Floods: FG distributes agric inputs to 7,386 Borno farmers

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The federal government has formally launched the distribution of agricultural inputs to 7,386 farmers affected by the 2020 flood in Borno state. A statement on Friday by the information officer, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-east zonal office, Mr. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, indicated that the distribution was performed by the director-general of NEMA, Alhaji Mustafa Ahmed. The statement read in part, Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Zulum flags off disbursement of N850m to 4,250 SMEs

October 13, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Wednesday in Maiduguri flagged off the third phase of Borno state government credit and grant disbursement to 4250 SMEs totaling N850 million. The governor also commissioned Alpha Mechanic village for 416 mechanics comprising of technicians of automobile tricycle and generator with the following sub sectors or units of auto mechanics, diesel engine mechanics, Read More

Borno clamps down on illegal land vendors, speculators in Maiduguri

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Borno State Geographic Information Service (BOGIS), has commenced clampdown on illegal land speculators and vendors in Maiduguri metropolis. The vendors and speculators are allegedly engaging in land racketeering in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere Local Government Areas in the state. While launching operations against illegal land vending recently in Maiduguri, the state capital; BOGIS’s Executive Secretary, Adam Bababe Read More

South South caucus backs Modu Sheriff for APC chair

October 4, 2021 Agi Onda 0

As intrigues continue to trail the upcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, the South South APC support groups have thrown their weight behind the candidature of former governor of Borno state, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff to clinch the national chairmanship position of the party. The decision was reached during consultative meetings with various groups comprising of youth, women groups Read More

Group tasks Nigerians on peaceful co-existence

September 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, Universal Peace and Violence Amelioration center (UPVAC), has urged Nigerians to irrespective of their religious and ethnic affiliations live in peace with one another, saying “it is the solution to the current security challenges in the country.” The group made the appeal weekend during an empowerment programme it organised in collaboration with Algier12 Properties in Maiduguri, Borno state, Read More

Insurgency: NEDC commissions 14.7bn reconstructed bridges in Adamawa

September 27, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

After 7 years of untold hardship and disruption of socio-economic activities as a result of destruction of some bridges in Michika and Madagali local governments linking northern Adamawa with Borno by Boko Haram, the North East Development Commission (NEDC), has commissioned the Kuzum Bridge in Michika local government for public use. That of Delichim and Wurro Ngayandi have reached 70 Read More

Zulum suspends Ramat Polytechnic management over infrastructure decay

September 22, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Tuesday, suspended the entire management of the state owned Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri for six months. Zulum, who was a student of the polytechnic from 1986 to 1988 and bagged a National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering before returning to the institution as rector from 2011 – 2015 took the action after a surprise visit. Read More

APC national chair: Ex-Borno gov, Modu Sheriff, begins campaign, lobbies APC govs

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) planned national convention expected to hold before the end of the year, former Borno state governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has embarked on state wide campaign, even as efforts are intensified to secure the support of the party’s serving governors. Aside Modu Sheriff, other national chairmanship aspirants include; former Gombe state governor, Senator Read More

Atiku deserves to be president

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, I was emotionally touched, psychologically defeated and baffled by the most worrisome security challenge in the past which put parents and children from Borno state in a real dilemma. It is over seven years since the abduction of female students from the GGSS Chibok, Yobe state when the state was hit by the Boko Haram insurgents initially in 2009. Read More

Letter to Zulum

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

With utmost respect, total sense of humility and regards to your respected and esteemed personality, I wish your predecessor happy birthday and at the same time draw your attention to some critical burning issues regarding transportation which directly affects the students of University of Maiduguri and Borno state residents in general. Sir, the way university students do suffer due to Read More

Forgiveness, not deserving of terrorists

September 4, 2021 Sunday Onyemaechi Eze 0

The viral photos of surrendered Boko Haram commanders with placards of varying inscriptions denouncing their evil ways and sins they committed against the nation and humanity trended online penultimate week. The terrorists, numbering about a hundred whose stock in trade for over a decade has been killing, maiming, raping, stealing, destroying and pillaging the country, were seen with their families Read More

