Abdulkareem Haruna

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Emmanuel Kana Mani

Borno’s foremost Anglican cleric, Kana Mani, is dead

The Archbishop Emeritus of Jos Ecclesiastic Province and Bishop of Maiduguri Anglican Communion, Emmanuel Kana Mani, is dead. Mr. Mani, a most reverend, died in the early hours of Thursday after he suffered a brief heart related ailment overnight. Family members of the Bishop said the clergy was well all…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Governor Shettima should succeed Buhari as Nigeria’s President – Lawmaker

The Deputy Speaker of Borno House of Assembly, Danlami Kubo, said on Tuesday that his state governor, Kashim Shettima, should be the next man to rule Nigeria at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. The lawmaker said moves were being made to see that the candidacy of Mr. Shettima…

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Nigerian govt commences training of 10, 000 Borno women in small-scale businesses

About 10, 000 women, mostly widows and persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency are to undergo basic training on skill acquisition and entrepreneurship under an initiative of the federal government. This was disclosed during the opening ceremony for the training in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Tuesday. The…

Ibrahim Gaidam

Yobe governor swears in council chairmen, kicks against local government autonomy

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Sunday swore in the 17 newly elected local government council chairmen in Damaturu, the state capital. The governor, however, said he does not support financial autonomy for the elected chairmen because it does not guarantee accountability. Mr. Gaidam made this remark shortly…

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Boko Haram ‘attacks Borno village, kills 3’

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have killed at least three persons in a community in southern part of Borno State, local security sources in the area said. The assailants stormed Yaza-Kumaza village at about 4 p.m. Sunday, a vigilante operative in the area, Michael Emmanuel, told PREMIUM TIMES by phone. He…

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Nigeria Army denies killing Biafran protesters, labels IPOB ‘criminal gang’

The Nigeria Army said on Sunday that it will no longer condone any form of false allegation of brutality by its personnel from Biafran agitators otherwise known as Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The army also described the secessionist group as a “criminal gang”. This warning came from the 6…

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Boko Haram; MSF opens new 50-bed feeding centre for malnourished children

Médecins Sans Frontieres, MSF, an international humanitarian medical organisation, said it has setup a 50-bed therapeutic feeding centre, for malnourished children in Maiduguri, Borno State. The new centre which was officially opened in Fori district of Maiduguri on Saturday, brings the total number of such facilities to three. The MSF…

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Police, NEMA provide details of Maiduguri explosions

The police and the National Emergency Management Agency, have given official casualty figures from the attack by Boko Haram on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, Thursday night. According to official accounts, the insurgents attempted to enter the city but were spotted at the outskirts by soldiers on guard duty who…

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Suicide bombers attack Maiduguri, ‘11 Killed’

At least 11 persons were killed as suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Thursday night, witnesses and security sources said. Nine suicide bombers were among the dead, they said. Multiple explosions echoed across the city at about 11 p.m. on Thursday as three female suicide bombers detonated…

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Unopposed APC sweeps Yobe’s local government elections

The ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in Yobe State was declared winner in all the 17 local government areas where council elections were conducted by the state electoral commission, YOSIEC, on Saturday. Residents of Yobe State at the weekend filed out to cast their votes in an election where only the…

Gov Shettima (right) speaking with Borno's Head of Service, Barrister Yakubu Bukar ‎(middle)  at Lamisula Primary and Junior Secondary School in Maiduguri on Wednesday

Over half Borno school teachers abandon work

More than half the teachers at a major public primary school in Borno State were absent during school hours on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, made an unscheduled visit to Lamisula Primary school in Maiduguri and demanded to see all the teachers. Less than half of…

One of the teenage female bombers intercepted by the Nigerian Military

Troops intercept two female suicide bombers in Borno

Two teenage girls, both armed with explosives vests around their bodies, were intercepted by security personnel near a mega fuel filling in Maiduguri, Borno State, while attempting to carry out an attack on the city, police said. Police spokesman, Victor Isuku, who confirmed the incident, said one of the girls…

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Arrest anyone linked to Boko Haram, even if my children, Borno Governor tells security agencies

The Borno State Governor has charged security operatives to arrest anyone linked to Boko Haram even if they are his children. Governor Kashim Shettima stated this in a seven-minute video broadcast late on Thursday. Mr. Shettima's state is the most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency which has caused the…

