Breaking: Former Reps Speaker Dogara pulls out of PDP, moves back to APC

July 24, 2020 Editor 0

Former Speaker of House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara is back to the All Progressives Congress (APC) fold. Chairman of APC Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe state Mai Mala Buni revealed this after he led Dogara to visit President Muhammadu Buhari inside Presidential Villa on Friday. Blueprint reports that the former speaker declined to speak after meeting Read More

Yobe: NERI donates text books, furniture to 3 schools in insurgency affected area

July 24, 2020 Editor 0

Northeast Regional Initiatives (NERI) has donated text books and furniture to three Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in Geidam local government council of Yobe state ahead of the school reopening. NERI Programme Officer, Bukar Kurama, while making symbolic presentation of the items said the effort was to improve and enhance access to education for all students in the insurgency affected areas. Read More

Breaking: Yobe gov leads APC interim committee, Nat’l convention

June 25, 2020 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has been appointed as the chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker committee and extraordinary national convention. A presidential aide Bashir Ahmad who disclosed this via his Twitter handle wrote, “Governor of Yobe State, H.E Mai Mala Buni has just been appointed as the chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC)’s caretaker committee and extraordinary national Read More

Buni resuscitates 3 companies in one year

May 24, 2020 Musa M. Buba 0

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni has resuscitated Yobe Flour and Feed Mills Potiskum after being dormant for over a decade. A visit to the company’s site indicates that, so far, it has commenced production of grits, maize flour and the brand. General Manager of the company, Samaila Musa, disclosed that the mill has the capacity to produce 50 tons Read More

Covid-19: EU, British council donate PPE to emirs in Yobe

May 16, 2020 Editor 0

As part of measures to curb the spread of covi-19, a European Union (EU) funded Managing Conflict in Northeast Nigeria (MCN) programme has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to 14 emirate councils in Yobe state. The programme which is implemented by the British Council donated hand washing facilities, hand sanitizers, face masks, disinfectants andcovid-19 education materials. It also carried sensitisations Read More

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Buni to establish agency for physically challenged persons in Yobe

March 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni has promised to establish the agency for the physically challenged through executive bill he intends to send to the state assembly. The governor disclosed this in his office in Damaturu when he received APC zonal leader North-east, Mohammed Abba Isa. Governor Buni noted that the establishment of the agency will go a long way Read More

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Boko Haram invades Borno community overnight, kills dozens, abduct women, children; cars burnt

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping Read More

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‘Why Oshiomhole is no longer APC national chairman’

January 15, 2020 Editorial II 0

A member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Salihu Mustapha, has said that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has seized to be the National Chairman of the party based on a ‘subsisting court order’ and the position of Edo chapter of the party. The party which has been in various crisis further divided Tuesday Read More

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Yobe Lawmaker promises quality, inclusive representation

January 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Deputy Speaker of Yobe State House of Assembly and Memberrepresenting Mamudo constituency, Auwal Isa Danchuwa, has reiteratedhis determination to carry everybody along for the betterment of hisconstituency. Danchuwa made the pledge while presenting empowerment to members ofhis constituency in Danchuwa, Potiskum local government council of thestate. The lawmaker who is in his 12th year in the state assembly described Read More

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Breaking: Panic as fire guts military armoured tank in Yobe

December 30, 2019 Editor 0

There is panic around Damaturu, Yobe state capital after military armoured tank was seen on fire. Eyewitness said the incidence which triggered fear in different quarters led many people to scamper for safety. Already, firefighters have deployed to calm the raging inferno. Spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole Sector II, Captain Njoka Irabor, who dispelled any fear within the metropolis, assured Read More

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Again, Boko Haram invades Chibok, kills 6, abduct 2 women; 3 injured at Christmas eve

December 25, 2019 Editor 0

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram group, Tuesday evening, attacked  Kwaranglum village few meters to Chibok town, Headquarters of Chibok Local Government Area (LGA) of  Borno State, killing six people. They also abducted two women, and injured three others. The state commission for poverty alleviation, Mr. Nuhu Clark, an indigene of the area, told newsmen that the  Boko Haram insurgents invaded Read More

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Yobe: Bego takes over as Information Commissioner

December 13, 2019 Editor 0

Former spokesman Abdullahi Bego has already resumed office as Yobe state Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture. Bego, who is the longest serving spokesman among his colleagues hadworked with late Governor Mamman Ali, Senator Ibrahim Geidam andGovernor Mai Mala Buni. Considered as workaholic, eloquent, Bego has worked in many organisations including Daily Trust Newspaper. While assuming office, Bego promised Read More

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Yobe: NEDC to reconstruct Gashua potash market

