Abdulkareem Haruna

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Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Boko Haram attacks travellers, villagers near Maiduguri

Gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members Tuesday evening staged an attack on a convoy of travellers near Molai, a village at the outskirts of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The convoy of travellers was guarded by soldiers, but this did not deter the insurgents. The gunmen reportedly travelled from…

AI meets Borno women whose husbands have been missing since arrest by soldiers

Officials of Amnesty International on Sunday met with women whose husbands and sons have been missing since Nigerian soldiers arrested them four years ago on suspicion of being Boko Haram members. Back in 2015 at the peak of the Boko Haram hostility, the Nigerian military had carried out several raids…

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

May Day: Borno NLC lament non-payment of workers’ entitlements

Workers in Borno State under the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) have urged the outgoing government of Governor Kashim Shettima to offset the over N20 billion owed retired workers since 2013. The workers also urged the state government to implement the old N18,000 minimum wage in four local government areas while…

Aliyu Shugaba, next Vice Chancellor of University of Maiduguri.

UNIMAID gets new VC amidst heated controversy

The Governing Council of the University of Maiduguri has announced the appointment of the Aliyu Shugaba, a professor, as the next Vice-Chancellor of the institution. Mr Shugaba’s appointment takes effect from June 3, 2019, when the current vice-chancellor (VC), Ibrahim Njodi, a professor, is expected to end his tenure. The…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

We are not giving up on Chibok girls – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday reiterated his government's resolve to rescue the abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno State. Speaking during a working visit in the state, the president said it was “unfortunate” that some of the Chibok girls, kidnapped since 2014, are still being held in captivity. "We are…

President Buhari in Maiduguri, Borno State, on an official visit.

Buhari arrives Maiduguri on official visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on a working visit. Mr Buhari's aircraft arrived the Nigeria Air Force base at about 10.40 a.m. The president was received by a retinue of security and government officials led by the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima. Mr Buhari is…

Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai

Kajuru: UN chief mourns slain aid workers

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, on Tuesday, condoled families of the two aid workers who lost their lives in a kidnapping attack at Kajuru Castle in Kaduna state. Kajuru Castle is a holiday resort located 220 kilometres north of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. During the…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Boko Haram attacks Damaturu

Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES from sources in Damaturu, Yobe State capital indicate that the city is currently under attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The attackers reportedly invaded Maisandari, a suburb of the town on the eastern flank of Damaturu along the Kano-Maiduguri highway. "The attack started at about 6pm…

Nigerian Army soldier

Military relocates residents from ‘Boko Haram hideout’

The Nigerian military authorities on Monday ordered the relocation of residents of Jakana village, in Borno State, amidst concerns that Boko Haram insurgents use the community as a hideout. Jakana, a village 40km west of Maiduguri, is amongst the most attacked communities around the capital city. Before now, Jakana was…

Air force officer who raped 14-year-old

Military court dismisses air force officer who raped 14-year-old

A special military court in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Tuesday dismissed a Flight Lieutenant, Martins Enwerem, for raping a 14-year-old internally displaced person. The soldier raped the girl, Zara Ali, while she and her friends were out searching for firewood at the outskirts of Maiduguri. Due to harsh conditions at…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Governor declines signing new contracts ‘that’ll be inherited by successor

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Thursday, in New Delhi, India, stunned different chief executives of Indian manufacturing companies when he reportedly turned down requests for fresh supply contracts that may take more than two months to execute. Governor Shettima, who was on an official shopping spree for…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

How I buried my two grandchildren while fleeing Boko Haram attack – Octogenarian

When Boko Haram terrorists struck one night in 2014 in Baderi, Marte local government area, 83-year-old Hauwa Abu-Nasib was left with four grandchildren, including two suckling babies. Every other member of the household had fled into the bush. The siege on the Borno State community five years ago was one…

Fears over future of children orphaned by Boko Haram

Internally displaced persons in Borno State on Monday expressed concerns over the dangers of having orphaned children growing up in camps without any form of parental or government care. The concerned displaced elders said they are more scared about what the future holds out for them regarding the "untamed" orphans…

