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UNICEF warns use of children as ‘human bombs’ is on the rise in north-east Nigeria

22 August 2017 – The United Nations children agency today expressed extreme concern at the appalling increase in the cruel and calculated use of children, especially girls, as “human bombs” in north-east Nigeria. “Since the beginning of January 2017, 83 children had been used as so-called human bombs, 55 being …

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Northeast Nigeria Response (Adamawa, Borno & Yobe States) Health Sector Bulletin #29, 1 – 15 August 2017

Highlights WHO, MSF and partners are conducting monthly Seasonal Malaria Chemoprophylaxis (SMC) rounds from July through October targeting children under 5 years. With these joint actions against malaria, up to 10,000 deaths could be prevented in Borno State alone. The full impact will be not known until November 2017, after …

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Flood Renders Many Homeless In Yobe • Channels Television

Many people in Jajimaji town of Karasuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State, northeast Nigeria, are still counting their losses after the town was hit by a flood. A downpour that started in the early hours of Saturday and lasted for hours ensured that residents of the town faced a …

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Nigeria: Explosion Kills 2, Injures 3 in Yobe

By Hamisu Kabir Matazu Damaturu — An explosive device suspected to have been planted by Boko Haram militants has killed two people and injured three others along Damaturu – Biu road, Yobe State. Daily Trust gathered that the incident happened about 4:45pm yesterday close to Azare village. A local vigilantee …

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Yobe Pilgrims Board Officials Arrested For Stealing Pilgrims’ Fares

The Yobe State Police Command has arrested officials of the state’s Pilgrims Welfare Board and Potiskum Local Government Council officials over alleged missing hajj fares paid by 41 intending pilgrims. The command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Jafiya Zubairu , a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the development to the News …

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Yobe Water Corporation to review tariffs

Yobe Water Corporation said it will review water bills upward to increase revenue and ease the financial burden on government in providing public urban water services in the state . The General Manager of the corporation, Engr Ahmed Usman disclosed, Thursday, in an interview with Daily Trust in Damaturu. He …

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Yobe Water Corporation to increase tariff

The Yobe Water Corporation said it will review water bills upward to increase revenue and ease the financial burden on government in providing public urban water services. The General Manager of the corporation, Engr Ahmed Usman told Daily Trust in Damaturu yesterday that the state government had maintained the premium …

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