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FUGA: Prof Haruna remains VC – Governing Council

June 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Governing Council of Federal University Gashua (FUGA) in Yobe state has said the purported report that Professor Andrew Haruna has been removed and a new Vice Chancellor has been appointed on acting capacity is fake news. A statement released by the Acting Registrar to the Council, A. B Shehu to Blueprint on Monday indicated that the information was baseless. Read More

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Breaking: Yobe Assembly gets new Speaker, deputy

June 24, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe State House of Assembly has elected Hon. Ahmed Lawan Mirwarepresenting Nguru II constituency and Hon Auwalu Isa Bellorepresenting Mamudo Constituency as Speaker and deputy speakerrespectively of the seventh assembly in the state. The 24 members of the State House of Assembly elected the twoprincipal officers unopposed. The Clerk of the House, Ishaku Mohammed, conducted a roll call andensured the Read More

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Irrigation: Joy overflows as NERI empowers 150 farmers in Yobe

June 22, 2019 Editor 0

As part of efforts to enhance the agricultural activities, a non-governmental organisation, North-east Regional Initiative (NERI), in collaboration with Yunusari local government council, has distributed 150 units of water pumps to farmers. Flagging off the distribution in Kanamma, Friday, the chairman, Caretaker Committee, represented by the supervisory councilor on agriculture, Bukar Kolo Kanamma, called on the beneficiaries to utilize the Read More

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Yobe: Research centre seeks 50% political position for youths

June 21, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe state government has been called upon to declare executive orderin allocating 20-50 per cent political positions to youths so as to increase their participation and chart ways for their role in governance. This was the outcome of a round table meeting and research findingsconducted by the Centre for Research, Innovation and Linkages, YobeState University. The research ‘Political exclusion, youth Read More

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‘Only contractors with speedy, quality work will get contracts in Yobe’

June 17, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has hailed Ric Rock Construction Company, among other companies handling the construction of Damaturu township roads, for the speedy and quality work. The governor assured that only contractors who delivered would henceforth get contracts in the state. Buni, disclosed this on Sunday when he inspected 25.5 kilometer Damaturu-Kalallawa dual carriageway awarded by his Read More

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Yobe gov visits home town, inspects Boko Haram damages, pledges recontruction

June 7, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state on Thursday visited his home town Buniyadi and Bunigari to access the level of damages caused by the Boko Haram insurgents in the past 10 years. On arrival, the governor went straight to the major streets amidst unprecedented crowds. While speaking at the local governmentsecretariat, the governor thanked the people for finding him Read More

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New Yobe gov promises to construct hostel, classroom at orphanage centre

June 6, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has called on well-meaning individuals and groups to support the plight of orphans especiallythose whose parents were killed as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency so as to reduce their succour. Buni, made the call in Damaturu on ednesday while on a visit to Yetim Orphanage centre. The Governor said, taking care Read More

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24 hours after swearing-in, new Yobe governor marries predecessor’s daughter as 3rd wife, set to name her first lady

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

New governor Mala Buni of Yobe State secretly married a third wife barely 24hours after he was sworn-in. Blueprint gathered that the governor tied the knot on Thursday with the daughter of his immediate past predecessor, Ibrahim Gaidam. His new wife’s name is Ummi Adama Gaidam. Ummi Adama, who takes the position of Governor’s third wife is currently studying in Read More

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Happening Now: Mai Mala Buni sworn-in as Yobe governor

May 29, 2019 Editor 0

The former National Secretary of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Mai Mala Buni has just been sworn in as the executive governor of Yobe state. Presided over by the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Garba Na Baruma, the occasion was witnessed by sons and daughters of Yobe state and as well as well-wishers across the country. Details loading…

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Disability bill passes second reading at Yobe Assembly

May 22, 2019 Editor 0

The bill on People Living With Disabilities (PLWD) has passed first andsecond reading at Yobe State House of Assembly. Presenting the order paper on Tuesday at floor of the House, Hon. BubaIbrahim Kalallawa, Hon. Ahmed Lawan Mirwa and Hon. Mohammed Bazam said the bill after being passed would give the beneficiaries someprivileges and that it would prohibit all forms of Read More

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Insurgency: 177 health workers killed in Borno, Yobe in 10 years – WHO

May 19, 2019 Editor 0

A total of about 177 health workers have been killed in Borno and Yobe states since the inception of the Boko Haram insurgency, 10 years ago. According to public service international report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), 168 of the personnel were killed in Borno state while nine died in Yobe state. The report further indicated that in Read More

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Yobe’s Mai Maichina bags Int’l award in Niger

May 16, 2019 Editor 0

President Elhadj Issoufou Mahamadou of Niger Republic has conferred an international merit award on Mai Machina of Yobe state, HRH Bashir Albishir Bukar (OON). The award is known as L’ Ordre National du Niger (L’ONN). The presentation which took place at the Niger capital’s city, Niamey on Tuesday was in recognition of the long peaceful co-existence between the former Kaneem Read More

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NGO trains MDAs on effective data management in Yobe

