Abdulkareem Haruna

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Mr. and Mrs Somade, both graduates of Computer Science and N-power beneficiaries celebrating their first child (1)

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s N-Power programme is transforming lives, improving education

Adeniyi Somade and his wife, Gbemisola, live in Ado-Ekiti, South-west Nigeria. He currently works as an auxiliary staff at the office of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), while his wife teaches ICT at Christ School, Ado-Ekiti, one of the foremost secondary schools in Ekiti State. In April, the couple welcomed…

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Boko Haram attacks Borno town in 11 gun trucks

Suspected members of Boko Haram on Monday attacked Gajiram town in Borno State. According to the police, the terrorists arrived in 11 gun trucks but were repelled by a combined team of security forces. "Terrorists in 11 Gun Trucks Attack Gajiram Town On Monday’s evening at about 1740hrs, heavily armed…

Scene of the bomb explosion

Borno Explosion: 31 killed as residents, security agencies give different narratives

At least 31 persons were killed and about 48 others injured after suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers on Saturday attacked Abachari village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, residents and witnesses have said. The suicide bombers, said to be six by the army, reportedly targeted people returning home after a Sallah fair in Damboa.…

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20 killed as explosion rocks Borno village – Police

The police have confirmed the death of 20 people in an explosion that rocked a village in Borno State. The explosion occurred at Abachari town, in Damboa Local Government Area, on Saturday evening. The Borno police commissioner, Damian Chukwu confirmed the casualty to Channels Television. “At about quarter to nine,…

Group rebuilds police college buildings wrecked by Boko Haram

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI), a non-governmental organization (NGO) has handed over two renovated training halls at the police college, Maiduguri, to the Nigeria police force. The police college is the second largest federal government owned tertiary institution in Borno State after the University of Maiduguri. It was among…

Jolly Nyame was sentenced to 14 years in prison for fraud

Jolly Nyame: Story of a Reverend turned Governor turned Prisoner

“…I must say that I am morally outraged by the facts of this case; the people of Taraba State had elected the defendant, a clergyman, on three different occasions; their expectations must have been very high.  “How would he begin to explain to the people of Taraba State his actions?…

Nigerian Army

Five Nigerian soldiers killed in Boko Haram ambush – Official

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said five soldiers died along the Pridang-Bita road in Borno after their vehicle stepped on Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The army spokesman, Texas Chukwu, said in a statement that the incident, which occurred in Gworza Local Government Area, happened when troops of 271 Task Force…

Why we’re demolishing 47 ‘hotels’ in Maiduguri – Attorney General

The Borno State Government has explained why it marked at least 47 hotels and what it called “illegal alcohol joints” for demolition within Maiduguri, the state capital. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Kaka Shehu, mentioned threat to security and promotion of immoral conduct among teenagers as some of…

IDPs equipped with safety gears to clean up their communities

Boko Haram: NGOs pay returnee IDPs to clean own community

Two non-government organisations have engaged 200 mostly women returnee internally displaced persons (IDPs) to clean up Dikwa, one of the towns liberated from Boko Haram. The North-East Regional Initiative (NERI), a humanitarian organisation funded by the USAID, is partnering with another civic group, Cohort for Existential Emergency Relief (CEER), in…

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Why I’ve been unable to commission projects in seven years – Governor

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has explained why he has been unable to commission most of the projects his administration embarked upon since he assumed office seven years ago. The governor, who came into power on May 29, 2011 said though he inherited a state that was enmeshed…

Kashim-Shettima

Borno inducts 2,900 youth as Neighbourhood Watch force against drugs, crimes

The Borno State government on Saturday, inducted a total of 2,900 youth volunteer force as members of a newly created Neighbourhood Watch, whose role includes sniffing out drug abusers and perpetrators of other related crimes. The Neighbourhood Watch (N-Watch) is a replica of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) that…

FILE PHOTO: A cross-section of internally displaced persons

Alleged IDPs Rape: Civilian-JTF reacts to Amnesty International report

The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), a youth vigilante group has told Amnesty international to provide evidence on its recent claims that security operatives in Borno State raped several females in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). This comes days after AI released a damning report that indicted soldiers and…

