News - Yobe State

33 Niger Republic Citizens Found Among Libya Returnees In Yobe

2 days ago /
Nation 

Yobe State Government on Saturday, January 20 received 216 returnees from Libya out of which 33 were citizens of the Republic of Niger. Commissioner of Justice in the state, Ahmed Mustapha, told journalists while dispatching the returnees to their various local government areas, that after security checks, it was discovered that...

Yobe Government Places 110 Medical Students On Payroll

5 days ago /
Nation 

Yobe State Governor,  Ibrahim Gaidam has approved the placement of 110 medical students on salary Grade Level 07. This was disclosed in a statement by the governor’s media aide, Abdullahi Bego,  on Thursday. “The 110 student doctors will join 389 others who have already been placed on the government’s payroll and have...

7 Northern Governors Endorse President Buhari For A Second Term

1 week 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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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...

150 Fire Disaster Victims Get N21m Support In Yobe

1 month 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...

NAF Denies Open Letter To Finance Minister

2 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...

IGP Approves Establishment Of Training School In Yobe

2 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...

Borno Police Arrest Gang Of Car Thieves

2 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...

Suicide Bomber Attacks Mosque In Borno

2 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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...

Nigeria Army Vows To Deliver Shekau Within 40 Days

5 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.

5 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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...


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