Abdulkareem Haruna

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Indimi

INTERVIEW: What I did after Nigerians criticised my donation to American University — Top businessman, Indimi

One of Nigeria's richest men and best known business moguls, Borno-born Muhammdu Indimi, was recently in the wrong side of the news where he was criticised for donating a lecture hall for an American university when same institutions in his home country Nigeria are begging for such gesture. Last week,…

NEMA officials on duty after a bomb blast used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Peace Ben Williams Blog]

NEMA workers sign agreement with Nigerian govt to call off strike

The workers of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, are expected to call off their one day old strike on Friday after signing an agreement with the federal government. The workers commenced the strike on Thursday to protest what they described as their bad working condition under NEMA's new leadership.…

Pandemonium in Maiduguri

UPDATED: Pandemonium in Maiduguri as ‘killer monkeypox vaccine’ rumour spreads

Public schools in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital were thrown into chaos, Wednesday when rumours filtered in that monkeypox vaccines were being forcefully administered on pupils by unknown persons. The rumour, which had caused confusion in a few other states in recent days has been debunked by the army authorities…

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Cholera: UNICEF, Borno govt. create hand washing points in IDP camps

The Borno state ministry of water resources and the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF on Monday jointly launched hand washing points for children displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, within schools. The initiative is part moves to curb the cases of cholera that have so claimed the lives of 59…

Nigerian Army

Boko Haram: Nigerian troops owed two months allowances cry out

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in North-east Nigeria have complained that they have not received their allowances in the last two months. Some of the soldiers who disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Friday said the situation was causing them hunger and deflating…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Boko Haram: 86 percent of Borno IDPs not willing to return home – Report

Majority of the 1.8 million internally displaced persons in Borno State said they are still scared of going back to their communities months after the military liberated them from Boko Haram control, a new study by the Norwegian Refugee Council, NRC, reveals.  Tagged "Too Scared to Return", the report says…

Boko Haram

No Borno local govt under Boko Haram control – Theatre Commander

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, a counterinsurgency operation in North-east Nigeria, Ibrahim Attahiru has said the outlawed Boko Haram group no longer controls any of the local government areas in Borno State. Mr. Attahiru, a major general, said the activities of the troops under his command have brought…

NORTHERN GOVERNORS IN ABUJA

American firm signs pact to provide health facilities, train health workers across Northern Nigeria

The governors of the 19 northern Nigerian states have signed a pact with General Electric for the upgrade of healthcare infrastructure and manpower across the region. Isa Gusau, the spokesman of the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, in a statement on Wednesday said his boss signed the MOU on…

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Nigerian Army denies ambush by ISIS linked Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday denied a media report suggesting that soldiers recently suffered an ambush carried out by members of Boko Haram linked to the Islamic State, ISIS. According to the disputed report, 30 Nigerian soldiers died in the ambush that allegedly occurred on Friday afternoon. A foreign based…

Nigerian Army in Sambisa Forest

Nigerian soldiers kill three Boko Haram herders after gun battle – Official

A suspected Boko Haram cattle rustling syndicate was on Sunday busted by Nigerian soldiers who engaged the armed gang in a shootout that left three of them dead and a soldier injured. The group, believed to be Boko Haram herders, were intercepted in Lingir village of Borno State while attempting…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Families launch appeal fund to defend detained Boko Haram suspects

Less than 24 hours to the commencement of trial of 1600 Boko Haram suspects, about 1200 family members of some of the suspects on Sunday launched a fund raising exercise to back their campaign for justice for the suspects. The Nigerian government through the Federal Ministry of Justice said last…

IDP Camp

VSF distributes 800 goats, cash to 200 families in Yobe

About 200 households in Yobe state who were affected by the Boko Haram conflict, on Thursday, received 800 goats and cash token as part of the empowerment initiative of the Victim Support Fund, VSF. VSF is federal government humanitarian organ set up in 2014 to provide support to all persons…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army has no place for analogue PR officers – Spokesperson

The public relations officers of the Nigerian Army must key into the social media revolution if they are to effectively discharge their role to the army and the public, an official has said. The spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, a brigadier-general, gave this advice on Wednesday at a…

