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MAIDUGURI — The  Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Alhaji Mohammed Akali says according to United Nations reports that over 2.6 million people are at risk of facing food crisis in Borno. Akali made this known during a roundtable meeting with stakeholders on the humanitarian situation in the region. “The NEDC was mobilising resources to stockpile food to intervene in an event of an emergency and stressed the need for a coordinated approach by all...

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As part of the plans to close all IDP camps in Borno state, the government has shut down another Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp located at the state NYSC orientation camp in Maiduguri. The Camp which houses about I, 464 households was closed by officials of the state government on Monday in Maiduguri. The camp was the second to be closed by the government in three days in its bid to return all IDPs back...

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By John Campbell, Guest Columnist and Blogger   The Western media is focused on the struggle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, with searing images of the humanitarian disaster that is unfolding. Yet the magnitude is tiny compared to the humanitarian crisis in northern Nigeria. Total confirmed deaths number 239 in the current round of fighting between Hamas and the Israelis. In comparison, there have been at least 755 deaths since January 1, 2021 in northeastern Borno State, the...

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By Ahmed Ubandoma, Feature Writer   Evidently, the First Lady, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari`s strive and passion to support the less privileged, especially women and children was the brain behind the formation of her non-governmental organisation — Future Assured which is a component of Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF). Future Assured, an initiative of the Aisha Buhari Foundation (ABF), is a non-governmental organisation set up with the vision of securing the future for women and children, especially in...

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International financial institutions are promoting Nigeria’s unpleasant poverty profile says Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist. According to him, Nigeria has been held captive by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). This fact, he said, is one that the federal government is bent on hiding from Nigerians. The activist while speaking at the launch a recent report by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP),  on Thursday said “Why is the government desperate...

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YOLA —  A group, Buhari for All, has distributed 7, 200 bags of rice to underprivileged persons in Adamawa. The rice was distributed to some of the beneficiaries in Yola on Thursday by Alhaji Aminu Jaji, National Chairman of the group. Jaji said that the rice would be shared with indigent persons in all the 21 local government areas of Adamawa. “Today, the national body of  Buhari for All is presenting about 7,200 of 25 ...

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The Federal Government, on Wednesday, approved a new strategy to address the increasing rate of poverty in the country. The State House correspondents were informed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity on Wednesday that the issue of poverty was debated at the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. It said that the administration of President Buhari acknowledged that there was poverty in the country and has put measures in place to...

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The National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) has been approved by the Federal Executive Committee (FEC) according to the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. The strategy which was initiated by the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) was approved for implementation on Wednesday. Femi identified that the committee on NPRGS is chaired by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and will be incorporation into the Medium-Term National Development Plan 2021-2025...

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The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, Kano state says 200 street beggars and almajiris were arrested for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Dr. Zahra’u Muhammad-Umar, Kano state made this known to newsmen on Monday the ministry arrested the beggars and almajiris in Kano metropolis with 60 per cent being women, children and men, and 30 per cent...

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has said raising the bar for the fight against famine, poverty, and wellness of some of the world’s most food-insecure people would cost 1.1 billion dollars. According to the organization, it intends to influence strengthening the capacity and resilience of communities to prepare for and cope with crises as well as providing post-disaster livelihoods support to help people resume production. To do this, FAO requires $1.1 billion as...

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