Abdulkareem Haruna

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President Muhammadu Buhari with Governor Babagana Zulum

Amidst worsening Boko Haram attacks, Buhari meets Borno governor

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, Friday in Abuja held a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the waves of attacks recently carried out by Boko Haram. The insurgents carried out various attacks around Borno State during the week, some of which led to the displacement of soldiers from…

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Boko Haram: 133 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon

About 133 Nigerian refugees have returned from neighbouring Cameroon. The returnees are part of the over two million Nigerians displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. Most of those displaced are within Nigeria, but several thousands are also living as refugees in neighbouring countries like Cameroon and Chad. The 133 returnees…

Maimala Buni. [PHOTO CREDIT: NAN]

Yobe gets N10 billion loan to build 2,600 houses

The Governor of Yobe State, Mai-Mala Buni, on Monday signed an agreement with a public housing finance company, Family Home Fund (FHF) Ltd, to build 2,600 houses across the state. The N10.8 billion will be used to build houses in seven locations around the state. The proposed houses, comprising of…

Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State.

Bauchi Assembly crisis: Factional speaker, 16 others make U-turn, insist on fresh proclamation

The only solution to the leadership crisis at the Bauchi State House of Assembly is for the state governor, Bala Muhammed, to respect the decision of House of Representatives committee and make a fresh proclamation, former Assembly speaker, Damina Kawuwa, has said. Mr Kawuwa's latest stance on the Bauchi Assembly…

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi. [Photo credit: The Nation]

Bridge collapses in Nigerian university, kills four students; many missing

Angry students are protesting at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi following the death of four students when a bridge within the campus collapsed Monday night, witnesses said. The concrete bridge collapsed after a heavy downpour. Many students are missing. About 20 students are said to have been on the…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum

UNIMAID professor who lost VC contest tops Borno governor’s list of commissioners

Isa Marte, a professor of pharmacology and a major contender in the recently concluded election for the vice-chancellor's seat at the University of Maiduguri, has been nominated as commissioner by the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum. Mr Marte, who is renown for his research on using local herbs for cancer…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Policemen tortured our son to death because of goat – Family

A young man, Hassan Mukhtari, died in police custody last week after he was tortured by police officers who accused him of 'defying their order', his family members have said. Mr Mukhtari, who was 22 years old, presently lies dead in the mortuary at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital…

Boko HAram

Three days after Boko Haram killed 60 mourners, presidency insists group ‘defeated’

The presidency on Tuesday restated its often repeated claim that the Boko Haram insurgency has been defeated. The presidency's stance is contained in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu. "The position of the Nigerian government is that the Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated. The real Boko…

Boko HAram

How Boko Haram killed 60 during funeral procession in Borno

It was a dark Saturday for the residents of Badu, a village in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a funeral procession and gunned down at least 60 persons. Officials of Nganzai local government confirmed that the attack was a reprisal that was meted…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Boko Haram attacks funeral procession, kills many

Many people were killed when suspected members of the Boko Haram attacked a funeral procession in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The attack is believed to have occurred on Sunday, with the presidency saying "tens of mourners" were killed. Maiduguri is considered the safest part of Borno State, but attacks…

Displaced women in Jiddari polo

Starving IDPs in Borno communities plead for government assistance

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living outside government-controlled camps in Borno State are lamenting 'months of starvation' amidst allegations that both the state and federal governments’ relief agencies have ignored them. The IDPs have also alleged that even non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that used to provide relief services to them have pulled…

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

Two killed as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri IDP camp

An old man and a child were reported dead, Thursday night, after motorcycle-riding Boko Haram gunmen attacked a camp for internally displaced persons (IDP) in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, security sources said. The Dalori IDP camp, located near University of Maiduguri, came under attack by suspected Boko Haram fighters who…

Aid Workers Kidnapped by Boko Haram

Six abducted aid workers appear in Boko Haram video, beg to be freed

In a video clip released on Wednesday, the six humanitarian workers and staff of Action Against Hunger (ACF) who were abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents last week, have begged the Nigerian government “to do something” about their release. The three minutes and 17 seconds video featured a veiled female…

National Assembly Complex

Court bars National Assembly from interfering in Bauchi Assembly crisis

A high court in Bauchi on Monday issued an order restricting the National Assembly from wading into the leadership crisis in the Bauchi State House of Assembly. The court effectively stopped a committee set up by federal lawmakers from proceeding with its assignment pending the ruling on a motion filed…

Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State.

