WHERE WILL OUR HELP COME FROM? IDPS CALL OUT BUHARI

Armed herdsmen are occupying our communities We’re hungry but can’t access our farms We’ll rather die in our homes than beg in the camps IDPs going back home shot dead Govt is turning a blind eye to our plight Pleads with FG to rebuild destroyed homes What manner of country do we have? A country that is not engaged in any conventional war but watches helplessly as thousands of its citizens are turned into refugees. Nigeria is not fighting any external enemy, but the residents have become refugees in their…

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NIGERIA HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF IDPS IN THE WORLD AT 1..95MILLION – UN

A report published Wednesday by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), says Ethiopia has the highest new number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the world in 2018. According to the report, the number of humans forcefully moved as either refugees, asylum seekers or IDP’s rose to around 70.8 million in the year under review. The figure is 2.3 million more persons more than what was recorded for 2017. “What we are seeing in these figures is further confirmation of a longer-term rising trend in the number of people needing…

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PARENTS MARRY OFF THEIR DAUGHTERS FOR FOOD IN BENUE IDP CAMP

As hunger and diseases, especially diarrhoea and hernia hit Mbawa Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs’) Camp located in Daudu, Guma local government area of Benue State, parents have resorted to giving out their under-aged daughters in marriage for food stuff. Already, eight persons have been confirmed dead from the biting hunger and ailments which took a worrisome dimension last weekend. The camp chairman, Mr. Geofrey Torgenga, confirmed the death toll to LEADERSHIP yesterday during a visit to the facility located a few metres away from Daudu. Torgenga said that the major…

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RAMADAN: DANGOTE RELEASES 200MIL FOR BORNO IDP FEEDING

By Ndahi Maram Maiduguri—Borno State Deputy Governor,  Usman Durkwa, yesterday, commended the Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mrs. Zoiera Youssoufou, Managing Director of Aliko Dangote Foundation for donating food items worth N200 million for distribution to thousands of people, especially Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, during this year’s Ramadan. Alhaji Aliko Dangote The deputy governor made the commendation during the official flag-off of distribution of the items in Konduga and Bama Local Government Areas of the state. Durkwa who represented Governor Kashim Shettima during the exercise said:…

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FOOD SCARCITY: CHILDREN IN BAUCHI IDP CAMP FEED ON ONION LEAVES

Intense hunger as a result of inadequacy of food items in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the outskirts of Bauchi, has forced adolescent children to feed on onion leaves for survival. A visit to  the camp, located about two km from Rindebin community in Bauchi Local Government Area would revealed that the children, between the ages of three and five, looked pitiful as they consume the leaves. Some of their parents interviewed said there were no enough food, as such they had to ‘ improvise’ ways of tackling…

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SOLDIER DISMISSED FOR RAPING 14-YR OLD FEMALE IDP IN BORNO

A Nigerian soldier who was tried by the Theatre Command Special Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State, has been dismissed for raping and assaulting a 14-year-old female internally displaced person (IDP).The soldier who was dismissed for raping and assaulting a 14-year-old female IDP was identified as flight lieutenant Martins Owerrem, and he was charged with three counts of disobedience to standing order, assault, and defilement. President of the Court, Major General Yakubu Auta who delivered judgement on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, disclosed that the accused testified that he slapped, dragged…

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RELIEFMATERIALS SEIZED BY CUSTOMS DEPT AND ORDERED TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO ORPHANAGES, IDPS DISAPPEAR

There is growing concern over the alleged diversion of relief materials meant for orphanages across the country. Arewa Trust reports that the Controller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali had recently directed that items seized by the service be distributed to orphanages, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP’s) and vulnerable people across the country. Our correspondent has, however, gathered that some people are taking advantage of the goodwill to enrich themselves. While some are using the name of the Kaduna state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to give…

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I DIDN’T DO IT – GOV LALONG SPEAKS ON DIVERTING IDP’S MISSING 20BIL

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State has described as fake news allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Sen. Jeremiah Useni, that he diverted N20 billion meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. Useni had alleged at a news conference on Wednesday that Lalong diverted the money for personal use. But Lalong, who reacted while speaking with newsmen on Thursday in Jos, said Useni’s allegations were totally false. “For Useni, who is a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to make allegation that money was…

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SEN ABBA AJI INTERVENES IN THE RELEASE OF PROTESTING IDPS FROM PRISON CUSTODY

Senator Abba Aji intervenes in release of protested Bama IDPs in prison custody Vanguard News / Tony / 2 hours ago By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri Former Minority Whip in the 5th Senate and a former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters to late President Umaru Yar’adua, Senator Mohammed Abba Aji has assigned his lawyer, Barrister Abdullahi Usman of Beneshiekh Chambers to take up the matter concerning some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bama who peacefully protested their going back and vacated camps in Maiduguri due to poor feeding and health,…

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EX PDP CHAIRMAN REMANDED OVER STOLEN IDP FOOD

Court The Federal High Court. Yola has ordered the remand of former Adamawa PDP Chairman, Alhaji Abdurrahman Bobboi, in prison for allegedly diverting food meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The court also remanded Mr Sanda Lamurde, a former Commissioner for Finance, and Mr. Feredan George, a former Chief Store Officer of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA). Justice Bilkisu Aliyu gave the order on Wednesday, at the hearing of a case of alleged forgery and stealing brought against the trio by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The…

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