Maimala Buni. [PHOTO CREDIT: NAN]

INEC issues certificate of return to Yobe Governor-elect, state lawmakers

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) in Yobe State on Thursday issued certificates of return to the governor-elect, Mai-Mala Buni, and 23 members-elect of the State House of Assembly. The elected public officers received their certificates at the INEC office in Damaturu, the state capital. Speaking at the opening of…

Ex Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

Bauchi governor congratulates governor-elect, Bala Muhammed

The governor of Bauchi state, Muhammed Abubakar, took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to congratulate his arch-rival and winner of the the just concluded governorship election in the state, Bala Muhammed. Governor Abubakar's accepted defeat after he fought relentlessly through repeated polls and the court to avert the end of…

Bala Mohammed

How I’ll govern Bauchi — Governor-elect, Bala Muhammed

The governor-elect of Bauchi State, Bala Muhammed, has assured of good governance in the state after he was declared winner on Monday following a close contest. Mr Muhammed, a former senator and former minister of federal capital territory (FCT), defeated the incumbent governor, Muhammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress…

former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed

INEC declares PDP’s Bala Mohammed winner of Bauchi governorship election

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, as the winner of the Bauchi State Governorship Election. Mr Mohammed polled a total of 515,113 votes to defeat the incumbent governor Muhammed Abubakar who polled 500, 625 votes. The state Returning…

Ex Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

Bauchi governor denies conceding defeat to PDP’s Bala Mohammed

The press secretary to Bauchi State governor, Abubakar Alsadique, says his principal, Muhammed Abubakar, has not conceded defeat to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Bala Mohammed. Mr Mohammed, a former senator and FCT minister, polled the largest number of votes so far declared by the Independent National Election…

Women jubilating

After court clearance, INEC begins final collation of Bauchi election results

The final collation of the Bauchi State Governorship Election results is to commence as officials of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) are about completing the regeneration of results from Tafawa Balewa local government area. INEC annulled results from Tafawa Balewa due to mutilation of the results on Form EC8A…

Bauchi: PDP’s Bala Muhammed wins supplementary guber election

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, Bala Muhammed, has celebrated his victory as the "governor-elect in waiting". Mr Muhammed, a former senator and FCT minister, was on Sunday declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to have won the highest number of votes…

Tension mounts in Bauchi as INEC delays collation hours after all results arrive Bauchi

Bauchi Governorship: INEC declares supplementary election result (LIVE UPDATES)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to commence collation of results for the supplementary governorship election in Bauchi State. The supplementary elections held in 36 polling units scattered across 15 of the 20 local government areas of the state. INEC had earlier said elections would not hold in…

Bauchi State on the map

Bauchi Supplementary Election: INEC Returning Officer finally arrives, collation commences

The Returning Officer for Bauchi State Governorship Election, Muhammed Kyari, has finally arrived at the state collation centre. Mr Kyari was absent at the collation centre all through Saturday night causing a delay in collation and announcement of the state supplementary governorship election results by about 10 hours. The delay…

Tension mounts in Bauchi as INEC delays collation hours after all results arrive Bauchi

Confusion in Bauchi as INEC Returning Officer remains unavailable, delays collation

Seven hours after the Bauchi State Resident Electoral Commissioner blamed the delay in commencing collation of the supplementary election results on the absence of the State Returning Officer (RO), Muhammed Kyari, the top INEC ad-hoc staff is still yet to show up. Mr Kyari, a professor and the Vice Chancellor…

INEC emblem

Why we are yet to begin collation in Bauchi – REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, has blamed the delay in the commencing of collation for the supplementary governorship election on the absence of the State Returning Officer, Muhammed Kyari. The REC, who made this disclosure at about 1 a.m., said Mr Kyari, a professor, left…

Bala Mohammed

PDP sweeps most polling units in Bauchi supplementary governorship election

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday strengthened its readiness to take over the Bauchi Government House as the party won big in most of the 36 polling units where supplementary elections were held. The electoral commission, INEC, had two weeks ago declared the state's governorship election inconclusive following…