2023: Our membership now over 40m nationwide – APC

May 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it’s membership figure nationwide has now hit over 40 million. The APC Secretary of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) revealed this Monday in Abuja when the Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni played host to some Non-Career Ambassadors at Read More

Yobe: Group distribute relief materials to vulnerable persons

May 3, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in collaboration with Brand Live Vision Foundation, Abuja, Wednesday, distributed over 1500 COVID -19 relief items to orphans and vulnerable groups across the 17 local government areas of Yobe state. Flagging off the symbolic distribution in Damaturu, the state commissioner, Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Read More

Gov Buni pledges support to Damaturu federal polytechnic

May 3, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni over the weekend assured of support to the management of Federal Polytechnic Damaturu to ensure effective promotion of technical education in the state. The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana, made the call while receiving the newly constituted presidential visitation panel by President Muhammadu Buhari led by its chairman, Read More

Buni seeks new strategies to security situation in Yobe

April 27, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni Tuesday held security meeting with critical stakeholders on the simmering security challenges and assured of new strategies to curtail the onslaught in Geidam and nieghbouring communities. Speaking during the meeting which took place at the Government House Damaturu, Governor Mai Mala Buni said he felt sad with the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks on Read More

Troops repel terrorists attack in Geidam, kill 21

April 26, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

… Recover gun truck, other weapons Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) currently conducting Operation Tura Takaibango with support from  air component  have killed 21  Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Geidam, the headquarters of Geidam Local government Area of Yobe state.  Blueprint report that the terrorists attacked the border town on 23 April 2021 destroying  communications Read More

Yobe moves against tree felling, bush burning, others

April 23, 2021 Yusuf Y. Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor, Alhaji Mai Mal Buni, has stated the government’s resolve to deal with anyone involved in indiscriminate felling of trees, bush burning and improper selling of farmlands. Governor Buni gave the warning on Wednesday during a state security meeting held at the Government House, Damaturu . Governor Buni, who was represented by his deputy, Alhaji Idi Barde Gubana, Read More

APC forum declares Akpabio ‘natural leader’ in Akwa Ibom

April 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A progressive forum of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Advocates Forum has declared that former governor of Akwa Ibom and the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, is the ‘natural leader’ of the party in the state being a serving cabinet member. The group, however, called on APC’s National Caretaker Committee led by the Yobe state Read More

Improper conduct of APC registration exercise may mar national convention – Buni

April 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned that improper handling of the on-going membership registration, revalidation and update exercise may make or mar the forth coming national convention of the party. Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni while inaugurating Membership Registration Appeal Committee of the party Thursday in Abuja, advised the panel Read More

FIDA sensitises residents on VAPP law in Yobe

April 9, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), Yobe state branch, in collaboration with the Action Health Incorporation (AHI), has held an awareness campaign on the existence of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law in the state. According to a statement by the Yobe state director of press, Hajiya Husna Ibrahim, the campaign was organised by the chairperson of FIDA Read More

Tinubu meets Buni over grandmother’s death

April 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has paid a condolence visit on the Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, over the death of his grand mother Hajiya Fatima Mallum Yuram. The visit according to a statement signed Thursday  in Abuja, by Buni’s Director General Press Read More

Yobe: EU, AFRYDEV support youths on conflict recovery in 3 LGs

April 2, 2021 Editor 0

As part of peace dialogue and reintegration, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with support from International Alert under European Union (EU) has supported early recovery from conflict and resilience building project in Yobe state to forestall further conflicts in the state. AFRYDEV Senior Programme Officer, Abdullahi Edoka, explained this during a capacity building for youths to Read More

White collar jobs elusive, embrace entrepreneurship, NYSC urges members

March 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged members to embrace entrepreneurship pointing out that anticipated white collar jobs are no longer available. Yobe state coordinator of the scheme Mrs Hafsat Yerima made the call Tuesday during the closing ceremony of the 2021 batch A stream I orientation course held at NYSC camp Dazigau in Yobe. She said the skill Read More

