In a bid to assist Nigerian's displaced internally by the Boko Haram insurgency, troops of 21 Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army, have established a temporary school for children at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Bama town, Borno State. "Impressed with the laudable initiative, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) also assisted the Brigade with 2 additional tents and school bags for the pupils, while Borno State Urban Education deployed a Principal to assist in running of the school."
Rockstar and U2 lead vocalist, Paul David Hewson better known as Bono, on Sunday made a commitment to be involved in the ongoing rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts of insurgency ravaged Borno State. Bono, an ambassador for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, who came on the invitation of African richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote promised to come back to the state with assistance.
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday renamed the popular Baga road in Maiduguri Metropolis after Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Shettima made the disclosure during Alhaji Aliko Dangote's visit to the Dalori IDP Camp in Maiduguri, which is currently being occupied by 37,000 IDPs from Bama Local Government Area of the state.
Aliko Dangote and British musician Bono seen during official visit to Miaduguri with Borno Stage governor Hon. Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian billionaire who owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities. As of June 2016, he had an estimated net worth of US$14.9 billion. Paul David Hewson aka Bono is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.
The terrible incident that happened to me on February 1, 2015 at my house in Maiduguri, Borno State, has refused to go away from my memory. My trouble started when hundreds of Boko Haram terrorists, armed with rocket launchers and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) attempted to take over Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, from four different fronts.
The violence unleashed by Boko Haram on communities in Borno State, among other states in the North-East, has left millions of people homeless in the last seven years, thereby forcing government to establish resettlement camps to cater for the displaced. If there is one organization that has given us any cash donation outside the N345m for IDPs, it was the Dangote Foundation which gave Borno N400m but that wasn't for IDPs, it was an economic empowerment program for women which the Dangote Group launched in different states including Lagos,Kano, Jigawa, Kogi, Adamawa and Yobe States in which N10,000 each was given to about 400,000 women across these states I mentioned.
Borno state Government has said that Thursday's protest by Internally Displaced People in Maiduguri was as a result of the breakdown of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for the supply of food to the IDPs in the state. In his wisdom, he advised the Caretaker Chairmen of Marte, Mafa, Dikwa, Bama, Mobbar, Abadam, Monguno, Gwoza council areas on the need to relocate the displaced persons in Maiduguri camps to liberated communities, while those inaccessible council areas like Abadam, Mobbar, Gwoza and Marte should ensure that they have their offices at camps in Maiduguri so as to address issues of hunger and food shortages.
In this interview in Port Harcourt, after the botched national convention, Secondus who was an\ aspirant for the office of deputy national chairman examines the power game in the main opposition party, as he accuses former Borno State governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff of plotting to sink the erstwhile ruling party for the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
The Nigerian Army this morning released a statement warning the general public particularly Borno state residents from boarding commercial vehicles at undesignated garages. Read the statement below Headquarters 7 Division Nigeria Army Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri wishes to caution the general public particularly the good people of Borno State to always ensure that they board commercial vehicles at designated garages/places only.
As part of the activities to mark the 2016 World Humanitarian Day, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has sent a technical team to Maiduguri, Borno State, to conduct interviews with domestic and international stakeholders working in the IDP camps in the Maiduguri area. Saraki's team, according to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Yusuf Olaniyonu was directed to review the coordination between the government of Nigeria and NGO/INGOS, the capacity of service delivery programmes and receive feedback from the IDP's themselves.
Hundreds of people displaced by a Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria's north-east staged a protest in the region's main city on Thursday to demand more aid, accusing officials of stealing food rations, witnesses said. The UN food programme WFP last week warned up to 5.5 million people in the volatile north-east might need food aid by next month as soaring inflation was pushing up food prices.
National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party , PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has slammed a N10bn suit against Borno State government for accusing him of being the mastermind of the Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram. It would be recalled that Kaka, while speaking at the ongoing conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, in PortHarcourt, Rivers State fingered Sheriff as the founder of Boko Haram.