Yobe: Buni moves to curtail outbreak of meningitis 

February 28, 2024 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state Tuesday visited the affected areas hit by the cerebrospinal meningitis. The areas affected include Fika GSS, GSTC, GGSTC, all in Potiskum and GGSTC Gadaka and Specialist Hospital Potiskum. The governor was represented by his deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, who noted that the recent outbreak of the cerebrospinal meningitis in some communities in zone Read More

VIDEO: Explosion rocks Yobe varsity, students’ hostel razed

February 14, 2024 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

Fire resulting from gas cylinder explosion Tuesday night razed the female hostel block at Yobe State University Damaturu. Blueprint gathered that the fire started around 7:20pm. The fire burnt down the complete block of the new Female students’ Hostel. A reliable source revealed that there was no lost of life but five asthmatic students lost consciousness after inhaling high smoke Read More

On Qur’an memorisation in Yobe schools

January 30, 2024 Kasim Isa Muhammad 0

I write to express my heartfelt appreciation for the commendable efforts of the Yobe state government, particularly the Ministry for Basic and Secondary Education, in pioneering the introduction of optional Qur’an memorisation in public schools across the state. The decision to incorporate the memorisation of the Qur’an as an optional component in the academic curriculum is a laudable step towards Read More

Yobe under Mai Mala Buni has fared better – LG chairman 

January 26, 2024 Sunny Idachaba 0

The executive chairman of Fune Local Government Area of Yobe state, Alhaji Baba Goni Mustapha Bade, has said the current Yobe state under Mai Mala Buni has fared well especially with the provision of democracy dividends. He was speaking recently in Abuja while interacting with some journalists. “Since assumption of His Excellency Mai Mala Buni in 2019, a lot have Read More

Yobe under Gov Buni has fared better, says Fune LG chair Bade 

January 26, 2024  Sunny Idachaba 0

The executive chairman of Fune local government area of Yobe state, Alhaji Baba Goni Mustapha Bade, has said Yobe state under Governor Mai Mala Buni has fared well especially with the provision of democracy dividends. Goni Bade was speaking recently in Abuja while interacting with some journalists. He said, “Since the assumption of office of His Excellency Mai Mala Buni Read More

GSM market on fire, property destroyed

January 23, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Properties estimated to be worth N150 million, on Tuesday, were destroyed by fire at the GSM market, popularly called “Kasuwar Jagwal,” in Damaturu, Yobe. Confirming the incident to journalists in Damaturu, the Public Relations Officer of the Yobe State Fire Service, said that no fewer than 30 shops were destroyed by the fire. “At about 5:50 a.m. this morning, we Read More

Yobe, it’s time to invest in media

January 19, 2024 Kasim Isa Muhammad 0

I am deeply concerned about the current state of media platforms in Yobe state. In an era of technological advancement, it is disheartening to observe the inadequacy of effective communication channels that connect the residents of Yobe. Despite the presence of media outlets like Yobe Broadcasting Corporation and NTA, the reach of these government’s platforms seems constrained, leaving a significant Read More

Machina, Yobe state, needs ambulance services

November 24, 2023 Kasim Isa Muhammad 0

The residents of Machina local government area of Yobe state are languishing due to the absence of ambulance services at their general hospital. This has compelled the community to depend on commercial vehicles for the transportation of patients, resulting in delayed and insufficient medical attention. The non-existence of an ambulance has caused a lot of inconvenience to Machina residents, especially Read More

Yobe assembly: 1 out of 2 PDP members joins APC

November 16, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, Thursday, received Hon. Lawan Musa Majakura, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elected member in the state House of Assembly who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). While receiving the decampee, the governor described Majakura as a young and vibrant politician with huge potentials. “Politics is about service to the people. l am impressed Read More

Breaking: 40 feared dead in Yobe fatal auto crash

October 18, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

A fatal accident in Nangere, a community in Yobe state has claimed not less than 40 lives. The accident, Blueprint correspondent gathered, occurred around 10:30 am on Wednesday along Nangere – Potiskum road in the state. Eyewitnesses further told blueprint correspondent that the accident happened when a trailer loaded with cattle from Buduwa village of Jakusko local government area on Read More

Yobe: NDE begins training of 50 youth on B-NOAS

October 12, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf, Damaturu 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) on Wednesday commenced the orientation and training exercise for 50 unemployed youth under Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (BNOAS) in Yobe state. Flagging-off the training In Damaturu, Yobe state capital, the NDE Director General, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo said, the exercise under the Vocational Skills Development (VSD) department, was meant to enable the houth to Read More

Late Musa Lawan, beacon of Yobe politics

August 23, 2023 Kasim Isa Muhammad 0

In times like these, words are often insufficient. However, Allah’s will prevails, marking appointed times for both taking and giving. Patience holds its reward. The ache of losing you is beyond words; it lingers in our hearts. As a guiding figure to the people of Yobe South, you were a father, your worth immeasurable.  A void remains, impossible to fill. Read More

Yobe airstrip ready soon – FG

July 6, 2023 Admin III 0

The federal government has said the Wachakal airstrip, Nguru, Yobe State, is 85 per cent completed. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Aviation, Dr. Emmanuel Meribole, stated this during a test flight on the airstrip recently. The Permanent Secretary, who was represented by the Director of Aerodrome Development, Clement Awogbami, said despite the inflations that caught up with the Read More

Yobe: LG elections will be free, fair, credible, peaceful – SIEC

June 3, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) has assured that the forthcoming November 25, 2023 local government elections state will be free, fair, credible and peaceful. The executive Chairman of the Commission Dr. Mamman Mohammed made this Known Friday June 2, 2023 in Damaturu, Yobe state capital while briefing Journalists on the preparation towards the conduct of the elections. He said Read More

Drug addict arrested for raping 5-year-old girl in Yobe

May 2, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

An 18-year-old boy Muhammed Audu has been arrested for raping a 5-year-old girl, Amina Adamu, in Kayeri village of Fune local government area of Yobe state. The victim on Sunday, April 30, was said to have accompanied her senior sister to hawk kola nut around the Kabul area in Kayeri community when the drug dealer sent the girl to buy Read More

218 APC support groups hold zonal rally in Yobe

February 10, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The Coalition of Yobe APC Political Organisations (COYAPO) Thursday organised a mega campaign rally in zone guarantee huge votes for APC in the state. The development by the APC political group is coming as part of the party’s efforts to mobilise members towards the victory of the party in the forthcoming general elections in the state. The event which took Read More