Buni unveils 10-year development plan for Damaturu

November 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has unveiled a 10-year Development Masterplan for Damaturu, the state capital. This was contained in a statement issued by the Yobe Geographic Information Service’s (YOGIS) spokesman, Alhaji Usman Geidam, in Damaturu at the weekend. The approval of the master plan, the state government said, is a fitting answer to the remodeling of the Read More

Yobe property agents impeach Hamza, appoint interim chair

November 12, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Property Agents and Landlords Association Of Nigeria, Yobe state chapter has impeached its caretaker chairman, Inusa Alhaji Hamza, and appointed Chiroma Alhaji Kolo as interim chairman. The executive members of the association took the decision of impeaching the chairman on Thursday, due to what it described as, “lack of accountability and transparency.” In its meeting held on November 4, Read More

Tackling the flood menace in Yobe

October 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

Flood is a natural phenomenon which occurs as a result of heavy rainfall that runs down from a breakaway of water across water channels and indirectly flows over places with heavy hits, thereby causing damages. Flooding mostly takes place in an environment with unmapped gutters or areas of water with improper maintenance from dumping of trash which usually block the Read More

Breaking: APC to appeal Court ruling recognising Machina as Yobe North senatorial candidate

September 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of the Yobe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mohammed Gadaka has said the party will appeal Wednesday’s Federal High Court ruling recognising Bashir Machina as the APC candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District in the 2023 election into the National Assembly. In a statement issued made available to Blueprint Friday, Gadaka said the President of Read More

Yobe floods and Buni’s interventions

September 29, 2022 Musa Mohammed 0

Today, certain natural indicators and befalling floods tragedies around the globe are threatening the survival of millions of lives; many are being killed including human beings and animals with various assets as well as farmlands destroyed. In what appears to be a worldwide drift, many countries around the world have been severely hit by the deadly inundation. On the far-off Read More

Throw up and win by the Buni govt

September 29, 2022 Bukar Mohammed Atiyaye 0

Since the assumption of office Mai Mala Buni on May 29, 2019, as governor of Yobe state, the state has been retrogressing in many aspects. Debt stock has taken a historical all time high with clear incongruity to the IGR, tagging of Yobe state as that with emergency in education has now transitioned from insecurity-driven emergency in education to poor Read More

Breaking: Court affirms Machina as APC’s Yobe North senatorial candidate

September 28, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe state capital on Wednesday declared Bashir Sheriff Machina as the All Progressives Congress (APC) authentic senatorial candidate for Yobe North in the coming 2023 National Assembly elections. Following the judgement, the court directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish his name accordingly. The declaration was made by presiding Read More

In Yobe, ex-PDP deputy guber candidate Tata, others join APC

September 19, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni on sunday received members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), including a one time Yobe PDP deputy guber candidate, Alhaji Abba Gana Tata into the All Progressives Congress (APC). Buni who received them at the event centre, Government House Damaturu, expressed joy that highly respected people are joining the ruling party under his administration Read More

Cholera: Yobe, WHO train community stakeholders on prevention measures

September 10, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe State Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) has organised a one day training for 31 community stakeholders on prevention of epidemic diseases in the state. WHO Yobe state coordinator, Dr Nuhu Barau Ningi, said, the training was to empower the community stakeholders to be able to make and inform decision in the prevention of outbreaks Read More

Yobe varsity, ABU collaborate on 12 months IJMB programme

September 6, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf, 0

Yobe State University Damaturu in collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna state have reintroduces a 12 calendar months Interim Joint Matriculation Board Programme (IJMB). The Vice Chancellor of the Yobe State University, Professor Mohammed Mala Daura, who revealed that the Programme which will hold in the University campus in Damaturu, was aimed at providing opportunities to prospective students. Daura Read More

Humanitarian Day: Save the children Int’l stages appreciation dinner in Yobe

August 20, 2022 Yusuf .A. Yusuf, Damaturu 0

As part of the activities to celebrate 2022 World Humanitarian Day, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Save the children International, on Friday organised a special dinner to recognise humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes in Yobe state. The celebration of the 2022 humanitarian workers’ day dinner took place at Ceders conference hall in Read More

