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75, 000 Nigerian Refugees Need $34m – United Nations

75, 000 Nigerian Refugees Need $34m – United Nations

| credits: File copy The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has issued a joint call on donors for $34m to fund urgent operations to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees fleeing from Boko Haram insurgents into Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The UNHCR and its 16 partners need the funding to provide protection and life-saving aid to the more ... Read More »

Saudi’s Top Clerics Talk Down on Islamic Militancy

Saudi’s Top Clerics Talk Down on Islamic Militancy

Saudi Arabia’s top clerical council, the only body in the country authorized to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, declared on Wednesday that “terrorism is a heinous crime” under Sharia, and perpetrators should be made an example of. The statement, days after Saudi Arabia and other Arab states pledged in Jeddah to combat militant ideology, was the most comprehensive attack ... Read More »

Boko Haram: FG To Probe Alleged Military Abuse – Adefuye

Boko Haram: FG To Probe Alleged Military Abuse – Adefuye

Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States, Prof. Ade Adefuye has said the Federal Government will investigate the alleged human rights violation by the Armed Forces in the ongoing efforts at curbing insurgency in the north eastern part of the country. Reacting to a PBS Frontline programme which aired a video footage showing purported abuse by Nigerian military, the Ambassador said ... Read More »

Ukrainian PM on Loyalty Screen for 1Million Civil Servants

Ukrainian PM on Loyalty Screen for 1Million Civil Servants

Ukraine’s prime minister said on Wednesday that one million civil servants, including from government ranks, will be screened for loyalty under new legislation to root out corrupt practices hanging over from the previous ousted administration. Arseny Yatseniuk said in a cabinet meeting that, “according to our calculation, one million civil servants of different kinds will come under this law, including ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigerians Are Frustrated, Helpless; Angry Senate Asks Mark Tell President Jonathan

Boko Haram: Nigerians Are Frustrated, Helpless; Angry Senate Asks Mark Tell President Jonathan

THE Senate, yesterday, canvassed tougher and full scale measures to end the Boko Haram insurgency. It said that the sect has declared war on Nigeria. The senators, who resumed from their two-month vacation, expressed dissatisfaction with how the war was being prosecuted and mandated the Senate leadership to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and service chiefs to hammer out better ... Read More »

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