Major General Lucky Irabor, commander of Operation Lafiya Dole [Photo Credit: Punch]

Nigerian Military ‘arrests over 3,000 Boko Haram suspects in 3 weeks’

Nigerian troops have arrested some 3,332 Boko Haram suspects within three weeks, a senior commander said Thursday. Lucky Irabor, a major general and commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, responsible for fighting the insurgents in northeast Nigeria, said the military had also made an unprecedented capture of arms within the period.…

File Photo: Scene of an explosion in Maiduguri on November 25, 2014

How Nigerian Army prevents dozens of Boko Haram suicide attacks – Official

The Nigerian Army on Thursday provided more details of its operations in the north-east as it battles the Boko Haram terrorists. The Theatre Commander of the army's Operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor, said the army was concerned about the suicide attacks being carried out by Boko Haram in Borno State…

Inuwa Bwala

Court orders police to release detained Abuja publisher, Inuwa Bwala

A Borno State High Court has ordered the immediate release of Abuja based publisher, Inuwa Bwala, who was two weeks ago arrested by the police and detained in Maiduguri for alleged attempted murder. Justice Hadiza Jos of the Borno State High Court Number 14 said it was unlawful for the…

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Boko Haram kill 7 travellers, injure escort soldiers along Maiduguri-Biu road

At least seven passengers were killed and many others, including an escort team of soldiers, injured when gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents attacked a convoy of motorists along the newly opened Maiduguri-Biu highway, witnesses said. The Maiduguri-Biu highway, which passes through Damboa Village, was one of the most…

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar NJODI

Boko Haram: Northeast Nigeria ‘500 years behind South in Education’ – VC

The Vice- Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Abubakar Njodi, has said the North-east may take 500 years to recover from the destruction inflicted by Boko Haram on its education system and attain the current standard in southern Nigeria. Mr. Njodi, a professor of Physical and Health Education, said even…

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Boko Haram attack Borno village, abduct 7 women, kill 3 residents – Police

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members on Monday abducted about seven women and killed three other persons when they attacked a village in the southern part of Borno State, witnesses and the police have said. The incident took place in Ndagu Village of Askira-Uba Local Government Area of Borno…

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3 dead as 2 suicide bombers attack Maiduguri

At least three persons were confirmed dead in two separate suicide bomb attacks that occurred in Maiduguri on Wednesday morning, security sources said. But for the vigilance and sacrifice of security operatives, more casualties, mostly civilians would have been recorded, witnesses said. According to a chieftain of the local vigilante,…

Taraba

50 houses burnt, 200 persons displaced in land dispute – Officials

At least 50 homes were on Sunday razed down and about 200 residents displaced following a communal clash in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, officials said. The clash, according to the police, occurred in Wuro Dande and Wuro Buba Bagura, near Tamviya village on the Mambilla Plateau. The…

Injured people are comforted at the site after a bombing attack of an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Nigeria January 17, 2017. MSF/Handout via Reuters

236 people buried after IDP camp bombing by Nigerian jet – Official

A total of 234 people were killed and buried after a Nigerian military jet mistakenly bombed a camp occupied by persons displaced by Boko Haram, an official has said. The Chairman of Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State, Babagana Malarima, said 234 persons were buried in Rann village, which…

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Borno govt, UNICEF open school for 4000 displaced kids

Borno State government has in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) established a temporary learning centre for over 4000 displaced children from Mafa and Jere local government areas of the state. The school is expected to host the multitude of children that were forced by Boko Haram insurgency…

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‘Abducted’ Borno official actually arrested — Govt.

The Borno State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Kaka Lawan, has denied that the caretaker chairman of Bama Local Council, Modu Guja, was abducted. Mr. Lawan said the two armed persons who rode on a tricycle to whisk away the local politician were policemen. The Attorney General spoke to…

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Gunmen on tricycle ‘abduct Borno council chairman’

The chairman of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, Modu Guja, has been abducted by unknown gunmen. A security source who asked not to be named told PREMIUM TIMES that the council chairman was kidnapped Friday evening when some men drove on a tricycle (popularly known as Keke) to…