Breaking: Ex-Chief of Army Staff Ihejirika, finally joins APC

March 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has received the former Chief of Army Staff Lt.Gen. Oyeabo Azubike Ihejirika (rtd) Cfr “Dike Abia” into the party. The former Army boss has been reportedly romancing the ruling party for a long time. But in a statement signed by governor Buni’s director of Press Read More

Hawking: A glance at one of Arewa’s problems

March 24, 2021 Bukar Mohammed Atiyaye 0

Hawking is one of the most common forms of child labour in Nigeria, yet it’s been forgotten and neglected. In fact, it has already become part of the normal activities of our modern day societies. It is more rampant among girl-children, and sadly, often results in the involuntary recruitment of many prostitutes and immoral mothers due to their high vulnerability Read More

PDP asks Gov Buni to resign over Supreme Court comment

March 24, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Yobe state Governor Mala Mai Buni to resign his position as governor and Interim National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) following the pronouncement of the Supreme Court, which found the leadership of the party as “irresponsible and reckless,” for engaging in unsubstantiated allegations against the justices of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Read More

Breaking: Ex-Speaker Bankole moves to join APC, meets govs

March 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has met behind a closed door with two governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in his bid to join the party. Bankole, Friday in Abuja, met with the Yobe state governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, in company of Jigawa state governor Abubakar Badaru. Bankole is Read More

Registration: APC declares 12m members, inaugurates constitution review panel

March 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said over twelve millions Nigerians have so far registered with the party in the ongoing nationwide registration and revalidation exercise. It has, however, inaugurated a Constitution Review Committee headed by Prof. Tahir Mamman, as the chairman to review the entire party constitution. Speaking on behalf of the national chairman and governor of Yobe state Mai Read More

Yobe trains 50 farmers in pasture production

February 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Yobe state Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr. Mairo Amshi, on Friday said the ministry had trained 50 farmers in pasture production. Amshi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu that pasture production was a source of additional income to farmers and the production of animal feeds to herdsmen. She said the ministry had acquired varieties Read More

Plan Int’l hands over hospital equipment, COVID-19 PPEs to Yobe govt

February 24, 2021 Editor 0

A development and humanitarian organization, Plan International, has donated hospital equipment, education materials as well as COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Yobe state government as part of effort to support government in achieving universal healthcare coverage. Making the symbolic presentation in Damaturu, the state capital, the Plan International Project Manager, Gabriel Yafeyi, said apart from the original donations Read More

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Farmers/herders crisis: Okechukwu backs Malami’s proposal for pastoral commission

February 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON)  and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Osita Okechukwu, has endorsed the proposal by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN, for the establishment of a pastoral commission as a solution to the farmers-herders crisis in the country. Speaking with newsmen Sunday in Abuja on the Read More

Everybody in South-east wants to join APC, Umahi demands more registration forms

February 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has visited the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Mai Mala Buni, at the party’s national secretariat, requesting for more registration forms for the South-east. Umahi said everyone in the region have shown interest to join the ruling APC.  Speaking to newsmen Wednesday in Abuja after the Read More

Group trains 60 Yobe stakeholders on SGBV response, coordination

February 9, 2021 Editor 0

As part of an effort to provide care for survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) during the second wave of coronavirus, a group Initiative for the Development of the Needy, Less privilege and Widows (INOL) has trained 60 stakeholders on SGBV across Yobe state. Declaring the training open in Bade, Damaturu and Potiskum local government councils, the Executive Read More

Breaking: Ex-Aviation Minister Fani-Kayode moves to join APC, meets Buni

February 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Minister of Aviation and a popular chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Femi Fani-Kayode may have concluded plans to dump the opposition for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). A source in the know told our correspondent that the former Minister held a closed door meeting with the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC and governor of Read More

Membership registration: Come and own APC, Yahaya Bello woos Nigerians

February 7, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress (APC) begin, the Publicity Sub-Committee of the Contact and Mobilisation Committee headed by Governor Yahaya Bello, has called on Nigerians, especially women and the youths, to see the exercise as a golden opportunity to register and own the ruling party. The Publicity Sub-Committee also praised the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Read More