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Fire ravages 140 shelters in Borno IDPs camp

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says 140 shelters were destroyed by fire in two Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps at Monguno Local Government Area of Borno.

NEMA Northeast Information Officer, Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Maiduguri. Ibrahim said the fire incidents were recorded at Flatari and Nguro camps in Monguno on Saturday.

Saraki nominated as International Human Rights Commission Ambassador

The senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki has been nominated as an “Ambassador-at-Large” of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC). This was revealed in a statement from his media office on Saturday. Saraki, in his new capacity, is expected to lead the diplomatic team of the IHRC in various diplomatic missions across the world.

Bayelsa fixes July 27 for LG elections

Elections into local government councils in Bayelsa will hold on July 27, 2019, according to Dr. Perekeme Bertola, chairman of the state’s Independent Electoral Commission.

Bertola, who announced this during a stakeholders’ meeting on Saturday in Yenagoa, promised that the elections would be free, fair, credible and conclusive.

Four dead in suspected Boko Haram attack in Cameroon

Jihadists from Nigeria’s Boko Haram killed at least four people and badly wounded four others in an attack on Kofia, a Cameroonian island on Lake Chad, an official source told AFP on Sunday.

The attackers also destroyed part of a military post and vandalised shops in the attack late Saturday, the source said, adding three civilians and one soldier were killed.

Easter killings: Gombe goverment imposes curfew on state

The government of Gombe state has imposed curfew on the state capital following a breakdown of law and order in the metropolis in the aftermath of the Easter killings.




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