Abdulkareem Haruna

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Kashim-Shettima

Borno govt begins removal of ‘unlicenced’ campaign posters, billboards

The Borno State Urban Planning and Development Board (BOSUPDB) on Thursday, announced a 'full-scale war' on all ‘unauthorised’ commercial billboards, signposts and campaign posters mounted on the streets of Maiduguri, the state capital. The board said the recent destruction of such illegally mounted posters, billboards on structures and spaces, which…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno govt, opposition candidate clash over ‘removal’ of campaign posters, billboards

Borno politician and member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Muhammed Abba-Aji, has accused the state government of ordering the removal of opponents' campaign posters and billboards in Maiduguri, the state capital. Mr Abba-Aji, a former senator, who is currently the PDP candidate for Borno Central senatorial district, made…

President Buhari visits wounded soldiers at Maimalari Military Cantonment Hospital in Maiduguri

Boko Haram: Borno situation would’ve been worse but for my administration – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said the situation in Borno State due to the Boko Haram insurgency would have been worse but for his adminstration. The president stated this when he visited the palace of the Shehu of Borno, Abubakar El-Kanemi, as part of his official trip to Borno State.…

Borno elder statesman and former military governor of North Central State, Abba Kyari.

Abba Kyari, former governor of North Central State, dies at 80

Borno elder statesman and former military governor of North Central State, Abba Kyari, has passed on. Mr Kyari, retired brigadier general, died on Sunday in Abuja after a brief illness. He was 80. His eldest son, Abubakar Kyari, current senator, confirmed the death of the respected Borno elder to PREMIUM…

Bauch State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

2019: APC Northeast governors, legislators strategise on how to defeat Atiku

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the six North-east states, led by their state governors and National Assembly members, met in Bauchi on Saturday to strategise for what they called a total victory for their presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Muhammadu Buhari. APC governs four of…

Senator Ahmed Lawan

2019: APC will win majority in National Assembly – Senate Leader Lawan

The Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, on Saturday, dismissed the chances of victory for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019. Mr Lawan said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will not only retain power but also form majority at the National Assembly. The lawmaker from Yobe State said the…

Nigerian troopsused to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

Nigerian soldiers fighting Boko Haram release video, lament obsolete weapons, accuse commanders of corruption

Some Nigerian soldiers in a video obtained on Friday accused top commanders of leading them to 'Boko Haram slaughter' armed with obsolete weapons while enriching themselves with cash meant for buying better arms. The hazy video, apparently taken from a camera phone, featured the soldiers expressing their anger in harsh…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram releases disturbing video of bloody battle with Nigerian soldiers

A disturbing video released on Thursday by Boko Haram shows how the terrorists carried out the attack on a military formation, killing a large number of Nigerian soldiers. The video was released shortly after PREMIUM TIMES published an exclusive report in which a soldier who survived the attack at Metele…

sars police

Bauchi crisis: Police ban unauthorised social gatherings

The Police have banned all social events and gathering in public places that do not have police approval in Bauchi State. The ban followed a crisis that erupted at a birthday party in Bauchi town which led to the death of three persons. Eight persons were also injured as irate…

Nigerian Army in Damboa, Borno state (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters)

How Boko Haram killed ‘over 70 soldiers’ in Metele attack – Survivor

A Nigerian soldier who survived the deadly attack on a military base in the northern part of Borno State on Monday said they suffered a heavy casualty due to lack of adequate weapons. The soldier, who managed to escape the attack alongside other injured troops, said at least 70 soldiers…

Kashim-Shettima

Jonathan’s book elementary, full of fiction – Borno Governor

A day after the public presentation of his book, 'My Transition Hour', former President Goodluck Jonathan has been criticised by the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, who described the book as "elementary" and containing "fiction." Mr Shettima said the former president lied about the issue of the Chibok schoolgirls, who…

Bauchi State on the map

Three killed, houses burnt as Bauchi birthday party turns deadly

At least three people were killed while two houses and a car were burnt early Monday as party goers clashed at a birthday bash in Bauchi, police said. The police said a minor disagreement at the birthday party soon snowballed into violence. Witnesses at Yelwa area of Bauchi state said…

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…