Tag: Borno State

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 28, 2018

The Late 5: JAMB says it doesn’t need FG to pay salaries, Suicide bomber kills four in Borno and other stories

Here are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that it is ...

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ToluSeptember 9, 2017

31,000 police officers to be recruited; $2bn spent on IDPs | The 5 numbers that mattered this week

31,000 – The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has said that the Nigerian Police Force would recruit this number ...

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Op-ed EditorMay 7, 2017

The Thread: Senator Shehu Sani shares more information on the Chibok girls return

The Federal government of Nigeria has confirmed reports which circulated in the media space yesterday that more Chibok girls had been ...

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AzeezMarch 12, 2017

Two female suicide bombers killed in Borno

by Azeez Adeniyi Security personnel have killed two female bombers in Mulai, some kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno State. Police Public ...

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EditorMarch 6, 2017

YNaija Says: The Rann bombing victims deserve a lot better than N10,000 compensation

Almost two months after a military jet mistakenly bombed a camp for internally displaced persons in the town of Rann ...

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RoqeebahFebruary 28, 2017

[The Presidential Blog] What to think about Aisha Buhari’s new foundation?

From the start when she asked that we refrain from calling her the annoying but customary “First Lady” while embracing ...

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AzeezFebruary 23, 2017

It’s insane to talk about suceeding Buhari when he is attending to his health – Shettima

by Azeez Adeniyi Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said only insanity will prompt anyone to talk about succeeding President ...

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EditorFebruary 21, 2017

Analysis: What is the fate of the PDP under Ali Modu Sheriff?

by Mark Amaza The leadership crisis bedeviling the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) was laid to rest last week when the ...

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AzeezJanuary 22, 2017

IDPs camp bombing: 68 surgeries carried out on victims

Medical workers have conducted no fewer than 68 surgeries on victims of the accidental bombing of internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) ...

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AzeezJanuary 18, 2017

UN deploys medical personnel, items to airstruck Rann IDP camp

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service has deployed a helicopter with four medical personnel and medical supplies to Rann, Borno ...

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AzeezDecember 21, 2016

Video of soldiers lamenting lack of food, water was shot six months ago – Army

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said the video of soldiers lamenting unavailability of food and water for 3 days was ...

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Op-ed EditorDecember 20, 2016

Opinion: My three days experience of the humanitarian crisis in Borno

by Dozie Nwafor For more than 8 years now, Nigeria has battled insurgency from extremist group Boko Haram who has ...

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AzeezDecember 19, 2016

Two female suicide bombers killed in Maiduguri checkpoint

Two female suicide bombers were shot dead on Sunday while attempting to attack a checkpoint in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, ...

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AzeezDecember 11, 2016

UPDATE: Twin bomb blasts hit Maiduguri market, 3 confirmed dead

Two explosions on Sunday hit the Maiduguri main market in Borno State, Premium Times reports. It was learnt that both ...

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AzeezDecember 8, 2016

Boko Haram insurgency emerged just like Shi’ites, Borno elders write Buhari

The Borno Elders Forum has written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him to intervene in the Shi’ites crisis ...

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AzeezNovember 1, 2016

Just In: 4 dead in Borno after car bomb explosion

A car bomb which exploded near a military check point along Gubio highway in northern Borno on Tuesday morning has left ...

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AzeezOctober 30, 2016

BREAKING: Soldiers neutralise another suicide bomber targeting Maiduguri IDP camp

Soldiers on Sunday shot dead a suspected male suicide bomber trying to attack an IDP camp which nearly came under ...

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AzeezOctober 20, 2016

N196m recovered from corrupt persons in Borno – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it has recovered over N196m in Borno from November 2015. This was ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 13, 2016

Beyond joyful! | TwitterNG reacts to the release of 21 Chibok girls

Twenty one (21) out of two hundred and eighteen (218) Chibok girls have been released after negotiations brokered by the ...

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Op-ed EditorOctober 8, 2016

Ahmad Salkida: Why Chibok girls’ freedom remains a mirage

by Ahmad Salkida The biographer of “Muhammadu Buhari: The challenge of leadership in Nigeria,” Professor John Paden, revealed that the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaSeptember 28, 2016

Boko Haram: We will rebuild destroyed churches before December – Shettima

Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima has promised to rebuild churches destroyed by Boko Haram terrorists in Lassa, southern Borno. ...

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AzeezSeptember 27, 2016

Boko Haram didn’t hoist any flag at Boftari village, Borno – Army

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said terrorist group, Boko Haram didn’t hoist any flag at Boftari village yesterday after its ...

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AzeezSeptember 26, 2016

Boko Haram: We won’t allow any terrorist group distract us – Shettima

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima on Monday said he would not allow recent attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in some parts ...

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AzeezSeptember 26, 2016

N30bn needed to reconstruct Bama town – Borno govt

The Borno State government on Monday said it would need about N30 billion for the reconstruction of Bama town destroyed ...

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AzeezSeptember 23, 2016

Boko Haram: Troops kill 15 insurgents in Borno attack

The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it has killed 15 Boko Haram members who launched an attack on troops harbouring in ...

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AzeezSeptember 22, 2016

Borno gov, Shettima relocates to liberated Boko Haram base, Bama

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has temporarily relocated his office to Bama, a town which was once the base of ...

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AzeezSeptember 21, 2016

Troops kill Boko Haram terrorists, reclaim town in Borno

Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Multinational Joint Task Force have captured Mallam Fatori town in Borno State. This was revealed ...

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AzeezSeptember 20, 2016

Boko Haram: Terrorist group slits village chief, son’s throats in Borno

Members of dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram on Monday slit the throats of a village chief and his son, after ...

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AzeezSeptember 19, 2016

Borno reopens secondary schools after 2 years

The Borno State Government on Monday said it is set to re-open public secondary schools next week after they were ...

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AzeezSeptember 17, 2016

Why we are caring for Boko Haram fighters’ wives, children- Shettima

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima has explained why the state government is providing for wives and children of Boko Haram ...

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