Building a new Borno through post-insurgency dialogue 

December 8, 2023 SADIQ ABUBAKAR 0

Borno state government recently organised a townhall meeting where the values which the state was known for prior to insurgency were discussed. SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports. With the gradual emergence of relative peace from the 14 years insurgency that claimed hundreds of human and animal lives as well as the wanton destruction of public and private property worth billions of naira, Read More

Appeal Court affirms Borno lawmaker’s election, says Tribunal lacks jurisdiction over pre-election matters

October 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Court of Appeal has a precedence on Friday, following its ruling declining the petition to sack the Member of the House of Representatives representing Askira-Uba/Hawul federal constituency of Borno State, Hon. Midala Balami (PDP). The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, dismissed an appeal that was brought before it by the All Progressives Read More

Borno government, WHO, partners flag-off polio vaccination campaign

July 31, 2023 Editor 0

Borno state government in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) has flagged-off July 2023 Polio Outbreak Response Vaccination Campaign. The Executive Director of the Borno State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Professor Mohammed Arab Alhaji, revealed that the Polio Programme in the state was able to interrupt the transmission of the Circulating variant Polio Virus (cVP2). “It has been 13 Read More

UMTH @40: WHO, FG, Borno government strengthen ties towards better healthcare

July 27, 2023 Editor 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative, Dr. Walter Kazadi Molumbo, has pledged more support for the Nigerian government in strengthening the healthcare and public system, especially during emergencies. Dr. Molumbo, who was represented by the WHO zonal coordinator, Northeast Zone, Dr. Jalal-Eddeen Salah, disclosed this during the ceremony to mark the 40th anniversary of the University Maiduguri Teaching Hospital Read More

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Letter to Borno governor

May 21, 2023 Admin III 0

Dear Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state, on behalf of the good people of London Ciki, especially Tashan Bala area, I write to draw your attention to the situation which I believe you are unaware of it. Sir, with due respect and total sense of humility and esteemed personality I want your humane administration to reward the residents of Read More

WHO, Borno government train 155 LG rapid response teams

May 18, 2023 Editor 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Borno State Government in collaboration with University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) have trained 155 local government Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) from all the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state including the security compromised areas. Declaring the four-day training open, the Director of Disease Control in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Aliyu Read More

75th anniversary: Shehu of Borno commends WHO

April 18, 2023 Admin III 0

A high-ranking and reverend traditional ruler in Northern Nigeria, Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, Abubakar Ibn Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, has commended and appreciated the World Health Organisation (WHO) Borno State Field Office, for working tirelessly with government in providing better healthcare services for the residents. The first class traditional ruler disclosed this when WHO team paid him visit as Read More

Gov. Zulum, relocate Baga road market

April 3, 2023 Abubakar Isah 0

Dear Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state. On behalf of the good people of Baga road, I write to draw your attention to the situation of Baga road market Maiduguri, which is situated at the metropolitan city of Maiduguri. I want your humane administration to reward the people of Baga road for their support towards your achievements by relocating Read More

Letter to Governor Zulum

March 29, 2023 Abubakar Isah 0

Dear Alangubro, with regard and salutation, I may use this means to write this letter to you, Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state, openly in order to draw your attention and drop a message to your notification bar. This pen of mine is writing on behalf of the good people of Baga road area of Maiduguri metropolitan council. I Read More

Maiduguri fire: Zulum hosts victims, presents N1bn cheque

February 28, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum Monday in Maiduguri hosted hundreds of victims the fire inferno at Borno Monday Market. Most of those hosted are traders at the Monday Market whose shops and goods worth billions of naira, were razed by an inferno that engulfed the market Sunday. Zulum presented a cheque of one billion naira for onward disbursement as emergency palliative Read More

Borno government, WHO, UNICEF immunise 94% reproductive age women against Tetanus

February 15, 2023 Admin III 0

In its quest to minimise deaths resulting from Tetanus infections, the Borno state government in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF and partners have immunised over one million women of reproductive age against tetanus. According to Executive Director, State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Lawi Mshelia, Tetanus is a preventable disease, but Nigeria is yet to eliminate the Read More

