Ecological Funds Spending: SERAP sues Buhari over failure to probe ‘missing’ trillions’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari over “the failure to probe the spending of trillions of ecological funds by governments at all levels—federal, State and local governments from 2001 to date. Joined in the suit as Respondents are the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. Recall that the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) recently stated that no fewer than 600 persons died and 1.3 million rendered…

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Flood: UNICEF raises alarm, says more than 1.5 million children at risk in Nigeria

As the devastating floods  wreck havoc across Nigeria,  United Nations Children Education Funds says more than 2.5 million people in Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance, 60 per cent of which are children and are at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition. The floods, which have affected 34 out of the 36 states in the country, UNICEF says have displaced 1.3 million people, with over 600 people loosing their lives and over 200,000 houses either partially or fully damaged.  In a statement, UNICEF says cases of diarrhoea…

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Flood submerges 17 communities in Nasarawa Council

Abdullahi Aliyu, Executive Chairman, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, has said that no fewer than 17 communities in the area have been submerged by flood following torrential rainfall on Tuesday. Aliyu stated this on Wednesday in Umaisha, Toto LGA, when he visited some of the affected communities to assess the level of devastation. The council chairman, who was represented by his Deputy, Abubakar Kwanaki, said that the visit was to ascertain the level of damage caused by the flood in the affected communities. “We are here to see things for ourselves,…

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