Monday, February 10, 2020

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    Shettima: Why Buhari polled over 800,000 votes in Borno

Shettima: Why Buhari polled over 800,000 votes in Borno

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says the results of the February 23 presidential election from the state is not surprising. Critics had questioned how President Muhammadu Buhari garnered 836,496 votes in the insurgency-torn state. Atiku Abubakar, Buhari's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, polled only 71,788 votes. But speaking in a broadcast, Shetimma described the north-eastern state as a "Buhari territory". According to him, the state [...]

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    Shettima on Borno insurgency: I haven’t criticised Buhari because he listens to me

Shettima on Borno insurgency: I haven’t criticised Buhari because he listens to me

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, says he is yet to criticise President Muhammadu Buhari over the insecurity challenge in the state because he is convinced that Buhari is devoted to the fight against Boko Haram. Shettima said this when he convened an "extraordinary security meeting" to address the recent series of attacks on the military and deteriorating security in the state. According [...]

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    Our quit notice stands, Arewa youth tell Igbo

Our quit notice stands, Arewa youth tell Igbo

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (ACF) says the quit notice given to Igbo people resident in the northern part of the country is still in force. At a meeting in Kaduna on June 6, ACF gave Igbo in the north up till October 1 to leave the region. But speaking with reporters in Kano on Thursday, Shettima Yarima, chairman of the forum, [...]

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    Borno govt donates N10M to late Col Abu-Ali’s family

Borno govt donates N10M to late Col Abu-Ali’s family

The Borno state government has donated N10 million to the family of the late Mohammed Abu-Ali, a lieutenant colonel, who died on the battle line in the state on November 4. According to statement signed by Isa Gusau, special adviser to Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, the governor gave Samir, Abu-Ali's widow, the money when he visited her in Kaduna. Abu-Ali, [...]

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    Borno to construct schools for children orphaned by Boko Haram

Borno to construct schools for children orphaned by Boko Haram

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, says his administration awarded a N1.6 billion contract for the construction of nine mega primary schools in the state.  Shettima told NAN the gesture was also aimed at providing access to education for over 49,000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram crisis in the state. “We have awarded contracts for the construction of nine mega primary [...]

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    Terrorism: Nigerian Navy to deploy troops to Lake Chad Basin

Terrorism: Nigerian Navy to deploy troops to Lake Chad Basin

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