After 35 years, Zulum unveils Borno investment coy’s own building

March 12, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Friday commissioned a new three-floor edifice in Maiduguri, tagged Borno Investment House, which is owned by Borno Investment Company Limited. Before now, the company operated in a rented building since it commenced operations in April 1987, making 35 years of being tenants, the managing director of the company, Mohammed Bukar Umar, Read More

Zulum meets Egyptian ambassador on education partnership 

February 23, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Tuesday, met with the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria on a follow-up visit to his initial visit to Egypt on education partnership. The follow-up visit by the governor was to strengthen his initial visit to Egypt early November, 2020, during which he sought partnership for the training of academics in Borno’s tertiary institutions and Read More

Time to adopt the Zulum option

February 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

The appeal, for the umpteenth time, by Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state for the federal government to engage mercenaries to prosecute the ongoing war against insecurity, deserves a listening ear as well as a proactive action. The governor, whose state is the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east, surely knows where the shoe pinches and his Read More

FG uncovers 96 Boko Haram sponsors, 424 associates

The federal government Thursday said the National Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has uncovered 96 financiers of terrorism in Nigeria. It also said  from an analysis of tax evasion and tax avoidance linked to corruption, the agency identified  N3,909,707,678,112.43 in VAT and N3,737,918,335,785.82 in Withholding Tax due to the government. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed announced this in Abuja while briefing journalists Read More

NECO lauds Zulum’s regular payment of students’ fees

February 2, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Registrar/ Chief Executive Officer National Examinations Council (NECO) , Professor Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi has commended Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for his prompt and regular payment of NECO fees since he assumed office in 2019. Professor Wushishi also requested Borno state government to make all NECO conducted examinations, including SSCE (internal), Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and Read More

Insurgency: Borno lose 50,000 lives, record 49,000 widows – Zulum

February 2, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Zulum said official records available to his administration indicated that the Boko Haram insurgency in his state claimed over 50,000 lives as 49,000 women made widows; and 49,000 orphans since the threats began over a decade ago. Governor Zulum further noted that over 100,000 people were missing and were yet to be traced by his Read More

Zulum flags off N10.8bn township road, drainage project

January 28, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state, Thursday, flagged off the construction and expansion of over 20 kilometre dual carriage way worth about N10.8 billion. The contacts which were awarded to Eighteenth Engineering Company (EEC) and Obtuse Tech Engineering Company Limited at the cost of N8.076 billion, and N2.8 billion respectively, have a delivery period of 12 months. While flagging Read More

Zulum, an inspiration to all Nigerians, Abba Moro tells Borno citizens

January 14, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

A PDP chieftain, Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South at the National Assembly has described the governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, as an inspiration whose exemplary leadership has made Nigerians to wish for more leaders like him. Senator Moro spoke on Wednesday in Maiduguri when the Senate Committee on Army, which he is a member of, visited Read More

UNICEF commends Zulum for signing child protection law

January 12, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) Tuesday congratulated children in Borno state as the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, signed the Borno State Child Protection Bill into law on Monday. In a release signed by UNICEF’s representative in Nigeria, Mr Peter Hawkins, and made available to Blueprint Tuesday, UNICEF said, the development was a victory for Borno state children, Read More

Zulum signs N269.6bn 2022 budget into law

January 11, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state Monday assented to the N269, 696,860.00 2022 appropriation bill passed into law by the Borno state House of Assembly at the Government House, Maiduguri. The initial budget proposal of N267,921,484.00 was adjusted to N269, 696,860.00 to take care of requests from four ministries during House committee on appropriation’s consultations which raised the budget Read More

When Zulum thrilled Borno people with his New Year message

January 4, 2022 Blueprint 0

In a New Year message that has kept everyone, especially Borno state residents in awe, many are commending the state governor for his down-to-earth sincerity. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports. Borno state governor, Prof Babagana Zulum has shown the people of the state that his administration cares for them, not only in security, but in other aspects of their live. In a Read More

Zulum in minor cabinet reshuffle, appoints new commissioner

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the redeployment of state Commissioner for Works, Arc Yerima Saleh to the Ministry of Environment with immediate effect. A statement issued Thursday by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, and made available to newsmen in Maiduguri also added that, Arch. Yerima should immediately hand over the Read More

