Breaking: Bama gets new Emir

May 4, 2020 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Alhaji Umar Ibn Kyari Al Amin El-Kanemi, the eldest son of late Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar Al Amin Ibn Ibrahim El Kanemi, has been appointed the new Emir of Bama. The delegation of Borno state government led by Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, Secretary to State Government alongside the Commissioner for Local Govt and Emirate Affairs, the Director Emirate Read More

Newly established varsity gets VC, Registrar

April 10, 2020 Editor 0

A Vice Chancellor and Registrar have just been for newly established University of Agriculture Zuru, Kebbi state by President Muhammadu Buhari. They are Prof Musa Ahmed and Yusuf Bazata. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Prof. Musa Ahmed as the Vice Chancellor of the newly-established University of Agriculture, Zuru in Kebbi State. Sabo Nanono, the Minister of Agriculture Read More

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UNIMAID suspends first semester exams, ASUU joins strike

March 17, 2020 Editorial III 0

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) has suspended its first semester examination till further notice. The institution announced this in a statement issued by Filibus Yamta Mshelia, Director, Senate and Academic Matters of the university and made available to newsmen on Sunday. He said the decision to suspend the first semester examination came up when all the academic staff of the Read More

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Polio: Health agency seeks Army’s collaboration to immunise children in 2, 622 Borno communities

May 15, 2019 Editor 0

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHDA), has sought cooperation with the Nigerian Army to reach and immunise children in 2, 622 Borno remote communities against the polio virus. Blueprint Correspondent who is currently in Maiduguri reports that the Executive-General of NPHDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaibu, made the appeal in Maiduguri when he led a team from the agency on a visit Read More

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B/Haram infiltrating fringes of Maiduguri – Army

January 11, 2019 Editor 0

The military has spoken of credible information and evidence that, ina bid to further intensify their psychological war and instil fear onthe citizens, insurgents have infiltrated some villages in the fringesof Maiduguri city. Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYADOLE, Colonel Onyena Nwachukwu in a statement yesterday said the BokoHaram elements “have clandestinely been going about threateninginnocent residents, warning Read More

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Boko Haram not in control of Baga – Buratai

December 28, 2018 Editor 0

Contrary to reports that Baga, a fishing community in the Lake Chad fringes, had fallen in the hands of Boko Haram terrorists after a fierce battle with the military, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has assuredly declared that the Nigerian Military is fully in charge total control of Baga. The army chief made the clarification in Read More

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The Maiduguri protest

December 24, 2018 Editorial III 0

In what appeared to be a drama, residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have protested against the 24-hour supply of electricity to their communities. For them, constant electricity supply has increased the amount they pay for electricity, led to ‘outrageous billings’ and invariably ridiculous, as they called for a reversal to the 12-hour electricity supply they previously enjoyed. The Read More

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Just Now: Buhari puts off scheduled visit to Edo, heads to Borno Wednesday

November 27, 2018 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has put f his official visit to Benin city, Edo state capital. The reason for the cancellation was yet to be ascertained but Blueprint gathered that it won’t be unconnected to the death of several Soldiers recent in Metele Borno. A tweet on official APC tweeter handle @APCNigeria a while ago disclosed, “President Muhammadu Buhari has canceled his Read More

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Boko Haram: I’ve not seen Shekau in last 15 years – Mother

June 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

Mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, Mrs. Falmata Abubakar, has given what appears to be her first media interview, saying that she had not seen her son in the last 15 years. She stated this while speaking with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA) in the village of Shekau, Yobe state. In a report published yesterday, Read More

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6 killed, 7 injured at Boko Haram crossfire with police

April 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Borno Police Command has confirmed four persons including a Civilian JTF and two female suicide bombers killed in crossfire while improvises explosive devices were discovered with the insurgents in Jidari area of Maiduguri metropolis. The Force also said that a police Amoured Personnel Carrier (APC) was also damaged by IED explosions, while seven other persons were severely injured. Police Read More

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Review of No Home In This Land

April 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

A critical attempt to look into the roles which literature plays in the recent time has facilitated a clear response further establishing the universal belief that poetry has a big obligation to perform in the documentation, history-archiving and sanity control of the society. This literary postulation which has placed a tag of moral burden and responsibility on poetry as the 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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Boko Haram plans to attack Maiduguri – Police

March 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The Borno state police command, in collaboration with Operation Lafiya Dole High Command, has disclosed that “dislodged and rampaging Boko Haram terrorists have concluded arrangements to attack parts of Maiduguri metropolis; notably, populated/crowded areas to maximise casualty through the use of vehicles fully primed with IEDs.” This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer Read More

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Shettima, enjoy your ride

February 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

When the Borno state Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, expressed the wish not to bequeath the Boko Haram to his successor like his predecessor, Sen. Ali-Modu Sherriff, did in 2011, I said to myself: “Hmmm… this sounds like a wishful thinking.” You can’t blame me for being pessimistic. Considering the resilience of the insurgents, even after they had been degraded, it Read More