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Four Boko Haram fighters killed as troops foil attacks on IDP camp

Troops of the Nigerian army have in different operations in parts of Borno state killed four Boko Haram fighters plotting to carry out suicide bombing attacks on camps for internally displaced persons, IDPs, officials have said. The spokesperson of the army, Sani Usman, said the troops prevented a 'mass death'…

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Army Chief commissions human rights office in Maiduguri

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday in Maiduguri, Borno State, commissioned a new office building for handling cases of human right abuses by soldiers. The office is located within the Brigadier General Maimalari barracks where the headquarters of the Operation Lafiya Dole is located. The human rights…

Kashim Imam (6th from right) in a Group photo with new KCOBA Executives.

Top Borno politician elected Kings’ College alumni president

Popular Borno politician and former Presidential Liaision Officer to the Senate during the Olusegun Obasanjo presidency, Kashim Imam, was on Saturday elected as the new president of Kings College Old Boys Association, KCOBA. Mr. Imam, a three-time governorship candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, emerged the new president of…

Militants. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

‎Nine IDPs killed by Boko Haram buried

Amidst tears, residents of Daima village in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State on Thursday buried nine of their colleagues who were slaughtered by Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday. Daiman, a border community near Cameroon, is just a few kilometres away from Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge…

Governor Kashim Shettima
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Shippers’ Council renovates Borno schools destroyed by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Shippers' Council on Thursday handed over three renovated secondary schools to the Borno state government as part of its corporate social responsibilities. The three schools were among those destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. The council said it took up the responsibility to fix three public schools…

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Borno gets new head of service  Abdulkareem Haruna

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, on Friday, appointed Yerima Sale as the new head of the state's civil service.    Until his appointment, Mr. Sale was the Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement.   Mr. Sale succeeds Yakubu Bukar who retired last month.    A statement issued by…

MEN OF THE 115 TASK FORCE  THAT  RECAPTURED MUBI FROM INSURGENTS 

AT THEIR BASE IN MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE ON MONDAY (8/12/14)
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Nigerian soldiers ambush Boko Haram, kill 10 -‎ Official

At least 10 Boko Haram fighters were on Tuesday killed by soldiers of the Nigeria military during an ambush at a village near Maiduguri, Borno State, an official has said. According to the deputy director Army Public Relations at the 8 Task Force Division, Timothy Antigha, the operation was carried…

United Nations headquarters [Photo: Google.com]

Nigerian Army speaks as UN fumes over ‘unauthorised’ invasion of Maiduguri base

The United Nations system in Nigeria has confirmed the Friday invasion of its premises in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, by Nigerian soldiers. Edward Kallon, UN's Humanitarian Coordinator, said in a statement released to the media that the invasion was unauthorized. PREMIUM TIMES had broken the story that soldiers in…

Nigerian Army

Tension in Maiduguri as soldiers search UN building for arms

Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, woke up to a disturbing news about soldiers invading a United Nations building. The soldiers, according to PREMIUM TIMES checks, were there in search of arms that were allegedly smuggled into the building by UN officials. The building invaded by the soldiers is…

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Boko Haram destroyed 267 hospitals, clinics in Borno – Commissioner

At least 267 hospitals and primary healthcare centres were destroyed in Borno State by Boko Haram, the state commissioner of Health, Haruna Mshellia, has revealed. The destruction affects 248 primary health care centres and 19 general hospitals, he said. The state has 48 general hospitals of which most are in…

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Boko Haram: 56, 000 orphans register for new Borno mega schools

At least 56, 000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram insurgency have been registered for enrollment in 20 mega schools the Borno State government is building, officials have said. The government said the children would remain under its care even after other displaced persons might have returned to their communities.…

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

Boko Haram: Northern governors donate N360 million to Borno, ECOWAS $1 million

Some governors of northern states on Tuesday paid a visit to the war-ravaged Borno State where they donated N360 million towards addressing the humanitarian challenges in the state. Governors Aminu Masari of Katsina, ‎Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto and Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa arrived Maiduguri on a…