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UNICEF Nigeria Humanitarian Situation Report, 1-31 March 2019 – Nigeria

Highlights Despite ongoing efforts to contain the current outbreak of measles in the northeast, low access to vaccines continues to hinder the response. A total of 8,004 suspected measles cases and 21 deaths (CFR: 0.3 per cent) were reported in Borno, and 559 suspected cases and 6 deaths (CFR: 1.07 …

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Has FG done enough to secure release of Leah Sharibu, remaining Chibok girls?

If you look at this issue of Chibok girls and this abduction saga, my personal opinion is that they have all along been hoaxed. I feel that people cannot just come up and abduct such a huge number of Nigerians. Starting with the Chibok girls, why was no single child …

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Insecurity: Buhari, security chiefs in closed door meeting (photos) ▷ Nigeria news

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with the nation’s security chiefs and other heads of security agencies at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting started at 11:30am at President Buhari’s conference room in the State House, The Sun reports. READ ALSO: Buhari seeks to dismiss Atiku’s petition at election tribunal …

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Yobe Stars’ Abdulrahman Ago won’t give up for derby

Yobe Desert Stars’ Abdulrahman Ago is confident his players will give everything ahead of the North East derby between them and El Kanemi Warriors in a league tie fixed for Damaturu on Wednesday. The Damaturu side seems to be playing for pride in a largely underwhelming season where they are at …

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Ramadan: Govt. reduces working hours in Yobe

The Yobe State Government has officially reduced working hours to enable civil servants, particularly Muslims to close early in order to prepare adequately for breaking of fast daily. A statement made available to newsmen today, Wednesday in Damaturu, by the spokesman to the State Head of Civil Service, Hussaini Mai …

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Adamawa, Borno, Taraba, Yobe in serious power crisis as YEDC receives zero allocation

Electricity consumers in Adamawa, Borno, Taraba and Yobe States may continue to wallow in darkness following the loss of supply from the national grid with zero allocation to the Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC). The management of the company released a statement on Thursday, stating that “we are currently experiencing …

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Malaria: Yobe To Distribute 2.3m Mosquito Nets To Households In Yobe

DAMATURU – Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana, Executive Secretary, Yobe State Primary Health Care Management Board, has said that arrangements have concluded to distribute 2.3 Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) to households across the 17 local government areas of the state. Gana, who spoke at the opening of a one-day media orientation …

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Three crushed to death, one injured in Yobe auto crash

Two persons reportedly sitting by the roadside were Monday crushed to death by a car after it lost control. The incident which involved a 2016 Peugeot with registration number AA 706 PKM, occurred at about 5pm at Gaggaba village in Fune Local Government Area of Yobe State. Malam Garba Mohammed, …

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How closure of market crippled economic activities in Yobe community

Yobe Governor Gaidam Owing to several attacks on Geidam Market located in Yobe state, the military authorities shut down the market in January in order to check the movement of persons in and out of the town. However, its economic implication is now grave as MUSA M BUBA reports. Geidam …

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North-East Nigeria: Humanitarian Situation Update – Progress on key activities from the 2019-2021 Humanitarian Response Strategy, April 2019 edition (covering 1 – 31 March 2019) – Nigeria

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW As of March, the United Nations and humanitarian partners reached more than 1.2 million people with food security assistance across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Nearly 20,000 children under the age of five were admitted for the management of severe acute malnutrition. Humanitarians provided protection services to some …

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