Breaking: Defunct CPC chairmen regroup, back power shift to South

January 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) have met in Abuja and floated another political movement known as New Nigeria Movement (NNM), even as they support a shift of power to the South. CPC was among three major political parties that merged with others to form the APC in 2013. The Read More

APC to Lai, Saraki: Settle with Gov Abdulrasak at zonal level

January 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday asked aggrieved party chieftains from Kwara state over the replacement of the state chairman to settle with Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasak at the zonal level. The Kwara  state chapter of APC has been boiling following a letter dated January 4th, 2021 appointing Alhaji Samari as the new Chairman Caretaker Committee of the state APC by Read More

Armed Forces Day: Buhari ushers in salvation at last

January 15, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Jesus Christ acquiesced to his challengers because he was on a divine mission. So, it was needless disrupting the course of its divine fulfilment. Nigeria’s leadership by President Muhammadu Buhari aligns with the same tenor. Like Christ, the President is on a messianic, redemptive and regenerative mission in Nigeria. He came with an unalloyed mind and spirit. Therefore, he silently Read More

Yobe: Assembly passes VAPP Bill, awaits Buni’s assent

January 5, 2021 Editor 0

In an effort to provide justice for victims of rape in Yobe state, the House of Assembly has passed the long awaited bill for a law to prohibit all forms of Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP). The bill when assented to will bridged the gaps that often retard victims of rape and their families as well as other survivors of Read More

Group hails Buhari, Service Chiefs for peaceful Christmas in North East

January 1, 2021 Editor 0

The NorthEast Peace Ambassadors (NEPA) has said President Muhammadu Buhari and the nation’s service chiefs deserve credit for the return of peace and another Christmas celebration free from attacks in the region.  The group gave the commendation at a press conference on Tuesday in Modu Ganari, Maiduguri, Borno state.  In a statement co-signed by Alhaji Sadiq Bulama and Mallam Usman Geidam, Read More

Group hails Buratai, military for restoring peace in Yobe

December 27, 2020 Editor 0

Some stakeholders from 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in Yobe state have applauded Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and the nation’s military for restoring peace in the state.   The group, under the auspices of Yobe Progressive Association (YPA) consented that the troops have done well in securing lives and property in the state.   In a statement signed by its Read More

Buni signs N106. 8bn 2021 Yobe budget into law

December 24, 2020 Blueprint 0

Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni Wednesday assented to the 2021 Appropriation and Finance Bill into law. Buni had on 12th November, 2020 presented the 2021 budget to the state House of Assembly for deliberations and passage into law in conformity with Section 121 (1) (2) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. A Read More

Breaking: 2 Judges for compulsory retirement as NJC appoints 69 judicial officers

December 20, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory retirement of the Grand Kadi of Yobe state, Shu’aibu Talba, and a judge of the Osun state High Court, Justice Abdulkareem Abdulrasaq, over alleged age falsification. The decision for the immediate sack of the judicial officers was taken at the 93rd meeting of the NJC which held virtually on December 16, Read More

Yobe: EU supports early conflict recovery in 3 LGs

December 18, 2020 Editor 0

African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) with support from International Alert under European Union (EU) support to early recovery from conflict and resilience building project in Yobe state has conducted series of youth initiatives to forestall further conflicts in the state. The activities which held in most affected local government councils of Damaturu, Gujba and Potiskum were Read More

Boko Haram and before we crucify Zulum

December 11, 2020 Mohammed Zanna 0

At the face of “glaring truth,” false peddlers will still arise among the people. These are people that seek not after the country’s interests, but after their own selfish gains. They scream for proofs and evidence at any news that indicates Boko haram recording casualties.Their delight is in hearing the victory of boko haram insurgency and not its defeat. The Read More

In Yobe, EU launches protocol to guide SGBV investigations, prosecutions

November 27, 2020 Editor 0

In an effort to mitigate the increased cases of rape among other violence, the European Union (EU), Managing Conflicts in the Northeast Nigeria (MCN) has launched a protocol that would guide Sexual and Gender Base Violence (SGBV) investigations and prosecutions in Yobe state. Making the symbol presentation of the copies of the 27-page protocol guide to state government and Yobe Read More

Yobe youths: Stand up and be involved

November 26, 2020 Blueprint 0

Youth participation in politics can best be described as one of the ways to recreate value, empower the country with creative ideas, leading to the provision of essential projects to the citizens. Youths can do better in politics when their voices are heard in decision-making. The power of the youth to support this drive must not to be underrated and Read More

