Abdulkareem Haruna

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Borno gets new head of service  Abdulkareem Haruna

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, on Friday, appointed Yerima Sale as the new head of the state's civil service.    Until his appointment, Mr. Sale was the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement.   Mr. Sale succeeds Yakubu Bukar who retired last month.    A statement issued by…

PIC. 1.  MEN OF THE 115 TASK FORCE  THAT  RECAPTURED MUBI FROM INSURGENTS 

AT THEIR BASE IN MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE ON MONDAY (8/12/14)
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Nigerian soldiers ambush Boko Haram, kill 10 -‎ Official

At least 10 Boko Haram fighters were on Tuesday killed by soldiers of the Nigeria military during an ambush at a village near Maiduguri, Borno State, an official has said. According to the deputy director Army Public Relations at the 8 Task Force Division, Timothy Antigha, the operation was carried…

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Nigerian Army speaks as UN fumes over ‘unauthorised’ invasion of Maiduguri base

The United Nations system in Nigeria has confirmed the Friday invasion of its premises in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, by Nigerian soldiers. Edward Kallon, UN's Humanitarian Coordinator, said in a statement released to the media that the invasion was unauthorized. PREMIUM TIMES had broken the story that soldiers in…

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Tension in Maiduguri as soldiers search UN building for arms

Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, woke up to a disturbing news about soldiers invading a United Nations building. The soldiers, according to PREMIUM TIMES checks, were there in search of arms that were allegedly smuggled into the building by UN officials. The building invaded by the soldiers is…

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Boko Haram destroyed 267 hospitals, clinics in Borno – Commissioner

At least 267 hospitals and primary healthcare centres were destroyed in Borno State by Boko Haram, the state commissioner of Health, Haruna Mshellia, has revealed. The destruction affects 248 primary health care centres and 19 general hospitals, he said. The state has 48 general hospitals of which most are in…

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Boko Haram: 56, 000 orphans register for new Borno mega schools

At least 56, 000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency have been registered for enrollment in 20 mega schools the Borno State government is building, officials have said. The government said the children would remain under its care even after other displaced persons might have returned to their communities.…

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Boko Haram: Northern governors donate N360 million to Borno, ECOWAS $1 million

Some governors of northern states on Tuesday paid a visit to the war-ravaged Borno State where they donated N360 million towards addressing the humanitarian challenges in the state. Governors Aminu Masari of Katsina, ‎Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa arrived Maiduguri on a…

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Borno journalists donate cement for reconstruction of destroyed communities

Journalists in Borno State on Friday donated a trailer load of cement to the state government as their contribution to the rebuilding of communities destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents. The donation was made as media practitioners in the Boko Haram-ravaged state flagged off the annual Press Week celebration in Maiduguri,…

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MSF opens two treatment centres for malnourished kids in Maiduguri

The Medicines Sans Frontier, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, has opened two new centres for the treatment of children suffering from malnourishment in Maiduguri, North-east Nigeria. The centres, located at Dala and Gwange areas of the Borno State capital, were an upgrade on the tent-built emergency care centres set…

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Boko Haram: Nigeria’s military chiefs re-strategize in Maiduguri

Nigeria’s military chiefs were on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Military Command and Control Centre in Maiduguri, Borno State where they held a four-hour meeting with the commanders of the ongoing counter insurgency war in the country's northeast. The military officials who would be visiting Yobe state on Wednesday…

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‎JUST IN: Nigeria’s military chiefs obey Osinbajo, arrive Maiduguri to tackle Boko Haram

Nigeria's military chiefs on Tuesday morning arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in response to the orders of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo. Mr. Osinbajo last week held a closed-door meeting with all heads of the nation's military to review the worsening Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria. Apart from…

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NNPC Ambush: Nigerian Army apologises for false claims; says more soldiers, Civilian-JTF killed

The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it regretted issuing out false statement about last week's ambush attack on a crew of scientists who were carrying out geological survey for the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. Last week, a group of geologists from the University of Maiduguri as well as their…

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Eight killed, 15 injured as female suicide bombers attack Borno town

At least eight persons were confirmed dead and 15 others critically injured Friday evening after two teenage female suicide bombers attacked a residential area of Dikwa, 80 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno State capital. News of the attack got to Maiduguri late Saturday afternoon as local government officials from the attacked…

