Zulum, an inspiration to all Nigerians, Abba Moro tells Borno citizens

January 14, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

A PDP chieftain, Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South at the National Assembly has described the governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, as an inspiration whose exemplary leadership has made Nigerians to wish for more leaders like him. Senator Moro spoke on Wednesday in Maiduguri when the Senate Committee on Army, which he is a member of, visited Read More

When Zulum thrilled Borno people with his New Year message

January 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

In a New Year message that has kept everyone, especially Borno state residents in awe, many are commending the state governor for his down-to-earth sincerity. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports. Borno state governor, Prof Babagana Zulum has shown the people of the state that his administration cares for them, not only in security, but in other aspects of their live. In a Read More

Borno’s flyover, 3 other projects to be completed Dec 15 – Zulum

November 19, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has set a dateline of December 15 for contractors to complete the state’s first flyover and three other major projects. The governor, who gave the deadline Thursday evening during an inspection in Maiduguri metropolis, inspected the Customs flyover, Muna-Custom expressway, Doctor’s Quarters along Bulumkutu road and a Mega School at Sujuri. He expressed Read More

Zulum gives bereaved General’s family N20m

November 17, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Wednesday led a delegation on condolence visit to the bereaved family of late Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushu. The governor met the family at Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna, during which he directed the immediate release of N20m as support to the General’s family and the directive has been effected, Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, Read More

Ortom signs 2 laws giving judiciary, legislature autonomy

November 11, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, Thursday signed into law two bills granting the state judiciary and the state House of Assembly autonomy. Briefing journalists in his office, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mike Gusa, said the laws are the one to provide for management of funds accruing to the judiciary from the Consolidated Revenue Funds of the Read More

Borno inaugurates 8-man TWG on African Continental Free Trade

November 10, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state government Tuesday inaugurated an eight-member technical working committee on African Continental Free Trade Area Sub-National Strategy Workshop, under the chairmanship of the state Commissioner for Trade, Commerce and Tourism, Alhaji Yarima Lawan Kareto. Other members of the technical working group include Managing Director Borno Investment, Company Limited; Commissioner of Finance; Commissioner of Health; Special Adviser on Job Read More

Breaking: Few hours to Anambra election, IGP pulls out DIG Egbunike as head of security team

November 5, 2021 Editor 0

Barely 24 hours to the Saturday Anambra State governorship election, the Inspector General of Police has removed the Deputy Inspector General, DIG Joseph Egbunike, as the head of security team for the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday November 6, 2021.  His removal was announced by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Nkeiruka Nwude with few hours to the election.  He been Read More

Zulum appoints Executive Secretary for Borno Scholarship Board

November 3, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Bala Isa as Executive Secretary of the Borno State Scholarship Board. The appointment was announced on Monday morning by Governor Zulum’s Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau in a statement. The 50-year old Bala Isa hails from Bayo local government area, and until his appointment, was a Read More

Borno gov commends CNS for returning Naval Base to Baga

October 26, 2021 Editorial III 0

…Seeks more collaboration Borno state governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has commended the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, for returning the Naval Base Lake Chad, to Baga. The governor stated this when the Naval Chief paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Maiduguri. Prof. Zulum who emphasized the importance of the maritime component to the Read More

Zulum reveals when IDP camps ‘ll be shut in Borno

October 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Borno state government has disclosed that it would close all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located within the state capital, Maiduguri, by December 31. Governor Babagana Zulum made the disclosure while addressing State House correspondents at the end of a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja Friday. He said the decision to close Read More

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