HUMANITARIAN WORKERS WITHDRAW FROM IDPs CAMP IN MAIDUGURI

Humanitarian workers have pulled out of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The decision followed the outbreak of violence in the camp during a protest by the IDPs over the quantity of food brought in for distribution. The Gubio Road IDP camp is home to displaced persons from 11 local governments of the state, and one of the 13 government recognised IDP camps in Maiduguri. The needs of the affected population are enormous and almost insatiable, even with the team of government aid agencies…

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THIS NOLLYWOOD FILMMAKER NEEDS 15MIL FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT

Lovers of the popular TV show may be wondering why their favourite programme, Idan irawo produced by Kunle Agboola is no longer aired on cable channel, DSTV’s Africa Magic, Yoruba, of late. The reason, though unpalatable, is not far-fetched, the producer of the series, Mr. Kunle Agboola, has been down for some time now, precisely since November last year, and the result of the tests carried out shows that one of his kidneys has packed up. As you are reading this, Mr. Kunle Agboola, is in dire need of everyone’…

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KWANKWASO DONATES RELIEF MATERIALS TO FULANI VICTIMS OF MAMBILA TERRORIST ATTACK, SEE PICS

Last night, the Fulani victims of terrorists militia attacks in Mambila plateau, Sardauna local government area of Taraba state receives relief materials from Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso who paid them a condolence visit earlier last week. The relief materials which include trailer loads of bags of cements, rice, thousands of breads, mats, polypropylene woven sacks, kettles, buckets and other items to alleviate the suffering of victims was delivered by Kwankwasiyya development foundation.

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DANGOTE DONATES 50MIL NAIRA TO IFE CLASH VICTIMS

Femi Makinde, Osogbo Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has donated money and equipment worth over N50m to victims of the March 8 clash between Hausa and Yoruba persons in Ile-Ife. The Managing Director of Dangote Foundation, Mrs. Suera Yusuf, who represented Dangote said this during the presentation of cheques to the victims at the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi in Ile-Ife. The beneficiaries are drawn from Hausa and Yoruba communities,  who suffered losses during the clash. The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, who was at…

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I HAVE DEDICATED THE REST OF MY LIFE TO FIGHTING FOR MIDWIVES – 8TOYIN SARAKI

“I have decided to dedicate the rest of my life to supporting midwives so that other women can benefit. Many women and children have died because of lack of access to midwives and there is need for more investment in the partnership between midwives, mothers and families in order to save more lives.” Toyin Saraki By Sola Ogundipe EVER since she survived a traumatic childbirth several years ago, Mrs Toyin Saraki has been on a crusade to stop stillbirths as well as improve the lot of midwives through boosting midwifery…

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NIGERIA AIR FORCE BRINGS SMILE TO KIDS IN IDP CAMP, SEE PICS

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has showed great care to school kids in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Dalori and Bama, while commencing to feed them daily. This is part of its renewed efforts to promote primary school education among disadvantaged pupils. The NAF Chief of Medical Services, Air Vice Marshal Saleh Shinkafi, who represented the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), said that the programme would entail the provision one meal daily to five hundred school children each from both Dalori and Bama IDP camps. Nigerian Air Force in…

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NIGERIAN WOMAN SURVIVES 10 DAYS IN THE DESERT, DURING WHICH 52 DIED

The International Organization for Migration said it rescued no fewer than 600 people since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targeted migrants stranded in Sahara Desert. The UN migration agency, however, regretted 52 migrants, mostly from The Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire, died over the period, according to its statement on Tuesday. Giuseppe Loprete, the Niger Chief of Mission for IOM, said: “We are enhancing our capacity to assist vulnerable migrants stranded in Northern Agadez, towards the Niger-Libya border. “Saving lives in the desert is…

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DAVIDO’S SISTER, SHARON ADELEKE REACHES OUT TO UNDERPRIVILEGED, READ ABOUT HER MOVES, SEE PIX

Davido’s sister, Sharon, has taken to Instagram to announce that she will be giving away some of her things to sow seeds for Jesus and also reduce her attachment to worldly things. She went further to disclose that this is coming after prayer moments. The singer’s elder sister wrote on the video she shared; “Sow seeds for Jesus in your own unique way! I want to reduce my attachment to material things. To God be the Glory #Ronafordmandem#ronaforJESUS” http://www.lailasblog.com/2017/06/davidos-sister-gives-away-things-sow-seed-dly-things.html

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PEACE CORPS TAKE OVER HOSPITAL IN NASARAWA

BY DONATUS NADI, Lafia The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Nasarawa state command, has taken over Sandaji Medical Centre in Lafia  in order to provide medical services at affordable rate to patients. Mr.Bala Joshua, the state commandant of the corps, made this known when he took journalists and other management staff of the corps round the hospital in Lafia. He said that the aim of the assessment of the facilities in the hospital signified official take over of the hospital by the state command of the corps. “We felt that,…

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FIFTY PER CENT OF FOOD FOR IDPS GET MISSING IN TRANSIT – OSINBAJO

Up to half the food aid meant for people who have fled Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency has reportedly not been delivered, the government says. It described it as a “diversion of relief materials”, which correspondents say is a euphemism for theft. A statement from the acting president’s office added that security was being beefed up to protect the deliveries. As a result of Boko Haram violence some 8.5 million Nigerians in the north-east need life-saving aid, officials say. Poor rains have exacerbated a problem caused by fighting with Boko Haram Islamist militants,…

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