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North-East: FAO provides seeds, fertilizer to over a million in planting season push

Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month. This is part of efforts, led by the Government, to restore livelihoods and combat critical levels of food insecurity and …

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Maisanda is new chairman of Yobe pilgrims commission

Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has approved the appointment of Maisanda Lawan Damaturu, an engineer, as the Executive Chairman of Yobe State Pilgrims Welfare Commission. This was contained in a letter signed by Baba Mallam Wali, Secretary to  the  Yobe State Government, stating that the appointment was predicated on Maisanda`s …

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Yobe Government Approves 2.1bn Naira For Capital Projects

The Yobe State Government has committed the sum of over 2.1 billion Naira for the execution of capital projects spread across the state. The State Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mala Musti, revealed this to journalists at the end of the state executive council meeting held in Damaturu …

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In Yobe : Govt. approves N940m for construction of College of Medical Sciences

In Yobe Govt. approves N940m for construction of College of Medical Sciences The Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Mala Musty, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Damaturu while briefing newsmen. play Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State Source

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FAO Provides Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria

News FAO Provides Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria 22 June 2017 NIGERIA – Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month. It is part …

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Returning Nigerian refugees could create new crisis as rainy season …

GENEVA (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 of the U.N. refugee agency, Filippo Grandi, said on Wednesday. The UNHCR issued a similar warning …

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Seeds given to one million farmers hit by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria – UN

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Seeds and fertilisers are being delivered to more than a million farmers in Boko Haram-hit northeast Nigeria ahead of the rainy season to combat growing hunger and dwindling aid in a region threatened with famine, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The Islamist militants’ bloody …

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