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    Before returning IDPs to their homes

    A total of 1, 934, 765 displaced persons are currently living in formal camps, and satellite camps in liberated communities as a result of the insurgency in the north eastern state. According to Saad Bello, the Yola Camp Coordinator in Adamawa State, Borno has 19 camps with 150, 858 IDPs; Yobe has nine camps with 31, 988 IDPs and Adamawa four camps with 6, 937 IDPs.

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    Nigeria as hub of Africa’s Centre for Disease Control

    The adoption of Nigeria as the hub of Africa’s Centre for Disease Control (ACDC) is instructive. It followed the clearance by the African Union of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to host not just the West African sub-regional CDC, but also the African CDC Regional Collaborating Centre, based on the quality and integrity of the health structures and facilities in the country.

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    File: President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma putting heads together on the way forward for the 2016 Budget on 10th April 2016

    This budget delay is harmful

    The 2016 budget has recorded a number of firsts in the history of Nigeria. It is the most controversial, the first in President Muhammadu Buhari’s Change Agenda, th first to be declared missing and the first to be highly padded. It is also the nation’s highest in norminal terms since independence and longest in the passage process.

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    President Muhammadu Buhari going through files in office at his residence in the Villa

    Allow Buhari to do his work

    WITH less than a year into his first four-year term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari is already being wooed and prodded to contest for a second term in 2019. Those championing this are some members of the national caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other interest groups within the party.

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    DSS statement on IPOB was reckless

    THE statement issued by the Directorate of State Services (DSS) on Saturday, April 9, 2016 accusing the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) of murdering five men who, according to the Service, belonged to the Hausa-Fulani ethnic stock, came as a rude shock. The bodies were discovered in shallow graves in the Umuanyi forest, Isuikwuato LGA, Abia State.

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    Some of the abducted Chibok girls

    Chibok girls: Two years and counting

    The 14th of April has become a day that the failure of leadership and governance in Nigeria led to the disappearance of 276 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State. Today is exactly 731 days or two years since Boko Haram terrorists walked into the school in the dead of the night and took away final year students waiting to complete their final exams.

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    Keeping NDDC out of politics

    Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, offered a useful and wise piece of advice to the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mrs Ibim Semenitari, when she recently visited his office in Umuahia, as part of her tour of the eight states of the Niger Delta.

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