Abdulkareem Haruna

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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…

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Borno governor dissolves cabinet

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday, announced the dissolution of his cabinet. The dissolution is the first since his re-election in May 2015 and the second in the life of his seven years administration. Announcing the decision, the secretary to the Borno State Government, Usman Shuwa, said…

Baba-Shehuri [Photo: PM NEWS Nigeria]

2019: Buhari’s minister joins Borno governorship race

The Minister of State, Power, Works Housing, Mustapha Baba-Shehuri, on Tuesday joined the race for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket in Borno State. Mr. Baba-Shehuri, who is among 20 politicians angling to succeed Governor Kashim Shettima, under the flag of APC, said the core of his development plan…

Kashim Imam

INTERVIEW: How 11 governors pressurised me to step down from race for APC National Secretary – Kashim Imam

Kashim Imam is running for the governorship ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State. He had contested for the same position twice as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2003 and 2007. The businessman-cum politician left the PDP in 2011 when he did not…

2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Borno State, Gambo Lawan

PDP 2015 governorship candidate dumps party, joins APC

The 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Borno State, Gambo Lawan, has dumped his party for the ruling All Progressives Party (APC) where he now seeks the party’s top ticket in the state for 2019. Mr Lawan, a former chairman of Warri Refineries, was defeated by…

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

Borno guber aspirant dumps APC, picks PDP senatorial form

A former senator and All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Borno State, Muhammed Abba-Aji, has dumped the party to run again for the Senate under the flag of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Abba-Aji is now to contest the Borno Central senatorial seat. A former special adviser…

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Borno APC chairman’s son ‘abducted’

A four-year-old son of the Borno State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kashim Dalori, has been kidnapped in Maiduguri, the father said. According to information made available to journalists, the boy was taken away from school by an unknown woman who falsely claimed to be a relative. The…

UN, Amnesty International, ICRC condemn Boko Haram’s killing of abducted midwife

The United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have in separate statements condemned the killing of one of the three aid workers abducted earlier this year by the Boko Haram in Borno State. The murder of the 25 years old midwife, who was identified as…

Leah Sharibu

Boko Haram threatens to harm Leah Sharibu, Presidency says; condemns killing of Red Cross staff

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condemned as heinous and despicable, the killing of Saifura Khorsa an aid worker, kidnapped about six months ago at the Rann camp for internally displaced persons by Boko Haram terrorists. PREMIUM TIMES earlier published how the Red Cross confirmed the death of the aid worker. The…

Leah Sharibu

Leah Sharibu’s home raided — Father

Suspected robbers have burgled the home of Leah Sharibu, the schoolgirl abducted by Boko Haram in February, her father said. Leah was abducted alongside over a hundred others, but while her peers were later released following the government's intervention, she was denied freedom for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.…

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State, Ibrahim Bomoi

2019: Yobe APC gubernatorial aspirant vows to challenge governor’s anointed candidate

A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe State, Ibrahim Bomoi, on Sunday said he opposes the decision of the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, to announce a candidate as the party's flagbearer for 2019 election. Mr Bomoi, a former director of treasury at the Federal Capital Territory…

Recapture of Mubi Town

Nigerian Army speaks on daring Boko Haram attack on military base, neighbouring communities

The Nigerian Army on Sunday reacted to the daring Boko Haram attack on a military base and neighbouring communities in Guzamala Local Government Area. The army said its officers regrouped and have restored total normalcy in Gundubali and other neighbouring communities in Guzamala. PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack on the…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks another Nigerian army base, neighbouring communities – Official

Boko Haram gunmen on Friday night carried out another attack on a military base in Borno State, an official said. The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Usman Durkwa, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Maiduguri on Saturday said the troops and neighbouring communities were attacked in Guzamala Local Government…

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2019: Yobe APC gives outgoing Gov. Gaidam sole power to anoint successor

The Yobe state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has given the outgoing governor of the state, Mr. Ibrahim Gaidam, the sole powers to anoint his successor ahead of the 2019 election. The party's members, at a meeting Thursday, agreed that the party's candidate for the 2019 governor election…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

Borno APC guber aspirant, Abba-Aji, rejects indirect primaries

A former Borno senator and 2019 governorship aspirant, Muhammed Abba-Aji, has said he should be counted out of the Borno state's All Progressives Congress (APC) choice of indirect primaries. Mr. Abba-Aji, who was first to declare his 2019 ambition, said he was absent at the meeting by choice because he…

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2019: Adamawa, Borno APC adopt indirect primaries

Members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno and Adamawa states on Tuesday at separate events resolved to adopt indirect primaries to select candidates for next year's elections. The two states are governed by the APC. The decisions were reached at their respective “critical stakeholders’ meetings” hosted by…

Ali-Modu Sherif and Gov. Kashim Shettima

Crisis in Borno APC as loyalists of Gov. Shettima, Modu Sheriff clash

All is not well with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State as Governor Kashim Shettima and his erstwhile political godfather-turned arch-enemy, Ali Modu Sheriff, appear ready to fight dirty ahead the party's primaries. The party has of late demonstrated that the peace accord it signed to usher…

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Diarrhoea hits 10 Borno communities, 1, 068 persons affected – Official

The Borno State Commissioner for Health, Haruna Mshelia, on Tuesday announced that a 'deadly diarrhoea' has hit at least ten local government areas of the state At least 1,068 persons have so far contracted Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD), a bowel related ailment that is fast becoming an epidemic in the…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno 2019: God, not ‘Abuja politicians’ will choose my successor- Shettima

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, said on Tuesday that he does not have knowledge of the person that will succeed him come 2019. He said he leaves the decision in the hands of God. The governor was however emphatic that his successor will definitely come from amongst politicians…

Boko Haram: Military hands over 23 rescued children to Borno govt

The Nigeria military on Saturday handed over 23 arrested children who were formerly associated with Boko Haram insurgents, to UNICEF through the Borno State government. The children, according to the military, were picked up during various military raid operations around the north-east region. Aged between 17 and 10 years, 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

UN official speaks on report Nigeria paid ransom to free Dapchi girls

A United Nations (UN) official on Friday spoke on a report submitted to the UN Security Council that showed Nigeria paid ransom to free scores of schoolgirls kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State, The UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, said the report was by an “independent committee” and he has no “concrete…

Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed contradicts UN, insists Nigeria paid no ransom to free #DapchiGirls

Hours after a United Nations report presented to the UN Security Council revealed Nigeria paid ransom to free scores of female students kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe State, Nigeria’s Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has insisted no ransom was paid. Over 100 girls were kidnapped from the Dapchi school by a Boko…

Lai Mohammed lied, Nigerian govt paid ‘large ransom’ to free #DapchiGirls – UN report

Contrary to the claim by the Nigerian government through the Information Minister Lai Mohammed, the government paid a “large ransom” to free scores of female students kidnapped by the Boko Haram from their school in Dapchi, Yobe State, earlier this year, the United Nations has said. Over 100 girls were…

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How Boko Haram is funded – UN

The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed. This was contained in the 22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, pursuant to…

ARam Market in Tudun Wada Kaduna

Sallah: Rams scarcity looms in Borno over military’s ban on livestock importation

Last week, members of the Borno State Livestock Traders Association and the National Association of Butchers (NASB) threatened to shut down sales of livestock in the state in protest against the ban on their business by the Nigerian military. About five months ago, after the formation of Operation Last Hold,…