Abdulkareem Haruna

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Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

Coronavirus: Bauchi bans Almajiris

The governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has announced a ban of the Almajiri system of Quranic learning as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Mr Mohammed has also announced that in line with the social distancing order, all religious gatherings in churches and…

Modu Sheriff, the father of a former governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff.

Ex-Borno governor’s father dies in fire accident

Modu Sheriff, the father of a former governor of Borno State, Ali Sheriff, has died in a fire incident. Late Mr Sheriff died in the early hours of Thursday in a fire incident that engulfed his Damboa road home in Maiduguri. The deceased was the Galadima of Borno Emirate. Sources…

Borno state deputy governor, Umar Kadafur. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter account of Umar Kadafur]

Gombe’s 5th coronavirus patient dies in Borno – Official

One the five persons who were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 in Gombe State died on Tuesday night at an isolation center in Maiduguri, Borno State, officials said. Gombe State had on Tuesday 'rejected' one of patients who were found to have tested positive to the disease while…

Coronavirus: Covid-19

Borno has four confirmed cases of COVID-19 – Official

The Borno State committee on COVID-19 has confirmed it has recorded four confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state. The deputy governor, Umar Kadafur, who is the chairman of the committee, on Tuesday also told journalists at the maiden briefing of the committee that so far 48 persons who had…

Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State.

Coronavirus: Bauchi will only implement partial lockdown – Governor

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Tuesday confirmed the eighth coronavirus case in the state. He also said only a partial lockdown was feasible in the state. Mr Mohammed announced the new case while briefing journalists at the end of "an extraordinary stakeholders' meeting" on the COVID-19 pandemic. The…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum [PHOTO: Thecable.ng]

Coronavirus: Borno declares 14-day ‘lockdown

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Monday declared a complete lockdown of the state for 14 days as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Borno on Sunday night recorded its first index case who died while receiving treatment for the severe respiratory…

Borno governor, Babagana Zulum

Coronavirus: Borno index case tested after death – Official

The Borno State committee on the prevention and control of COVID-19 on Monday said the first index case of the new coronavirus who died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital was only tested for the disease after he passed on. The deputy governor of the state, Umar Kadafur, who…

Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari: Borno governor, family hold post-funeral prayers in Maiduguri

Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, and the family of the late Abba Kyari on Monday in Maiduguri held the post-funeral three-day prayers for the deceased chief of staff. The post-funeral prayer, known as Fidau, is normally held on the third and seventh day after the burial of the deceased. But…

Bauchi State

Coronavirus: Bauchi govt seals UNICEF/WHO office as staff tests positive

The Bauchi State Government has announced that it has sealed the office complex shared by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) after one of their workers tested positive to the new coronavirus. The office has now been closed for 14 days. A statement issued on…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum

Coronavirus: Borno govt speaks on controversial death

The Borno State Government has confirmed the death of an unnamed man whose passing at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital had earlier sparked panic that he died of COVID-19. The Deputy Governor of the state, Umar Kadafur, who heads the state's committee on the control of coronavirus, had while…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

Panic in Maiduguri as man dies allegedly of COVID-19

The death of a man who reportedly had symptoms of coronavirus, in Maiduguri, has caused confusion in the Borno State capital. The man died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) at about 4 p.m., PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Health workers at the hospital, who asked not to be named,…

Abba Kyari

Governors Zulum, Sanwo-Olu, Senator Ndume mourn Abba Kyari

The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, on Saturday expressed shock over the passing of Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who died after contracting the COVID-19 virus. Governor Zulum said the late Mr Kyari, whose passage attracted divided reactions across the country, was "a patriotic…

Confusion Borno as new governor pays surprise visit to the state secretariat, meets 99.9 percent workers absent

Borno governor mourns Abba Kyari

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Saturday expressed shock over the passing of Abba Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who died after contracting the COVID-19. Governor Zulum said Me Kyari, whose passage attracted divided reactions across the country, was "a patriotic good man misunderstood…

Abba Kyari laid to rest

Kyari: Obasanjo, Jonathan, Atiku, Lawan, others mourn

Condolences and tributes have continued to pour for Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who was announced dead early Saturday after battling coronavirus complications. Mr Kyari, who had an underlying medical condition, was first tested positive for the virus on March 23 and subsequently moved…

Senator Ali Ndume addressing journalists.

