Abdulkareem Haruna

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Boko Haram

Tension in Borno as Boko Haram abducts nine women, kills man

At least nine women were reportedly abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in attacks on farmlands around Bama within the last two days. Bama, a local government headquarters in Borno State, is about 68 kilometres Southeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. Those abducted comprise six women and three girls. Sources…

Village raided by Boko Haram insurgents.

One killed, village burnt as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri suburb

Boko Haram gunmen on Wednesday night killed one person and burnt down an entire village, during an attack on Mammanti, a community located just outside Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Eyewitnesses who spoke to journalists in the smoke-filled village on Thursday morning, said the attackers arrived the village at about…

Borno State, Kashim Shattima. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Borno APC tackles PDP governorship candidate over allegation of unpaid pensioners

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday berated the governorship candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Muhammed Imam, over his call on the presidency to probe the state government’s spending of the Paris Club refunds. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr. Imam expressed concerns and questioned why pensioners…

Boko Haram

Hundreds flee Maiduguri suburb as Boko Haram attacks

Hundreds of residents, mostly women and children, are currently fleeing into Maiduguri, Borno state capital, as suspected Boko Haram gunmen attack Judumri, a village on the outskirt of the city. Residents of the city started hearing gunshots Saturday evening as Muslims were concluding their prayers. About an hour later, groups…

Boko HAram

Hundreds flee Maiduguri suburb as Boko Haram attacks

Hundreds of residents, mostly women and children, are currently fleeing into Maiduguri, Borno state capital, as suspected Boko Haram gunmen attack Judumri, a village on the outskirt of the city. Residents of the city started hearing gunshots Saturday evening as Muslims were concluding their prayers. About an hour later, groups…

Kashim-Shettima

Borno governor meets protesting pensioners

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, on Thursday evening, met with leaders of the retired pensioners who protested in the early hours of the day over unpaid wages. At the meeting, which took place in the governor’s main office, Mr Shettima did not only explain the benefit of the workers verification…

The protesting pensioners

Protesting pensioners storm Borno secretariat over unpaid wages

Hundreds of pensioners today in Borno State barricaded the entrance of the state secretariat in protest over unpaid entitlements. The protesters comprising aged retirees, their wives and children lamented the hardship they were plunged into due to the unpaid emoluments. The pensioners stormed the premises of the secretariat along Kirikasama…

FLE PHOTO: Civilian JTF that became Nigerian Soldiers

103 Civilian-JTF members join Army; receive cash, plots of land

A total of 103 former members of the youth vigilante force, who supported the military to fight Boko Haram in Borno State, have been recruited into the Nigerian army. The former members of the vigilante force, popularly known as Civilian-JTF, were on Monday evening, showered with gift items, including plots…

IDP Camp used to illustrate the story

Eight killed, women kidnapped, houses burnt in Boko Haram attack on IDP camp – UN

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the…

Boko Haram

Eight confirmed killed as Boko Haram attacks Borno IDP camp

Eight persons, including children, were confirmed killed Wednesday evening in an attack by Boko Haram gunmen on a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno State capital. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) gave the casualty figure in a statement confirming the attack, although eye-witnesses said at least…

Zamfara State map

Zamfara police free abducted provost’s wife

The Zamfara State Police Command has confirmed the release of Hindatu Ibrahim, wife of the provost of the College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Bakura, in the state. The 35 years old victim, according to police, was abducted on October 27 by unknown persons at her husband's house located inside…

Ongoing road construction at Dadinkowa mayama Local govt Kebbi State

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst inadequate funding, insecurity, Buhari administration’s road projects continue across Nigeria (2)

In the second and final part of this report, the state of two major roads being constructed by the Buhari administration are reviewed. Read the first part of the report here. Gombe-Numan Road The Gombe-Numan federal road rehabilitation project was awarded afresh by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2016. Nearly…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno’s new kidney centre to offer free dialysis – Governor

An ultra-modern kidney centre where renal patients would be treated freely, will soon be commissioned, the governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has said. The governor made this announcement late Monday evening when he paid a working visit to the state owned specialist hospital, Maiduguri to inspect various facility upgrading…

Bricklayers working on the project In Borno State

Boko Haram: Borno commences construction of 500 houses in destroyed community

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday flagged off the building of 500 houses to replace homes destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in Gajiram, headquarters of Nganzai Local Government Area. Nganzai, an agrarian local government, about 90km from Maiduguri, the state capital, was among the communities that were badly…

APC FLag used to illustrate the story.

