And a horror stricken world became bemused as puzzled Borno state government swiftly dismissed the military's pronouncement. WITH HIM IS THE FOUNDER OF THE FOUNDATION, MRS FUNMI OGBUE FOUNDER, SUPPORT OUR... On the evening of last week Monday, news filtered into town that the well acclaimed film, 'October 1' produced by Kunle Afolayan, had been pirated and the pirated copies were billed to be released into the market.
Punch reports that a military source in Maiduguri confirmed the attack. The source said the civilians had, during the long reign of the insurgents in the Borno town, stayed on the mountain but were evacuated by the military on the liberation of Gwoza.
Two hundred and seventy-six schoolgirls were abducted from their boarding school on 14 April, 2014 in the town of Chibok in north-eastern Borno state in Nigeria. Jonathan said that with the support of troops from Chad, Niger and Cameroon, the Nigerian military had in recent months regained most of the towns and villages seized by the Islamist militants in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
The occasion took place yesterday at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, office in Maiduguri, the state capital. Governor Shettima in his brief response on behalf of the other elected officials called on other opposition parties, particularly those who lost in the exercise to join hands with his administration in order to move the state forward, as the state belongs to all, if success is to be recorded.
President-elect Muhammadu Buhari must thoroughly investigate former Borno State Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff and other security chiefs involved in the 2009 Boko Haram crisis in the state for him to actualize his resolve of tackling the insurgency, former House of Representatives member Dr Haruna Yerima has said.
Activities designed to mark the one year anniversary of the kidnapped 276 girls from Chibok, Borno state continued in Abuja on Tuesday with the march of 219 girls, tagged ambassadors of the #Bringbackourgirls (BBOG) group to the Federal Ministry... The People Democratic Party in Kogi State has accused the Independent Electoral Commission of bias in the just concluded Assembly election saying where the PDP was clearly winning, INEC collaborated with the All Progressive Conclusive to say...
Our reporter learnt that Mr. Adoda passed on yesterday after a brief illness in an undisclosed hospital in Maidugiri, the Borno State capital. The late Adoda was enlisted into the Police Force on January 1, 1984, and was moved to Borno in September 08, 2014.
Usman, who spoke yesterday at INEC headquarters in Maiduguri while responding to issue of non-delivery of ballot papers to 12 Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) voting camps and some registration areas of Shani, Bayo, Kwaya/Kusar, Damboa and Hawul, said: "According to the electoral commission's plan, ballot papers were to be received at Gombe Airport on Friday afternoon, but the aircraft could not land there because of bad weather conditions.
The governor explained that the delay in the arrival of ballot papers which were later ferried into the state on the election day was as a result of the delay caused by bad weather as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had hastily reprinted the ballots to include the logo of the Labour Party (LP) which was initially omitted. shortly after casting his vote at about 4pm in his Lamisula-Jabarmari ward of Maiduguri, said INEC deserved commendation giving the way and manner it was able to conduct the elections in spite the teething challenges "I am willing to accept the outcome of the election. I am a democrat; we are already a traumatised people; what ever the outcome, we should be willing to accept, stoically, the voice of the people. We don't have to plunge our state, which is already down, into a state of anarchy. If any other candidate wins I will be ready to embrace that person and wish him well". have to give INEC some credit because of the bad weather, they are ferrying the items from Yola in Adamwa. they just called a stakeholders meeting to brainstorm on the affected four local government areas, that were not able to get their ballot papers on time.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman in his facebook account on Friday confirmed the liberation of Bita, Izge, Yamteke and Uba towns in Askira Uba and Damboa local government areas of Borno State. In a related development, NAF in its ongoing efforts to provide support to the civil populace, and to stabilize the traumatized persons who were dislodged from the North-east by the Boko Haram insurgents, yesterday offered free medicare to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the three communities of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) where the camps are cited.
Secretary to the State Government, Ambassador Baba Jidda, in a statement on Friday, said the curfew had to be lifted due to reports of traffic congestion in certain parts of the state capital as people rushed to beat the curfew on Friday. Jidda said, "The government reached this decision after reviewing reports about traffic congestion in many parts of Maiduguri and Jere as a result of determined efforts by citizens to finalise routines ahead of Saturday's governorship and state Assembly elections. "Lifting the curfew is aimed at making sure that citizens are not subjected to any form of harassment, which may arise where traffic delays prevent them from returning to destinations on time.
The governor also directed that the scholarship payment should include students schooling in the state owned and federal tertiary institutions within Borno State, which include University of Maiduguri, Ramat Polytechnic, Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, College of Agriculture, Maiduguri, Bama College of Technical Education, Maiduguri College of Legal and Islamic Studies and College of Education, Biu.