Tag: Yobe State

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 25, 2018

The Late 5: FG declares Tuesday as public holiday, Gombe Police Command recovers State Assembly mace and other stories,

Here are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29, as a public ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMay 14, 2018

The Late 5: Leah Sharibu marks 15th birthday in Boko Haram’s custody, Pregnant New Zealand PM reveals plans after birth and other stories

Here are the stories that drove the conversation today:  Nathan Sharibu, father of  Leah Sharibu, the last abductee of Boko ...

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AzeezFebruary 23, 2018

The Late 5: Buhari apologises for attack on Dapchi school, El-Rufai sues Shehu Sani, and other top stories

These are the top five Nigerian stories that drove conversation today. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his apology for the ...

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Alexander OnukwueFebruary 23, 2018

Dapchi girls: The confusion, the relief, the anguish, then the indefinite wait?

It feels very much like Nigerians have been here before. Having failed to learn from the past, the most distasteful ...

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Janeth JMarch 7, 2016

BREAKING: Yobe Deputy Governor, Abubakar Ali involved in auto accident

The deputy governor of Yobe state, Abubakar Ali was on Monday, involved in an auto accident. According to Premium Times, ...

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Janeth JAugust 19, 2015

DHQ says Boko Haram didn’t kill 150 people in Yobe

Contrary to media reports making rounds that Boko Haram shot and drowned 150 people in Yobe state, the Defence Headquarters has ...

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Janeth JMay 8, 2015

Boko Haram launches attack in Yobe, 3 killed

by Ranti Joseph There is report that Boko Haram attacked the College of Administrative and Business Study (CABS), Potiskum, in ...

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Janeth JApril 21, 2015

Explosion rocks mosque in Yobe, 3 people injured

by Ranti Joseph A bomb blast from suspected Boko Haram suicide attacker targeted a group of Shiite Muslims and injured ...

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Janeth JMarch 31, 2015

#NigeriaDecides: Buhari wins Yobe state

by Ranti Joseph The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, has won the election in Yobe state. ...

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Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 30, 2015

Michael Ogundana: While we officially await the final results…

by Ogundana Michael   …comparing this election to previous elections that had been conducted in the country since the beginning ...

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Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 24, 2015

Just In: Bomb explosion rocks motor park in Potiskum

by Panshak Ibrahim Several people have been reported dead in Potiskum, in Yobe state, after a bomb went off in a ...

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YEditorAugust 26, 2014

Tension eases in Yobe as lawmakers deny plot to impeach Gaidam

by Abubakar Sadiq The decision of Yobe State lawmakers not to go ahead with alleged plot to remove the state ...

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July 30, 2014

Multiple bomb blasts hit Potiskum, Yobe State

by S’ola Filani About 50 Muslim worshippers died while many others were severely injured as multiple explosions rocked the commercial ...

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July 30, 2014

Theophilus Ilevbare: How the attack on Buhari’s life has exposed his enemies

by Theophilus Ilevbare Whoever wanted Buhari dead has made a super hero of him. Of all the reasons why Buhari ...

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March 2, 2014

Tunde Fagbenle: This is not my country. Damn it!

by Tunde Fagbenle Recognising (and admitting) that our military forces, navy et al, were ill-equipped and incapable of protecting our ...

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February 28, 2014

Demola Rewaju: Boko Haram and the security expert in us all

by Demola Rewaju It is easy for us to look at the situation from outside and conclude that we know ...

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January 16, 2014

3 Boko Haram members arrested for duping amnesty panel of N70 million

by ‘Jola Sotubo   Three men who took advantage of a call for peace talks to impersonate members of terrorist ...

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December 30, 2013

Terrible: 8 people killed as suspected Boko Haram gunmen attack bachelor party in Borno

by ‘Jola Sotubo Guests at a bachelor party in Borno received a rude shock when armed gunmen invaded the venue ...

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December 14, 2013

Boko Haram threatens to bomb University of Maiduguri, strategic locations

by Adeola Balogun The onslaught on Maiduguri, the Borno capital, by members of dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, seems to ...

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December 13, 2013

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Boko Haram leader, Shekau claims responsibility for Maiduguri attacks

by Adeola Balogun The leader of Boko Haram has again resurfaced in a video which is said to have been ...

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November 18, 2013

How I cooked and smuggled ammunition for Boko Haram terrorists – 19-year-old female victim reveals (PICTURED)

by Adeola Balogun According to reports, a new tactic is being employed by members of the Boko Haram sect; they ...

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November 13, 2013

Opinion: The truth about Boko Haram according to Gov. Geidam

by Garba Shehu In the opinion of the Governor, members of the insurgent group were in possession of superior weapons ...

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November 8, 2013

Done deal: Senate approves extension of emergency rule

by ‘Jola Sotubo The request made by President Goodluck Jonathan to the Nigerian Senate to enable the extension of the ...

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October 5, 2013

Boko Haram: Troops intensify search for alleged local financier

 by ‘Jola Sotubo The efforts to nip the terror of Boko Haram in the bud are heating up as security ...

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October 3, 2013

Yobe college massacre: Wife of killed lecturer delivers baby boy prematurely

by ‘Jola Sotubo A few days after they lost one member of their family to the recent Yobe State massacre, ...

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September 30, 2013

Terrorism: Defence HQ orders tighter security in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa

by ‘Jola Sotubo Following the brutal killing of not less than 40 students in their sleep, the Defence Headquarters yesterday ...

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September 17, 2013

Boko Haram: Schools in Yobe reopen 2 months after gov’t seal off

by Adeola Balogun Normal academic activities resumed in Yobe State schools yesterday, more than 2 months after they were compulsorily ...

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September 1, 2013

Family affair? Police corporal kills ASP over girlfriend in Yobe

by ‘Jola Sotubo In a classic case of a house divided against itself, a policeman has shot dead one of ...

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August 6, 2013

Terrorism: JTF imposes 24 hour curfew on Potiskum

by Oge Okonkwo Potiskum town in Yobe state has been place under 24 hours curfew by the military Joint Task Force ...

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June 18, 2013

Terrible: Boko Haram kills 7 students, 2 teachers in Yobe

by Rachel Ogbu Suspected members of the Boko Haram group struck again recently killing 11 people were killed in separate ...

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