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5 Jan 2019
Nigeria's Islamic State West Africa Province, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the Islamic State militant group, has intensified attacks against the army in the northeast of the country at an alarming rate, and the military appears to be struggling. Here are the principal reasons: Better-armed jihadists Fighters from the Islamic State-affiliated group, known…
30 Nov 2018
The World Bank and the Federal Government on Friday presented a commendation letter to Yobe government for prompt payment of counterpart funds under the the Fadama lll Additional Funding (AF) ll programmes. The National Programme Coordinator of Fadama 111, Mr Tayo Adewumi, represented by Alhaji Ibrahim Alkali, National Desk Officer and Mission Team Leader to…
29 Nov 2018
The Senate yesterday ordered a comprehensive investigation into alleged failure by the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to remit N177 billion operating surplus. Adopting a motion sponsored by Senator Mohammed Hassan (PDP, Yobe State), it directed its committee on marine transport to probe the allegation and report back in three days. Relying on Order 42 of…
23 Nov 2018
I thought I was through for now commenting on Boko Haram. Apparently not. Because each time we thought things are getting better we are jolted silly by the insurgents. Security forces confirmed last week the insurgents killed 44 soldiers and nine farmers in three days of attacks against our security forces in Borno State. Boko…
29 Oct 2018
Representative of Yobe East senatorial district on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Buka Abba Ibrahim, yesterday expressed disappointment over the way and manner in which the party is running the country. He pointed out that the APC should not take the Northeast (Borno, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi, Adamawa and Taraba states) for granted…
13 Oct 2018
A faction of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) has returned to the fold after leaving the party, following the fallout of its presidential primary that produced Fela Durotoye as the flag-bearer for next year’s general elections. The faction, consisting of state chairmen from Gombe, Zamfara, Jigawa, Taraba, Kaduna, Yobe and others, reached an accord…
24 Sep 2018
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) has said Yobe State declared the outbreak of cholera two weeks after it was declared in Borno State and has so far killed 97 persons. Its Head of Communication, Samantha Newport, disclosed in a statement issued yesterday in Maiduguri, that the total recorded cases…
9 Sep 2018
Borno and Yobe States chapters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have pledged their support for the presidential aspiration of President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. Delegates and other stakeholders of the party in the two states made the pledge, when a delegation sent by Saraki visited them separately on Friday in Maiduguri and…
22 Aug 2018
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), has opened a liaison office in Yobe State, in fulfilment of the promise made by the agency’s, Executive Secretary, Sharon Ikeazor, in March this year. According to PTAD, the objective is to bring pension services closer to pensioners in the state and its environs, and to enable aged pensioners…
14 Aug 2018
The Yobe government on Tuesday said it would employ forest guards to protect 44 gazetted forest reserves in the state in a bid to promote environmental conservation in the state. Alhaji Jibrin Kortomi, the state Commissioner for Environment, disclosed this in Damaturu at a meeting with traditional rulers, opinion leaders, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association…
10 Aug 2018
The World Bank will support Nigeria with $611 million dollars to get children back to school under the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme, the Coordinator, Prof. Gidado Tahir, has said. Tahir made this known in Kaduna on Friday at a meeting with officials of Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), on…
20 May 2018
The Nigerian Army says some courageous civilians on Sunday foiled a suicide bomb attack by a suspected female Boko Haram member on a mosque in Gashua, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri. “What would…


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