Abdulkareem Haruna

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Former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema

Katsina Sure-P fraud: Former aide ‘ready with evidence’ to nail ex-Gov. Shema

Nasir Ingawa, a former special adviser to former Gov. Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State, on Saturday said he stood by his claim that Mr. Shema diverted billions of naira of SURE-P funds for political campaign. Mr. Ingawa said he had no regrets revealing how the money that was meant for…

Former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema

Katsina Sure-P Fund: Help beg Gov. Masari to sue me, Ex-Gov. Shema tells Nigerians

A former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, has denied diverting billions of naira of SURE-P funds, meant for developmental projects, to electoral campaign. Mr. Shema said the claim by his former aide, Nasiru Ingawa, before a commission of inquiry, that the former governor used the money for election and…

UPDATE: Protesting IDPs vacate Maiduguri highways as govt disbands feeding committee

Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, who blocked highways early Thursday to protest against poor feeding in their camps, have ended their demonstration. They IDPs suspended their protest after the government disbanded its committee responsible for feeding the protesters. The angry IDPs, mostly women…

Hungry and traumatised, IDPs go on rampage in Maiduguri, block highway

Hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons have left their camps and have taken to the streets to protest against hunger and thirst in their respective camps. Mostly women and children, the visibly angry IDPs barricaded the city’s main entry point, causing a gridlock along the Kano Maiduguri highway. Security operatives seemed…

Explosion kills 1, injures soldier in Yobe

An iron pipe worked on by a local welder in Damaturu, Yobe State, exploded Wednesday, killing the technician and seriously injuring a soldier who brought the pipe, eyewitnesses and army officials said. The deafening explosion which echoed all over the town has caused serious panic as residents feared it was…

Bangladesh army hails Nigerian military over defeat of Boko Haram  

Officials of the Bangladesh army on Tuesday commended the current leadership of the Nigerian military for decimating the Boko Haram insurgents in northeast Nigeria within a very short period of its mandate.  This commendation was made when a team of the Bangladesh National Defence College on Geo-strategic study tour  of Nigeria visited the Chief of Defence…

Borno workers protest against police killings in Nasarawa

Workers in Borno State under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Tuesday staged a peaceful rally over the recent killing of two of their colleagues by the police during a similar protest session in Nasarawa State. The Borno workers also used the opportunity to protest against the…

Nigerian military says Boko Haram leader, Shekau, wounded in deadly air strike

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday announced the death of three key commanders of the extremist Boko Haram sect. The army said the terrorists were killed on Friday in a major air strike on their location in the dreaded Sambisa Forest. The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman, said the leader…

Boko Haram strikes again, kills 11 near Chibok

A Boko Haram attack on Kuburvwa village of Borno State has left at least 11 people dead. Residents of the agrarian community said they buried 11 corpses on Monday after the Sunday evening attack. Several women and girls living in the community, close to Chibok were over 200 girls were…

Anglican church commences construction of trauma centre for Boko Haram victims

The Maiduguri diocese of the Church of Nigeria Anglican communion on Sunday laid the foundation of an ultra modern trauma centre for displaced victims of Boko Haram insurgency. The centre, according to the Bishop of the Maiduguri Diocese, Emmanuel Mani, who performed the stone laying ceremony, is expected to discharge…

Boko Haram: Wanted Bolori returns to army barracks in Maiduguri

One of the three persons declared wanted by the Nigeria Army, Ahmed Bolori, who had turned himself in on Sunday evening but was asked to go back home without questioning, has returned to the army barracks. Mr. Bolori has continued to update his trip to the barrack on his Facebook…

Governor Shettima gives reason for polio resurgence in Borno

The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday said the inability of health officials to access remote areas held by Boko Haram insurgents is the reason for the resurgence of polio in the state. Mr. Shettima said the two areas in the state where the recent outbreak occurred could not…

Borno govt distributes $1 million worth of food paid for by Gates Foundation

The Borno State government has Sunday flagged off a food distribution programme using $1 million cash donation recently made by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The programme involves direct distribution of rice and beans as well as helping displaced communities cultivate farms in safe locations. Flagging off the programme…

