Damasak: Bagudu, Zulum tour Borno’s 3,000-hectare rice farm

June 3, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Bagudu, and Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state embarked on tour of 3,000-hectare rice farm in Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar local government area on Wednesday. The mega farm is one of Zulum’s ongoing programmes in agriculture. The farm’s location, Damasak, is on the fringes of Lake Chad and it was one of Boko Haram’s Read More

Buhari mourns Borno, Katsina victims of terror

May 26, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday mourned the victims of terror attacks in Borno and Katsina states, saying that perpetrators of the killings would be brought to justice. The President said this in statement issued in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu. The statement reads: “Today, Nigeria is in mourning for the senseless loss of Read More

Assessing impact of voluntary surrender

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

In this report by SADIQ ABUBAKAR, the impact of voluntary surrender by Boko Haram fighters in Borno is examined. Insurgency has consistently impacted on the socio economic and political activities of Borno state for over a decade with attendant killings of people apart from the wanton destruction of public and private property worth billions of naira. It prompted several calls Read More

ChibokGirls—Long forgotten?

April 17, 2022 Prince Charles Dickson 0

All idiots are morons, but not all morons are idiot. On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 mostly Christian female students aged from 16 to 18 were kidnapped by the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram from the Government Girls Secondary School at the sleepy town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. Till date Chibok itself has witnessed almost a Read More

Borno police arrest 22-yr-old woman over ‘human trafficking’

April 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Police Command in Borno state has disclosed that it had arrested a 22-year-old woman, Bilkisu Ali, for alleged human trafficking. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Mr. Kamilu Muhammed, made the disclosure at a news conference at the Command’s headquarters Friday in Maiduguri. Muhammed said the suspect took a three-year-old daughter of one Mohammed Madu, a Read More

After 35 years, Zulum unveils Borno investment coy’s own building

March 12, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Friday commissioned a new three-floor edifice in Maiduguri, tagged Borno Investment House, which is owned by Borno Investment Company Limited. Before now, the company operated in a rented building since it commenced operations in April 1987, making 35 years of being tenants, the managing director of the company, Mohammed Bukar Umar, Read More

SCI champions in Borno, Yobe laments conditions of girls in Northeast zones

March 10, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

In commemoration of the just concluded International Women’s Day (IWD), Save the Children International (SCI) champions from Borno and Yobe states have raised alarm over the conditions of girls in conflict situations in the country, especially in the Northeast. SCI champion and member of the Borno State Children Parliament, Madina Abdulkadiri said girls remained the most vulnerable in conflict situations Read More

Insurgency: Borno establishes programme to disarm, reintegrate child-soldiers

February 15, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state government has established partnership programmes to disarm, demobilise and reintegrate child-soldiers in the state. There are special measures to ensure children’s protection from exploitation and re-recruitment. The programme was established in order to prevent the recruitment of child soldiers and ensure their demobilisation as well as their reintegration into the society to live a better life and Read More

Time to adopt the Zulum option

February 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The appeal, for the umpteenth time, by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state for the federal government to engage mercenaries to prosecute the ongoing war against insecurity, deserves a listening ear as well as a proactive action. The governor, whose state is the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east, surely knows where the shoe pinches and his Read More

Insurgency: Borno govt, army re-open Maiduguri – Dikwa – Gamboru/Ngala road

February 4, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state government and the Nigerian Army on Friday re-opened the Maiduguri – Dikwa – Gamboru/Ngala road for unrestricted movement. Speaking at the ceremony in Maiduguri, Governor Babagana Zulum, said motorists could now ply the road from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Governor Zulum said while motorists did not need security escort from Maiduguri to Dikwa, the military with members of Read More

Insurgency: Borno lose 50,000 lives, record 49,000 widows – Zulum

February 2, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum said official records available to his administration indicated that the Boko Haram insurgency in his state claimed over 50,000 lives as 49,000 women made widows; and 49,000 orphans since the threats began over a decade ago. Governor Zulum further noted that over 100,000 people were missing and were yet to be traced by his Read More

Borno NSCDC applauds PACHA, MCN on peace, conflict resolution initiatives

January 31, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Borno state command, has commended Peace Ambassadors Center for Humanitarian Aid and Empowerment (PACHA) and MCN British Council for their peace building, conflicts resolution and community policing security services to the society. This is sequel to the 13-year insurgency in the state and North- east at large. The state commandant, NSCDC , Read More

4 Borno NUJ officials resign over N12m land scandal

January 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Four members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Borno state chapter, Tuesday, tendered their resignation to their respective chapels. Their resignation followed what they described as a breach of trust and direct attempt to ruin their integrity by the Bulama Talba-led executive. Bulama Talba, a director in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and Culture is currently the Director Read More

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