Ola Audu

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Minister of state for Finance Yerima Ngama

Ex-finance minister, other PDP leaders defect to APC

Hours to the conduct of governorship and states House of Assembly elections, some People Democratic Party politicians in Yobe State have dumped their party for the state's ruling All Progressives Congress. Leading the team of the PDP defectors was the former minister of State, Finance, Yerima Ngama, who announced his…

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Nine Borno governorship candidates step down for Governor Shettima

Nine governorship candidates of various political parties in Borno state contesting the Saturday, April 11 gubernatorial election on Thursday stepped down for the state governor, Kashim Shettima, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress. The nine candidates, who were duly registered and recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission,…

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Youth intercept 2 suicide bombers in Biu

Two would-be suicide bombers were on Sunday arrested in Biu town of Borno State, as they closed in on their target for attacks, security sources and witnesses said.  One of the suicide bombers was killed after he was intercepted as he was about to enter a crowded mosque where worshippers…

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HAPPENING NOW: Boko Haram attacks Kayamla, Borno

Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES indicate that members of the insurgent Boko Haram are currently attacking Kayamla village of Borno. Kayamla is about 20km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, and the attack was ongoing at 2:10 p.m. An official of the local vigilante called Civilian-JTF in Borno, Muhammed Gava, confirmed…

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#NigeriaDecides: Presidential Election: Buhari disgraces Jonathan in Borno

RESULTS FOR BORNO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION REGISTERED VOTERS 1,799, 669 ACCREDITED - 544,759 AA - 145 ACP -243 AD -392 ADC - 201 APA - 878 APC - 473, 543 CPC - 310 HOPE - 88 KOWA - 158 NDP - 107 PDP - 25, 640 PPN - 143 UDP -…

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Buhari leading with landslide in 10 LGAs of Borno

Collation of results of Saturday’s presidential election is underway at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Given the results so far announced by INEC, the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, is so leading in about 10 local…

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Boko Haram militants kill 25 in Borno

Boko Haram terrorists in the early hours of election-day attacked Buratai town in Biu local government area of Borno state and killed 25 persons. They left several hou​ses burnt, government officials and witnesses have said.  Those killed, according to witnesses from the town, were sleeping when the insurgents opened fire on…

Senator Ali Ndume

Ndume weeps as kin vote in IDP camp

The Senator Representing Southern Borno senatorial district, Ali Ndume, wept after casting his vote at the Gwoza camp for internally displaced persons where thousands of his kin cast their votes. Mr. Ndume is a native of Gwoza town of Borno state, a rocky community where Boko Haram had forcefully taken…

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Card Reader fails to recognise Borno first lady’s ​fingerpri​nt​

Borno’s first lady, Nana Kashim Shettima, was amongst many prospective voters in the state whose thumbprint could not be read when she went out to for accreditation. At her polling unit, 24th unit Gwange-3 of Maiduguri, the card reader continued to cause headache for the electoral officers who had to…

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Over 70,000 IDPs to vote in Borno camps – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said at least 70, 000 persons that were internally displaced by Boko Haram terrorists from their communities would be casting their votes in camps located within Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.  At least 16 of 27 local government areas in the state were…

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PDP, APC supporters clash in southern Borno

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have clashed in Marama, a major town in Hawul local government area of Borno State. A witness, who was sketchy with details as to what led to the clash, said "Marama is on fire as APC and…

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Borno elders commend govt’s move to reconstruct liberated territories

The Borno Elders Forum has expressed appreciation to the Federal Government of Nigeria for setting up a committee saddled with the responsibility of evaluating and reconstructing all communities in Borno and other parts of the Northeast liberated from Boko Haram. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the forum…

Borno Governor, Kashim Shettima

Borno Government buys 540 buses for transport workers

The Borno State Government has bought and handed over 540 buses to commercial drivers in the state. The state governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday handed over the keys to the 10-sitter Volkswagen buses to officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, and other drivers. Mr. Shettima said…

