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    Buhari asks military to extract a heavy price from Boko Haram over fresh killings

Buhari asks military to extract a heavy price from Boko Haram over fresh killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the Nigerian armed forces to strongly repel the attack on Faduma Kolomdi village in Gubio local government area of Borno state. TheCable had reported how over 70 people were killed by Boko Haram fighters in an attack on Tuesday. In a statement Garba Shehu, his spokesman, issued on his behalf, Buhari expressed shock over the "brutal killings" in the [...]

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    Senior LG officials absent from work as Zulum visits Boko Haram hotspots

Senior LG officials absent from work as Zulum visits Boko Haram hotspots

Some ranking officials of six local government areas in Borno were absent from work when Babagana Zulum, the state governor, visited the councils on Wednesday. The governor was said to have paid an unscheduled visit to Chibok, Bama, Gwoza, Damboa, Konduga and Askira-Uba LGAs before returning to Maiduguri, the state capital, on Thursday. Most of the LGAs are known to often experience [...]

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    NLC: Borno has approved payment of May salaries for early Sallah preparations

NLC: Borno has approved payment of May salaries for early Sallah preparations

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has directed the immediate release of salaries and pensions to enable workers and retirees prepare early for Sallah. Bulama Abiso, chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Borno state, announced this on Friday. In a message to workers and pensioners, Abiso said even though the month is just half-way gone, the early payment is intended to [...]

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    I’ll be regular here, says Zulum as he establishes an office in Auno

I’ll be regular here, says Zulum as he establishes an office in Auno

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has directed that a community outreach office be established in Auno, a town few kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital.  In February, suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed 30 persons in an attack on passengers in the town.  Visiting the town on Saturday to inspect projects, Zulum said the decision to open an outreach in Auno is [...]

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    Zulum orders 14-day lockdown in Borno — after death of COVID-19 index case

Zulum orders 14-day lockdown in Borno — after death of COVID-19 index case

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has ordered a 14-day lockdown in the state over COVID-19.  The lockdown takes effect from 10:30pm Wednesday.  The state on Friday recorded its index case and eventual first death from COVID-19 -- a health worker who had shown symptoms of the disease before dying.  In a statewide broadcast, Zulum said he was worried over the way the index [...]

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    Zulum: I met with Abba Kyari six times… he was always in office before 8am

Zulum: I met with Abba Kyari six times… he was always in office before 8am

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff to the president, never kept him waiting during the six times they met. Zulum said the late politician was always at his office before their appointments which were all scheduled for 8am. Kyari died on Friday after battling COVID-19. He was from Borno. During a condolence visit to his extended [...]

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    PHOTOS: Zulum sends delegation to Chibok on 6th anniversary of schoolgirls’ abduction

PHOTOS: Zulum sends delegation to Chibok on 6th anniversary of schoolgirls’ abduction

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, sent a delegation to Chibok on the sixth anniversary of the abduction of schoolgirls in the community. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram militants abducted 276 students from Government Secondary School, Chibok. While some escaped and others were freed following a negotiation between the government and the sect, 112 are still in captivity. The commissioners of education, [...]

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    Zulum asks retired generals from Borno to help fight Boko Haram 

Zulum asks retired generals from Borno to help fight Boko Haram 

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has called retired military generals and retired senior police officers of Borno origin to a strategic meeting on how to fight Boko Haram insurgency.  The governor also extended the call to retired senior operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and retired senior operatives from relevant paramilitary agencies.   Zulum made the call on Sunday when [...]

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    Zulum: Army crushed Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa

Zulum: Army crushed Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says the effort of the army in the battle against Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa is commendable. Troops exchanged fire with the insurgents when they invaded a community in the state on Wednesday. A resident of the village had told TheCable that the insurgents were repelled by troops of the 117 task force battalion in Chibok. In a statement on [...]

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    Zulum: Nigerian Army needs 100,000 more soldiers to defeat Boko Haram

Zulum: Nigerian Army needs 100,000 more soldiers to defeat Boko Haram

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    Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Zulum: Borno people haven’t lost hope in Buhari 

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says the people of his state have not lost hope in President Muhammadu Buhari.  The governor said this while reacting to the president’s visit to the state on Wednesday.  Buhari had visited the state to condole with the people over the Boko Haram attack which led to the loss of 30 lives in Auno, a community near [...]

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    Zulum shouts at army commander over fresh Boko Haram attack

Zulum shouts at army commander over fresh Boko Haram attack

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, has accused soldiers of leaving some residents of the state at the mercy of Boko Haram insurgents. Speaking when he visited Auno, a town 20 kilometres from Maiduguri, Borno state capital, the governor alleged that soldiers meant to secure the community desert the people around 5pm on a daily basis. At least 30 persons were killed when [...]

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    Zulum asks researchers to probe high rate of kidney failure cases in Borno

Zulum asks researchers to probe high rate of kidney failure cases in Borno

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    Zulum: Many of us in power don’t want to hear the truth

Zulum: Many of us in power don’t want to hear the truth

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says telling the truth is a problem in Nigeria.  Zulum said this on Tuesday while delivering a lecture at the National Defence College in Abuja. His audience included senior military officers and policymakers within and outside Nigeria.  Zulum said the unwillingness of persons in the corridors of power to tell leaders truth about issues and the [...]

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    Segun Awolowo visits Zulum, speaks on importance of ‘zero oil’ plan

Segun Awolowo visits Zulum, speaks on importance of ‘zero oil’ plan

Segun Awolowo, executive director of Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), says 20 million Nigerians will be lifted out of poverty if the country implements the zero oil plan. He disclosed this when he paid a courtesy visit to Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state. Awolowo said the zero oil plan is a long term goal of earning 20 percent Nigeria GDP ($100b) [...]

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    Residents: Soldiers left us at the mercy of Boko Haram after Zulum shouted at them

Residents: Soldiers left us at the mercy of Boko Haram after Zulum shouted at them

Residents of villages along Damaturu-Maiduguri road say Boko Haram insurgents have sustained their attacks on the area but that soldiers are not fighting back.  Many were stranded early January following the attacks, and the convoy of a military commander was also attacked in the area.  Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, had accused soldiers of extorting commuters on the road.  The residents who [...]

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