Thursday, April 22, 2021



Saudi Arabia donates food items to Borno, Yobe, Zamfara IDPs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted food items worth 1.1 million dollars for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Borno, Yobe...

Defence minister, service chiefs storm Maiduguri amidst renewed insurgent attacks

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, on Sunday, arrived in Maiduguri on an assessment visit, accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor...

30,000 Nigerian lecturers benefited from TETFund training — Chairman

Over 30,000 academic staff in public tertiary institutions across Nigeria have benefited from trainings sponsored by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, within and outside Nigeria from 2008 to date.

Damasak attack: Gov. Zulum donates 12 operational vehicles to Nigerian Army

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno has visited Damasak to access damages caused by insurgent attacks on the town and donated 12 operational vehicles to the soldiers.

Insurgency: Incessant attacks slowing down reconstruction in Northeast — Commission

The Managing Director of North East Development Commission, NEDC, Mohammed Alkali, says recurring attacks on communities in Borno is affecting reconstruction and other developments in the state.

Nigerian troops repel attacks on Muslims breaking Ramadan fasting in Damasak, Gajiram

Nigerian Troops on Tuesday foiled multiple terrorist attacks targeted at soldiers and some Muslim faithful during the breaking of Ramadan fasting at Gajiram and Damasak in Borno State.

Criminals planning to attack Nigerian airports, FAAN raises alarm

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, has raised the alarm, saying that criminal elements are planning attacks on airports across the country.

NNPC to establish gas power plant in Borno — GMD

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in collaboration with other stakeholders is to establish a gas power plant in Maiduguri to address the problem of power supply in Borno.

Kano govt seals off restaurant, suya spot as employees test positive for Hepatitis B 

The Kano State Consumer Protection Council, KSCPC, has sealed off a restaurant and suya (kebab) spot in the Kano metropolis to curtail the spread of Hepatitis B among their patrons.

Buhari appoints Asabe Bashir as DG of NCWD

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Asabe Vilita Bashir as the new Director General of the National Center for Women Development, NCWD. The...

IGP Alkali Baba: The unassuming police officer and great sports lover

Usman Alkali Baba was a great sports lover and while in his teething years as a young officer in the Nigeria Police Force.

Nigerian gov’t approves $26m for power projects in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved about 26 million dollars for various power projects in Borno,...

Ganduje approves N9bn for construction of interchange named after Buhari

The Kano State Executive Council on Tuesday approved the release of N9 billion for the construction of Muhammadu Buhari Interchange at Hotoro, along Maiduguri Road in Kano metropolis.

UNICEF to screen 3million malnourished children in Northeast

The United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, is set to screen at least three million children for acute malnutrition in the northeast.

AbdulSamad donates N1bn to ABU

Abdulsamad Rabiu has donated N1 billion to Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, for the construction of additional students hostel and Department of Building in...

Electricity restored to Maiduguri after 2 months of blackout

There was wild jubilation by some residents of Maiduguri town following the restoration of electricity on Wednesday evening after two months of total blackout. The...

Boko Haram: Nigerian Army to extend onslaught to other conflict areas – COAS

The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Ibrahim Attahiru says that the renewed onslaught on Boko Haram insurgents in the North East is to be expanded to other conflict areas in the country.

Zulum begins construction of N2bn modern motor park in Borno

Borno State Government is to expend over N2 billion in the construction of a modern motor park in Maiduguri metropolis, in fulfilment of a campaign promise, Governor Babagana Zulum has announced.

Nigerian troops repel ISWAP attack on Jakana

Nigerian troops have repelled an attack by Boko Haram/ ISWAP terrorists in Jakana, Borno State, Sunday morning. The fighters mostly from the Islamic State West...

We won’t shut down Kaduna Airport despite bandit attack – FAAN MD

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, says it will not shut down the Kaduna International Airport, in spite of Saturday’s attack on its workers.

EFCC arrests ex-power minister, Mohammed Wakil, over ‘dubious payments’ at defunct PHCN

The operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a former minister of state for power, Mohammed Wakil, at his residence in Abuja.

Zulum, Buni unveil Hajj Savings Scheme in Borno, Yobe

The Governors of Borno and Yobe states, Babagana Zulum and Mai Mala-Buni, have officially unveiled Hajj Savings Scheme in their respective states.

Alleged N40m Fraud: Court orders ‘Mama Boko Haram’ to make oral defence

Justice Umaru Fadawu of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri, has ordered Aisha Alkali Wakil alias “Mama Boko Haram” to testify orally in her defence rather than through writing.

BREAKING: FEC approves N797.2bn for Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road project

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved over N797.2 billion for the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road construction project.

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