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NAFDAC commences regulation of chemical marketers in Yobe

April 8, 2019 Editor 0

As part of effort to safeguard the general public from consuming harmful chemicals especially those used in preservation of beans, grains and other farm products, the National Agency For Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) in Yobe has commenced the regulation of all chemical marketers  in the state. The Coordinator of the agency in the state, Lawan Musa, who disclosed Read More

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Yobe: FGC Buniyadi reunites, wants FG to ‘rebuild schools destroyed by Boko Haram’

March 30, 2019 Editor 0

Federal Government College (FGC) Buniyadi Old Students Association in Yobe state has called on the federal government to fully implement the ‘save schools initiative’ so that schools destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists could be rebuilt, provided with security and other infrastructure. The Acting President of the Association, Abba Disa Idriss, disclosed this on Saturday at the maiden reunion programme aimed Read More

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Poor NPFL run: Yobe desert Stars fire Ngozi Elechi

March 25, 2019 Editor 0

The Management of a Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) club Yobe Desert Stars has sacked technical adviser Ngozi Elechi after failing to meet up with three-match ultimatum. The club in a Press statement issued by the Media officer Jibo Zakarion Monday said the performance of the technical crew has fallen bellow expectation. According to him: “We found ourselves in a Read More

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Yobe govt trains LG top officials, others on maintenance culture

March 20, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe State Government has charged local government employees in thestate to imbibe the habit of maintenance culture in a bid to give longlife span to huge government investments. The state Governor Ibrahim Gaidam represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Dawa Maigari, disclosed this onTuesday at a two-day workshop organised by Ministry for LocalGovernment in collaboration with Read More

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Yobe: Poverty, violence among women cause of drug abuse – UN

March 16, 2019 Editor 0

Poverty and gender-based violence (GBV) against women are the major factors responsible for drug abuse among the women folks. This was one of the outcomes of a one-day sensitisation training facilitated by the United Nations, Search for Common Grounds in Damaturu  Friday. Addressing journalists, the group’s  legal adviser, Barr Fati Mohammed said the training was basically to open up and Read More

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NGO targets 100 students for special peace club programme in Yobe

March 14, 2019 Editor 0

A platform known as Peace Architecture Dialogue (PAD) hasre-echoed the need for peaceful co-existence among students ofsecondary schools. The Programme with a theme ‘Special Peace Club’ was targeting 100students from five different schools in Yobe state comprising of boysand girls, mostly affected by the insurgency. Husna Ibrahim, the programme and logistic consultant, Search forCommon Grounds, while declaring the event open Read More

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Breaking: Yobe assembly gets new deputy Speaker

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe State House of Assembly on Tuesday welcomed new deputy, Honourable Saidu Baba, representing Nangere constituency. His emergence was rectified after nomination by Honourable Mohammed Isa Bello ofMamudo constituency and seconded by Honourable Ahmed Mirwa of Nguru IIconstituency. Baba’s upliftment became necessary following the demise of former deputy speaker, Dr. Ibrahim Kurmi who died on February 19, 2019 at Yobe Read More

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Yobe governor-elect promises to build on Gaidam’s legacies, warns mischief makers

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe State governor-elect, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has pledged to focus specifically on consolidating on the developmental strides of outgoing state Chief Executive Ibrahim Gaidam Buni, who made the promise while delivering his acceptance speech inside government house on Monday after he was declared winner of 2019 governorship election in Damaturu, Yobe state capital said governor Gaidam has truly transformed Read More

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Yobe governor-elect dedicates victory to the People

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe State governor-elect, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, has dedicated his victoryat the polls to the People of the state. He assured that the confidence reposed on him would be justified after May 29, 2019. Buni who was speaking to party supporters on Monday in an acceptance speech thanked the All Progressives Congress (APC) family, the outgoing executive governor and the Read More

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With 79.3%, INEC declares Buni winner of Yobe guber poll

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Yobestate, Mai Mala Buni, has been declared winner of the gubernatorialelection held on Saturday. Declaring the result on Sunday, the state Returning Officer ProfessorAbubukar Musa Gundiri of Federal University Wukari, Taraba state, saidthe election was conducted under a peaceful atmosphere. According to him, Buni scored 444,013 votes representing 79.3 per cent of Read More

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Army detains, bars accredited Blueprint, Daily Trust Journalists from covering elections in Yobe

March 9, 2019 Editor 0

Soldiers on duty in Damaturu, Yobe state capital for hours detained Correspondents of Blueprint and Daily Trust Newspapers in Yobe were on Saturday denied movement to cover Governorship and State House of Assembly election. The Army officers at ORO3, located behind Union Bank, Damaturu, confiscated journalists’ car and kept them for hours. Musa M. Buba of blueprint and Hamisu Kabir Read More

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Guber poll: Buni sweeps polling unit with wide margin in Yobe

