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FG Shifts Responsibility Of Displaced Indigenes To State In New Policy

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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has disclosed the decision of the Federal Government to allow states to take responsibility for Internal Displaced indigenes.

Farouq, in a statement by her Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, said the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the National Policy on Internal Displacement (IDP) after her policy presentation to the house.

“The State Government is responsible for the welfare of its indigenes while the Federal Government is concerned with the welfare of all Nigerian citizens.

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“In times of humanitarian challenges, the State Government has the primary responsibility while the Federal Government intervenes as required,” The Minister said.

In her presentation, the minister noted that the policy will provide a platform for all relevant actors in the Humanitarian and Development space to key in and contribute towards a common goal.

This, she said includes the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, whose role on managing digital identities of IDPs in collaboration with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs is also clearly captured in the draft document.

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“The overall goal of the policy is to strengthen the institutional mechanism and frameworks for the realization of the rights, dignity and well being of vulnerable populations through mitigation of the impact and achievement of durable solutions to Internal Displacement in Nigeria”.

Farouq stated that the Ministry will coordinate the implementation of the National IDP policy through the Civil-Security Cooperation (CISEC)framework which is already providing a platform for the coordination of responses between the Government, civilians and security apparatus in humanitarian settings.

The coordination of the IDP policy will be one more chip that falls into place in Government’s strategic methods of improving and ultimately resolving internal displacement.”

However, the Federal Government will be responsible for ensuring that the framework for protection and assistance through this Policy is being adhered to by all actors, across all tiers of Government and across all sectors”.

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Having obtained approval for the policy, a multi-sectoral structure will fully emerge to ensure that all individual actions by all actors are aligned to an overall plan, with set objectives and targets which include resolving various challenges faced by displaced persons, mitigating disasters, providing relief, conflict resolution, supporting rehabilitation efforts, social protection, preventing encampment and facilitating durable solutions.

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Since its inception in 2019, the Ministry has been coordinating responses to humanitarian issues affecting the country.
It has also been responding to disasters while building the capacity of responders and actors within the disaster management sector, to adequately mitigate and prevent disasters from occurring.

(Guardian)

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Drogba Returns, Scores Hat-trick Against Arsene Wenger’s Team

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Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, on Wednesday night, returned to action to score a hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s UNICEF XI team in a charity match.

Wenger returned to management to lead a UNICEF XI out against Marseille legends.

Wenger’s side moved into a 2-1 lead at the Stade Velodrome in his first.

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However, Drogba stole the show with his trio of goals for Marseille legends.

The Ivory Coast legend found the net twice and then even dusted off his infamous celebration for his third goal.

Marseille legends triumphed 7-4 against UNICEF XI.

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Formula One hotshot Pierre Gasly was also on target in the enthralling game.

Meanwhile, Robert Pires, Jens Lehmann, Mathieu Flamini and Samir Nasri, all Arsenal legends under Wenger, made appearances last night.

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EFCC Bursts Internet Fraudsters Hideout, Arrests 22

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command, has arrested 22 “Yahoo Boys” for alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The suspects were identified as Akintunde Ibrahim Olajide, Yusuf Taiye Afeez, Jimoh Idris Okikiola, Adeyemo Wariz Adegoke, Ademola Olalekan Saheed, Anif Abayomi Busayo, Oriade Sunday Oluwatobi, Ajadi Opeyemi Damilola.

Others include, Peter Akanji Blessing,Olaoluwa Felix Oguniran, Agbei Shola Peter, Toheeb Adeagbo Tola, Ajayi Akinyinka Umar, Ibrahim Opeyemi Ishola, Samson Shonubi Oluwafemi, Oki Kayode Oluwadunsi, Durosamo Temitope Dickson, Akinremi Ridwan Abiodun, Ahmed Ogunyele and Olawore Ridwan Olalekan.

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They were apprehended during an operation at their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.

At the point of their arrest, five cars, several mobile phones, laptops and other incriminating documents were recovered from them.

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The Commission said twenty of the 22 suspects have been indicted by investigation.

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It added that they would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.

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Six Parties Ready To Merge, Contest Against APC, PDP – Moghalu

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A former presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Kingsley Moghalu has claimed that at least six political parties have indicated their interest to merge and form a mega party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Moghalu stated this when he hosted Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State.

The ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, who recently defected to the ADC, also called on Nigerians to register in order to be eligible to vote in 2023.

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DAILY POST quoted him him: “We hope to be a key part of a much larger third force that is building up for the presidential elections which will include a merger of about six or seven or more parties.

“So, I believe that in the 2023 elections the citizens of Nigeria should not allow it to be a contest between two sides of the same coin because there is no difference. It should be a battle between the old and the new – between the old Nigerian and the possibilities for a new Nigeria. That is what 2023 should be,” Moghalu said.

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