Buhari celebrates ex-Gov Shettima at 55

September 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, as one of Nigeria’s success stories “since the beginning of the recent democratic journey.” The President in a message by his Senior Special Assistant (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, on the occasion of Shettima’s 55th birthday anniversary, said, “I’m proud of Shettima for his achievements in office as Read More

Buhari celebrates ex-Borno gov, Kashim Shettima, at 55

September 3, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has described former Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state as one of Nigeria’s success stories “since the beginning of the recent democratic journey.” On the occasion of Shettima’s 55th birthday anniversary, September 2, the President who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity Garba Shehu said, “I’m proud of Shettima for his achievements in Read More

Zulum hails NALDA initiative, assures of protection of farm estates

September 2, 2021 John Oba 0

The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum has commended the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) on the potential of it’s projects to create jobs for citizens of the state who lost their sources of livelihood to the current insurgency bedeviling the state. He further assured that sustainability plan had already been put in place to ensure that the Read More

Cholera outbreak claims 43 in Borno, 559 suspected cases recorded

September 1, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno State Commissioner of Health and Human Services, Hon. Juliana Bitrus, has declared outbreak of cholera in the state, following environmental and health factors in 7 local government areas which claimed many lives. She said so far as at Tuesday, 31st August 2021, reports showed that a total of 42 lives had been lost; 559 suspected cases have been recorded, Read More

Buni lauds troops for repelling Boko Haram attack in Babbangida

August 26, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni has commended the Nigerian Army and other cecurity agencies for repelling the attempted attack on Babbangida town, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government council on Wednesday. A statement by Director General press and media affairs Alhaji Mamman Mohammed said, the bravery exhibited by the combatant soldiers in defeating the terrorists forced them to retreat Read More

@52: APC govs laud Zulum’s commitment to end Boko Haram

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has joined Nigerians and other well wishers to celebrate the birthday of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Governor of Borno state, even as they acknowledged Zulum’s dedication and commitment to the fight against Boko Haram. The APC governors, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja, by their chairman and governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Read More

B/Haram: 2,600 surrendered, 50, 000 orphans, widows harvested – Zulum

Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has said about 2,600 insurgents have surrendered and currently under the care of the state government. The governor said this Tuesday in Abuja while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the repentant insurgents were being properly profiled while the innocent ones among them would be immediately resettled. Read More

Urgency of halting ethno-religious attacks in the North

August 19, 2021 A. A Gadzama 0

The insurgency in the North East and acts of banditry in the North Central and North West are security challenges that have aggravated insecurity in the country. The failure of elites especially the political class and those in government has also betrayed the trust and expectations of Northerners and there is pent-up anger all over the Northern States. The insurgency, Read More

Breaking: NNPC, CMEC, GE sign contract for 50mw Maiduguri emergency power project

August 18, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A significant step towards redeeming the pledge by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to intervene in the perennial electric power supply challenge in Maiduguri, Borno state, was taken Tuesday with the execution of the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) and Equipment Procurement contracts for a 50Megawatts (MW) Emergency Power Project in Maiduguri. The project which is an integral part Read More

Boko Haram: Zulum begins high-level consultations, meets defence chief

August 17, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

As part of his ongoing multi-stakeholders’ consultations on the massive surrender by Boko Haram insurgents in different parts of Borno state, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday visited the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, in Abuja. The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, was in furtherance of Zulum’s resolve to widely consult security and Borno stakeholders towards Read More

Centre faults MURIC over demolished EYN Church Maiduguri

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The director-general, Centre for Justice on Religious and Ethnicity in Nigeria, Rev. Kallamu musa Ali Dikwa, has described as “false, mischievous, misleading and deceptive” of the public by the director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Prof. Ishaq Akintola, over the demolished EYN Church in Maiduguri. MURIC had revealed that the Borno state government actually demolished 11 mosques and four churches contrary Read More