Askira Uba attack: Zulum donates N5.2m to victims’ families

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has sent delegation to Kilangar community in Chan-Chan Dana District of Askira Uba LG to condole with victims of the Boko Haram attack in the area. The delegation, led by the state Deputy Speaker and member representing Askira Uba LG, Hon Abdullahi Musa Askira, along with the Commissioner, Ministry of Reconstruction Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Engr Read More

2021 Human Rights Award: Zulum, Wike, NPHCDS, WARDC make list

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The governors of Borno and Rivers states have among others emerged winners of the 2021 Human Rights Awards. The executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu Esq. stated this in Abuja as the commission prepares for the commemoration of the 2021 International Human Rights Day Celebrations. The commission had on the 12th of November announced the Read More

Zulum commissions 22 projects in Borno South

November 25, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has commissioned 22 projects, mostly schools, health centres, in the southern senatorial zone of the state. Zulum arrived Biryel, headquarters of Bayo local government area of the sate on Tuesday evening and passed the night there before commissioning projects in Bayo on Wedenesday. The governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau in a statement, said Zulum Read More

Ado Ekiti: Zulum honoured by Afe Babalola University

November 22, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, was Sunday conferred with honorary Doctorate of Letters (LLD), honoris causa, by Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state. The university said Zulum was honoured for his “exceptional” performance since becoming governor in 2019.The conferment was done during the university’s ninth convocation ceremony attended by Governor Zulum in Ado-Ekiti.Governor Kayode Fayemi Read More

Borno’s flyover, 3 other projects to be completed Dec 15 – Zulum

November 19, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

The Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has set a dateline of December 15 for contractors to complete the state’s first flyover and three other major projects. The governor, who gave the deadline Thursday evening during an inspection in Maiduguri metropolis, inspected the Customs flyover, Muna-Custom expressway, Doctor’s Quarters along Bulumkutu road and a Mega School at Sujuri. He expressed Read More

Malam-Fatori: Zulum orders 9 armored carriers for police operations

November 18, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Towards the restoration of civil authority by the Nigerian Police in Malam-Fatori in the shores of Lake Chad, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, has ordered nine armored personnel carriers for police operations, some of which have arrived.Malam-Fatori, which came under Boko Haram occupation in 2014, is headquarters of Abadam local government area in northern Borno and has a number of communities Read More

Zulum gives bereaved General’s family N20m

November 17, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Wednesday led a delegation on condolence visit to the bereaved family of late Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushu. The governor met the family at Ribadu Cantonment in Kaduna, during which he directed the immediate release of N20m as support to the General’s family and the directive has been effected, Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, Read More

Zamfara crisis: Marafa misguided, uninformed of party activities – APC

November 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as ‘uninformed and misguided’ comments reportedly credited to one of his chieftains in Zamfara state, Senator Kabiru Marafa. Marafa had accused the party of manipulation in the Saturday Ward Congresses of the APC held in Zamfara state. But in a statement signed by the national secretary, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Read More

Zamfara APC: Marafa a sinking ship – Buni

November 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has described a former Senator and factional leader of APC in Zamfara, Senator Kabiru Marafa as “a sinking ship.” Marafa had earlier addressed a press conference calling Buni names over the affairs of the party in Zamfara state. Read More

Zulum appoints Executive Secretary for Borno Scholarship Board

November 3, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum has approved the appointment of Bala Isa as Executive Secretary of the Borno State Scholarship Board. The appointment was announced on Monday morning by Governor Zulum’s Special Adviser on Public Relations and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau in a statement. The 50-year old Bala Isa hails from Bayo local government area, and until his appointment, was a Read More

Borno gov commends CNS for returning Naval Base to Baga

October 26, 2021 Editorial III 0

…Seeks more collaboration Borno state governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has commended the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, for returning the Naval Base Lake Chad, to Baga. The governor stated this when the Naval Chief paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Maiduguri. Prof. Zulum who emphasized the importance of the maritime component to the Read More

Zulum reveals when IDP camps ‘ll be shut in Borno

October 22, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Borno state government has disclosed that it would close all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located within the state capital, Maiduguri, by December 31. Governor Babagana Zulum made the disclosure while addressing State House correspondents at the end of a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja Friday. He said the decision to close Read More

Borno APC youth urge Zulum to withdraw statement

October 21, 2021 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Some youth in Borno state under the umbrella of Borno All Progressives Congress (APC) Youths Vanguard, have reacted to the utterances attributed to Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Monday where he described them as ‘miscreants’ and blaming them for their recent conduct as agents of security forces against peace and stability in Maiduguri metropolis. The group Wednesday urged the governor, Read More