Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Borno

    ’12 killed’ in female suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri

’12 killed’ in female suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri

Three days after multiple bomb attacks rocked Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, a suspected female suicide bomber killed at least 12 people at Monday market, still in Maiduguri, on Tuesday.Abdulaziz Olawale, who witnessed the incident, said the attack happened around 4pm."The place was very busy. Many people were waiting to pick up taxis and some were walking down the road [...]

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    ‘INEC distributes 1.4m PVCs in Borno’

‘INEC distributes 1.4m PVCs in Borno’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has distributed about 1.4 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Borno state.Tommy Magbuin, public affairs officer of the commission in the state, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Maiduguri on Thursday.Magbuin said that the number represented about 70 per cent of the estimated two million registered voters in the state.He [...]

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    Boko Haram: Borno hit by ‘unprecedented fish shortage’

Boko Haram: Borno hit by ‘unprecedented fish shortage’

Insurgency in the north-eastern Nigeria has affected the fish industry, causing shortage and driving up prices after 200 vehicles loaded with fish for the state capital were detained for screening.Maiduguri has been experiencing hikes in the prices of fish for over a week, following the detainment of huge consignment of fishes meant for the city at a border town, Diffa, [...]

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    Five IDPs test positive to HIV in Maiduguri

Five IDPs test positive to HIV in Maiduguri

Five Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri have tested positive to HIV/AIDS after undergoing a screening on Wednesday.The exercise was conducted by the Business and Professional Women (BPW), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).Ismaila Watila, leader of the group, said the five persons were part of the 1,000 so far screened by the group.“We are conducting free screening for IDPs on HIV, [...]

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    Boko Haram attack ‘ordained by God’, Shettima tells victims

Boko Haram attack ‘ordained by God’, Shettima tells victims

Kashim Shettima, the governor of Borno state, has urged the residents of Maiduguri not to panic over Sunday's attack on the town by suspected insurgents but to see it as "ordained by God".Shettima, who was speaking in a statement release in Maiduguri, reassured the people that security forces were making efforts to safeguard lives and property.“Our armed forces gallantly repelled [...]

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    Military to lift Maiduguri curfew on Monday

Military to lift Maiduguri curfew on Monday

Sani Usman, the spokesman of the division 7 of the Nigerian army in Maiduguri, has said that the 24-hour curfew imposed on Maiduguri would be lifted on Monday morning.He said residents of the capital of the worst-hit state affected by the insurgency, were free to go about their business as from 6 am on Monday.“Please be informed that the curfew [...]

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    Borno to reopen public schools Nov 17

Borno to reopen public schools Nov 17

The Borno state government said on Monday that it would reopen public primary schools on November 17.The schools were shut on March 14, after deadly attacks by Boko Haram on schools in neighbouring Yobe state.Mohammed Dongel, the chairman of the 19-man committee on the resuscitation of primary school education in the state said in Maiduguri that measures to safeguard the [...]

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    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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