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

Zulum enrolls 5,361 Monguno orphans in school

August 12, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Wednesday in Monguno, supervised the enrollment of school age children whose parents were killed by Boko Haram. A total of 5,361 orphans were registered during the two-day exercise. The children were between the ages of 7 and 13, and each is to be given free uniform, writing materials and free meals at Read More

Zulum resettles 1,200 Baga residents donates food, clothes, cash

August 9, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, weekend travelled to Baga, a famous fishing area and supervised the resettlement of 500 families that were made up of 1,200 members displaced for more than seven years, by insurgent’s attacks. Of the 1,200 family members, 716 women received N10, 000 cash each, a wrapper and children’s clothing, while 486 men received Read More

Zulum bags Niger Republic’s second highest national award

August 4, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

President Mohammed Bazoum of the Republic of Niger Tuesday decorated Borno state Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, with the country’s Second Order National Honour, “de Grand Officer dans I`Ordre”, which is the equivalent of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), in Nigeria’s ranking of national honours. Bazoum said he was honouring Zulum after monitoring the governor’s courage, sincere Read More

Women group lauds military for synergy in North-east

August 3, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, North-East Women Solidarity Forum (NEWSF) on Tuesday said synergy in the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) in tackling insurgency in the region is yielding results. The group in a press release signed by its president Aisha Gombe and Secretary Hajatu Maina, commended Nigerian Air force and Army for the recent successful outing that led to elimination of scores of Read More

Letter to Zulum

August 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state was the best governor of the year, but it’s not good that just two year in office people started crying about your administration. Millions of people within the state, country and globally have commented your humanitarian gestures which is why people named you Kadimul Ummah, Arabic for man of the people. Since its creation, Read More

Zulum inaugurates c’ttee on Abadam IDP/refugees’ resettlement

July 27, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Monday inaugurated a committee for the resettlement of internally displaced persons and refugees that are indigenes of Abadam local government to Malam Fatori, the LGA’s headquarters. In his inaugural speech, Governor Zulum expressed concern over the plight of several persons living across different IDP camps in the state.The governor also noted that Borno Read More

Sallah: Zulum releases N55m, food to CJTF, hunters, vigilantes

July 20, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Tuesday directed the release of N55 million, 5,500 bags of rice and 5,500 gallons of oil to volunteers and Civilian JTF, hunters and vigilantes for Sallah celebration.Each of the volunteers operating in Maiduguri metropolitan and Jere local government areas – Borno’s most populated locations – will receive cash, a bag of rice and Read More

Congresses: APC state chairmen lament ‘use and dump’ methods by governors

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

State chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have lamented what they called “use and dump” method of the party leaders, especially the state governors. The lamentation came at a time the party is about to commence its nationwide congresses. Speaking at an interactive meeting with the National Caretaker Committee on the forthcoming exercise, Friday in Abuja, Chairman  Forum Read More

Troops rescue 17 in Borno, foil attempt to abduct commuters

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army said troops of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri – Damaturu road have rescued 17 civilians from a kidnap attempt by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the rescued civilians have been adequately documented and handed Read More

2021: Chronicles of under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service (3)

July 13, 2021 Orkuma Simon Tuleh 0

Welcome to the third edition of this publication which began from a zest to promote greater inclusion of young leaders into the public sector and showcasing profiles of outstanding individuals leading Ministries Departments & Agencies of government. Our team having faced the challenges of indulging noteworthy individuals to provide relevant information not available in the public space keeps getting burdensome Read More

Boko Haram: Navy Special Boat Service personnel conduct clearance operation in Baga

June 30, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service personnel of the Naval Base Lake Chad (NBLC) in conjunction with personnel of 403 Special Force Amphibious Brigade and Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have conducted a clearance and recovery operation at Baga, Borno state.  A statement by Director Information Nigerian Navy, Commodore Sulieman Dahun on Tuesday said, the operation was led by the Read More

Borno govt, UN host high-level donor visit in North-east

June 25, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Borno state government of Borno and the United Nations (UN) has hosted a high-level delegation of key partners during a one-day mission to Borno state to highlight humanitarian and development priorities in the North-east. A press statement by the U. S Embassy in Abuja said delegates from Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Read More

Where does Zulum get projects’ money from?

June 24, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari was in Maiduguri, a state so recklessly destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents and illegal activities of some other criminal elements. Borno has been virtually on its knees for over a decade since Boko Haram insurgents commenced a carnage in the state and beyond. Indeed, the quantum of destruction inflicted on the state by the Read More

Borno: A man behind a man

June 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nobody is perfect, perfection is the attribute of God. And those who claim perfection are imperfect. A man of truth is a father to humanity, a king to existing empire and a role model to upcoming generation. An icon of truth is someone who is ready to do justice, advocate fairness, call for equality and make progress among people and Read More

Happening now: Buhari touches down Maiduguri, set to commission projects, meet troops

June 17, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is now in Maiduguri, Borno state capital for a one day official visit. During his visit, the President who was received by Governor Babagana Zulum and other top government officials on Thursday morninng is expected to meet Nigerian troops and later commission some projects executed by the Borno state government. Borno has been under heavy insurgency attacks Read More

GOC 7 Div urges Boko Haram terrorists to surrender

June 14, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Nigerian Army Monday urged remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists to surrender and embrace peace. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the army Sunday in Maiduguri. Eyitayo, who is also the Commander Sector 1, Operation Hadin Kai, said the recent military onslaught against Read More

Breaking: ISWAP frees UN aid worker, others 5 months after

June 14, 2021 Editor 0

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released several humanitarian workers and civilians abducted during attacks in Northeast Nigeria. According to reports, the aid workers were freed by the group on Monday alongside other civilian captives, after negotiations. Among those released is a staff of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees abducted along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Jan Idris Read More