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Borno women attack Patience Jonathan over Buhari

Retired female civil servants in Borno State have launched a scathing attack at the first lady, Patience Jonathan, over her broadsides on former military ruler, Muhammadu Buhari, and her comments regarding the violence in northern Nigeria. The women, under the Forum for Retired Female Civil Servants in Borno State, particularly…

Yola IDPs

Reclaimed territories unsafe for elections — Borno elders

Borno elders on Wednesday added their voices to the call that the internally displaced persons who were forced out of their communities by the Boko Haram terrorists be allowed to cast their votes in the camps and not in the recently reclaimed territories. The elders who spoke through their forum…

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Another explosion rocks Maiduguri market

A massive blast that echoed all over Maiduguri town has just occurred near the city’s main market, a location where two suicide bombers killed dozens of people last Saturday. A source near the spot of the blast told PREMIUM TIMES that the explosion happened along the popular Ahmadu Bello way…

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Borno village under fresh Boko Haram attack

Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists are currently attacking Ngamdu village of Borno State. This was disclosed by security sources. Boko Haram militants killed six people in the same village barely a week ago. Ngamdu is a village that is situated 100km away from Maiduguri, Borno state capital. This is…

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Maiduguri Multiple Bomb Attacks: 55 killed, 146 injured in five suicide attacks

At least 55 persons were confirmed dead and 146 others seriously injured as Boko Haram suicide bombers descended on Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and carried out multiple bombings in various commercial areas, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The Borno state police commissioner, Clement Adoda, confirmed the casualty figure to journalists…

File Photo: Scene of athe July 1, 2014 bomb blast in Maiduguri

Another bomb goes off in Maiduguri, dozens feared killed

Barely an hour after an explosion killed many at a Maiduguri fish market, another bomb has gone off at a crowded commercial centre, killing dozens more. A witness called to inform PREMIU‎M TIMES that the blast went off at the popular commercial area called Post Office. Details on the second…

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BREAKING: Suicide bomber strikes in Maiduguri market, kills many

At least 10 persons are feared killed in a bomb explosion from a suicide bomber riding in a Keke Napep in Maiduguri. The explosion, which occurred at a crowded commercial area in Maiduguri,  went off about an hour ago.  Witnesses said many people  were affected.  The suicide bomber tried to…

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Nigerian troops gun down 73 Boko Haram terrorists in fresh attack on Konduga

Nigerians soldiers in Borno state on Monday killed at least 73 members of the Boko Haram sect when the terrorists made yet another futile attempt to capture Konduga, a town 35km away from Maiduguri, the state capital. The troops, who engaged the terrorists for over five hours, however lost a…

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Female suicide bombers killed by own explosives in Borno

Two women apparently on a suicide bombing mission got killed by the bombs they were carrying under their gowns after failing to get a vehicle to take them to Damaturu, Yobe state capital, eyewitnesses said. The incident, which happened at Ngamdu village, also killed two travellers standing close to the…

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Boko Haram kills many in Borno’s Mainok village market

About a dozen traders were reportedly killed Friday at a market in Mainok village of Kaga local government of Borno state when Boko Haram terrorists attacked.  Witnesses and security operatives said a large number of Boko Haram terrorists invaded the town Friday afternoon and began shooting sporadically. Many people were…

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23 parties ask INEC to postpone elections in Borno by five months

The Borno state chapter of the Inter-Party ‎Advisory Council on Thursday called for the postponement of elections in the state by five months. The council cited the insecurity in the state and a charged political climate as reasons for the call. IPAC, which comprises all registered political parties in the…

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Another suicide bombing kills many in Biu

Dozens may have been killed and injured in Biu town today as a suicide bomber driving a tricycle scaled through security check and blast himself near a crowded neighbourhood, witnesses said. The suicide attack occurred at about 3pm when the suspect, a man, managed to pass through the checkpoint which…