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Requiem for the late Shehu of Bama

May 13, 2020 Editorial III 0

I have never been so depressed like the last two weeks following torrents of obituaries of several friends and acquaintances in Nigeria and the United States of America. This feeling was worsened by the increasing cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria. Of all these obituaries, one that shocked me to the bone marrow was that of the 11th Shehu of Bama, Read More

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Should we believe them?

May 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Deputy Governor of Borno state had blame the attitude of people towards social distancing and observing some preventive measures as lack of belief that the virus exist. But in a place like Borno which is highly religious, any strict measures taken which will affect elites and big marabouts will likely bring a problem. The first sign of problem was Read More

Breaking: Bama gets new Emir

May 4, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Alhaji Umar Ibn Kyari Al Amin El-Kanemi, the eldest son of late Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar Al Amin Ibn Ibrahim El Kanemi, has been appointed the new Emir of Bama. The delegation of Borno state government led by Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, Secretary to State Government alongside the Commissioner for Local Govt and Emirate Affairs, the Director Emirate Read More

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Coalition alleges planned calumny campaign against Shettima

April 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

A group, Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMEGG), has raised the alarm over alleged plan by some aggrieved chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno state to unleash a “devilish campaign” against a former governor of Borno state, Sen. Kashim Shettima. Its president, Comrade Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele, said the chieftains who Read More

Newly established varsity gets VC, Registrar

April 10, 2020 Editor 0

A Vice Chancellor and Registrar have just been for newly established University of Agriculture Zuru, Kebbi state by President Muhammadu Buhari. They are Prof Musa Ahmed and Yusuf Bazata. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Musa Ahmed as the Vice Chancellor of the newly-established University of Agriculture, Zuru in Kebbi State. Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture Read More

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Zulum disburses N100m to 10,000 households Rann

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has disbursed N100 million to 10,000 households displaced by flood in Rann, Kala Balge Local government area of the state. Mr Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy to the governor, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday in Maiduguri, said the governor had on Tuesday inaugurated the disbursement exercise in Rann, a Read More

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Happening Now: Again, Boko Haram invades Chibok, shoots, sets houses on fire

February 18, 2020 Editor 0

Korongilum, a community in Chibok local government area of Borno state is currently being attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.  A resident told Blueprint on phone, Tuesday night, that the attackers came into the community around 6pm, shooting sporadically and setting many houses on fire.  A military source said troops from the Nigerian Army 28 task force brigade and 117 Read More

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Boko Haram invades Borno community overnight, kills dozens, abduct women, children; cars burnt

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping Read More

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GBV: Kebbi, other northern states govs’ wives collabo British High Commission

February 1, 2020 Editor 0

The wive of Kebbi State Governor, Dr.Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has expressed optimism that the collaboration between the British High Commission and Northern Governor’s Wives Forum would yield positive results in addressing Gender Based Violence (GBV) especially in northern Nigeria. A press statement from Yahya Sarki, special adviser on media to Kebbi state governor revealed that Dr. Bagudu who is also Read More

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The rise of another Sardauna in Zulum

January 23, 2020 Blueprint 0

The most commendable eight months of smooth governance in Borno state has sharply defined the seed of political wisdom planted by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, a reason people believe that another Sardauna of the North is in the making. Even before Zulum takes oath of office as governor, optimism was on the rise in the state, this must have been Read More

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Zulum inaugurates information system board

January 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum  of Borno state has inaugurated the  newly constituted board members of Borno  state Geographic Information System  Board (GISB) for  proper land administration and management. Inaugurating the board members at the council chamber of the Government House, Maiduguri, Monday, Zulum said : “It is my solemn pledge to transform the Ministry of Land and Survey into a Read More

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Zulum accuses security personnel of collecting bribes at Njimtilo checkpoint

