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

Yobe’s education and Buni’s poor policy

May 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

Since 1999, the people of Yobe have continued to give mandates to the ruling party, what is now known as the All Progressives Congress (APC), with the hope that their lives will be better for all fronts-particularly in the education sector. The Yobe education sector is known to be one of the worst in the nation. This is manifested by Read More

2023: Group buys EoI, nomination forms for Buni

May 6, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state critical stakeholders on Friday in Damaturu purchased the expression of interest and nomination forms for the re-election of Governor Mai Mala Buni. The stakeholders comprised the chairmen of the critical stakeholders, local government party chairmen, representatives of business and community leaders as well as APC supporters from the grassroots. The deputy governor, Idi Barde Gubana, presented the nomination Read More

Yobe south: Group drums support for Bomai, preaches continuity

April 30, 2022 Yusuf .A. Yusuf, Damaturu 0

A political group, Concerned Yobe South Movement for Good Governance, has called on the current serving Senator representing Yobe south Senatorial District, Senator Ibarahim Mohammed Bomai, to continue for a second term in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. The group speaking through the patron Bomai support group, Abubakar Baba Dada, made the call Saturday during an event in Potiskum local Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as explosion rocks Senate President’s home town, 1 dead, 6 injured

April 25, 2022 Yusuf .A. Yusuf, Damaturu 0

Resisdents of Gashua in Bade local government area of Yobe state are now living in fear after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) triggered explosion hit the community Sunday night. Already, one person has been confirmed dead while six others in a specialist hospital are injured. The incident according to Blueprint findings occurred at a popular area known as Abasha Gidan Read More

Is Potiskum becoming a drug haven?

April 3, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is disheartening how the youths in Potiskum local government area of Yobe state have taken to excessive drug abuse and addiction without realising how dangerous it is to their lives, mental health and general well-being. The rising spate of drug abuse has become a major concern that should be tackled. Drastic actions should be taken to overcome its rapid Read More

After handing over APC leadership, Buni returns to heroic welcome in Yobe

March 31, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni on Thursday returned to a rousing welcome by indigenes, friends ans associates at Maiduguri International airport before proceeding to Damaturu. Blueprint correspondent reports that at exactly 11:55am, politicians and all well-meaning individuals from Borno,Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa,Taraba and Yobe states trooped out en mass to welcome governor Buni after he successfully served and handed as Read More

NYSC swears in 1,198 corps members for Yobe

March 25, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Friday swore in a total of 1,198 corps members for the 2022 Batch ‘A’ stream II orientation course in Yobe state. The oath was administered by the state Chief Judge who was represented by Justice Karimatu Bulama Yusuf. In his address, the director-general of the NYSC, Maj.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, represented by the state coordinator, Read More

NYSC swears in 1,198 corps members in Yobe

March 24, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Wednesday swore in a total of 1,198 corps members for the 2022 Batch ‘A’ Stream II orientation course. The oath was administered by the Yobe state Chief Judge, represented by Justice Karimatu Bulama Yusuf. In his address, the director-general of NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, represented by the state coordinator, Yobe, Mrs Hafsat Yerima, Read More

Between Kabiru Marafa and Buni Not Marafa and Yobe By Wadzani Apagu

March 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

I watched Senator Kabiru Marafa recently during the popular Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ and I was surprised by what some of ‘our youths’ are yelling about which made me re-watch. Kabiru Marafa called Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker committee, a “Bush Man”. Although such a remark should Read More

Universal health coverage: Yobe flags off mass social mobilisation campaign

March 5, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf, Damaturu 0

As part of comprehensive plan to commence enrollment into the informal sector programme of contributory health scheme,Yobe State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency (YSCHMA), Saturday, flagged off one month mass social mobilisation campaign with Keke Napep Riders Association using strategic and tergeted messaging for the wider public. Flagging off the campaign in Damaturu, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Babagana Read More

Wetlands day: FG, NCF vow more support for Nguru people

February 5, 2022 Yusuf .A. Yusuf 0

The Federal Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has pledged to enhance the livelihood of people of Hadejia, Jigawa and Nguru, Yobe state. The Director General NCF, Muktari Aminu Kano, made this known during the commemoration the 2022 World Wetlands Day at Baturia Wetlands in Jigawa state, a sector of the Hadejia-Nguru. Muktari stated that Read More

Nguru market: Senate President sympathises with victims of fire incident, demands probe

January 8, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the victims of the fire outbreak at the Central Market in Nguru, Yobe state. Lawan sympathised with those whose shops, stalls and warehouses got burnt or lost materials in the unfortunate incident which occurred on Saturday morning. “I commiserate with the people of Nguru and in particular those who are Read More

FG commissions boreholes, fish market, others in Yobe

January 1, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Friday, commissioned and handed over solar-powered boreholes to communities of four local government areas of Yobe state. Its Minister, Dr Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar, represented by the state coordinator, Garba Chiromari Usman, said the boreholes were commissioned at Hausari, Layin temple communities in Nguru local government area, Kuwait, Kasuwan NPN, Mamudo in Potiskum Read More

Potiskum: Power Minister mobilises N40m for education trust fund

December 12, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The Minister Of Power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, Saturday, mobilised financial support worth N40 million from organisations and individuals for Potiskum local government area’s education appeal fund. The effort Blueprint gathered that part of the mobilisation of resources for the take up of Yobe state Education Trust Fund. In a statement signed by the Minister’s special assistant on communication, Malam Read More

Buni flags off mass vaccination campaign in Yobe

December 11, 2021 Editor 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, Friday, flagged off mass vaccination campaign against coronavirus infection. The event took place in Damaturu, the state capital. Represented by his deputy Idi Barde Gubana who is the state chairman committee on prevention and control of covid-19, the governor said the event was part of the National bold steps taken by the federal government Read More

SGBV: EU, MCN take sensitisation campaign to rural communities in Yobe

December 4, 2021 Yusuf .A. Yusuf 0

As part of activities to commemorate the 16 days of activism, the European Union Managing Conflict in the Northern Nigeria has taken sensitisation to Yobe communities to mitigate the challenge of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). Speaking to Journalists at Pompomari community in Damaturu, the Team Lead, European Union Managing Conflict in Yobe state, Abdulkadir Sambo revealed that different Read More

FG commissions 200-solar street lights in Yobe North senatorial district

November 26, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf Damaturu 0

In an effort to improve the social wellbeing and quality lives of people of the state, the federal ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on Wednesday commissioned 200 units of solar street lights in four local government areas of Yobe state. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Dr Mohammed Mahmood Abubakar represented by the zonal director, North East of Read More

Education reform: Yobe civil servants to contribute 10% November salary – Commissioner

November 23, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

In an efforts to revitalise education sector for overall development of the state, the Yobe state government has inaugurated an education appeal fund raising committee to bring the philanthropist, cooperate organization, and various stakeholders on board to contribute towards revitalization and communal ownership of education reforms. Briefing journalist Monday in Damaturu, Yobe state Commissioner for home affairs information and culture Read More

Yobe: Buni swears in Mahdi as substantive Grand Khadi

November 13, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has on Friday sworn Khadi Babagana Mahdi as the substantive Grand Khadi of the state. Buni said, the appointment was done purely on merit, stressing that he has no doubt that Babagana Mahdi would add value to the development of judiciary and efficient dispensation of justice in the state to justify the appointment. Read More