UNIMAID staff abducted by Boko Haram

NNPC Ambush: In new Boko Haram video, three abducted UNIMAID staff beg for their release

Three of the four missing staff of the University of Maiduguri, Unimaid, who were abducted after Boko Haram ambushed them and killed five of their colleagues have appeared in a video released by the insurgents. In the video, they were shown calling on the government of Nigeria to negotiate their…

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NNPC Ambush: UNIMAID Vice Chancellor faults Nigerian Army, says nobody rescued

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Abubakar Njodi, on Friday lashed out at the military over claims it made that it had rescued oil workers that were recently ambushed and captured by Boko Haram fighters. The crew of geologists and their aides were from the university and were subcontracted by the…

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After Boko Haram attack on oil workers, Nigeria’s military chiefs to relocate to Borno

Two days after Boko Haram ambushed oil workers killing at least 27 people, the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has asked military chiefs to move to Borno State. Mr. Osinbajo met with military chiefs on Thursday, few hours after the Minster of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, told journalists that the…

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Boko Haram NNPC Ambush: Unimaid ASUU confirms five staff dead, four missing

The lecturers’ union of the University of Maiduguri, Unimaid, has confirmed that five staff of the university were killed when Boko Haram ambushed an NNPC oil exploration team. The union, ASUU, also said on Thursday that four other staff are still missing from the attack. The Governor of Borno State,…

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Relative of UNIMAID VC killed during Boko Haram attack on NNPC crew buried

One of the persons killed by the Boko Haram during the kidnap of oil workers in Borno State has been buried. The deceased, Idris Njodi, was a younger brother of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Abubakar Njodi. He was among those killed after Boko Haram members ambushed…

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

EXCLUSIVE: Untold story of how 9 Nigerian soldiers, 4 Unimaid staff, 14 others were killed in Boko Haram ambush

The kidnap of oil workers that resulted in the death of nine soldiers also led to the death of at least 18 other people including some of the kidnap victims, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively report. The victims, who included scientists, engineers and some personnel of the Civilian Joint Task Force…

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Nigerian Army announces rescue of kidnapped NNPC officials, says nine soldiers killed

At least nine soldiers and a civilian were killed after Boko Haram members kidnapped Nigerian oil workers who were on an oil exploration mission in the Lake Chad basin. The Nigerian Army, in a statement by its spokesperson, Sani Usman, confirmed the casualty. Mr. Usman, a brigadier general, also said…

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Two Nigerian soldiers jailed 23 years for stealing arms meant to fight Boko Haram

A military court martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno State on Tuesday sentenced two junior soldiers of the Nigerian Army to 23 years in prison each for stealing ammunition meant for combating Boko Haram insurgency. The court on the same day sentenced Adamu Jagun, a corporal, to 10 years behind bars…

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Nigerian scientists exploring oil in Lake Chad kidnapped

Some Nigerian scientists ‎searching for crude in Lake Chad have been kidnapped. Although the exact number of victims has not been confirmed, a spokesper‎son of the state oil firm, NNPC, confirmed the kidnap to PREMIUM TIMES. Sources in Borno had earlier told PREMIUM TIMES that the victims were abducted on…

Borno State Management Agency (SEMA) officials evacuating body of a female suicide bomber at the Red Bricks quarters in Dalori, community in Maiduguri on Monday (24/7/17).
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NEMA confirms four killed, 15 injured in suicide attacks on Borno IDP camps

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has confirmed the death of four people after suicide bombers attacked two internally displaced persons, IDP camps in Maiduguri. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attacks on Dalori 1 and 2 IDP camps by four different suicide bombers between late Sunday and early Monday morning. In…

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Many feared dead as multiple blasts hit Borno IDP camps

Some suspected Boko Haram members carried out multiple attacks on two internally displaced persons, IDP, camps in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Sunday. Three explosions occurred around the camps on Sunday night with a fourth explosion taking place in the early hours of Monday. There are two major IDP camps at…

FILE PHOTO: Herdsmen, cattle dealers storm Taraba Assembly protest against anti-grazing bill

Mambilla Carnage: Nigeria’s Fulani community sues FG, Taraba govt. at ECOWAS court, demands $200Million

The Fulani community in Nigeria has slammed a lawsuit on the Nigerian federal government as well as on authorities in the North-East state of Taraba over alleged rights violation during the recent communal clash between herdsmen and farmers on the Mambilla plateau. In the suit filed at the ECOWAS court…