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

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

We want to be married same day – Yusuf twins

February 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

Hussaina and Hassana are twins and are 28 years old. After their primary school at Gwange Primary School in Maiduguri, they proceeded to Federal Government College, Maiduguri, and later obtained a diploma in social welfare from the University of Maiduguri, before they relocated to Kano state. ALIYU ASKIRA engaged them recently and brought excerpts. Your background please We are from Read More

Why herders should carry arms – Bala Mohammed

February 12, 2021 Editor 0

Governor of Bauchi state Bala Mohammed has said Fulani herders have no option but to carry AK-47 for self-defence because they are being attacked and killed by cattle rustlers. He also condemned South West, South-East Governors, and also Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State over the manner in which they are handling farmer-herder clashes. “The Fulani man is practicing the Read More

After 8 years, Muslims in Banki perform Jumma’at prayer

February 6, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Jumma’at prayer was on Friday observed by the Muslim residents of Banki town in Bama local Government area of Borno state after 8 years. Due to the presence of terrorists activitist in the last 8 years in the area, there had been restriction on Jumma’at prayer in Banki central mosque. However, the recent improvements in the efforts of the Nigerian Read More

COVID-19: Anxiety mounts as death toll rises in Nigeria, 27 dead in 24 hours

January 30, 2021 NAN 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday reported 27 coronavirus-related deaths in the country, bringing the total number of those who had succumbed to the deadly virus to 1,577. The NCDC disclosed this on its official website on Friday. The public agency also announced 1,114 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the past 24 hours and these have taken the Read More

COVID-19: With over 2314, Nigeria records highest cases ever

January 23, 2021 Editor 0

Nigeria on Friday recorded 2314 COVID-19 cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said. Out ot the numbers, Lagos, Kaduna and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) registered highest infection within 24 hours. Here is the breakdown Lagos-831 Kaduna-545 FCT-235 Plateau-127 Nasarawa-80 Oyo-72 Delta-65 Rivers-64 Kano-46 Ogun-46 Bayelsa-30 Gombe-30 Abia-28 Osun-27 Edo-25 Ondo-14 Sokoto-12 Zamfara-10 Bauchi-8 Imo-5 Jigawa-4 Ekiti-4 Borno-4 Read More

Hon. Abdulkadir Rahis: Borno lawmaker with a difference, by Hayatu Hussaini

January 5, 2021 Hayatu Hussaini 0

Honourable Abdulkadir Rahis is a 52-year-old member of the House of Representatives representing the good people of Maiduguri Metropolitan Federal Constituency of Borno state. Hon. Rahis is no dark horse as far as legislative business is concerned, especially having been in the green chamber since 2015. A protégé of Senator Kashim Shettima and committed Buharist, Hon. Rahis is a grassroots Read More

Breaking: Boko Haram launches fresh attack on Borno gov’s convoy

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

In about 48 hours, Borno Governor’s convoy suffered another daring attack by Boko Haram terrorists. They attacked the convoy along Monguno-Maiduguri road. Monguno is north and about 80km drive to Maiduguri, the town hosted thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) mostly from Marte, Baga, Kukawa, Dikwa and other surrounding local government areas. No official confirmation of the attack as the Read More