Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Yobe

    APC accuses PDP of buying PVC for N5,000 in Yobe

APC accuses PDP of buying PVC for N5,000 in Yobe

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of buying the permanent voter card (PVC) in Yobe state.Adamu Chilariye, chairman, Yobe state executive committee (SEC) of the APC, made the allegation on Thursday at a press briefing in Damaturu.He said the state EXCO of the APC was notified of the development.“The PDP political office holders in [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

Army: Boko Haram attack averted in Yobe, many insurgents killed

The Nigerian army says its troops successfully repelled an attack on a military patrol team coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Sasawa community in Yobe.Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Sunday in Maiduguri, Borno.According to Chukwu, the troops on Saturday repelled an ambush by the insurgents and killed many of them in gun battles at [...]

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    Military ‘orders’ closure of major markets in Yobe

Military ‘orders’ closure of major markets in Yobe

The military has ordered the closure of major markets in the north-eastern state of Yobe, residents told TheCable on Wednesday.The affected markets which operate on a weekly basis are Geidam, Dapchi, Kukareta, Garin Alkali and Babbangida.“These are the biggest markets in that axis of Yobe,” one of the sources told TheCable, adding that they don’t know why they were closed, but [...]

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    IGP orders 24-hour security in Yobe schools

IGP orders 24-hour security in Yobe schools

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), has ordered a 24-hour police surveillance to provide security in schools across Yobe. The IGP made this known on Saturday while addressing students of Government Girls Secondary School, Damaturu.Idris said the development is to provide students and parents with adequate security to pursue their studies and realise their dreams."We will deploy additional policemen to the [...]

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    Dapchi final year students to relocate to Nguru ahead of SSCE

Dapchi final year students to relocate to Nguru ahead of SSCE

Final year students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, will be temporarily relocated to Government Girls Secondary School, Nguru, to enable them prepare for the forthcoming senior secondary school certificate examination.Yobe state commissioner for education, Mohammed Lamin, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday in Damaturu, the state capital. “We are right now making arrangements for the SS3 students, to [...]

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    Dapchi abduction: Some people ‘playing politics with security’

Dapchi abduction: Some people ‘playing politics with security’

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has condemned the recent comment by the Yobe state government that the recent abduction of schoolgirls in the state is as a result of the withdrawal of troops from the area.In a statement, Gabriel Onoja, president of the group, accused the government of attempting to play politics with “an issue as important as [...]

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    Police reply military: You didn’t hand over Dapchi to us

Police reply military: You didn’t hand over Dapchi to us

The Yobe state police command has dismissed the claim of the army that Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government was left in its care before the withdrawal of troops.Onyema Nwachukwu, spokesman of Operation Lafiya Dole theatre command, had said troops handed over the town to the police before withdrawing.Nwachukwu said this in response to the comment of Ibrahim Gaidam, governor [...]

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    Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Yobe gov: Boko Haram attacked Dapchi a week after troops were withdrawn

Ibrahim Gaidam, Yobe governor, says the withdrawal of troops from Dapchi paved way for an attack on the Government Girls’ Science Technical College in the town.The governor said soldiers were withdrawn from Dapchi barley a week before the insurgents struck.Gaidam said this on Sunday when he received Kashim Shettima, his Borno state counterpart, in Damaturu, the state capital.A total of 110 [...]

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    Yobe varsity holds maiden convocation for five sets of graduates

Yobe varsity holds maiden convocation for five sets of graduates

The Yobe State University on Saturday held its maiden convocation which covers five sets of graduates.NAN reports that the over 2000 graduands completed their studies in the last five years. [...]

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    How aggrieved residents stoned Yobe governor in Dapchi

How aggrieved residents stoned Yobe governor in Dapchi

Some aggrieved residents of Dapchi, headquarters of Busari local government area of Yobe state, attacked Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of the state, on Thursday.They not only booed the number one citizen of the state but threw stones and dangerous objects at his convoy, resulting in the destruction of some vehicles.Gaidam had gone to the community to inform the people that the [...]

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    Yobe governor visits Dapchi, says no girl rescued

Yobe governor visits Dapchi, says no girl rescued

Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe state, says none of the students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, in captivity of suspected Boko Haram insurgents, has been rescued.The insurgents raided the school on Monday and abducted some of the students.The government had initially said it was not sure if any student was kidnapped but Gaidam confirmed the abduction [...]

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    ‘111 girls still unaccounted for’ — police contradict Yobe commissioner

‘111 girls still unaccounted for’ — police contradict Yobe commissioner

The Yobe police command says a total of 111 students of Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, are still unaccounted for, following a Boko Haram attack in the school on Monday.This comes shortly after Mohammed Lamin, the state commissioner of education, said 48 missing students had returned.Lamin had said: “This has brought down the 94 missing students realised at the yesterday headcount to [...]

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    Report: 94 girls missing after Boko Haram attack on Yobe school

Report: 94 girls missing after Boko Haram attack on Yobe school

Ninety-four students have not been seen since Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe was attacked by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.The insurgents invaded the school Monday night at about 7pm.A teacher at the school told Daily Trust that 94 students could not be accounted for following a roll call.The source said they have not been able to establish if the girls were [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram insurgents killed while trying to infiltrate Yobe community

Army: Boko Haram insurgents killed while trying to infiltrate Yobe community

The Nigerian army says its troops killed some Boko Haram insurgents at Goniri community in Gubio local government area of Yobe state.In a statement on Sunday, Nureni Alimi, assistant director, army public relations, 27 task force brigade, said the operation took place on Friday.Alimi said two soldiers sustained injuries in the incident and are currently receiving treatment.He said the insurgents [...]

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    Court orders PDP to recognise Gana Lawan faction in Yobe

Court orders PDP to recognise Gana Lawan faction in Yobe

Ruling on an ex-parte motion filed by Lawan and 26 other members of the party against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the PDP and seven others, Binta Murtala Nyako granted the seven prayers sought by the plaintiffs.The judge restrained the INEC, PDP, and Ahmed Makarfi, its interim national chairman, from "recognisng any other person or group of persons as [...]

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    WFP, FAO, Yobe seek to ensure zero hunger in the northeast

WFP, FAO, Yobe seek to ensure zero hunger in the northeast

The Yobe State Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have expressed commitment towards ending hunger in Yobe state through partnership.During a courtesy visit by a team of WFP to ADP office in Yobe, the two organisations expressed concern on the need to ensure that people displaced by Boko Haram insurgency receive the needed food assistance and [...]

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