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Govs pledge support for states legislature, judiciary autonomy

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Governors, yesterday, gave support to the implementation of financial autonomy of states legislature and judiciary. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State; Governor Yahya Belo of Kogi State; Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State; Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State; Governor Jibrila Bindo of Adamawa State; Governor Simon …

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Nigerian army says it has freed more than 50 women and children from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army says it has rescued 54 women and children held captive by the extremist group Boko Haram. A statement issued Monday by military spokesperson Sagir Musa says troops rescued the captives during a clearance operation over the weekend in Borno State. The military spokesperson said the rescued persons consist of …

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Nigerians celebrate Leah Sharibu’s 16th birthday, demand her release

Samson Folarin and James Abraham Nigerians on Tuesday celebrated the 16th birthday of an abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, as they asked the Federal Government to ensure her safe release from captivity. Sharibu was among the 112 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram members at the Government Girls’ Science and Technical …

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Nigeria’s Top Business Leaders join UN to visit Borno State in Support of Conflict-Affected People in the North-East – Nigeria

Maiduguri, 14 May 2019 – Some of Nigeria’s most influential and powerful business leaders travelled to Maiduguri on Tuesday in a first-ever collective visit to camps for internally displaced people where aid agencies have been responding to the most urgent needs of women, men, and children freshly displaced by the …

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Realistic budget makes Yobe among 8 solvent states – Commissioner

A “realistic budget” and other financial reforms adopted by governor Ibrahim Gaidam’s administration are key in making Yobe among the eight solvent states that can fund their 2019 budgets. The State Commissioner of Finance, Muhammad Ismaila Nguru disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent in Damaturu on Thursday. The …

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Yobe Gov-elect, 50 Reps honour Peller’s annual Ramadan lectures

No fewer than 50 newly elected members of the House of Representatives and Governor-Elect of Yobe state, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni on Thursday attended the Ramadan lecture organised by the member elected for Iseyin/Kajola/Itesiwaju and Iwajowa constituency, Mr. Shina Peller. Peller also used the avenue to commission his multi-million Naira …

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On Leah Sharibu’s continued hostage

Koye-Ladele Mofehintoluwa “We must celebrate the exception who said ‘no!’” Wole Soyinka, Nobel Prize for Literature 1986 winner The refusal of Leah Sharibu to renounce Christianity has been given as the reason for the refusal of the terror group, Boko Haram, to release her after her abduction in her school …

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NGO trains MDAs on effective data management in Yobe

Yobe state governor Gaidam As part of efforts to improve effective budgetary system in ministries, departments and agencies, a Non Governmental Organisation(NGO), Connected Development (CODE) has trained civil servants oneffective data management in Yobe state. The programme which took place at Damaturu was aimed atdeveloping the capacity of workers on …

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70 solar-powered boreholes near completion in Borno, Adamawa,Yobe states- Ministry

By Tosin Kolade Abuja – The Federal Ministry of Water Resources says the ongoing construction of 70 solar-powered boreholes in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to provide water for host and IDP communities are near completion. Mr Ibiyemi Olu-Daniels, the Deputy Director, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Response, with …

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