May 15, 2019 Editor 0

As part of efforts to improve effective budgetary system in ministries, departments and agencies, a Non Governmental Organisation(NGO), Connected Development (CODE) has trained civil servants oneffective data management in Yobe state. The programme which took place at Damaturu was aimed atdeveloping the capacity of workers on the modern way of keepingdata. Community Engagement Manager, Morakinyo Busayo, said: “we are here Read More

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Yobe: Army restores sell of petrol at Geidam Filling stations

May 15, 2019 Editor 0

Residents of Geidam in Yobe state has said the army has restoredselling of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as fuel in all the filling stations after shutting them down on Tuesday. The Public Relations Officer of Geidam Chambers of Commerce and Chairman Geidam Joint Associations, Idriss Bappa, disclosed to blueprint on Tuesday evening. He said the shut down forced Read More

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Police flags-off Operation Puff Adder in Yobe

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Police Force Yobe State Command said its personnel have been repositioned to meet up the rising cases of insecurity in the state after successful electioneering processes. This was disclosed by the Police Commissioner, Sumounu Abdulmaliki, while flagging-off operation Puff Adder in Damaturu on Friday. He said the same operation was launched by the acting Inspector General of Police, Read More

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Yobe govt to engage 17,000 personnel for distribution of treated nets

May 10, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe state government said 17,000 personnel would be engaged to plan, mobilize, distribute, monitor, and supervise implementation of the 2.3million Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) donated. The nets were given by the stategovernment with supports from malaria consortium and global fund. Dr. Muhammad Lawan Gana, the Executive Secretary of the State PrimaryHealth Care Management Board disclosed this on Thursday at Read More

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People with disability commend Yobe assembly, seek passage of bill

May 1, 2019 Editor 0

Members of Yobe State House of Assembly have been commended by the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPD) for the efforts so far put in place to see that their bill was read at the floor of the State Assembly. The commendation was made on Wednesday by its chairman, Usman Nura Gabai, who said the lamakers have deep Read More

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30 days to handover: Yobe Gov swears-in SIEC Chairman, Perm Secs, others

April 30, 2019 Editor 0

Barely 30 days to hand over date, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobestate has appointed and sworn-in Dr. Mamman Mohammed as Chairman, Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC). Others sworn-in were three permanent members for Civil Service Commission, Fiscal Responsibility Board and five PermanentSecretaries. At the event which took place on Tuesday at Government House, Damaturu,the Governor commended the efforts of Read More

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Senate presidency: North-east youth group drums support for Lawan

April 30, 2019 Editor 0

A group known as North-east Youth Alliance on Monday, said youth across the six states of the region have endorsed the Senate Presidency pursuit of Senator Ahmad Lawan. National coordinator of the group, Alhaji Munkailu Abdulrahman, whodisclosed this while speaking to Blueprint in Damaturu, said the alliance was on tour of the states to mobilize youth and elders to support Read More

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Yobe APC youths drum support for Ahmed Lawan

April 26, 2019 Editor 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) youths in Yobe have called on the newly elected Senators to support the candidature of Senator Ahmed Lawan, currently the majority leader who is gunning for the position of Senate President at the 9th National Assembly. APC youth leader in Damaturu local government, Yusuf  Goni (Kaka), madethis known to Blueprint in a chat on Friday. Goni Read More

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May 29 handover: Yobe sets up 18-member inauguration squad

April 24, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe state government has inaugurated 18-member steering andinauguration committee ahead of the handover of leadership to the newly elected governor, Mai Mala Buni. Inaugurating the committee on Wednesday, Governor Ibrahim Gaidamrepresented by his deputy, Abubakar D. Aliyu, said the committee’s terms of reference was to plan and execute a successful handover come May 29, 2019. “I implore you to contribute Read More

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Insecurity: NGO installs solar street lights in Yobe community

April 24, 2019 Editor 0

Yunusari local government council with support from North-east RegionalInitiatives (NERI) has installed and commissioned 44 number of solarstreet lights at four strategic locations in Kanamma community in Yobestate. Commissioning the project on Tuesday, the acting local governmentchairman, Alhaji Saleh Musa Gulani, represented by the Head ofAgriculture and Natural Resources department, Musa K. Dagona, saidNERI cannot be forgotten in the area Read More

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Yobe: Fuel scarcity hits Damaturu as independent marketers shutdown stations

April 22, 2019 Editor 0

Scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit PMS has hit Damaturu, the Yobe statecapital with Independent Marketers shutting down their stations creating artificial scarcity. When Blueprint correspondent went round the state capital on Sunday, over 80 per cent of the stations belonging to Independent Marketers were seen shut down. Adamu Hassan and Bala Abubakar told Blueprint, “most of theIndependent Marketers have enough Read More

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Yobe: Again, NEMA distributes relief materials from Saudi govt

April 14, 2019 Editor 0

The government of Saudi Arabia in conjunction with National EmergencyManagement Agency NEMA had distributed the fourth and the last phase of house-to-house King Salman Humanitarian relief materials tocommunities in Yobe state. Flagging off the exercise at Mohammed Gombe farm in Damaturu on Saturday, the Relief and Humanitarian Officer of the NEMA, SaiduMohammed Alkali, said the items were targeted for 47 Read More