Presidency donates relief materials to IDPs in Taraba

The Presidential Initiative for the North East (PINE) on Friday donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Borno, camping at different locations in Jalingo. The Secretary of the body, Alhaji Umar Gulani, presented the materials to Gov. Darius Ishaku for onward distribution to the IDPs. Gulani told the IDPs that the Federal Government …

NEMA, Health Ministry Move Against Epidemic Diseases In NigeriaBY Ejike Ejike

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Federal Ministry of Health have commenced the process to strengthen community resilience against epidemics in country. Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, who disclosed this in Abuja when he received a delegation from the World Economic Forum, said the move has become imperative in view of discovery …

B/Haram: US spends $200m on North-east intervention By Ibrahim Sawab

The United States Agency for the International Development (USAID) and the US government have so far spent over $200 million on intervention programmes across states in the North-east that are affected by Boko Haram insurgency, the Director, USAID/Nigeria Mission, Michael Harvey, has said. He told newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday that there would be additional support …

Boko Haram: IDPs from 15 Yobe communities return home

Alhaji Kyari Batarama, the Chairman of Gujba Local Government Council of Yobe, said Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from 15 villages sacked by the Boko Haram sect have been resettled in their communities. Batarama, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu, said peace had returned to the …

Senate votes N10bn to resettle IDPS By GEORGE OJI

Senate yesterday passed a resolution mandating its Committee on Appropriation to allocate N10bn under the service wide votes for the relocation and resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, returning home in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. The lawmakers also urged the Federal Government to release grains from the strategic grain reserves to the affected states. …