Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Borno

    Borno pleads for release of WAEC, NECO results of candidates

Borno pleads for release of WAEC, NECO results of candidates

The Borno state government has appealed to the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) to release the results of its candidates who sat for the 2014 examinations.Mohammed Kauji, the permanent secretary of the state ministry of education, made the appeal in Maiduguri while briefing reporters on Sunday.Kauji said that the state had cleared all the outstanding [...]

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    Independence anniversary: Borno sets 22 prisoners free

Independence anniversary: Borno sets 22 prisoners free

The Borno state government on Wednesday granted pardon to 22 prison inmates in Maiduguri as part of the celebration of Nigeria’s 54th Independence Day.Governor Kashim Shettima, who made the announcement during an unscheduled visit to the Maiduguri maximum security prison, said the action was in line with the recommendation of the state advisory committee on the prerogative of mercy.He presented new [...]

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    Boko Haram will end soon, says Shettima

Boko Haram will end soon, says Shettima

Borno Governor Kashim Shettima says the Nigerian military will soon end the Boko Haram insurgency in the country.Shettima made the statement at the launching of the new 64 page e-passport in Maiduguri.He said that the recent victory by the military in different encounters with the insurgents had brought back hope of ending the crisis soon."The military has brought back hope [...]

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    Shettima pleads for more efforts to crush Boko Haram

Shettima pleads for more efforts to crush Boko Haram

Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, has appealed to the federal government to redouble its effort towards putting an end to the insurgency in the north-eastern part of the country.He said the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents have brought untold hardship to the state.In a TV broadcast on Friday, the governor strongly condemned the sect, extending sympathies to families [...]

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    Omeri: Emir of Gwoza ‘not missing’

Omeri: Emir of Gwoza ‘not missing’

The director-general of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, has said that emir of Gwoza, Gombe state, Alhaji Mohammed Idrissa Timta, is alive and not missing, contrary to media reports that the emir was abducted after members of Boko Haram invaded his domain last week.At a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, Omeri [...]

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    Gwoza replaces late emir with son

Gwoza replaces late emir with son

The king makers in Gwoza emirate council of Borno State have announced son of the late emir of Gwoza, who was killed two weeks ago by Boko Haram, as the new emir.The late emir, Alhaji Idriss Timta (pictured) was with emir of Uba, Alhaji Ismaila Mamza; and emir of Askira, Alhaji Abdullahi Askirama on a journey to Gombe for the funeral of [...]

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Insurgency sapping the joy of democracy, says senator

Alhaji Ahmed Zanna, the senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District, has said that the country's battle with terrorism has denied citizens of Borno State the dividends of democracy.Speaking to newsmen on Thursday, Zanna blamed successive administrations of the state for failing to turn around the fortunes of Borno, as 15 years of uninterrupted civilian rule have brought no significant achievements in the state.“Since [...]

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