86 Bauchi students risk expulsion from Igbinedion University as govt. abruptly cuts off sponsorship

Eighty-six students of Bauchi origin who are on state government scholarship at Igbinedion University, Edo State, risked being sent out from the university due to Bauchi government's inability to pay their fees. Sixty-four of the 86 students are studying medicine and medical-related courses such as pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory sciences,…

Army GOC to NSCDC officers: ‘Don’t waste too much bullets while killing suspects’

The Acting General Officer Commanding of the Nigerian Army's 7th Division, Victor Izegwu, has cautioned operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) undergoing training on weapon handling and proficiency to use minimal amount of ammunition while shooting to kill any identified enemy of the state. He said…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Wary of Boko Haram rebirth, Borno moves to regulate Islamic preaching

Blaming skewed religious sermons as one of the major factors that fueled the Boko Haram Ideology, Borno State government has set up a regulatory body to censor Islamic preaching in the state. At the inauguration of the body, named Borno State Islamic Preaching Board, Governor Kashim Shettima said its task…

Nigerian Army court-martials 20 soldiers for ‘illicit arms sales, rights abuses’

The Nigeria Army's 7 Division in Maiduguri, Borno State,on Wednesday, set up a general court martial to try four officers and 16 soldiers for offences which include criminal sales of arms to non-military persons as well as abuse of human rights during the ongoing war against Boko Haram in northeast…

In new video, Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, threatens to attack Buhari in presidential villa

Abubakar Shekau the leader of the extremist Boko Haram sect has in a new video threatened fresh but more vicious attacks on the Nigerian state even as he battles Abu Mussab Albarnawi the son of his erstwhile leader, Muhammed Yusuf, to retain the leadership and control of the outlawed group.…

11 Nigerian soldiers killed as gunmen open fire on troops — Army

At least 11 officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army have been confirmed dead after gunmen shot at them during a raid operation, officials said. However, the troops also killed eight suspected bandits and arrested 57 others during a shootout in parts of Bosso local government area of Niger state,…

17 killed in horror road crash in Borno

Seventeen Maiduguri-bound passengers were killed in an auto crash along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway when an 18-seater bus collided with a fuel tanker on Friday morning, witnesses said. According to eyewitnesses, the bus, which was conveying mostly young persons, suddenly swerved off its lane and landed in front of an oncoming fuel…

800 ex-Boko Haram militants get relief materials

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says it has presented relief items to a group of 800 former Boko Haram members who recently denounced their membership of the group. The repentant insurgents are currently camped at a military-controlled facility known as Safe Corridor in Gombe State where they are undergoing…

No place for fat officers at Nigeria Defence College – Commandant

The Commandant, National Defence College (NDC), Samuel Alade, has said only officers with average body mass index shall continue to make the admission list at the elite military training institution. Mr Alade, a Rear Admiral, said officers who are obese would not be admitted into the NDC irrespective of their…

Boko Haram ambushes United Nations officials, soldiers in Borno

Officials of the United Nations were among those injured on Thursday in northeast Nigeria as Boko Haram terrorists ambushed their vehicles as they from Bama where they had gone to offer relief services to displaced persons, officials said. The convoy was attacked despite being escorted by armed soldiers. The attacks…

IDPs

REPORTER’S DIARY: At Bama IDP camp, residents still don’t have enough food

At the Bama IDP camp in Borno State where over 300 children reportedly died from malnutrition two months back, feeding is still a major problem for the displaced people there, a delegation from the House of Representatives were told on Tuesday. PREMIUM TIMES was in Bama when the House joint…

FLE PHOTO: Civilian JTF that became Nigerian Soldiers

250 former Civilian-JTF members join Nigerian Army

A total number of 250 ex-members of the youth vigilante, Civilian-JTF, who had been supporting the Nigerian military in the fight against Boko Haram, have concluded military training and have been fully inducted into the Nigerian Army. The newly-recruited troopers on Friday stormed the Government House Maiduguri, on a "thank…