Borno: How Zulum executed 326 capital projects, 49 programmes in 365 days – SSG

June 13, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, in one year executed 326 capital projects and implemented 49 policies and programmes, some of which were capital intensive. The  Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji  Usman Jidda Shuwa,  announced this Saturday in Maiduguri, the state capital. A statement issued by the SSG also said that from 21 of the capital projects,  governor Read More

Breaking: Nigeria records 15 new deaths as total cases near 4500… Lagos, Jigawa, Borno, Kano lead new tally

May 11, 2020 Editor 0

Exactly 15 Covid-19 patients died in Nigeria on Sunday after losing the battle against deadly pandemic. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, there was also 248 new cases from 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The states with the fresh cases include; 81-Lagos 35-Jigawa 26-Borno 26-Kano 20-Bauchi 13-FCT 12-Edo 10-Sokoto 7-Zamfara 4-Kwara 4-Kebbi 2-Gombe 2-Taraba 2-Ogun 2-Ekiti Read More

774,000 Jobs: I ‘ll quit Buhari’s govt if… – Keyamo threatens

April 29, 2020 Moses John 0

Minister of state, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has threatened to resign his appointment if the 774.000 jobs approved by President Muhammadu Buhari under the special public works programme of National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for the unskilled rural persons is hijack by politicians. The pilot scheme was approved to be implemented in five local government areas in eight Read More

Buratai ‘leads battle to flush out Boko Haram in North East’

April 11, 2020 NAN 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has relocated to the North East to oversee and direct the overall operation in the theatre and other army operations across the country. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. He said that Buratai disclosed this while addressing the troops of Special Super Read More

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Governor Zulum celebrates Christmas with Christian communities

December 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

In order to foster unity and peaceful coexistence, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state took out time to spend Christmas with Christian population in southern part of the state. Zulum in a statement by his spokesman Malam Isa Gusau, wished all Christians a joyous and memorable festival while reassuring that he will not relent in his efforts to secure Read More

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Managing the herculean pension and salary issue in Borno

November 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Borno state is not only battling with insurgency, but also with pension and gratuity issues because of a complexity of the endless data capturing exercise. Writes SADIQ ABUBAKAR Controversies and confusions seem to continue or appear to prevail in the payments of pension and salaries of retired and serving civil servants in Borno state despite the executive order by Governor Read More

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Breaking: Again, Suicide bombers strike Maiduguri, 5 killed, 30 injured

April 7, 2019 Editor 0

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Sunday, said five persons were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide bomb attack in the outskirts of Maiduguri. Mr Kachalla Usman, the Head of Emergency Response Operations of SEMA, confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri. Usman said that two female suicide Read More

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Senate presidency: Ndume still in the race – Borno group

March 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

Concerned Borno group and associates of Borno South Senator, Mohammed Ali Ndume have debunked a trending social media post that the lawmaker has withdrawn from the 9th Senate presidency race. Sahara Repoter had reported that Senators Muhammed Ali Ndume and his co-contender Danjuma Goje, have withdrawn from the senate presidency race following a purported meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Reacting Read More

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In Borno, PDP Scribe, LG Chairmen defect to APC

March 9, 2019 Editor 0

Borno State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Baba Ahmed Mustapha and 12 local government council party chairmen have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing journalists at the APC State Secretariat on Friday at a press briefing, Mustapha said their defection was informed by the injustice displayed by the party machinery and caucus. He said Read More

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NYCN wants Senate presidency zoned to North-east

March 4, 2019 Editor 0

National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators in the ninth Assembly to give the slot of Senate President to the Northeast. This was contained in a press statement Made available to Blueprint by itsOrganising Secretary Adamu Useni Yunusa on Monday. Yunusa, said North-eastern states of the country have contributed theirquota immensely at Read More

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Suspected insurgents kill 18 firewood sellers in Borno

February 20, 2019 Editor 0

Eighteen  people believed to be firewood and charcoal scavengers were killed by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram sect in Koshebe general area of Jere local government area of Borno state, Blueprint has gathered Tuesday. The incident,  sources said, took place Monday when the victims went  to the village to scavenge for firewood and charcoal for the purpose of selling same to residents Read More

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Come out and surrender, Army beckons Boko Haram fighters

November 25, 2018 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has called on existing Boko Haram fighters to come out and surrender  so as to be reformed. Over 155  former Boko Haram fighters were over the weekend handed over to the representatives of Borno, Yobe by the Nigerian Army and Adamawa states government and to be reintegrated into their communities. Coordinator of the programme, Major General Bamidele  Shafa Read More

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From Chibok to Dapchi: Who is to blame?

April 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

  A few weeks ago, in the town of Dapchi in Yobe state, no fewer than 110 Nigerian girls, who are students of the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College who were in School to acquire knowledge were abducted by gunmen believed to be the dreaded Boko Haram. According to the account of some of the girls who were lucky Read More

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Borno takes over federal roads rehabilitation

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Borno state government has taken over the construction of the 34km Damboa- Chibok- Mbalala federal road, which was neglected by present administrations in southern part of the state. The government has also embarked on massive reconstruction and rehabilitation of the dilapidated Biu- Azare – Shaffa- Garkida federal highway linking Gombi local government area of Adamawa state, which was constructed Read More

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Easter Sunday: Again, 15 killed, 83 injured as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

April 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed to the Cashew Plantation around Baale Shuwari, Baale Kura and Alikaranti villages located at the outskirts of Maiduguri metropolis have repelled or quashed an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists Sunday night who attempted to penetrate Maiduguri metropolis at about 8.34 pm. The boko haram insurgents who came in troop after parking their 7 vehicles Read More

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Bama IDPs’ return hinges on military assurances – Gov Shettima

March 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

Borno state Governor, , Kashim Shettima, has said that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bama local government will return in batches to their re-built communities after assurance by the military of security of the area. Shettima said he would adhere to global standard for returning displaced persons to their homes rather than bowing to mob pressure. “We have to put Read More

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Shettima launches Borno rice pyramid

March 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has Tuesday launched first of its kind Rice Pyramid produced by over 18,000 Anchor Borrower Participating Farmers or beneficiaries in the state this year farming season. He also said that the program was a laudable tool that Borno state government had invested largely on youths and women to provide food for the people and Read More

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Borno Shuts Down Boarding Schools Outside Maiduguri Indefinitely

March 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Borno State Government has approved the closure of all boarding secondary schools located outside Maiduguri, the state capital for security reasons. The closure was effected following the recent attack on Dapchi village of Yobe state by Boko Haram gunmen during which 110 schoolgirls were abducted on 19 the February 2018. The state government said it took this far reaching Read More

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Cholera kills 3 in Borno

March 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Borno state government has confirmed the death of three persons as a result of cholera outbreak in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia, disclosed this during an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri yesterday. He said so far 693 persons had been diagnosed with the disease in various villages around the Lake Chad axis of the state. Read More