November 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has said it will assist the victims of Gashua Potash market fire incident in the reconstruction of the burnt stalls. The NEDC focal person in Yobe, Dr. Ali Abbas, disclosed this when  hepaid a sympathy visit to the victims in Gashua at the weekend. “Today we are here for an assignment, to sympathize, write Read More

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Yobe: SUBEB boss returns to class room

November 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

As part of effort to revitalize education across the state, the newly appointed Executive Chairman of Yobe state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Professor Musa Alabi has returned to teaching at Njiwaji, his former primary school in Damaturu. Professor Alabi, who was Vice Chancellor, Yobe State University for almost a decade, said going back to class became imperative in his Read More

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UN trains 1,770 women on improved parboiled rice processing

October 27, 2019 Editor 0

As part of effort to support Nigeria’s government in boosting theproduction of home grown rice due to the closure of borders, a group,Search for Common Ground in partnership with UN Women and funds from the government of Japan have trained 1,770 vulnerable women in modern way of processing  rice in Borno and Yobe states. The Gender Specialist/Programme manager, Tamwakat Golit, Read More

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Bus donation: Yobe gov fulfills pledge one hour after

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni has fulfilled the pledge made to Members ofCorrespondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Yobestate. The Chairman of the Chapel, Mohammed Abubakar, confirmed that the keys to the 18-seater toyota bus was handed over to him one hour aftergovernor Buni made pledge to the chapel when they paid him a courtesyvisit. Addressing members Read More

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Yobe: Group commissions youth peace projects

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) known as Hope Interactive committed to promotion of innovation approach to positive human development, and behavioral pattern has engaged youths in a peace initiative in Yobe state. Commissioning some of its projects through Youth Peace Platforms (YPP)in some selected communities in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, theprogramme manager, Andrew Wayuta, said youth peace platform was Read More

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Yobe: NDE, NERI empower 150 widows of fallen heroes

October 19, 2019 Editor 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) with support from Northeast Regional Initiatives (NERI) has empowered 150 widows of the fallen heroes who died fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe state. The 150 beneficiaries which include other vulnerable widows were drawnacross Geidam and Yunusari local government councils of the state. Flagging the distribution of the starter pack symbolically at the Read More

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Yobe gov lays foundation for Damaturu ultra-modern market

October 18, 2019 Editor 0

Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has laid the ground foundationof N2.8 billion Damaturu ultra modern market, after 28 years of creation. Performing the foundation laying ceremony, governor Buni said the project was a clear commitment to the economic development of the state. The governor further said the project when completed would accelerateeconomic growth, create jobs and encourage private sector Read More

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10 months after, Yobe gov orders reopening of Geidam market

October 15, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has ordered the reopening of Geidam market after ten months of closure. Buni, made the disclosure on Monday at a town hall meeting in Geidam. The market which is the main economic activity in the area and one of the major markets in the state, was closed down by the military as a result Read More

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Mamman Sani Musa: KIFA discovers ‘oil’ in Yobe

October 12, 2019 Editor 0

Kanu International Football Academy in a statement released Wednesday from its ongoing national camp in Ibadan, have disclosed its discovery of a rare gem in youngster Mamman Sani Musa. According to the obviously elated head coach of KIFA, Babatunde Odubola, the 17-year old lad from Potiskum local government in Yobe state is immensely gifted and possess untold qualities rarely seen Read More

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Yobe: New Police Commissioner takes over

September 24, 2019 Editor 0

The newly appointed Yobe state Commissioner of Police, CP YahayaSahabo Abubakar, has assumed office, after the former CP SunmonuAbdulmaliki bowed out of service. The Yobe state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abdumalik Abdulhafeez, made the disclosure Monday through a press statement to journalists. “A new Commissioner of Police in person of CP Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar,has been posted to the state and Read More

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Yobe: Buni approves immediate recruitment of 37 graduating midwives

September 20, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has granted immediate recruitmentof 37 graduating midwives trained in collaboration with Women forHealth as part of effort to reduce the maternal and child mortality inthe state. The governor made the declaration Thursday at the set two graduationceremony and presentation of Foundation Year Programme (FYP)beneficiaries that graduated at Shehu Sule College of Nursing andMidwifery, Read More

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Yobe stages maiden agric summit, establishes expert working committee

September 16, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has established Expert WorkingCommittee on agriculture to advice government and make recommendations on how best to boost agricultural activities in the state. Buni, made the declaration Monday at the opening of a maiden four-dayretreat on agriculture with a theme “Enhancing Agricultural activitiesfor food security and economic growth” were researchers and academiain the agriculture Read More

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Flood: Yobe gov pays sympathy, assessment visit to communities

September 13, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has visited three communities ravaged by flood in Tarmuwa local government council to sympathise and assess the levels of damage caused by the flood. Buni was represented by his deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, on Friday to Jumbam, Koriel and Garga villages where he directed State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and Ministry of Works Read More