Abdulkareem Haruna

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Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum

Borno governor pledges to irrigate lake in displaced communities

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, on Sunday, took a boat ride across a popular lake to visit 28 communities that were displaced after recent attacks by Boko Haram. Agrarian communities around Lake Alau, the second known lake in Borno State, were recently attacked by suspected ISWAP and Boko Haram…

Tukur Buratai

Army chief gives condition for embedding journalists in military operations

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Sunday, said the Nigerian Army would embed journalists in the front line of the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in northeast Nigeria on the condition that they respect the "national interest.". Mr Buratai, a lieutenant-general, said this at a dinner organised in honour of…

Boko Haram

Six passengers ‘killed in Boko Haram ambush’

Six passengers travelling in two buses along the Maiduguri - Kano highway were on Saturday hacked to death by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush on the outskirts of Maiduguri, witnesses said. The news about the attacked travelers filtered around Maiduguri since Sunday but there was no official statement…

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

COVID-19: Bauchi officials, business community donate cash, relief items to government

Government officials and the business community in Bauchi State on Thursday began donations of money, medical kits, and food to support the state government in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The deputy governor of the state and chairman of the state action committee on COVID-19, Bala Tela, stated this at a…

Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State.

Coronavirus: Bauchi to shut down for 14 days from Thursday

The Bauchi State government has announced a total shut down of the state as part of its effort to curtail the spread of the new coronavirus, an official statement said. The state recorded its third index case on Tuesday when an unnamed 55 years old man tested positive to the…

BREAKING

Bauchi records third case of coronavirus

The Bauchi State Government has confirmed a third case of COVID-19 in the state. The victim is a 55 years old man who tested positive for the virus. Addressing journalists at one of the isolation centres in Bauchi, the deputy governor of the state, Bala Tela, said a third case…

Lieutenant General TY Buratai

Nigerian Army redeploys top generals including officer leading Boko Haram war

A few days after he appeared in a video explaining how he led his troops to repel a major Boko Haram onslaught, Olusegun Adeniyi has been redeployed. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Adeniyi spoke in the video of how Boko Haram fighters attacked his troops with 15 gun trucks and…

Nigerian Army

In rare video, military commander says Nigerian troops outgunned by Boko Haram

The commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Olusegun Adeniyi, has been seen in a rare video admitting that Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram are outgunned by the terrorists. Mr. Adeniyi, a major general, was leading a large troop of soldiers on a special operation when they came under heavy attacks by…

Nigerian Army soldier

Boko Haram attack, with ’15 gun trucks,’ repelled by Nigerian soldiers – Official

More details are emerging of a recent military operation by Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram fighters in the North-east. The Nigerian general leading the operations said the insurgents attacked troops he was leading with "15 gun trucks" from different flanks. "We have been met with very strong resistance from Boko…

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

Coronavirus: 47 of 70 suspected cases in Bauchi test negative – Official

The Bauchi State ministry of health on Friday announced that 47 out of the 70 persons whose blood samples were taken for tests for suspected coronavirus infection have tested negative. The commissioner for health in Bauchi, Aliyu Maigoro, who announced this at a press briefing in his office, said 21…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Thecable.ng]

Gov Zulum donates money to families of 47 slain soldiers

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has donated N500,000 in cash to the families of each of the 47 soldiers who lost their lives during an attack by Boko Haram on Sunday at Gorgi village in Yobe State. The soldiers lost their lives in a deadly ambush on their convoy.…

Nigerian Soldiers

Coronavirus: Nigerian Army to enforce movement restriction, secure food supplies

The Nigerian Army is to embark on a special operation with a multidimensional approach, which includes enforcing the restriction of movement and compulsorily moving sick people to hospitals. This is as part of the government’s strategy to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease, a document obtained by PREMIUM TIMES has…

Nigerian Army

How Boko Haram killed 47 Nigerian soldiers – Official

The Nigerian military has confirmed the attack on troops that led to the death of many soldiers in Gorgi, a village in Yobe State. The military delayed comment on the attack until PREMIUM TIMES and other newspapers published reports about it. PREMIUM TIMES reported that about 50 soldiers lost their…

