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The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and Access Bank of Nigeria have commended the move by an international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen, to end poverty, COVID-19, and climate change as the group announced the local hosts for its concert which will hold in Lagos. A statement by Global Citizen, a New York-based global not-for-profit body, said wealthiest nations needed to deliver on the promise to give $100bn annually to address climate...

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YOLA — The Fintiri administration has initiated a programme to improve a lot of youth, women, people living with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups in the state, and no fewer than 10,520 have been captured under “Adamawa State Social Support Program (ADSSP)”. The initiative was organised by Adamawa State Poverty Alleviation And Wealth Creation Agency (PAWECA) aimed at training youths on various skills while assisting them with handouts to enable them float above poverty level....

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ABUJA — The Founder of Grace of God Mission International, Bishop Paul Nwachukwu,  has urged Nigerian pastors to use their wealth to alleviate the poverty of the people, especially the needy in society. Nwachukwu in his sermon at the 70th birthday anniversary and book launch of Rev. William Okoye, a former Chaplain at Aso Rock Chapel, on Saturday, in Abuja, advised pastors not to take their duties lightly but they should be ready to talk...

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The Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mr. Olusegun Dawodu, announced this at a joint news briefing with his Information and Strategy counterpart, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso and the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, in Alausa, Ikeja. Members of the Special Team which will commence operations in the next few days and will also be taking the destitute off the roads and streets include Security Agents, Social Workers, Care Givers, Medical Personnel,...

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MAIDUGURI — A Malaysian Islamic group, Yayasan Budi Ihsan, has donated 100 cows and 50 goats to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 13 camps in Maiduguri, Borno State. The beneficiaries also included host communities of the IDPs camps, widows, and orphans. The coordinator of the Malaysian group, Dr. Mohammed Amin Umar, while speaking during the symbolic slaughtering of the cows on Tuesday at the Bakassi IDPs camp with over 40,000 IDPs, said it’s their...

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YOLA — The wife of the Adamawa state Governor, Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Fintiri has assisted 100 widows, orphans, and less privileged with various items in Malamre of Karewa ward in Yola North. Items distributed include wrappers, blankets, mats, rubber buckets, packages of foodstuff, and bag containing soap, toothpaste, pants, sanitary pads, and combs, among others. Presenting the items, representative of the wife of the governor Hajiya Asabe Shuaibu urged the beneficiaries to make proper use...

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KATSINA — An executive bill, seeking the prohibition of street begging, has scaled second reading in Katsina State House of Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bill, presented to the assembly by Gov. Aminu Masari, scaled the second reading during plenary on Monday. NAN recalls that the bill was first read before the assembly on June 30 by the Majority Leader, Alhaji Abubakar Abukur. Abukur said that the bill sought to complement the...

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YOLA — Report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said over 657,000 people across Adamawa, Northeast Nigeria, are suffering from a food crisis. OCHA stated that out of the total $1 billion estimated to be required for humanitarian assistance in Northeast Nigeria this year, $225 million (22.5 per cent) is required for Adamawa State.” The insurgency in the region, various studies have said, has worsened displacement and food insecurity....

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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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