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Aid workers: UN calls for release of remaining hostages in terrorists’ den

Aid workers: UN calls for release of remaining hostages in terrorists’ den

By Victoria Ojeme United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon says the UN is relieved over the release of the aid workers recently abducted by armed groups in Borno but expressed serious concern over the fate of other civilians in their custody. A statement by Eve Sabbagh, the Head, Public Information, UN Office […]

Senate President, Lawan emerges N’East APC zonal leader

Senate President, Lawan emerges N’East APC zonal leader

By Omeiza Ajayi The Northeast chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has appointed Senate President, Ahmad Lawan as the leader of the party in the zone, by virtue of his position as the highest political office holder from that area. The decision was taken Monday in Abuja at a meeting of the zonal […]

Boko Haram/ISWAP: Where are the Northeast tycoons?

Boko Haram/ISWAP: Where are the Northeast tycoons?

By Sani Mohammed “I can’t but say it is an awkward sight to see one’s native land receding through the growing waters; it unmans one quiet, especially when life is rather new.”  ― Lord Byron There is no place like one’s native land or country. It is one’s best alluring place of shelter or retirement […]

Insecurity: FG plans to withdraw military from North East in 2020

Insecurity: FG plans to withdraw military from North East in 2020

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE Federal Government on Monday said that it would begin a gradual withdrawal of the military operations in the northeastern part of the country where the Boko Haram terrorists have been attacking people for almost a decade. The withdrawal of troops will be done after an “assessment” to determine areas where peace […]

Devt expert calls for agric intervention for survivors of insurgency

Devt expert calls for agric intervention for survivors of insurgency

By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja A development expert, Tunde Ojei, on Tuesday, called for agricultural intervention for men and women who survived insurgent attacks in the North East region. Ojei made the call while speaking with Vanguard on the way to bring out victims of the conflict from poverty and dependency through agricultural engagement that […]