Pictures: In Borno community, Zulum resettles 2,500 families with N120m, food items

June 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday traveled to Kirawa, a border community in Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA) to supervise the resettlement of 2,500 displaced families into their homes which were rebuilt by the state government.  The homes were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents during their occupation, forcing residents to become internally displaced in Pulka, another town Read More

Wakawa’s feats and Neuropsychiatric Hospital Maiduguri

January 20, 2022 Abdullahi Gambo 0

Prof Ibrahim Abdu Wakawa is the Chief Medical Director (CMD) and Chief Consultant Psychiatrist at the Federal Neoropsychiatric Hospital in Maiduguri, Borno state. He obtained his MBBS degree with distinction in Microbiology and Physiology from the University of Maiduguri in 2001 and fellowship in Psychiatry from the West African College of Physician in 2009. A certified addiction practitioner and member Read More

Returnee IDPs from Maiduguri relieve experiences

January 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is no longer news that Borno state government has shut down all IDP camps in Maiduguri. Many of the IDPs bare their minds in an exclusive interview with SADIQ ABUBAKAR. Borno state government started returning people to their villages in 2020 and announced in October 2021 that it plans to close all internally displaced camps within Maiduguri by 31 Read More

Much ado about closure of IDP camps in Maiduguri

January 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

The closure of IDP camps in Maiduguri by Governor Babagana Zulum could endanger the lives of the IDPs with the unending and continuous attacks by ISWAP and Boko Haram members that spread across the state and Lake Chad Basin of the North-eastern part of the country. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports. It is already on record that more than 10,000 households are Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

Borno gov commends CNS for returning Naval Base to Baga

October 26, 2021 Editorial III 0

…Seeks more collaboration Borno state governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has commended the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, for returning the Naval Base Lake Chad, to Baga. The governor stated this when the Naval Chief paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Maiduguri. Prof. Zulum who emphasized the importance of the maritime component to the Read More

Borno clamps down on illegal land vendors, speculators in Maiduguri

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Borno State Geographic Information Service (BOGIS), has commenced clampdown on illegal land speculators and vendors in Maiduguri metropolis. The vendors and speculators are allegedly engaging in land racketeering in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) and Jere Local Government Areas in the state. While launching operations against illegal land vending recently in Maiduguri, the state capital; BOGIS’s Executive Secretary, Adam Bababe Read More

Bandits abduct ex-NBC director, daughter, 3 others in Katsina

September 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former zonal director of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ahmed Abdulkadir, his daughters and three others have been abducted Monday night in Bakori, Katsina state. A colleague of the ace broadcaster, who asked not to be named, said Abdulkadir was abducted when the bandits stormed Shema quarters, a government estate in the town, around 9 p.m. His daughter, 15-year- 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

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

Over 900 road projects ongoing nationwide under Buhari – APC group

August 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Over 900 active road contracts, covering the construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of more than 13,000km of federal roads and highways were currently ongoing nationwide under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. A think-tank of the All Progressives Congress (APC) known as Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has revealed further that stretch of roads coverage is out of a total Read More

Security agencies now speaking language bandits, IPOB, others understand- APC group

June 22, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress on the platform of APC Legacy and Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) said peace has gradually returning to the country because the security agencies are now speaking the languages understood by bandits, terrorists and members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorising the nation. The group said “the fear that has gripped the nation Read More

Buhari unveils 7 of Zulum’s 556 projects

June 18, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

President Muhammadu Buhari could not hide his joy in Maiduguri, Thursday, after commissioning seven out of the 556 capital projects delivered by Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum in just two years in office. “I am highly impressed by the very dynamic leadership that His Excellency Governor Babagana Umaru Zulum has been providing in Borno State in the last 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

Federal University Kashere to establish College of Medical Sciences

June 10, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Federal University of Kashere has inaugurated a nine-man committee for the establishment of the College of Medical Sciences. Inaugurating the committee, in Kashere, Gombe state, vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Umaru Pate, said the committee members were eminent scholars in various fields of medical sciences. “The terms of reference of the committee were to come up with a proposal Read More

How to regulate social media

June 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Social media has virtually become a ground for spreading baseless and unconfirmed news that would temper Nigerians to series of crises. Some unscrupulous media usage who don’t want peace and unity in our country through disseminating unverified news ranging from killings people in a different part of the country, tribal conflicts, and so forth. They would share the said unauthentic Read More

Music key to our well being

June 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Music is a form of art that uses sound organised in time. Music is also a form of entertainment that puts sounds together in a way that people like, find interesting or dance to. Most music includes people singing with their voices or playing musical instruments, such as the piano, guitar, or drums. Music is an arrangement of sounds having Read More

World Tobacco Day: The need to quit smoking

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nothing is more valuable than life, as such, one needs to be very careful in choosing what he/she eats or drinks. The World Tobacco Day is set aside every May 31, to raise awareness on the negative consequences of smoking tobacco as well as other smocks items. In the case of Nigeria, where smoking has become a habit among the Read More

Life without electricity in Maiduguri

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The city of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency, has been in complete darkness for the past four months and we still don’t know the way out because nobody seems to be talking about it. The question is, how will the people of Maiduguri live without electricity at this point in time as the Read More

Army confirms attack on Maiduguri, kills 9 terrorists

May 12, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of Operation HADIN KAI in a joint operation with the Nigerian police, youth vigilante and hunters on Tuesday, 11 May, 2021, foiled attempts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the outskirt of Maiduguri.Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mohamamed Yerima who stated this in a statement said nine terrorists were killed.He said one Buffalo Gun Truck, Read More

Arik Air reintroduces flights from Abuja to Maiduguri

May 5, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Arik Air is reintroducing flights from Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital with effect from Monday, May 10, 2021. Passengers traveling from Lagos can connect seamlessly to this service from Abuja. The four weekly Abuja-Maiduguri flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The airline is assuring passengers of their safety and well-being at every Read More

Impact of social media on students

May 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Social media is specifically designed for exchanging information, sharing pleasantries, having fun, and other systems that can be easy for people around the world. However, surveys show that students from secondary and tertiary institutions consider social media platforms quite usable despite its negative effects. Poor academic performance is the major negative impact of social media on students. In some developed Read More