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

At least 50 Nigerian soldiers killed in deadly Boko Haram ambush

At least 50 Nigerians soldiers were killed Monday in a deadly ambush by suspected Boko Haram gunmen near Goneri, a village in Yobe State, multiple security sources have told PREMIUM TIMES. The attack, perhaps the deadliest by the terror group in recent times, wiped out an artillery unit of the…

FILE PHOTO: A cross-section of internally displaced persons

Coronavirus: Borno bans visits to IDP camps

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday banned all visits to camps for internally displaced persons (IDP) in the state. The ban, which is part of the state government's efforts at preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the state, is expected to last four weeks. Nigeria currently has…

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

#Coronavirus: Bauchi governor on self-isolation after shaking hands with Atiku’s son

The Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has commenced self-isolation based on his suspicion he may be infected with COVID-19. Mr Mohammed said he boarded the same flight and shook hands with Muhammed Abubakar, the son of Nigeria's former vice president, who has tested positive to COVID-19. A statement by…

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

#Coronavirus: Bauchi shuts down schools

All public and private schools in the Bauchi State have been asked to shut down as the government takes measures in preventing the spread of coronavirus, known as Covid-19 and Lassa Fever in the state. The closing of schools was announced by the state governor, Bala Mohammed, during a press…

The governor of Taraba State, Ishiaku Darius

Why I was absent from Taraba for 87 days – Governor Darius

The governor of Taraba State, Ishiaku Darius, on Thursday, explained why he was absent from his State for about three months. Mr Darius, who showed up in Jalingo, the state capital, for the first time in 87 days, said his absence was based on health grounds. The governor said he…

Mama Boko Haram, Aisha Wakil during interview with PRNigeria

Alleged Fraud: EFCC closes case against ‘Mama Boko Haram’, others

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, on Monday closed its case of fraud against Aishat Wakil, aka Mama Boko Haram and two others at a Maiduguri High Court after presenting forensic evidence to buttress its allegations. After presenting the sixth and seventh prosecuting witnesses, the EFCC lead lawyer, Benjamin Manji, told the…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Thecable.ng]

Borno governor approves N578 million scholarship for 23,000 students

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday approved N578 million as cumulative payment of scholarship for 23,894 students pursuing various degrees and postgraduate studies. Mr Zulum, a professor of irrigation engineering, had, during his campaign last year, promised to revamp scholarship in the states as part of his…

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Police inspector arrested for allegedly raping two minors

The police in Borno State have arrested an inspector, Abubakar Musa, for allegedly raping two minors, aged 10 and 12. The arrest came amidst rising cases of paedophilia and related sex and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the state. Hadiza Saidu, the mother and aunt to the two girls allegedly raped…

North East governors [ PHOTO CREDIT: @GovBorno]

North-east governors hold maiden meeting, consider ‘enhancing security’

Governors of the six states in North-east Nigeria on Thursday held an unusual regional meeting in Gombe State where they discussed the prevailing security and socio-economic challenges facing their zone. The governors asked their attorneys general to meet with security agencies and work out an approach to enhance regional security…

Nigerian Soldiers on gun truck. [Photo credit: Yahoo]

Many killed as Nigerian soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Damboa

Dozens of lives were lost on Wednesday during an attack by Boko Haram militants in Damboa, a town 85 kilometers away from Maiduguri, Borno state capital, officials said. Governor Babagana Zulum confirmed the attack in a statement he issued in commendation of government troop's gallantry. According to the governor, the…

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari (l) with the released Dapchi School Girls believed to have been adopted by Boko Haram Terrorists during a ceremony to formally receive them at the the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday (23/3/13) 01703/23/3/2018/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Boko Haram attacks Dapchi village

A gang of gunmen believed to be Boko Haram fighters Wednesday night attacked Dapchi village in Yobe State. Dozens of houses were burnt in the attack, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Dapchi is a town in Yobe State where schoolgirls were in February 2018 abducted from their dormitory by the Boko Haram.…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Thecable.ng]

Borno, BOI partner to raise N1 billion to finance SMEs

The Borno State government and the Bank of Industry on Wednesday signed an agreement aimed at raising N1 billion to enhance small and medium enterprises in seven selected local government areas of the state. The deal was sealed at a meeting between the state governor, Babagana Zulum, and the management…