Bauchi governor flags off N5 billion road projects

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, on Monday, flagged off the construction of five major roads to open up the township of the state capital. Works on the five roads, spanning over 10.2km, will cost the state government about N5 billion. The projected amount is just about half of what…

Boko HAram

72 hours after kidnap, aid workers still with Boko Haram

The abductors of the six humanitarian workers who went missing after their convoy was attacked in northern Borno State are yet to make any demand, 72 hours after the incident, sources within the UN and security agencies have said. The aid workers are employees of the Action Against Hunger, otherwise…

Boko Haram

Aid worker killed, six missing as gunmen attack NGO convoy in Borno

One person has been killed and six others are missing after suspected Boko Haram gunmen attacked a convoy of humanitarian workers in Borno State. The attack on Action Against Hunger, an international nongovernmental organisation, happened on Thursday, but the details have just been made public. A statement by the group…

Military inaugurates court-martial to prosecute erring soldiers in Maiduguri

Nigerian military inaugurates court-martial to prosecute erring soldiers

The commander of the Nigerian Army's unit fighting Boko Haram, Benson Akinroluyo, on Thursday inaugurated another court-martial to try soldiers who have committed various offences. The court-martial is to try 21 different charges brought against erring soldiers in the theatre of war. Though the commander the Operation Lafiya Dole did…

Sustainable Waste Management and Environmental Protection programme

UNDP pays widows, IDPs to make Maiduguri clean

Some 575 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and widows in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, now get N40,000 as monthly allowance for keeping their neighbourhoods clean, officials of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have said. As the rainy season sets in, Maiduguri, a town hosting more than half of the…

Civil Defence and judge

Civil Defense defends officer seen in video barring Kebbi Chief Judge from court

A trending video clip has shown a personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps barring the former acting Chief Judge of Kebbi State, Elizabeth Karatu, from gaining access to a courtroom. The judge, who was billed to retire on July 5, was supposed to rule on cases on…

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Adamawa APC denies withdrawing petition against Governor Fintiri

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, on Friday, denied withdrawing its petition filed at the Adamawa State governorship election tribunal against the victory of Governor Adamu Fintiri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The APC had in April 2019 challenged the victory of Mr Fintiri at the state’s…

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara

Borno governor to expose looters of state’s ₦2 billion CBN SME loan

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara, has said his administration would soon “open the Pandora’s box” and expose those who had criminally diverted a N2 billion loan issued to the state by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The governor said this on Wednesday evening when he hosted the…

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Yobe hosts summit to ‘reverse’ state’s performance in WAEC, NECO

The governor of Yobe, Mai-Mala Buni, has bemoaned the ‘continuous dismal performance of students of the state in all the secondary school leaving examinations.’ Yobe State has consistently trailed behind other states in WAEC and NECO since 2015 to date. In 2015, for example, only 646 candidates out of the…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Why we’re falsely accused of supporting Boko Haram – Red Cross

The Public Relations Officer of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Abuja, Aliyu Dawabe, has said his organisation has no sympathy for any armed opposition group (AOG) including the dreaded Boko Haram. The agency is one of the numerous foreign outfits carrying out humanitarian interventions in the…

A section of Borno school children

EU donates N8bn to support education in insurgency-ravaged Borno

The European Union (EU) on Friday, doled out 20 million Euros (about N8 billion) as support for the education sector in Borno, which had degenerated as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. The EU had in January 2018 donated 143 million Euros (N60 billion), as funding for various multi-sectoral…