Yobe police nab 6 thieves

August 19, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Yobe state Police Command has arrested thieves who specialised in house- breaking and other criminal activities in Damaturu and other local government areas of the state. According to a press statement signed by the Command’s police public relations officer, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, in Damaturu, the arrest was in reaction to a series of complaints by the communities on house-breaking, Read More

2023: No interest worth sending Nigeria to war – Gov Buni

August 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, said there is no election or interest of any single individual that is worth sending Nigeria to war. Buni who was the Chairman and Guest of Honour at the Blueprint Newspaper annual public lecture and impact services award, said the 2023 election should be competence-driven for a united and prosperous Nigeria. In a Read More

2023: Let’s avoid politics of hate, religious, ethnic sentiments – Buni

August 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni, has asked Nigerians to avoid politics of hate and the promotion of religious and ethnic sentiments even as the country prepares for 2023 general elections. Governor Buni also said despite huge natural and human capital resources the country is endowed with “unfortunately, 63 years after independence, we are still struggling to get it right.” Read More

Yobe: Buni reassures prompt payment of salaries

August 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has reassured that the prompt payment of salaries to civil servants in the state will remain a priority of his administration. He gave the assurance following the outcome of a survey conducted by ‘Budgit’ an independent Civil Organization, on payment of salaries in Nigeria. The report of the survey which covers upto July Read More

Gov. Buni, don’t shoot yourself in the foot

July 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Hundreds of families across Fika, Nangere, and Potiskum local government areas of Yobe state have been languishing in abject poverty and hunger for years due to their inhumane, immoral, and illegal ejection from the civil service payroll. You may recall, back in the years during the administration of Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, a political vendetta mission was covered under a shady Read More

Gov. Buni’s footprints on Yobe’s health sector

July 22, 2022 Najeeb Ibrahim 0

The primary purpose of government is to ensure the security of lives and property of the people. This constitutional responsibility includes guaranteeing the wellbeing of the populace through a robust healthcare sector with adequate state-of-the-art infrastructure and other necessary logistics and manpower. It is in regard and based on the aphorism that health is wealth that Governor Mai Mala Buni Read More

2023: Tinubu/Shettima ticket a sure victory for APC  – Buni

July 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has congratulated the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the choice of a man he described as worthy Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Kashim Shettima. The Governor who was the former Chairman APC Caretaker Committee, described the Tinubu/Shettima ticket as “a victory ticket for the party.” In a statement signed by the Read More

Yobe APC and the five-finger count

June 28, 2022 Blueprint 0

Whenever an election season rolls in, a wedge issue becomes readily available in the public discourse. For a good or bad reason(s), Nigerians like never before have realised the importance of getting a competent leader at the helm. It is exactly why they are willing to break the bank of record tracking to facilitate that. As morning shows the day, Read More

MCRP: World Bank technical support mission inspects Yobe projects

May 27, 2022 Editor 0

As part of the post insurgency projects, the World Bank Multi-Secroral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) for Northeast (Yobe) Technical Support Mission were on Friday in Damaturu, the state capital. The World Bank Team members include Serena Cavicchi, Task Team Leader, Chidozie AG, Agricultural Economist, Anas Abba Kyari, Senior Procurement Specialist. Others are Professor Ahmed Chinade Environmental Safeguard and Nkem Uzochukun Read More

2023: Tinubu visits, woos Yobe APC delegates

May 23, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Sunday, visited Yobe state to woo the state party delegates ahead of party primaries scheduled to hold coming weekend. Tinubu was received by Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, at the Government House Damaturu. He later proceeded to the state Banquet Hall where he discussed with the Read More

AFRYDEV empowers 12 Yobe communities on violent extremism early warning

May 21, 2022 Editor 0

As violent extremism continue to escalate in the Nigeria Northeast sub-region, the need to engage and sensitise communities on its early warning became paramount. This situation informed the decision of African for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with funding support from USAID through Northeastern Connection on a project titled “Support Community Platforms in Damaturu and Potiskum to Detect and Read More

Buni: Yobe lawmakers declare impeachment rumour as ‘false, malicious’

The Yobe state House of Assembly members have collectively condemned in totality of the story published in an online news platform titled, “Impeachment: Governor Mai Mala seals threat with automatic ticket to 24 assembly members in Yobe”. The lawmakers also described a video clip being circulated by one Mohammed Yakubu Lai- Lai on the same subject as false. The members Read More