APC Primaries; Borno guber aspirant insists on cancellation

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and governorship aspirant in Borno State, Kashim Imam, has called for the cancellation of the just concluded gubernatorial primaries of the party in the state. Last week, the ruling APC in Borno State held its gubernatorial primaries which led to the emergence…

Zainab Gimba

Borno’s only female APC candidate speaks on rough road to victory at primary

A female politician in Borno State who defeated four men, including an incumbent, for a House of Representatives ticket says she faced harassment and assaults, including beating and teargas by the police to emerge victorious. Zainab Gimba's ordeal vividly captures the typical plight women with interest in active politics pass…

A former senator and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Borno State, Muhammed Abba-Aji,

2019: Former Borno APC governorship aspirant wins PDP senatorial ticket

A former All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant who defected to the People Democratic Party (PDP), Muhammed Abba-Aji, has won his new party's ticket for Borno Central senatorial district. Mr. Abba-Aji was Wednesday declared winner of the senatorial primaries after polling 594 votes to beat his closest contender, Grema Terab,…

Minister, nine aspirants want Borno APC guber primaries result cancelled

Ten of the 21 aspirants who took part in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Borno State have called for the cancellation of the outcome of the exercise. A professor, Babagana Zulum, was nominated as the party's flag bearer at the primaries on Sunday. But at a press…

Maimala Buni. [PHOTO CREDIT: NAN]

APC national scribe wins Yobe governorship primaries

The national secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Maimala Buni, has been declared the winner of the party's governorship primaries in Yobe State. Mr Buni floored three other aspirants in the race to emerge the party's flag bearer ahead the 2019 general elections. The result was announced by Umar…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Governor Shettima’s man, Umara-Zulum, wins Borno APC guber primaries with a landslide

Babagana Umara-Zulum, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State, has emerged winner of the Sunday gubernatorial primaries of the party. According to the chairman of the Borno State APC gubernatorial primaries committee, Ahmad Elmarzuk, Mr Umara-Zulum, a professor, polled 4,432 votes to beat nine other…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

Borno APC governorship aspirant denies defecting to PDP

One of the 21 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State, Idris Durkwa, has denied rumours in Maiduguri that he has decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Durkwa, ranked the richest amongst the aspirants, had earlier decried how the state government allegedly ware-housed…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno 2019: Governor Shettima announces preferred successor

Hours to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Borno State, the outgoing governor, Kashim Shettima, has picked a professor, Babagana Zulum, as his preferred successor. Mr Zulum, the former commissioner for the ministry for reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement (RRR), is among the 21 aspirants seeking to secure the…

Maimala Buni. [PHOTO CREDIT: NAN]

Analysis: APC guber primary – In Yobe, the coast is almost clear for Mala Buni

The battle for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State is as good as decided with the current national secretary of the party, Mai Mala Buni, being endorsed by the party as the preferred candidate. The certainty of Buni’s emergence trails the historical fact…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Analysis: APC Guber primary: Governor Kashim Shettima hold the aces in Borno

The battle for the governorship of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State can be anything but rancour-free as 21 political gladiators compete for the coveted office. Aside the large number of contestants in the ring, the contest is apparently going to be between two political blokes – the…

Borno State, Kashim Shattima. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

APC Primaries: Governorship aspirant accuses Borno government of ‘caging’ delegates

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Idris Mamman-Durkwa has accused the Borno State government of frustrating his campaign ahead of the party’s primaries by making all the delegates inaccessible to him and other contestants in the race for the party’s number-one ticket. Mr Mamman-Durkwa, a brother of…