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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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General elections: Over 100,000 PVCs uncollected in Yobe

January 8, 2019 Editor 0

Less than forty days to Nigerian general elections, with all thesensitization campaigns in media houses and the Civil SocietyOrganizations CSO, the Independent National Electoral Commission INECin Yobe has, said over 100,000 Permanent Voter’s Card PVCs are stillunclaimed in the state. The INEC Resident Commissioner, Ahmad Makama who disclosed this toblueprint on Tuesday expressed dismay over the unhealthydevelopment. “To be frank Read More

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Yobe APC: Beyond Hassan Gimba’s thesis

September 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Reading Hassan’s Gimba’s essay “Consensus a positive pointer from Yobe APC” leaves one with the wrong impression. The essay which appeared in Blueprint seems inconclusive. There is a difference between Yobe state APC and Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam. This is fact that should sink into the head of Hassan Gimba. Tenure of Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam will end but Yobe state and Read More

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2019: Blueprint for Nigeria’s restructuring By Angel Agila Adoba

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Last month I gave a general description in this medium of the restructuring Nigeria needs. This is a more elaborate continuation of that discussion because many contentious areas in our national life need urgent radical reforms. First among these is the 1999 military constitution-whether amended or not. This document should be abolished because it is not a genuine Nigeria Read More

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2019: Will ‘controversial’ congresses affect APC national convention? Voxpop

May 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, reactions have continued to trail the APC ward and local government congresses held in all states of the federation. With glaring factions and defection of chieftains threatening the party’s chances at the polls, PAUL OKAH and HALIMAT OZOMATA seek the opinions of Nigerians on the party’s upcoming national convention. APC will win, but… Nothing Read More

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2019: Be wary of ‘old politicians’ – Soyinka tells youths

April 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on Nigerian youth to be wary of ‘old politicians’ who have been part of the problems of the country and have failed to find solutions to it. Soyinka spoke at Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, while delivering the institution’s 2nd convocation lecture. Speaking on the topic: “Tending the Tree of Commencement”, Read More

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Gaidam: Settling workers’ welfare amidst insurgency

April 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The issues of non-payment of salary, gratuity and pension is prevalent across the country. However, that of Yobe state is exceptional, because Governor Ibrahim Gaidam adopted a strategy that places premium on workers’ welfare despite distractions by activities of insurgents in the state. MUSA M. BUBA reports History has indicated that the Boko Haram insurgency started in Kanamma area Read More