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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…

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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…

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Panic in Damaturu as soldiers repel Boko Haram attack

There is panic in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, as soldiers repel what appears to be a Boko Haram attack. Residents report heavy artillery shelling, particularly from the northern part of the town around Gashua road. Many residents ran into the houses for safety while shops and businesses closed hurriedly.…

UNILORIN gate used to illustrate the story.

UNILORIN, firm sign 21-year land lease agreement

The University of Ilorin and Oriental Energy Resource Farms Ltd, an agro-based firm belonging to Borno State entrepreneur, Mohammed Indimi, recently signed a 21 years "land lease agreement" for mechanised agricultural projects. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by Mr Indimi and Vice-Chancellor of UNILORIN, Jubril Oyelekan, at the…

commissioners taking their oath with gov. Buni watching

Yobe: Gov Buni shocks returning commissioners as he allocates portfolios

There were mixed reactions on Friday as the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, inaugurated his cabinet, six months after he took over as the fourth executive governor of the state. The ceremony which took place at the new Banquet Hall of the Government House, Damaturu, was graced by a…