Monday, February 15, 2021



I’ll give Yobe LGs upper hand to function effectively – Buni

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State said that his government will ensure that local arm of government functions effectively as a unit of governance that is closer to the people.

Nigerian Army nabs Civilian JTF member over fake report on alleged killing of soldiers

The Nigerian military has arrested a member of anti-Boko Haram vigilante, popularly known as Civilian JTF, Umar Muhammed, for sharing fake information on alleged...

FEC approves N8.4bn for dam construction in Yobe

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N8.4 billion for the construction of a dam for the Damaturu Water Supply project in Yobe State.

Fire service saves N1.1bn assets in Yobe

Abba Adam, Executive Director, Yobe Fire Service, on Wednesday said the service’s response had saved assets worth N1.1 billion from fire outbreaks from January 2020 to February 2021.

Police arrest suspected rapist of 90-year-old woman in Yobe

The Police Command in Yobe on Tuesday said it had arrested one Mohammed Faruk for allegedly raping a 90-year-old woman (name withheld) in Gadaka town in Fika Local Government Area of the state.

Buhari flags-off $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line, ordering  the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements for the construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.

Yobe govt enrols 185,806 civil servants in contributory healthcare scheme

The Yobe State Government has enroled 185,806 civil servants in the Formal Sector Contributory Healthcare Scheme.

APC membership registration: Buni warns against malpractice

Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe and the Chairman, All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker Extraordinary/ Convention Planning Committee, on Monday warned against attempts to deny any member the right to register in the ongoing national revalidation exercise.

Buni Scholars: Ode to a future that beckons

Beyond its huge symbolic capital for the socio-economic and developmental trajectory that Gov. Mai Mala Buni is working to place Yobe in, the event...

Insecurity halting road projects in Northeast, says Ndume

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) says the strangulating insecurity in North-East hampers the successful execution of Federal Government’s road projects in the region.

Boko Haram abducts UN worker along Maiduguri-Damaturu road

Boko Haram terrorists have abducted a Senior Protection Assistant with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Alooma,...

Yobe’s records over 94% budget performance in 2020 – Official

Abdullahi Bego, the Yobe Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, on Thursday, said the state expended N87.3 billion of its N91.9 billion total 2020 budget sum, indicating a 94.92 percent performance.

Gov. Buni: How far, so far? by Isa Sanusi

For so many reasons, 2020 is the type of year every achievement counts and deserves more than a mere mention. The wide conclusion was...

Buni sympathizes with Potiskum fire victims

Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe on Monday sympathized with victims of a fire outbreak that occurred at Potiskum Market.

Yobe govt offers scholarship, automatic employment to winner of national chemistry contest

Yobe State Government on Monday said it has offered scholarship and automatic employment to Usman Dagona, an indigene of the state who came first at the Nov. 23 Imagine National Chemistry Competition in Abuja.

Yobe govt earmarks over N10bn for social services

The Yobe State Executive Council has approved the spending of over N10 billion for the provision of various social services in the state.

Zulum angry with Nigerian military over fresh abduction of travellers

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has expressed his anger over what he described as the routine attacks of travellers and villagers by Boko Haram along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.

Yobe govt to construct N1.6bn maternal, child healthcare complex

The Yobe government on Monday said it would spend about N1.6 billion on the ongoing construction of a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Care Complex at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital, Damaturu.

BREAKING: Boko Haram abducts 35 commuters along Damaturu-Maiduguri road

No fewer than 35 commuters have been abducted by Boko Haram terrorists along Damaturu-Maiduguri road. DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the terrorists attacked a long convoy...

Gov. Buni flags off construction of Gujba-Ngalda Road

The governor of Yobe State Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday flagged off the construction of Gujba-Ngalda Road, as part of the ongoing statewide urban...

Buni mourns former Yobe Administrator, Dabo Aliyu

Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe State on Monday expressed shock and sadness over the demise of Dabo Aliyu, the former Administrator of the state.

COVID-19: Yobe govt presents awards to frontline health workers, others

The Yobe Government on Friday presented plaques and certificates to 33 frontline health workers in COVID-19 response in recognition of their selfless service to humanity.

Boko Haram: Yobe govt pledges logistic support for security agencies

The Yobe Government has pledged continued logistic support for security agencies towards tackling Boko Haram insurgency in the state.

Zabaramari Massacre: Calls for Buhari’s resignation irresponsible – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says the call, in some quarters, for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent killing of farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists is “cheap and irresponsible’’.

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