Coronavirus: Presidency challenges Ndume to prove ‘kleptocrats’ surround Buhari

The presidency on Friday challenged Borno senator, Muhammed Ndume, to provide proof for his claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is surrounded by "kleptocrats," or shut his mouth for good. Mr Ndume had on Wednesday at a press conference in Maiduguri called on President Buhari to disband the federal government palliative…

Bala Mohammed - Governor of Bauchi State

Coronavirus: Bauchi can’t afford total lockdown — Governor

The governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, said on Thursday that although the state has recorded cases of the COVID-19 pandemic, it would not enforce a total lockdown as part of measures to curb the spread of the disease. Mr Mohammed who was the first index case of the COVID-19…

An IDPs Camp in Adamawa used to illustrate the story

14 killed in fire at Borno IDP camp

At least 14 persons were killed in a fire incident at a camp for displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State. Residents of the camp and similar ones in Borno were displaced from their homes by the Boko Haram insurgency which has caused tens of thousands of deaths. The casualty figure…

Ali Ndume

Coronavirus: Senator accuses federal aid committee of fraud, calls for disbandment

Borno senator, Muhammed Ndume, on Wednesday, accused the federal government relief committee on COVID-19 headed by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, of fraud and called for its immediate disbandment. Mr Ndume said the committee “lacks credibility” to manage the huge resources at its…

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

Coronavirus: Amidst criticisms, Bauchi governor stops deduction from workers’ salaries

Amidst widespread criticisms, the governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, has reversed an earlier plan to deduct workers' salaries to fund the fight against coronavirus. PREMIUM TIMES had earlier on Tuesday reported how many residents angrily criticised the plan. The deputy governor and chairman of Bauchi state Task Force on…

Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State.

Bauchi govt’s plan to deduct workers’ salary to fight COVID-19 sparks controversy

The Bauchi State Government has been criticised for its decision to deduct from its workers' salaries to fund the fight against coronavirus in the state. The state government is being accused of taking that decision without consulting the workers. The state’s deputy governor, Baba Tela, who is also the chairman…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

How Boko Haram attacked travellers, killed eight, kidnapped others – Residents

Some residents who live in Auno, a village near the spot where Boko Haram gunmen attacked and killed at least seven passengers on Sunday night, have revealed how the incident led to the loss of more lives than earlier reported. The Nigerian military had earlier denied the incident happened. Hours…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

Seven travellers killed in suspected Boko Haram attack near Maiduguri

At least seven persons were on Sunday killed after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked two vehicles traveling along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway, sources said. The attack took place on the outskirts of Auno, a village not more than 20km away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The victims were said to be…

Bauchi governor joins other worshippers for Jumat

Coronavirus: Bauchi governor ignores social distancing, joins other worshippers for Jumat

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Friday afternoon, joined other Muslims at the Bauchi central mosque for Jumat prayers, alongside other top government officials. Mr Mohammed arrived the mosque located at the emir's palace about 24 hours after he tested negative for COVID-19, an ailment that kept him in…

Map showing North Eastern Nigeria. [PHOTO CREDIT: ResearchGate]

Coronavirus: What Northeast states are doing to stem spread of COVID-19

Of the six states in North-east Nigeria, Bauchi is the only one that has recorded cases of the novel coronavirus. But all of them have announced measures to combat the disease. Bauchi On March 24, Bauchi's first case was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control when the state…

Deputy governor of Bauchi state, Baba Tela,

Coronavirus: Bauchi govt still awaiting report on governor’s status — Deputy

The Deputy Governor of Bauchi State, Baba Tela, on Monday denied media reports that Governor Bala Mohammed has tested negative to COVID-19. Governor Mohammed went into self isolation on March 24 after the Nigerian disease management body, NCDC, confirmed his positive test for COVID-19. By the NCDC protocol, COVID-19 patients…