Suicide Bombings: Boko Haram adopts new tactics

The Nigerian military says the Tuesday attack that claimed the lives of at least three operatives of the Civillian-JTF in Konduga town of Borno State was possible because Boko Haram used an aged man who disguised as a weak and feeble traveller. The spokesman of the military operation in the…

Recapture of Mubi Town

Nigerian soldiers battle Boko Haram, kill 15, rescue 49 women, children

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it killed 15 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 49 persons in separate encounters between Boko Haram and troops in the Southern Lake Chad Basin. Onyema Nwachukwu, the spokesperson of the army's operation in the North-east, Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement. He…

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Yobe governor approves 100% payment of new salary structure for health workers

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Tuesday, approved the full implementation of the salary structure for all nurses, pharmacist and related medical personnel under the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS). The new salary structure now places the salaries of medical workers in Yobe at par with that of…

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APC LG Congress: Outgoing executives retained in Borno

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State on Saturday unanimously returned almost all of their existing party executives in the 27 local government areas without using the ballot box. Majority of the 729 party executives from the 27 local government areas of Borno State were returned via…

Isyaku Rabiu

Kano govt renames hospital after late billionaire, Isyaku Rabi’u

The Kano State government has announced the renaming of a paediatric hospital after late billionaire, Isyaku Rabi'u, who passed on Tuesday. Mr Rabi'u, who died at 93, was a foremost Kano businessman and Islamic cleric. He died in London after a brief illness. He was buried Friday in Kano after…

Mrs Hamsatu Mustapha and her eldest daughter, Fatima (Photograph: Abdulkareem Haruna)

BOKO HARAM: Why I will never return home – Widowed mother of eight

Hamsatu Mustapha, a 36 years old widow, said she has no option than to forget about her home after Boko Haram attacked her village, Konduga, and forced her family to flee to Maiduguri, Borno State capital, about three years ago. She is among the few internally displaced persons (IDPs) that…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC Congress: Borno elects 8,424 ward executives in 27 LGAs

The Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said it has conducted a hitch-free ward congress that produced 8,424 grassroots party leaders without any form of conflict. The Organising Secretary of the chapter, Auwal Hamza, told PREMIUM TIMES in an interview on phone that despite the challenges of…

Thousands gather in Borno to welcome Ali Sheriff back to APC

Thousands gather in Borno to welcome Ali Sheriff back to APC

Maiduguri, the Borno state capital was on Friday, agog with activities as politicians of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) turned out en mass to welcome the defecting former national chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Sheriff. Mr. Sheriff was a founding member of the APC before he…

Boko Haram: VSF flags off N1.6 billion rebuilding projects in three Borno LGAs

The Victims Support Fund (VSF) on Thursday flagged-off a N1.6 billion reconstruction project in three communities destroyed by Boko Haram in Borno State. The three communities are in Gwoza, Mobba and Ngala local governments. Officials of the Borno State Government, led by Governor Kashim Shettima, were in the war wrecked…

Boko HAram

No life lost in Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri — Police

Police in Borno say there was no loss of life in Wednesday night attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Auno village, near Maiduguri. The attack came barely a week after the insurgents carried out a daring invasion of Maiduguri, the Borno capital, killing at least six persons and injuring…

Boko Haram

Gunmen attack village near Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram militants have launched an attack on Auno, a village some 24 km east of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, residents and security sources say. The attack, which started at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, was still on as at the time of filing this report. Sources near Auno…

Ishaq Akintola

Killings: Muslims are victims too, MURIC tells CAN

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to see ongoing attacks by suspected herdsmen as not a sectional issue but a tragedy that befalls every body in the country. The group made this remark in reaction to last week's call by the president…

Boko Haram: Military winning the Lake Chad war despite losses – General Irabor

Lucky Irabor, the Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Ndjamena, Chad, said he recently lost about 22 soldiers in the course of prosecuting the war against Boko Haram in the Lake Chad region. About 75 soldiers were also wounded in the series of operations that were resisted…