January 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has accused personnel of Nigerian military and police of collecting bribes of N1000 from travellers who do not have national identity cards. The governor made the accusation Monday afternoon when he visited the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway where thousands of travellers were stranded because security officials manning the highway locked it down. The highway is relatively Read More

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At Damboa, Zulum gives out patrol vehicles to CJTF, hunters

January 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

As part of his ongoing humanitarian and developmental activities in the southern part of Borno state, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, was in Damboa  Friday where he distributed food items to citizens. He was also in Biu where he commissioned three projects. In Damboa, 20,000 displaced and vulnerable persons received varieties of food items, clothing and cash.  The food he distributed Read More

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At night, NAF helicopters destroy terrorists logistic facility in Sambisa

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed a Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) logistics facility at Gujeri in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno State. This, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, was achieved in night-time air strikes executed on 31 December 2019 “pursuant to series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that identified Read More

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Again, Boko Haram invades Chibok, kills 6, abduct 2 women; 3 injured at Christmas eve

December 25, 2019 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram group, Tuesday evening, attacked  Kwaranglum village few meters to Chibok town, Headquarters of Chibok Local Government Area (LGA) of  Borno State, killing six people. They also abducted two women, and injured three others. The state commission for poverty alleviation, Mr. Nuhu Clark, an indigene of the area, told newsmen that the  Boko Haram insurgents invaded Read More

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Eid Maulud: Shehu of Bama calls for prayers against Boko Haram

November 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Shehu of Bama, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ibrahim Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, has appealed to his subjects to intensify prayers in order to end Boko Haram insurgency in the area and state at large. He stated this Monday during special prayers to mark this year’s Maulud Nabiyi celebration.  He commended the efforts of the state and federal governments for Read More

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Insurgency: Zulum holds first SEC retreat in Damasak

October 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Borno state government Sunday held its first State Executive Council (SEC) retreat in Damasak town, headquarters of Mobbar LGC and former stronghold of the Boko Haram terrorists,  with a view to acquainting the people of the area with  the reality of post- insurgency challenges of reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement. Speaking at the retreat which was held at the conference hall Read More

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Borno varsity to get teaching hospital; first Senate inaugurated

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Borno State University ‎will in the next one year have a befitting teaching hospital to pave way for the commencement of courses in medicine, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, has declared.  Zulum, who is Visitor to the university, spoke on Thursday at the historic inauguration of the university’s first Senate, which held at the campus in Maiduguri.  The governor said Read More

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Zulum meets stakeholders on humanitarian crises in North-east

October 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state has Sunday held meetings with the various component of the Multi Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) a day after his return from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where he offered prayers for peace in Borno. The governor also held meeting with the World Bank officials on intervention issues relating to the displaced communities Read More

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The giant strides of UNIMAID’s V-C

September 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Anybody who finds himself/herself at the helm of affairs of any organisation or institution will like to do good things that he/she will be remembered forever in the history of that particular organisation of the institution.  Though, there are some that do not care about what they will leave as their legacies after leaving office, but we can say that Read More

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The Zulum formula against theft

August 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

In an ample demonstration of his government’s desire to nip in the bud the rampant cases of theft of food and other humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs), the Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, last week, went spiritual, using the Holy Qur’an against culprits. This is a welcome development in the fight against crime and criminality Read More

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Listen to Zulum

August 3, 2019 Editor 0

On Tuesday, the Governor of Borno state, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, while hosting a delegation of the House of Representatives led by its Speaker, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, at the Council Chamber of the Government House, Maiduguri, raised an alarm that the counter-insurgency operations against the Boko Haram in the state and the Lake Chad Basin axis might not end soon Read More

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Borno APC chieftain Gov commends Zulum over commissioner nominees

August 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

Former secretary of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Borno state, and special  Adviser  on political affairs to former Governor Kashim Shettima, Hon. Yusuf Adamu has commended governor of the state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum over the choice of commissioner nominees. He said, bringing these set of people into the new cabinet will go a long way in Read More