North East

FILE PHOTO: Market on fire

Fire kills mother, four children in Gombe

Witnesses said the inferno could have started around 3a.m. when electrical power was restored to the area.


Boko Haram: Nigerian govt, six states allocate N792.7 billion for infrastructure, others

The total amount required to fund the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan is $1.054 billion.

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

Shettima disowns Borno Deputy Speaker, says it’s moral insanity to discuss Buhari’s successor

The lawmaker had asked that the Borno governor be selected APC candidate after Mr. Buhari completes his term.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

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

The Borno State Governor has not publicly indicated his intention to run for president.

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo Credit: Channels TV]

Borno women react to Sanusi’s proposal to regulate marrying more than one wife

“What he is doing is ensuring that before you get multiple wives, you have to show you are capable of taking care of the wives.”


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

The exercise is part of an initiative to provide basic skills for self reliance to about 370,000 women across the country

Ibrahim Gaidam

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

“My position is informed by our experience in local government administration in our state for over two decades.”

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram

Boko Haram ‘attacks Borno village, kills 3’

Boko Haram fighters have in recent weeks launched isolated attacks in that part of Borno State.


CAN, Muslim Council begin joint tour to promote peace in Taraba

Ethno-religious crisis in Taraba have caused the death of many people in Taraba.


Don’t convert abandoned stadium to market, FA tells Borno Govt

“We were actually surprised by the government’s decision because we believe it will be counterproductive.”


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

The new centre brings the total number of such facilities to three.

Maiduguri Blast. Photo: NEMA

Police, NEMA provide details of Maiduguri explosions

Witness account varies with that of officials in casualty figure.

Governor Kashim Shettima visiting an IDP Camp

Maiduguri explosions: Governor Shettima visits victims in hospital

He urged the hospital management to provide proper treatment to the victims to ensure their quick recovery.



UN to raise $1 billion humanitarian fund for Northeast

The UN has set an 18-month deadline to resettle people displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in their communities

FILE PHOTO: Bomb explosion scene

Suicide bombers attack Maiduguri, ‘11 Killed’

Multiple attacks occurred Thursday night at a popular bus station.


Presidential Committee rehabilitates 19 police stations in Yobe

“Police stations in Yobe were among the worst hit public structure during the insurgency.”

Jolly Nyame

N1.64 billion fraud: Court dismisses Nyame’s no-case submission

The court ordered Mr. Nyame to begin his defence.

Darius Ishaku, Taraba State Governor

Taraba teachers protest non-payment of salaries

The teachers claimed they are being owed between three and eight months of salaries.

Ballot boxes

Unopposed APC sweeps Yobe’s local government elections

Opposition parties boycotted because of the high cost of participation.

Bell Helicopters seized by Nigeria Customs [Photo credit: Instagram - @miss_atedze]

Nigeria Customs hands out seized items to IDPs

The donation is third so far to the IDP camp in Adamawa State.

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku

Taraba govt. owes N9.7 billion gratuities–Board

The government says it is working to address the problem of pension in the state.

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

An angry state governor took a roll call of teachers present when he visited.