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Borno govt disburses N30.8m to 37 health centres – Vanguard News

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri The Borno State Government through the National States Health Investment Project (NSHIP) and Performance Based Financing (PBF) has disbursed N30.8 million Additional Financing (AF) to three contracted General Hospitals and 34 Health Facilities in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council and Jere Local Government Area to improve healthcare delivery …

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War in Nigeria: Britain Bolsters Fight Against Boko Haram With 66 RAF Officers on Training Mission

Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) have sent dozens of officers to Nigeria to carry out a training mission for the West African country as it fights the deadly Boko Haram insurgency. The U.K. deployed 66 officers earlier in June to undertake a six-week training mission for the Nigerian Air Force, …

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Nigeria: Middle Belt, Northern Minorities Seek 12 Regions, 54 States

By Azimazi Momoh Jimoh Abuja — Leaders of the Middle Belt and other northern minorities met in Abuja yesterday and asked the Federal Government to immediately begin the implementation of the 2014 national conference report to address the agitations for the restructuring of the country. The meeting, which was convened …

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Female suicide bombers kill 12, wound others in Nigeria’s Borno state: police

Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, police said on Monday. Borno state police spokesman Victor Isuku said the attacks took place on Sunday at around 08:30 p.m. (1930 GMT) in Kofa community, around 8 km (5 miles) from the state capital …

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Returning Nigerian refugees could create new crisis as rainy season starts -UNHCR

U.N. refugee agency sounds alarm as thousands arrive in Banki town in Borno state. GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) – Nigerian refugees who fled Islamist militants are returning from Cameroon into a country that is still not equipped to support them, and they risk creating a new humanitarian crisis, the head …

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