world. The territory around the lake is difficult to access and the majority of the aid must be delivered by heavy armed convoys and staff transported by costly helicopters. A donor conference in Oslo last year ended with a pledge by 14 countries to give $672 million to help the region, well below the $1.5 billion sought. However, less than half has so far Been Paid, The NGOs Added.

  Eleven million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid in the Lake Chad region following nine years of Boko Haram violence, a dozen NGOs warned Thursday. The groups issued a plea for emergency aid to help communities surrounding the lake, which lies across Chad, Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon, ahead of a major donor conference about the crisis in Berlin next week. “The insurgency as well as military operations across the four countries have displaced 2.4 million people and left 5 million people food insecure, while significantly reducing economic activity,” said the statement signed by the NGOs, including Norwegian Refugee Council, Save the Children and Action Against Hunger. “The humanitarian community scaled up the response significantly in 2017, but humanitaria...
Why Critics See Me As Non Performing Governor – Aminu Tambuwal
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Why Critics See Me As Non Performing Governor – Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has attributed lack of funds to the low pace in the execution of capital projects in the state, which is having negative impact on his administration. The governor lamented that the development has equally allowed critics to underrate him as a non-performing governor since the inception of his administration. Governor Tambuwal made the assertion, on Wednesday, at the 2018 budget summit organised by office of the Special Adviser on Media and the Coalition of NGOs held in Sokoto. He noted that despite the limited resources at his disposal, his government was able to invest heavily in ‘human projects’ through the prompt payment of workers’ salaries, pensions and gratuities. His words, “In 2017 budget, we proposed N204 billion but all ...
NDE trains 2,000 Youths In Adamawa
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NDE trains 2,000 Youths In Adamawa

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced the training of 2,000 unemployed youths in Adamawa under the Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS). A statement issued on Monday in Yola by NDE Information Officer, Aishatu Fika, said 1,400 of the participants were females while 600 were males. The statement said that the training, which would last three months, was for cosmetology and other technical vocations. It added that the 2,000 in Adamawa were part of the 76, 600 beneficiaries nationwide. The statement said trainees would be supported by government and other stakeholders in setting up their businesses after the training. “The objective of the training exercise is to give access to unemployed youths to acquire skills for self employment and income...
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Federal Govt Working To Reduce Mercury Use In Nigeria – Abdukadir Muazu

The Federal Government says it is working assiduously to develop a National Action Plan to reduce the use of Mercury in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Abdukadir Muazu, said this in Abuja at a workshop for National Comprehensive Analysis of Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining Sector. The capacity building was aimed at supporting the development of National Action Plan for Reduction of Mercury Use/Emission in Nigeria. According to Muazu, the Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development and other stakeholders are working together to ensure possible elimination of the use of mercury by artisanal miners across the country. He said that mercury was substantially used by Artisanal and Small-s...
Lagos Govt Moves To Tax Churches, Mosques
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Lagos Govt Moves To Tax Churches, Mosques

A bill that would review land use charge in Lagos state has gone through second reading on the floor of the state House of Assembly during plenary on Thursday, December 28. The law tagged: “A Bill for A Law To Repeal The Land Use Charge Law 2001 and Enact Land Use Charge 2017 and For Connected Purposes” was subsequently committed to the House Ad-hoc Committee on Finance headed by Yinka Ogundimu representing Agege II. Speaker of the House, Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, said the law was all about increasing the revenue generation of the state. He said that the House would not exempt religious organisations in the law “because most of the worship centres are making money. ”We could only exempt Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).” Obasa observed that a situation where a few consultan...
Why Nigerians Engage In Illegal Migration To Libya, Europe – Emir Sanusi
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Why Nigerians Engage In Illegal Migration To Libya, Europe – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has attributed the excessive quest by Nigerian youths to engage in illegal migration to poverty and unemployment. The Emir made the remark on Thursday in Kano when the President and members of Pan African Institute for Global Affairs and Strategy (PAIGAS) paid him a courtesy visit. According to him, the hunger to move across the shores of this country in an elusive search for greener pasture abroad can be effectively tackled when viable alternatives are made available to engage youths. He called on the leadership of the country to rise up to the challenge by creating an enabling environment that would encourage wealth creation and empower the youth population in Nigeria. The monarch commended PAIGAS for the initiative to partner the...
Made-In-Nigeria Cables Are World Class – SON Vhief
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Made-In-Nigeria Cables Are World Class – SON Vhief

The Director General/CEO of Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Mr. Aboloma A. Osita, has said that some made in Nigerian products are world best and that Nigerians should not be afraid of her products and services. Speaking at Consumer Rights Awareness Advancement and Advocacy Initiative (CRAAAI) 2nd Annual National Consumer Summit held at Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) conference centre Ikeja, Lagos, Osita who was represented by Victoria Yoriyo of the SON stressed that Nigerian cable products are the best globally. He therefore urged Nigerians to patronize Nigerian products that have MANCAP certification, even as he urged consumers to obtain original receipt when making purchases as it would enable them to make legal complaints if the products they bought turned ...
Most NGOs That Help Humanity Are Church-Oriented – PFN Chief Felix Omobude
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Most NGOs That Help Humanity Are Church-Oriented – PFN Chief Felix Omobude

THE PFN National President, Rev. Felix Omobude, while rejecting the NGO Bill, said: “Our position generally is that that law does not stand to our progress”. According to him, several NGOs affiliated to different Pentecostal ministries were already studying the contents of the bill with a view to challenging it. Asked what the PFN had against the Bill, Omobude argued, “Most of the NGOs that tend to help humanity are church-oriented. Many Pentecostal ministries have NGOs that help humanity. “You mean they have to get permission from Abuja before they do that? Generally, that Bill is undemocratic. The nation has enough laws to take care of whatever they are seeking to address with the proposed law”. Asked to advise the proponents of the law, he said: “My advice generally to those...
Australian Aid Worker Kidnapped In Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Australian Aid Worker Kidnapped In Kabul, Afghanistan.

An Australian woman working for a non-governmental organization in Afghanistan was abducted Saturday night in Kabul, according to reports from the Associated Press and Reuters. The woman, who has not been identified, was kidnapped at gunpoint in the nation's capital, AP reported. She works for the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief, an organization that aims to facilitate information sharing and coordinating among other NGOs, government agencies, donors and UN groups. The Australian Embassy in Kabul is looking into reports of an Australian being abducted in Kabul, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an email statement on Sunday. The department declined further comment, except to say Australians are advised not to travel to Afghanistan due to "the...

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