Attack on Atiku’s convoy: Police arraign 9 in Maiduguri

December 23, 2022 Paul Okah 0

  The Borno state Commissioner of Police, Abdul Umar, Thursday,  said the state command has charged to court nine suspects who attacked the convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the state. He stated this Thursday in a chat with newsmen adding that  a total of thugs were arrested by the command. He said 14 Read More

Shehu of Borno laments neglect of Chad Basin for 8 years

November 9, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba has lamented the neglect in the operation of the Lake Chad Basin. Speaking when he hosted the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday, the Shehu of Borno made the remarks, urging the PDP presidential candidate to prioritise the project Read More

Manujo, 26 others elected Yola South APC leaders

September 8, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A 27-man Executive Committee has been elected for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yola South Local Government Area. According to a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, Usman Isa Manjo emerged Chairman of Yola South Local Government of the APC. The statement partly read “in the result signed by the Chairman of the Congress, Ibrahim Abubakar, and his Secretary, Sanusi Read More

Buhari names TWG on 230,000 refugees in Lake Chad region

September 3, 2021 Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf 0

The federal government has commenced the process of repatriating over 230,000 Nigerian refugees in the Lake Chad region. A breakdown of the figure shows 122,000 of them are in Niger Republic, Chad hosts 30,000 while 80,000 are in Cameroon. Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, announced this at a recent media Read More

Keystone Bank donates sanitary kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in North-east

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keystone Bank Limited, through its ‘Pink Network’ initiative, in partnership with Hayat Holdings (Producer of MOLPED Pad) and WHAI (Whispering Hope for Africa) Nigeria, has donated menstrual period kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in IDP camps and secondary schools within the North-Eastern region of Nigeria. A statement by the lender said the gesture was part of the bank’s corporate 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

Kano and the political chrestomathy of GYB

July 4, 2021 Kingsley Fanwo 0

I knew Governor Yahaya Bello was going to Kano. I also knew his minders would be having a herculean task managing the crowd that would want to catch a glimpse of their hero. My fears were good fears. They have not seen him for a long time. They saw him last when the political space was full of smoke. Now Read More

Fight against insurgency: COAS visits Shehu of Borno, pledges to work with traditional institutions

June 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has said the traditional leaders were critical to the success of ongoing operation to end Boko Haram insurgency and terrorism in the Northeast. According to a statement Saturday by Deputy Director Public Relations 7 Division Nigerian Army/Joint Task Force Operation HADIN KAI Col. Ado Isa, COAS made this known during a Read More

Presidency canvasses private sector’s involvement to end out-of-school challenge

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has emphasised the involvement of private sector in solving the Out-of-School Children’s menace in the country. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the two-day conference of the Association for Formidable Educational Development (AFED), Senior Special Assistant to the President on Education Interventions, Fela Bank-Olemo, said government alone could not solve the problem. He said the government had introduced a Read More

Holy Ka’aba’s Imam visits Zulum, thumbs up gov’s achievements

June 3, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Prof. Hassan Abdulhamid Bukhari, a Saudi academic and one of the Imams leading congregational prayers at the Holy Ka’aba (Masjid Al-Haram) in Makkah, has paid a visit to Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, Shehu of Borno and Al-Ansar University site. This was contained in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen by Dr Abubakar Muhammad Sani, Senior Special Read More

2023: North-east youth coalition endorses Yahaya Bello for president

May 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

 North East Youths Coalition  have called on the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello to run for 2023 presidential election.  The coalition which comprises groups of youths from the six states of the region that includes Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe State made the call at a press conference at Zaranda hotel Bauchi. This is coming on the Read More

Army Chief, others died as heroes – Ndume

May 22, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC Borno South), declared Saturday that he  received the news of the late Chief of Army Staff, Lt.  General Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others with shock. General Attahiru and some other military officers with Cabin crew of a Nigeria Airforce Aircraft, died Friday evening at the Kaduna Aiport when the plane Read More

Security: Where the service chiefs?

May 20, 2021 Samson Ayuba 0

I was scared to turn on my radio this morning for fear of listening to another terrible news. The state of insecurity in my beloved country Nigeria has drastically worsened. The one peaceful country is now being gradually torn apart from its insides by the demon called insecurity. Every Nigerian citizen has now been forced to live in constant fear. Read More

Nigerian Army and war against insurgency beyond slogan

May 18, 2021 Isaac Ikpa 0

I don’t know him; may be, only a few Nigerians might have encountered him in the sanctuaries of books and there is no possibility that any Nigerian would ever have a chance of knowing him personally, but Frederick C. Blesse is a living legend or a genius of wisdom by conquering the essence of existence with his timeless philosophy. Blesse Read More

Kada, Zamfara, other teams jostle for President Beach Volleyball Cup

May 18, 2021 Editor 0

A total of 45 teams registered for this year’s edition of the President Beach Volleyball Cup which began Monday in Kaduna state. According to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Sam Timothy, 19 teams will battle for honours in the U18 Girls/U19 Boys category, while 26 teams will vie for the top prize in the seniors (men and women) Read More

APC chieftain, Jaji reveals how to end kidnapping, banditry in 3 months

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and immediate past chairman, House committee on internal security, Hon. Aminu Sani Jaji, has called on National Assembly to budget a special fund for the security agencies to acquire sophisticated weapons. Jaji said if the executive and the legislature could agree on such special fund for the security agencies to acquire Read More

50 armed herdsmen nabbed, under prosecution over insecurity – NSCDC boss

April 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, said the Corps has arrested over 50 suspected armed herdsmen, in ongoing operations to check the escalating insecurity in the country. The NSCDC boss said this at the agency’s headquarters Wednesday in Abuja, where licences were presented to new private guard operators. The CG, however stressed Read More

Breaking: Another blackout in Maiduguri looms as Boko Haram brings down transmission tower again

March 27, 2021 Humanitarian Times 0

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno state capital are in the state of confusion following sudden blackout three days after transmission company of Nigeria managed to fixed the transmission lines destroyed by suspected armed insurgents about two months ago. Reliable security sources said another transmission tower was brought down by heavy explosives that were planted on the foot of the high tension Read More

Breaking: 12 govs, ex-Speaker Bankole, Dogara make APC strategy c’mtt ahead 2023

March 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of preparations ahead of the 2023 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a 61-man contact/strategy committee having 12 governors and some new prominent members on the list. Among the new APC members on the strategy committee list are two former Speakers of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole and Yakubu Dogara. The strategy committee Read More

Rochas to build schools for Almajiris in six northern states

March 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of his contributions to address the problems associated with Almajiris in the north, Senator Rochas Okorocha through his foundation ‘Rochas foundation’ has disclosed plan to build modern ‘tsangaya schools’ (Almajiri schools) in six northern states. Chief of staff of the foundation and former deputy governor of Bauchi state Alhaji Abdulmalik Mahmud made the disclosure Monday when the leader Read More

$1bn missing arms fund: Northern professionals tell NSA to apologise to Nigerians

March 17, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern Nigerian Professionals Forum has advised the National Security Adviser (NSA) Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) to apologise and seek Nigerian’s forgiveness over his controversial statement about $1 billion arms deal or resign. Speaking after their emergency National Executive Council session No. 26 in Kaduna on Wednesday on the issue of national security as it affects survival of the North, they Read More

UN laments insecurity in North East

March 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has lamented rising insecurity in North-east Nigeria, saying that the situation is getting out of hand. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during a launch of north-east Nigeria Humanitarian Response Plan and US$1 billion appeal, Kallon said the last four years has been particularly tasking for states like Borno Adamawa, and 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