Shettima raises panel on Borno pensioners
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has raised a biometric data capture panel on pensioners’ documentation and payments for retired workers.
400 Civilian-JTF enlisted into army
The Borno State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan has said that 400 former members of the Civilian-JTF that supported military in counter-insurgency operations have been enlisted into the Nigerian Army. The recruitment of the Civilian-JTF was facilitated by the state government to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast. Lawan disclosed this…
Nigeria has not recorded any wild polio case for 25 months, says NPHCDA
For the first time, Nigeria has not recorded any case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV) Type 1 in more than 25 months. The last case of WPV1 was from Borno State with onset of paralysis on August 21, 2016.
Boko Haram insurgents kill 12 farmers, displace 1,300 in Borno – NEMA
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said 12 farmers were killed and 1,300 others displaced in separate attacks coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno. Mr Bashir Garga, NEMA’s Northeast Zonal Coordinator, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri. Garba said the insurgents hacked 12 farmers to death while working on…
NANNM decries shortage of nurses, midwives in Nigeria
*Tasks govt on safety of health workers, facilities *Demands gazette of unified scheme of service The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has charged government at all levels to recruit more nurses and midwives if the nation must commit to the reduction of maternal and child mortality rate. The association also said if…
Observers affirm army’s control of recovered territories in northeast
A team of international observers has lauded the Nigerian army for making recovered territories of the northeast impenetrable for Boko Haram.
6 feared dead in Maiduguri boat mishap
Local divers have recovered six bodies out of nine people involved in a boat accident at Zabarmari area in Jere Local Government Area of Borno.
UN decries killing of abducted aid worker in Borno
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has condemned the killing of abducted 25-year-old midwife and aid worker, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa, in Borno State.