Zulum to upgrade Gwoza medical facility to specialist hospital

February 3, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum was in Gwoza town in southern Borno, Sunday, where he announced the upgrade of Gwoza General Hospital to a Specialist Hospital, which will undergo expansion, attract more equipment and consultants in specialised areas of medical needs. Zulum also announced plans to establish a new College of Nursing to be sited in Gwoza.  The governor made the Read More

Government announces massive teachers’ recruitment, see how to apply

December 12, 2022 Admin III 0

The Borno State governor, Babagana Zulum, has given go ahead for the recruitment of 3,000 teachers for the public schools in the state. In a statement by the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Ali Musa, encouraged all interested and eligible candidates to apply through the portal link: “This is to inform the public that the Borno Read More

Shehu of Borno laments neglect of Chad Basin for 8 years

November 9, 2022 Admin III 0

The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba has lamented the neglect in the operation of the Lake Chad Basin. Speaking when he hosted the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday, the Shehu of Borno made the remarks, urging the PDP presidential candidate to prioritise the project Read More

Shettima left legacy of great leader in Borno, not Boko Haram – Fani-Kayode

November 3, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Aviation Minister Femi  Fani-Kayode, has defended the former governor of Borno state and the Vice Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Kashim Shettima over allegation of being a terrorists’ commander. Fani-Kayode described Senator Shettima as “a refined, decent and godly man, who simply want to help his nation and ensure we move forward as a people.” Read More

Shettima has proven his mettle as a shining light – APC spokesman, Ajaka

September 2, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Hon, Murtala Yakubu Ajaka, has described Vice Presidential candidate of the APC Senator Kashim Shettima as a shining light of the party even as he celebrates his 56th birthday anniversary. The former Borno state governor turns 56th Friday, September 2nd. In a congratulatory statement made available Read More

3000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Shiroro and Munya local government areas taking refuge in Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Primary School Minna

Borno IDP relocation: Different strokes for different folks

August 8, 2022 Admin III 0

Many of the internally displaced persons recently relocated to settlement areas by Borno state government relieve their experinces in this report by SADIQ ABUBAKAR. Thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri are being resettled in their ancestral homes despite the selective attacks from Boko Haram insurgents.A cross-section of the returnees have expressed fears that their relocation may be threatened Read More

ActionAid Nigeria to implement SPA II project in FCT, Borno others

July 20, 2022 Admin III 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) has said the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPAII) project will be implemented in Lagos (Southwest), the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) (North Central), the Bay states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (Northeast), Akwa-Ibom (South South), and Enugu (Southeast). During the inception workshop of the Project in Abuja, the Country Director, Ene Obi who was represented by the Director, Research, Read More

2023: APC professionals back Shettima as Tinubu’s running mate

July 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Professionals Forum of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown their weights behind the choice of Senator Kashim Shettima as the vice presidential candidate of the party. In a statement released Monday in Abuja, by the acting chairman, Board of Trustees for the forum, Nkem Okeke, said the choice is inline with the Forum’s objective of dedication to Read More

2023: Tinubu/Shettima ticket a sure victory for APC  – Buni

July 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has congratulated the APC Presidential Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the choice of a man he described as worthy Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Kashim Shettima. The Governor who was the former Chairman APC Caretaker Committee, described the Tinubu/Shettima ticket as “a victory ticket for the party.” In a statement signed by the Read More

Damasak: Bagudu, Zulum tour Borno’s 3,000-hectare rice farm

June 3, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Bagudu, and Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno state embarked on tour of 3,000-hectare rice farm in Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar local government area on Wednesday. The mega farm is one of Zulum’s ongoing programmes in agriculture. The farm’s location, Damasak, is on the fringes of Lake Chad and it was one of Boko Haram’s Read More

Buhari mourns Borno, Katsina victims of terror

May 26, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday mourned the victims of terror attacks in Borno and Katsina states, saying that perpetrators of the killings would be brought to justice. The President said this in statement issued in Abuja by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mr Garba Shehu. The statement reads: “Today, Nigeria is in mourning for the senseless loss of Read More