Halt the disruption of electricity to Maiduguri

April 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

Electricity is one of the most important blessings that Almighty God has given to mankind. It has also become a part of modern life and one cannot think of a world without it. Electricity has many uses in our day to day life. It is used for lighting rooms, working fans and domestic appliances like using electric stoves, A/C and Read More

Alkali’s answers to North -East humanitarian question

April 5, 2021 Raphael Odoh 0

Apparently, Boko Haram insurgents and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have gravely injured and shackled the North East Development Commission (NEDC), a baby created out of necessity to cater for humanitarian crisis incited by Boko Haram. The NEDC’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, (MD-CEO), Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali experiences grippingly retells the story of managing the near Read More

Missing jet: NAF dismisses Boko Haram video

April 2, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has debunked claims by Boko Haram that it brought down the missing Alpha jet, which disappeared from radar on Wednesday, March 31 in Borno state. Blueprint report that Boko Haram claimed responsibility in a viral video that it fighters shot down the fighter jet. But NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet who in a statement Read More

Borno, Plan International train 1,370 youth on skill acquisition

April 2, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno State Agency for Mass Literacy in collaboration with Plan International under the EU consortium has engaged 1,370 youth and adolescent boys and girls in skills acquisitions from four local government areas of the state, namely; MMC, Magumeri, Jere, and Konduga in eight different skills and vocational training areas. The Executive Secretary, Borno State Agency for Mass Literacy, Amb Mustaokha Read More

Zulum shares N325m, food to 100,000 Monguno households

April 2, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has distributed N325 million and variety of food items to over 100,000 Monguno households displaced by Boko Haram and denied access to farmlands, businesses and other means of livelihood. Monguno is the most populated part of northern Borno, within Nigeria’s portion of the Lake Chad region, which has faced the most severe attacks from Read More

The fate of Borno if Zulum is impeached

March 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The tremendous successes recorded so far within the three years of Borno state governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum in office can’t be over emphasized, considering how he works round the clock in providing citizens with the necessaries to improve on their well being, especially the victims of Boko Haram insurgents. Borno state as an epicenter of Boko Haram, millions of Read More

No to use of mercenaries against Boko Haram

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

There is no country that has achieved peace and stability by hiring foreign forces; this is exemplified in Somalia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Libya and Iraq. These countries are currently in crisis. Thus, to me, hiring foreign mercenaries will demoralize our troops and is a slap on the face of the Nigerian government. Judging by the fact that since the murderous Read More

NEMA commends North-east humanitarian workers in Borno

March 29, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North-east zonal office Maiduguri has supported Mon Club International, an organisation formed by humanitarian workers with the aim of providing relief to victims of insurgency. The acting zonal coordinator, NEMA, North-east zone, Wagami Lydia Madu commended the humanitarian workers for their efforts with a promise to collaborate with the organisation, Sunday at the official Read More

NEMA commends North-east humanitarian workers organisation in Borno

March 29, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) North-east zonal office Maiduguri has supported Mon Club International, an organisation formed by humanitarian workers with the aim of providing relief to victims of insurgency.  The Acting Zonal Co coordinator, NEMA, North-east Zone, Wagami Lydia Madu,  commended the humanitarian workers for their efforts with a promise to collaborate with the organization  Sunday at the official Read More

Zulum’s vision and the people’s thought

March 18, 2021 Wadzani Apagu 0

Governor of Borno state, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, is recognized by the world as an active governor in Nigeria due to his approach to situations in the state – providing security and developing infrastructure. Governor Zulum unveiled quite a number of projects which include building of new schools, adequate health facilities, housing scheme, portable water supply, electricity supply, education, roads, Read More

Mysterious fire wrecks havoc in Borno community

March 15, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

A mysterious fire broke out in Gajiganna town of Magumeri local government area in Borno state, Sunday afternoon, and razed down several houses, and several other facilities. A member of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), and resident of Gajiganna town, Malam Hassan Musami, told Blueprint via telephone that the inferno, “started from the roof of a house  at the middle of a neighbourhood shortly Read More

Wassa: Another Abuja IDPs camp suffering neglect

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Wassa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is another tale of displaced Nigerians suffering from different forms of neglect, including lack of potable water, toilet, and schools. PAUL OKAH visited the camp recently and files in this report. The common complaint of IDPs in different states across the country is that they have Read More

Insecurity: State Police to the rescue?

