Diphtheria: Social mobilization committee holds emergency meeting in Yobe

July 20, 2023 Content Editor 0

Yobe state social mobilisation and community engagement sub working group has on Thursday held an emergency meeting at the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in new Bra-Bra housing estate Damaturu. The committee’s chairperson and director information services from the state Ministry fro home affairs, information and culture, Hajiya Husna Ibrahim, said the meeting was aimed at coming up with effective ways Read More

Buni approves N765m for projects in Yobe LGAs

May 4, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has on Wednesday approved the release of the sum of N765, 908,545.85 for the final payment of work plans based Projects across the 17 Local Government Areas in the state. This was contained in a press statement by the Information Officer of the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhassan Sule  Mamudo, Read More

INEC declares APC’s Bomai winner of Yobe South senatorial election

April 15, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the Saturday 15, April election conducted in the Yobe South senatorial district. The INEC Returning Officer, Dr. Abatcha Melemi, of the Federal University Gashua, announced the result in Potiskum amid tight security. The returning officer said his mandate of the exercise Read More

Breaking: PDP’s Musa, 35, upsets 6th term Yobe Speaker in state assembly election

The Speaker Yobe State House of Assembly, Ahmed Mirwa Lawan, has lost his seat to Lawan Musa, a 35-year-old candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) for Nguru II Constituency. The Returning Officer of the election, Dr Habib Muhammad, who announced the results said Musa scored 6,648 votes to narrowly defeat Yobe’s Speaker of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who Read More

INEC declares Yobe South Senatorial District election inconclusive

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Yobe South Senatorial District election inconclusive. The Returning Officer, Prof. Shettima Saidu of Federal University Gashua, Yobe, made the declaration in Potiskum on Monday. He said the leading candidates, Ibrahim Bomoi of the All Progressives Congress and Halilu Mazagane of the Peoples Democratic Party, scored 69,417 and 68,800 respectively. Saidu, however, said Read More

INEC declares Yobe South election inconclusive

February 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Yobe South senatorial district election inconclusive. The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Shettima Saidu, stated this at the collation centre at Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum, Monday. Professor Saidu said the election was marred with over-voting in one polling unit and consequently cancelled. According to him, the cancellation of Read More

Senate President Lawan votes at katuzu polling unit in Yobe

February 25, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

  The President of the Senate and Yobe North APC senatorial candidate, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, has just voted at Katuzu  primary school poling Unit in Gashua, Bade local government area of Yobe state. Ahmed Lawan exercised his franchise at about 11:01am, Commended the independent national commission (INEC)for the mechanism put in place at the polling unit.

Flood aftermath: NGO to repair damaged facilities in Yobe communities

January 25, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation, (NGO) GOALprime Organisation Nigeria (NPON), Tuesday, embarked on sensitisation to repair Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities damaged by flood in Jakusko local government area of Yobe state. Speaking at the palace of village head of Gasmu, Mallam Lawan Bukar, the North-east WASH officer GOALPRIME Organisation Nigeria, Usman Saidu, said the intervention was aimed at mitigating the Read More

Buni unveils 10-year development plan for Damaturu

November 22, 2022 Admin III 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has unveiled a 10-year Development Masterplan for Damaturu, the state capital. This was contained in a statement issued by the Yobe Geographic Information Service’s (YOGIS) spokesman, Alhaji Usman Geidam, in Damaturu at the weekend. The approval of the master plan, the state government said, is a fitting answer to the remodeling of the Read More

Yobe property agents impeach Hamza, appoint interim chair

November 12, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Property Agents and Landlords Association Of Nigeria, Yobe state chapter has impeached its caretaker chairman, Inusa Alhaji Hamza, and appointed Chiroma Alhaji Kolo as interim chairman. The executive members of the association took the decision of impeaching the chairman on Thursday, due to what it described as, “lack of accountability and transparency.” In its meeting held on November 4, Read More

Tackling the flood menace in Yobe

October 26, 2022 Admin III 0

Flood is a natural phenomenon which occurs as a result of heavy rainfall that runs down from a breakaway of water across water channels and indirectly flows over places with heavy hits, thereby causing damages. Flooding mostly takes place in an environment with unmapped gutters or areas of water with improper maintenance from dumping of trash which usually block the Read More

Breaking: APC to appeal Court ruling recognising Machina as Yobe North senatorial candidate