Buhari salutes Governor Buni at 53

November 19, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state on the his 53rd birthday anniversary. The president also joined the family, friends, political associates, government and people of the state in celebrating the governor as he devotes his time to delivering dividends of democracy. He applauded the achievements of the governor, who is also the chairman Read More

Letter to Yobe youths

November 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

The use of inappropriate language and vulgar words by our youths in Yobe state is outrageous and uncalled for. This issue is getting out of hand. There is the need for us to learn how to use social media positively and to develop our society. We can use social media to share information and pleasantries leading to our personal and Read More

Yobe assembly set to stage public hearing on VAPP Bill

November 7, 2020 Editor 0

Yobe State House of Assembly is asking residents to contribute their quota towards a Bill for a law to prohibit all forms of violence against persons, in private and public life, to provide maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and punishment of offenders and other related matters. The Bill which has undergone different stages, will get a public hearing Read More

WHO partners Yobe govt, strengthens health sector response on GBV emergencies

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it’s collaborating with Yobe state government, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) among other key partners to strengthen the capacity of healthcare workers on response to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in emergencies. WHO Public Health Officer, Dr. Ibrahim Audu Salisu, who represented the Acting Emergency Manager in the Northeast, Nigeria, Dr. Isaac Boateng, disclosed this at Read More

Happening now: Northern governors in emergency meeting over #EndSARS

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern states governors under the aegis of Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) are currently holding an emergency closed door meeting in Kaduna. The meeting, which kicked off with 16 states from the North represented, is presided over by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau state.  The meeting, which started at 1:50pm is expected to Read More

President Buhari and the northern Borno conundrum

October 4, 2020 Abba Alli 0

If there is anything that bothers the president today, it is the case of northern Borno state where our troops are still battling remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. This area remains the sore point of the seemingly dwindling war against terrorists in the North-East region of Nigeria. According to the words of Governor Babagana Zulum, when President Muhammadu Buhari visited Read More

General Buratai and the audacity of courage

October 2, 2020 Thomas Uzah PhD 0

Wars are sad experiences anywhere once allowed to start. Terrorism wars and in the case of Nigeria, domesticated as Boko Haram insurgency and its Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) allies are not easy, but they have had their globally publicized dream to conquer Nigeria terminated. The agenda of the sponsors of terrorism and other conspirators in this satanic scheme Read More

In Yobe, Buni swears in Kaigama as substantive Chief Judge

September 30, 2020 Editor 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni has sworn-in Justice Gumna Kashim Kaigama as the substantive Chief Judge after serving three months on acting capacity. The new Chief Judge was appointed in June 2020 prior to recommendations of state judicial service commission after the demise of the former judge, Justice Musa Nabaruma. Governor Buni urged the new Chief Judge to be Read More

Amnesty, CSOs hail Buhari, military for eradication of Boko Haram from Yobe

September 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) and a coalition of civil society organisations have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for totally wiping out Boko Haram insurgents from Yobe state.  The group made this known on Wednesday at the end of a tour around the state wherein it accessed the situation on ground in post-Boko Haram era and the peace process in place. Read More

In Yobe, NHRC trains military on civilian protection

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has engaged key officers and soldiers of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole in Yobe state in a training to reduce the high rate of infringement and violation against civilians. The training which was declared open at Summit Hotel in Damaturu, Yobe state capital by the Executive Secretary of the Commission represented by deputy director Investigations, Read More

Buhari, North East and the uncommon transformation

September 13, 2020 Goodness Adaoyiche 0

On the 28th of July, 2020, Nigerian governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his achievements in securing the lives and property of Nigerians. This by no means is a significant development given its emphasis by the Constitution and how past administrations have failed in that aspect. The APC governors that Read More

Yobe at 29: Thoughts on our democratic journey

September 1, 2020 Abdullahi Bego 0

Let me commend the civil society here in Yobe State for its hard work and dedication to the ideals of a better, more peaceful society. In ways large and small, the civil society is helping to make our democracy stronger and more diverse. It is argued that democracy is the best system of government ever invented by man. As a Read More

In Yobe, NERI renovates Police barrack burnt down by Boko Haram

August 28, 2020 Editor 0

As part of its social responsibility to the host communities, the Northeast Regional Initiatives (NERI) has renovated Geidam Police barrack consisting of eight apartments of two bedrooms, parlor, kitchen and two toilets each. The barrack was burnt down by the Boko haram insurgents. Handing over the structures, the NERI Programme Manager, Bukar Kurama, said the effort was to encourage the Read More