March 9, 2019 Editor 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial candidate in Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has won his polling unit at the just concludedgubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly Elections. The collation officer of Buni Lawanti ward, Anthony Anya Okeke, told Blueprint correspondent that the APC Candidate, Mai Mala Buni scored 162 votes, while his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counter part, UmarIliya Damagum, Read More

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In Yobe, 13 candidates set for Guber contest

March 8, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yobe state hassaid 13 governorship and 157 House of Assembly candidates under platform of different political parties are set for Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Ahmed Makama, made this known on Friday while briefing journalists on the level of INEC preparation. According to the REC, Read More

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Yobe APC guber candidate: I ‘ll tackle water scarcity, bad roads in Fika

March 5, 2019 Editor 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Aspirant in Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has assured that lingering water scarcity and dilapidated roads in the ancient city of Fika would soon become a history. Buni, made the disclosure on Tuesday while flagging off his campaigns in Fika and Gadaka communities in Yobe state. He said the challenge of water scarcity which has Read More

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Governorship poll: Yobe youths, women assure Mai Mala of 95% votes

March 1, 2019 Editorial III 0

Youths and women in Yobe state have assured the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the state, Mai Mala Buni, of 95 per cent votes to consolidate on the earlier votes given to President Muhammadu Buhari during last Saturday’s presidential polls. The Coordinator of Mai Mala Buni House-to-House Campaign organisation in the state, Mohammed Dauda Gombe, disclosed this in Read More

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Buhari leads in Yobe as Bomai clinches South Senatorial ticket

February 25, 2019 Editor 0

The Senatorial candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammed Bomai has been declared winner of Yobe south senatorial district after February 23 elections . The race which was considered as most competitive in the state took place between the incumbent Senator Muhammed Hassan of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Bomai of APC. The zonal returning Read More

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Ex-Minister sweeps NASS result in Yobe, heads back to Reps

February 24, 2019 Editor 0

The immediate past Minister of Foreign Affairs (state), Hon. Khadija Bukar Ibrahim is set to return to the lower chamber of the National Assembly after pulling significant votes in the just concluded National Assembly Elections in Yobe state. Professor Maimuna Waziri from Federal University Gashua who was the returning officer, said Khadija of All Progressives Congress (APC) got 34,293 votes Read More

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PDP chances fades in Yobe as Chairman moves to APC

February 22, 2019 Editor 0

There are indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobestate will go to polls on Saturday without a leader, after its chairmanAlhaji Sani Inuwa Nguru decamped to the ruling party AllProgressives Congress (APC). The former PDP Chairman might not have been formally received at hisward, local government and state levels of the party, but pledged hisallegiance to President Buhari Read More

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3 months to go: Why Gaidam’s legacy will be exceptional

February 21, 2019 Editor 0

It is almost a tradition in Nigeria, that the outgoing governments hardly perform during their last tenure in office, either accumulating wealth for themselves to aspire for other political offices or establish businesses of their interest. In Yobe state, governor Ibrahim Gaidam who emerged the one citizen ofthe state after the death of Governor Mamman Ali, has served two termsin Read More

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One year after, Dapchi community still in shock, tears; begs FG to rescue Leah

February 19, 2019 Editor 0

Muslims and Christians in Dapchi community where 110 students of Government Girls Science Technical College Dapchi in Yobe state wereabducted have held a combine prayer session, urging the federal government to fulfill its promise made on Leah Sharibu’s release. Both Leah and other students were kidnapped by Boko Haram on February 19, 2018. The Chairman of the girls’ parent association, Read More

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Shock as Yobe Assembly deputy Speaker dies in Damaturu

February 19, 2019 Editor 0

The Deputy Speaker, Yobe House of Assembly, Ibrahim Kurmi, died on Monday night at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, at the age of 48. Muhammad Wakil, Director Information of the state House of Assembly, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. “We received with shock, the death of the deputy speaker last night (Monday), Read More

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Troops inflict heavy casualty on terrorists in Yobe

February 17, 2019 Editor 0

Five members of Boko Haram terrorists have met their water-loo after they, along with others attempted to attack a military base at Buni yadi, in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State. Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa said the incident  happened at about 6:05 pm on Saturday.   “Though, the terrorists appeared prepared for the attack as they approached the military Read More

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Yobe Residents rue election shift

February 16, 2019 Editor 0

Residents of Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, said Nigeria should have grown beyond shifting of elections after experiencing 20 years of uninterrupted democracy. They however called on INEC not to reschedule the 2019 elections again. Reacting to the rescheduled elections, All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Leader in Damaturu, Yusuf Goni (Kaka) said: “the rescheduling of the elections may be a Read More

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Muslim lawyers free 8 inmates in Yobe

June 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Eight inmates serving different jail terms at the Potiskum Medium Security Prison got their freedom yesterday following the visit by the Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria, Yobe state chapter. Led by the state chairman, Barrister Mustapha Wakil, the Muslim lawyers visited the security prison and were received by the Assistant Controller in charge of the Prison, Mallam Abdulameed B. Shehu, Read More