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Gov. Buni swears in Yobe’s new acting chief judge

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has sworn in a new state acting chief judge urging him to treat issues of rape and other criminal matters urgently. The governor, who spoke at the occasion, told the new official, Gumna Kaigama, at the Government House Damaturu that "everyone is deeply concerned…

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Nigerian soldiers kill 105 Boko Haram fighters in battle – Official

The Nigerian Army on Sunday said its operatives killed 105 Boko Haram insurgents during its operations in Yobe State. The acting director of army public relations, Sagir Musa, in a statement circulated to journalists in Damaturu, said the operations took place at the outskirts of Buni Gari village in Yobe.…

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COVID-19: Yobe engages security agencies, road transport unions to enforce boundary closure

The Yobe State Government has engaged security agencies and road transport unions to enforce the closure of the state boundaries over the coronavirus pandemic. The enlisted unions include the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO), Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) and Association of…

Yobe State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni

Coronavirus: Yobe targets 18,000 vulnerable households for food distribution – Official

About 18, 000 vulnerable households have been earmarked for food distribution by the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency, the Executive Secretary, Mohammed Goje, has said. Mr Goje, who spoke with journalists in Damaturu, said his agency has already commenced the upgrade of existing data to capture people who are vulnerable…

Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram terrorists

Boko Haram: Buratai says he’ll remain on frontline until ‘final defeat’

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has admitted that the Boko Haram fight has lingered for too long and that the army is poised to root them up within a very short time. The Army Chief, who was addressing troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at the Army Special Super…

Mai Mala Buni

Yobe governor, deputy, lawmakers, judges donate 50% of salaries to combat coronavirus

Yobe State Governor, Mai Buni, and his deputy, Idi Gubana, have donated 50 per cent of their salaries as part of measures to prevent any outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The donation has also attracted the same gesture from other high ranking officials of the state government…

Gov. Buni with Com Health

COVID-19: Yobe governor inspects isolation centre, orders decongestion of commercial vehicles

The governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, on Monday, inspected one of the isolation centres for the treatment of cases of COVID-19 in the state. The 18-bed capacity centre has about three ventilators, according to the Commissioner for Health, Mohammed Gana, who took the governor around the facility. The…

Yobe State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni

COVID -19: Yobe governor closes boundaries, urges traders not to hike food prices

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has ordered the closure of the state's boundaries from Tuesday. The order is to avert the importation of coronavirus into the state by inter-state travellers, he said. The governor also called on traders in the state not to hike the prices of food…

The News Agency of Nigeria, Mamman Mohammed, as his Director, General Press and Media Affairs to governor of Yobe state.

Yobe governor appoints media director

The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has appointed the editor of the News Agency of Nigeria, Mamman Mohammed, as his Director, General Press and Media Affairs. In a statement signed by Shaibu Abdullahi, the press secretary to the Secretary to the State Government, it said the appointment is with…

Gov. Buni with labour leaders in Damaturu

Coronavirus may help Nigeria diversify economy — Gov Buni

The Yobe State governor, Mai Buni, has said Nigeria may reap positively from the coronavirus pandemic as its impact on oil prices may force the country to diversify the economy. Gov Buni, who hosted a delegation of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress in his office in Damaturu…

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Dapchi Attack: Six police officers, two others killed

Six police officers were killed on Wednesday after when gunmen believed to be Boko Haram fighters attacked Dapchi, a village in Yobe State, Mohammed Goje, the Executive Secretary of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), has said. Mr Goje told journalists in Damaturu, the Yobe capital, on Thursday that six…

The Emir of Bade, His Royal Highness Alhaji Abubakar Umar Suleiman receiving the State Team on the sensitisation against Lassa Fever led by the Hon. Commissioner of Information Home Affairs and Culture, Alhaji Abdullahi Bego

Lassa Fever: Yobe monarch calls for return of Environmental Health Inspectors

The Emir of Bade, Abubakar Suleiman, has advocated for the return of environmental health inspectors across the state as one of the measures against the outbreak and spread of Lassa Fever. The Emir said this at his palace in Gashua while receiving the state team on sensitisation against Lassa Fever.…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Many feared killed as Boko Haram attacks vigilante in Yobe

An unspecified number of vigilante operatives were killed at a checkpoint mounted by suspected Boko Haram members along Damaturu/Gashua road, Yobe, on Friday, witnesses and security officials said. A top vigilante official in Yobe State, who did not want his name mentioned, confirmed that some of his men were killed…

