News - Yobe State

NNPC To Reinvogorate Exploratory Activities In Seven Hydrocarbon Basins

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

1 month 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...

Nigeria Army Vows To Deliver Shekau Within 40 Days

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Army has reiterated its determination to arrest or kill the Boko Haram terrorist leader Abubakar Shekau on or before the expiration of the 40-day ultimatum earlier given. The Army spokesman,  Brigadier General Sani Usman,  revealed this in Buniyadi, Yobe state, one of the front lines operational base center in...

North East: Nigerian Military Unable To Hold Recaptured Territories – U.S.

2 months ago /
Nation 

The United States Department of State is worried about Nigeria’s inability to effectively secure and hold onto territories recaptured from Boko Haram terrorists despite the successes recorded by the Multi-National joint task force. This assertion is contained in the United States country report on terrorism for the year 2016 submitted to...

Aliya Bibi: Maternal Health Care Gaps Denies Women Their Rights To Reproductive Health Services

3 months ago /
Health 

The federal ministry of health is working with plan international to review the national training manual for health workers in the country This move is to close capacity gaps in health care service delivery in the areas of maternal mortality and newborn issues. Twenty thousand, two hundred and eighty four doctors are...

Yobe Government Approves 2.1bn Naira For Capital Projects

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Government has committed the sum of over 2.1 billion Naira for the execution of capital projects spread across the state. The State Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mala Musti, revealed this to journalists at the end of the state executive council meeting held in Damaturu the...

Governor Gaidem Approves Recruitment Of 70 Health Workers

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has approved the recruitment of 38 nurses who have just graduated from the state own Dr. Shehu Sule College of Nursing and Midwifery, Damaturu. The approval was contained in a statement from the Director of Press to the governor, Abdullahi Bego. According to the statement, the...

Governor Geidam Condemns Threat To Igbos, Calls For Unity

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Geidam, has described the threat to Igbos by some northern youth groups as unfortunate, unlawful and unwarranted. In a statement released by his Director of Press, Abdullahi Bego, Governor Geidam noted that the Igbos have a right that was fully guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution to...

UN: Nigeria’s Humanitarian Response Plan 28% Funded

4 months ago /
Health  Nation 

The 1.5 billion dollars humanitarian response plan for Nigeria for 2017 is 28 per cent funded, five months into the year, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, has said. Kallon, who is also the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, made the update available to the UN, according to Mr...

Soldiers Hold Borno Deputy Governor To Ransom

5 months ago /
Nation 

Some aggrieved soldiers held Usman Durkwa, deputy governor of Borno state, to ransom at a military checkpoint in Yobe state on Sunday.

 

How Ex-INEC Chairman, Jega Disappointed Me In 2015 – Goodluck Jonathan

6 months ago /
Politics 

The immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan despite conceding defeat after the 2015 Presidential election ha expressed disappointment with how the then Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega conducted the election. This revelation was contained in a book written by the Chairman of THISDAY editorial board, Segun Adeniyi. In...

Gaidam Swears In New Head of Service, Others

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, on Wednesday, swore in a new Head of Service, Saleh Abubakar. The new appointee, who is the Chief of Staff to the Governor, takes over from Dauda Yahaya, who has attended the mandatory years of service. While administering the oath on the Head of Service, the...

Boko Haram Ambush: One Dead, Others Hospitalized In Yobe

6 months ago /
Nation 

One person has been reported dead while seven others are said to be receiving treatment after suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists group ambushed a vigilante group in Yobe state, northeast Nigeria.Witnesses told reporters that the vigilante group were on their way to conduct a ‘search operation’ in Wulle...

Yobe Governor Appoints New Head Of Service

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has appointed his Chief of Staff, Saleh Abubakar, as the new Head of Service of the state. A statement from the Secretary to the State Government, Baba Malam-Wali, said the new Head of Service replaces Dauda Yahaya, who is due for retirement on April 10,...

Geidam LG, State Polytechnic Drill Women And Youths On Skills Acquisition

6 months ago /
Nation 

The Geidam Local Government in partnership with Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic Geidam, Yobe state north east Nigeria, has commenced the grounding of 100 women and youth in the area of various skills acquisition. Participants were drawn from the eleven wards of the Local Government and are undergoing training in various fields...

Governor Gaidam Re-opens Katarko Bridge In Yobe

6 months ago /
Nation 

Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, has re-opened the Katarko Bridge in Gujba Local Government Area of the state, four years after it was blown up by the Boko Haram sect. The bridge is a major infrastructure that connects the state to neighbouring states in Nigeria’s North-east. It lies 22 kilometres away from...

Yobe Govt Receives Hospital Equipment Worth 70 Million Naira

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Department for International Development (DFID) and Maternal and Neonatal Child Health 2 (MNCH2) have delivered hospital equipment worth 70 million Naira to Yobe state Government. Delivering the equipment, the team leader, Zanna Ali said the supply was aimed at improving health care delivery services at primary level across the state. He...

Governor Gaidam Swears In Elected Council Chairmen

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam on Monday sworn in the newly elected council chairmen of the 17 Local Government Areas of the state in Damaturu, the state capital. Gaidam said the successful conduct of the local government election in the state shows peace has returned to the state and called...


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