September 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of the Yobe State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mohammed Gadaka has said the party will appeal Wednesday’s Federal High Court ruling recognising Bashir Machina as the APC candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District in the 2023 election into the National Assembly. In a statement issued made available to Blueprint Friday, Gadaka said the President of Read More

Yobe floods and Buni’s interventions

September 29, 2022 Musa Mohammed 0

Today, certain natural indicators and befalling floods tragedies around the globe are threatening the survival of millions of lives; many are being killed including human beings and animals with various assets as well as farmlands destroyed. In what appears to be a worldwide drift, many countries around the world have been severely hit by the deadly inundation. On the far-off Read More

Throw up and win by the Buni govt

September 29, 2022 Bukar Mohammed Atiyaye 0

Since the assumption of office Mai Mala Buni on May 29, 2019, as governor of Yobe state, the state has been retrogressing in many aspects. Debt stock has taken a historical all time high with clear incongruity to the IGR, tagging of Yobe state as that with emergency in education has now transitioned from insecurity-driven emergency in education to poor Read More

Breaking: Court affirms Machina as APC’s Yobe North senatorial candidate

September 28, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe state capital on Wednesday declared Bashir Sheriff Machina as the All Progressives Congress (APC) authentic senatorial candidate for Yobe North in the coming 2023 National Assembly elections. Following the judgement, the court directed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accept and publish his name accordingly. The declaration was made by presiding Read More

In Yobe, ex-PDP deputy guber candidate Tata, others join APC

September 19, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni on sunday received members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), including a one time Yobe PDP deputy guber candidate, Alhaji Abba Gana Tata into the All Progressives Congress (APC). Buni who received them at the event centre, Government House Damaturu, expressed joy that highly respected people are joining the ruling party under his administration Read More

Cholera: Yobe, WHO train community stakeholders on prevention measures

September 10, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe State Ministry of Health in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO) has organised a one day training for 31 community stakeholders on prevention of epidemic diseases in the state. WHO Yobe state coordinator, Dr Nuhu Barau Ningi, said, the training was to empower the community stakeholders to be able to make and inform decision in the prevention of outbreaks Read More

Yobe varsity, ABU collaborate on 12 months IJMB programme

September 6, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf, 0

Yobe State University Damaturu in collaboration with Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna state have reintroduces a 12 calendar months Interim Joint Matriculation Board Programme (IJMB). The Vice Chancellor of the Yobe State University, Professor Mohammed Mala Daura, who revealed that the Programme which will hold in the University campus in Damaturu, was aimed at providing opportunities to prospective students. Daura Read More

Humanitarian Day: Save the children Int’l stages appreciation dinner in Yobe

August 20, 2022 Yusuf .A. Yusuf, Damaturu 0

As part of the activities to celebrate 2022 World Humanitarian Day, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Save the children International, on Friday organised a special dinner to recognise humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes in Yobe state. The celebration of the 2022 humanitarian workers’ day dinner took place at Ceders conference hall in Read More

Yobe police nab 6 thieves

August 19, 2022 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

The Yobe state Police Command has arrested thieves who specialised in house- breaking and other criminal activities in Damaturu and other local government areas of the state. According to a press statement signed by the Command’s police public relations officer, DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, in Damaturu, the arrest was in reaction to a series of complaints by the communities on house-breaking, Read More

2023: No interest worth sending Nigeria to war – Gov Buni

August 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, said there is no election or interest of any single individual that is worth sending Nigeria to war. Buni who was the Chairman and Guest of Honour at the Blueprint Newspaper annual public lecture and impact services award, said the 2023 election should be competence-driven for a united and prosperous Nigeria. In a Read More

Yobe: Buni reassures prompt payment of salaries

August 12, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has reassured that the prompt payment of salaries to civil servants in the state will remain a priority of his administration. He gave the assurance following the outcome of a survey conducted by ‘Budgit’ an independent Civil Organization, on payment of salaries in Nigeria. The report of the survey which covers upto July Read More

Gov. Buni, don’t shoot yourself in the foot

July 28, 2022 Admin III 0

Hundreds of families across Fika, Nangere, and Potiskum local government areas of Yobe state have been languishing in abject poverty and hunger for years due to their inhumane, immoral, and illegal ejection from the civil service payroll. You may recall, back in the years during the administration of Alhaji Ibrahim Geidam, a political vendetta mission was covered under a shady Read More