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    EXCLUSIVE: How Buratai’s family clashed with Borno COVID-19 team over his mother’s corpse

EXCLUSIVE: How Buratai’s family clashed with Borno COVID-19 team over his mother’s corpse

The family of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, clashed with the Borno COVID-19 team over the initial refusal of the government to release the body of the late mother of the army's chief, sources have told TheCable.  Kakah Hajja, Buratai’s mother, who died on Tuesday, was said to have suffered complications of COVID-19.  Sources at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital [...]

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    Borno sets up virtual courtroom — first in Nigeria

Borno sets up virtual courtroom — first in Nigeria

The Borno state government has set up a virtual courtroom for hearing cases through teleconference, using digital tools. In an interview with NTA, Kashim Zannah (pictured), chief judge of the high court of Borno, said although the coronavirus pandemic necessitated the development, the state would continue to take advantage of available technologies even after the pandemic. “Our aim has never been just [...]

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    Another COVID-19 patient dies in Borno

Another COVID-19 patient dies in Borno

Borno has recorded another death from COVID-19 complications, bringing the number of persons who have lost their lives in the outbreak in the state to two. The state's index case died on Sunday. At a media briefing on Wednesday, Umar Kadafur, deputy governor of the state, announced that the lockdown ordered by Babagana Zulum, the governor, had taken effect. He said 144 persons [...]

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    Aid worker who died of COVID-19 in Borno ‘had no travel history’

Aid worker who died of COVID-19 in Borno ‘had no travel history’

The United Nations says the aid worker who died of complications from COVID-19 in Borno had no travel history outside the state. Edward Kallon, the UN resident coordinator and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, said efforts are being made to trace anyone the deceased may have come in contact with. TheCable had reported that the aid worker who was showing symptoms of coronavirus [...]

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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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    Air force ‘kills’ ISWAP leaders in Borno

Air force ‘kills’ ISWAP leaders in Borno

The Nigerian air force (NAF) says it neutralised some key leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Jubillaram and Alinwa in Borno state.  Ibikunke Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, in a statement on Saturday, said the ISWAP leaders were killed as they assembled for meetings. Daramola added that they were neutralised in operations conducted on [...]

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    VIDEO: Zulum visits school at 6:30am, promotes only teacher on duty

VIDEO: Zulum visits school at 6:30am, promotes only teacher on duty

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has promoted Obiageli Mazi, a class teacher, to assistant headmistress for her dedication to work. Shettima Kullima, executive chairman of the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB), announced the promotion on Saturday after his recommendation was approved by the governor. During an inspection to assess public institutions in the state, on Friday, Zulum paid an unscheduled visit [...]

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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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    Boko Haram attacks: Zulum rejects military’s plan to relocate two communities

Boko Haram attacks: Zulum rejects military’s plan to relocate two communities

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno, says his government is not in support of the plan to relocate Minok and Jakana communities in Kaga local government area of the state.  The governor said this on Tuesday when he visited the two communities that came under Boko Haram attacks during the weekend.  Zulum said he had been informed that the military was planning to [...]

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    Army ‘rescues’ three kidnap victims in Borno

Army ‘rescues’ three kidnap victims in Borno

The Nigerian army says its troops rescued three kidnap victims from Boko Haram insurgents. The army said the victims were rescued at Firgi village in Bama local government area of Borno state. Aminu Iliyasu, army operations media coordinator, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. Iliyasu said the victims were rescued after the troops, acting on information, blocked and engaged the insurgents in [...]

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    EXTRA: Borno engages 30 clerics in  Saudi to pray against Boko Haram

EXTRA: Borno engages 30 clerics in Saudi to pray against Boko Haram

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, has made an arrangement with 30 clerics in Saudi Arabia to offer prayers against Boko Haram insurgents.  Isa Gusau, the governor’s spokesman, made this known on Saturday.  Gusau explained that the 30 are residents of Mecca who will, on permanent basis, offer daily prayers for the return and sustenance of peace in Borno and the rest [...]

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    Army: We’ll destroy Boko Haram if they come to Maiduguri

Army: We’ll destroy Boko Haram if they come to Maiduguri

The Nigerian army has dismissed the speculation that Boko Haram insurgents are planning to attack Maiduguri, Borno state capital. Over the months, there has been apprehension following the frequent exchange of gunfire between the insurgents and the troops in areas close to the city. But the army said the planned attack is a rumour. Ado Isa, a deputy spokesperson of the army, [...]

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    INEC office burnt, houses destroyed as Boko Haram hits Borno town 

INEC office burnt, houses destroyed as Boko Haram hits Borno town 

Thousands of people have been displaced in Gubio, a town in Borno state, following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Sources said the insurgents invaded the town around 5pm on Wednesday. They were said to have shot sporadically and set many houses on fire.  A soldier from the army’s 5 brigade stationed in Damasak told TheCable that the insurgents have been around [...]

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    Gwoza monarch returns home, five years after displacement by Boko Haram

Gwoza monarch returns home, five years after displacement by Boko Haram

Mohammed Shehu-Timta, the emir of Gwoza in Borno state, has returned to his throne five years after he was displaced by Boko Haram insurgents. Shehu-Timta, with hundreds of other residents, had fled Gwoza since 2014 when the insurgents continuously attacked the town. Upon his return on Monday, the emir said he voluntarily returned home to build confidence and encouraged his subjects to [...]

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    Kingibe: I chose Abacha over Abiola because of national interest

Kingibe: I chose Abacha over Abiola because of national interest

Babagana Kingibe, running mate of MKO Abiola in the 1993 presidential election, says he decided to work under the military government of Sani Abacha because of "national interest". Kingibe, who served then as minister of foreign affairs, had been described as a traitor. He was accused of abandoning the struggle after the election was annulled by Ibrahim Babangida, former military head [...]

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    Borno monarch: I slept in makeshift tent to encourage my people to return home

Borno monarch: I slept in makeshift tent to encourage my people to return home

Abdullhi Ibn-Muhammed, emir of Akira-Uba in Borno, says he slept in a tent for many weeks to build confidence and encourage his people to return home after the town was freed from Boko Haram control. Ibn-Mohammed said this when Bulama Biu, acting-general officer commanding (GOC), 7 division of Nigerian Army, paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Uba, on [...]

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