Zulum to upgrade Gwoza medical facility to specialist hospital

February 3, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was in Gwoza town in southern Borno, Sunday, where he announced the upgrade of Gwoza General Hospital to a Specialist Hospital, which will undergo expansion, attract more equipment and consultants in specialised areas of medical needs. Zulum also announced plans to establish a new College of Nursing to be sited in Gwoza.  The governor made the Read More

Zulum revives Miringa Medical Centre, approves staff employment

September 16, 2022 Paul Okah Abuja 0

In response to a peaceful roadside demonstration by residents, the Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, on Thursday, visited Miringa town in Biu local government area to open a medical centre. The health facility was said to have been funded by Chevron Nigeria Limited through collaboration with an Agbami Group. It was completed and virtually commissioned in October 2020, but Read More

Zulum: Of valour, camaraderie and focus

September 12, 2022 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

On January 14, 2020, in ‘Zulum: Protector of the North Eastern Realm’, I wrote, “I stopped dancing, or rather stopped partying almost 10 years ago, right after school, but I must say that the trending video with soldiers stepping to the beats of a new vibe, dancing to the Zulum Zulum Zulum! beats — was too irresistible and I had Read More

Zulum directs urban board to unseal NNPP’s office

August 26, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar Maiduguri 0

The Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, on Friday directed the State Urban Development Board to “immediately unseal Maiduguri headquarters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP),” describing the board’s decision as “wrong-timing.” The governor’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, confirmed in a statement issued Friday that the governor became aware of the board’s action and directed that it should Read More

Pictures: How Zulum appointed 6 professors as commissioners

June 29, 2022 Editor 0

Sadiq Abubakar writes about the fortification of Governor Babagana Zulum’s cabinet in Borno state with the appointment of six professors as commissioners who were recently sworn in and deployed to different ministries  Nomination With Monday’s deployment of 19 commissioners to various ministries in Borno state, a total of six professors currently serve under the administration of Professor Babagana Umara Zulum. Read More

Zulum in Egypt, discusses Boko Haram at high-level forum on Africa

June 22, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

On invitation, Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum is currently in Egypt where he addressed participants at the third edition of Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development which held, Tuesday, in Cairo. The Aswan Forum was launched in February 2019 by the Egyptian government in its capacity as the Chairman of the African Union (AU) and Champion of Read More

Zulum approves 500 resettlement houses for Logumani community

June 13, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Banagana Umara Zulum, Sunday, approved the construction of 500 resettlement houses to accommodate returnees. The governor did the approval when he visited Logumani, a community in Ngala local government area of Borno state. Logumani residents were displaced following the activities of Boko Haram insurgents over the last seven years. The governor also announced support for residents Read More

Pictures: In Borno community, Zulum resettles 2,500 families with N120m, food items

June 11, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Saturday traveled to Kirawa, a border community in Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA) to supervise the resettlement of 2,500 displaced families into their homes which were rebuilt by the state government.  The homes were destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents during their occupation, forcing residents to become internally displaced in Pulka, another town Read More

Humanitarian needs: How Zulum received UN chief scribe in Borno

June 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The UN secretary general was in Borno recently on fact-finding mission. In this report, SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports on the visit and the take away. Not too long ago, Borno state governor Babagana Umara Zulum received the United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, who was in Maiduguri to assess the humanitarian situation in the state. Guterres arrived at the Maiduguri International Airport Read More

2023: Zulum best presidential candidate for APC – Chieftain

June 3, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Governor Babagana Umar Zulum of Borno state is the best presidential aspirant for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in upcoming presidential primaries. A chieftain of the party in Zamfara state, Hon. Shehu Sulaiman Gusau, declared this in an interview with Blueprint on Friday. He described Governor Zulum as “an exemplary leader” who sacrificed his life in saving the lives of Read More

Damasak: Bagudu, Zulum tour Borno’s 3,000-hectare rice farm

June 3, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Bagudu, and Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state embarked on tour of 3,000-hectare rice farm in Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar local government area on Wednesday. The mega farm is one of Zulum’s ongoing programmes in agriculture. The farm’s location, Damasak, is on the fringes of Lake Chad and it was one of Boko Haram’s Read More

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