School children marching for Leah Sharibu's two years captivity with bOKO haram

Yobe CAN stages protest over Leah Sharibu

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Yobe State chapter, on Wednesday staged a solidarity walk in commemoration of Leah Sharibu, the girl who was abducted along with her school mates on February, 19, 2018 at their hostel in Government Girls Science Technical Collage, Dapchi, Yobe State. Miss Sharibu, unlike her…

from left; Yobe Speaker, Mirwa, sec com Maj. s Idris, SA security, Rtd Brig. Gen. Abdulsalam

Gallant Nigerian soldiers rewarded for historic successes against Boko Haram

For putting up very outstanding performances in the theatre of war, the Sector 2 of the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole in Yobe State, rewarded some of its personnel last weekend. The special recognition to the soldiers came at the event of the Nigerian Army Social Activities (NASA) which…

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Boko Haram attacks Yobe community, targets Damaturu, reportedly destroys phone masts

Suspected members of the Boko Haram on Sunday evening attacked Babangida community, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State. An army spokesperson told PREMIUM TIMES that the insurgents' plan was to attack Damaturu, the state capital. But the plan was foiled by security operatives who repelled the…

The officers marching into Nguru town

Jubilation in Nguru as 452 graduating army officers undergo fitness march

There was wild jubilation in Nguru, a local government area in Yobe State, as 452 officers undergoing Regimentation and Leadership Training at the 241 RECCE Model Battalion, Nguru, took a fitness walk through the town. Apparently feeling some air of safety, given the huge number of soldiers involved in the…

Emir of Potiskum addressing his subject after return from attack. PHOTO JOE HEMBA

How I survived fatal attack by bandits – Emir

After a few days at the hospital, following a fatal attack on his convoy along Kaduna-Zaria road, the Emir of Potiskum, Umaru Bauya, on Friday, returned to his palace in Yobe State. The emir addressed many of his subject at his palace amidst strong emotions as he recounted his horrific…

Yobe State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni

Yobe governor speaks on fatal attack on Potiskum emir

The Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has expressed sadness over the attack on the convoy of the Emir of Potiskum, Umara Bauya, on Tuesday along the Kaduna-Zaria road. PREMIUM TIMES reported how 30 people were killed and about 100 kidnapped when armed men in military uniform attacked the convoy. The police initially…

Gov. Buni presenting cheque and laptop to a male beneficiary at the event.

Yobe sponsors state’s law school students

The Yobe State government has provided sponsorship to graduating law students from the state who gained admission into the Nigerian Law School. The governor of the state, Mai Mala Buni, announced the package on Wednesday, in Damaturu, when the students paid him a courtesy call at the government house. The…

Yobe on map

Yobe selects 228 students for Indian scholarship

The government of Yobe State has said that it has successfully screened 228 students from poor family backgrounds for a foreign scholarship in an Indian University. The 228 students, according to a selection committee set up by the Yobe State Government, were picked after a meticulous selection process from across…

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Highway patrol police officers shot in ‘Boko Haram ambush’

At least two federal highway policemen were on Monday shot in Yobe State in a suspected Boko Haram ambush, a witness has told PREMIUM TIMES. The attack occurred along Maiduguri--Damaturu highway. The police commissioner in charge of Borno State, Mohammed Aliyu, confirmed the attack but said no officer died. But…

Military armoured tank catches fire, explodes in Damaturu

A military armoured tank Monday caught fire and exploded in Damaturu, Yobe State, in an incident army sources attributed to "weapon malfunction." Residents said the resulting several explosions threw the entire town into confusion with people scampering for safety. A military source, however, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that the explosions…

Yobe State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni

Yobe governor commends Nigerian troops for repelling Boko Haram attack

The Yobe State Governor, Mala Buni, has praised Nigerian soldiers for successfully repelling a Boko Haram attack on the state capital, Damaturu. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the military, on Sunday evening, repelled the attack which caused panic among residents of Damaturu. The governor, who spoke through his Commissioner for Information,…

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Military repels Boko Haram attack on Damaturu. Governor’s convoy, ‘200’ other vehicles stranded

The Nigerian military successfully repelled a Boko Haram attack on Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, an official has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the panic in Damaturu as loud gunshots and artillery fire rented the air. Residents rushed into their houses and businesses closed hurriedly on Sunday evening while the attack…