News - yobe

7 Northern Governors Endorse President Buhari For A Second Term

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Governors include: Nasir El-rufai of Kaduna state, Abdulahi Ganduje, of Kano state, Jubrilla Bindow of Adamawa state, Yahaya Bello of Kogi,  Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State as well as Abubarkar Sani Bello of Niger State. The governors gave the endorsement after they observed Friday’s jumaat prayers with president Muhammadu Buhari,...

Yobe Government Receives 29 Libya Returnees

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Government have welcomed home 29 citizens recently deployed to the country from Libya. The returnees were part of the deported Nigerians from Libya via the Porthacourt International Airport south-south Nigeria. The state commissioner of Justice,  Barrister Ahmed Goneri, who is the chairman of the repatriation committee in the state,...

Nigerian Military Warns Residents, To Desist From Harbouring Remnants Of Boko Haram Terrorists

3 months ago /
Nation  Security 

Nigerian military is warning residents, especially those in the North East to desist from harbouring remnants of Boko Haram terrorists trying to flee. A statement issued by the Director, Army Public Relations,  Brigadier General Sani Usman says, intelligence reports have revealed that in order to evade attacks from air and ground...

President Buhari Cancels Planned Trip To Niger Republic

4 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his scheduled trip to the Republic of Niger. This comes barely 24 hours after his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, announced in a statement that the President would attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger. Shehu explained...

Boko Haram Ambush May Limit Supply To Insurgency Victims – UN

4 months ago /
Nation 

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon has said that the attack on its food envoy by insurgents put many lives at risk as it may cause limitations on the delivery of life-saving supplies to victims of the insurgency. The World Food Programme (WFP) an agency of the UN...

Buhari To Attend Proclamation Of Niger Republic Ceremony

4 months ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday attend the 59th Proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger. A statement signed on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said President Buhari would join the presidents of Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and Niger at...

150 Fire Disaster Victims Get N21m Support In Yobe

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Government has distributed the sum of N21 million to 150 fire victims in Nguru town, one of the commercial cities of the state. The Permanent Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Idi Jidawa, while supervising the distribution in Nguru said the government’s gesture is aimed at...

100,000 IDPs Get ID Cards In Borno

4 months ago /
Nation 

Some 100,000 Nigerians made homeless by Boko Haram received formal identification papers on Wednesday, to help boost security and restore normality in the country’s restive northeast. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHRC) began documenting personal details of the displaced at the Dalori camp, just outside the Borno state capital,...

NAF Denies Open Letter To Finance Minister

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disassociated itself, from the content of a letter in a recent publication titled “Boko Haram open letter to finance minister” which was reportedly written by one “wing commander AA Abubakar” of Minna, Niger State, said to be a retied NAF officer. NAF in a statement...

Senate Summons Fashola Over Alleged $35m Spendings

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday began an investigation into the alleged plan by the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to secure the release of $350m domiciled in the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority to finance electricity projects. The lawmakers specifically criticised the ministry for allegedly spending $35m out of the money on...

IGP Approves Establishment Of Training School In Yobe

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approved the establishment of police training school in Yobe state, north east Nigeria. A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer of Yobe State Police Command, Jafaya Zubairu (ASP) says the approval for the establishment of the training school is to enhance...

Sub-National Index: FCT Ranks 33rd

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Capital Territory Abuja occupies 33rd position on the 2017 national competiveness index that rates the 36 states in Nigeria and the nation’s capital on four thematic development and governance indices The sub-national index ranking is a study by the national competiveness council of Nigeria in collaboration with the national bureau of statistics and private...

Troops Kill Several Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

5 months ago /
Nation 

Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed several Boko Haram terrorists along BOCOST-Bama road in Borno State. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, in a statement on Saturday, said the feat was recorded by troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole. “The troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army,...

Borno Police Arrest Gang Of Car Thieves

5 months ago /
Security 

4 members of a 5-man gang, who specialise in the theft of motor vehicles in Maiduguri and other states of the country, have been arrested by the Borno state police command. The arrests were made by the special anti-robbery operatives, SARS in Maiduguri and Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.   The arrests were...

APC Hails Buhari For Firing Embattled Babachir Lawal

5 months ago /
Politics 

Less than 24 hours President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the embattled Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Babachir Lawal, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the action. The party also praised the President for proving to be keen in the fight against corruption by avoiding dragging its name...

Suicide Bomber Attacks Mosque In Borno

5 months ago /
Nation 

At least five people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, a militia member assisting the military against Boko Haram jihadists said. The leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) in Ajiri Yala, some 15 kilometres (10 miles) north of...

NNPC To Reinvogorate Exploratory Activities In Seven Hydrocarbon Basins

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday said it would reinvigorate exploratory activities in the seven hydrocarbon basins in Nigeria to shore up the nation’s reserve base. NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, disclosed this in Abuja when he received Gov. Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe in a courtesy visit. In a...

Geidam Visits Buhari, Says No Recent Boko Haram Attack In Yobe

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Geidam has on Monday made a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor during the visit told President Buhari that there hasn’t been any Boko Haram attack in the state in two years. He also requests that the Federal Government should resettle and rebuild infrastructure destroyed by...

Troops Kill Suspected Boko Haram Cattle Rustlers, Recover Weapons

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Army has engaged some members of the  Boko Haram sect  in what appears to have also taken to cattle rustling, in order to survive, recovering deadly weapons from them. The Army engaged the suspects over the weekend in Borno and Yobe states, killing four of them and recovering assorted...

Sallah Celebration: Yobe Govt Distributes Relief Materials To IDPs

7 months ago /
Nation 

Ahead of the Eid-El-Kabir salah celebration, the Yobe state Government has sent food and non-food support to the Internally Displaced Persons and other vulnerable groups across the 17 LGAs of the state. The supply of the materials which is aimed at reaching out to the less privilege at the festive period...


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