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    Borno inauguration ends abruptly as cough disrupts gov’s speech

Borno inauguration ends abruptly as cough disrupts gov’s speech

The inauguration ceremony in Borno state, on Wednesday, ended midway after Babagana Zulum, the governor, suffered persistent coughs while reading his speech. Kashim Zanna, the chief judge of the state, swore in Zulum and his deputy, Umar Kadafur. Speaking during the inaugural address, Zulum listed a 10-point agenda his administration intends working on to develop the state. “My focus is on improving the [...]

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    Shettima: God will bring Ganduje, Sanusi together again

Shettima: God will bring Ganduje, Sanusi together again

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has denied speaking in support of the creation of additional emirates in Kano state. Speaking with reporters at the end of a meeting of the Northern Governors' Forum  in Kaduna, Shettima said he has a special relationship with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, and Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, and cannot take sides in [...]

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    Shettima: We must come up with a solution to the insecurity in the north

Shettima: We must come up with a solution to the insecurity in the north

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has asked the federal government to adopt new strategies that could permanently address the insecurity in the north. Speaking on Friday at a meeting of the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) at the government house, Kaduna, Shettima said he and his colleagues will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to brainstorm on the issue when he [...]

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    Shettima congratulates TheCable on fifth anniversary

Shettima congratulates TheCable on fifth anniversary

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has congratulated Simon Kolawole, chief executive officer (CEO) of TheCable, as the online newspaper clocked 5 years. The governor took to his Twitter handle to describe the ace journalist as a "decent man" dedicated to the cause of a better Nigeria. "Congratulations my brother! You are a decent man who believes in the Nigeria Project. Best [...]

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‘Boko Haram attack’ on Shettima’s convoy a propaganda strategy to attract media attention, says aide

An attack on the convoy of Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists has been described as a  “propaganda strategy aimed to attract local and global media attention”. This is according to a statement signed by Isa Gusau, Shettima’s special adviser on communication and strategy, on Thursday. The attack, which occurred on Tuesday evening, along the road leading [...]

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    Borno gov is sole person funding civilian JTF, says spokesman

Borno gov is sole person funding civilian JTF, says spokesman

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, is solely funding civilian joint task force (JTF) aiding the war against Boko Haram, his spokesman has said. Speaking during an Arise TV programme on Saturday, Isa Gusau, the governor's special adviser on communication and strategy, said over 20,000 members of the task force have been operating with state funds. The Borno state government had set [...]

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    APC reconciliation: Shettima hails Ambode, describes him as ‘my politician of the year’

APC reconciliation: Shettima hails Ambode, describes him as ‘my politician of the year’

Kashim Shettima, Borno governor, has tagged Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, as his politician of the year. He said the governor's acceptance of the Lagos governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is worthy of emulation. Shettima, APC south-west reconciliation committee chairman, said the party will bring on board all members to achieve victory in the 2019 general election. He made the comment on [...]

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    ‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of writing an elementary book of tales, saying he deliberately omitted facts about the abduction of Chibok girls. On Tuesday, the former president launched a book titled ‘My Transition Hours’, in which he wrote about issues concerning his administration. In a statement on Wednesday by Isa Gusau, special adviser on [...]

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    Sheriff reconciles with Shettima, says ‘APC is my home’

Sheriff reconciles with Shettima, says ‘APC is my home’

Ali Modu Sheriff, former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has reconciled with Kashim Shettima, Borno governor. Both men have not been on speaking terms for a long period. But on Friday, Sheriff visited the government house in Maiduguri, announcing that he had returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC), "my home." The former Borno governor appealed to APC members in [...]

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The Defence Minister and top senior security officers have expressed their dismay over the alleged claim by Governor Kashim Shettima that Generals from the Southern parts of the country are responsible for the return of peace in Borno State. Governor Shettima made the outburst during a town hall meeting of military and security agencies in Maiduguri. He said he was disappointed [...]

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    Odumakin: APC govs mocked the dead during condolence visit to Ortom

Odumakin: APC govs mocked the dead during condolence visit to Ortom

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors who visited their Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom, over the herdsmen killings in the state displayed "mockery of the dead", says Yinka Odumakin, spokesman of Afenifere. Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, recently led a delegation of APC governors to condole with Ortom. Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday, Odumakin said instead of being sober [...]

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    Shettima: It will be a disservice to God if I contest for any position in 2019

Shettima: It will be a disservice to God if I contest for any position in 2019

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, says he will not contest any position in the 2019 election. Speaking in an interview on the Osasu Show by Osasu Igbinedion, Shettima said it will be a "great disservice to humanity and to the God we worship" if he seeks any position. He added that instead, he wanted to go back to school, earn a [...]

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    Jonathan hits Shettima: You frustrated Boko Haram war, failed to secure Chibok girls

Jonathan hits Shettima: You frustrated Boko Haram war, failed to secure Chibok girls

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, of frustrating the war against Boko Haram during his administration. He said the governor exposed the girls of Chibok Secondary School to danger by failing to heed the federal government's directive to relocate them while writing the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASCE). Jonathan said this in reaction to Shettima's claim that [...]

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    Shettima says Okorocha, Ajimobi witnessed Buhari’s meeting with World Bank president

Shettima says Okorocha, Ajimobi witnessed Buhari’s meeting with World Bank president

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says President Muhammadu Buhari's meeting with Jim Kim, president of the World Bank Group, was witnessed by three southern governors. Shettima said it was at the meeting that the president asked the World Bank chief to focus on "the northern regions". Kim said on Thursday that Buhari asked him to focus the intervention efforts of the bank [...]

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    We owe it a duty to the black race to make Nigeria work, says Shettima

We owe it a duty to the black race to make Nigeria work, says Shettima

Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, says the onus is on the country's leaders to ensure that it remains an indivisible entity, for the sake of the black race. Imam Imam, spokesman to Sokoto governor Aminu Tambuwal, quoted Shettima as saying this when northern governors paid a visit to south-east states on Monday. Commending the host governors for their firm handling of the [...]

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    We are one, says Ikpeazu as he receives northern colleagues

We are one, says Ikpeazu as he receives northern colleagues

Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of Abia state, received five of his colleagues from the northern part of the country on Monday. While addressing them inside the executive chamber of government house, Umuahia, Ikpeazu said, “we won’t allow an infinitesimal few to separate us”. He said when the crisis started, he asked himself, “in my shoes, what will my brother Tambuwal do?” Ikpeazu expressed gratitude [...]

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