Abdulkareem Haruna

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A front building of College

Four dead, 12 hospitalised as ‘strange illness’ afflicts college students

At least four people have been confirmed dead and 12 hospitalized after students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, returned from a Yankari Games Reserve field trip According to witnesses who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on phone from Biu, those that lost…

Military burns four ‘Boko Haram vehicles, equipment’

The military command in Borno State, on Monday, set ablaze four vehicles allegedly belonging to the Boko Haram. The vehicles were intercepted while transporting motorcycle spare parts and fuel. The vehicles, according to the Theatre Commander, Olusegun Adeniyi, were reportedly intercepted by soldiers at different locations in Borno State between…

Defence minister meets Borno elders, vows to end incessant killing of soldiers

Defence minister meets Borno elders, vows to end incessant killing of soldiers

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, vowed to end attacks on Nigerian soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents. The minister was in the state to assess military operations in the North-east region. He was received by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, and…

Yobe govt begins rebuilding of Boko Haram most-attacked town

Buni Yadi, Yobe State's most destroyed community, once captured and occupied by Boko Haram insurgents, is set to get township roads, drainage systems and a rebuilt hospital. The governor of the state, Mai Mala Buni, has embarked on a post insurgency reconstruction. For the first time in many years, residents…

Pupils of Takur Commercial, behind government house Dutse, learning on the floor of their classroom.

Education Reform: Yobe to conduct competency tests for public school teachers

The Yobe State government will conduct an aptitude test for all teachers in public schools ahead of its plan to employ more teachers. In a statement it issued to the media on Wednesday, the government said it will also be embarking on massive recruitment of qualified teachers. Accordingly, the state…

The fake certificates

How we design, issue fake degree certificates for N2000 – Suspects

Some business centre operators in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, have confessed to issuing fake university degree certificate for as low as N2000. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday paraded eight business (computer) centre operators for alleged forgery of academic documents. The agency said it was…

Yobe State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni

Yobe approves N365 million retirement benefit for 279 LG retirees

Yobe State governor, Mai-Mala Buni, on Tuesday, approved the release and payment of N365 million to 279 retired local government workers. A statement issued by the governor's spokesperson, Abdullahi Bego, indicated that the approval was in line with the governor's "determination to continue to cater to the welfare of workers."…

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum

101 houses, shops burnt by Boko Haram in Konduga – Borno officials

About 101 buildings comprising 73 houses and 28 shops were on Thursday burnt by Boko Haram insurgents in three villages around Konduga local government area of Borno, officials of the state emergency management agency said. This was made known on Saturday by the executive chairperson of the State Emergency Management…

Military burns down 4 trucks loaded with fish sold by Boko Haram

To stifle Boko Haram, Nigerian Army burns down four fish vehicles

Four trucks loaded with smoked fish and some animal hides belonging to Boko Haram insurgents have been intercepted and publicly set ablaze by the military in Maiduguri on Friday. According to the Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Olusegun Adeniyi, the four trucks were intercepted on August 16 by officials of…

Pilgrims used to illustrate the story

Hajj: First batch of Kaduna Pilgrims return from Saudi

No fewer than 546 Muslim Pilgrims from Kaduna State, representing the first batch, on Friday returned from Saudi Arabia, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Abdullahi, made this known in a statement in Kaduna. He said the return…

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…

IDP Camp used to illustrate the story

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…