Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    ‘Frustrated’ soldier guns self down in Yobe

‘Frustrated’ soldier guns self down in Yobe

In what came as a surprise, a soldier identified as Samaila Gabriel, recently shot himself dead in Yobe state.The deceased with service number 09NA/63/2867 was said to have taken his life out of frustration.One of Gabriel's  colleagues told TheCable that he got frustrated as a result of the refusal of the authorities to transfer him out of the north-east [...]

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    Insurgents hit Yobe — second time in one week

Insurgents hit Yobe — second time in one week

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have attacked Goniri village in Yobe state.NAN quoted a villager as saying the insurgents came in from the western flank of the village but were repelled by soldiers.“The soldiers had been on red alert since the attack on Sasawa village last Tuesday, making them battle ready," the source reportedly said.“It did not take [...]

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    Insurgents ‘kill eight soldiers’ in Yobe

Insurgents ‘kill eight soldiers’ in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed eight soldiers in Sassawa village, Damaturu local government area of Yobe state.According to Daily Trust, the insurgents came to the village in five Hilux vans around 6:00pm on Tuesday.They were said to have immediately opened fire on the soldiers, killing eight of them and injuring others.A resident of the village was quoted as [...]

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    Yobe, World Bank empower IDPs to invest in agriculture

Yobe, World Bank empower IDPs to invest in agriculture

Yobe state government in collaboration with the World Bank have supported returnee Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs) and those still in camps with farm inputs.The farm inputs will enable them to engage in agricultural activities toward economic recovery.Musa Jidawa, permanent secretary, Yobe state emergency management agency (SEMA), disclosed this in Damaturu, on Sunday.Jidawa said the state government had provided 300 IDPs [...]

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    Lassa fever spreads to Yobe, LUTH increases surveillance

Lassa fever spreads to Yobe, LUTH increases surveillance

Four persons have been placed under isolation in Yobe state over suspicion of the deadly Lassa feverIn Lagos, where two people died some days ago, the authorities of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have increased surveillance. Over 100 people are in the isolation ward of the hospital, while four are under survellaince in Yobe.Bello Kawuwa, Yobe state commissioner [...]

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    Lawmaker as porn star?

Lawmaker as porn star?

So, a decade after bequeathing Sharia to Yobe and a quarter century political career during which he served thrice as governor, Bukar Abba Ibrahim would end up the new face of pornography in Nigeria.What makes this feat quite extra-ordinary is not just that it was performed by a presumably vigorous sexagenarian in a threesome; more startling, if not ominous, is [...]

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    Soldiers hold Borno dep gov to ransom, threaten to kill him

Soldiers hold Borno dep gov to ransom, threaten to kill him

Some aggrieved soldiers held Usman Durkwa, deputy governor of Borno state, to ransom at a military checkpoint in Yobe state on Sunday.A source who witnessed the incident which occurred in Buni Gari town in Gujiba local government area of Yobe, told TheCable that the security personnel threatened to kill Durkwa.Durkwa was returning from Adamawa state, where he had attended the [...]

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    Investigation launched into police, army clash in Damaturu

Investigation launched into police, army clash in Damaturu

The Nigeria police force say normalcy has been restored in Damaturu, Yobe after the clash between some personnel of the police and the Nigerian army.NAN recalls that the clash occurred in the early hours of Wednesday in Damaturu.A statement issued by the force spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said that a joint investigation team had been constituted by the chief of defence staff.“This [...]

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    The food is good… we are not in haste to return home, say IDPs

The food is good… we are not in haste to return home, say IDPs

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) at Pompomari camp in Damaturu, Yobe state, say they are not in a haste to return to their communities liberated from Boko Haram insurgents.Some of them who spoke to NAN on Monday said life in the camp was far better than what obtained in their villages.“We have been enjoying three-square meal in the camp provided by [...]

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    Yobe govt suspends 2016 hajj team

Yobe govt suspends 2016 hajj team

Ibrahim Al-Arab, chairman, Yobe Muslim Pilgrims Commission, says the state government has suspended the traditional "Amirul Hajj" team for this year's pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.He disclosed on Friday while answering questions from journalists in Damaturu, the state capital.According to him, the development is due to paucity of funds and the need to save costs.Al-Arab said that 1,800 intending pilgrims had [...]

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    Buratai to troops: We are at a critical stage but there is no going back

Buratai to troops: We are at a critical stage but there is no going back

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has urged his men to devote their best to the ongoing fight against insurgency, saying the fight has reached a critical stage and there is no going back.Addressing troops who are undergoing training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School at Buni Yadi, Yobe state, Buratai said it is the desire of President [...]

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    PDP conducts ‘peaceful’ LG congress in Yobe

PDP conducts ‘peaceful’ LG congress in Yobe

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe says it has conducted peaceful local government congress election in line with the party’s guideline.Bello Mahmud, secretary, state caretaker committee, disclosed this to reporters in Damaturu, the state capital on Saturday.He said elections were conducted for the local government councils with more than one candidate contesting.Mahmud said consensus was adopted in areas that [...]

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    After 8 months, army recovers its armoured tank from B’Haram

After 8 months, army recovers its armoured tank from B’Haram

‎The Nigeria army says it has recovered its Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), which Boko Haram insurgents seized at Buni Yadi, a town in Yobe state, on July 9, 2015.‎Sani Usman, army spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.‎"In continuation of the clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists’ reported locations and hideouts by the military, troops of of 120 task [...]

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    Yobe APC suspends 20 members for ‘disloyalty’

Yobe APC suspends 20 members for ‘disloyalty’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Yobe has suspended 20 of its members for “insubordination and disloyalty”.Abubakar Bakabe, secretary of the APC in the state, confirmed the development, saying the action was taken in order to instill discipline in the party.Bakabe dismissed the claim of the affected officials that the national secretariat of APC had reversed the decision.“We wish to [...]

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    No part of Yobe is under Boko Haram, says Gov. Gaidam

No part of Yobe is under Boko Haram, says Gov. Gaidam

Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe state, says there is no part of the state currently under the occupation of Boko Haram insurgents.Gaidam saId this in Damaturu, capital of the state, while receiving a delegation from Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) who delivered relief materials to the state.Gaidam, who was represented by Baba Malam-Wali, secretary to the state government, said the areas [...]

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    We are not in haste to return home, say Yobe IDPs

We are not in haste to return home, say Yobe IDPs

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Pompomari, Kukareta and Muhammadu Gombe IDP camps in Damaturu, Yobe, on Saturday said they were not in a haste to return home.Ali Bukar, a displaced person and community leader from Shettiram village, told NAN that his people were "comfortable at the camps and, therefore, in no hurry to return home”."We will remain here in the [...]

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