March 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Agitations for State Police have continued to gain acceptance given the deplorable state of security in virtually every art of the country. In this report, KEHINDE OSASONA asks if it is panacea to insecurity bedevilling the country. Security of lives and property is the primary responsibility of any government. In Nigeria the security situation has continued to deteriorate causing many Read More

Zulum appoints Kwara born general security adviser

March 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has approved the appointment of Brig.-Gen. Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq (retd.) as the special adviser on security affairs. In a statement Thursday, Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, said Gen. Ishaq retired from the Nigerian Army on January 10, 2021, after 35 years of service, with his last position being coordinator of the Nigeria Police Read More

Breaking: Zulum appoints retired General as security adviser

March 5, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has approved the appointment of retired Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq, as special adviser on security affairs.  Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, announced in a statement released that General Ishaq, retired from the Nigerian Army on January 10, 2021, after 35 years of service, with his last position being coordinator of the Nigeria Police Read More

Capital projects: Bala laments FG’s injustice to North-east

March 3, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, has lamented what he described as the ‘federal government’s injustice’ to the North-east geo-political zone in terms of capital projects. The governor made the lamentation Wednesday during the opening of the 4th North East Governors forum meeting hosted by the state. He decried that the region lags behind in terms of development due to federal Read More

Nigerian military recaptures Marte, kills several terrorists

February 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian troops Tuesday successfully recaptured Marte from Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents. Marte is a local government area in Borno state, Nigeria, and it is located on the western coast of Lake Chad. ISWAP fighters armed with machine guns had on January 16 overran a military base in the area. At least seven persons were killed Read More

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Farmers/herders crisis: Okechukwu backs Malami’s proposal for pastoral commission

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON)  and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has endorsed the proposal by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, for the establishment of a pastoral commission as a solution to the farmers-herders crisis in the country. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on the Read More

NALDA set to launch ‘Grow Your Food Programme’

February 17, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), is set to launch ‘Grow Your Food Programme,’ to encourage Nigerians start growing their food within their environment using their flower pot. This is even as the Authority also received Borno State list of 1040 proposed soil doctors candidate for training and 2000 fish farmers to participate in the agency’s programme. The Executive Read More

Let peace reign in our country

February 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

It was on 19 of January 2021 that the governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state ordered the Fulani herdsmen to vacate the Ondo state forest reserve. The quit order had caused uproar across the country, some people have commended the governor’s action while others described the expulsion order of the governor as unconstitutional and illegal. We all believe every Nigerian Read More

Zulum boosts Borno Express with 90 buses

February 5, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umaru Zulum of Borno state on Friday unveiled  90 units of mass transit buses to enhance the operations of Borno Express Corporation, a public transportation services company owned by the state government. The buses include 40 units of 50-seaters and 50 units of 14-seaters, all of which have combined capacity for 2, 740 passengers. The governor unveiled the Read More

Zulum commissions 5 health centres, flags off Bama – Maiduguri highway, others

February 3, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum on Wednesday commissioned five healthcare centres in Maiduguri metropolis. He also flagged off the overhaul of the dilapidated Maiduguri-Bama highway.  Projects commissioned by the Governor include four primary healthcare centers along Baga road, Njimtilo, 777 housing estate, and Abujan Talakawa, all of which were started from scratch, and an overhauled infectious disease hospital Read More

Breaking: In Borno, Zulum sacks health commissioner

February 2, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar, Maiduguri 0

Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has sacked the state’s commissioner of health, Dr Salihu Kwayabura. The governor’s Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced this on Tuesday in Maiduguri, noted that Zulum’s directive was part of necessary measures to reposition the ministry.  Gusau said in a statement that Zulum expressed gratitude to Dr Read More